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From the Eye of a Fish

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 | 0 comments

From the Eye of a Fish

After shooting with toy cameras, researcher Greg Dash became hooked on the random results and reveal that came with developing film. However, he couldn’t share all his film photos digitally and on top of that, was unable to find a decent-priced fisheye lens for his SLR. He decided to make his own. Dash’s camera body is about as thick as an iPhone 5, takes HD video and has a 170...

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Paranoid?

Posted by on Mar 17, 2013 | 0 comments

Paranoid?

The opposition will congregate in dark corners. They will whisper with their mouths, while their eyes will scan the room for spies wearing strange spectacles. The spies will likely be men. How many women would really like to waft down the street wearing Google Glass? It won’t be easy. Once you’ve been cybernated, there’s no turning back. Which is why the refuseniks are already...

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It’ll Be Like She NEVER Existed

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 | 0 comments

It’ll Be Like She NEVER Existed

There are so many ways to burn bridges. And Valentine’s Day could be the PERFECT time for you to dump that annoying soon-to-be ex from your life. Your Facebook life, that is. New mobile app KillSwitch makes it easy to eliminate your ex’s entire presence on your Facebook timeline — in one fell swoop. The app is set to launch Thursday, February 14, you know, the Hallmark holiday of...

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I’m A Google Maps Editor

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 | 0 comments

I’m A Google Maps Editor

When users report a problem with Google Maps — a missing roundabout, a road closure, a one-way street that’s marked incorrectly — it’s Nick Volmar who hears them. Volmar is a program director on Google’s Ground Truth team, which has been an essential part of Google’s efforts to create a comprehensive, detailed and accurate map of the world. To build Google...

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Did They Say Eight Inches?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 | 0 comments

Did They Say Eight Inches?

Samsung is expected to unveil a smaller, 8-inch-screen tablet next month at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress, according to a report. The rumored tablet is expected to be called the Galaxy Note 8.0 and rival the iPad mini, Nexus 7 and the 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD. Because the tablet will be a part of the Galaxy Note line, it’ll feature Samsung’s S-Pen stylus. The SamMobile...

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Enter Larry, the Puking Robot

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Enter Larry, the Puking Robot

Sometimes inventions, even the important ones, aren’t pretty. Case in point: this vomiting robot. It could help us understand, and then battle, an illness that no one’s found a cure for in 40 years. Even if it’s not the cutest ‘bot out there. The unfortunately but appropriately named Vomiting Larry is an anatomically correct model of a freshman at a frat party and, more...

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