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CityMaps, An App That Displays Stores’ Logos For Easy Navigation

By Wed, Mar 14, 2012 6:01AM UTC CityMaps, An App That Displays Stores’ Logos For Easy Navigation

Recently launched, CityMaps is a website and iPhone application that maps stores and locations around the city by displaying their logos on the screen. CityMaps currently displays visual maps for New York City, San Francisco and Austin. The app also integrates Twitter feeds, Facebook updates and Foursquare check-ins. Thus, besides

‘The Kiwi Skeptics’: Four People Get Tricked Into Going To New Zealand

By Wed, Mar 14, 2012 5:31AM UTC ‘The Kiwi Skeptics’: Four People Get Tricked Into Going To New Zealand

[Click here to view the video in this article] To promote New Zealand, Air New Zealand tricked four Australians—who would “never cross the ditch in a million years”— into visiting the country to change their minds. In ‘The Kiwi Skeptics’ series, four Aussies’—who’d rather go to other parts of the

Turn Your Favorite Song Into A Custom iPhone Case

By Wed, Mar 14, 2012 5:01AM UTC Turn Your Favorite Song Into A Custom iPhone Case

New York-based Shapeways which specializes in 3-D printing, have teamed up with leading social sound platform Soundcloud to allow users to turn their favorite song or audio recording into an iPhone case. To create custom iPhone cases, all the user has to do is go onto The Vibe marketplace on

A Fork That Makes Sounds When You Eat

By Wed, Mar 14, 2012 4:46AM UTC A Fork That Makes Sounds When You Eat

[Click here to view the video in this article] Japanese researchers tsukalab have created an eating utensil that makes sounds when you eat with it. The ‘EaTheremin’ (Eat + Theremin) is a fork-type of electronic instrument—the sound that it plays varies according to the type and resistance of the foods

Encyclopedia Britannica To Stop Print Edition

By Wed, Mar 14, 2012 4:31AM UTC Encyclopedia Britannica To Stop Print Edition

Encyclopedia Britannica has announced that it will cease production of its iconic book sets after 244 years. The Chicago-based company says it will continue to offer digital versions of the encyclopedia. Britannica president Jorge Cauz said the move is a natural part of his company’s evolution. Cauz has dismissed the

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