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Twitter Breaks Down How Its Engineering Teams Work

Image: Graham Smith/Flickr<p>Twitter may not have its work-flow process worked out well in every area of the company. But in its pitch to engineers, it …

Google Reveals Fiber Plans for Provo, $30 Construction Fee

Google today confirmed it plans to sign up its first Google Fiber customers in Provo before the end of the year. Between now and October, the company is working to upgrade the existing fiber network in Provo to be Gigabit-ready and talking to property managers and owners of large apartment building …

The secret to how plants set branch angles - Futurity

U. LEEDS (UK) — Scientists say they’ve figured out how plants set and maintain the …

Researchers implant false memories in mice

Have you ever misremembered an event, while being totally certain it actually happened? Most people have experienced the unreliability of human memory. As it turns out, false memories are very easy to generate. Scientists at the Riken–MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics have created false …

Big News: Aston Martin and Mercedes AMG have signed a technical partnership for the supply of V8 engines and electronic architecture. Full story at the link… http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/car-news/aston-martin-mercedes-benz-amg-partnership-v8-engines-2013-07-25

Know what'll wake you up at 8am? Four-wheel drift. #audi #rs7

Acura just released this official photo showing the NSX has moved from concept to prototype status. Notice the side mirrors have been brought into the realm of legal and practical reality? More -> http://bit.ly/18BycWt

Wow! Google’s Chromecast Is Amazingly Hackable

Google’s documentation is so far geared towards developers who want to stream media from their sites or apps, but because the device uses a stock …

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“Angry Birds” Comes To The Kennedy Space Center

There are many reasons to visit the Kennedy Space Center. But if seeing rocket ships up close and learning from real astronauts what it’s like to be in space seems old hat, there’s now an exciting new exhibit that’s sure to engage and impress: <i>Angry Birds.</i><p>The 4,485-square-foot, seven-exhibit …

Google’s Chromecast Is A Brilliant Inversion Of The Streaming TV Market

Instead of giving your TV a smartphone app interface, Google’s $35 gadget turns your smartphone, tablet, or computer into a remote control.<p>Google’s latest attempt to muscle into your television set, Chromecast, is only two inches long but it turns your streaming television experience inside …

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