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“..Tweak These Settings to Stop Facebook Videos From Auto-Playing..”

“..Videos in your Facebook News Feed will play automatically – - even if you’re away from Wi-Fi – and browsing on your cellular data connection. Stop that bad behavior with this quick fix..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Tweak These Settings … Continue reading

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“..Clearance grocery chain growing..”

“..far more stomach-churning is the thought that truckloads of perfectly edible food are going to landfill every day. Enter Reduced to Clear – a chain of clearance grocery stores that set up shop in 2008 – - with a single … Continue reading

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“..This Juggler Created An Utterly Mesmerizing Optical Illusion – With Just Four Rings..” (video..)

(ed:..this is very cool..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> This Juggler Created An Utterly Mesmerizing Optical Illusion With Just Four Rings.

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“..The skinniest electric vehicle to hit Wellington’s streets caused quite a stir – and not just for its looks..”

“..The speedster, thinner than many motorbikes, was on show in Civic Square yesterday – - touted as the solution to the capital’s traffic congestion problems. The pint-sized roadster – - which accelerates to 100kmh faster than a Ferrari 458 Italia … Continue reading

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“..Brainy Bike Lights..”

“..a fault in our brains that means – sometimes – - even when there is eye contact – - the image of a cyclist does not materialise before it’s too late..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Brainy Bike Lights invention represents … Continue reading

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“..Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as CBS Late Show host..”

“..Host of Colbert Report to switch from Comedy Central to replace outgoing Letterman – - CBS confirms..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman as CBS Late Show host | Media | theguardian.com.

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“..Taite Music Prize: Kiwi Punk more than just a memory..”

“..Kiwi punk acts from the late 70s are getting their dues- – again. The first award from next week’s Taite Music Prize ceremony has been announced – - with the Independent Music NZ Classic Record award given to punk compilation … Continue reading

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“..This Device Can Charge Your Phone In 30 – Freaking – Seconds..” (video..)

“..As you can see in the video – - the prototype attaches to a phone – - that is then juiced up in half a minute..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This Device Can Charge Your Phone In 30. Freaking. Seconds..

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“..A Beautiful Super 8-Inspired Camcorder With Modern Smarts..” (ed:..it looks very very cool..)

“..The fully digital – 1080p Chinon Bellami HD-1 – - doesn’t just look like a Super-8 camera. It’s actually built around the same specifications – - with a ?-inch-type sensor – - that’s about the same size as a frame … Continue reading

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“..Darpa’s Robots Could Soon Assemble Satellites in Space..”

“..Building satellites in the future – - could be as easy as sending robots packed with hardware into orbit – - if a new project from Darpa takes off..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Darpa’s Robots Could Soon Assemble Satellites in … Continue reading

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“..Sorry – But the Coolest Custom Harley Ever – Is Actually British..”

“..Watchmaker Bell & Ross have commissioned another gorgeous Harley-Davidson – - to promote its latest line of hyper-expensive wrist wear..” (cont..) go to source/story>>>> Sorry, But the Coolest Custom Harley Ever Is Actually British | Autopia | WIRED.

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“..Mind-controlled suit aims to make wheelchairs obsolete..”

“..A Brazilian neuroengineer at Duke is hoping to show off the robotic exoskeleton – - at the opening of the World Cup..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Mind-controlled suit aims to make wheelchairs obsolete – Salon.com.

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“..NCEA results: One school’s stellar climb..”

“..’Passionate leadership’ – with a focus on student achievement – - helps Selwyn College to lift its Level 1 pass rate from 39 to 93 per cent – - in just seven years..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> NCEA results: One … Continue reading

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“..Breathtaking time-lapse video of marine life..”

“..magical time-lapse video of ‘slow’ marine life..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Breathtaking time-lapse video of marine life – Boing Boing.

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“..Work begins on the world’s first 3D-printed house..”

“..Zero waste – lower transport costs – and recyclable materials – – is 3D-printing the future of housebuilding? Dutch architects are putting the process to the test for the first time in Amsterdam..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Work begins on … Continue reading

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“..Mumford and Sons’ Marcus Mumford to record long-lost Bob Dylan tracks..”

“..Mumford and Sons frontman Marcus Mumford and a band of acclaimed musicians to complete an album of unfinished – unheard – Bob Dylan tracks. The two dozen songs – begun during the folk singer’s 1967 Basement Tapes period – - … Continue reading

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“..Japanese Girl Shreds Guitar – Gender Stereotypes – With Face-Melting Metal Solo..” (video..)

(ed:..heh..! she is very good – scarily good – - for one so very young..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Japanese Girl Shreds Guitar, Gender Stereotypes, With Face-Melting Metal Solo.

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architect who designed the cardboard-cathedral in christchurch wins a major architecture-prize..

(link has gallery of his works..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Japanese architect Shigeru Ban wins 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize – Architecture – Arts & Entertainment – The Independent.

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“..Nine sites for teaching yourself how to code..”

“..For most of us – coding is a foreign language that we’ll never understand – - or at least that’s what we think. But there are some great tools out there that can help anyone learn how to write computer … Continue reading

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“..Kiwi website is a box-office hit..”

“..A site for movie-lovers run from a small design company in Auckland – - is attracting thousands of members and millions of hits from around the world. Letterboxd is a social media site that allows cinema fans to keep a … Continue reading

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“..Tree-felling robot nabs design award..”

“..A robot ‘Tarzan’ has netted a group of Canterbury engineering students a national engineering award. On Friday night the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand presented the Rey Meyer Medal to the design team for the tree-to-tree robot – - … Continue reading

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“..Contact lenses with night vision – could be on the way – thanks to graphene breakthrough..”

“..Lenses made from the atom-thick ‘wonder material’ – - could be used in phones – or even contact lenses – - to make night vision available for all..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Contact lenses with night vision could be on … Continue reading

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“..Giraffe kisses dying zoo worker final goodbye..”

“..Heart-breaking pictures have emerged of the moment a giraffe said goodbye to a terminally ill zoo worker – - who had spent most of his adult life cleaning the animal’s enclosures. Maintenance worker Mario has terminal cancer- – and had … Continue reading

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“..A Portable Micro Home is the New American Dream..”

“..This student-designed micro home is completely self-sufficient – - and can be towed by your average car..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> A Portable Micro Home is the New American Dream.

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“..Nasir al-Mulk ‘Pink Mosque’ Of Iran – Is Like Stepping Into A Kaleidoscope..”

“..From the outside the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz Iran seems like a fairly traditional house of worship – - but it’s hiding a gorgeously colorful secret..” (cont..) (ed:..very cool pics..they make you want to go and stand underneath those … Continue reading

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“..Watch an Entire Day of Air Traffic in One Astonishing Visualization..”

“..Some 30,000 flights criss-cross Europe’s airspace on a typical summer day. In this video – you can watch them all in just under two minutes..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Watch an Entire Day of Air Traffic in One Astonishing Visualization … Continue reading

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“..The most insane rope-swing bungee jump – Ever..” (video..)

“..This one plunges 600ft straight down into the Magwa Falls gorge – - and and features four seconds of pure hair-raising free-fall..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> ‘The most insane rope-swing bungee jump. Ever’ – video | Sport | EpicTV.

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“..Space age design loft bed/desk for kids (1975)..”

(..v.cool..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> Space age design loft bed/desk for kids (1975) – Boing Boing.

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“..Gates open to park ‘paradise’..”

“..Waitawa Regional Park drew thousands of visitors to the southeast coast – - when it opened last weekend..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Gates open to park ‘paradise’ – Travel – NZ Herald News.

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“..Cheap batteries will revolutionise the renewable energy market..”

“..The big power companies will struggle to keep up – - as a solution emerges to the problem of storing wind and solar power..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Cheap batteries will revolutionise the renewable energy market | Chris Huhne | … Continue reading

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“..Building a kid-sized Dark Knight Batpod..” (video..)

“..site documenting the construction of a kid-sized, 2/5-scale Batpod – - as seen in The Dark Knight..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Building a kid-sized Dark Knight Batpod – Boing Boing.

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“..Nelson Rayner: Google award winner – on big plans for Little Lot ..”

“..London-based NZ entrepreneur – - on his ambitions for acclaimed donations app..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Nelson Rayner: Google award winner on big plans for Little Lot – Business – Technology – The Listener.

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“..24 Really Inventive Ways To Make A Small Space More Livable..”

“..see 24 ways to make small-space living way easier – - without sacrificing great design..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 24 Really Inventive Ways To Make A Small Space More Livable.

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hover-board footage..(..is shown to be fake..) (ed:..ha ha!..um..!..why..?..)

(ed:..i mean..!..seriously..!.. ..could this be any cooler..?..) go to source/story>> ? BELIEF – YouTube. ..update:..shame it is a fake tho’..eh..? http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/5/5475394/funny-or-die-confesses-to-making-the-fake-hoverboard-that-enthralled-internet

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“..Could this device allow dogs to talk like humans?..”

“..A team of oddball inventors claim they are developing a headset – - that translates a canine’s thoughts into words..” (cont..) (ed:..i dunno about this one..i have this 16 yr old dog who bullies me mercilessly if i have not … Continue reading

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“..Kickstarting a portable electric motor for bikes..”

“..An entrepreneur is looking for $100K on Kickstarter – - to fund production of Shareroller – - an ingenious – portable – snap-on electric motor – - for city-share bikes..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Kickstarting a portable electric motor for … Continue reading

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“..10 best wooden toys..”

“..Hark back to a simpler time – - with our selection of great wooden toys..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 10 best wooden toys – House & Garden – IndyBest – The Independent.

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“..Green Swag: Play-Doh for grown-ups who want to fix things..”

“..Can a “magic” putty – - give broken things a second life?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Green Swag: Play-Doh for grown-ups who want to fix things – Salon.com.

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“..Politicheck New Zealand factcheck website..”

“..New Zealand is getting its very own fact check website…” (cont..) (ed:..this is both not before time/timely.. ..and most most excellent.. ..i look forward to alerting them to politicians’ lies.. ..and i am sure i will be linking to their … Continue reading

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