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Outbox Shutters Its Digitizing Snail Mail Service

Outbox is shutting the doors on its mail service. The company made the announcement in a blog post saying that the time was right following disappointing results from its marketing and user acquisition numbers. However, while the product is closing, the company is already working on a new product, …

Shutterstock launches new learn-to-code site, Skillfeed

Skillfeed is the latest site to capitalize on the white-hot learn-to-code trend.<p>This new contestant hails from the bowels of stock photography site Shutterstock, an online behemoth with a $1.5 billion market cap.<p>Skillfeed’s curriculum covers such topics as CSS and MySQL. It also has some basic …

JamStar Is A Cool Free App That Teaches You To Play The Guitar

I’ve seen plenty of guitar apps in my lifetime – enough for two lifetimes, in fact – but JamStar, an app by an Israeli programming house, has almost won my heart.<p>The premise is simple – you tune your guitar and then play notes or chords. The app (which runs on a phone or your browser) senses your …

Check Out Facebook’s Nerdy Library Of Its Research Papers

If subjects like “XORing Elephants: Novel Erasure Codes for Big Data” get you all worked up, you’ll dig the “Research Publications At Facebook” site, which collects scientific papers written by Facebook employees and researchers. Ranging from hardcore engineering to the sociology of social …

Forget data transparency: options grow for letting you hide your data

There’s no doubt it’s a data driven world. But increasing concerns about companies’ collection and uses of personal internet user data have given …

China’s internet is better than yours

A new paper shines some light on the “next generation internet” China is building—and it’s far ahead of anything any other country has at the moment. The improvements aren’t just superficial faster broadband fluff either. They are deeply important changes to the very backbone of the system.<p>The …

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Schproket Lights

The very cool named ‘Schproket Light’ is clearly inspired by mechanics. The lighting system employs a low voltage, safe socket create this magical …