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09.16.2011

Clibe: the new digital notebook app

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There are so many apps available at the moment, especially those designed for note taking and to-do lists, that we've been a bit overwhelmed for the last few months! Sure Evernote is great and syncs up with any device, but we've been looking for something a bit more... fun and we think we may have found that with Clibe.

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09.14.2011

Sonar and Linkedin make networking more interesting

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A location app called Sonar that tells you which of your social media contacts is around you is now moving to Linkedin, making professional networking events much more interesting.

The app launched earlier in the year and helps you to find which of your contacts have checked-in around you, letting you get in touch with anyone you find is nearby directly through the app itself.

This kind of application would certainly be a good ice-breaker at awkward networking events, assuming you recognize the right the person from their profile. Hmm, getting the wrong would be even more AWKWARD.

Via Mashable. Image via iTunes.

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09. 9.2011

Lyst keeps you up-to-date with catwalk trends

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New online fashion site Lyst will soon be integrating a tool called Runway Tracking, which will allow designer fashion fans to find out as soon as catwalk trends hit the high street.

The tool will mean that fashion bloggers and designer junkies will be able to see a piece on the runway, save it and then be notified when they can buy it themselves, as well as information about where they can get it from. It's an ideal tool for those who watch events and catwalk shows a whole season in advance and means they don't forget the special pieces that caught their eye months down the line.

Mashable featured the site earlier today and raises the interesting question of whether Lyst will help designers predict what will be popular on the high street. It could also mean many partnerships with big brands, not to mention a whole host of very very happy designer fashion fans.

Via Mashable.

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09. 8.2011

Codecademy teaches beginners coding basics

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If you've always fancied learning code, whether you want to be able to change the look of fonts on your blog or build a website from scratch, then a new site called Codecademy has been launched to talk you through the basics.

Give it a go now, but don't get too carried away you can win badges the better you do and the more ground you cover, so you could lose hours playing around with it!

Via Swiss Miss.

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08.29.2011

Inker Linker helps you find the right printer

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Unless you're a designer you might not ever need a specialist printer, but if you have a certain project in mind, maybe an invite to an event or a photo book for a birthday present, then you'll probably turn to the internet to find the service you need.

However, it can be really hard to find a printer that's going to get the results you want, which is why illustrator Jessica Hische set up a very handy website called Inker Linker, an online service which finds the right kind of printer for your specific needs.

Oh and did we mention how cute the website and map is?

Via Swiss Miss.

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08.17.2011

Will you sign up to Stanford's new AI course?

Stanford University is set to launch a free Artificial Intelligence (AI) introductory course online this fall.

The course, run by Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norwig, both key figures in the AI community, will take place online alongside another class also being run on the Stanford University campus.

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08.16.2011

RFID technology used in swimming park resorts

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Over the past few years we've seen many brands merging our online and offline lives, whether that's something small and simple, like an advert with an integrated QR code, or something much more complex, like the real world Facebook 'Likes' at the Coca-Cola Village Amusement Park in Israel.

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08.10.2011

Facebook Messenger app launches

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Facebook has launched a new mobile application this week called Facebook Messenger, which allows users to send short SMS-like messages to one another, similar to popular apps such as GroupMe or WhatsApp.

According to Mashable, it's already the top selling application on iTunes and many online commentators have been questioning whether it will give Facebook power over network providers if more and more people turn to Facebook Messenger instead of sending a text message.

Obviously it's still very early days, but it'll be interesting to see whether everyone downloading the app now during the initial buzz will actually put it to good use in the future...

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08. 3.2011

LED light bulbs that connect you to the internet

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A number of scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications in Germany have created a way to connect to the internet through the use of hundreds of thousands of interconnected LED light bulbs.

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08. 2.2011

Find that noisy tab!

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If you're having a particularly stressful day and there are around 435,445 tabs open in your browser, you know how irritating it is when one starts playing music, whether it's a particularly annoying website or an ad at the side of a blog.

Well now a developer has created an extension for Google Chrome which finds out where the offending music is coming from. Mute Tab scans all of your open webpages for the offending HTML tags that might be causing the problem and changes the icon on that page to a little musical note so you can go and close it or mute it.

Granted it won't work on every website due to plugins and things that can't be detected in the HTML, but it's certainly a nice idea and beats banging your head against your keyboard.

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