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Koubachi Wi-Fi plant sensor detects temperature and water needs, pre-order units now shipping

Pioneer Drops AirPlay Speaker Prices, Now Competitive with Bluetooth Models

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As noted by Macworld, Pioneer has lowered the prices on several of its AirPlay speakers, which have, historically, been offered at a much higher pricing tier than Bluetooth speakers.The company recently dropped the price of its XW-SMA1 speaker from $299 to $149, while the prices of the XW-SMA3 and XW-SMA4...
Pioneer Drops AirPlay Speaker Prices, Now Competitive with Bluetooth Models
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Plants Vs Zombies characters recreated as lawn ornaments

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Well done, Moose Gueydan! Plants Vs Zombies characters recreated as lawn ornaments...
Plants Vs Zombies characters recreated as lawn ornaments

Audits begin at Apple's Chinese supplier plants

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Apple today said that auditors from a labor rights group have begun inspections at Chinese factories that manufacture its iPad and iPhone....
Audits begin at Apple's Chinese supplier plants

Amazon’s AppStore hits 31,000 apps in one year, offers a week of app deals to celebrate

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Amazon’s Android AppStore has turned one year old and to celebrate the company has announced it will be offering a week of deals on what it says are its customer’s favourite apps and games including Fruit Ninja, Monopoly, AccuWeather and starting today Plants vs. Zombies — which has a 67%...
Amazon’s AppStore hits 31,000 apps in one year, offers a week of app deals to celebrate

Putting lazy plants to work: Generating electricity from plant waste

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If you think plants have the easy life, lazing about the ground all day doing nothing, you'll be pleased to know that a team of scientists have figured out a way to finally make plants useful, claiming that they can generate electricity from plant roots....
Putting lazy plants to work: Generating electricity from plant waste

PlantLink: A Kickstarter project that may stop me from killing again

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I have plants and live in Austin, a place where summertime temps top 100 degrees. I travel a lot. While I’m gone, my plants inevitably get thirsty and die. This saddens me, mostly because I grow herbs and nothing pisses me off more than buying a bundle of mint for...
PlantLink: A Kickstarter project that may stop me from killing again

Cotton-polymer material absorbs or repels moisture depending how hot it is

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Aside from the sweltering daytime heat and the freezing night-time temperatures, the biggest problem for folks living in desert regions is finding sources of water. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology and Hong Kong Polytechnic have leveraged those temperature swings to help solve the arid region hydration conundrum with...
Cotton-polymer material absorbs or repels moisture depending how hot it is

Head of FLA says that Apple’s iPad plants in China are ‘way above average’ and ‘tranquil’

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Just a couple of days ago, Apple announced that it had reached out to the Fair Labor Association, a non-profit that investigates working conditions for laborers around the world. The organization was asked to perform voluntary audits for Apple on the Foxconn plants in Chengdu and Shenzen China, where it...
Head of FLA says that Apple’s iPad plants in China are ‘way above average’ and ‘tranquil’

Photosynthesis molecules from yard waste can provide the basis of low-cost solar power

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Scientists are increasingly focused on finding renewable sources of power, and a researcher at MIT is working on putting together one such source that's primarily fueled by the sun and old yard waste. Andreas Mershin, a physicist and research affiliate at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, has...
Photosynthesis molecules from yard waste can provide the basis of low-cost solar power

iPhone Maker Foxconn Is Looking To Set Up Factories In The U.S. (AAPL)

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Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn is exploring plans to build plants in the United States, DigiTimes reports. It is looking at Detroit and Los Angeles. Foxconn is notorious for manufacturing iPads and iPhones in bad working conditions. It has been the target of numerous investigative reports from the Wired, The New...
iPhone Maker Foxconn Is Looking To Set Up Factories In The U.S. (AAPL)

Plants Display Emotion, Will Get Mad If You Forget To Water Them

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Plants can now display emotions and communicate with you, thanks to plant pot filled with motors--and string....
Plants Display Emotion, Will Get Mad If You Forget To Water Them

Business lessons from the Five Guys

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Great interview with Five Guys Burgers and Fries founder Jerry Murrell. Their entire focus is on the product. The magic to our hamburgers is quality control. We toast our buns on a grill -- a bun toaster is faster, cheaper, and toasts more evenly, but it doesn't give you that...
Business lessons from the Five Guys

The arrival of the first plants cooled the planet so much that it triggered series of ice ages

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The arrival of Earth's first plants 470 million years ago caused a drop in temperature and triggered a series of ice ages, say Oxford researchers. Plants have a 'central role' in regulating climate....
The arrival of the first plants cooled the planet so much that it triggered series of ice ages

Foxconn Profit Down As Scrutiny Forces Corporate Changes

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Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn saw its profits fall to $509 million from $1.19 billion last quarter. Chairman Terry Gou said this quarter was particularly affected by Foxconn’s recent image problem. Improvements in wages, worker benefits, and education accounted for some of the loss although new iPad and iPhone 4S manufacturing...
Foxconn Profit Down As Scrutiny Forces Corporate Changes

Shape-shifting hydrogel takes cue from plants, moves to light

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Soft robotics, typically inspired by octopuses, starfish, and squid, could get a boon from plants thanks to a new hydrogel out of Berkeley. [Read more]...
Shape-shifting hydrogel takes cue from plants, moves to light

Cyborg houseplants can wave back at you

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Japanese researchers have added sensors and actuators to plants so they can move and communicate their "feelings." Do you crave a plug-in fern? [Read more]...
Cyborg houseplants can wave back at you

Study Gives Green Light To Plants’ Role In Global Warming

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Study Gives Green Light To Plants’ Role In Global Warming

Ford to save $1.2M/year just by turning off its computers at night

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Filed under: Etc., Plants/Manufacturing, Ford When a corporation as large as Ford decides to do something as simple as shutting down its computers at night, the savings can be astronomical. In the case of Ford, powering down computers can save the company $1.2 million each year. The new program, called...
Ford to save $1.2M/year just by turning off its computers at night

Coming soon: Plants vs. Zombies for Facebook and a sequel

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A completely retooled version of Plants vs. Zombies prepares to descend upon the world's largest social network, plus Popcap teases Plants vs. Zombies 2. [Read more]...
Coming soon: Plants vs. Zombies for Facebook and a sequel

Foxconn under scrutiny again #thecircuit

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Foxconn under scrutiny again: Foxconn, a Chinese company that manufacturers electronics for several prominent companies including Apple, is under scrutiny again after a New York Times report that the company is being accused of requiring vocational students to work at plants making components for Apple's iPhone. Read full article...
Foxconn under scrutiny again #thecircuit

Apple Marketing SVP Phil Schiller Thinks Instagram "Jumped The Shark" After Android Launch?

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9to5Mac claims Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller told a fan that the uber-popular photography app Instagram "jumped the shark" after it launched an Android version. Schiller recently deleted his Instagram account and a 9to5Mac reader noticed this and asked why he had deleted it. In a direct message, Schiller reportedly...
Apple Marketing SVP Phil Schiller Thinks Instagram "Jumped The Shark" After Android Launch?

Bitponics personal gardening assistant eyes-on (video)

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Plants need TLC just like any other living thing, but sadly, they're not really great at telling you what they want. Bitponics is looking to take a bit of that guess work out of hydroponic and aquaponic gardens with a WiFi base station that monitors your plant life and...
Bitponics personal gardening assistant eyes-on (video)

8 Very Funny, Very Wrong Answers Kids Have Given On Tests

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British author Richard Benson and his publisher, Chronicle Books, surfed the web and asked teachers to share their favorite (real) wrong answers. What resulted is two New York Times best sellers, F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers and its sequel, F for Effort! More of...
8 Very Funny, Very Wrong Answers Kids Have Given On Tests

Gaming art for your Facebook Timeline (Part 5: Social and Mobile)

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Facebook’s Timeline is here to stay. And although not everyone loves this new layout, we can agree that the option to display a big image at the top of your profile is pretty cool — especially if it lets you show off your favorite video games. We’re releasing seven...
Gaming art for your Facebook Timeline (Part 5: Social and Mobile)

Fretting over Frank the Fern? Try Koubachi's Wi-Fi plant monitor

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A start-up called Koubachi has begun selling a $99 Wi-Fi device to gauge the conditions of your plants and send you advice over the Internet. [Read more]...
Fretting over Frank the Fern? Try Koubachi's Wi-Fi plant monitor
'Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time' launching in July

Give trick-or-treaters a free copy of Plants vs. Zombies (PC/Mac)

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PopCap and the American Dental Association have teamed up to provide an awesome alternative to Halloween candy. [Read more]...
Give trick-or-treaters a free copy of Plants vs. Zombies (PC/Mac)

Google Grew Their Own Earth Day Logo

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Google has a special Earth Day logo that flips through the various cycles of the growth of flowers and plants over time. In fact, A Google Doodler named Jen planted and grew the logo, taking pictures over time, which made up today’s Earth Day logo for Google. Here is a...
Google Grew Their Own Earth Day Logo
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