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The Smart Garden 9 is a self-contained kitchen garden for your “herbs” and vegetables
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 When we last met Click & Grow they were selling a massive wall garden designed for indoor gardening. Their new product, called the Smart Garden, is a self-contained kit pod for growing fruits, vegetables, and “herbs” that costs $129 on Kickstarter The system is quite simple. You fill the water tank, place in small pods […]






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Gillmor Gang: Real News
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 The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, October 29, 2016. Mainstream meets streaming media as we await the transition to the new administration. The Gang tackles the fake news pandemic with a requiem for truthiness scheduled for January 20. @stevegillmor, @borthwick, @kevinmarks, @fradice, @kteare […]






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Behind The Scenes with the tech powering Cirque Du Soleil’s newest show, Luzia
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 When the folks at Cirque Du Soleil invited us to check out some of the technology behind its latest show, Luzia, I just couldn’t say no. They’ve built all kinds of incredible stuff for this show. Read More






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Zuckerberg reveals plans to address misinformation on Facebook
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 He’d been dismissive about the reach of misinformation on Facebook, saying that false news accounted for less than one percent of all the posts on the social media network. But a slew of media reports this week have demonstrated that, although fake posts may not make up the bulk of the content on Facebook, they […]






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How data science and rocket science will get humans to Mars
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 President Obama recently re-affirmed America’s commitment to sending a manned mission to Mars. Think your data science challenges are complicated? Imagine the difficulties involved in mining data to understand the health impacts of a trip to Mars. When sending humans “where no one has gone before,” there are a multitude of variables to consider, and […]






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This crowdfunded watch looks like the Chrysler Building but was designed in Honolulu
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 The Skyscraper Art Deco Watch is a new crowdfunded piece by horologist Mark Carson and designer Richard Paige. Based on Art Deco skyscraper decoration – think the Empire State Building’s handsome arches or the swooping buttresses of Gotham city – this watch is interesting for a few reasons. First, this team has made some nice […]






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Snapchat Spectacle vending bot lands at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena
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 Another day, another Spectacles vending machine location. This is the fifth place the Snapbot has appeared, to sell its first-person video capturing sunglasses to droves of willing Snapchat fans (or at least people hoping to turn a tidy profit by reselling them on eBay). Today’s spot is in Pasadena, at the Rose Bowl Stadium where […]






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After decades of dreaming, indoor location’s time has come
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 The precise information you need, delivered exactly when and where you need it. Personalized engagement and experiences. Easy step-by-step navigation. These are just some of the things you get with indoor location-based services. Similar functions have existed outdoors for years, but indoor location services have seen much slower adoption. But that’s about to change. Read […]






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Watch a fully self-driving Tesla navigate intersections and city streets
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 Tesla revealed it would be building all vehicles complete with all the hardware onboard they need to achieve full self-driving in the future, and also published a short demo video of the prototype software in action at the time. Now, a new video shows a self-driving Tesla making its way through a city neighbourhood complete […]






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