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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Solar Power Station Claims to Charge Your Phone at Outlet Speeds
6:07:42 AM
A new tool uses the power of the sun to charge up your electronic devices. The SunVolt Solar Power Station is a portable charging platform that will convert the sun's rays into an outlet-free charger for your phone, tablet or digital camera. On a...

Samsung: Minuscule Galaxy Nexus Sales Didn't Hurt Apple
5:31:12 AM
The patent war between Apple and Samsung continues, with both sides explaining their position before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington on Monday. Apple claims Samsung's Galaxy Nexus is a copy of the iPhone. "This was...

Retirement Planning, Explained With Beer [INFOGRAPHIC]
4:47:18 AM
Yes, sometimes the topic of personal finance is a bit dry. But personal finance explained in beer? Now we're talking. If you were to put a buck a day away into a Roth IRA, for example, you'd have enough to buy 2 million ounces of beer by the time...

Football v. Football: Which Sport Wins Social? [INFOGRAPHIC]
3:55:20 AM
Americans love their football. Brits love their football, too. Thing is, they love different footballs. Americans love the football that involves a pigskin, gridiron and crushing body blows between 300-pound behemoths. Brits, and pretty much the...

The Avengers Gag Reel Surfaces on YouTube
2:59:49 AM
A gag reel for blockbuster film The Avengers surfaced online Monday. Based on a comic book, the movie follows a motley crew of superheroes that fights to defend the world from evil forces. While YouTube has disabled embedding for the video, you...

Job Market Toughest on Married Moms
2:15:28 AM
The recent economic situation has hit many workers hard, but none may be more affected than married moms. New research has found that married moms were both less likely to find a job after being laid off and more likely to earn less once they...

'The Startup' Movie Looks For Funding on Kickstarter
1:29:08 AM
In the lonely category of startup films, The Social Network has got new company. Produced as an independent film by Traplight Media, the startup gives a fictional look inside the world of early-stage businesses. The dramedy, written by David...

The Most Popular Freelancer Apps for Work-Life Balance [INFOGRAPHIC]
12:45:33 AM
There are 42 million freelancers in the U.S. alone. Although the beauty of being a part of this large group is that you can call your own shots -- from having a flexible schedule to picking the best workspace for your style -- juggling multiple...

Why Startups Choose New York City Over Silicon Valley
Monday, August 20, 2012 11:58 PM
When Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai started building their location-sharing startup, Foursquare in 2008, they chose New York City for their headquarters. Crowley's kitchen table in the East Village served as their first workspace. "We never...

Spot Mars in the Night Sky Before It Disappears
Monday, August 20, 2012 11:29 PM
NASA's Curiosity rover is set to take its first drive on Mars this week, but you don't have to travel millions of miles to see the Red Planet. Earthbound observers can spot Mars in the night sky, too. You just have to know where to look....

This Online Group Collaboration Hub Replaces Insecure Listservs
Monday, August 20, 2012 11:06 PM
Name: Groopt Quick Pitch: Groopt is an ad-free, group-collaboration platform that's big on boosting privacy and productivity. Genius Idea: Notify sub-groups and individuals in your organization without spamming an entire listserv. Rarely does an...

You Can Control This Multicolored Light Bulb From Your Smartphone [VIDEO]
Monday, August 20, 2012 10:41 PM
A new gadget will let you see your favorite room in a whole new light, literally. Called Bluetooth Bulb, the RGB bulb can replace any traditional light bulb, and can be controlled over Bluetooth via your smartphone. Giving you more than just the...

Pro-Anorexia Blogs May Lead to Recovery
Monday, August 20, 2012 10:11 PM
While anorexics hop from one site to another and use everchanging hashtags to avoid bans on their pro-ana content, a new study shows that so-called thinspiration blogs could actually be a prelude to recovery. Researchers at Indiana University...

Dog Shaming Tumblr Hilariously Embarrasses Fido for Bad Behavior
Monday, August 20, 2012 9:39 PM
The next time Fido poops in your shoe, teach him a lesson by blasting out his defiant deeds across the Internet. A Tumblr called Dogshaming asks dog owners to submit photographs of their pooches with signs explaining what they did to deserve a...

Rosie O'Donnell Divulges Heart Attack on Facebook, Twitter
Monday, August 20, 2012 9:19 PM
Comedic entertainer Rosie O'Donnell published a poem on her blog Monday, detailing her scare with a heart attack last Tuesday morning. She shared the poem to Facebook and Twitter with a simple yet revealing three-word prompt: "my heart attack."...

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