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Tricks of the TV Advertising Trade

Wired published an insightful article about the state of television programming and how the Nielson tracking method is out of date. And for those of you who time-shift your TV watching by recording programs on your DVR and watching them later, here are two ways advertisers are still trying to capture your attention as you [...]

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Work From a Ship Just Off the Coast of Silicon Valley

This is just one rendering of what the off-shore workplace could look like. Work and live just 12 miles off the coast of San Francisco, and no need for a U.S. work visa. Launching (so to speak) Summer 2014, you can rent a room from $1200/month. And if your business is wildly successful and you [...]

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Cinemagraphs™: An Interesting Take on Old Technology

It’s a GIF. It’s a video. It’s really both. Take a video and freeze one of the frames as your “image” and then isolate the motion of a certain aspect of the composition. It’s kind of cool and sort of creepy. From their About Us page: A Cinemagraph is an image that contains within itself [...]

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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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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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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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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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The Mega Yacht for the Person Who has Everything

The Wider 150 is big enough to land your helicopter on the bow, but watch the video to see what other secrets unfold once you get to your destination. Wider 150 video

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A Movie Magnified 100 Million Times

IBM showing off their ability to move single atoms.

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