All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Cool’

Here’s Your Guide To Getting More Out Of LinkedIn Ads

Here’s Your Guide To Getting More Out Of LinkedIn Ads

LinkedIn’s Sponsored Updates have been available to all advertisers for two years now. As more and more online marketers look to the professional social network to expand their reach, these are likely to become a bigger part of the marketing mix. LinkedIn now has an ebook out looking at “10 Ways to Drive Killer Results with Sponsored Update,” which you …

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Netflix ‘God Mode’ Solves a Truly Frustrating First World Problem

Netflix is a great thing, I think we all can agree on that. But browsing Netflix’s vast channels of movies and TV shows is a giant timesuck. Thus, anything (anything) that makes the process easier and more enjoyable should be lauded. Do you check out what’s on Netflix on your computer? Of course you do, sometimes. You know how the …

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The First Successful Penis Transplant Has Occurred

It took nine hours, but a team of surgeons from Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital in South Africa have completed the world’s first successful penile transplant. Well, the team pulled it off in December of 2014. But it’s now being deemed “successful” because a “long-term result was achieved.” The first attempt at a penile transplant happened back in 2006 in …

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Hubble Finds Smiley Face Comprising Two Far Away Galaxies

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has been providing humanity incredible images from space for a quarter of a century, and it might’ve just given us the happiest picture its ever captured. Thanks to two far away galaxies and something called “strong gravitational lensing”, the Hubble has captured something smiling at us out in space. What you’re looking at above is a …

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Yeah, Dad, Google Translate Knows Your Dutch Vulgarity

Google Translate is a pretty magical app. I think we can say that without equivocation. Google recently added the ability to point and shoot words and have them instantly translated – and the darndest thing is that it actually works. Google Translate also improved its real-time conversation feature and added support for more languages. Basically, the Google Translate app is …

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This Site Will Ship Glitter Bombs to Your Enemies, You Passive-Aggressive Ass

ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com is a new site that does exactly what it says it does. If you have an enemy, and you want to show them your hate in the most passive-aggressive way imaginable, the good folks at ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com will package up a bunch of glitter and send it their way. And you know glitter. It’s going to get everywhere. “We’ve had …

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Kindle Finally Lets You and Your Family Share Ebooks

Amazon told us that it was coming soon, and today is the day. You can finally share ebooks with your family on your Kindle devices. Amazon has announced a slew of new features for its Kindle line, and ‘Household and Family Library’ is one of them. This feature lets two adults (you and your partner) share your ebooks across Amazon …

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Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited Service

Earlier this week, a new Amazon product called Kindle Unlimited was spotted in the wild without any announcement from the company. Now, that announcement has come. Kindle Unlimited costs $9.99 a month, and gives customers unlimited access to over 600,000 eBooks and thousands of audiobooks on any device. It’s basically a Netflix for reading (and listening to books). “With Kindle …

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Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service Spotted in the Wild

Before it was quickly removed from Amazon’s pages, some hawk-eyed users spotted a landing page for a service called “Kindle Unlimited” floating about in the wild. According to a web cache, Kindle Unlimited will offer over 600,000 titles and “thousands of audiobooks” on any device for $9.99 per month. GigaOm also points to an active page with results for a …

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Google Glass’ New DVF High-Fashion Frames Now Available

If you’ve been holding off on joining the Google Glass Explorer program because you feel the basic Glass frames lack a certain amount of flair, today could be the day you take the ($1,800) plunge. Announced earlier this month, the new high fashion Glass frames, from famed designer Diane von Furstenberg, are now available to purchase on both Google’s Glass …

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Google Glass Tries High Fashion with New Diane von Furstenberg Collection

Now that anyone in the U.S. can buy their high-tech specs, Google has a few hurdles to jump to make Glass an everyday item for regular people. Apart from the still-exclusive price point of $1,500 (Google will surely drop that when Glass releases wide), there’s some backlash out there from people concerned about privacy, and a general consensus from some …

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Microsoft Is Making Its Own Reader App [Rumor]

When it comes to reading eBooks on a Windows device, you really only have two options – Nook or Kindle. Now it looks like Microsoft wants to finally build a reader app to compete with those two options. Gizmodo reports that a new job listing on Microsoft’s site says the company is looking for an engineer to join its Music, …

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Awesome Uncle Turns Kid’s First Points into SportsCenter Highlight

If you really want a kid to get into sports, you have to make them excited about playing. Editing a kid’s first-ever bucket and overlaying the SportsCenter top 10 graphics is a damn fine way to start. Via reddit, one uncle decided to do just that. “My nephew just made his first shot in little league basketball last night. I …

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First Ever ‘Magic Eye’ Music Video Hits YouTube, Is Awesome

Canadian indie band Young Rival has just released a truly kickass music video for their track “Black Is Good.” Y’all remember Magic Eye pictures, right? You know, “relax you eyes…” The book series, which featured autostereograms, first debuted in the States in 1993. If you had trouble seeing Magic Eyes, well, you weren’t one of the cool kids. You could …

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Ebook Readers Still Love to Turn a Real Page

Ebooks still haven’t killed off print books, just in case you were wondering. Years ago, when ebooks and ereaders first began to climb in popularity, a common question was “will ebooks kill print?” Some people thought that we were on the precipice of a revolution – the freedom to never again have to comb through a dusty book in its …

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Barnes & Noble Offers $5 Credit To All New Nook Owners

Did you get a Nook for Christmas? Well, Barnes & Noble thanks you for helping to keep its beleaguered tablet business alive for another quarter. As thanks, it wants to give you a little gift before the holidays are officially over. Barnes & Noble announced today that all new Nook device owners will get $5 credit which can be used …

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Scientists Use Vodka to Send World’s First Molecular Text Message

Researchers at York University in Toronto have finally found a good use for vodka. Using a simple setup with a spritzer and a receiver, placed apart from one another on a table, they were able to send the world’s first molecular text message. The message was programmed into a series of sprays, and the alcohol was sprayed across the room …

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DARPA Just Spent $26M… On Anti-Missile Laser Beam

According to an article in Military & Aerospace Electronics, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has given a total of $26 million in contracts to two U.S. defense companies to research a more efficient anti-missile defense system. Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems division in Redondo Beach, CA will receive $14.6 million while Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training division in …

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Amazon Upgrades Whispersync For Voice For Kindle Books, Expands Available Titles

Amazon announced today that it has launched some upgrades to its Whispersync for Voice technology to make it easier for people reading Kindle books to switch between reading and listening to the Audible audiobook version on a smartphone or tablet. For one, they’ve doubled the number of titles that support the technology. They’ve also launched a couple of new features. …

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Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook Is AutoRip For Books

Early this year, Amazon announced a new service called AutoRip that would give customers the mp3 version of any physical album bought through the retailer. It was only a matter of time before a similar initiative came to its book selling services, and that time is now. Amazon announced today a new service called Kindle MatchBook that allows customers who …

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Here’s an Epic Slow Motion Water Balloon Massacre

Here’s how I feel about the recent “let’s film everything in slow motion” thing that’s happening on the internet. Every single time I see a video about some sort of “super slo-mo” or “2500 FPS” anything, I think to myself, “eh, seen it, whatever.” And then I watch it and I’m vomiting rainbows. It’s just cool. This is a water …

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IKEA Uses Augmented Reality to Show You How Furniture Will Look in Your House

The new 2014 IKEA catalog app is debuting a new augmented reality feature that lets users see how certain pieces of furniture will look in their homes. All you have to do is scan one of the select item pages, throw your catalog on the floor and use your mobile device to project an image of what it will look …

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YouTube Adds New Play Icon to Browser Tabs to Help Alleviate a Very Annoying Problem

YouTube has just made a small tweak that makes me very, very happy – and it’ll make you happy too if you’re the type of person who consistently browses the web with dozens of tabs open at the same time. Now, when a video is playing, YouTube will indicate that with a new play icon that appears in your browser …

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Slingshots Are No Laughing Matter, and This is Proof

When you woke up this morning, I bet that the first thought that went through your head (other than “damnit, it’s Monday”) was that you’re curious as to how a world-record slingshot stacks up against a bunch of different types of handguns? Am I right? Good. Today’s your lucky day. “The momentum achievable by this record slingshot is — in …

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The Dept. of the Interior’s Instagram Account Is Awesome, and You Should Follow It

This isn’t really new news – just a quick reminder. If you’re not following the U.S. Department of the Interior on Instagram, you’re missing out on some truly incredible photography, delivered free of charge to your smartphone every single day. The DOI first started posting breathtaking photos on Instagram back in June of last year, and in just over a …

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Astronaut Luca Parmitano’s Selfie Puts Your Selfies to Shame

I know that your hair looked super awesome when you decided to snap that selfie in the girl’s bathroom of your local Target. Yes, your face looks super cute – I love the way you pursed your lips. Brilliant. But your selfies suck compared to space selfies. This sure beats any “selfie” I’ve done up to now | Il migliore …

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Judge: Apple Violated Antitrust Law

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on Wednesday that Apple violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act by conspiring to raise e-book prices and hurt e-book retailer competition. Reuters reports that U.S. District Judge Denise Cote cited “compelling evidence” that the company violated antitrust law and played a “central role” in said conspiracy. Quoting …

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Washing Your (Long) Hair in Space Is Kind of a Pain [VIDEO]

Now that Astronaut McAwesomeMan Chris Hadfield has left the International Space Station (in incredible fashion, might I add), who is going to show us how even the most mundane tasks are incredibly interesting when performed in space? Expedition 36 crew member Karen Nyberg, that’s who. She shows us how washing your hair in space, considering you have long hair, is …

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‘Murica: Here Are 200 Sparklers All Lit up at Once

Sparklers are boring. Sure, they’re fun to use to trace patterns in the night sky, and they’re a good way to preoccupy an annoying kid. But for the most part, sparklers are the light lager of the fireworks world. Well, here’s one (and probably the only) way to make them interesting – strap 200 of ’em together and light ’em …

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Watch a Woman Build Herself a New Leg – out of Legos

Christina Stephens, a “practicing occupational therapist, clinical researcher, and peer educator,” lost her leg in a crush injury. And then she did something incredibly awesome. Stephens built herself a prosthetic leg – out of Legos. “Someone in my research lab jokingly suggested I make a prosthetic leg out of legos. The joke’s on you—I went home and did it. Please …

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