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 Is anyone actually watching videos in Verizon’s go90 mobile streaming application? That question was posed to the audience this morning at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, and fewer than 10 people raised their hands. Yikes. It’s fair to say that Verizon’s* entry into the mobile streaming market — a means of competing with other over-the-top services like Netflix, […]

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 Most GPS navigation apps use one of two methods to route you to your destination. The first method is called “detect and react,” and is when a navigation algorithm detects when you have hit traffic, then reacts by re-routing you around it. The second method uses historical traffic patterns to assume that because a specific road was congested […]

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 Now your sweaty body can power your phone. Like Neo in the Matrix, a new system created by researchers at North Carolina State University lets you generate electricity with a wearable device. Previous systems used massive, rigid heat sinks. This system uses a body-conforming patch that can generate 20 μW per centimeter squared. Previous systems […]

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 On the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield stage today, Wazer showed off its $6,000 desktop water cutter for the first time. Competing against huge industrial units costing upwards of $100,000, the company is launching a Kickstarter campaign to make water jet cutters accessible to creative souls, hackers and engineers everywhere. A great idea for people who have […]

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 Before Mike Judge took the stage at Disrupt SF today, the crowd was treated with 4 minutes of deleted scenes from the most recent season of HBO’s Silicon Valley. There are some fun extra cuts from the famous “spaces vs. tabs” scene and the Pied Piper jacket segment, plus tons of new one-liners from Jared. Take a look at […]

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If you’re camping, hunting, cycling, or even starting a generator in a power outage at night, a headlamp gives you a convenient hands-free light source, and this one from Black Diamond is capable of emitting a powerful 130 lumens of light, with several modes of operation — low, high, strobe and a red LED mode […]

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