Whirlpool crowdfunds a beer maker


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Window_Game-ed The the movie in which Robert DeNiro plays an intern venerated appliance brand Whirlpool is spreading its wings, dusting out the cobwebs, and crowdfunding a freaking beer maker. The product, called Vessi, ferments and dispenses suds and even has a system for reducing and managing sediment. The system comes from W Labs, Whirlpool’s skunkworks, and is part of Indiegogo’s… Read More

Asian indie film platform Viddsee signs content deal with Discovery


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Viddsee founders Ho Jia Jian and Derek Tan Viddsee, a streaming platform for independent short films in Asia, and Discovery Networks announced a content partnership today. The agreement is noteworthy because this is not only the biggest deal of its kind that Singapore-based Viddsee has inked so far, but also marks the first time Discovery’s content, including documentaries, will be available online in Asia. Read More

Jeff Bezos on space, free speech and creating shows to sell more shoes


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Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Interviewed At The Washington Post When it came to discussing Peter Thiel’s involvement in the ongoing Gawker trial that’s raised questions surrounding free speech, Jeff Bezos quoted Confucius: “Seek revenge and you should dig two graves, one for yourself.” Bezos, naturally, should have strong opinions when it comes to free speech: he’s the owner of The Washington Post. With Gawker locked in a… Read More

This Facebook bot will pick your next movie for you


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The_Bots_and_the_Bees_screenshot As we’ve discussed, Facebook’s bot platform is still in its early stages, and most apps aren’t ready yet to become part of your everyday life. This is mainly due to shortfalls in natural language processing and the trial-and-error process of developers actually figuring out how users are going to use bots.
But one company, the slightly inappropriately named And Chill, has… Read More

The app to nowhere


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bridgeout Smartphone apps have improved convenience for public transportation in many urban centers. In Washington, DC, riders can download apps to help them figure out where to go, when to show up and how long to wait for a bus or train. However, the problem with public transport in DC is not the lack of modern, helpful and timely information. The problem is that the Metro subway system is on fire. Read More

The Action (Figure) Packed Workspace


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Reader Norma just decided to renovate her workspace, and did it all for just shy of $800. She has tons of before and after pictures over at Flickr, but we’re going to focus on the after shots here, because they look great. Room to work, tons of storage for games, and lots of action figures.

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Depth-sensing walker monitors and connects the elderly and mobility impaired


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friwalk tablet The so-called Internet of Things is often underwhelming — who really needs a tweeting oven? — but inspiring applications of embedded sensors and ubiquitous connectivity still appear, and sometimes from the most unexpected places. Take this smart walker, for instance: The same tech that goes into tacky toys and frivolous appliances could help an aging generation regain its mobility. Read More

7 of the internet’s best animated 404 pages


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androiddev101 Gone are the days where a humorous picture or phrase will get your site’s 404 page noticed. In a version of the internet where GIFs are the new text and videos are the new photos, it’s going to take a lot more than a witty phrase to stand out amongst the crowd.
But, we were surprised to see that most sites still aren’t taking advantage of that valuable real estate. Read More