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Saturday, September 29, 2012

These Are the Tech Job Hot Spots [INFOGRAPHIC]
Friday, September 28, 2012 11:39 PM
Silicon Valley is still the biggest hot spot for tech jobs in the U.S., but a few other areas have almost caught up. There were 9,874 tech jobs posted online for Silicon Valley between January to August of this year, according to a new report...

Startup Marketplace Connects Fashion Brands With Boutiques
Friday, September 28, 2012 11:00 PM
  Name: Joor Quick Pitch: An online marketplace that connects fashion buyers with brands. Genius Idea: Joor makes wholesale buying more like shopping at your favorite online store. As a senior buyer for Ann Taylor, Mona Bijoor's job involved many...

Many Windows 8 Tablets Will Sport a Keyboard
Friday, September 28, 2012 9:59 PM
The meteoric rise of Apple's iPad has caused many people to neglect their laptops, or put off buying a new one. But many tablets released for Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system next month will attempt to make peace between the two formats...

China's Internet Is Getting Faster [INFOGRAPHIC]
Friday, September 28, 2012 9:22 PM
There are half a billion people on the Internet in China, meaning the country has a significantly larger online population than the general population in the U.S. In China, broadband speed -- the rate at which devices can access data from the...

Cute Images Make Us 44% Sharper [STUDY]
Friday, September 28, 2012 8:49 PM
In the best news yet for viral cat videos and pictures of babies hugging puppies, researchers at Japan's Hiroshima University found that people actually focus better shortly after they've been shown "cute" images. Researchers performed three...

Take 100 NASA Photos, Stir, Make Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'
Friday, September 28, 2012 8:05 PM
We've seen Van Gogh's iconic "Starry Night" painting as both an iPad app and a domino run, but now an astronomy major has recreated it in perhaps the most apt way: with NASA photos of the cosmos. Alex Parker, a post-doctoral fellow at the...

Think Apple Maps Is Bad? Remember the Tale of MobileMe
Friday, September 28, 2012 7:28 PM
As Apple deals with the backlash and criticism from the bumpy launch of Apple Maps, it's easy to forget that this isn't the first time Apple has stumbled with a new product. While Apple Maps is far from the company's finest hour, it pales in...

Metal 'Sunflower' Lets You Capture Sunlight and Power
Friday, September 28, 2012 6:57 PM
Looking to save money on monthly electricity bills? The Wikoda Sunflower might be just the ticket you need. Essentially, the device is a take-home heliostat -- a mirror that redirects sunlight to generate power. It's shaped like a sunflower, with...

Obama Has '99 Problems' but a Mitt Ain't One [VIDEO]
Friday, September 28, 2012 6:27 PM
Sometimes it's better just to let a video do the talking -- or, in this case, the rapping. So, because nothing we write could ever compare to this bit of Internet epic-ness, please just click play above. The mashup of Jay-Z's hit song "99...

FCC OKs Television-to-Wireless Data Spectrum Auctions
Friday, September 28, 2012 6:02 PM
The Federal Communications Commission on Friday gave the first go-ahead to television broadcasters who want to voluntarily release wireless spectrum to be auctioned off to cellphone companies and used for expanding wireless data and Internet...

Planes May Get Laser-Wielding Robot Snakes
Friday, September 28, 2012 5:34 PM
A jet-plane engine has around 100 sensors that track things like air pressure, temperature and vibration as it propels its cargo over the Earth. Machines on the ground, via diagnostic algorithms, are constantly monitoring the data delivered by...

Kodak Exiting the Consumer Printer Business
Friday, September 28, 2012 5:08 PM
The long, sad decline of Eastman Kodak continued on Friday as the company announced it was exiting the consumer printer business. The company, which is in the process of submitting a restructuring plan to Bankruptcy Court, will "wind down sales...

Iranian News Agency Cites Fake 'Onion' Article
Friday, September 28, 2012 4:48 PM
America's Finest News Source strikes again. An Iranian media outlet, the Fars News Agency, published an article Friday morning that claimed the majority of white Americans prefer Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Barack Obama. The only...

'Gangnam Style' Sung in Klingon Is Out of This World
Friday, September 28, 2012 4:26 PM
It's the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and this video is the perfect way for your inner Trekkie to celebrate. "Klingon Style" parodies the viral hit "Gangnam Style" by singing almost the entire tune in Klingon. They even...

You Can Now Make Restaurant Reservations via Foursquare
Friday, September 28, 2012 4:26 PM
See a restaurant you like on Foursquare? Instead of adding it to your to-do list, you can now make a reservation directly through Foursquare's mobile apps. Foursquare has partnered with OpenTable to provide the service. It won't work with every...

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