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Robot block heads that jump like magic (VIDEO)

Oct 7, 2013
Researchers at MIT have made cube-shaped robots that self assemble by flipping and flopping with the help of magnets.
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The USB Condom: unfortunate name, important innovation

With all the recent talk about surveillance and online security...this is an interesting idea: A USB Condom. It's a piece of tech that makes sure you are protected from viruses when you have to plug your smartphone USB cord into an unfamiliar computer or charging station for a little juice after your battery has died. The problem being solved even has its own term: juice jacking. This issue is that USB cables connect for both power and data. The USB Condom puts up a wall so the data bits from the phone and its partner never touch. 


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Sep 16, 2013
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A Lego smartphone?

Sep 11, 2013
A customizable smartphone made of Legos
Posted In: smartphone, Tech, lego
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The Chicago Tribune's kitty exclusive

Jul 31, 2013
Don't worry guys, the Internet has no memory, unless there's a kitten involved or something.
Posted In: newspaper, media, news
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The best backyard slam dunk you’ve ever seen

Jul 18, 2013
A six second Vine video will renew your belief that we are at our best when we work together.
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Sizing up Batman's 2013 expenses

Jul 17, 2013
Mashable has an infographic tallying up the likely costs of utility belts, Batmobiles and tasteful cave furniture for Batman through the years -- adjusted for inflation of course.
Posted In: Batman, New York City, real estate
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Tell us: What’s a piece of old technology you refuse to give up?

Jul 9, 2013
Maybe it’s a record player, slide projector, or a toaster oven you bought in 1992. Does your old gadget outperform new technologies? Why are you still holding on to it?
Posted In: electronics, history
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How a Tweet could cost you $2,000

Jul 3, 2013
Some people's Twitter musings are worth more than the Tweets of the rest of us according to the SEC.
Posted In: Twitter, Securities and Exchange Commission
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Groupon founder tries hand at motivational music

Jul 2, 2013
Groupon’s ousted founder Andrew Mason thinks he has some business wisdom to impart. So, he’s cut an inspiration album.
Posted In: Music, groupon
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It's like a d-d-default

Jun 27, 2013
A music video to remind you of the importance of default settings.
Posted In: mozilla, Music

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