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The Tesla car company isn't shy about breaking from automotive standard practice, building fast, near-silent , sleek electric cars in a world where most vehicles still sip dinosaur juice. So it probably shouldn't surprise you to learn that the complex electronic infrastructure supporting the car's many sensors and touchscreens doesn't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Briggsbillie's blog
Calvin and Hobbes, Bloom County, Peanuts, Doonsbury, The Far Side — these were the works that helped inform much of my childhood and adult life. What they managed to capture in few panels and words resonated as deeply as books and speeches and song. They said funny things, important things,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Briggsbillie's blog
There's no doubting Sofia Vergara's holiday spirit -- but she may want to brush up on her Christmas carols! In this video from Modern Family's holiday party, Vergara passes out gifts while loudly singing "Jingle Bells." Or at least, it starts out as "Jingle Bells." Watch below! Source: Related... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
Ben Stiller's latest gets a mixed reception from critics. By Craig Flaster Source: Similar Articles: russell wilson alex smith matt flynn Bosses Day 2013 mrsa Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
Wireless power is taking its sweet time becoming a reality, but did you know that with a few household items you can light your Christmas tree without having to deal with a tangled mess of cords? It not only makes decorating and undecorating a tree much easier, this tutorial can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
A seemingly improved design, and a $25 gift card for your trouble Following worry of faulty chargers that shipped with the HP Chromebook 11, Google has started sending out free replacements. Although under the crunch of the holiday season deliveries may be a bit delayed, Google managed to get the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
Choose your Moto X color, now in a paper advertisement Motorola is taking its increasingly-clever advertising into the print world. A new magazine ad for the Moto X will run in the January edition of Wired that goes a step above other plain-old printed paper advertisements. 150,000 issues distributed across... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
Pottery can be described in many ways, but, unless Demi and Patrick are getting sexy at the wheel, mesmerizing is probably not one of them. That is, until you see this perfect little clip commissioned by the UK Crafts Council, which shows a lump of clay transform into an earthenware... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
She has broken back into the pop world, and now Britney Spears, on the verge of launching her two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, has stated that she looks forward to life after her iconic singing career. "I have thought about it, but I think... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
Nathan Manousos talks to Marc, Seth, and Rene about his work on the Twitter app, Echofon, and on the design prototyping tool, Flinto. type="audio/mpeg"> Subscribe via iTunes Subscribe via RSS Download Directly Show notes Flinto Echofon Guests Nathan Manousos of Hosts Marc Edwards of Bjango Seth Clifford of NickelFish... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
The Dec. 11 Deal of the Day is the LLOYD Anti-Glare & Anti-Fingerprint Screen Protectors for Galaxy S3. These screen guards are custom designed to shield your Galaxy S3's display while reducing annoying glare at the same time. Durable and scratch resistant, the TruTouch sensitivity gives these protectors a more... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
How is Touch ID working for you? Touch ID is Apple's fingerprint identity sensor, currently only available on the iPhone 5s. It allows you to unlock your device and make purchases from the iTunes and App Stores by touching and briefly holding your finger against the Home button. When it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
Person A: "Man, I was so wasted last night..." Person B: "Oh really? Well, exactly how wasted were you? What hard data do you have to back up this outrageous statement, sir? I demand satisfaction!" Read more... Source: Tags: LAX Elizabeth Vargas Josh McCown japan earthquake Derrick Thomas Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
Remember that $349 off-contract Moto X deal we mentioned in our Cyber Monday roundup? That didn't exactly go to plan. According to Motorola, insufficient pre-sale testing and overwhelming demand crippled the MotoMaker customization engine, crashing the website and leaving droves of orders unfilled. It's embarrassing, to be sure, and Motorola's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
Even if your family gets bored and stops listening to you this Thanksgiving, at least your computer will still have open ears. Just in time for the holidays, Google has officially released voice recognition for Chrome browsers in the form of a Chrome extension. Read more... Source: Category: Michael... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
The Smithsonian's design museum, the Cooper-Hewitt, is taking a different tack with a new website: it wants you to explore its digital collection by color. Read more... Source: Related Topics: google drive drew brees brett favre Bud Adams Alison Pill Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
Previously announced for release this fall, Moshi has now made the Versacover case for the iPad Air available to buy now for $60. Already a popular case for the iPad mini, the Versacover for iPad Air offers the same sort of protection and 'origami style' stand for propping up your... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
Has the idea of 'zero deforestation' lost its meaning PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 14-Nov-2013 [ | E-mail ] Share Contact: Megan Davenport 501-280-3076 Winrock International Separate targets for gross deforestation and reforestation would increase progress toward forest conservation, climate change mitigation goals ARLINGTON, Va. (November 14, 2013) What exactly does... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, left, confronts Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong at City Council in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Almost every member of Toronto's City Council stood up and asked Ford to take a leave of absence during the meeting after he admitted smoking crack last week."Together we stand to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
This combination of Sept. 10 and 23, 2013 photos provided by NASA shows six comet-like tails radiating from a body in the asteroid belt, designated P/2013 P5. The Hubble Space Telescope discovered it in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. A research team led by the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
Peptide derived from cow's milk kills human stomach cancer cells in culture PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 7-Nov-2013 [ | E-mail ] Share Contact: Eileen Leahy 732-238-3628 Elsevier Health Sciences Findings reported in the Journal of Dairy Science show promise for treatment of gastric cancer Philadelphia, PA, November 7, 2013 New... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — In the stadium program sold at the Miami Dolphins' game on Halloween, Richie Incognito was asked who's the easiest teammate to scare. His answer: Jonathan Martin. The troubled, troubling relationship between the two offensive linemen took an ominous turn Monday with fresh revelations: Incognito sent text... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
After making an impressive middleweight debut, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida asked for Vitor Belfort, and his camp predicted it wasn't going to happen. The prediction proved accurate. Instead, Machida will be getting another former light heavyweight champion moving down in Gegard Mousasi, who held the Strikeforce title.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
You're on You're buying, say, a toaster, and you're checking out the customer reviews. You assume the people writing these reviews are people like you — people who wanted a toaster, went online and bought one. As it turns out, a lot of reviews on Amazon are written by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog
It seems like something out of Halo, but this new futuristic soldier helmet discovered by KitUp! is now being tested by the US Army. Called the Helmet Electronics and Display System-Upgradeable Protection, it's a modular variation of the current head gear, with face-protective 9mm plating and Heads Up Display powered... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2013 at Briggsbillie's blog