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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Gucci Unveils 'Pinnable' Banner Ad
6:05:53 AM
First there were "save-able" banner ads -- now there are pinnable ones. Gucci unveiled this week a banner ad with a small "Pin it" button on the bottom left-hand corner. The ad is part of Gucci's Fall/Winter 2012 digital campaign, and will run on...

7 Funky but Chic Cases for Your iPhone 4
5:05:52 AM
Want to add some pizzazz to your iPhone 4/4S? There are plenty of options from popular case makers such as Griffin, Cellairis and the ever the ever-popular Otterbox. But if you want to truly stand out when you go for your phone, we've rounded up...

Worldcam Helps You Find Instagram Photos in Specific Locations
4:36:23 AM
Ever want to find Instagram photos taken in a certain location? Worldcam lets you do just that. The service, built on Foursquare, Instagram, Geonames and Geoplugin's APIs, lets you search for Instagram photos of a specific location in any city in...

Presidential Debate Most-Tweeted Event in U.S. Political History
4:05:43 AM
Wednesday night's U.S. presidential debate in Denver, Co. was the most-tweeted-about event in American political history, dwarfing records set by this year's Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention. Tonight's debate was...

Virtual Grocery Shopping Eases Daily Commute
3:05:44 AM
There it is again, that nagging feeling as you park your car at the train station. You're on your way to work and remember that you forgot to plan anything for dinner. You won't have time to stop at the grocery store before getting home and your...

Mitt Romney: Tesla Motors is a 'Loser'
1:55:59 AM
Mitt Romney labelled electric carmaker Tesla Motors a "loser" during Wednesday night's U.S. presidential debate. The Republican candidate took a jab at Tesla while discussing tax breaks to energy companies. He criticized U.S. President Barack...

5 Inspiring Ways Developers Are Building With Google Maps
1:05:42 AM
Google launched a new project Wednesday, More Than Maps, highlighting the work of developers around the globe, using Google Maps. One Googler, Carlos Cuesta, spent a whirlwind eight days travelling to five different continents, to document the...

Broadcom Teaches Kids to Program in an Hour Using Raspberry Pi
12:05:56 AM
Raspberry Pi, the $25 computer that can fit in your pocket, has gotten a lot of press for its low cost and small size. What you may not know, however, is that the pint-sized PC is also great for learning how to program. This week, Broadcom put...

You Didn't GIF That: A Presidential Debate Recap
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 11:55 PM
In case you missed the first round of presidential debates Wednesday night, here is a basic recap of what happened in GIF form -- minus the audio, of course. Some of this narrative was actually exaggerated, but since you'll need to check out the...

Is Microsoft's Windows App Store Secure Enough?
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 11:35 PM
Heading into the Oct. 26 launch of its new Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft has opened Windows Store, the company's Windows 8 and Windows RT app store, to developers in 120 countries worldwide. Microsoft's model is Apple's very secure App...

Talking Guinea Pig Sounds a lot Like Ricky Gervais
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 11:25 PM
Ricky Gervais has a new endorser for his voice on social media app Just Sayin'. It's not a Hollywood celebrity or a sports star. It's a talking guinea pig named Rory. In a hilarious ad posted to YouTube, Rory complains about how nobody takes him...

The Swizzle Cleans Your Inbox By Combining Promo E-mails Into a Daily Digest
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 11:15 PM
Name: The Swizzle Quick Pitch: Save your inbox from e-mail overload and engage with your favorite brands. Genius Idea: The Swizzle cleans up commercial e-mails from your mailbox and combines the e-mails that you want to keep into a daily e-mail...

British Film Institute Plans to Digitize 10,000 Films by 2017
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 11:05 PM
The British Film Institute, as part of its five-year "Film Forever" blitz to revitalize the UK movie industry, will digitize 10,000 titles from its massive vault of 450,000 film cans by 2017. The goal? To offer them on-demand. BFI says it will...

Kitchen Aid Tweets Joke About Obama's Dead Grandma
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 10:35 PM
An insensitive tweet poking fun at President Obama's late grandmother -- posted on Kitchen Aid's official U.S. account -- caught the eye of many Twitter users Wednesday night during the presidential debate. "Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b...

Romney vs. Big Bird: Internet Defends Scorned Muppet
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 10:25 PM
Don't mess with Big Bird, Mitt Romney. That's the message the Internet sent Wednesday night when the GOP presidential candidate confirmed that he "likes Big Bird," but would cut subsidies for PBS. The zing had amateur Photoshoppers working in...

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