laundry

laundry

Wakey wakey, Yahoo. The office ain't what it used to be

Smart TV Exploit Means Hackers Can Watch You Watch TV

www.techdirt.com
Remember all the hubbub (now there's a word I never thought I'd use; thanks a lot, aging process) over Comcast's kind of, maybe plan to spy on subscribers through their cable box as they watch TV, fold their laundry, or engage in coitus? There was quite an outcry at the...
Smart TV Exploit Means Hackers Can Watch You Watch TV

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

www.pcworld.com
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

Peek inside Samsung's sound lab to see ringtones being born

www.engadget.com
Samsung's opened up about how the engineers in its sound lab build the default tones for your handset. Tasked with developing a "Sonic Branding," a ringtone that's as iconic and recognizable as Nokia's famous reworking of Gran Vals is to the Finnish handset maker. Research showed that most phones...
Peek inside Samsung's sound lab to see ringtones being born

DEAR AUGUSTA NATIONAL: Now's Your Chance To Gracefully Stop Being The Most Sexist Club In America

www.businessinsider.com
The most sexist club in America, Augusta National, has a quandary on its hands. The club loves to have rich, powerful people as members. So the club eagerly invites the rich, powerful CEOs of The Masters' big sponsors to become members. For example, Augusta has invited the last three...
DEAR AUGUSTA NATIONAL: Now's Your Chance To Gracefully Stop Being The Most Sexist Club In America

Yahoo Will Now Give You $500 for Gestating, Plus Branded Baby Swag

betabeat.com
Where’s that kid’s company t-shirt? (Photo: Twitter/MarissaMayer) Guess Marissa Mayer was sick of hearing about whether her truncated maternity leave was good for women and decided to lean the fuck in. The Wall Street Journal reports that, if you can manage to work at Yahoo and remain upbeat about life enough to...
Yahoo Will Now Give You $500 for Gestating, Plus Branded Baby Swag

Wow, no takers for emergency laundry. You all are such troopers! So instead I'll be distributing water. Plenty more opps: http://ht.ly/1HKnA

www.hon.org
Wow, no takers for emergency laundry. You all are such troopers! So instead I'll be distributing water. Plenty more opps: http://ht.ly/1HKnA

The High Cost of Clutter

www.getrichslowly.org
This post is from new staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. Last week, J.D. wrote about Stuff; today, Sierra shares her thoughts on the costs of clutter. Do you have piles of papers lurking on your desk?...
The High Cost of Clutter

5 Warning Signs You Might be a Blogcrastinator

www.copyblogger.com
blogcrastination (blŏg-kras-tuh-ney-shuhn) — the deferment of writing a blog post to a later time; often a mechanism for coping with anxiety. If you’ve been a blogger for long, you know how ugly blogcrastination can be. It disrupts your goals, stifles your spirit, and makes you second guess your decisions....
5 Warning Signs You Might be a Blogcrastinator

Australian Parliament summons Apple, Microsoft, Adobe to justify higher prices

www.engadget.com
Had we been wild and spontaneous enough to buy a MacBook Air in Australia in 2011, we'd have been looking at a 15 percent premium over the US price. According to MacRumors, throwing some Adobe software into our antipodean shopping cart would have pushed that disparity even higher --...
Australian Parliament summons Apple, Microsoft, Adobe to justify higher prices

6pm.com - Laundry by Shelli Segal clothing & footwear all styles up to 50% off

www.6pm.com
6pm.com - Laundry by Shelli Segal clothing & footwear all styles up to 50% off

Pebble ties itself up in Twine: sounds so rustic, couldn't be any less (video)

www.engadget.com
Take an e-ink smartwatch that's got plenty of willing customers, throw in a WiFi-connected sensor box and well, imagine the possibilities. The founders behind Pebble and Twine hope you are, because they have announced that the pair will be connectable through the latter's web-based interface. This means you'll be...
Pebble ties itself up in Twine: sounds so rustic, couldn't be any less (video)

The Gathering 2012 to bring world's fastest internet to Norway, leave Swedish laundry out to dry

www.engadget.com
Dreamhack's record breaking 120Gbps connection was fast enough to replace a certain household appliance, but next to what's Norway's cooking up it looks almost antiquated. The Gathering, Norway's annual week-long LAN party, plans to set a new world record for the "fastest internet access in the universe" with a...
The Gathering 2012 to bring world's fastest internet to Norway, leave Swedish laundry out to dry
TaskRabbit takes on another $13 million in funding as investors bet big on peer-to-peer marketplaces

Here's Help Finding A Nearby Office Away From Office

www.readwriteweb.com
Working remotely is great until it's not. Like when you're more enthusiastic about doing the laundry than doing your boss' bidding or when you crave a watercooler conversation. Or any kind of conversation. A free iOS app called Work+  helps you find spots that more or less match the work atmosphere...
Here's Help Finding A Nearby Office Away From Office

We Are Our Scores: The Aspirational Self

techcrunch.com
Editor’s note: Tim Chang is a managing director at Mayfield Fund. This is the third in a three-part series about the Quantified Self movement. Follow Tim on Twitter @timechange. I left off last time talking about how gamification and the Quantified Self — the use of sensors and devices to...
We Are Our Scores: The Aspirational Self

George does the laundry.

foundersatwork.posterous.com
George does the laundry.

Delivery.com moves into the dry cleaning business with its Brinkmat buy

venturebeat.com
Is the next big market in local delivery your neighborhood dry cleaner? Delivery.com seems to think so. The merchant delivery company has acquired Brinkmat, a service that lets people order laundry and dry cleaning services from local dry cleaners. Launched last year,  New York-based Brinkmat fits well into Delivery.com’s expansion...
Delivery.com moves into the dry cleaning business with its Brinkmat buy

DailyDirt: Open Source Robots

www.techdirt.com
Robots are getting better and better at performing simple repetitive tasks that most people think are fairly easy to perform. But if you're not paying attention to robot developments, you might have missed some robots that have been taught to do a few more impressive feats. Here are some examples...
DailyDirt: Open Source Robots

LG is building a washing machine that doesn't use water

www.engadget.com
Still not charmed by LG's robo-vacuum? Well, the Korean electronics manufacturer has plenty more appliances up its capacious sleeves, including a washing machine that won't require water. Alas, Senior Vice President for LG Electronics Home Appliance Division, Kevin Cha, wasn't willing to divulge to us exactly how this laundry...
LG is building a washing machine that doesn't use water

New robots in the workplace: Job creators or job terminators?

www.washingtonpost.com
At MIT, a management robot is learning to run a factory and give orders to artificial co-workers, and a BakeBot robot is reading recipes, whipping together butter, sugar and flour and putting the cookie mix in the oven. At the University of California at Berkeley, a robot can do...
New robots in the workplace: Job creators or job terminators?
Never miss a GIF: follow The Verge on Tumblr

Microsoft Is Building An Operating System To Run Your House (MSFT)

www.businessinsider.com
Microsoft has found the one last area that doesn't have an operating system: Your house. To fix that, Microsoft researchers have developed HomeOS. Seriously. This is like a back-to-the-future kind of thing. Microsoft had talked up the smart home about a decade ago.  The idea is to let you to...
Microsoft Is Building An Operating System To Run Your House (MSFT)

Robot Folds Laundry

jasonw22.posterous.com
Robot Folds Laundry

Moving Toward Wholeness

www.vincenthorn.com
I just posted a new article on the Buddhist Geeks site this morning, entitled The Path of Wholeness. I wrote the article as a way to explore a shift that has happened in my orientation, over the last couple of years, wherein I’ve moved away from a view of spirituality...
Moving Toward Wholeness
PrePay Mobile Payment App Shutting Down, Erasing Your Dollars On December 31st

DailyDirt: Airing Out Dirty Corporate Laundry

www.techdirt.com
Big companies often pride themselves on the corporate cultures they've developed. But over time, maintaining the same culture can become difficult as industries change and when shareholders aren't so happy with a company's performance. When employees leave a big firm, the culture can quickly bleed away. Here are just some...
DailyDirt: Airing Out Dirty Corporate Laundry

10 Sites That Will Help You Outsource Your Life

www.businessinsider.com
Life is short, so why waste your time on boring chores? Especially if you can pay someone else to do it.  Whether you're chained to your desk or feel too lazy to lift more than a finger, we've picked out 10 sites that do the dirty work for you.  Get...
10 Sites That Will Help You Outsource Your Life
Heading Home for Thanksgiving? New Yorkers Can Split a Cab to the Airport with Shairporter

Struggling with Time-Debt

www.getrichslowly.org
I recently found myself, late one night, staring at my computer screen with a sinking, hard feeling in my stomach and a bad taste in my mouth. A familiar bad taste. The taste of debt. But I wasn’t looking at my bank statement — I was looking at my calendar....
Struggling with Time-Debt
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?