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Mythbuster: Steve Wozniak rewrites Apple's founding history

Mythbuster: Steve Wozniak rewrites Apple's founding history | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Garage brand: A scene from the biopic Jobs showing Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the Jobs family garage. Photo: Pinnacle Films

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"The garage is a bit of a myth. It's overblown," Wozniak told Bloomberg BusinessWeek on Thursday. "The garage represents us better than anything else, but we did no designs there. We would drive the finished products to the garage, make them work and then we'd drive them down to the store that paid us cash."

He added: "There were hardly ever more than two people in the garage and mostly they were sitting around kind of doing nothing productive." They quickly outgrew it, Woz said.

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World's first 'plastic-free' aisle opens in Netherlands

World's first 'plastic-free' aisle opens in Netherlands | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Consumers don't have to pay an additional price for getting their food in environment friendly packaging. / View 2min video : https://goo.gl/EHibwJ

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Indian rideshare platform Ola announces Australian launch to challenge Uber

Indian rideshare platform Ola announces Australian launch to challenge Uber | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Ola, an Indian ride-sharing company with more that 125 million users in its home country, has announced plans to launch in Australia this year.
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Stunning NASA video offers simulated tour of Orion Nebula

Stunning NASA video offers simulated tour of Orion Nebula | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Space fans can now take a trip through the bright lights of the Orion Nebula, in a new video released by NASA.
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Nokia 3310 throwback phone is officially coming to Australia

Nokia 3310 throwback phone is officially coming to Australia | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A new version of the classic Nokia 3310 mobile phone will launch in Australia in October, complete with a customisable retro interface, an MP3 player and of course a version of the classic mobile game Snake.
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Man trapped in apartment due to poor UPS package placement

Man trapped in apartment due to poor UPS package placement | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
UPS unintentionally made Jessie Lawrence (@hitstreak) a prisoner in his own home when a driver left his parcel under the door handle, rendering the knob unmovable.
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UPS unintentionally made Jessie Lawrence (@hitstreak) a prisoner in his own home when a driver left his parcel under the door handle, rendering the knob unmovable.
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After 25 years in business it's the end of free postcards in cafes

After 25 years in business it's the end of free postcards in cafes | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
​Avant Card founder Pat Mackle calls it quits, unable to find a buyer.
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Sad Day :( I still have some of these cards that i collected from cafes years ago.

"Iconic out-of-home media company Avant Card is closing its doors after 25 years in business, blaming the astonishing rise in digital for its demise. " | READ MORE.. https://goo.gl/9XanMu
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Lifestyle blogger Rebecca Burger killed by 'exploding whipped cream dispenser'

Lifestyle blogger Rebecca Burger killed by 'exploding whipped cream dispenser' | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A popular French lifestyle blogger has been killed in a freak accident involving an exploding whipped cream dispenser.

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Father and son buy historic town for $663K

Father and son buy historic town for $663K | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Father and son buy historic town for $663K

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The town in USA, with a population of just 15, was snapped-up by a father and son for just under $664K — which is just over half of the medium house price in Sydney.
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Mum shares hilarious 'love notes' to her son - men not happy

Mum shares hilarious 'love notes' to her son - men not happy | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
"Sometimes I write my kids love notes," Kristina Kuzmic captioned her post, which has been shared over 150,000 times.
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"That does sound like a tough gig, Tom, but toilets are built to counteract that and you've been doing this several times a day for your entire life – why aren't you better at it yet? And even if you do get some splash, why are you just leaving it there like some animal without opposable thumbs and the ability to grasp a wad of toilet paper?"  |  READ MORE // haha funny!
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A $7.49 Healthy Lunch Subscription Service Just Launched In Sydney’s CBD

A $7.49 Healthy Lunch Subscription Service Just Launched In Sydney’s CBD | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
A $7.49 Healthy Lunch Subscription Service Just Launched In Sydney’s CBD
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Meet Yuma, the 10-year-old Australian app developer 

Meet Yuma, the 10-year-old Australian app developer  | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Yuma Soerianto has built five apps now available through Apple's App Store, and used the 14-hour flight to California to make a brand new app to help his parent
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Microsoft’s new Snapchat competitor 

Microsoft’s new Snapchat competitor  | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

 Skype has been completely redesigned (and looks a lot like Snapchat). Microsoft's popular video calling tool now includes a host of social features, including:

• Slack emoji reactions
• Houseparty video calls
• Facebook bots

But the reboot wouldn’t be complete in 2017 without Stories. Skype calls them Highlights, a familiar feature for Snapchat users but with one BIG innovation: Highlights last a full 7 days. 

► Read more at Product Hunt 

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More than 1,200 newsagents to offer Bitcoin, Ethereum buying service | Australia

More than 1,200 newsagents to offer Bitcoin, Ethereum buying service | Australia | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

From today Australians will be able to purchase Bitcoin and Ethereum in-store from more than 1,200 newsagents around the country.

With a minimum purchase of $50, all customers need to purchase the digital currency is cash, a phone number and an email address.

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Google's neural networks detect heart attack risk by looking at patients' eyes

Google's neural networks detect heart attack risk by looking at patients' eyes | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
By looking at the human eye, Google's algorithms were able to predict whether someone had high blood pressure or was at risk of a heart attack or stroke, researchers at the company have confirmed, opening a new opportunity for artificial intelligence in the vast and lucrative global health industry.
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Aussie brothers tackle $2.1m bill scam problem after father swindled

Aussie brothers tackle $2.1m bill scam problem after father swindled | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
By forwarding all their email bills to Gobbill, users can avoid scams and make sure their accounts are payed on time.
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Zahra Lari: Ice Princess in the Arabian Desert

Zahra Lari: Ice Princess in the Arabian Desert | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a Persian Gulf state where temperatures soar as high as 48 degree Celsius (118.4 Fahrenheit) during summer, is famous for hosting the Formula 1, The Dubai World Cup horse race, camel races -- and even international cricket and skydiving tournaments.
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Zahra Lari, the first professional figure skater to compete internationally wearing a headscarf
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Strewth! Scrabble launches Aussie slang edition

Strewth! Scrabble launches Aussie slang edition | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Onya, Scrabble.   Word nerds can now officially use Australian English's more colourful words to rake up high scores.

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Mattel, the company that distributes the popular board game, unveiled its highly-anticipated Australian edition of Scrabble on Thursday. "It's a fun twist on the classic game of Scrabble," the company's marketing manager Jacinta Whitehead said. "It allows you to use Aussie slang words on the board and you actually get bonus points for every slang word you use with your tiles." | READ MORE https://goo.gl/4UkpKn
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New camera can see through human body - BBC News

New camera can see through human body - BBC News | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The device has been designed to help doctors track medical tools during internal examinations.
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Scientists have developed a camera that can see through the human body. The camera is designed to help doctors track medical tools known as endoscopes that are used to investigate a range of internal conditions. The new device is able to detect sources of light inside the body, such as the illuminated tip of the endoscope’s long flexible tube.
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JAWS on the Water - Test Your Fear of Water (or leeches)

JAWS on the Water - Test Your Fear of Water (or leeches) | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

This summer at Austin, Texas, USA in a celebration of Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece JAWS,…There might be no better test of how deep your fear of sharks goes than watching a drive-in screening of Jaws while floating on a lake at night in an inner tube.

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Imagine relaxing on an inner tube with a cold drink in hand on a perfect Texas summer night, your feet languidly dangling in the calm Lake Travis water. Now imagine you’re also watching the greatest thriller ever made, projected across the water while unknown terrors threaten from the watery depths...
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Facebook rolls out the GIF button for comments to all users

Reply threads on Facebook are about to get a lot more animated. To mark the 30th anniversary of the GIF format, all users will get the new GIF comment button that Facebook began testing three months ago.
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Pinterest's first US ad campaign spans Times Square, Facebook, Instagram, Mic and New York Times

Pinterest's first US ad campaign spans Times Square, Facebook, Instagram, Mic and New York Times | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
Pinterest will run billboards in Times Square, ads on Facebook and Instagram and branded content on Mic’s and The New York Times’s sites.

Via Kelly Lieberman
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"Pinterest will debut its first ad campaign in the US on Tuesday. Called “What If,” the campaign is designed to get people thinking about the platform as a place to explore new ideas, even if the undertaking may be an uncomfortable one." | READ MORE.. (short video on article page)
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Teens tackle fast fashion by renting out clothes

Teens tackle fast fashion by renting out clothes | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

Lily Habel now rents out her own clothing and hires items for social events. (

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An online subculture is gaining popularity among teenagers that's helping them overcome the pressures of a fast-fashion, wear-things-only-once world. For 17-year-old Adelaide student Lily Habel, her adventures into clothes renting began after she posted a photo of her formal dress on Instagram.
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Facebook is broken

Facebook is broken | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it
The problem is this: Facebook has become a feedback loop which can and does, despite its best intentions, become a vicious spiral. At Facebook’s scale, behavioral targeting doesn’t just reflect our behavior, it actually influences it. Over time, a service which was supposed to connect humanity is actually partitioning us into fractal disconnected bubbles.
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Olio: Fighting food waste and hooking you up with a free meal

Olio: Fighting food waste and hooking you up with a free meal | Daily News Reads | Scoop.it

American households throw food worth $165 billion in the trash each year. Now they can share it with their neighbors instead, thanks to a new app. 


Olio was launched at the end of 2015 by Tessa Cook, a farmer's daughter from England, and Saasha Celestial-One, a daughter of hippies from Iowa. 


It connects local communities, businesses and food stores. Users upload a photo and description of the food they no longer want or need, and a time and pickup location for others to come collect it.

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