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New York City unveils its vision for micro-apartments under 400 sq. ft. – Quartz

This dude has some great stuff in his micro-apartment. Worth a watch of the 4 minute video just to get inspired, if anything. http://qz.com/46101 via New York City unveils its vision for micro-apartments under 400 sq. ft. – Quartz.

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When In a Civil War, Internet Gets Shut Off

The idea of turning off the internet is foreign concept for many of us in the USA. But in places like Egypt, and now Syria, it happens. So many of our day-to-day services and habits have formed into dependencies on a robust and functioning internet. If it ever failed, we would be in for a […]

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Rooting My Nook Color

This week, I rooted my Nook Color. I was running version 1.4.3 and I rooted into CM7.2.0 (CyanogenMod 7) with Google Apps on a CWM 3.2.0.1 (clockworkmod) image flash, all EMMC. This means that I use the Google Play marketplace to gather and sync all my content, and I am not running the new CM7 […]

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Cut the Cord

My wife and I recently agreed to “cut the cord”. We did not go cold turkey. We did, however, drop our Comcast service bundle. It was something we knew we wanted to do, and something we had talked about for awhile. Finally, though, we did it! We agreed to stay with the Comcast Burst Internet […]

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The Shorpy Website

A vintage photography website named Shorpy caught my eye. What a great collection of photographs! Some are user-submitted, in case anyone out there has an old box of vintage gems which they would like to share. The reason the site grabbed my attention was because of a photo from the industrial heyday of Pittsburgh, PA. […]

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The Future of Computing: It Looks Like Cotton Candy!

I really want to know when I can buy one of these. The Cotton Candy is a USB stick sized computer device that allows users a single, secure point of access to all personal cloud services and apps through their favorite operating system, while delivering a consistent experience on any screen. You carry around this […]

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Light Solution for Dark Homes!

Check out what this clever guy is doing to provide light for folks – he is filling empty plastic pop bottles with water and a little bit of bleach. Then he installs them into the corrugated roof panel and seals them to keep out the rain. The water refracts the light and illuminates the interior […]

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The Solar Floating Resort

Check out this imagining of homes of the future: a floating, energy independent resort sea home!  Pretty radical. I would like to see an investor take this on. I know, there are a lot of concerns with something like this (like the underwater viewing bulb smashing into a coral reef) but hey, points for effort! […]

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Coal Mining and the Technologies Reshaping Our World – and Workforce?

GT Briefing March 2012: Technologies Reshaping Our World. One of the things that piques my interest in the story above is the concept of  mining jobs being replaced by robots.  This only makes sense – when you can remove the human element from a dangerous situation, do it.  This potentially saves lives. We already do […]

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Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles” | Video on TED.com

Internet vendors use cookies and behavior tracking to develop sophisticated and refined user profiles. This data is subsequently used to provide users with ads and products that we will purchase, based on our previous behavior or the behavior of people “like” us. But isn’t the internet all about finding things you don’t already know about […]