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Kickstarting: A Watch That Lets You Tell Time By Feel
2013-07-22

For the sighted and the blind--and inspired by a Paralympic medalist--an inventor creates a watch no one ever has to look to. (...)

What Facebook Learned From Building 3,000 Apps For “Dumb” Phones
2013-07-22

Facebook isn’t taking recent news that it’s losing subscribers sitting down. On the contrary, the social giant is trying (...)

Guardian’s “Non-Royalist” Mode Lets You Opt Out of Baby News
2013-07-22

While a large swath of the world’s population feverishly awaits the birth of Kate Middleton’s royal baby, The Guardian (...)

Google launches Cloud Printer driver and service for Windows, lets you print documents outside of Chrome
2013-07-22

Google today announced it is bringing its Cloud Print project to Windows. The company has launched both a driver and a service, both (...)

Maps Show How Poverty Has Moved To The Suburbs, Become More Racially Diverse
2013-07-22

No more inner cities: Poverty is spreading out as cities gentrify. It’s not your imagination: cities are getting richer, (...)

Why New York Startups Should Be Media Masters
2013-07-22

Jason Calacanis has been a perennial voice in the technology community for over a decade, to the ire of some and the entertainment (...)

Sprouting From Appalachia’s Coal Country, A Mini-Sustainable Revolution
2013-07-22

In an area where "green" is a dirty word, Sustainable Williamson is trying to create a new clean economy not by supplanting fossil (...)

No Animals Were Harmed In The Making Of These Majestic Taxidermy Heads
2013-07-22

Artist Courtney Timmermans taxidermies the heads of wild animals with an unlikely form of artillery: BB gun pellets. Ralphie, (...)

How To Make Room For Experts In Your App
2013-07-22

Two hundred years ago the French mathematician Pierre-Simon Laplace, a man famous for his pioneering work in the field of statistics, (...)

Massive Sand Dune Threatens To Destroy Tatooine
2013-07-22

A team of scientists says a storm is on course to sweep through Tunisia’s Mos Espa film set. The force is strong with (...)

The Best Of The Wurst: Famous Artworks As Sausages
2013-07-22

Imagine if Warhol’s place was The Sausage Factory. A Berlin photographer links tubes of meat with iconic artworks. “Everything (...)

Forget Food Trucks: Here’s A Mobile Butcher Shop
2013-07-22

It’s way more artisanal than that ice cream you’re buying: Brandon Sheard’s Meatsmithing truck is designed to (...)

A Tarp That Makes It Simple To Become A Gardener
2013-07-22

The Nourishmat is a simple device that could make it incredibly easy for anyone to garden. And it’s cheap enough that school (...)

eBay Launches eBay Now For Desktop, Expands New York & Bay Area Deliveries
2013-07-22

The e-commerce heavyweight is continuing its hyper-local push by expanding same-day delivery into Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bay (...)

A New Wayfinding System Brings Maps To New York’s Pedestrians
2013-07-22

WalkNYC’s maps show you where you are and how long it will take to get where you’re going on foot--a boon to the city’s (...)

Google updates Cloud Storage with auto-deletion policies, regional buckets, and faster uploads
2013-07-22

Google today announced three new features for Google Cloud Storage that it believes will make it easier for developers to manage objects, (...)

To Avoid Obsolescence, GM Keeps an Eye on Tesla
2013-07-20

103-year-old General Motors is preparing for the future. General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has his eye on Tesla, and has assigned (...)

How To Stay Awesomely Creative Well Into Your 80s
2013-07-22

Author, neurologist, and generally excellent dude Oliver Sacks shows how advanced age can bring advanced creativity. Time tends (...)

9 Ways 3-D Printing Makes The World Better
2013-07-22

At last, the oh-cool at-home manufacturing toy turns into an important tool--offering people (and animals) aid on-demand. You’ve (...)

Why Social Sustainability Should Be Part Of Every Business
2013-07-22

Being a good business is easier than ever, makes your products sell more, and makes life a lot less risky for you--and the people (...)

7 Ways To Boost Your Creativity
2013-07-22

Legendary ad creative John Hegarty is known for saying "do interesting things and interesting things will happen to you" and he (...)

Take A Look At Idris Elba As Nelson Mandela In The Trailer For “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.”
2013-07-22

With Idris Elba in the title role, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom offers a more revolutionary look at the former South African President (...)

Meet The Account Director of Team Pilot: Steve White
2013-07-22

The Co.Labs and Target Retail Accelerator challenged entrants to design and build an app that would extend the Target customer experience (...)

Envisioning Urban Futures Through An Old-Fashioned Viewfinder
2013-07-22

In San Francisco, new versions of classic devices will help residents see planned changes for their city. This is how Tristan (...)

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