Solvish Maps Out Local and Global Issues Waiting for Solutions

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Name: Solvish Quick Pitch: Anyone can contribute to Solvish — a digital community board for local and global concerns. Genius Idea: By creating follow pages on Solvish for various issues, users can acknowledge predicaments, build awareness and connect to problem solvers. Solvish is the 21st-century community bulletin board. Users can create a “problem page” for […]

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iPhone 5 Gets More Positive Reaction on Twitter Than 4S

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The iPhone 5 is already off to a better start than the iPhone 4S, at least in terms of consumer feedback. Nearly 40% of tweets posted about the iPhone 5 from the day it was announced until Friday morning were positive, according to data provided to Mashable from the social media research firm Crimson Hexagon. Most […]

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Parents Brave to Keep Up With Ever-Changing Rules of Tech

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Monica Vila is co-founder of TheOnlineMom, an organization that provides technology education to families and helps moms connect with brands they can trust. I have always been fairly strict about monitoring my daughter’s screen time. Whether she’s watching TV, playing video games or just texting with her friends on her iPhone, I try to make […]

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No One Wins in South Korea’s Chapter of Apple vs. Samsung

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Although the trial in a San Jose, Calif. courtroom has been garnering the lion’s share of attention lately in the ongoing patent war between Apple and Samsung, the two companies have ongoing litigation worldwide. One of those skirmishes, in South Korea, just reached a verdict. A South Korean court delivered a split decision between the […]

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Hovertrax is Like a Segway Without Handlebars

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Vancouver, Wash.-based company Investist has a new idea for rolling in style. It’s called Hovertrax, and it’s an auto-balancing, electronic transporter with two-wheeled gyro technology — or, more simply, a wiggle board with power. The group is collecting funds for the gadget through Kickstarter, and, as of Wednesday afternoon, has already raised more than $50,000 […]

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5 Totally Crazy Facts About the iPhone

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No one anticipated the iPhone’s meteoric rise when it was first introduced in 2007. Critics complained that, unlike the BlackBerry, the touchscreen phone was too hard to type on. It was too expensive. And it had to be on the AT&T network. Little did those critics know that, five years later, the rectangle with rounded […]

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Qualcomm’s Toq Smartwatch Lets You Text Without Typing

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Qualcomm’s Toq smartwatch got the Dick Tracy treatment on Monday with a new feature dubbed “Toq Talk.” Powered by Nuance’s voice-to-text technology, Toq Talk lets owners create and respond to text messages using their voices. Nuance is one of the industry leaders in in speech recognition and natural language processing. It powers Siri on iOS […]

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Yosemite National Park Bans Drones ‘of All Shapes and Sizes’

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A shot of Yosemite National Park on Nov. 10, 2008. Image: Wikimedia Commons Yosemite National Park officials are trying to rid the park of drones using a federal regulation that is unrelated to unmanned aircraft. A statement on the National Park Services’ website claims that drone use in parks violates Code of Federal Regulations clause Thirty […]

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Ex-Apple Employee Wants to Create the Best Toy Blocks Ever

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Imagine a child’s building blocks. Now imagine them moving around, lighting up and even interacting with each other, while being controlled by your iPhone. That’s the idea behind ATOMS, a Kickstarter project that launched Monday. Ex-Apple employee Michael Rosenblatt assembled the Seamless Toy Company from the startup scene in Boulder, Colo. over the past few […]

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Tony Danza Is Still the Boss: His Thoughts on Twitter and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tony Danza are attached at the hip these days. Let’s break it down: First, Danza co-stars in Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon, which hits theaters Sept. 27, playing the father of Gordon-Levitt’s porn-addicted character who tries to move beyond the obsession and find true love with Jersey girl (played by Scarlett Johannson). […]

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