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June 16, 2012

Coolest thing you’ll see today: A guy managed to play a reel-to-reel tape through his iPod Touch using a slightly-modified Square credit card reader, which seems obvious if you think about it, but not so much at first. Clever work, bro. (via Hacker News)

13:01 // 2 years ago
June 5, 2012
stfuconservatives:

aestas-eos submitted: “I voted a few months ago, but hey, I voted.”


Awesome idea by STFUConservatives to take submissions from folks who voted today. Great work, STFU.

stfuconservatives:

aestas-eos submitted: “I voted a few months ago, but hey, I voted.”

Awesome idea by STFUConservatives to take submissions from folks who voted today. Great work, STFU.

20:23 // 2 years ago
May 23, 2012
Boston startup looking to bring Netflix model to art world
Looking to fill your home with fine art without breaking the bank? While many have had success finding home decor with services like Paddle8 or Artsy, Boston-based start-up TurningArt hopes to revolutionize the art industry. The new company plans to use a $10 subscription model, not unlike Netflix, to allow customers to rent pieces of art. Customers may choose from a range of artists, and receive their chosen work(s) framed and ready to hang. Displaying pieces for long periods of time will net you credits, which can then be redeemed for discounts on future purchases, and users have the freedom to change the images displayed in their homes as often as they’d like. So, would you pay $10 for the ability to change the feel of your home as you please? (Photo via TurningArt) source
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Looking to fill your home with fine art without breaking the bank? While many have had success finding home decor with services like Paddle8 or Artsy, Boston-based start-up TurningArt hopes to revolutionize the art industry. The new company plans to use a $10 subscription model, not unlike Netflix, to allow customers to rent pieces of art. Customers may choose from a range of artists, and receive their chosen work(s) framed and ready to hang. Displaying pieces for long periods of time will net you credits, which can then be redeemed for discounts on future purchases, and users have the freedom to change the images displayed in their homes as often as they’d like. So, would you pay $10 for the ability to change the feel of your home as you please? (Photo via TurningArt) source

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13:27 // 2 years ago
October 1, 2011
Thanks to our friends at The Daily Dot for mailing us a print copy of their ceremonial newspaper ”first issue”. We got this via our apparently-growing Klout, BTW. Cool idea to launch your product, dudes. (Check out our previous coverage of them over here.)

Thanks to our friends at The Daily Dot for mailing us a print copy of their ceremonial newspaper ”first issue”. We got this via our apparently-growing Klout, BTW. Cool idea to launch your product, dudes. (Check out our previous coverage of them over here.)

15:54 // 2 years ago
June 12, 2011
Steel is what we would call a ‘mature technology.’ We’d like to think we know most everything about it. If someone invented a way to strengthen the strongest steels even a few percent, that would be a big deal. But 7 percent? That’s huge.
Ohio State professor and engineer Suresh Babu • Discussing a Detroit-based DIY dude’s method of creating a stronger type of steel. The technology, called Flash Bainite, was made by Gary Cola, a metal hacker who managed to figure out a way to cook really strong steel in a matter of seconds — ten to be exact. Babu was skeptical, as you might guess. ”The process that Gary described – it shouldn’t have worked,” he said. “I didn’t believe him. So he took my students and me to Detroit.” We expect Apple to use this technology in their next iPhone, just because.
15:10 // 3 years ago