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Random stuff that I came across that caused me to raise an eyebrow (my left one as I can't raise my right!!)
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Elevator.js

Elevator.js | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Are you sick of clicking 'back to top' buttons on websites, and being lifted to the top without a real elevator experience? Elevator.js is here to help.
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Press me! The buttons that lie to you

Press me! The buttons that lie to you | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Does it help to push the buttons on pedestrian crossings, train doors and thermostats? Often the answer is “no”, as Chris Baraniuk discovers.
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Google Joins the Search for the Loch Ness Monster

Google Joins the Search for the Loch Ness Monster | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Now anyone with an Internet connection can search for Nessie using Street View imaging of murky Scottish waters.
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Jay Z's 99 Problems: Music Stars Aren't Very Good at Launching Startups

Jay Z's 99 Problems: Music Stars Aren't Very Good at Launching Startups | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
If Will.i.am, 50 Cent, and Justin Timberlake's past ventures are any indication, Tidal's all-star owners aren't necessarily an asset
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The Emoji Keyboard

The Emoji Keyboard | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Designers at Disk Cactus have imagined the Emoji Keyboard : a keyboard for Mac that we cover entirely of emojis’ touches with a silicone film that will ex
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Disney's $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband | WIRED

Disney's $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband | WIRED | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
The Magicband wields access to the park, replacing virtually every transaction you’d make inside. Bob Croslin If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip Silicon Valley and book a ticket to Orlando. Go to…
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Would you courier strangers' stuff on your flight for $500? This startup certainly hopes so

Would you courier strangers' stuff on your flight for $500? This startup certainly hopes so | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Carry is like an Airbnb of the courier sphere. Travelers enter their start point, end point, dates, the size of package they're willing/able to carry, and how much money they're willing to carry it...
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Texting Turns 22

Texting Turns 22 | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Half a lifetime ago a 22-year-old Neil Papworth sent the first ever short message service (SMS). His fifteen-character missive – ‘merry christmas’ –..
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Londoners unwittingly give up their first born child for free WiFi

Londoners unwittingly give up their first born child for free WiFi | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
It was part of an experiment into the dangers of public WiFi use.
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Say 'no' to interruptions, 'yes' to better work

Say 'no' to interruptions, 'yes' to better work | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Modern office workers are expected to multitask regularly, often juggling multiple projects and priorities over the course of a day. Studies have shown that the typical employee in an office environment is interrupted up to six times per hour, but how does that impact the finished product? New research evaluates how ongoing interruptions can negatively affect the quality of work.
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This is real: Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 is now called ‘Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5’

This is real: Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 is now called ‘Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5’ | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Samsung is pushing the practice of renaming structures after corporations to a ridiculous degree. The company has gone beyond the usual target and has instead invaded one of the busiest transport hubs in the world.
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Champagne-and-Viagra Ice Cream: Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong

Champagne-and-Viagra Ice Cream: Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
A British ice cream maker managed to simulate the experience of popping bottles and popping boners with a new flavo(u)r called The Arousal. Key ingredients: Champagne and Viagra.
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Why Bad News Is Good News

Why Bad News Is Good News | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Consuming bad news is evolutionarily adaptive, but the nature of the social Web might limit its supply.
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How to download your entire Google search history

How to download your entire Google search history | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Want a copy of your personal Google search history for your very own? Now you can export and download it, though it's in a funky file format.
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A Wi-Fi Barbie Doll With the Soul of Siri

A Wi-Fi Barbie Doll With the Soul of Siri | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Companies like Mattel are readying electronic toys that will use Web connections to talk back to children, raising some concerns about privacy.
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A data genius computes the ultimate American road trip

A data genius computes the ultimate American road trip | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Who needs an atlas when you have an algorithm?
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HideMyAss! Your secret’s safe with Jack

HideMyAss! Your secret’s safe with Jack | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Jack Cator was 16 when he started HideMyAss! – now it’s a multi-million-pound global business
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What the World Will Speak in 2115

What the World Will Speak in 2115 | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
English will still dominate a century from now, but it will no longer share the planet with thousands of other languages. Instead, expect fewer but simpler modes of oral communication on every continent.
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An interesting read when you consider the multicultural world we live in and the impact of social media and digital communications on the written word & colloquialisms.

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Google News will shut down in Spain following new copyright law

Google News will shut down in Spain following new copyright law | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Google News, the Internet giant's news indexing and search service will soon shut down in Spain, the company announced in a blog post today. The news comes of the heels of a recently passed copyrig...
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Public Restrooms No Germier Than Your Home, Study Finds – WebMD

Public Restrooms No Germier Than Your Home, Study Finds – WebMD | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
But you should still wash your hands, experts caution
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For $29, this wearable has 'no display, no lights, no gimmicks' -- but it could be indispensible

For $29, this wearable has 'no display, no lights, no gimmicks' -- but it could be indispensible | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
Bob Olodort spent years working as a consulting designer for Samsung, in the years before the iPhone turned the phone industry upside-down. Four times a year, he'd visit Samsung headquarters in Sou...
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Sip Smarter with the Viora Coffee Lid

Sip Smarter with the Viora Coffee Lid | Random Things of Interest | Scoop.it
After nearly 30 years, the to-go cup cover gets a redesign with craft brew consumers in mind
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