A New Electric “Vehicle” for Your Commute

It uses 20 times less energy per mile than your average car. It is made from parts purchased at a toy store. It charges from a wall socket. Now I just need a safe path to use it.

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140 Characters is to Twitter as a 6-second Video is to Vine

This Mashable article explains the ins and outs of creating Vine videos. Though the format is limited to six seconds, some videos take hours to prepare for and create. Want to nail the perfect #loop? Just make sure there is a seamless flow between your first and last frame of the clip.

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Conversations with a 2-year-old

Anyone with children knows how these conversations go. A laser focus – cookies. A relentless pursuit. I love the barrette and fairy wings.

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Add House Plants to the Internet of Things

The new, WiFi-enabled plant sensor monitors temperature, water and sunlight and tells you when your plant needs attention. At $99 for the indoor model, the Koubachi sensor is a little pricey for your average ficus, but may well be worth the investment if you treat your plant as a member of the family.

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The NSA Needs Help with Their Slide Deck

Emiland De Cubber reworked the jumble of logos and confusing slides from the NSA’S privacy presentation and created a work of art. Can you say ‘less is more’?

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Pepsi Like Machine

“Like” Pepsi and get a free drink, but not from the comfort of your own home. Pepsi has introduced a new vending machine that doesn’t accept money. It only accepts Facebook “likes”. You can send pledge your affection to Pepsi either through your smartphone or by logging in to Facebook using their touch screen interface. [...]

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Educlipper Brings Pinterest-like Interface to Crowdsourced Curation of Online Education Material

Designed for students and teachers, this site allows a broad audience to source, upload, like, reclip and share education plans and activities. Follow your favorite curator. Sort by documents, video and images. And the best stuff rises to the top. Educlipper.com Here is a really cool 3-D art project as an example.

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How About a “Green” iPhone Case?

Milled from a block of laminated, recycled wood from skateboard manufacturing scraps, these iPhone cases are colorful and attractive. Read the TechCrunch article. The Making of the SkateCase for iPhone 5 from Grove on Vimeo.

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Tesla SuperCharging Stations

By 2015 Tesla owners will be able to travel from coast-to-coast on I-80. Tesla is adding geographic stations and also adding density to exist areas. See a cool interactive map for how the stations will grow over the next two years.

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A List of Companies in the Collaborative Economy

Jeremiah Owyang from the Altimeter Group has compiled a master list of the companies offering collaborative services. Share your car, your house, your driveway, or your clothes. It’s all becoming commonplace, and some services are upending some pretty established businesses, like hotels, taxi services and rental cars. Additionally, companies need to look at what they [...]

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