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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Google Fiber Gives High-Speed Boost to Midwest Startups [VIDEO]
12:05:46 AM
One year ago, Google ventured to the midwest with plans to put small startups and businesses on the map. Google enabled Kansas City, Mo. with their fiber-optic network and then waited -- and it seems Google's concept has paid off. Midwest...

PandaBot Wants to Bring 3D Printing to the Masses [VIDEO]
Friday, October 05, 2012 11:35 PM
Did you ever think you could own a 3D printer? The team behind the Kickstarter project PandaBot wants to make that a reality. Two days in to its campaign PandaBot has raised more than $18,000 of its $50,000 fundraising goal. This isn't, however,...

StubHub Twitter Account Posts Vulgar Tweet, Then Deletes It
Friday, October 05, 2012 10:25 PM
StubHub's Twitter account posted a vulgar tweet late Friday, then quickly deleted it and apologized. The tweet, shown below, appears to have been posted by a StubHub employee. It refers to the company as a "stubsucking hell hole" after expressing...

Your Smartphone Is More Energy Efficient Than You Think
Friday, October 05, 2012 9:05 PM
You may not have to feel so guilty about juicing up your smartphone every few hours, according to a new study conducted by OPower. The study found that the electricity used to charge an iPhone 5 from 0% to full is almost inconsequential at .41...

World's First Firefighting Robot Costs Less Than a Fire Truck
Friday, October 05, 2012 8:25 PM
The Thermite, built by Howe & Howe Technologies, is the first firefighting robot that any ladder company can buy. It travels on treads, fits through most doors and can douse fires with 600 gallons of water per minute. But all this automated...

The 10 Coolest Gadgets in 50 Years of James Bond
Friday, October 05, 2012 7:05 PM
James Bond is the greatest action hero of the 20th century. Whether you're a classic Connery fan, a child of the 90s and Brosnan devotee or a recent convert to the grim and gritty Craig, the character has defined cool for half a century. But the...

iPod Classic Running in a Browser Is a Tribute to Steve Jobs
Friday, October 05, 2012 6:45 PM
Here's a fitting tribute to Steve Jobs on the one-year anniversary of his death: a working iPod Classic that runs in your browser. It's a work in progress by Inventika Solutions developer Pritesh Desai, who lovingly crafted this superb browser...

Jay-Z Concert Will Stream Live on New YouTube Channel
Friday, October 05, 2012 6:15 PM
Jay-Z may have 99 problems, but streaming his concerts through YouTube sure ain't one. The rapper will live-stream the finale of his eight-performance concert series at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. ET, from his...

Apple Maps Fixes the Statue of Liberty
Friday, October 05, 2012 5:45 PM
Apple's promised updates to Maps in iOS 6 are starting to roll out, starting with the Statue of Liberty. Until Friday afternoon, the Lady Liberty was a pixelated mess in Apple's new homegrown mapping app. Thanks to a server update, the statue --...

'Angry Birds' Teases 'Star Wars' Mash-Up on Tumblr
Friday, October 05, 2012 5:35 PM
The Angry Birds are headed to a galaxy far, far away, according to a teasing Tumblr posted on Friday. The Angry Birds Tumblr posted an image above, of a hooded, round figure holding a lightsaber. It was confirmed later Friday by Fast Company that...

Expedia Supports Same-Sex Marriage With Poignant Ad
Friday, October 05, 2012 4:15 PM
Joining other brands this year that have made public their support of gay rights, Expedia this week released a poignant video depicting a father's journey his daughter's wedding to another woman. The video, titled "Find Your Understanding,"...

Steve Jobs Tribute MacBook to be Auctioned for Charity
Friday, October 05, 2012 3:55 PM
A special edition of the MacBook Pro with Retina display is up for auction. If you look closely at the Apple logo on the back of the Steve Jobs Tribute MacBook, you'll notice the regulation backlit logo has been artfully altered into the...

The Insanely Great Chart of Apple's History
Friday, October 05, 2012 2:35 PM
Apple has come a long way since Steve Jobs introduced the first Mac nearly thirty years ago. The company's products have evolved by inventing new devices and reinventing its old ones. This comprehensive chart, created by Pop Chart Labs shows...

90 Things I Learned From Founding 4 Tech Companies
Friday, October 05, 2012 1:55 PM
On October 27, 2010 I wrote a blog post about the "57 Things I Learned Founding Three Tech Companies." This past week while in Tokyo for meetings, I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on startups. The discussion quickly turned to...

No Shell Bra for Faux Romney as 'Little Mermaid' [VIDEO]
Friday, October 05, 2012 1:05 PM
What do Mitt Romney and the Little Mermaid have in common? More than you'd think, at least according to a new YouTube video in which a Romney look-alike sings a parody version of "Part of Your World." Just like Ariel, Romney complains that even...

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