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London Underground: 13 alternative Tube maps

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London Underground's Tube map has been used as a metaphor for everything from the shape of the galaxy to famous footballers. Thanks to the Londonist's exhaustive list of examples, here are a few of the alternative ways to see London and its Underground railway systemSimon Rogers...
London Underground: 13 alternative Tube maps
Watch this: all your favorite sci-fi films spliced into a six-minute supercut

DailyDirt: Meat + Cupcakes = Crazy Delicious

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Cupcakes were really trendy for a while, but they've probably jumped the shark by now. Still, who doesn't enjoy a good cupcake every now and then? Here are just a few examples of some interesting twists on the traditional cupcake -- that include a few more animal parts than you...
DailyDirt: Meat + Cupcakes = Crazy Delicious

BBC America, Twitter reach first 'in-tweet branded video' deal for a TV series

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Now that Twitter Music has been revealed there will be more anticipation of potential TV integration, and it appears BBC America will be among the first to participate. The network, which is owned both by the BBC and Discovery Communications, sent out a tweet say it's signed up to...
BBC America, Twitter reach first 'in-tweet branded video' deal for a TV series

Kinect PlayFit launches for Xbox Live, tracks all of the calories you burn playing 'Star Wars'

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Get fit playing "Star Wars?" That's the dream, isn't it? Microsoft is looking to make that dream a reality with its Kinect PlayFit, a new fitness dashboard for the Xbox Live that helps users track burned calories across Kinect titles like "Dance Central 2," "Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012"...
Kinect PlayFit launches for Xbox Live, tracks all of the calories you burn playing 'Star Wars'

Microsoft rolls out SmartGlass SDK to first crop of devs

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Microsoft on Thursday released the Xbox SmartGlass Software Development Kit (SDK) to partners that have agreements to develop Xbox games and entertainment applications for the Xbox 360. The device-agnostic SmartGlass application was first revealed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo earlier in June, showing how users will eventually be able...
Microsoft rolls out SmartGlass SDK to first crop of devs
Up close and personal with the BlackBerry Z10

Tenable Network Security Creates A Gibson-esque Network Visualizer

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This video by Tenable Security is pretty wild. It shows a visualization of an office network. Using different colors and lines users can pin-point problem areas based on traffic and data being sent and received to each machine. The system lets you call out various aspects of the network...
Tenable Network Security Creates A Gibson-esque Network Visualizer

Google patents continuous gesture tech for touchscreens

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Google has filed a new patent with the USPTO that relates to touchscreen-based web searches on mobile devices. Rather than copying and pasting some text into a search engine, the tech will initiate Google web searches when users draw a lower-case 'g' on the screen and then continue on to...
Google patents continuous gesture tech for touchscreens

Microrocket 'Innerspace' medical devices begin to take shape

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Last week, at the meeting of the American Chemical Society, researcher Joesph Wang and his lab presented some new concepts for microrockets that can operate inside the body. These self-propelled devices are able to fuel themselves using the surrounding natural environment. These new devices are the first successful implementation continuous-thrust...
Microrocket 'Innerspace' medical devices begin to take shape

Alleged iPhone 5 part may dispel idea of curved back

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A purported iPhone 5 part may hint at the shape of the new device. Vendor sw-box.com is now selling what it labels a "Replacement Sim Card Tray Holder Slot For Apple iPhone 5," despite few details of the upcoming phone having been leaked to the public. The part is said...
Alleged iPhone 5 part may dispel idea of curved back

Why do developers prefer iOS over Android? Try 75% adoption of iOS 5 while ICS is stuck at 1%

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There are a lot of things that make Apple’s iOS a more attractive platform for development than Android. Better development tools, an installed user base that is more inclined to spend money on apps and the most popular App Store in the world, recently surpassing some 25B downloads total. But...
Why do developers prefer iOS over Android? Try 75% adoption of iOS 5 while ICS is stuck at 1%

EFF publishes mobile user privacy bill of rights

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Speakers at privacy event warn developers that regulation will come if they don't shape up. [Read more]...
EFF publishes mobile user privacy bill of rights

Shocker: Samsung introducing new HDTV at CES, albeit with 'unprecedented new shape'

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How do you break the silence on one of the slowest news days of the year? Well, if you're Samsung, you tease the obvious. The Korean company has been counting down the days till CES with mini-previews of upcoming HD products -- first hinting at a refurbished Smart Hub...
Shocker: Samsung introducing new HDTV at CES, albeit with 'unprecedented new shape'

6 Tips For A Social Media Friendly Logo Design

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With the increasing availability of powerful graphics tools, color schemers, and logo generators, even those of us who are artistically challenged can create a professional looking logo design.  But there is more to consider than simply whether the logo looks good on your website. These days your logo needs to...
6 Tips For A Social Media Friendly Logo Design
Why Marissa Mayer Told Remote Employees To Work In An Office ... Or Quit (YHOO)

Floppytable makes floppies relevant again

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The floppy is dead, long live the Floppytable! An industrial-strength coffee table in the shape of a classic floppy will bring back memories of the days before flash drives and cloud computing. [Read more]...
Floppytable makes floppies relevant again

Google Finally Admits That Human Editors Help Shape Search Results

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Google Finally Admits That Human Editors Help Shape Search Results

Rimac delivers Concept_One-based one-off, refuses to pull back the curtain

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What's that intriguing shape poking out from underneath the curtain? Rimac Automobili assures us all via its Facebook account that there's a Concept_One in there -- or, at least, a "one-off car based [on it]," marking the delivery of the company's much discussed and sometimes questioned 1,088 horsepower electric...
Rimac delivers Concept_One-based one-off, refuses to pull back the curtain

Facebook shares back up to $28; company to report Q4 earnings Jan. 30

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Facebook shares are up 5 percent today, closing at $28 on the first day of trading in 2013. The company also set the date for its 2012 fourth quarter earnings call: Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. Today’s share price is as high as it has been since Dec. 13. This...
Facebook shares back up to $28; company to report Q4 earnings Jan. 30
Leaked photos may show Samsung's oddly phone-like Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet

Manifold Clock: A 3D timepiece for math geeks

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The Manifold Clock Kickstarter project embraces the mathematical concept of Riemann surfaces to create an artsy 3D timepiece that expresses time through shape and movement....
Manifold Clock: A 3D timepiece for math geeks

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
Nvidia's new Santa Clara campus could rival Apple's 'spaceship' in scope

Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with NVIDIA's Matt Wuebbling

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We're spending the week celebrating the latest and greatest gadgets, but sometimes you've got to sit down and talk about precisely what makes them run. Thankfully, we'll be joined by Matt Wuebbling, NVIDIA's director of product market, to talk about the role his company is playing in helping shape...
Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with NVIDIA's Matt Wuebbling

Law comes to one of the Internet's Wild Wests

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The question is, can drastic new penalties really curb Japan's rampant piracy? By Michael Fitzpatrick, contributor FORTUNE -- The Wild East of unregulated internet usage appears to be coming to a close -- in Japan, at least. At the beginning of this week, a law passed in June that made...
Law comes to one of the Internet's Wild Wests

Apple buying iPhone 4Ses ahead of expected iPhone 5 launch

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A 64GB iPhone 4S in excellent shape will net owners up to $345 on an Apple gift card -- just in time to buy the new device, expected to be unveiled next month. [Read more]...
Apple buying iPhone 4Ses ahead of expected iPhone 5 launch

SimCity Social finds a home on Facebook, destiny winks in approving fashion

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Given that "City" is in the name, SimCity has always felt like a title in need of a social platform. Fast forward a score or so since its inception, and fate seems to have finally played out. SimCity Social was just announced at E3 today, bringing the heralded city-building...
SimCity Social finds a home on Facebook, destiny winks in approving fashion
Apple finally gets its patent on a rectangle with rounded corners

Cray boosts revenues as it awaits word on $150M order

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Supercomputer maker Cray Inc. today reported net income of $147.4 million on revenue of $84.2 million, a “strong quarter” in the words of CEO Peter Ungaro. The boost in net income came in part through a $139.1 million gain tied to the company’s sale of its interconnect hardware development program to...
Cray boosts revenues as it awaits word on $150M order
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