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University researchers develop 50 gigapixel camera, hope it hits the mainstream in five years

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Gigapixel cameras aren't exactly hot-off-the-presses, but a few wizards at Duke and the University of Arizona may be close to getting that sort of technology into your future point-and-shoot. Reportedly, electrical engineers with gobs of free time and an imagination the size of Coach K's ego have managed to...
University researchers develop 50 gigapixel camera, hope it hits the mainstream in five years

How to keep 'work from home' employees accountable--without spying

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I've been a part-time, work-from-home employee for years now. And yes, I do work. A lot. Still, I hear whispers from coworkers who wonder if I'm just avoiding a commute to spend quality time with my laundry. And then there are the moms I meet at the park on...
How to keep 'work from home' employees accountable--without spying

Slickdeals' best in tech for February 18th: 55-inch Panasonic Viera 3D HDTV and more

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Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll want to act fast, though, as many of these offerings won't stick around...
Slickdeals' best in tech for February 18th: 55-inch Panasonic Viera 3D HDTV and more

Feds Back To Seizing Websites Over Claims Of Copyright Infringement

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While we've written plenty about the US Justice Department and US Homeland Security (via ICE) seizing various websites on questionable legal authority by claiming they were tools used for criminal copyright infringement, a series of pretty massive screwups seemed to have them, at least temporarily, shying away from such seizures...
Feds Back To Seizing Websites Over Claims Of Copyright Infringement

Is Affiliate Marketing Hard?

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We’ve all read the sales pages claiming that all we affiliate marketers have to do is churn out some sort of online content each day and we’ll get rich. Plus, we can do it in our pajamas for just a few hours a day, leaving us endless free time to...
Is Affiliate Marketing Hard?

Is There Money To Made In The DIY Sentry Gun Open Source Scene? Yes.

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It’s hard to forget that scene in the Graduate when the young, confused Benjamin is approached by a family friend who tells him the future in two words: sentry guns. Now you, too, can enter this lucrative world with Project Sentry, an open source tracking sentry gun system that uses...
Is There Money To Made In The DIY Sentry Gun Open Source Scene? Yes.

Spotify, we need a break. I’m falling for Songza

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I’m a huge fan of Spotify. It somehow seems so long ago that the service swooped in and replaced iTunes altogether with cheap streaming of almost every artist I could hope listen to (except the Beatles). But what made me love Spotify now makes me hesitant to open it. I’m...
Spotify, we need a break. I’m falling for Songza

Amazon Game Connect links free-to-play, MMO games to store accounts, turns 1-Click into way too many

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Amazon must have a lot of free time for gaming during its summer vacation: just a day after unveiling GameCircle as a cloud infrastructure, it's trotting out Game Connect to make buying game content that much easier. Once it's integrated into a title, the new platform will let customers...
Amazon Game Connect links free-to-play, MMO games to store accounts, turns 1-Click into way too many

Microsoft gives away 'free time' to promote Windows Phone

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Microsoft sets up "free time machines" in select cities with freebies such as free meals, grocery deliveries, dog walking services, and access to a personal shopper -- all in a bid to generate some buzz from the recently launched Lumia 900. [Read more]...
Microsoft gives away 'free time' to promote Windows Phone

How to create a rating system for freelance prospecting

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I just graduated from college a couple of weeks ago. Since I have been freelancing for over five years, earlier this year I made the decision to continue my freelancing after college and relaunched my freelance business under a new name. Between a full-time school schedule and word-of-mouth freelance clients,...
How to create a rating system for freelance prospecting

Hack Your Housing: Check Out This Berkeley Freshman’s ‘Ridiculously Automated’ Dorm Room

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So this is pretty fun. A University of California at Berkeley freshman named Derek Low uploaded a video to YouTube today of what he’s calling the “BRAD”, or the Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm. Apparently, Low set out three months ago to make “the most ridiculously automated dorm room in...
Hack Your Housing: Check Out This Berkeley Freshman’s ‘Ridiculously Automated’ Dorm Room

This badass Valve engineer built his own hybrid rocket engine and you can too

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Ben Krasnow, who lists himself as a Hacker Extraordinaire at video game company Valve, apparently decided to built a demonstration hybrid rocket engine in his free time. That, or Valve’s getting into the jetpack business. I’m secretly hoping for the latter (after all, aren’t they’re getting into the hardware game?), but...
This badass Valve engineer built his own hybrid rocket engine and you can too

7 Ways to Motivate Your Startup Team — Without Giving Away Equity

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Startup entrepreneurs live, eat and breathe their companies. Catching a quick catnap under your desk counts as a good night's sleep. But how do you get the same level of commitment from mere employees? Typically, the answer has been to award them significant chunks of the company in the...
7 Ways to Motivate Your Startup Team — Without Giving Away Equity

OS X TextMate user? free time tracker: matewatch

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So we rolled our own. matewatch simply checks what TextMate documents you’re editing and records the intervals of time that those documents are frontmost in TextMate. (Link: OS X TextMate user? free time tracker: matewatch)...
OS X TextMate user? free time tracker: matewatch

PeoplePerHour publicly launches Hourlies, for freelancers offering services by the hour

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PeoplePerHour, the marketplace for freelancers, today announced the public launch of Hourlies, a new product designed to make hourly services easier to manage. Hourlies are online listings where anyone can sell their services or skills by the hour, starting with as little as one hour. Users can set up a...
PeoplePerHour publicly launches Hourlies, for freelancers offering services by the hour

MyFiveBy Wants To Join The Conversation With A Unique, Browser-Based Microblogging Tool

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Every few years someone tries to unseat the big social networks by creating something unique and unusual. They often fail. However, I think MyFiveBy has a fighting chance. Built by a team out of Barcelona, the web-based app creates a sort of “workspace” for your microblogging exploits, allowing you to...
MyFiveBy Wants To Join The Conversation With A Unique, Browser-Based Microblogging Tool

Predicting the "iPad Mini" internals

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I saw two curious entries in Instapaper's device stats today: one iPad2,5 and one iPad2,6. (There were also a few iPhone5,1 devices, but that's not a surprise -- that's almost certainly next month's new GSM iPhone.) These device models, as reported by the OS, could be faked by a jailbreaker...
Predicting the "iPad Mini" internals

After awkward holiday launch, Nokia and Microsoft look to build Lumia 900 buzz

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Did anybody at AT&T, Microsoft or Nokia check the calendar before picking a launch day for the Lumia 900 Windows Phone? That’s the obvious question after the New York Times discovered that nearly all of the AT&T stores in the heart of New York City were closed for Easter yesterday...
After awkward holiday launch, Nokia and Microsoft look to build Lumia 900 buzz

Startup vets Ethan Lowry and Joe Heitzeberg are cooking up new connected devices

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Joe Heitzeberg Ethan Lowry and Joe Heitzeberg are software guys. Lowry is best known as one of the co-creators of the wildly popular Urbanspoon mobile app, while Heitzeberg worked at companies such as SnapVine, MediaPiston and Whitepages. But the well-known coders and entrepreneurs are spending their free time kicking around...
Startup vets Ethan Lowry and Joe Heitzeberg are cooking up new connected devices

Kindle Fire for kids: Amazon launches subscription for children's books, apps, shows

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Look out, iPad? Amazon is trying to win the hearts of parents, and their kids, with a new subscription service called FreeTime Unlimited for children’s books, shows, and apps on Kindle Fire tablets. Working in conjunction with the Free Time parental controls on the Kindle Fire devices, the service provides...
Kindle Fire for kids: Amazon launches subscription for children's books, apps, shows

UCSB sensor sniffs explosives through microfluidics, might replace Rover at the airport (video)

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We're sure that most sniffer dogs would rather be playing fetch than hunting for bombs in luggage. If UC Santa Barbara has its way with a new sensor, those canines will have a lot more free time on their hands. The device manages a snout-like sensitivity by concentrating molecules...
UCSB sensor sniffs explosives through microfluidics, might replace Rover at the airport (video)
Exec launches cleaning service in 4 new markets around the U.S.

Like a help desk for life: Wizpert puts you in touch with experts instantly

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You can find the answer to plenty of questions online, but sometimes it’s helpful to chat with a particularly knowledgeable human. New York City-based Wizpert aims to simplify the process of finding and chatting with experts instantly — and in the process, the startup is moving one step ahead...
Like a help desk for life: Wizpert puts you in touch with experts instantly

Harvard Professor Discovers A Cool Secret To Making Employees Feel Like They've Got More Time

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This Series On The Future Of The Workplace Is Brought To You By Cognizant Turns out it's a total myth that to inspire innovation in your company you've got to give your employees a bunch of free time to work on pet projects. New research from Harvard Business School...
Harvard Professor Discovers A Cool Secret To Making Employees Feel Like They've Got More Time

The Story Of A Man Who Outsourced His Work To China So He Could Watch Cat Videos All Day (VZW)

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A Verizon case study recently revealed that some people will go through great lengths in order to be able to watch cat videos all day. We first heard about it on TNW. The study documents the scam of a developer named Bob. He worked at a "critical infrastructure" company in...
The Story Of A Man Who Outsourced His Work To China So He Could Watch Cat Videos All Day (VZW)

Should you do business in a hoodie?

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg can afford to dress down, even when he's courting Wall Street suits. But what are the rules for the rest of us?Tom Lamont Let's break this in two. Should Mark Zuckerberg (who earlier this month upset potential Facebook investors by attending a meeting in casual clothing)...
Should you do business in a hoodie?

Zombie Minesweeper arrives on Android

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Frogtoss Game’s tongue-in-cheek survival horror game Zombie Minesweeper has officially launched for Android, approximately 16 months after it launched for iOS. Zombie Minesweeper is a twist on the classic Minesweeper game. The game is broken up into sprawling levels, the landscape of which is divided up via a Minesweeper grid....
Zombie Minesweeper arrives on Android

Sony unveils Laser Light Source Projector, claims brightest output in the class

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Sony doesn't always break ground on new technology, but it tends to go big when it does. The company's new installation-grade Laser Light Source Projector (similar to the VPL-FH36 you see here) serves as a textbook example. While it's far from the world's first laser projector, it's reportedly the...
Sony unveils Laser Light Source Projector, claims brightest output in the class
What do software developers and cabaret dancers have in common? Softarex

44 percent of mobile games played at home according to MoPub, Miniclip

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Mobile games may be designed for short, play-anywhere bursts of activity, but according to a new study from Miniclip and MoPub, the majority of mobile games are actually played at home. The results, which echo figures from an earlier study conducted by the NPD Group, were determined by a voluntary...
44 percent of mobile games played at home according to MoPub, Miniclip
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