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Harvard soft robot explodes into action, jumps 30 times its height (video)

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Harvard University has pushed its soft robot concept in strange directions, but an exploding robot? That takes the cake. A new three-legged, silicone-based variant of the robot is filled with methane and oxygen that, when jolted with electricity, explode and trigger violent pressure that pushes the limbs off the...
Harvard soft robot explodes into action, jumps 30 times its height (video)
Google blows Apple's iTunes Match out of the digital music water ... in Europe first

Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

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In less than a month since the Russian authorities created the blacklist of websites distributing illegal content, Google’s services have been put there and blocked several times. Since November 1, Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor can order local hosting providers and ISPs to block access to any website by putting it...
Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

Google Play store now accepting pre-orders for books, bibliophiles rejoice

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Google's been kicking around the idea of pre-orders in its Play Store for a while, and now we know exactly how that'll pan out. You can now indulge in some pre-launch book ordering on the website as well as on Android devices -- the goodies are listed under the...
Google Play store now accepting pre-orders for books, bibliophiles rejoice

FontShop’s Photoshop plugin lets designers try 150,000 fonts for free

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FontShop, one of the largest purveyors of typography on the Web, has released a new Photoshop plugin that allows designers to instantly test out over 150,000 fonts before buying. The plugin, while still in beta, is already impressive in terms of its potential, allowing anyone to explore typography without making purchases up...
FontShop’s Photoshop plugin lets designers try 150,000 fonts for free

NC State builds stretchable wires from liquid metal, keeps headphones humming (video)

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More than a few of us have had that moment of panic when our headphone cords catch on an object and cut the listening short -- sometimes permanently. Researchers at North Carolina State University could help mitigate those minor musical catastrophes with wiring that stretches up to eight times...
NC State builds stretchable wires from liquid metal, keeps headphones humming (video)

Wal-Mart to Help Hollywood

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Wal-Mart is on board to help with a movie-industry effort to get people to register their DVDs in an online library that consumers can access at home or on mobile devices....
Wal-Mart to Help Hollywood

TED Targets Impressionable Young Minds With Interactive New TEDEd Videos

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TED, the conference dedicated to "Ideas Worth Spreading," took a step forward in its educational mission today by launching a TEDEd video channel on YouTube. Shorter than the 18-minute TED talks that have racked up 500 million views, these videos feature a combination of talking heads from TED stages and...
TED Targets Impressionable Young Minds With Interactive New TEDEd Videos

Cloud music wars: Google Play gets free song matching

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Google just upped the ante for cloud MP3 lockers with the announcement that free song matching is coming to its music service. Google Play users will soon be able to store up to 20,000 songs on Google’s servers without manually having to upload every single copy. The announcement was made...
Cloud music wars: Google Play gets free song matching

Digital Public Library of America, the Cliffs Notes

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The Digital Public Library of America, a Harvard-led initiative to create a national digital library “that will make the cultural and scientific record available to all,” is an awesome idea whose implementation is difficult to understand. Here, from MIT’s Technology Review, is a chart to help. The chart accompanies an...
Digital Public Library of America, the Cliffs Notes

Song matching coming to Google Play, music purchases coming to Europe on November 13

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Amid all its Nexus announcements today, as well as Android 4.2 (still Jelly Bean), Google announced a new matching feature for Google Play that cuts down the time it takes to upload your personal music collection to the service. The search giant will soon scan your content for songs it...
Song matching coming to Google Play, music purchases coming to Europe on November 13
How to use your iPhone, iPad or Mac to borrow ebooks from the library

Developer Training Platform Pluralsight Raises $27.5 Million From Insight Venture Partners To Expand Its Online Catalog

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Pluralsight, an online training resource targeting professional developers, is today announcing its first outside funding, courtesy of a $27.5 million investment from Insight Venture Partners. The additional capital will help Pluralsight fund the expansion of its course library and will be used for hiring. Salt Lake City-based Pluralsight was founded back...
Developer Training Platform Pluralsight Raises $27.5 Million From Insight Venture Partners To Expand Its Online Catalog

Google Gets Sued by Photographers Over Google Books

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Google Books, although an admittedly noble project as Google has framed it, is also a beleaguered one. Attacked first by writers and publishers, the immense online library is now the subject of a lawsuit brought by several professional photographers’ organizations.The American Society of Media Photographers, one of these groups,...
Google Gets Sued by Photographers Over Google Books
With A Free Video Game Console, GamePop Bets That You'll Pay A Subscription To Play Unlimited Android Games On Your TV

BenchPrep Partners With Educational Publishers Including Pearson, O'Reilly, Microsoft Press

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BenchPrep today announced that it has added a number of new publisher partners to its roster, including Pearson Education, O’Reilly Media, Microsoft Press, Archipelago Learning, A.D., Banker & Co. and Allen Resources, bringing a total of more than 100 new courses to BenchPrep’s online library. It’s a significant win...
BenchPrep Partners With Educational Publishers Including Pearson, O'Reilly, Microsoft Press

Loudlee lets you create an online library of your favourite music using YouTube [Invites]

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There is certainly no shortage of ways to listen to music online. Between Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, or brand new options options like Monstro, which we just covered, users the world over probably already have a preference for where they go to get their online music fix. Loudlee, a brand new...
Loudlee lets you create an online library of your favourite music using YouTube [Invites]

Google, Association of American Publishers strike deal over book digitization

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The Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Google today announced an agreement that marks the end of nearly seven years of litigation, kicked off in 2005, when five members of the organization filed an infringement suit against the online giant. The deal helps bring digitized books and journals to...
Google, Association of American Publishers strike deal over book digitization
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