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Jamstik+ is a backpack-friendly 'smart guitar'

The first time I encountered Jamstik, a guitar controller for Mac and iOS, was at CES 2013. Zivix -- the team behind the product -- came to our trailer and gave us a demo. That was a prototype, which eventually got crowdfunded and did pretty well as history tells it. Now there's Jamstik+ with a few …

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Why Sunday Is Money Day for App Makers

Day of rest? Maybe. But if you're in the app business, it's business time, because your users are ready to spend.<p>Maybe you’re celebrating Easter with family and friends today. And/or, perhaps you’re celebrating Wisconsin’s epic upset of Kentucky. All good things to do on a Sunday.<p>But if you’re in …

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Why the future of the light bulb is flat

Philips launched a dimmable, LED lightbulb Monday with a completely different shape. Instead of a round bulb-shape, this lightbulb is a relatively …

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Renewable Energy Fun & Rumination

<b>Published on</b> November 28th, 2013 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>4<p>November 28th, 2013 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>Good infographics are fun, and… <i>info</i>rmative. This renewable …

What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you're going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn't get the nickname "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.)<p>But until recently, that widely held bit of conventional wisdom hadn't really been assessed in a rigorous, systematic way, says …

50 Things You Need to Know About the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

The 2014 FIFA World Cup now seems just around the corner, with all 32 qualified nations now known and more specific details about the tournament filtering through.<p>It's a lot to take in, so we've kindly gathered everything in one place for you to make sure you don't miss out on a stat, fact or …

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Hackers Are Attacking Millions Of Computers And Demanding Ransom In Bitcoins

The National Crime Agency in the U.K. issued an alert last month saying that hackers have targeted "tens of millions" of computers.<p>CryptoLocker is a form of a virus called "ransomware," meaning hackers do something bad to your computer and then demand money to reverse what they've done. In this …

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13 Wholesome Recipes for the Mid-Holiday Detox

Give yourself a pat on the back. You've made in through Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-centric holiday, with hopefully minimal cooking disasters, quibbles about politics, and general family drama. But now you've got a new problem: it's called a food hangover, and it's mental as well as physical. …

The 10 Tiniest Rooms We've Ever Seen

Stylish and efficient spaces.<p>From a 48-square-foot kitchen to a tiny and cozy reading nook, we've rounded up beautiful small spaces that don't spare style or efficiency. Take a look a these amazing designs.

10 Apps to Get Kids Excited About Science

1. The Elements: A Visual Exploration<p>2. SkySafari<p>3. Moon Globe HD<p>4. Rocket Science 101<p>5. Video Science<p>6. Muscle System Pro III<p>7. 3D Brain<p>8. Kid …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

7 Facebook Statistics You Should Know For An Engaging Facebook Page

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of the things we focus on most at Buffer is the best time to post to Twitter and Facebook. This is because we want to help you get more engagement with your audience, which is beneficial for everyone.<p>While the best time to post is definitely …

365 Ways To Get Rich

<b>From the Forbes 2014 Investment Guide, wealth building tips to last you through the year. (For more detailed advice, click on the link in each tip.)</b><p>#1<br>Sir John Templeton: “Invest at the point of maximum pessimism.”<p>#2<br>Don’t mistake a low P/E ratio for a value stock.<p>#3 <br>Benjamin Graham: “Patience is the …

Da Vinci's String Organ Must Be Heard To Be Believed

The man who painted the Mona Lisa, and was the first to sketch out the helicopter and the submarine, also dabbled in music. So here's the question: What musical instrument did Leonardo da Vinci design?<p>There isn't an easy answer. His 15th-century sketches indicate something between a harpsichord and …

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2015 Porsche Macan: The Baby Cayenne Cometh

Don't hate the player, hate the game.<p>Close your eyes, don your imaginary Nomex suit, and pretend for a moment that you’re lined up on the grid at Le Mans . . . Okay, McQueen, was that car you imagined in this little dream shaped like the 2015 Porsche Macan? Likely not, but this is, of course, the …

How Is Bitcoin Different From The Dollar?

As Bitcoin goes through another day of crazy price fluctuations and huge publicity, this time courtesy of the U.S. Senate, I recommend two readings for those interested in putting the Bitcoin phenomenon in historical context.<p>The first is this article by my colleague Stephen Kinsella. Stephen’s key …

7 Tips for the Best Sleep Ever

You've done all the obvious stuff—cut out late-night caffeine, made sure your bedroom is dark and cozy, avoided scary movies or struggling with your …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

The Physics of Diffusers: How to Make a Car Really Suck

Gettin' down with downforce.<p>Finessing the Flow <br>The diffuser acts as an expansion chamber to manage the air as it exits from underneath the car and reintegrates it with higher-pressure ambient air. Smoothing this transition reduces turbulence and drag in the car's wake and improves airflow under the …

Programmer Robert McNally Put Together An Awesome Presentation On What Bitcoin Really Is

Some former gold bugs certainly think so.<p>And its value has skyrocketed in recent months.<p>But many readers at this point are probably wondering ... what exactly is Bitcoin?<p>Robert McNally, an iOS developer at parking payment startup QuickPay, gave the following presentation to last year's Hackers' …

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A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Editor's Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>Do you want to be a cryptocurrency millionaire?Don't get your hopes up.VISIT HARD FORK<p>He told me a bit about the site and asked if …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Skincare<p>It's actually not as hard as you'd think.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Sales<p>There’s still time to score big.<p>19 Photos3 days agoView …

12 Apps to Help you Become a Smarter Traveler

<i>Hermione Way works with TrekkSoft – a SaaS solution for tours and activity providers, enabling anyone to set up a tour company in under 10 minutes. Robert Scoble is startup liaison officer for Rackspace.</i><p>Airbnb, Tripit, HotelTonight and Expedia have all done their bit for transforming the travel …

5 Social Media Metrics that your Business Should Track

This post is brought to you by Simply Measured.<p>Publishing content on the Internet generates reams (or, rather, spreadsheets) of data. Creators like you have access to unprecedented information about how your content is received and acted upon.<p>As data gets bigger, more ubiquitous, and more social, …

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The Biggest NFL Draft Busts Ever

It's too early to call him an all-time draft bust. But if he never starts again, he'll join guys like JaMarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf on that dubious list.<p>We took a look at what some of these infamous draft busts are up to today.<p>Some guys have fallen on hard times, as you'd expect. But others are …

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