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Etsy’s Pulling The Plug On Grand St. At The End Of This Month

When Etsy bought Grand St. last April, the plan was to let Grand St. continue to operate its maker marketplace for tech hardware. But that’s about to change. At the end of this month, Grand St. will stop processing orders and on October 1, listings on the site will become inactive. Show More Summary

Bluetooth Stick Helps You Make Better Cocktails

6 hours agoTechnology : Tom's Guide

The MixStik instructs you how to mix cocktails on the fly, complete with a colorful sensor to let you measure out ingredients in real-time.

Polaroid Snap Brings Instant Photos to the Digital Era

6 hours agoTechnology : Tom's Guide

With a 10-megapixel camera and an onboard instant photo printer, Polaroids Snap can capture your favorite moments and spit them out all in one device.

Rumor: Apple acquires real-time motion capture firm Faceshift

A report on Friday claims Apple has potentially purchased Faceshift, a Swiss firm working on real-time facial motion capture animation through proprietary markerless technology.

A Few Thoughts On The BlackBerry-Good Technology Deal

So much for that IPO, I suppose. Good Technology, a long-time IPO candidate with reams of public financial data, was snapped up by BlackBerry this morning for $425 million. You might think that the number isn’t too bad. It is: The company raised $291 million from investors. So its sale is nearly certainly a down-exit, compared to its late private valuations. Read More

This Magical “Floating Card” Illusion Will Confound You [Video]

Impressive. Most impressive. [StatusSilver] The post This Magical “Floating Card” Illusion Will Confound You [Video] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

Samsung AddWash opens the door to adding extra items during a wash cycle

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

While front-loading washing machines do have their advantages, one thing is better about top-loaders – if you want to add a piece of laundry to a load that's already being washed, you can just open the lid and chuck it in. Well, Samsung's...Show More Summary

From Plankton to World: A Thank You Would Be Nice

BBC Earth has teamed up with the SpongeBob SquarePants team to plunge deep into the oceans and take a look at why Plankton might be the most important life form on this planet. What, humans aren’t the most important life forms? TheyShow More Summary

Microsoft may be planning to overhaul its Redmond, Washington headquarters

Microsoft has been changing the way it does business a lot since Satya Nadella became its CEO in early 2014. A new report claims the company may extend that theme of change to its physical headquarters campus in Redmond, Washington, in a massive overhaul of its work spaces.

How Could Google's New Logo Be Only 305 Bytes, While Its Old Logo Is 14,000 Bytes?

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The old logo uses a complicated serif font which can only be created using bezier curves. All together, it has 100 anchor points, resulting in a 6 KB (6,380 bytes) file. When compressed, the size comes down to 2 KB (2,145 bytes). Read more...

The Syrian Refugee Crisis Is Our Children of Men Moment

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We often use old sci-fi movies as reference points for our own hopes and fears about our present reality. That computer interface is so Minority Report, we might say. That food is something out of Soylent Green. That building is so Jetsons. Show More Summary

Microsoft updates Windows Camera for Windows 10

Windows Camera, Microsoft’s replacement for Microsoft Camera in Windows 10, has just received an update for both mobile and desktop. There is no changelog, but the app does seem to run a little smoother and faster than previous builds. We have also received reports that Microsoft has updated other apps like MSN, Groove, OneDrive and […]

‘Death to Bullshit’

Brad Frost: We’re bombarded by more information than ever before. With the rise of all this information comes a rise of the amount of bullshit we’re exposed to. Death to Bullshit is a rallying cry to rid the world of bullshit and demand experiences that respect people and their time. There’s a blog listing examples of bullshit. Show More Summary

How Your Android Smartphone Can Improve Your Love Life

We turn to our phones to help us throughout the day, so it stands to reason that when we have questions about knocking knees with someone, we whip out our phones for that too. But love consists of far more than being physical. There’s the whole dating process that leads to finding a partner in the first place. Show More Summary

Who Is NetNewsWire 4?

Jesper: Because the answer to “who is NetNewsWire for?” used to be “people who want to use an RSS reader that’s stable, full featured, regularly updated and fast to use”. And that’s not the case any longer. For example, NetNewsWire 4.1...Show More Summary

Exoskeleton lets paralysed man walk again using his own muscles

Paralysis is one condition modern medicine has yet to overcome, but many research projects are looking at ways of restoring mobility to accident victims. In fact, such research recently allowed one man who was completely paralyzed from the waist down to walk again with the help of specialized neurostimulation and an exoskeleton. Show More Summary

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