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Adobe announces Project Mighty stylus and Napoleon ruler

Adobe isn’t really known for making hardware, but that might be about to change with the announcement of the company’s new digital stylus called Project Mighty, and a companion ruler called Napoleon. Together… Go to Source

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Bring your social network home with Nextdoor

A social network focused on your unique neighborhood fosters greater community involvement, both online and offline.

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Disruptor | Lyndon Rive, SolarCity

The South African native is challenging the legacy rules of U.S. power generation and financing, seeking to make clean energy as cost-effective as electricity generated by fossil fuels.

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NYC streets, subways to become urban airflow experiment

This July, the NYPD will be releasing invisible, odorless, nontoxic gases to better understand how contaminants will disperse in accidents and attacks.

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Mere threat of electronic interruptions may actually sharpen brainpower, study says

Yes, electronic devices distract and dull our minds, but awareness of this may also help focus us as well.

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Muggers starting to prefer Samsung over Apple as their stolen brand of choice

If the mobile fanboy war didn’t already have enough fuel keeping the fires going, a new report from an unlikely source is about to fan the flames. Whereas once Apple devices were the… Go to Source

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Will.i.am’s song about geeks is bad and Intel should feel bad

If you’re looking for a theme song to show off your geek cred, you may want to avoid “Geekin’” from Intel’s Director of Creative Innovation and world renowned musician Will.i.am. Geek culture has… Go to Source

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Smart thermometer helps diagnose your illness

A start-up’s smart thermometer works with an accompanying smartphone app to match symptoms with illnesses that are in the community.

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Visualizing the insane complexity of a half second of stock trading

Johnson & Johnson is a longstanding company that has a blue chip stock traded on the NY Stock Exchange. The firm has a market capitalization of $239.70 billion, which means it’s a rather… Go to Source

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In China, contests and karaoke debut in factories

Would a karaoke room at work keep you from leaving your employer? Some factory owners in China, pinched by a workforce shortage, are betting on perks like this to keep their employees happy.

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Staples is now selling 3D printers

Staples is making is more conceivable that one day more people will have 3D printers in their homes.

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Iron Man 3 live wallpaper would make Stark Industries proud

Are you ready to line up for the premiere of Iron Man 3 in your custom outfit with the arc reactor shirt and homemade arm repulsors? Even if that’s not at all the… Go to Source

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Farewell, Herschel space observatory

The helium is gone! And now the world’s largest, most powerful infrared telescope ever flown will be propelled to an orbit around the sun, where it will remain indefinitely.

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The problem with Africa’s new tech cities

Billions of dollars are being invested in brand new African cities. Here’s why that might not be such a good thing.

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Shirt stays free of odor and wrinkles for 100 days, is laundromats’ worst nightmare

Every now and then — as one of us may have experienced this past weekend — your washing machine or dryer breaks at an extremely inconvenient time during the night, and you happen… Go to Source

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IBM uses cell phone data to redraw African bus routes

With data from thousands of cell phones, IBM is creating a better commute.

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The cookie monster: Stores will soon stalk you in the physical world

Cameras will watch what you’re watching and shopping malls will flash related advertisements at you. The eyes are the window to the wallet. Very Minority Report.

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AT&T will sell the Galaxy S4 with a locked bootloader

One of the great things about the Samsung Galaxy S4 is that it will be available pretty much everywhere. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean you’ll get the same experience on every carrier, as AT&T… Go to Source

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qrSend Lets You Scan QR Codes To Transfer Files From Windows, Mac & Linux To Android

Do you transfer a lot of files from PC to your Android device? What sort of connection you mostly prefer for the purpose? If it’s, Wi-Fi then today we have an impressive app for you that will make file transfers

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Male circumcision devices stir controversy in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — A three-year-old push by to circumcise men throughout South Africa has given rise to a slew of new circumcision devices that some argue cause more problems than they solve.

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