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Thursday, October 11, 2012
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This App Identifies Dollar Bills for the Blind
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:57 PMKate Freeman
A new mobile app helps the visually impaired count dollar bills with the help of a smartphone camera. IDEAL Currency Identifier can ID three generations of U.S. bills starting in 1993. Just hold the camera in front of the dollar bill and the...

NoHomophobes Site Exposes Homophobic Tweets in Real-Time
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 12:20 PMBrian Anthony Hernandez
NoHomophobes, a website aimed at exposing the use of "casual" homophobic language, tracks the number of times Twitter users type theses words and phrases in their tweets: faggot, so gay, no homo and dyke. "Faggot" has appeared 2.9 million times,...

Former Ad Exec Takes Shot at Coca-Cola in 'Real Bears' Music Video
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 9:06 AMTodd Wasserman
Alex Bogusky -- partner at Crispin Porter + Bogusky -- famously left the industry two years ago to find a "more genuine version" of himself. Apparently he has fulfilled that mission. The iconic exec has surfaced again with a video that takes a...

Crowdfunding Startups Let You Be Your City's Urban Planner
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:45 AMLauren Drell
There's a reason the crowds are said to have wisdom, and why two heads are better than one. Working together, individuals and groups can have a positive synergy that gets things done, so it's no wonder that cities are benefitting for...

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