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Patent Troll Claims Ownership of Interactive Web – And Might Win

Patent Troll Claims Ownership of Interactive Web – And Might Win | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it
TYLER, Texas -- The mother of all patent troll trials unfolds in Texas where Google, Amazon and Adobe are fighting a patent claiming ownership over online video, image rotation and search auto-complete. We explain and start a series.

 

 

(For further reading on the case and patents, see our stories:

 

Tim Berners-Lee Takes the Stand to Keep the Web Free [http://bit.ly/xk7t1s]

 

A Texas Jury Now Deliberating Who, if Anyone, Owns the Web [http://goo.gl/FNEF7]

 

Texas Jury Strikes Down Patent Troll’s Claim to Own the Interactive Web
[http://bit.ly/x8tAkm] )"

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92-Year-Old Can Still Rock Out | Guitar Rocking Live Video

92-Year-Old Can Still Rock Out | Guitar Rocking Live Video | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it
Some tasty licks getting thrown down by this senior, I bet all the ladies still flock around him at the old-folks home. Some talents just stick with you for life.
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Paint on a Speaker at 2500fps - The Slow Mo Guys

Gav and Dan ruin a perfectly good speaker by pouring paint all over it. But hey, at least it looks pretty in slow motion. Follow Gav on Twitter - https://twi...
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Now we can hear colors touch and taste the dance of sounds... Thanks to The Slow Mo Guys, this is not just another figure of style, but a real synaesthesic experience. Quite astonishing for a comeback! (mine ;)) Courtesy of @gizmodofr

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A 10-Cent Paper Sensor That Tests For Malaria And HIV

A 10-Cent Paper Sensor That Tests For Malaria And HIV | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it
Residents of the developed world may not think twice about heading to the lab for a blood test, but things are a little more complicated in the developing world.
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Sheltr App Helps You Direct The Homeless To Food, Shelter

Sheltr App Helps You Direct The Homeless To Food, Shelter | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it
In many big cities, it’s tough to navigate the world of homeless shelters and food resources. In Philadelphia alone there are 40 shelters, four intake centers, and countless organizations that offer food to the hungry.
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It's Nice That : Duffy: The Lost Portraits

It's Nice That : Duffy: The Lost Portraits | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it

"Three photographers defined the Swinging Sixties – David Bailey, Terence Donovan and Duffy, the swaggering enfants terribles who created an aesthetic which defined many generations to come. Famed for his celebrity portraits, Duffy was as much a star as those who sat (or stood/leaned/mugged) for him but the show opening at Proud Chelsea tonight also features a fascinating selection of his editorial work. Duffy tried to burn all his negatives after a tough day in the studio in 1979, and this exhibition features a snapshot of those which were fortunately saved.

 

The show runs until May 13th."

 

www.proud.co.uk

 

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Darth Vader And Jar Jar Binks Try On Spring’s Hottest Fashions

Darth Vader And Jar Jar Binks Try On Spring’s Hottest Fashions | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it
When you go back to watch classic science fiction movies, one of the weirdest things is the way that the fashion fails to age. In the glare of hindsight, costumes that seemed futuristic are revealed to be very much of their time.
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Geode: A Scout Ahead Of The Wireless Payments Revolution | Fast Company

Geode: A Scout Ahead Of The Wireless Payments Revolution | Fast Company | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it

"If you've ever looked at a bulging credit card wallet, jammed with plastic bearing bank logos, loyalty cards from three different coffee shops, and your supermarket customer card and thought "There's got to be a better solution to this" then you'll love the idea of Geode.

 

It's a smart iPhone case that has its own screen and a magnetic card reader--swipe all your cards into its system and you don't need to carry that bulging wallet anymore..."

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Pothole Gardens: Join the Smallest Picnic Ever Prepared

Pothole Gardens: Join the Smallest Picnic Ever Prepared | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it
Steve Wheen, known as 'the Pothole Gardener', turns London's potholes into tiny and amazing worlds of flowers and everyday life scenes...
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"Permanent" - The Milk Carton Kids (Joey Ryan & Kenneth Pattengale) << This Kids are awesome!

Joey Ryan & Kenneth Pattengale perform "Permanent" during soundcheck at their sold-out two night stand at Zoey's in Ventura. Photography by Brendan Pattengal...
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The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On The #British #WWII #Poster

To find out more about Barter Books visit http://www.barterbooks.co.uk to download the 'Keep Calm' iphone app visit http://bit.ly/keepcalmapp A short film th...
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Start Your Engines: Peer-To-Peer Carsharing Is Now Available Wherever You Live

Start Your Engines: Peer-To-Peer Carsharing Is Now Available Wherever You Live | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it
The sharing economy may be growing, but up until now, peer-to-peer carsharing (where people rent out their idling vehicles by the hour to other people) has been relegated to certain forward-thinking cities.
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Art: Ai Weiwei recreates his impressive Forever Bicycles in Toronto. But bigger

Art: Ai Weiwei recreates his impressive Forever Bicycles in Toronto. But bigger | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it
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An astonishing use of perspective, material and space that makes real look like virtual... the exact (complimentary) opposite of nowadays' tech trends, by Ai Weiwei

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RiverScapes | Cultural River Landscapes in Southeast Asia | culture360.org

RiverScapes | Cultural River Landscapes in Southeast Asia | culture360.org | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it
Coordinated by Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 6 curators and 17 artists from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines are working on the subject of ecological and cultural change of major river landscapes in Southeast Asia,...
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Using Google Earth To Count The World’s Fish

Using Google Earth To Count The World’s Fish | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it
Fisherman are known for telling tall tales. Fish farmers, it turns out, are also likely to exaggerate (at least in certain countries).
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Editorial Cartoonish Illustrations : Nishant Choksi - Brand Illustration Trends

Editorial Cartoonish Illustrations : Nishant Choksi - Brand Illustration Trends | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it

"Nishant Choksi’s editorial illustrations are like cartoons for grown-ups, visually representing dense ideas through an ever-pleasing play of bright colour, clever characterisation and short bites of humour. He’s an adaptable modernist with old school sensibilities, bringing skillfully light-hearted imagery to the pages of your newspaper, magazines, or iPad, satisfying editorial brief for big brands while retaining the ineffable charm of a comic strip. Fun, funny and ever-so-clever; sometimes simple lines tell the best stories."

 

www.nishantchoksi.com 

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A Weathervane Wall Turns Wind Patterns Into Data Art

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We can generally tell if the wind is blowing north, south, east or west, but on a smaller scale, currents are a lot more complicated. And that’s something I didn’t really appreciate before Windswept.

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Watch The World’s Urban Population As It Balloons

Watch The World’s Urban Population As It Balloons | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it
The number of people on the planet is rapidly growing. At the same time, the number of people living in urban areas is also increasing. By 2050, 70% of everyone on the planet will be an urbanite.
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Fashion feeds abstract art - The Times of India

Fashion feeds abstract art - The Times of India | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it
Art and fashion are like warp and weft, twined naturally into each other.
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Débat du mois RegionsJob : l'insertion professionnelle des jeunes diplômés - Blog du modérateur

Débat du mois RegionsJob : l'insertion professionnelle des jeunes diplômés - Blog du modérateur | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it
Un nouveau débat du mois est lancé !Après l'équilibre vie pro/vie perso et l'identité numérique, le sujet qui va nous intéresser ces prochaines semaines est l'insertion...
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ART DIRECTION: INSTRUMENTS FROM INSIDE

ART DIRECTION: INSTRUMENTS FROM INSIDE | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it
THE TASK WAS TO CREATE A CAMPAIGN FOR THE CHAMBER-ENSEMBLE OF THE BERLIENR PHILHARMONIKER. THE IDEA IST TO SHOW INSTRUMENTS FROM INSIDE TO BE CLOSE AS POSSIBLE ON THE MUSIC.
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Get rich AND die trying: Ambitious people earn more money - but have poorer health and die younger, says study

Get rich AND die trying: Ambitious people earn more money - but have poorer health and die younger, says study | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it
A University of Notre Dame study tracked 717 high achievers who attended Oxford, Harvard and Yale, as well as high ability individuals who didn't attend universities - and found high achievers died younger and were no happier.
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Fenômeno Incrível | Blog Beagle

Fenômeno Incrível | Blog Beagle | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it

Noruega, famosa por suas belas auroras boreais.
No dia 14 de fevereiro, o fenômeno foi de maneira diferente. Não ocorreu devido as tempestades solares, e sim pela interatividade do campo magnético do Sol e da Terra. Parece complicado de se entender, mas de maneira geral, esse tipo de ciclo, segundo cientistas, acontece a cada onze anos.

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Biodiversity Crime: Tracking Invasive Species Like Criminals

Biodiversity Crime: Tracking Invasive Species Like Criminals | Serendipity Café | Scoop.it
Like criminals, invasive species have a nasty effect on the neighborhood. They cost a lot of money to deal with, create large amounts of data for police offers to sift through, destroy habitats, and are often hard to keep track of.
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