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We're Jealous Of This Startup's Hammock-Filled Treehouse Office
Fitbit's 'The One' Is Your Self-Quantifying Soulmate
National Ignition Facility's fusion laser exceeds a record-breaking 500 terawatts

Successor to domino toppling needs better name

blog.makezine.com
Watch the video. This is one of those things you kind of have to see happen to understand. A so-called "stick bomb," "frame bomb," or (worst of all) "xyloexplosive device" (Wikipedia) is an arrangement of flat flexible beams, like popsicle sticks or tongue depressors, that are woven together under...
Successor to domino toppling needs better name

Beautifully Rendered Music Notation With HTML5

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An anonymous reader writes "This is incredible. This guy has built a music notation engraver entirely in Javascript, allowing for real-time music editing right in the browser. Here's a demo. The library has no external dependencies, and all the glyphs, scores, beams, ties, etc. are positioned and rendered entirely in...
Beautifully Rendered Music Notation With HTML5

Tumblr rolls out mobile ads, which will appear alongside posts in user streams

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Users of Tumblr’s mobile apps are noticing something new in their streams today: Ads. The company rolled out mobile ads for the first time Monday, after announcing that it would do so in March. The first participating advertisers are ABC, GE, Pepsi and Warner Brothers. AdAge described how the ads...
Tumblr rolls out mobile ads, which will appear alongside posts in user streams

Curiosity Smartphone Game Gets Dramatic Updates

readwrite.com
British game developer Peter Molyneux - of Fable fame - announced last week in an interview with ReadWrite that his new independent studio 22Cans would soon be releasing a substantial update to its smartphone game Curiosity: What's Inside The Cube. The update arrived for Android users on Monday, iOS folks...
Curiosity Smartphone Game Gets Dramatic Updates
Real-life Dr. Who sonic screwdriver uses ultrasonic beams to perform medical procedures
How-to get OnLive Desktop running on a Mac, allowing free access to Microsoft Office

HEY, CORD CUTTERS: Here's How To Get Live TV On Your iPad Without Going Through Cable (AAPL)

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Big media companies are still trying to figure out the best way to get live TV on your iPad or tablet. Some, like Time Warner and Comcast, have apps that let you stream a handful of channels to your mobile device. But you must be a subscriber and use...
HEY, CORD CUTTERS: Here's How To Get Live TV On Your iPad Without Going Through Cable (AAPL)

Games for the weekend: Gravity Guy 2

gigaom.com
Games for the Weekend is a weekly feature aimed at helping you avoid doing something constructive with your downtime. Each Friday we’ll be recommending a game for Mac, iPhone or iPad that we think is awesome. Here is one cool enough to keep you busy during this weekend. Gravity Guy...
Games for the weekend: Gravity Guy 2

New ‘Kindle’ for Android app update adds over 1,000 illustrated books

9to5google.com
Amazon just updated the “Kindle” for Android app to support Kindle Format 8, and it brings a variety of children’s books, comic books, and graphic novels with vivid color and illustrations. “Shop for over 1000 children’s titles such as Brown Bear and Curious George, and comics such as Batman and...
New ‘Kindle’ for Android app update adds over 1,000 illustrated books

MIT engineers use ultrasound for improved topical drug administration (video)

www.engadget.com
Ultrasound is likely most often associated with sonograms, but some MIT engineers are poised to change that. By using two separate beams of inaudible sound waves (one at low-frequency, the other high) the team were able to increase the permeability of skin, in a bid to improve the efficiency...
MIT engineers use ultrasound for improved topical drug administration (video)
256GB Surface Pro appears in Japan complete with Office 2013 and new Touch Covers

Google unveils latest moonshot: balloon-powered Internet access

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We’ve seen several reports of Google wanting to bring Internet access to emerging-countries, and the company has now announced a project that will greatly help it accomplish that goal. In a post on the official Google blog,  Mike Cassidy announced the next “moonshot” from Google’s mysterious X lab, balloon-powered...
Google unveils latest moonshot: balloon-powered Internet access

Trakdot Luggage beams luggage location to mobile devices

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Trakdot has announced the Trakdot Luggage, a new tracking accessory for travelers. The device is roughly palm-sized, and is meant to go into checked baggage before a trip. As luggage makes progress from city to city, the tracker can broadcast its location to Trakdot's website or a dedicated iOS/Android app,...
Trakdot Luggage beams luggage location to mobile devices
Quora Brings Full-Text Search To Mobile To Unlock FAQ&As For Any Keyword

Smart headlight 'turns rain off'

www.bbc.co.uk
US scientists are working on a smart headlight that can improve visibility by switching off beams that shine on rain....
Smart headlight 'turns rain off'

Real-life tractor beam developed at NYU

arstechnica.com
Physicists at New York University have demonstrated a micro-tractor beam capable of pushing and pulling molecules. The system by David B. Ruffner and David G. Grier consists of a set of superimposed Bessel beams—beams which do not spread and are capable of self healing after partial obstruction—which is able to...
Real-life tractor beam developed at NYU

Rheinmetall 50kW laser weapon aces latest test, pew-pews a 3-inch ballistic target

www.engadget.com
In the "sure wish we had a video" category, aptly-monikered defense contractor Rheinmetall has run a highly successful test of its 50kW high-energy laser weapon. It works by hunting down incoming targets using a so-called Skyguard radar system, then locking in with an optical scanner before firing multiple, superimposed...
Rheinmetall 50kW laser weapon aces latest test, pew-pews a 3-inch ballistic target

The Dealmaster wants to charge up your gadgets with solar power

arstechnica.com
The Dealmaster hates it when his DealPhone runs out of power when he's on the go. Getting D-mails from my DealMinions requires a lot of juice, and sometimes I'm not near a convenient power outlet. Today's Top Deal is aimed at curtailing that inconvenience—the Kiwi Choice 2000 mAh solar-powered...
The Dealmaster wants to charge up your gadgets with solar power

Google Beams Out Jelly Bean to Galaxy Nexus HSPA+

allthingsd.com
Google just started pushing its new Android operating system update, known as Jelly Bean, to Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ devices. AllThingsD.com Jelly Bean includes Google’s highly personalized assistant app Google Now as well as better notifications and a more accurate keyboard. Google had open-sourced Jelly Bean yesterday, and made it available...
Google Beams Out Jelly Bean to Galaxy Nexus HSPA+

Treehouse B&B proprietor tells all

boingboing.net
This 17-minute mini-documentary introduces Michael Garnier, proprietor of the Out'n'About Treehouse Resort in Oregon. Garnier is a thoughtful and salty woodcrafter who's put a lot of thought into the right way to build a treetop B&B, and his guided tour of his little hotel with its Ewok-style treehouses is...
Treehouse B&B proprietor tells all
Minuscule Microprojector Promises Bright, Touchable Displays Of The Future

Subretinal implant uses light instead of batteries, shows promise in initial testing

www.engadget.com
There's been significant progress in bringing sight to the blind in recent years, and this looks set to continue that miraculous trend. Scientists at Stanford University have invented a subretinal photodiode implant for people who have lost their vision due to degenerative retinal diseases. Existing tech involves batteries and...
Subretinal implant uses light instead of batteries, shows promise in initial testing
Euclid, The Google Analytics-Like Tracking Solution For Brick-And-Mortars, Raises $17.3 Million Series B

'Twisted light' carries terabits

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Researchers show off a novel way of fitting more data on to light waves by "twisting" them - and clock beams carrying 2.5 terabits of data per second....
'Twisted light' carries terabits

Google beams internet from balloons

www.bbc.co.uk
Google is launching an experiment to beam the internet to remote areas of the world from near space balloons....
Google beams internet from balloons

Samsung smuggles new Series 9 prototype into IFA: 2,560 x 1,440 on a matte display (hands-on)

www.engadget.com
Well, this snuck up on us. Close to the end of the first official open-floor day at IFA, Samsung managed to eke out yet another product we want to get our hands on, soonish. This 13-inch Series 9 WQHD Ultrabook beams Windows 8 on 2,560 x 1,440 display (oh...
Samsung smuggles new Series 9 prototype into IFA: 2,560 x 1,440 on a matte display (hands-on)

NPL, Imperial College create room-temperature maser, promise more sensitive beams

www.engadget.com
Masers, or microwave lasers, have rarely been as viable as their regular counterparts; they need temperatures near absolute zero, exotic vacuum chambers or strong magnets just to run at all, which safely rules out carrying a maser as a pocket pointer. The National Physical Laboratory and Imperial College London...
NPL, Imperial College create room-temperature maser, promise more sensitive beams
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