All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘tech’

Mark Zuckerberg, Marissa Mayer, and Other Tech Leaders Push for Immigration Reform

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 100 Presidents, CEOs, partners, and chairmen of both major and minor tech companies. Some of the notable names include Facebook …

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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 because I don’t approve of our global dependency on constant stimulation from our mobile devices, even while we eat. Let’s …

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The Moon Landing Wasn’t Faked, But Here’s Another Reason Why

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 you believe this, feel free to express those feelings to Buzz Aldrin. Anyway, it’s garbage. But it’s always nice to …

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E-Cookbook Compiles Techie Recipes for Charity

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 Leanpub, “The Startup Chef” currently sports 75 recipes from people all over the tech spectrum. It’s the work of YouTube’s …

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Google Snags a New Self-Driving Car Safety Chief

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 hire and created a new position inside the company. Wired reports that Google has snatched up Ron Medford to be …

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iPhone Keyboard Concept Lets You Text with Vibrations

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 processing solution for smartphones. This interesting concept design comes from Florian Kraeutli a student at Goldsmiths, University of London. It …

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This Camp Stove Also Charges Your Devices

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 modern world while also allowing you to stay green. “Using BioLite’s patent-pending thermoelectric technology, BioLite Stoves convert heat to electricity …

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This Beer Can Keyboard Is Your Tempting Technology of the Day

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, you wouldn’t be lying. Misleading, but definitely not lying. This beer can keyboard is made from 44 cans of Staropramen …

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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 just unveiled their “Most InDemand Employers” list for 2012, and Google comes in at number one. Tech companies had a …

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SpiroSmart App Turns Your iPhone into an Accurate Spirometer

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 cystic fibrosis are surely aware of what a spirometer does. For everyone else, a spirometer is a device that measures …

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Self-Driving Cars to Account for 75% of Traffic by 2040, Says IEEE

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 Engineers (IEEE) thinks that we are close to roadways dominated by the technology. In fact, they predict that self-driving cars …

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Meet Popinator, the Popcorn Launching Machine You Didn’t Know You Needed (But Totally Do)

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 voice. But now that it exists, well, I gotta have it. Say hello to the Popinator, the world’s first “fully …

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