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How Do You Pronounce GIF? Softly, Says Its Creator How Do You Pronounce GIF? Softly, Says Its Creator

What is this? No, I know it’s a panda falling out of a box. But what is the thing called that’s showing the panda falling out of a box? Right, right. It’s an animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format). Wait, did …

Newt Gingrich Is Puzzled, Apparently Doesn’t Know the Word ‘Smartphone’ Newt Gingrich Is Puzzled, Apparently Doesn’t Know the Word ‘Smartphone’
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Newt Gingrich and the fine folks at Gingrich Productions are puzzled. Truly puzzled. Just what the hell do you call a phone that has apps, lets you take pictures, and allows you to browse the interwebs? “Think about it. If …

EFF: Twitter Has Your Back, Apple Not So Much When It Comes to Protecting User Data EFF: Twitter Has Your Back, Apple Not So Much When It Comes to Protecting User Data

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, champions of the public interest in matters related to free speech and digital privacy, has just released their latest report on which companies actively help protect your data from the government. It’s called the “Who has …

Tech Figures Are All Over TIME’s 100 Most Influential People List Tech Figures Are All Over TIME’s 100 Most Influential People List

Every year, Time Magazine puts out their TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people. The list is always populated with a wide range of figures from a wide range of fields – politicians, religious icons, actors, musicians, and …

Mark Zuckerberg, Marissa Mayer, and Other Tech Leaders Push for Immigration Reform Mark Zuckerberg, Marissa Mayer, and Other Tech Leaders Push for Immigration Reform
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Tech leaders have crafted a joint letter to President Obama and the nation’s top lawmakers, asking that Washington work together to craft some sort of comprehensive immigration reform by the end of this year. The letter was signed by over …

I Would Not Use This Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl, But It’s Still Pretty Neat I Would Not Use This Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl, But It’s Still Pretty Neat

I’m probably never going to buy this new anti-loneliness ramen bowl. It’s not because I don’t like ramen. I love ramen. I really, really love ramen. It’s also not because I’m not lonely at times. Who isn’t? It’s also not …

The Moon Landing Wasn’t Faked, But Here’s Another Reason Why The Moon Landing Wasn’t Faked, But Here’s Another Reason Why
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There are still people out there who believe that the 1969 Moon landing was a hoax, perpetrated by the U.S. government and that everyone involved has successfully kept that fact from being exposed and proven for over 40 years. If …

E-Cookbook Compiles Techie Recipes for Charity E-Cookbook Compiles Techie Recipes for Charity
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If you’ve ever wondered what figures in the tech community are eating? Want to donate to charity? Well, with a purchase of a new ebook called “The Startup Chef” you can fulfill both of those desires. Published and showcased via …

Google Snags a New Self-Driving Car Safety Chief Google Snags a New Self-Driving Car Safety Chief
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Google, who has been working very hard to get their self-driving cars on the road, has just made another leap forward for the initiative. Just a couple months after having driverless cars legalized in California, Google has made a significant …

iPhone Keyboard Concept Lets You Text with Vibrations iPhone Keyboard Concept Lets You Text with Vibrations
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What if you could pull out your iPhone, sit in on a table and just start using the space in front of the device as an invisible keyboard? Well, now you can, at least in theory. Meet “Vibrative,” a new …

This Camp Stove Also Charges Your Devices This Camp Stove Also Charges Your Devices
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What’s 5×8 inches, a little over two pounds, and can charge your iPhone while also cooking your bacon? The BioLite CampStove, of course. For just $129 you can purchase this first-world camping accessory that lets you stay connected to the …

This Beer Can Keyboard Is Your Tempting Technology of the Day This Beer Can Keyboard Is Your Tempting Technology of the Day
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Next time you pen a blubbering, pathetic, baseless Facebook message or email to your ex, you could legitimately say that it was the beer that did it. Blame it on the alcohol – because if you had this Arduino-powered device, …

Google Tops LinkedIn List of Most Desired Employers Google Tops LinkedIn List of Most Desired Employers

Today, another list has deemed Google the most desired company for potential employees. This time, it’s LinkedIn who has given Google the crown (Google was voted the best company to work for in Fortune’s list earlier this year). LinkedIn has …

SpiroSmart App Turns Your iPhone into an Accurate Spirometer SpiroSmart App Turns Your iPhone into an Accurate Spirometer
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Want to see another example of how mobile technology could make bigger, more expensive devices obsolete? Look no further than SpiroSmart, the app the turns your iPhone into a personal spirometer. Anyone familiar with chromic lung ailments like asthma or …

Self-Driving Cars to Account for 75% of Traffic by 2040, Says IEEE Self-Driving Cars to Account for 75% of Traffic by 2040, Says IEEE
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Despite the concerns of old people in Florida, it’s apparent that driverless technology is the future. Google, of course, is furiously working on developing road-ready self-driving cars, and they are hardly the only ones. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics …

Meet Popinator, the Popcorn Launching Machine You Didn’t Know You Needed (But Totally Do) Meet Popinator, the Popcorn Launching Machine You Didn’t Know You Needed (But Totally Do)
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Although throwing popcorn in the air and catching it in my mouth has always been an integral part of my popcorn-eating experience, I never thought that I needed a device that launches it at me with the sound of my …

L.A. Restaurant Incentivizes Ditching Your iPhone at the Door L.A. Restaurant Incentivizes Ditching Your iPhone at the Door
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A restaurant in Los Angeles, California that offers modern American fare with “classic French technique and a touch of Japanese flavor” has decided that enough is enough when it comes to smartphone obsession. Tired of seeing everyone in the dining …

Facebook Phone Rumors Materialize…Again Facebook Phone Rumors Materialize…Again

Apparently, there has been another sighting of the mythical Facebook phone. Well, at least a sighting of plans to build the mythical product. According to a report from Bloomberg, anonymous sources have confirmed that Facebook is currently working with HTC …

Aaand…Here’s How You Go Out With A Japanese Virtual Pop Star Aaand…Here’s How You Go Out With A Japanese Virtual Pop Star
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Hatsune Miku is an incredibly popular “singing synthesizer application with a female persona,” or, virtual pop star for short. The Japanese creation is voiced by a popular voice actress and actually performs concerts, live, as a projection. So, I guess …

Duolingo Opens To The Public After 125,000 Users Translated 75 Million Sentences During Beta Duolingo Opens To The Public After 125,000 Users Translated 75 Million Sentences During Beta

Way back in November of 2011, Duolingo opened up their private beta and was hit with a flood of excitement in the form of invite requests. “People asking me for Duolingo invites: Patience, grasshoppers,” said creator Luis von Ahn. For …

Man With Locked-In Syndrome Tweets Using Eye-Tracking Tech Man With Locked-In Syndrome Tweets Using Eye-Tracking Tech

In 2005, husband, father, and rugby fan Tony Nicklinson suffered a massive stroke that paralyzed him – almost completely. He now suffers from what is know as “Locked in syndrome,” a condition that leaves nearly every voluntary muscle in the …