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Sunstone Capital Backs Beacon Platform Kontakt.io To The Tune Of $2 Million

Tech Crunch - 10 hours 54 min ago
 “Bluetooth Low Energy and iBeacon are the building blocks of the next wave of computing,” says Max Niederhofer of the micro-location technology that lets your smartphone trigger events based on how close you are to a Beacon transmitter. “It’s a cliché, but the possibilities are endless.” Read More
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Today’s Dealz: PS4 Destiny Bundle, Raspberry Pi, Tesco Hudl and Many More

Gizmodo UK - 10 hours 54 min ago
Don't miss out the chance to get a white PlayStation 4 with Destiny, for just £327 – plus many other of today's Dealzmodo deals.
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Amazon Launches A 3D Printing Store With Customizable Goods

Tech Crunch - 11 hours 1 min ago
 Amazon has launched a new store for 3D-printed goods, which include items that can be customized to change their size, color, material and even aspects of their design. The store covers a range of types of products, including jewelry, electronics, toys and games, home decor and kitchen supplies, and items are supplied by a number of partners including Mixee, Scupteo and 3DLT. Amazon is… Read More
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Marinanow Raises Seed Funding To Let Yacht Owners Find A Berth

Tech Crunch - 11 hours 1 min ago
 We’ve seen the rise of Airbnb models applied to boats in the form of Incrediblue. So why not berths for the boats themselves? Marinanow, is a new site for people who want to book berths for their boats and also charter. It’s now raised €370,000 of early stage investment from led by European VC United Ventures. The market for this is not your average – it has a yearly value… Read More
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Dinosaur Poop Dig

Geek Alerts - 11 hours 10 min ago

A Dinosaur Poop Dig sounds disgusting, but it is actually pretty fun. You can excavate your very own coprolite, which is a fancy word for dino dukie. Each Dinosaur Poop Dig kit comes with a big block with a pooping dinosaur on it. You have to use the included digging tool and the mini brush […]

A/B Testing Service Leanplum Raises $4.8M Series A Round, Adds Marketing Automation Tools

Tech Crunch - 11 hours 10 min ago
 Leanplum, an A/B testing service for iOS and Android apps, today announced that it has raised a $4.8 million Series A round from Shasta Ventures. Previously, the company had raised an $825,000 angel round from TechStars, Kima Ventures, VoiVoda Ventures and a number of undisclosed angel investors. While Leanplum started out as a standard A/B testing solution, the company is now expanding… Read More
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NASA Tests Sunshield for James Webb Telescope

Gizmodo UK - 11 hours 10 min ago
Nope, this isn't how NASA gets ready to roast a chicken. In fact, this image shows its engineers testing the sunshield for the NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The size of a tennis court, it folds up like an umbrella, thus has to be tested extensively to make sure the five layers of thin membrane can unfurl reliably in space. [NASA]
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London Transport Network Finally Opening Up To Contactless Mobile Payments

Mobile Crunch - 11 hours 21 min ago
 London has had a dedicated contactless payment travelcard, called Oyster, for over a decade — offering a smarter alternative to paper ticketing that can hold a balance and cap daily and weekly travel costs. But change is coming. From September, London’s public transport network will be accepting contactless bank cards for payment, after conducting a trial with some 3,000… Read More
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London Transport Network Finally Opening Up To Contactless Mobile Payments

Tech Crunch - 11 hours 21 min ago
 London has had a dedicated contactless payment travelcard, called Oyster, for over a decade — offering a smarter alternative to paper ticketing that can hold a balance and cap daily and weekly travel costs. But change is coming. From September, London’s public transport network will be accepting contactless bank cards for payment, after conducting a trial with some 3,000… Read More
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X-Men Gambit Marvel Select Action Figure

Geek Alerts - 11 hours 40 min ago

Now is the perfect time to add the ragin’ Cajun to your action figure set, with this X-Men Gambit Marvel Select Action Figure. This Gambit statue capture’s the character’s attitude perfectly and he comes with a Danger Room base. Gambit is one of the most popular members of the X-Men, so you know you need […]

A New Pure Lithium Battery Could Double Your Phone’s Life

Gizmodo UK - 11 hours 40 min ago
New engineering means that pure lithium batteries are now a possibility, and they could double the life of your phone.
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“Bad Timing” of Dinosaur Apocalypse Asteroid Led to Modern Human Infestation

Gizmodo UK - 11 hours 54 min ago
If the asteroid hit at a different time we'd all be dinosaurs right now.
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Now Sidestage Joins Gigit In The Race To Empower Bands To Get Gigs

Tech Crunch - 12 hours 3 min ago
 Gigit, a platform allowing venue owners or hosts to book both well-known and up-and-coming bands for private shows, was unofficially at SXSW earlier this year after organising private shows for Path, Ashton Kutcher and Spotify. On Gigit, you pick an artist, a date, answer questions about the venue, the vibe they want etc. It then charges the host and takes a small fee from the artist. But… Read More
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David Attenborough Points His 3D Binoculars at Birds, for Sky’s Christmas Special

Gizmodo UK - 12 hours 10 min ago
David Attenborough is pointing his 3D binoculars at birds, for Sky's Christmas special.
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TMNT NYC Twin Sheet Set

Geek Alerts - 12 hours 10 min ago

This TMNT NYC Twin Sheet Set is the perfect sheet set for your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle loving kid. The turtles are all here to battle sleeplessness and give your kid dreams of sewers and pizza parties. They are made of 60% cotton and 40% polyester and feature the whole gang. Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, and […]

Silicon Valley‘s Algorithm Expert Wrote the Paper on Tip-to-Tip Jerking

Gizmodo UK - 12 hours 40 min ago
Silicon Valley's attention to detail means even fictional math is hyper-realistic, as shown in the epic scene from the season one finale. [Spoiler alert!]
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Hyperkin Retron 5 Bluetooth Wireless Controller

Geek Alerts - 12 hours 40 min ago

The Hyperkin Retron 5 Bluetooth Wireless Controller lets you have an additional Bluetooth wireless controller for your RetroN 5. Say goodbye to wires and take your old school video game console into a whole new era. You can choose from black or grey to match your system and one charge gives you 8 hours of […]

Boris Promises 5G Connectivity for London by 2020

Gizmodo UK - 13 hours 6 min ago
Hope he's told the mobile manufacturers about it.
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Rumour: Future MacBook Pro Retina Laptops Will Have 16GB of RAM as Standard

Gizmodo UK - 13 hours 10 min ago
A Retina-packing MacBook Air replacement may not be the only thing on the horizon from Apple's laptop line-up.
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Vodafone Now Sells Google’s Chromecast

Gizmodo UK - 13 hours 25 min ago
Vodafone has become the first UK network to sell Google's Chromecast streamer. And, if you're one of its Red 4G customers, you'll be able to buy it for a fiver cheaper at the discount price of £25. [Vodafone]
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