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RIM Offers Programmers Free BlackBerry Tablets for Their Apps

RIM Offers Programmers Free BlackBerry Tablets for Their Apps | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Research In Motion wants programmers to make apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook so badly that it's handing out the tablets for free. Oddly, the PlayBook giveaway could have less to do with the tablet than it does with future BlackBerry smartphones.
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Daily Report: Growth at PayPal Helps Lift eBay’s Profit

Daily Report: Growth at PayPal Helps Lift eBay’s Profit | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The e-commerce company came close to analysts’ expectations despite a security breach in May that compromised the information of nearly 150 million eBay users.
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Your Next 3D Scanner May Already Be in Your Pocket

Your Next 3D Scanner May Already Be in Your Pocket | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Thinking about buying a 3D scanner? You may already have what you need in your pocket. Smartphones could emerge as a viable platform for quick scanning, which would spawn all sorts of 3D snapshots and Instagram-like 3D exchanges.
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When Digital Art Is Suitable for Framing

When Digital Art Is Suitable for Framing | Technobabble | Scoop.it
New screens offer a chance to showcase an image (and a growing community of artists).
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Seattle Takes Oracle’s Cloud

Seattle Takes Oracle’s Cloud | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The Pacific Northwest city continues its rise as the world's center of cloud computing, moving from infrastructure to applications.
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Silicon comes to Kickstarter

Silicon comes to Kickstarter | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Kickstarter is the incubator for the Internet of Things.
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Square Plans a New, Chip-Friendly Credit Card Reader

Square Plans a New, Chip-Friendly Credit Card Reader | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The reader will look much the same as the current one, about the size of a box of matches; it's what's inside that counts.
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New Project: Internet Speedometer

New Project: Internet Speedometer | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Track the speed of all the bits and bytes that pass over your local area network and transform that data into blinking tricolor LEDs, powered by the BeagleBone Black.Read more on MAKE
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Nashville Mini Maker Faire is Looking for Makers

Nashville Mini Maker Faire is Looking for Makers | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The Nashville Mini Maker Faire is coming up on September 13 and they want you to be there!Read more on MAKE
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Marc Andreessen on the Future of Silicon Valley(s), and the Next Big Technology

Marc Andreessen on the Future of Silicon Valley(s), and the Next Big Technology | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The noted investor and entrepreneur discusses the valley’s investment climate, his faith in virtual reality and digital currency — and his long tweets.
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Google S.E.C. Filing Says It Wants Ads In Your Thermostat and Car

Google S.E.C. Filing Says It Wants Ads In Your Thermostat and Car | Technobabble | Scoop.it
According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Google wants to put advertisements on your thermostat, in your car and on your refrigerator.
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iPad Sales Slow as Tablet Competitors Rise

iPad Sales Slow as Tablet Competitors Rise | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Despite pumping another 60 million e-reading devices into the market, including 16 million iPads, Apple may be losing its grip on the tablet market.
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Apple After Jobs: Pretty Much the Same as Ever

Apple After Jobs: Pretty Much the Same as Ever | Technobabble | Scoop.it
A new book on Apple's state after Steve Jobs paints a dire picture of a company losing its way. Farhad Manjoo disagrees.
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Minecraft Maker Won’t Work With a Facebook-Owned Oculus VR

Minecraft Maker Won’t Work With a Facebook-Owned Oculus VR | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Like many game makers who were considering working with the Oculus virtual-reality tools, Markus Persson is uncomfortable with Facebook's ad-driven business model.
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Open Shoes, Open Robots, Open Health: Bilbao Mini Maker Faire 2014

Open Shoes, Open Robots, Open Health:  Bilbao Mini Maker Faire 2014 | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Slideshow and report from Spain's Basque country Maker Faire — Bilbao!Read more on MAKE
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The Hackmobile, Coming to a Town Near You!

The Hackmobile, Coming to a Town Near You! | Technobabble | Scoop.it
We’ve seen many novel uses of the Ford Transit Connect over the past couple of years.
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Daily Report: Reddit Looks to Grow Up Without Selling Out

Daily Report: Reddit Looks to Grow Up Without Selling Out | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Efforts by the freewheeling online community to monetize without driving away its 114 million monthly users will require appealing to advertisers without sacrificing values like personal data privacy.
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Daily Report: World Cup Gives Twitter a Lift

Daily Report: World Cup Gives Twitter a Lift | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Twitter has demonstrated an ability to extract more ad revenue from each user, and it is adding products that let it sell ads in other companies’ apps.
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Most Interesting Makerspaces in America

Most Interesting Makerspaces in America | Technobabble | Scoop.it
What makes a makerspace interesting? Itʼs not just the size of the shop or the number of active members. Nor is it the selection of tools.
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Kim Kardashian, an Unlikely Mobile Video Game Hit

Kim Kardashian, an Unlikely Mobile Video Game Hit | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood generated $1.6 million in revenue during its first five days on the market.
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R2-Beer2: Old Fridge Turned Into Star Wars Kegerator

R2-Beer2: Old Fridge Turned Into Star Wars Kegerator | Technobabble | Scoop.it
  Attention Star Wars fans! Attention beer fans!  Introducing: R2-Beer2. The Kegerator. The wonderful world of Imgur has once again proven that with an idea, a little determination, and some hard work, you can make all your nerdy dreams come true.
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Pancake Bot Draws Edible Makey Art

Pancake Bot Draws Edible Makey Art | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Maker Miguel Valenzuela's goal is to inspire kids to get into technology, and learn about programming and food manufacturing.Read more on MAKE
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The Europeans Are Coming, One City at a Time

The Europeans Are Coming, One City at a Time | Technobabble | Scoop.it
European tech start-ups have found that by tailoring their apps to individual cities, they can gain a foothold in the prized American market.
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Facebook’s New Privacy Mascot: The Zuckasaurus

Facebook’s New Privacy Mascot: The Zuckasaurus | Technobabble | Scoop.it
On Thursday, Facebook showed off a blue dinosaur character that will become the privacy ambassador on the social network.
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The Languages of Twitter Users

The Languages of Twitter Users | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Gnip, a provider of social media data, tracked the primary languages chosen by Twitter users.
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Facebook’s Hack, a Language of Tech Competition

Facebook’s Hack, a Language of Tech Competition | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The world's biggest social network introduced on Thursday a new open-source software language that is focused on helping to build interactive web pages.
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