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Autodesk take aim at the disappointment of 3D printing

Last September, Autodesk opened a large two-story workshop on Pier 9 on San Francisco’s Embarcadero, a luxuriant facility with the indulgent goal of bringing its employees closer to the machines they were making software for. “People said, ‘A workshop? On the water? In downtown San Francisco? From Autodesk? Why?” Autodesk’s Vice President of Consumer Products [...]

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T-Pain Live

(NSFW: Language) Faheem Rasheed Najm aka T-Pain, Teddy Pain, Teddy Penderazzdown, Buyer of Dranks PhD dropped by NPR Music for a live performance… without Auto-Tune. He’ll still have shawtys snappin’ though. Dude’s for real. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Transformers x Sega x Sony

TakaraTomy’s consoles in disguise. Optimus Prime transforms into the original PlayStation, complete with a controller and a memory card, while Megatron turns into a Mega Drive with a controller and a Sonic cartridge. Hat Tip Link Price: $100 Continue Reading from the Source

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Star Wars Ear Plugs

Ear plugs make me a little queasy. Even those fitted with a painted acrylic AT-AT. Though if you’re going to stretch a 1″ hole in the middle of your earlobe, it would probably be my #1 choice of things to fill it with. Followed by a Death Star and R2-D2. Ojingo Studio makes this trio [...]

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Signal Strength

Filmmaker Chris Shimojima and composer Ljova coordinated a group of nine street musicians, located in various wi-fi enabled subway stations in New York City, using computers and smartphones to lead their remote orchestra. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Kilimanjaro LED Carabiner Light

This smartly designed LED flashlight clips neatly onto your bag or belt loop, and has built-in magnets for easy hanging from metallic surfaces. Offers 120 lumens of brightness and runs for about six hours on three AAA batteries. Hat Tip Link Price: $23 Continue Reading from the Source

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The $10,000 Sharpshooter

Bryan College student Gustavo Angel Tamayo made four increasingly difficult shots within 30 seconds to win a $10,000 prize. The kicker? He’s more of a soccer player and he had a broken finger. Turn the volume down. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Uber wisely over-communicates about surge pricing ahead of busy holiday weekend

Uber’s surge pricing has landed the company in hot water on countless occasions. Most publicly were the company’s arguably tone-deaf response in the lead-up to floods in NYC in fall 2012*, where rates climbed as people tried to get home from work or leave the city. More recently, Uber came under fire (unfairly in my [...]

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First Look staffers finally admit Omidyar massively interfered with editorial, say Taibbi accused of sexist bullying

Well this is absolutely remarkable. Just a few days after NY Magazine reported that Matt Taibbi was on the way out of Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media, Taibbi’s former colleagues have published what they claim is the inside story on his departure. In the post, the First Look staffers finally admit what Pando has been reporting [...]

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2015 BMW X5 M & X6 M

The 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M are powered by a new twin-turbocharged 4.4L V8 engine that cranks out up to 575hp and 553 lb-ft. of torque. The AWD SUVs also have an 8-speed gearbox and fully-variable drive distribution. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Nike’s new LeBron ad and the dangers of buying into the “Believeland” hype

Who is LeBron James? Is he a fresh-faced youth who, displaying maturity beyond his years, keeps his head and down and lives up to the hype? Is he a goofball whose nice-guy attitude is a relatable counterpoint to his terrifying on-court prowess? Is he a devil-may-care lord of darkness who simply doesn’t care what jilted Cleveland fans [...]

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Inside I Won’t Let You Down

If you’re curious about how OK Go created their video for I Won’t Let You Down, Damian and Tim explain the secrets behind the video. Those funky scooters are Honda UNI-CUBs, and the overhead shots were done with actual people, not CGI. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Belt Scooter

In describing his Belt Scooter, Hungarian student Adam Torok talks about humans’ physical need to move around, the invention of the combustion engine, the independence of owning a car, and some mumbo jumbo pertaining to the environment and virtual movement on the Internet. What he doesn’t say so much about is how rad it is [...]

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Omidyar-funded candidate takes seat in new Ukraine parliament

Ukraine just held its first post-revolution parliamentary elections, and amid all of the oligarchs, EU enthusiasts, neo-Nazis, nepotism babies, and death squad commanders, there is one newly-elected parliamentarian’s name that stands out for her connection to Silicon Valley: Svitlana Zalishchuk, from the billionaire president’s Poroshenko Bloc party. Zalishchuk was given a choice spot on the president’s party list, [...]

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Joker Bank Robber 2.0 Giveaway

“I believe whatever doesn’t kill you simply makes you… stranger.” Get a chance to win one of two Hot Toys 1:6 scale The Joker Bank Robber 2.0 from Sideshow Collectibles worth $270. Contest runs until 11/6/14. Eligibility terms here. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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By speaking for just herself, Rachel Sklar speaks for all women

I guess it had to happen eventually. Rachel Sklar and I have not always seen eye-to-eye on how to talk about the challenges facing women in tech, and beyond. Today, however, Sklar wrote something about women that I completely agree with. Like nodding-at-every-word agree with. In an honest, thoughtful essay, posted today on Medium, Sklar shared with [...]

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Ebola News: US vs. UK

BBC show Russell Howard’s Good News compares how US and UK news outlets covered the Ebola outbreak. To be fair, this is a humorous take on things. And so is the YouTube channel from which the hilarious rant was taken. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Ka-Bar Self Defense Cane

One more reason you don’t mess with Grandpa. This Ka-Bar powder-coated aluminum cane supports both a bad right knee and a wicked righthand swing. The walking stick flawlessly doubles as a self defense tool…presuming you know how to wield it and don’t, say, inadvertently crack your own self in the shin when you’re swinging for [...]

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10 Hours in NYC as a Man

You might have seen the controversial video of a woman who received catcalls and was followed numerous times while walking in NYC. Well, Funny or Die tried the same thing but with a man. The results escalate quickly. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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