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04.19.2011

Sustainable bamboo laptop cases

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Bamboo is one of the most sustainable materials when it comes to crafting products from wood, which makes us love this sleek and hard-wearing laptop case from Silva Ltd even more.

The case has been hand-made specifically for 13" and 15" MacBooks, with a leather strap, lined interior and a feather light weight of only 2lbs. At $179.99 it's a little expensive for what is essentially just a laptop case, but totally worth it if you're looking for something sustainable and a little more natural than the ultra shiny alternatives on the market.

Available for $179.99 from Silva Ltd.

Via Treehugger.

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04.19.2011

Google Map Maker comes to the US

Today Google has announced that users in the US will now be able to edit Google Maps, adding or changing the names and details of locations throughout the nation that the Google team didn't get quite right or include the first time round.

The Google Map Maker allows anyone to make changes to Google's phenomenally popular navigation service straight away - but of course all amendments will need to be approved first so hold off adding that castle to the end of your street just yet...

The promotional video for the new addition focuses on sharing "local knowledge" whether that be your favourite places to eat, visit or shop. It also suggests that graduates should map out the routes and top locations for students arriving at college in a brand new city. I remember my first few weeks at university being pretty overwhelming and details about the quickest route onto campus or the best place to grab a coffee on the way would have been much appreciated!

Via Ubergizmo.

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04.18.2011

Notebook brand Moleskine launches iPhone app

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Classic notebook brand Moleskine, which is a firm favourite amongst artists, writers and creative types, has launched an application for iPad and iPhone devices.

The new app allows users to do everything you'd expect from a note-taking app, including saving notes, geo-tagging and categorizing as well as much more...

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04.18.2011

Facebook and Twitter release happy cuddle hormone

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Scientists, thinkers and academics love to explore the ins and outs of why and how we use technology as part of our daily lives, particularly focusing on whether it has a damaging affect on the way we think and act.

There have been countless studies that supposedly reveal we're overloaded by information, our brains are now wired differently and we find real-life social interaction harder than ever before.

However, a study by professors at Claremont Graduate University revealed that using social networks like Facebook and Twitter actually releases a hormone called Oxytocin, which is referred to as the "cuddle hormone".

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04.15.2011

Google funds project to teach computers regret

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Over the years we've seen robots and computers being taught to do many weird and wonderful things, particularly actions that mimic human behaviour.

Just look at the robot that gains sympathy from passers by in order to get charitable donations, or the one which canunderstand your frustrations.

Now Google is funding a new project that aims to teach computers how to regret bad decisions so they don't make them again.

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04.14.2011

Promise Keeper app will hold you to your fitness regime

You've probably seen updates in your Facebook or Twitter feeds from friends who've been using apps from the likes of Nike Plus and Runkeeper in order to keep track of the distances they've run.

Whether it's to just store this information, show off a little or act as an incentive to go that extra mile tomorrow, as summer approaches more and more of my friends and contacts seem to be using their mobile devices to get fit.

So, it's interesting to see that Reebok has recently launched a new app called Promise Keeper which instead tells your friends when you plan on taking a run and then tells them whether you've gone through with it or not. It's a good way of promoting the new Reebok ZigTech running shoes and although it seems a little like you're being peer pressure into exercise, it could certainly prove to be pretty useful and motivational at the same time.

Via Mashable.

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04.14.2011

Disambigua rotating bath

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This new concept design from DiciannoveDieclDesign is not only a great idea for tight spaces, but looks very sleek and futuristic. It may appear to be a regular bath tub, but then turn it over and it's a normal wash basin underneath.

Via Yanko Design.

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04.13.2011

Instagram spawns spin-off services

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Popular mobile photo sharing network Instagram has gone from strength to strength since it launched late last year. Recently the Instagram trend has spread even further after a number of start ups have begun offering services which use your photos in a range of different ways...

Postagram

Postagram is an app which allows users to print out or send Instagram photos from a mobile device.

StickyGram

StickyGram turns your favourite Instagram photos into cute little fridge magnets. I ordered some of these a few weeks ago and they came packaged up with a lovely note from the StickyGram team!

Mapstagram

Mapstagram is a clever service which maps out Instagram photos in real time.

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04.13.2011

Apple researchers experiment with glasses free 3D

After the release of the Nintendo 3DS earlier this year, it's clear that you no longer need special glasses in order to enjoy a 3D experience. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that other manufacturers are experimenting with these kind of technologies as well.

According to Cnet, researchers in France are currently working on providing users with 3D for Apple's iPad and iPhone devices without the need for glases.

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04.12.2011

Digital Film analog-styled camera

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Digital cameras have given photographers, amateurs and everyday people alike so much more choice and freedom when it comes to the convenient editing, printing and sharing of their photos.

However, I'm sure there are plenty out there who miss the process of adding new rolls of film and waiting for them to develop, so deliberately chose older analog models for that exact reason. Well, The Digital Film camera concept from designer Park Hyun Jin attempts to re-ignite some of that old magic!

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