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Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.<p>On its website, the Bexar County BiblioTech …

The Evolution Of Work

Work is clearly evolving which means that we are seeing new technologies and behaviors enter our organizations. These new behaviors and technologies are largely being fueled by the consumer web and now organizations are struggling to adapt. Over the past few months I explored the Five Trends …

Want An Online College Degree? Google It

Inside Higher Ed reported today that Google and edX are partnering to offer an open-source MOOC — massively open online course — platform. The announcement means that virtually anyone will be able to create online course offerings. This move is likely to cause further disruption in the race among …

My keyboard tried to kill me: the overly complicated story of an ergonomics war

<i>tl;dr? No prob! Just scroll to the bottom.</i><p>All of a sudden I couldn’t bring myself to type anymore. It had been creeping up on me for years. I was taking a break in the middle of an editing marathon but this time when I sat down again I could hardly bear the discomfort of turning my palms down to …

New Floating Touch app brings Chat Heads-like experience to your settings

Let’s not beat around the bush here, Facebook Home was an awful idea. Who really wants a full-time Facebook experience? Not very many people we’d wager. Not everything about Facebook Home is horrible, however. In fact, Facebook’s “Chat Head” notifications have proven popular enough to see several …

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Google Glass technology for your contact lens is not as far off as you'd think: http://on.mash.to/13hpBnM

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

A Rare Peek At The Guidelines That Dictate Google’s Graphic Design

A pair of “Visual Assets Guidelines,” posted by one of the company’s senior graphic designers, outline precisely how Google designers are supposed to sweat the small stuff.<p>In April 2011, Larry Page took the reins as Google’s CEO. He didn’t waste any time getting down to business. On his very first …

Splendid Landscapes Photography

The weekend is about to begin and it's time to check some super splendid photography, just for fun! I thought it would be great to share with you …

Check out these Google-made apps that you don’t know about (Video)

When you think of Google Android apps, you generally think of the applications that come pre-packaged on practically every Android device – Gmail, …

HTC and Samsung trade blows on Twitter, while LG plays the neutral

The bitter smartphone wars have gone up a notch, after HTC turned to its Twitter account to celebrate its victory at the Mobile Awards. HTC had just won the award for “Hottest Phone of 2013” and celebrated with a tongue-in-cheek tweet, calling out Samsung Mobile UK.<p>Now Samsung wasn’t about to back …

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HTC and Samsung have petty, childish (and quite funny) Twitter cat fight

HTC and Samsung took their bitter rivalry to Twitter on Friday with an unsavoury spat that saw the former accuse the latter of 'paying students to …

Frenetic Urban Time-lapse Videos of Shanghai, Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur by Rob Whitworth | Colossal

<p>It is almost impossible these days to click around the web without running into the work of filmmaker and architectural photographer Rob Whitworth …

My own genome project

In the almost year-long lead-up to having my whole genome sequenced, I have no fears about it. Or at least just a couple of tiny wobbles that I …

APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2013 Jun 09) Image Credit & Copyright: Tor Even Mathisen; Music: Per Wollen; Vocals: Silje Beate Nilssen http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130609.html http://vimeo.com/16917950 Explanation: Have you ever seen an aurora? Auroras are occurring again with increasing frequency. With the Sun peaking at its eleven year maximum in aurora-triggering activity, it is exhibiting a greater abundance of sunspots, flares, and coronal mass ejections. Solar activity like this typically expels charged particles into the Solar System, some of which impact Earth's magnetosphere and trigger Earthly auroras. In late 2010, the above timelapse displays of picturesque auroras were captured above Tromsø, Norway. Curtains of auroral light, usually green, flow, shimmer and dance as energetic particles fall toward the Earth and excite atoms of air high up in the Earth's atmosphere. There may even be opportunities to see auroras tonight, as recent solar explosions have triggered numerous aurora sightings over the past few days. http://vimeo.com/tittentem Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130609 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0609

David Karp Speaks: Here's Why I Sold Tumblr To Yahoo

"I was not expecting to sell the company this year," 26-year-old Karp told Charlie Rose on an interview that aired Thursday.<p>He had been working with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on a partnership deal for months, since November, he said.<p>So Mayer had to sell him on the idea that Yahoo should, instead, buy …

Could This Beautiful Design Concept Be the iPhone 5S?

iPhone Concept: Fingerprint Scanner On Board<p>Is this the iPhone 5S?<p>Happy Couple<p>Gentle Curve<p>Colorful iOS<p>Flat Bottom<p>It won't be long until we're likely …

Yahoo Shuts Down Mail Classic, Forces Switch To New Version That Scans Your Emails To Target Ads

Starting the week of June 3rd, tomorrow, Yahoo is discontinuing Mail Classic. It’s requiring all Mail users to switch to the new version of Mail and accept a TOS/Privacy Policy update that lets it scan emails to “deliver product features, relevant advertising, and abuse protection”. You can opt out …

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Gmail redesign leaks during I/O, shows new navigation drawer and updated inbox

During an I/O session called "Structure in Android App Design," Google leaked a new design for Gmail ahead of any official announcement. The slide shows a revamped navigation drawer and a conspicuous lack of the action bar on the bottom. Functions currently located at the bottom of the screen (like …

5 Ways to Keep Your Eye On the Goal

The most successful entrepreneurs do more than set goals. They keep those goals front and center--all the time.<p>I'm goal oriented. Professionally I am happiest when I have a number to hit, a timeline to make, or a task to complete. Personally, I am at my best when I have a big trip or event in the …

Here's How To Build A Win-Win Networking Relationship

Here is a business-building rule of thumb: <i>Don’t waste your time networking if you are not prepared to develop win-win relationships.</i> Trust me when I say, I know what I’m talking about.<p>I am the organizer of a local business organization with a membership of over 400 self-employed women. I was …

11 Tips & Hacks for Using LinkedIn

LinkedIn is bigger than ever as a business tool. Are you actually making the most of it? Try some of these little-known tricks and tactics.<p><i>LinkedIn is a powerful social network--not just for making connections, but for sharing content, recruiting talent, and keeping customers in the loop. We asked</i> …