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Reality check: Apple makes more in a day than Twitter earns over a year

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We recently highlighted research from eMarketer that suggested that Twitter’s revenue from advertising could pass half a billion dollars by 2014. That would see it triple the $139.5 million that ads brought it last year which, if you ask us, is pretty good going for a firm that has struggled...
Reality check: Apple makes more in a day than Twitter earns over a year

Adafruit's Circuit Playground app deciphers resistor codes, helps you remember Ohm's Law

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If the names Phillip Torrone, Limor Fried and Collin Cunningham don't ring a bell then you probably need to hand over your geek badge. If, on the other hand, those names immediately make you sit up and pay attention, you maybe excited to hear the trio have just released...
Adafruit's Circuit Playground app deciphers resistor codes, helps you remember Ohm's Law

Augmented reality sandbox lets you change the course of rivers, won't get you wet

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Ask in any kid, playing in the sandbox is fun enough on its own, but too much moisture will turn your grainy playground into a lumpy mess. Researchers at UC Davis have cooked up one solution: an augmented reality sandbox. The project uses a Kinect sensor in conjunction with...
Augmented reality sandbox lets you change the course of rivers, won't get you wet

API Mashup Contest: It’s exactly what it sounds like, and developers can submit their creations now

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The ever-increasing number of open APIs for online services and datastores in recent years has fuelled a growth in hacks and mashups that range diverting bits of fun, to genuinely useful apps – and even prototypes of products for future startups. You only have to look at the increasing popularity...
API Mashup Contest: It’s exactly what it sounds like, and developers can submit their creations now

Android @ I/O: the playground is open

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(Cross-posted on the Official Android Blog) Last year at Google I/O, we talked about momentum, mobile and more. This year, we’re picking up right where we left off. More than 400 million Android devices have now been activated—up from 100 million last June. And twelve new Android devices are activated...
Android @ I/O: the playground is open

Facebook to Microsoft: P3P is outdated, what else ya got?

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Facebook has confirmed it is also bypassing IE’s privacy settings. The social networking giant has told the software giant that P3P is outdated. As they say on the playground: too bad, so sad....
Facebook to Microsoft: P3P is outdated, what else ya got?

Happy Biiiirthday Mr USAF X-37B Robot Space Plane

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The X-37B was only meant to stay up in space for a gestational nine months, but a full year has now passed since launch and the US Air Force apparently has little interest in bringing its baby home. On the contrary: according to Space.com, the plan is to send...
Happy Biiiirthday Mr USAF X-37B Robot Space Plane

Hearst Castle, palace to the stars, still shines bright today

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Once the playground of Hollywood's most famous stars, journalists, and politicians, William Randolph Hearst's California mansion will always be worth the trip. [Read more]...
Hearst Castle, palace to the stars, still shines bright today

TypoFlat offers loads of wild vector typefaces that you can download for free

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Nearly every designer shares a strong love for typography. Many will never become type designers, or even dedicated typographers, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a designer that didn’t lust after the details of gorgeous type treatments, display and text fonts. Out of every genre hidden in the depths of...
TypoFlat offers loads of wild vector typefaces that you can download for free

Beercamp: A pop-up book styled site that pushes CSS 3D to its limits

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Beercamp, a yearly event for designers and developers, has become quite the playground for front-end experimentation. For 2012, Tom Giannattasio of nclud led the creation of a site that pushes SVG and CSS 3D transforms to the limits, and in all honestly, it’s one of the first successful commercial applications of 3D transforms I’ve seen. Note,...
Beercamp: A pop-up book styled site that pushes CSS 3D to its limits

Hulu's possible future: A playground for cable subscribers

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The TV and video streaming service is rumored to be swapping its free Internet model for one that requires users to pay for cable or satellite TV. [Read more]...
Hulu's possible future: A playground for cable subscribers

Nyko, NVIDIA out pair of PlayPad controllers for TegraZone gaming

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If anything's giving gaming juggernauts like Nintendo and Sony reason to look over their shoulders, it's the recent uptick in mobile gaming. And much to those titans' chagrin, Nyko's come to stir the pot. Announced just today, the accessory maker's outing a new line of wireless controllers made specifically...
Nyko, NVIDIA out pair of PlayPad controllers for TegraZone gaming

Light up seesaw makes Australia's Federation Square feel like a kid again (video)

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Nothing makes us smile like combining our nostalgia for childhood with our current love of hacking up gadgets and electronics. So, we've got to hand it to the folks over at ENESS, a design group whose latest installation takes cues from the playground as well as the DIY scene....
Light up seesaw makes Australia's Federation Square feel like a kid again (video)

T-Mobile brings the Playground and Urban Zone to its TV app

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We know you can't help but let your kids smear their sticky fingers all over your G-Slate and Galaxy S II. To make matters worse (but for a good entertainment cause), T-Mobile's TV app is on the receiving end of a fresh set of channel bundles -- one of...
T-Mobile brings the Playground and Urban Zone to its TV app

Rally.org lets causes share stories, raise money

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Social fundraising startup Rally.org has raised $7.9 million in a first institutional round of funding. The platform helps people to rally around causes they believe in. Anyone from individuals to large organizations can share their stories and raise money from the community. The site already has a 1.5 million users and...
Rally.org lets causes share stories, raise money

Interaction design firm ZURB acquires Pattern Tap, a website for design inspiration

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ZURB, a well-known interaction design firm with big name clients and an amazing suite of apps that make the design process easier, has just acquired Pattern Tap, a website for design inspiration and design examples. The site, which was originally created by Matthew Smith, the Creative Director at Zaarly, will be...
Interaction design firm ZURB acquires Pattern Tap, a website for design inspiration

Ze Frank officially launches his new show

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Video blogging pioneer Ze Frank just posted the first episode of his new show on YouTube as well as his own site. Frank launched a Kickstarter campaign in February to finance the new show with the goal of raising $50,000. But fans far surpassed that goal, and ended up contributing a...
Ze Frank officially launches his new show
Nyko unveils PlayPad Android gaming controllers to be released this fall

It's Impossible To Tear People Away From Their Phones

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During the Superbowl, everyone put their phones down to watch Madonna perform on stage. Then, they all picked them right back up again once the half time presentation was over, said Peter Farago, VP of marketing at Flurry, an app analytics company. That's because it's becoming more and more difficult to...
It's Impossible To Tear People Away From Their Phones

T-Mobile subscribers roll out mobile video channels PlayGround TV and Urban Zone

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Americans are spending more and more time watching video programming on the go. And T-Mobile is now looking to take advantage of that trend. The Bellevue wireless carrier today introduced PlayGround TV — a channel with kids’ programming such as Curious George, Go Diego Go, Dora the Explorer, Cat in the...
T-Mobile subscribers roll out mobile video channels PlayGround TV and Urban Zone

Nyko shows gamepads for Tegra-powered Android tablets

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Gaming peripherals maker Nyko has revealed two new gamepads at E3, with the PlayPad and PlayPad Pro. Meant for NVIDIA Tegra 2 or 3-powered tablets running on the Android OS, the pair was developed in conjunction with NVIDIA. The wireless controllers work with TegraZone game titles, though a free Playground...
Nyko shows gamepads for Tegra-powered Android tablets

Microsoft sets sandbox boundaries for Metro developers

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With so many apps running around the Windows playground, Microsoft wants the grown-ups to be in charge of Metro. Programs for the new interface will be available only through the Windows Store, which will allow one-click installs, user feedback and crash monitoring. Developers shouldn't worry too much, as the...
Microsoft sets sandbox boundaries for Metro developers

Pauly Shore versus the Internet: Funny man takes on online video (interview)

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Comedian Pauly Shore spent the month of January shilling for a web startup, YouToo, by participating in a contest on the site. We asked him why he thought a partnership with the relatively unknown startup was a good idea. “People will ask me to do things once in a while,”...
Pauly Shore versus the Internet: Funny man takes on online video (interview)
MIT Psychologist, Sherry Turkle, Says Facebook For Pre-Teens is ‘Agonizing’
How tech has helped me be a better dad

Hacking the Epicurean Adventure: How to build the ultimate Geek Kitchen

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Where others see the chore of cooking up a meal, I see an adventure. Where others avoid using pans for fear of washing up, I see a laboratory waiting for my experiments. I’m a geek and I love cooking. Cooking to me is not just a way to get food...
Hacking the Epicurean Adventure: How to build the ultimate Geek Kitchen
Google Maps 'Cube' advergame flexes some of WebGL's muscle

Google Adds New Toys to OAuth Playground

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Google opened its OAuth 2.0 playground to developers last November with support for Google properties and non-Google APIs with support for OAuth 2.0 draft 10. Since then, the company has added a number of new toys to the OAuth Playground, including support for testing client-side apps, in addition to testing...
Google Adds New Toys to OAuth Playground

Kevin Mitnick doesn’t really trust the cloud, but he uses it

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For renowned computer hacker turned security consultant Kevin Mitnick, his online life is like one big playground game. “It’s like I’m the king of the mountain,” Mitnick says, “and everybody wants to take me down.” It’s easy to see why. Mitnick was one of the earliest high-profile cybercriminals around, hacking...
Kevin Mitnick doesn’t really trust the cloud, but he uses it
Who needs a nanny? Parents turn to tablets to rear children
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