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This iPad keyboard lets you touch type on your screen, then roll it up in your Smart Cover

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We see interesting gadgets around here at TNW pretty regularly, but we are always on the lookout for the new and unusual. It is with that fact in mind that today I present to you the Touchfire. It is a thin membrane that sits over your iPad (second or third...
This iPad keyboard lets you touch type on your screen, then roll it up in your Smart Cover

NASA rover Curiosity blasts first Martian rock with laser

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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity successfully tested its laser on Sunday, blasting a fist-size Martian rock and analyzing its makeup....
NASA rover Curiosity blasts first Martian rock with laser

What, No Fist Bump?

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Call me a sucker for cool networking tools, but I love Bump and wrote about the Mountain View, Calif.-based back in August 2010. The company’s audacious goal – to bridge the physical and digital world – made a lot of sense to me. Investors, too, liked the company and...
What, No Fist Bump?

Book discovery startup Libboo raises $1.1m seed round

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Libboo, a TechStars Boston startup that aims to “create the next digital bestseller,” has raised $1.1 million in seed funding. The round was led by Massachusetts VC firm MassVentures. Libboo’s goal is to build buzz around books by connecting “buzzers,” or “readers who love to share and talk about books,”...
Book discovery startup Libboo raises $1.1m seed round

Gave up on Betty White and finished my timesheets myself. (shakes fist) http://bit.ly/acd8A2

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Gave up on Betty White and finished my timesheets myself. (shakes fist) http://bit.ly/acd8A2

Microsoft Research gives Kinect-style controls the fingers

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One of the major limitations of Microsoft's current Kinect hardware is the inability to detect a hand with sufficient resolution to make out individual fingers. Microsoft has apparently been working on a potential solution to that problem which involves, of all things, strapping a camera directly to a player's...
Microsoft Research gives Kinect-style controls the fingers

listening to "Hot Chip - Shake A Fist (Diplo Remix)"

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listening to "Hot Chip - Shake A Fist (Diplo Remix)"

Dronegames In San Francisco Features Twitter Fists, Groupon Leashes, MiFi And Botnets

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Yesterday, we were invited to judge a really cool competition, the Dronegames. Basically, a bunch of teams that like to hack on helicopter-like Drones came together in Groupon’s San Francisco office to come up with some really cool creations. I expected things to spin and go upside down, but these...
Dronegames In San Francisco Features Twitter Fists, Groupon Leashes, MiFi And Botnets

HBO's PunchForce hits the FCC, turns fists into data... violent, violent data

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HBO has been quietly working on its PunchForce tech since about 2010, when it tried to convince British star Amir Khan and Argentine boxer Marcos Maidana to wear the sensors for their light welterweight title bout. Neither seemed particularly eager. Now though, over a year later, the latest in...
HBO's PunchForce hits the FCC, turns fists into data... violent, violent data
Snow Fall: Finally an articulation for the digerati of what a big, expensive newsroom can do

DARPA seeking to free the world from passwords

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Trying to remember complicated “secure” passwords may be a thing of the past if the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) gets its way. The research arm of the US military is putting a call out to developers to begin work on software applications that will allow a computer system...
DARPA seeking to free the world from passwords

Apple accused of kowtowing to China as it follows recent apology by banning app for 'illegal' content

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After a high-profile apology in the face of widespread media criticism, Apple is being accused of kowtowing to the Chinese government after it barred local access to an app that includes content that authorities deemed to be ‘illegal’ in the country. The Financial Times reports [paywalled] that bookstore app ‘jingdian shucheng’...
Apple accused of kowtowing to China as it follows recent apology by banning app for 'illegal' content

Trying to be the one true social graph is like trying to hold water in your fist

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Facebook needed to buy Instagram because it was creating a mobile-first photo-centric social network. Snapchat is interesting to Facebook because it's creating a mobile-first ephemeral content social network. Twitter was threatening enough to Facebook because of an asymmetric follow graph that Facebook added the equivalent 'subscribe' option. And so it goes......
Trying to be the one true social graph is like trying to hold water in your fist

Redbox Instant enters alpha testing with help from Verizon

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It's been a long, long road but Redbox's streaming movie service is finally crawling towards reality. In February the DVD vending company announced a partnership with Verizon that would finally usher the Walmart staple into the 21st century. According to Fast Company, Redbox Instant will enter an internal alpha...
Redbox Instant enters alpha testing with help from Verizon

Tongue and Tech: The Many Emotions for Which English Has No Words

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Among them is the German backpfeifengesicht, "a face badly in need of a fist"...
Tongue and Tech: The Many Emotions for Which English Has No Words

Curiosity fires ChemCam laser for first time on Mars

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The mission's Chemistry and Camera instrument, or ChemCam, hit a fist-size rock with 30 pulses of its laser during a 10-second period. Each pulse delivers more than a million watts of power for about five one-billionths of a second. [Read more]...
Curiosity fires ChemCam laser for first time on Mars

Watch the NASA Control Room React to Curiosity's Martian Touchdown

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The survival of a robot provokes a scene of unbridled humanity. Last night, just after 10:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on Mars. For the NASA engineers and flight controllers who orchestrated the mobile science lab's trip, the seven minutes of terror that characterized the vehicle's...
Watch the NASA Control Room React to Curiosity's Martian Touchdown

Welcome to 2009: Google+ slowly adds vanity URLs for verified users

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  Vanity is the devil’s favorite sin, and for Google, it’s the source of the latest, belated Google+ feature: Vanity URLs. Google is finally giving the custom web addresses to Google+ users, a move that comes over a year after the service was launched. For Google+ users, this means...
Welcome to 2009: Google+ slowly adds vanity URLs for verified users

Why Do The People Who Always Ask Us To 'Respect' Artists Seem To Have So Little Respect For Artists?

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Over the years, we've posted tons and tons of stories of content creators embracing the internet, exploring the new opportunities it creates and often profiting greatly from doing so. We regularly celebrate the great creativity from these artists, and cheer them on as they succeed and (sometimes) make lots of...
Why Do The People Who Always Ask Us To 'Respect' Artists Seem To Have So Little Respect For Artists?

"I'M GONNA QUAD-FIST SOCIAL MEDIA" - Johnny Worthington - http://friendfeed.com/jworthington/52082956/i-hate-to-say-it-but-if-google-buzz-game-me

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"I'M GONNA QUAD-FIST SOCIAL MEDIA" - Johnny Worthington - http://friendfeed.com/jworthington/52082956/i-hate-to-say-it-but-if-google-buzz-game-me
The Verge Mobile Show broadcasts live tomorrow, November 14th

Peter Bradshaw on Twitter vanity searches

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'Googling yourself is just weak dope'Everyone on Twitter is aware of its addictive pitfalls. Here is the nastiest of all: the vanity search. Typing your own name into the search field. Googling yourself was just weak dope - a gateway drug to the evil crack cocaine of the Twitter vanity...
Peter Bradshaw on Twitter vanity searches

With A San Francisco Launch Imminent, Lyft Is Doubling Its Fleet Of Drivers And Readying An Android App

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It’s been just eight weeks since Zimride’s ride-sharing service, Lyft, was launched in beta, providing San Francisco users a low-cost alternative to cabs and Ubers. Since then, the service has grown a tremendous amount: It’s got more than 100 drivers operating in the area, who together are taking hundreds of...
With A San Francisco Launch Imminent, Lyft Is Doubling Its Fleet Of Drivers And Readying An Android App

Vine Becomes Number One App In U.S. App Store

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Good news for Twitter, then. Vine, Twitter's six-second video app is at the top of the App Store download chart in the U.S. The news was announced on Twitter by Vine's creative director, Rus Yusupov, with a screenshot (but no backslap-fist pump video offering, sadly.) The six-month-old service also...
Vine Becomes Number One App In U.S. App Store

Bump Pay Lets You PayPal Someone Quick, But Only In-Person

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Now it’s as easy as a fist-pound to pay a friend back for dinner, drinks, or a cab. Bump, the popular contact sharing app developer, today releases a new standalone iOS app that lets you transfer money via PayPal to anyone in arm’s reach. But that’s also Bump Pay’s biggest limitation....
Bump Pay Lets You PayPal Someone Quick, But Only In-Person
Trolls should go to jail, says Arizona, and I agree
Tokyo University's unbeatable Rock, Paper, Scissors robot crushes all challengers

What, no fist Bump?

gigaom.com
Call me a sucker for cool networking tools, but I love Bump and wrote about the Mountain View, Calif.-based back in August 2010. The company’s audacious goal – to bridge the physical and digital world – made a lot of sense to me. Investors, too, liked the company and have...
What, no fist Bump?

Lyft's Focus On Community And The Story Behind The Pink Mustache

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You ask for a ride, it rolls up, you get into the front seat and you give the drive a fist-bump. This sounds like something you do when your best friend picks you up, and that’s exactly the experience that super-hot ride-sharing service Lyft wants to emulate. I sat down...
Lyft's Focus On Community And The Story Behind The Pink Mustache

I'll get you *shakes fist* RT @brettschulte: I just ousted Krynsky as the mayor of Fry's Electronics on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/81tfMz

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I'll get you *shakes fist* RT @brettschulte: I just ousted Krynsky as the mayor of Fry's Electronics on @foursquare! http://4sq.com/81tfMz
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