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“1 Second Everyday” allows you to never forget a day

by Published: Apr 30, 2014

With everyone having smartphones and using every form of social media as well as whatever game has everyone’s attention, remembering each day for what it is can be a challenge.

Based on a project by Cesar Kuriyama, “1 Second Everyday” allows users to compile videos from all their apps and edit them all down to a single second. Each clip gets timestamped and placed onto a calendar. When you complete a series of clips, you can compile the collection into a single video. (more…)


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A one and only “unique” vending machine in Colorado

by Published: Apr 23, 2014

Are you the type of person who likes to deal with a cashier at the register when you grocery shop, or do you look toward the self-checkout lanes to do it yourself?

If you lean toward the latter, then the ZaZZZ vending machine is right up your alley. (more…)


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Amazon starting to eliminate the chore of grocery shopping

by Published: Apr 9, 2014

Picture yourself in a grocery store walking the countless isles, trying to find those few items you know you need but always end up grabbing a couple extra items. And that’s not even figuring in hunger if you make the grave mistake of shopping hungry. (more…)


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Track your drinking tastes with Untappd and Delectable

by Published: Apr 2, 2014

The art of drinking tends to gradually evolve from “what’s the cheapest way to get drunk quickly?” to “maybe I could actually enjoy what I’m drinking.” Once access to alcohol becomes uninhibited by hurdles like age and funds, purchasing drinks can become a bit more complicated.

Two apps have established their places as must-haves for beer and wine drinkers: Untappd and Delectable, respectively. (more…)


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Twitter now considering showing views per tweet

by Published: Mar 26, 2014

Have you ever set up a Snapchat story and reviewed who saw it? Do you wish you could have access to the same level of data on Twitter? A new Twitter experiment is exploring that possibility.

For certain users of a test program, a view counter is displayed underneath their tweets. What constitutes a view on Twitter may simply be a scroll-by on another user’s feed, but it would provide some powerful data for those who want to increase their social prowess. Over time, one could determine which hashtags or content provides the most traffic. (more…)

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by Published: Mar 22, 2014

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by Published: Mar 19, 2014

If you’ve ever been someone who has frequently shopped online, then the concept of Amazon Prime should be familiar.

For those who don’t know, Amazon Prime subscribers currently pay $79 a year for free two-day shipping on any item sold by Amazon or one of numerous companies that uses Amazon as their distribution system. Amazon Prime also allows its users access to the Kindle Lending Library as well as Amazon Video. For those who want to have more shopping options than are available in Big Rapids, a service like this could have some great use. (more…)

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A legitimate challenger to Pandora approaches

by Published: Feb 26, 2014

Music is an important subject in most of our lives. It gets us through the good times and the bad. And finding the right type of music to fit your mood is always an endeavor.

Songza, which has been around for several years, has recently experienced a huge uptake in users, and for a good reason. (more…)