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PSA: Fitbit Aria WiFi scale available now for $130

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It's been three months since Fitbit got into the WiFi scale game, but until now Withings has remained pretty much the only option for weight watchers who actually intend to buy one. Now, though, the Fitbit Aria is finally shipping and, just like Fitbit said it would, it costs...
PSA: Fitbit Aria WiFi scale available now for $130
Striiv says its step-counting gadget inspires people to walk more

border-image-generator - In Case of Stairs

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border-image-generator - In Case of Stairs

Goodbye Annoying Clips: Fitbit Reveals The $99 Flex Activity Tracking Wristband

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If there’s one issue that seems to crop up often with Fitbit’s eponymous line of fitness trackers, it’s that they can be a little tough to keep track of — our own Matt Burns ended up washing his, a tragedy that’s apparently befallen many a Fitbit fan. That’s where Fitbit’s...
Goodbye Annoying Clips: Fitbit Reveals The $99 Flex Activity Tracking Wristband

Fast Company Vs. The Throwbots [Video]

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iRobot, makers of the Roomba, just stopped by Fast Company's offices. They let us play with their new surveillance robot that you operate by throwing. Here's what happened. Boston-area firm iRobot is best known as the creators of the Roomba, the beloved floor-cleaning robots found in middle-class homes worldwide....
Fast Company Vs. The Throwbots [Video]
How the FBI cracked a "sextortion" plot against pro poker players

Stairs and ramps can no longer save you from robots

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Beware, humans! German researchers figure out how to give humanoid robots the ability to autonomously climb stairs and descend ramps. [Read more]...
Stairs and ramps can no longer save you from robots

Evenflo says to stop using my baby gate during this product recall, is it worse than NO gate blocking the stairs? http://bit.ly/bx6mqn #fb

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Evenflo says to stop using my baby gate during this product recall, is it worse than NO gate blocking the stairs? http://bit.ly/bx6mqn #fb
iRobot ups the cleaning ante with new Scooba 390 floor-scrubbing robot

Arma Tactics coming to Project Shield

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There's no denying that turn-based games are fun; XCOM: Enemy Unknown was one of the most exciting, terrifying and exhilarating games I played last year. Now the guys at Bohemia Interactive, creators of Arma II (which spawned the popular mod DayZ) are looking to give that experience to you...
Arma Tactics coming to Project Shield
More Apple HQ eye candy

Off Duty Light Goes Off: Taxi Light System to No Longer Confuse Tourists

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(Photo: Yellow Cab NYC) It’s a secret point of pride for experienced New Yorkers that we know how to properly parse the mystifying taxi light system. It gives us a leg up over tourists, who spend so much time trying to differentiate between the Available and Off Duty lights that...
Off Duty Light Goes Off: Taxi Light System to No Longer Confuse Tourists
2D platformers: a game programmer's guide

How To Be Happy Anywhere

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For my job I spent 300 days traveling the world last year. I met a lot of happy people. Who they are and where they live will surprise you.The other day, as I took a taxi ride across Manhattan, the driver was pondering the state of the world. “I can’t...
How To Be Happy Anywhere

After Sandy, Manual Labor Keeps Cloud Services Running

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The whole point about cloud computing services that live on servers that customers never see, never touch, never think about is exactly that. The physical infrastructure is out of sight, out of mind, and customers focus on running their applications and using the services they provide. But when disaster hits,...
After Sandy, Manual Labor Keeps Cloud Services Running

WunWun is like having a personal assistant: It runs errands, walks dogs -- even bartends parties

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Following the ranks of affordable luxury services like Uber, WunWun is a young, peculiarly named startup with one simple goal: to be your on-demand helper. The iOS app, which is only available in New York City for the time being, is part concierge service, part personal assistant. It’s comparable, in...
WunWun is like having a personal assistant: It runs errands, walks dogs -- even bartends parties

Booting Up: Digging Out Edition

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This guy means business. (Photo: Squarespace) Wanna see commitment? Employees of Squarespace, Fog Creek and Peer1 kept their data center up and running throughout the disaster by hauling fuel up seventeen flights of stairs. [TechCrunch] People didn’t go completely, utterly batshit nuts lining up for the iPad Mini. [TechCrunch] The UK court of appeals...
Booting Up: Digging Out Edition

Bionic eye promises vision for the blind

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Monash University is preparing to launch technology that should allow blind users to make out objects and other peopleWorld-leading technology that could help restore vision to a large number of Australia's 45,000 blind people is set to emerge from a Melbourne university.The Monash Vision system, developed by a team of...
Bionic eye promises vision for the blind

Hammer wielding vigilante sets up date with iPhone thief

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We have seen Apple’s Find My iPhone app come in handy in more than a few situations allowing police to locate and retrieve stolen iOS devices. The app has proven to be a invaluable tool for combating iPhone thefts, but over the weekend a New York City man named Nadav...
Hammer wielding vigilante sets up date with iPhone thief

Art of Entrepreneurship: Who to Listen to and Why

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The art of entrepreneurship and the science of customer development is not just getting out of the building and listening to prospective customers. It's understanding who to listen to and why. I got a call from Satish, one of my ex-students last week. He got my attention when he said,...
Art of Entrepreneurship: Who to Listen to and Why
Google now lets you explore its data centers with Street View [video]
Applifier's Jussi Laakkonen Shows Off Everyplay, His Network For Sharing Mobile Gameplay Footage [TCTV]

Robotic wheelchair concept adds leg-like movement, tackles stairs with ease (video)

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Why choose between legs and wheels when you can have both? Well, that's the theory behind a robotic wheelchair concept from the Chiba Institute of Technology, which uses leg-like motion to conquer obstacles a run-of-the-mill wheelchair can't. The key is the five axes its base rotates on, allowing individual...
Robotic wheelchair concept adds leg-like movement, tackles stairs with ease (video)

I, For One, Welcome Our Salad-Making Robot Overlords

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Researchers from the Korean Institute of Science and Technology’s Center for Intelligent Robotics (CIR) have been working on a robot named CIROS to help around the house. Earlier versions were fairly life-like but this the third generation model, able to cut cucumbers and pour salad dressing, is positively a...
I, For One, Welcome Our Salad-Making Robot Overlords

Where the Internet Lives: Google invites you in to see its data centers

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While Google does allow some tours of its Californian Googleplex HQ, it’s not so hot on letting you roam around its myriad of data centers, for obvious reasons. That privilege lies with a handful of Google employees. Now, however, Google is inviting the world inside its data centers virtually through...
Where the Internet Lives: Google invites you in to see its data centers

Naomi Campbell won't climb stairs, even to avoid a lawsuit. http://bit.ly/bwfIIu

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Naomi Campbell won't climb stairs, even to avoid a lawsuit. http://bit.ly/bwfIIu
Chasing ghosts: the weird science of tracking the dead
Withings challenges Fitbit with Bluetooth Activity Tracker and Star Trek-inspired scale
Robotic wheelchair can climb steps, traverse uneven surfaces, turn on the spot

The two hottest apps you’ll “run into” at SXSW

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Walking up the stairs to Highlight‘s offices in San Francisco you pass by a bigger startup, Zimride, and then end up a just a single table with two chairs. In one is Paul Davison, who puts you at ease instantly by welcoming you in and getting you to talk about...
The two hottest apps you’ll “run into” at SXSW
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