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Google+ now showing total profile views to prove people are actually there

Google+ now showing total profile views to prove people are actually there

Google has been operating its Google+ social network for a long time and it has a reputation of being a ghost town. Facebook is certainly more popular and grew faster than Google+, but Google has a new trick for its social network that aims to show that people are actually using the network and looking at user profiles.

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Sprinkles Cupcakes open its first Cupcakes ATM in NYC

Sprinkles Cupcakes open its first Cupcakes ATM in NYC

The Big Apple is home to some really ingenious business and the Cupcake ATM definitely takes the cake. The Cupcake ATM parks itself right next to the Sprinkles Cupcakes bakery on the Upper East Side in New York and operates 24 hours a day.

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4D theater opens in LA this summer with moving seats and smells

4D theater opens in LA this summer with moving seats and smells

About a year ago, Japan got its first 4-D movie using 4DX technology when Iron Man 3 hit theaters. The US is set to get its first 4-D theater this summer when a South Korean firm called CJ Group brings a 4-D theater to Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 in LA.

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Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto says Newsweek’s false report has harmed his prospect for employment

Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto says Newsweek’s false report has harmed his prospect for employment

Bitcoin is one of the most popular virtual currencies out there and the world surrounding bitcoin has been very turbulent over the last few months. One of the most popular bitcoin services called Mt. Gox filed bankruptcy taking with it the virtual coins of many users. The biggest news in the Bitcoin realm came from Newsweek when it ran a story claiming that Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto was the creator of the virtual currency.

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Neato Robotics BotVac series to launch in April

Neato Robotics BotVac series to launch in April

There are several different brands of robot vacuum cleaners on the market today and they all promise to do the same things. They will clean the floors in your home without you having to push the vacuum around yourself. You can even set them to clean when you aren't at home so you don’t have to hear the vacuum run.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger to auction off tank ride for charity

Arnold Schwarzenegger to auction off tank ride for charity

Anyone who grew up in the 80's or has a penchant for 80's action movies will remember Arnie in his glory days. Back when he was ripped and destroyed anything and everything while spouting one-liners that are some of the most memorable in movies. Arnold now has a new plan that will help raise money for a charity he supports and part of the plan came from an idea on reddit.

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Senator Rockefeller opposes .sucks domains

Senator Rockefeller opposes .sucks domains

ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is the agency that gets to decide what top-level domains are added to the web. Those top level domains are things like .com, .gov, and .net for instance. In 2012, ICANN approved a bunch of new TLDs for the web including the controversial .xxx for pornographic sites.

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That Creepy Camera: Lifelogging Lessons Learned

That Creepy Camera: Lifelogging Lessons Learned

"What's that you've got there?" the barista asks, tapping his chest. I don't need to look down to know what he means. "It's a lifelogger, it takes a picture every thirty seconds, every day" I tell him; I've got my reply down-pat by now, have explained dozens of times over the past few weeks. "At the end of the day it shows me the best ones." I half-tense myself for a frown, or a "you can't wear that in here," but he just smiles, tells me it's "cool" and makes me a latte. Not exactly another convert to the wearable cause, but another in a series of unprompted interactions that started when I fastened Narrative's Clip to my lapel.

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Raspberry Pi Wolfson audio card lets users capture audio

Raspberry Pi Wolfson audio card lets users capture audio

The Raspberry Pi developer board has turned out to be a very popular device for DIY users. The Pi can be used for just about any project that the user can think up. Element 14 has announced that it has a new accessory for the Raspberry Pi available in the form of a new Wolfson audio card.

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Austin PD warns SXSW fans that Uber isn’t approved

Austin PD warns SXSW fans that Uber isn’t approved

There are thousands of people attending the SXSW music and tech festival in Austin, Texas. The festival has been around for years and that means that hoards of people from out of town need transportation services. The Austin Police Department is warning SXSW attendees to use only approved transportation services.

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The Miracle Machine quickly creates wine at home

The Miracle Machine quickly creates wine at home

If you are a fan of wine, you may think being able to make your own vino at home is something that the average person can’t do. There are plenty of kits out there for making your own beer, but if you prefer wine, your options are more limited. A new gadget has been announced called the Miracle Machine.

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Why I didn’t become a Google Glass Explorer

Why I didn’t become a Google Glass Explorer

Late last year, I reported on these pages that I was offered by Google to become a Google Glass Explorer. I had signed up to be notified when it was "opening its books" and Google offered me beta access to the program. Like everyone else, I was asked to pay $1,500 to become an Explorer and get my Google Glass headwear. I would then become the Explorer I thought I wanted to be.

When the notice came that I could join the program, my first reaction was to sign up. But then I took a step back, came to these pages to find out what the world thought, and make a decision from there. I decided against the move, realizing that right now might not be the best time to be an Explorer.

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