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ani625 on This is a pic of my grandfather. I don't think flapper grandma would have been much of a challenge for him.

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ani625 on This is a pic of my grandfather. I don't think flapper grandma would have been much of a challenge for him.

If You Had Remote Access To Your Neighbor's Printer, What Would You Print?

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Reddit user H3K9me2 has discovered he has a pretty delightful power if you’re into cacophony: The ability to print remotely onto his neighbor’s printer. Tapping into some strange AI zeitgeist, the post asking what exactly he should print has blown up. The thread has produced 3875 comments and hundreds of suggestions, with the...
If You Had Remote Access To Your Neighbor's Printer, What Would You Print?

Let's Talk About That 500 Startups Video

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By now you’ve probably seen that 500 Startups Accelerator has a new class of startups, its sixth. And it’s got a ton of international folks taking part and that is fucking awesome. You know what’s not so awesome? The video that accompanied its announcement. This video, like those which came...
Let's Talk About That 500 Startups Video
Review: The Telikin PC For Older Folks
Another gifting company. Has Sesame opened way too late?

Fujitsu Stylistic S01 hands-on: a smartphone even grandma can use

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Not every smartphone needs to have piles of RAM an inhumanly fast quad-core CPU and a comically large 1080p display. For some niches of the market those things are not only unnecessary, but potentially a huge negative. Fujitsu's Stylistic S01 is one of those phones that eschews high-end specs...
Fujitsu Stylistic S01 hands-on: a smartphone even grandma can use
Re-re-re-thinking the rise of mammals and death of the dinosaurs

Microsoft patents long-distance virtual handshakes, hugs

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It can be tough to stay connected over long distances. Yes, there’s phone calls, texting, Facebook, Twitter, IM, video chatting and everything else. But what if you could give virtual hugs to each other using battery-powered, Internet-enabled pillows? Credit: Carnegie Mellon research paper, 2003. Microsoft just patented that … and...
Microsoft patents long-distance virtual handshakes, hugs

Brand advocates are the strongest salesforce you'll never have to hire

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The idea of getting people to tell their friends about your products is about as old as business itself. I remember in the city square in Elsinore where the farmers came in to sell their crops and the crowd was divided in two groups. Team X and team Y. My...
Brand advocates are the strongest salesforce you'll never have to hire

New "Chameleon" Botnet Could Be Costing Advertisers Up To $6 Million A Month

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Botnets. To security researchers, they’re like digital Hydra. For each vicious head they lop off, another two explode from the stump. Just a month ago, Microsoft and Symantec announced that they’d manage to take down the massive Bamital botnet, which is said to have been fakin’ clicks to the tune...
New "Chameleon" Botnet Could Be Costing Advertisers Up To $6 Million A Month

Protip: Do Not Post A Pic Of A Pile Of Cash To Facebook

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As tempting as it might seem, please do not upload a picture of a bunch of cash and then upload it to a social network. That’s just dumb. But that’s also what one 17-year-old Australian girl did only to have two robbers armed with a knife and a club show...
Protip: Do Not Post A Pic Of A Pile Of Cash To Facebook

Forrester: Apple’s TV distinction could be portability

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Frankly, no one has really sold me on why Apple should build a TV aside from its portable set-top box called the Apple TV.  With 7 year upgrade cycles and razor thin margins, it seems like Apple would be hard pressed to introduce something noticeably better than a current high end...
Forrester: Apple’s TV distinction could be portability

How Niche Content Sites Can Build And Keep Audiences

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Editor’s note: Vikram Goyal is founder of CraftGossip.com. Follow CraftGossip on Twitter @CraftGossip. In Sept. 2007, I was on a well-deserved holiday, having spent an excruciating 11 months with a startup where 80-hour weeks were normal. I was the Chief Technology Officer and in my short tenure, I had gained...
How Niche Content Sites Can Build And Keep Audiences

The Pitch Season 2, Episode 4: Silver Living - Keeping Grandparents Everywhere Happy

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Meet Silver Living, the startup bringing transparency to families searching for information on assisted living facilities. Founders Tal Ziv and Mike Cirello want to help families avoid placing grandma in a facility where the reality of the community greatly differs from what elderly relatives actually experience there (more shuffleboard, please!)....
The Pitch Season 2, Episode 4: Silver Living - Keeping Grandparents Everywhere Happy

Finally, a Google for Grandma

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Finally, a Google for Grandma

The case for getting grandma to play World of Warcraft

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Researchers find that a few hours playing WoW boosts certain cognitive functions in older adults--especially those who had scored poorly prior to playing. [Read more]...
The case for getting grandma to play World of Warcraft
Just in Time for the Holidays, It's Sexy Easter Greetings
World's first PC game, co-written by Bill Gates, remade for iOS

Not your grandma's cookies: 3D printing goes culinary

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3D PRINTED CHRISTMAS COOKIES from Ralf Holleis on Vimeo. With 3D printing the possibilities seem endless. We’ve already seen 3D-guns, 3D-dildos, and a slew of 3D-printed statuettes. But today, because everyone is getting into the holiday spirit, we bring you 3D-holiday-cookies. That’s right, those delicious sugar cookies don’t need...
Not your grandma's cookies: 3D printing goes culinary

It Sucks to Be a Teen on the Internet Today

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OMG!! (Photo: Family.go.com) In the mid-90s, when this reporter was in elementary school, we developed a code for AOL instant messenger to alert our chat buddies whenever our parents had entered the room or were looking over our shoulders. “1,” we would type, when they were lurking around, to let...
It Sucks to Be a Teen on the Internet Today

ani625 on This is a pic of my grandfather. I don't think flapper grandma would have been much of a challenge for him.

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ani625 on This is a pic of my grandfather. I don't think flapper grandma would have been much of a challenge for him.

Ipad parody (Grandma gets one) http://twurl.nl/obd1iv

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Ipad parody (Grandma gets one) http://twurl.nl/obd1iv

I, For One, Welcome Our Salad-Making Robot Overlords

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Researchers from the Korean Institute of Science and Technology’s Center for Intelligent Robotics (CIR) have been working on a robot named CIROS to help around the house. Earlier versions were fairly life-like but this the third generation model, able to cut cucumbers and pour salad dressing, is positively a...
I, For One, Welcome Our Salad-Making Robot Overlords

14 Essential Reaction GIFs for Thanksgiving

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holidaze! Right now, you’re likely either on the road, braving the hordes for a last-minute Whole Foods run, or settling into your childhood bedroom. That’s because tomorrow is Thanksgiving. It’s a day for pigging out, but it’s also a day for socializing with people you rarely see. Thus you’re likely...
14 Essential Reaction GIFs for Thanksgiving

How technology has transformed communication for expatriates

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It was with great anticipation that I’d look forward to my grandma’s packages in the post. They came once a month, without fail, and always contained a piece of home that no money, luxury shopping mall or, in fact, anything on the island could ever give to me. It was...
How technology has transformed communication for expatriates

Simon Amstell's Twitter travails take a fresh twist

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The project to beef up the comedian's social media presence suffered a blow when he was unfollowed by his own co-writerIt's been a busy time for Simon Amstell. He has performed at a comedy festival in Australia, the second series of Grandma's House has just arrived on our TV screens,...
Simon Amstell's Twitter travails take a fresh twist

Four-Year-Old Girl Sells Her Own Artwork Online -- Here's How

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After graduating college, Will Tran taught a felon to code. These days as an experienced entrepreneur, he thinks he can make technology accessible to just about anyone. His instincts are right. When he was visiting his family in Texas, he decided to teach his 4-year-old niece Madelyn to set up an online...
Four-Year-Old Girl Sells Her Own Artwork Online -- Here's How

Go Ask Grandma: How To Design For “Normals”

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Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Nir Eyal (@nireyal) and Katy Fike, PhD (@innovate50). Katy is a gerontologist and partner at Innovate50 while Nir is a founder of two startups and blogs about technology and behavior design at nirandfar.com. As web watchers, entrepreneurs, and investors search for the next big thing,...
Go Ask Grandma: How To Design For “Normals”

Left-Lane Passing Laws: A State-By-State Map [Rules Of The Road]

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Driving slowly in the fast lane is more than just annoying, it's also illegal in many states. Wanna know if your 45-mph, Buick-borne grandma is breaking the law on the interstate? Just consult our handy map. More »...
Left-Lane Passing Laws: A State-By-State Map [Rules Of The Road]

Microsoft Really Wants to Believe It's Just Nerdy Haters Hatin' On IE

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Dream on, guys. (Screencap) Microsoft is still plugging away, trying to convince us all to return to the bosom of Internet Explorer. Their latest volley in the company’s ongoing campaign: An almost 2-minute-long video chronicling a stereotypical nerd’s journey from hating on the world’s least cool browser to finally accepting that it...
Microsoft Really Wants to Believe It's Just Nerdy Haters Hatin' On IE
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?