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I Can't Wait To Try The Soylent Diet

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24-year-old Rob Rhinehart turned heads a few months ago with a simple announcement - he no longer needs to eat food in the conventional sense. Rhinehart has created what he calls "Soylent," a powdered concoction that seemingly contains all the nutrients and biological fuel people need to go about their...
I Can't Wait To Try The Soylent Diet
AT&T, have you no shame?

QR Codes Printed With Invisible Ink Could Foil Cash Counterfeiters

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QR codes, those goofy black-and-white arrangements of digital information, could help secure bank notes. Scientists just showed that they could print an invisible QR code made of a high-tech ink containing fluorescent nanoparticles, layering it on in a thin, 50 micron layer on a sheet of paper. The printed patch...
QR Codes Printed With Invisible Ink Could Foil Cash Counterfeiters

You Don't Want An iWatch

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Proposing that entrenched sub-cultures should try something new is dangerous. Going into guitar forums with a new idea is a prospect fraught with peril for anyone who dares move beyond the six-strings-and-a-dream mentality of guitar purists. The same goes for folks who pitch wine in a box at a vintage...
You Don't Want An iWatch

Google's EU antitrust allegations against Microsoft and Nokia were dismissed by the ITC

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The latest news on the smartphone patents front is old wine in new bottles: Google filed an EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft and Nokia, blaming the two companies for collusion involving a non-practicing entity, Mosaid, which acquired 2,000 patents from Nokia in September 2011. It's not just "old wine" but...
Google's EU antitrust allegations against Microsoft and Nokia were dismissed by the ITC
Forget 3D-Printed Buildings, The European Space Agency Is Exploring 3D-Printed Moon Bases

Y Combinator-Backed Clever Launches A Twilio For Educational Data

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We’re all a bit tired of the “X is Twilio for Y” brand of analogies (though it’s refreshing to see more of Twilio in this equation than Airbnb these days), but if ever there were an industry in need of some modern, standardizing APIs it would be education. Thankfully, Clever,...
Y Combinator-Backed Clever Launches A Twilio For Educational Data

From Ghee To IT: How The Bill Gates Of India Seized A Billion Dollar Opportunity

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In 1966, Azim Premji was finishing his undergraduate degree at Stanford when his father died. Mid-quarter, the engineering student left Palo Alto, rushed to India, and at the age of 21, took over the family's vegetable oil company, which was called Western India Products Limited. Today, with its abbreviated name,...
From Ghee To IT: How The Bill Gates Of India Seized A Billion Dollar Opportunity

Houston, We Have Liftoff: Human BirdWings Guy Finally Enjoys The Miracle Of Human Flight

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While I am indeed guilty of being pretty fly for a white guy, it’s never been able to help me achieve my life-long dream of actual flight. You know, in the air, like a bird. Or maybe like Superman or Captain Planet. Hence my excitement back in December when we...
Houston, We Have Liftoff: Human BirdWings Guy Finally Enjoys The Miracle Of Human Flight

Nintendo Unveils Wii Party

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Nintendo Unveils Wii Party is a post from Chris PirilloNintendo president Satoru Iwata announced a combination of Mario Party and Wii Sports today with a new offering called Wii Party. The upcoming concoction will feature games such as the “International Vacation Game,” “Mii Jyan” roulette and “Balance Ship.” Each game...
Nintendo Unveils Wii Party

Broadcom: 802.11ac chipsets already in preproduction, preparing router invasion in summer

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Broadcom might have unveiled a bevy of 802.11ac chipsets back at CES, however when it came to availability the chipmaker played more than coy as to when they'd sashay their way out of developmental labs and into the hands of actual consumers. Fast-forward to MWC and the chipmaker's isn't...
Broadcom: 802.11ac chipsets already in preproduction, preparing router invasion in summer

FT Names Cisco CEO 'Chief Obfuscation Champion'

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Lucy Kellaway, a columnist and associate editor the Financial Times, the preeminent British business newspaper, just named Cisco CEO John Chambers "Chief Obfuscation Champion" -- or "COC" for short. It's part of her annual awards for "guff, cliché, euphemism and verbal stupidity" by top business execs. She had originally been...
FT Names Cisco CEO 'Chief Obfuscation Champion'

Bender: Drunkenomics 101: Playing a Beer Market

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Illustration: Alexander Blosyak Usually, the only math required at a bar is tip calculation. But a new algorithm-based program from Miami company Drink Exchange makes ordering cocktails much like playing the stock market. If a particular concoction is popular, the software automatically raises its price. Conversely, the less popular a...
Bender: Drunkenomics 101: Playing a Beer Market

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Activision, cert: 12, out nowOnly recently, the future of the Transformers gaming franchise looked bleak. Having incurred the wrath of fans and critics alike with last year's disappointing movie tie-in, Dark of the Moon, developer High Moon was under pressure to deliver a return to form....
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron - review

Super Mario Spacetime Organ lets you remix the plumber's world

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The game may be pushing 30, but we get the sneaking feeling that the world has only scratched the surface of the original Super Mario Bros' gameplay potential. Chris Novello certainly offers a fairly compelling case for this, in the form of the Super Mario Spacetime organ, a strange...
Super Mario Spacetime Organ lets you remix the plumber's world

Yes, MacBook Pro's Retina Display Is Brilliant, But Not For the Average User

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First, I'd like to thank all the readers who commented on our post. Some of the criticisms made me cringe, such as being called a "link-baiting whore," while other remarks were more insightful and worth taking seriously. But whether the comments were for or against the post, I'm humbled that...
Yes, MacBook Pro's Retina Display Is Brilliant, But Not For the Average User

Sir, You Are Being Hunted - the world's first tweedy robot stealth game?

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The latest title from UK studio Big Robot combines Sherlock Holmes, Dr Who and stealth classic Thief into one eccentric adventureWhen a game is described by its creators as 'tweed-punk robo-horror', you immediately know, as Kate Bush sang in Cloudbusting, that something good is going to happen. Sir, You Are...
Sir, You Are Being Hunted - the world's first tweedy robot stealth game?
Social Collaboration Platform For Students Kolab Opens Public Beta To First 15K Users

Scientists Have Discovered Booze That Won't Give You A Hangover [Mad Science]

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Booze, for all its magical wonder, still has big drawbacks: You can't sober up quickly, and you often get a hangover. Now Korean researchers have found a way of tweaking booze to limit the fallout — without cutting its strength.Doctors Kwang-il Kwon and Hye Gwang Jeong of Chungnam National...
Scientists Have Discovered Booze That Won't Give You A Hangover [Mad Science]
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