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Groupon, LivingSocial, et al do encite repeat business

Groupon, LivingSocial, et al do encite repeat business

There are two reasons that a merchant thinks offering incredible deal on a site like Groupon will be worth the potential loss on such an offer - one is that a large portion of users will never actually redeem the purchased deal, thus lessening the blow of the lost profit from those who do redeem. And the other is by creating such a great customer experience that they'll become a repeat customer, with or without a discount.

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StumbleUpon changes repeat Digg blunders of old

StumbleUpon changes repeat Digg blunders of old

There's some heavy changes going on out there in the world of content sharing, and StumbleUpon is feeling the sting of taking a gamble on keeping customers. What the content sharing site has done in its most recent update pushed sites to the background while it sticks its own menu bar in the foreground, this effectively taking away the element of freedom that StumbleUpon users had for so long been able to tout over similar sites. What StumbleUpon leaders had hoped to accomplish with this change is a click-retention ratio that would drive their own site into the record books - instead its cutting down their support from all sides.

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Scientists Create Robot to Punch Humans Repeatedly

Scientists Create Robot to Punch Humans Repeatedly

Isaac Asimov's first law of robotics is well known amongst the Sci-Fi community. Something as powerful as, "A robot may not injure a human being" is pretty important, especially considering we've now got robots beating world-class human shogi players. But, apparently that first law doesn't mean anything if robots don't know the exact details as to how hard they can hit a human, before they injure a human. Thanks to a group of scientists, that law is currently being tested in the only way they see fit: by telling a robot to repeatedly punch humans.

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Wii refresh “when the time is right” but not “any time soon” repeats Nintendo exec

Wii refresh “when the time is right” but not “any time soon” repeats Nintendo exec

You'd think after all the questions Nintendo would realise that we'd really like some updated Wii hardware, but their execs continue to downplay any need for a console refresh.  Speaking at the recent Nintendo Summit, Nintendo of America executive VP of sales and marketing Cammie Dunaway insisted that "Even though our installed base it, at this point, 5 million households larger than the PS2 was at the same point in its lifecycle, [Wii] still has a lot of room to grow."

zBoost YX300 zP zPersonal Repeater for cell signals

zBoost YX300 zP zPersonal Repeater for cell signals

Sick of dead spots for cellular reception in your own house, dorm, or apartment? Well, RepeaterStore has your back with this zBoost YX300 made for more personally use.

There are of course more industrial versions for other applications, but this smaller, less obvious unit should do the trick in your house. Basically it does its magic and improves GSM and CDMA cell signals inside the area where you put it.

Inexpensive WiFi repeater

Inexpensive WiFi repeater

Wireless networks are great, they make connecting to the rest of the world so much easier. However, you are always limited by how strong of a signal you get. The farther you are from the router, the less chance you have to connect. Today I've found a relatively inexpensive repeater that might help with boosting your signal.

Bricasso printer creates Lego mosaics automatically

Bricasso printer creates Lego mosaics automatically

Making Lego mosaics is a thing for geeky artists. Normally the mosaic is created by hand using lots of bricks and lots of big backgrounds squares of those Lego boards. A Lego geek named Jason Allemann has whipped up an awesome Lego creation that can created Lego mosaics for you using 1x1 Lego plates. Those are pretty small, but the upside is that you can connect them together to create much larger mosaics.

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Researchers double fiber optic capacity limit

Researchers double fiber optic capacity limit

Fiber optics offer incredibly fast data transfer speeds, but the logistics of setting up the actual fibers has stymied companies from rolling out the service. The further that data from fiber optic cables has to go, the less likely it is to be accurately interpreted by a receiver. This means that distance is a limiting factor in designing fiber optic transmission networks. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, specializing in photonics, have uncovered a way to increase a the maximum power of optical signals travelling through optical fibers. By increasing the power, the distance is effectively increased, too. The researchers sent information over a record-breaking distance of 12,000 km without using any repeaters (electronic regenerators.)

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One more quest: How mobile gaming reshaped online RPGs

One more quest: How mobile gaming reshaped online RPGs

Smartphone and tablets have changed the landscape for gaming. For one, it has made a gamer out of those who would have never even imagined playing a PC or console game, much less consider themselves a gamer. But even for those who have already been whiling away hours in front of the TV or the monitor, the culture of mobile has also changed a few things. Take for example the corner of the gaming world known as online RPGs and how the ubiquity of smartphones have somewhat redefined that genre, for better or for worse.

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OnePlus 2 unveiling to happen completely in VR

OnePlus 2 unveiling to happen completely in VR

One cannot claim that Chinese startup OnePlus lacks ambition or imagination. It set itself up as one that challenged the status quo in the smartphone industry, bringing out the OnePlus One as a "flagship killer", a moniker that it was, admittedly, worthy of. Now it wants to repeat that with the OnePlus 2, but it is now also resorting to more marketing gimmicks to bring its product to the spotlight. Aside from just announcing the its July 27 unveiling of the smartphone, it also revealed that it will happen completely in virtual reality.

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