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McDonald’s new insanely effective viral ad is actually illegal to remove

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McDonald’s possibly official seed bomb ad by designer Sean Click can go anywhere for free and is illegal to dig up in California. It just might be the world’s most effective form of viral advertising. The act of seed bombing is relatively common and well-known, but the idea of integrating it into...
McDonald’s new insanely effective viral ad is actually illegal to remove

Star Wars Arcade gets fan made mini-me, weeps tears of joy (video)

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Arcade fan (and genius) Le Chuck got up one morning and thought "Why not build a perfect replica of Atari's Star Wars Arcade, at 1:6 scale?" The result is this amazing 12-inch cabinet with a fully working Atari-yoke, handmade from aluminum and a pair of potentiometers. Tucked inside the...
Star Wars Arcade gets fan made mini-me, weeps tears of joy (video)

Now here’s one really Smart use of Twitter

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Do us a favour. Go to Smart Car’s official Twitter account for Argentina. Looking at their first few tweets, you’d think that a kid got in there and had at it with the keyboard. In reality, their social media team has come up with a genius little bit of marketing...
Now here’s one really Smart use of Twitter

OMG: 5-Week-Old App Draw Something Hits 20 Million Downloads And Generates 6-Figures Per Day

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Three weeks ago, we wrote about OMGPOP's mobile app, Draw Something. The ten-day-old social game had been downloaded more than 1.2 million times. Now the company has shared even more staggering numbers with us.  In just five weeks, the pictionary-like game has been downloaded 20 million times.  That's more...
OMG: 5-Week-Old App Draw Something Hits 20 Million Downloads And Generates 6-Figures Per Day

Apps Genius opens pre-registration for GetFunded, its Kickstarter-style crowdfunding venture

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GetFunded is now open for pre-registration to all businesses more than a month after Apps Genius revealed its plans to enter the crowdfunding space. Apps Genius develops, markets, publishes, and distributes social games and applications for consumers. And in an effort to promote its latest initiative and draw in the best...
Apps Genius opens pre-registration for GetFunded, its Kickstarter-style crowdfunding venture

PSA: Sony SmartWatch now available in the US for $150

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What's the most useful smartwatch of them all? If you guessed Sony's, you've got reason to smile: we just got word that it's finally available here in the US of A. As expected, the SmartWatch costs $150, while those colorful (read: not black) wrist bands are priced at $20...
PSA: Sony SmartWatch now available in the US for $150

Microsoft's $300 million gamble on B&N: Hey, why not?

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If it works out, this low-cost move by a company that trails in the e-book business could make Steve Ballmer look like a genius. [Read more]...
Microsoft's $300 million gamble on B&N: Hey, why not?

Press-To-Open Keyring Just Blew My Mind (And Saved My Fingernails) [Genius]

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I'm really sorry dress pant sweatpants, but there's only room in my heart for one amazing invention at a time, and you've just been replaced by these brilliant Free Key rings that open with a simple press. More »...
Press-To-Open Keyring Just Blew My Mind (And Saved My Fingernails) [Genius]

MacUpdate Bundle: Parallels 7, BusyCal, Screenflow, Civ V, lots more, 11 Mac Apps: $49.99

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From 9to5Toys.com: MacUpdate has one of the better bundles we’ve seen on a wide-ranging set of Mac software. If you are like us and getting a new MacBook next week, you can load it up with software: You are getting a solid deal with the Parallels 7 headliner ($30 off retail), but...
MacUpdate Bundle: Parallels 7, BusyCal, Screenflow, Civ V, lots more, 11 Mac Apps: $49.99
iFixit Tears Down The MacBook Pro With Retina Display, Deems It Nearly Impossible To Repair

Genius Ring Air Mouse scrolls through the FCC, added buttons in tow

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If the Ring Mouse caught your attention a while back, you're in luck. The Genius Ring Air Mouse has tiptoed through the FCC with a dapper new façade and sporting both air cursor and scroll modes. In addition to the left and right clickers we've seen before, this model...
Genius Ring Air Mouse scrolls through the FCC, added buttons in tow

With a $6 million Series A, Twist for iOS wants to ensure you'll never wait for someone again

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There are times when we see a team and we know that the product that they’re crafting is going to be great. When startup vets Bill Lee and Mike Belshe are behind a project, it would be one of those times. Their latest invention is an app called Twist for...
With a $6 million Series A, Twist for iOS wants to ensure you'll never wait for someone again

SHOCKING: 68% Of US Android Owners Never Use Wi-Fi (GOOG, AAPL)

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New ComScore numbers show that an iPhone owner is far more likely to use his phone's Wi-Fi functionality than an Android owner is. In the US, 71% of iPhone owners use both cellular and Wi-Fi connections while a mere 32% of Android owners make use of both. It's even...
SHOCKING: 68% Of US Android Owners Never Use Wi-Fi (GOOG, AAPL)

Inside Apple's New Amsterdam Retail Store

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Late yesterday, we posted a remarkable photo of the glass staircase inside Apple's new Amsterdam retail store that is set to open to the public on Saturday. Press previews of the new store took place this morning, and a number of sources have now posted photo sets of the interior...
Inside Apple's New Amsterdam Retail Store
Apple Store Genius Bars now facing more iPhone 4 replacement constraints, told to swap for 4S

Crosswal.lk, The App Discovery Service That’s Better Than iTunes Genius, Is Now An App

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Mobile application discovery service Crosswa.lk has just debuted its much anticipated native counterpart, in the form of a new iPhone application. The app soft-launched over the weekend, allowing users to see what apps their friends are using as well as those that are popular on the wider Crosswa.lk network. It...
Crosswal.lk, The App Discovery Service That’s Better Than iTunes Genius, Is Now An App

Apple begins testing new Genius Bar layout to increase appointment capacity

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Aware that customers are increasingly making the journey to its stores to purchase the latest iDevice or Mac and  to interact with employees at the Genius Bar, Apple has begun testing new Genius Bar layouts in order to increase its capacity. Previously offset from the back wall of a store,...
Apple begins testing new Genius Bar layout to increase appointment capacity
“Social Ideation” Startup AHHHA Turns Users’ Ideas Into Real Products

Google Play? What The Hell Was Wrong With Android Market?

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Google often confuses me. The company, with its thousands of genius employees, often makes the most brain-dead decisions. Just earlier today Google rolled out their latest twist on the Android Market — but it’s not called Android Market anymore. Instead of simply redesigning the e-store, Google also rebranded the whole...
Google Play? What The Hell Was Wrong With Android Market?

From Twitter to toilet: Now you can wipe with your favorite tweets. Genius.

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Most of the tweets you read on Twitter are forgettable, at best. Some of them are pure gold and worth memorializing in some fashion. But how? A favorite? A retweet? Emailing them to a friend? How about printing them out on toilet paper and wiping your butt with them? Amazing...
From Twitter to toilet: Now you can wipe with your favorite tweets. Genius.

Apple Testing Redesigned Genius Bar to Increase Capacity

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ifoAppleStore posts a photo of Apple's concept for a redesigned Genius Bar for at least some of its retail stores, a move intended to increase capacity at the busy support location. Significantly, the change turns the entire Genius Bar by 90 degrees to provide stools for customers on both sides...
Apple Testing Redesigned Genius Bar to Increase Capacity

Here’s What The Facebook App Center Is Really About

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Chester Ng, co-founder and CMO of SweetLabs, makers of Pokki, an HTML5 app platform for the PC. The tectonic plates in the app world have been shifting quite a bit lately, in ways that will significantly impact developers and users. One major upcoming...
Here’s What The Facebook App Center Is Really About

Three Things I Have Learned From Ev, Biz, and Goldman

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Since January, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Jason Goldman have been helping us build Branch. I feel very lucky to call them mentors and friends, so I thought I would pay it forward by sharing some of the wisdom that they have shared with me. I Don’t Know – @Ev Do you...
Three Things I Have Learned From Ev, Biz, and Goldman

Full gallery of Apple’s gorgeous flagship Amsterdam Hirsch building retail store

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We already knew that Apple would officially be opening the doors to a new flagship retail location on the ground floor and mezzanine of the Hirsch building at the Leidseplein in Amsterdam. The doors officially open to the public tomorrow, but One More Thing photographer Rogier Visser has shared some great...
Full gallery of Apple’s gorgeous flagship Amsterdam Hirsch building retail store

You'll Be Able To Download Windows 8 Any Minute Now (MSFT)

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Microsoft is giving one final demo of Windows 8 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona right now.  When the presentation is finished, we're expecting the company to set the free consumer preview of Windows 8 live for anyone with a PC to download. Keep checking back here for...
You'll Be Able To Download Windows 8 Any Minute Now (MSFT)

4 entrepreneurial lessons from Albert Einstein

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A few days ago I stumbled upon a blog post that had a few mentions of the genius Mr.Einstein. Because I’m a big fan of the man who had such an amazing affect on life as we know it today, I thought what would he do if he was one...
4 entrepreneurial lessons from Albert Einstein

Google’s best invention ever: The KegDroid beer dispensing system [video]

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Google works on some of the coolest projects you can think of. Want to wear a virtual digital environment on your face? There’s Project Glass. Want to take a cross country trip without ever touching the gas pedal? There’s the Google self-driving car. Want beer? Now there’s the KegDroid beer...
Google’s best invention ever: The KegDroid beer dispensing system [video]

Celebrating Alan Turing's genius

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Vint Cerf on the 100th anniversary of the computing icon's birth...
Celebrating Alan Turing's genius

The Highest Paying Jobs At Apple [RANKED] (AAPL)

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Who gets paid more at Apple: designers or engineers?  While not as loving to its engineers as Google is, Apple still pays its software and hardware engineers well above the rest of its staff. But its design staff is clearly highly valuable — and in many cases gets paid better...
The Highest Paying Jobs At Apple [RANKED] (AAPL)

Facebook flop means hard times ahead for startups? Y Combinator’s Paul Graham is worried

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Paul Graham is the genius behind Y Combinator, one of the first startup incubators and the birthplace of immediately recognizable companies such as Reddit, Scribd, Disqus, Dropbox, Posterous, and many, many more. So if he gets worried, people listen. Right now, Graham is worried. Worried enough, at least, to send...
Facebook flop means hard times ahead for startups? Y Combinator’s Paul Graham is worried
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