Archive for November, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch, a pain in the wrist.

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Design The focal point of the watch is the 1.63-inch Super AMOLED touch screen. It’s got those deep, inky blacks that we expect from an AMOLED screen, and 320×320 pixels crammed into that little space gives it a satisfyingly sharp 278 PPI. Framing the screen is a brushed stainless steel bezel that feels rock solid. […]

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NO MORE BITSTRIPS – How to disable bitstrips from your Facebook news feed.

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Seemingly out of nowhere, comic strip photos from an app called Bitstrips have taken over our Facebook News Feeds. Some of  friends might have some clever Bits! But you have to admit they are a bit annoying and  there’s an easy way to hide them all at once, without missing other posts from your pals. […]

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Dad Uses 3D Printer To Make His Son A Prosthetic Hand (VIDEO)

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Dad Uses 3D Printer To Make His Son A Prosthetic Hand (VIDEO)

Leon McCarthy was born without fingers on his left hand, but with some help from his dad, he can now draw, pick up food and hold a water bottle using a homemade prosthetic. CBS Evening News reports that instead of paying tens of thousands of dollars for a factory-made prosthetic hand, the 12-year-old’s father, Paul […]

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Startup Weekend Byblos

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Are you a designer? developer? marketer? sales? a business minded person? or simply got an idea? if yes, then read on… Lebanon’s entrepreneurship habitat has been steadily growing in the past few years. The coming startup weekends in Byblos and Beirut are part of the Global Entrepreneurship week. The first Startup Weekend was organized in 2009 (where […]

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Superfast rock-paper-scissors robot wins every time (Video)

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A robot developed by Japanese scientists is so fast it can win the rock-paper-scissors game against a human every single time. The Janken robot – named after the game’s Japanese name – is a faster version of one unveiled by University of Tokyo researchers in June 2012. Version two completes its chosen hand shape almost […]

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Students Recreate 17th Century London in 3D for Video Game (Video)

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Six students at De Montfort University in the United Kingdom won a video game design competition called “Off the Map” earlier this month with their 3D, digital recreation of London in the years just before the city’s Great Fire. University teams that entered the inaugural contest chose between the city before the fire, Stonehenge or […]

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Silicon Supercapacitor Powers Phones for Weeks on Single Charge

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Material scientists at Vanderbilt University have developed a supercapacitor made out of silicon. Previously thought to be kind of a crazy idea, the silicon capacitor can be built into a chip — which could give cellphones weeks of life from one charge, or solar cells that produce energy with or without the sun. Pretty sweet […]

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