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Messaging Is A Winner-Take-Some Market

Tech Crunch - 34 min 33 sec ago
 If you are anything like me, you use multiple messaging apps on a daily or weekly basis – and you use them for more than just texting. My colleagues, friends and family all prefer different apps, and I use each app in a different way. I don't think messaging is a winner-take-all market globally. Read More
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The Dawn Of Cloud 2.0 And Why Google Started A Price War

Tech Crunch - 3 hours 34 min ago
 Google recently announced up to 85 percent reduction in pricing for its PaaS and BigQuery services. Soon after, AWS and Microsoft followed suit. Welcome to Cloud 2.0. Read More
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This Co-Working Table Has Hidden Depths

Gizmodo UK - 6 hours 34 min ago
Co-working can be tough: regular users of a space have their natural sprawl, while those spending just a few hours at a desk would prefer a minimum of clutter. This desk has hidden depths to cater for all. The ‘Co-Worker’ table is the brainchild of German designer Tobias Lugmeier, and it’s based around a cool [...]
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Holy Cow, Another Crazy Meteorite Caught on Russian Dashcam

Gizmodo UK - 7 hours 34 min ago
Last night, yet another eye-searing blue meteor screamed across the dark Russian sky. Lucky for us, Russia is the land of dashcams, meaning that yet again, we get a driver’s seat view of the phenomenon. How do you say “wow” in Russian?* Here’s another view of the meteorite that blasted over Murmansk, a city in [...]
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Why Your Favorite App Isn’t Business-Related And How It Can Be

Tech Crunch - 8 hours 33 min ago
 Think about your favorite app. Let me guess. It’s a consumer app -- something like Uber, Instagram or Pinterest. So what do we do to get business apps into that list of favorites? If we put the user experience first and incorporate utility, simplicity, engagement and emotion into our products, we can make work just as easy and delightful as posting a photo. Read More
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These Cool Architectural Pics Were Blacked Out With a Permanent Marker

Gizmodo UK - 8 hours 34 min ago
White on black is a no-no in many design circles, but there are definitely exceptions to the unofficial rule—like these cool prints from Marlon de Azambuja. The Madrid-based architect took an inky permanent marker to full-colour photos, eliminating everything except for the thinnest structural silhouettes. The transformation is part day-to-eve, a bit painting-on-velvet-minus-the-blacklight, some essence [...]
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These Cool Architectural Pics Were Blacked Out With a Permanent Marker

Gizmodo UK - 8 hours 34 min ago
White on black is a no-no in many design circles, but there are definitely exceptions to the unofficial rule—like these cool prints from Marlon de Azambuja. The Madrid-based architect took an inky permanent marker to full-colour photos, eliminating everything except for the thinnest structural silhouettes. The transformation is part day-to-eve, a bit painting-on-velvet-minus-the-blacklight, some essence [...]
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Look at These Beautiful Little Corals Grown Like Ice Lollies in a Lab

Gizmodo UK - 9 hours 34 min ago
Coral sex is a wonder to behold. On a summer night, always around a full moon, corals somehow all know to release billions of sperm and eggs into the sea, turning the water into a pink miasma of sex. This spawning relies on precise environmental cues, which could get scrambled in climate change. That’s why [...]
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Nike Says The FuelBand Isn’t Dead, New Color Options Coming

Mobile Crunch - 10 hours 19 min ago
 Nike was said to be shutting down its FuelBand department on the heels of layoffs on Friday, signalling a significant exit of the wearable fitness device market by one of the more prominent companies involved in the space. That's not quite true, however, according to information provided to Re/code by the company. Read More
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Nike Says The FuelBand Isn’t Dead, New Color Options Coming

Tech Crunch - 10 hours 19 min ago
 Nike was said to be shutting down its FuelBand department on the heels of layoffs on Friday, signalling a significant exit of the wearable fitness device market by one of the more prominent companies involved in the space. That’s not quite true, however, according to information provided to Re/code by the company. There were indeed some layoffs, Nike confirmed, but it also said it’s… Read More
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Nike Says The FuelBand Isn’t Dead, New Color Options Coming

Tech Crunch - 10 hours 19 min ago
 Nike was said to be shutting down its FuelBand department on the heels of layoffs on Friday, signalling a significant exit of the wearable fitness device market by one of the more prominent companies involved in the space. That's not quite true, however, according to information provided to Re/code by the company. Read More
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The California Drought’s So Bad, They’re Drinking Toilet Water

Gizmodo UK - 10 hours 34 min ago
At this point, we all know that California’s superdrought is bad—really bad. We don’t yet know how Californians are going to cope with the consequences. According to a recent billion dollar (£590 million) allocation of taxpayer money for water recycling programs, drinking toilet water is one way. Don’t throw up quite yet. Water recycling refers [...]
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Gillmor Gang: Action Items

Tech Crunch - 11 hours 34 min ago
 The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It's called Lock Screen, and some of us think it's where the early adopters meet the great unvarnished Silent Majority. Forget clicks or swipes or doing anything; it's all about glancing. What this means is that social scientists… Read More
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Lost in a Maze of Abandoned Stations Beneath the Streets of Barcelona

Gizmodo UK - 11 hours 34 min ago
The always interesting urban exploration crew at Trackrunners have assembled all of their various trips down beneath the streets of Barcelona into one long super-post, an epic catalogue of all things lost and subterranean in that Spanish coastal city. The details are many, and they are awesome—from the long-exposure laser-like lights of passing trains to [...]
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Scientists Figured Out a Way to Help Power Homes with Toilet Flushes

Gizmodo UK - 12 hours 33 min ago
A team of researchers in South Korea have a pretty exciting new idea for hydroelectricity. They figured out a way to turn the mechanical energy from flowing water into a sustainable energy source. In other words, your toilet flushes could help power your home. It’s not just toilet flushes, though. Rain water, ocean waves, river [...]
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2,500 Bunsen Burners + Dubstep = Best Visualizer Ever

Tech Crunch - 12 hours 34 min ago
 Take 2,500 bunsen burners, and put'em in a grid. Make the flames react to sound waves, thanks to some amazing physics trickery. Then drop the bass. What do you get? The best visualizer ever. Read More
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Why Vinyl is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music

Gizmodo UK - 12 hours 54 min ago
On any given Tuesday in the 90s, I would hustle to the record shop after school to gawk at the new releases. Occasionally, I would take a CD home, greedily tear it open, pop it into my boombox, and listen while I pretended to do my homework. This wonderful experience has no value any more. [...]
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Northrop’s Flying Ram Would Have Sliced Enemy Planes in Midair

Gizmodo UK - 13 hours 34 min ago
War drives technological innovation like little else. No proposal is too ambitious, impractical, or downright foolhardy for consideration if it provides a strategic advantage. This school of thinking has led to atomic bombs, autonomous vehicles, and, in 1945, a short-lived fighter prototype that could cut through enemy aircraft in midair. Conceived by famed aircraft designer [...]
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Google App Engine Gets GitHub Push-To-Deploy Support

Tech Crunch - 13 hours 34 min ago
Last summer, Google started allowing developers to use git to get their code onto App Engine to deploy their applications instead of using Google's usual SDK. Starting today, developers who use the popular GitHub service to manage their code repositories will be able to do the same. Read More
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Beats Music Gets In-App Subscriptions, Beefs Up Free Streaming Options

Mobile Crunch - 13 hours 46 min ago
 Beats Music, the streaming radio solution spun out from the makers of Beats audio hardware products, has decided to bite the bullet and give Apple its 30 percent cut on subscription sign-ups. The streaming music provider originally side-stepped Apple’s in-app ecommerce options in favor of carrier billing arranged outside the app to pay for its full service, but now users can sign up much… Read More
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