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Here's why 'Too Many Cooks' is tailor-made for the internet

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by Jon Fingas 2014-11-23 17:05:00

By now, there's a good chance that you've seen or heard about Adult Swim's Too Many Cooks -- an epic, warped internet video that sends up the overly tidy world of '80s and '90s sitcoms. But just why did this video manage to click with so many people?...

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4K, gaming and a tale of two monitors

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by Philip Palermo 2014-11-23 15:00:00

Unlike most gadgets and peripherals, our computer monitors tend to stay with us for a good chunk of time. My current 23-incher has been with me since the days of my Palm Centro. So when it comes to shopping for a new display, it certainly pays to...

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The rise of the robotic servant

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by Jon Turi 2014-11-23 13:00:00

Chores are the bane of domesticity. Dull and repetitive tasks have already been farmed out to robots in industrial workplaces, so why not our homes, too? On a small scale, they've already arrived, just not quite in the way film and TV promised. For...

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Inhabitat's Week in Green: magnetic hoverboard, cardboard robots and a Toyota Prius camper

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by Inhabitat 2014-11-23 10:00:00

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. The Los Angeles Auto Show kicked off last week, and Inhabitat was on the scene to bring you a first look...

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castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon

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by Mariella Moon 2014-11-23 06:56:00

The castAR team has just shipped its first pair of augmented reality glasses, a year after it raised $1 million on Kickstarter. This headset, developed by a group headed by ex-Valve engineers Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, features active shutter...

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3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

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by Jon Fingas 2014-11-23 03:14:00

You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where...

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Alienware's Alpha game console is ready to invade your living room

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by Jon Fingas 2014-11-22 23:58:00

Eager to get a truly TV-oriented gaming PC without waiting until the official Steam Machine launch in 2015? Alienware is more than happy to oblige: at long last, it's shipping the Alpha console. You can now shell out $549 or more to get a living...

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25 Free Christmas Resources for Designers

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2014-11-23 07:12:53

Christmas is just a few weeks away and we know that all you designers will be starting to plan the design of your personalised Christmas cards, invitations, wallpapers and everything else inbetween that is Christmas or holiday season related. So just to help you guys out we have a bunch of FREE Christmas related resources we know you will love... The post 25 Free Christmas Resources for Designers appeared first on Speckyboy Web Design Magazine.

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Creating JSON documents with MariaDB

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by Federico Razzoli 2014-11-23 09:50:41

You probably know about two MariaDB great features: Dynamic Columns and Virtual Colums. I don’t think that we already found all possible use cases for them: more ideas will come in the future, and hopefully someone will write about them. Here, I will describe a use case which involves both Virtual Columns and Dynamic Columns. Now, suppose that we have relational data in MariaDB, and we want to periodically export them in JSON, so we can export them to a variety of other data sources. For most…

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SpaceX's reusable rockets get help from 'X-wing' fins and drone ships

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by Jon Fingas 2014-11-22 19:45:00

SpaceX's reusable rockets already have a few tricks up their metal sleeves, but it looks like they're getting at least a couple more. Elon Musk has revealed that his company is testing new technologies that will assist future Falcon 9 launches,...

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