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AI research firm Viacrious raises $15M in its first round

Raspberry Pi Mini Computer: Tiny $35/$25 Price-Tag Could Be Squeezed A little Lower -- But Don't Expect Sub-$20 Pi

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The differentiator for the Raspberry Pi mini computer is price. It’s not the most powerful single-board computer around but it’s not trying to be. The platform-makers’ big idea was to make a device that kids could learn to code on — meaning it needed to be powerful enough to do...
Raspberry Pi Mini Computer: Tiny $35/$25 Price-Tag Could Be Squeezed A little Lower -- But Don't Expect Sub-$20 Pi

Follower Wonk: Cool stuff with Twitter bios, stats, and such

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Follower Wonk: Cool stuff with Twitter bios, stats, and such

Check out @johnhaydon 's Twitter resource superlist. Pretty cool stuff! http://bit.ly/RFo32 - RT? That click to tweet is HOT Thanks :P

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Check out @johnhaydon 's Twitter resource superlist. Pretty cool stuff! http://bit.ly/RFo32 - RT? That click to tweet is HOT Thanks :P

Gift Ideas For Techies And Regular Folk [Infographic]

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Technology may not be the most personal of gifts, but it's got two things going for it as a holiday offering: 1. Typically this is the time of year when tech prices are cut 2. Tech gifts usually last for a while. But how do you know what tech gizmo...
Gift Ideas For Techies And Regular Folk [Infographic]

Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 377: Live from Macworld | iWorld - Stump The Geeks!

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John and Dave recorded this live on Friday, January 27, 2012 at Macworld | iWorld allowing audience members to come up with questions to try and stump the geeks! Peppered in between questions were Cool Stuff Found picks from the visits John and Dave each made to the show floor....
Mac Geek Gab Podcast: MGG 377: Live from Macworld | iWorld - Stump The Geeks!

Metallic robots playing Motorhead is the most metal thing you have seen since Metallica in '89

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And you thought that Google and Microsoft’s research teams did cool stuff. This is better. Put on headphones, increase the volume, and prepare yourself to watch four robots play a stirring rendition of the classic anthem ‘Ace of Spades,’ originally by Motorhead. TNW will personally hug anyone who dubs Lemmy’s...
Metallic robots playing Motorhead is the most metal thing you have seen since Metallica in '89

Google Buzz, The Social Network No One Cared About, Is Finally Going Offline (GOOG)

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Remember the days of Buzz? It was Google's kinda-sorta social network that made Google Reader into a Twitter-type platform for sharing cool stuff online. Not too many people cared to use it, and in October 2011 Google announced that it'd eventually discontinue the service. Finally and at long last, Google's...
Google Buzz, The Social Network No One Cared About, Is Finally Going Offline (GOOG)

Blippy Gets A Facebook-Inspired Redesign And An Important New Privacy Feature

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When Blippy launched a few months ago, the idea was to get the site up there as bare-bones as possible so it was simple to people. That makes sense since the idea of sharing your credit card transaction data was (and remains) highly controversial. But despite the controversy, users...
Blippy Gets A Facebook-Inspired Redesign And An Important New Privacy Feature
Hardware Hackers, Unite: TechCrunch Is Headed To CES And We Want To Talk To You

Photo app Trover takes a new turn as users expand focus

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Photo sharing app Trover launched one year ago with the goal of helping people use pictures to find cool stuff nearby. A photo of a burger might lead you to a cool restaurant around the corner, or a pic of a park might give you an idea about where to...
Photo app Trover takes a new turn as users expand focus
TripTrotting’s Founders Celebrate Oversubscribed Seed Financing by “Eating Their Own Dogfood” in Mexico City

Gravatar Has Just Become an 22 Million+ Strong Social Network

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Until now Gravatar has just been a way for you to use one avatar across the web. It’s worked well and allowed millions of sites to grab avatars to use in comments, forums etc. without forcing the user to upload a photo every time.Today Automattic (the company behind Wordpress) has...
Gravatar Has Just Become an 22 Million+ Strong Social Network

Visualized: a look inside iRobot's gadget-filled 'cool stuff room' (video)

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We've all seen a Roomba at one point or another, be it picking up debris around our feet in a friend's living room or chauffeuring a courageous kitty for an entertaining clip on YouTube. Likely far less familiar, however, is iRobot's gadget-filled Massachusetts headquarters, including the museum-like "cool stuff...
Visualized: a look inside iRobot's gadget-filled 'cool stuff room' (video)
Quixplore launches social calendar to fight fear of missing out

Infographic: 15 Things About Star Trek You Probably Didn’t Know About Star Trek

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Graphic artist Ricky Linn created an awesome new Star Trek infographic, 15 Things About Star Trek You Probably Didn’t Know About Star Trek. Check it out, after the jump. Read the rest of this post on SlashFilm.com… Here are some possibly related posts: Cool Stuff: Anatomy of a Tribble...
Infographic: 15 Things About Star Trek You Probably Didn’t Know About Star Trek
Nokia Pureview 808 Hands-On

JollyBox helps you send monthly care packages to college students and military personnel

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What do you get for the person who basically needs everything? Care packages are the oldest way of showing college students and family and friends in the military that we care. When it comes to those in the military, sending valuable and personal items to men and women overseas isn’t...
JollyBox helps you send monthly care packages to college students and military personnel

David Jaffe to leave Eat Sleep Play when Twisted Metal is complete

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David Jaffe, the creator of games such as Twisted Metal, has confirmed earlier reports that he will be leaving Eat Sleep Play for a new gig. However, in a tweet, he says he is going to stay onboard until Twisted Metal has shipped and any post-launch bugs have been...
David Jaffe to leave Eat Sleep Play when Twisted Metal is complete

Blur is Coming

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I’ve been hinting about a new conference that we’ve been working on with Eric Norlin that complements Defrag and Glue.  Eric is about to launch it and the splash page for the Blur Conference is up.  If you are familiar with Defrag and Glue, you know they are built around...
Blur is Coming
Why CES Matters (For Now)
TC Makers: A Walk Through Adafruit Industries With Limor Fried

CES 2013 through the eyes of our contest winner (video)

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Many entered, but it was Daniel Orren who sent in a great green-screened video that snagged him a temporary spot on the Engadget crew at this year's CES. Hanging with the team in our trusty trailer, getting comped meals, roaming the floor, wearing mind-controlled cat ears -- honestly, it's...
CES 2013 through the eyes of our contest winner (video)

What Games Are: Ok Glass, Let's Talk Games

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Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here. It’s very much in its infant phase, the time when the design looks a bit silly and people take...
What Games Are: Ok Glass, Let's Talk Games

Editor's Letter: PlayStation next

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In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. We're not even through February yet, but already we're looking at a time where there are three major product unveilings in a single week! If anyone was wondering whether 2013 would see the...
Editor's Letter: PlayStation next

Facebook Opens Up to the Web — Is That Good or Bad?

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There has been plenty of talk about what Facebook would announce at the f8 conference this week, but the full magnitude of what the company has in mind didn’t really hit home until after the keynote by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a related presentation by chief technology officer Bret...
Facebook Opens Up to the Web — Is That Good or Bad?
Big Tech: Father of Australian Internet Warns of Address Crunch

Inside Programr: The site that lets you learn to code by actually building apps

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Great things tend to happen whenever technology meets education. Such is the case with startups like P2PU, Codecademy, Udemy, Khan Academy, Skillshare and many more initiatives, where the traditional learning process has been turned on its head. When it comes to learning how to code, options like these exist to bring...
Inside Programr: The site that lets you learn to code by actually building apps

The 15 Startups Everyone Is Talking About In Silicon Valley Right Now

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For the last week we've been asking everyone we talk to in Silicon Valley which startups are working on cool stuff. What follows is a round of what the companies that people are most excited about.Crowdtilt is helping friends pay for things more easily. Year Founded: 2011 Space: Group-buying Why...
The 15 Startups Everyone Is Talking About In Silicon Valley Right Now

Fusion-IO Brings Flash Madness To Workstations, And Movies Like 'Hugo'

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After working mostly in the realm of servers, Fusion-IO, the founding member of the AllThingsD Flash Madness Club, last summer’s hot IPO, said today it is bringing its flash technology to workstations. It is calling the product ioFX. One early customer is Rob Legato, the Visual Effects Supervisor who won...
Fusion-IO Brings Flash Madness To Workstations, And Movies Like 'Hugo'
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