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“..Inside the tiny Wrinkly Tin House..”

ed:..internal minimalism is an imperative.. (cont..) go to source/story>> Inside the tiny Wrinkly Tin House | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..WANTED: Caretakers for Vegan Sanctuary in the Far North..”

“..Gentle World is seeking one or more vegans to watch over our New Zealand home while we are away for the winter months – – (June through September – negotiable*) – – and care for our two beloved dogs – … Continue reading

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“..A Simple iPad Add-On – That Helps You Draw Flawlessly..”

“..Like digital tracing paper – – the new Masterpiece app for Osmo’s iPad accessory – – lets you draw with pens and pencils – – while using the screen as a guide..” (cont..) go to source/story>> A Simple iPad Add-On … Continue reading

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“..Goodyear Is Trying to Make an Electricity-Generating Tyre..”

“..The company is working on a concept for a tyre – – that creates a current just by rolling..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Goodyear Is Trying to Make an Electricity-Generating Tire | WIRED.

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“..Te Matatini 2015: Live Web Stream & On-Air..”

(ed:..live-streaming of the kapa haka fesival in christchurch.. ..enjoy..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Te Matatini 2015: Live Web Stream & On-Air | M?ori Television.

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“..seal hitches a ride on surf ski..”

“..The last thing Auckland paddler Jackie Dring expected on her afternoon paddle across Auckland’s Rangitoto Channel – – was to pick up a passenger. But that’s exactly what happened when a seal jumped aboard her surf ski – – and … Continue reading

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“..5 Elderly Ladies Devote Their Lives To 1,300 Stray Dogs..”

“..In a mind-boggling gesture of kindness and love for a multitude of animals who need it the most – – five elderly women have taken it upon themselves to care for more than 1,300 stray dogs at a canine sanctuary … Continue reading

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“..Meet Bond – the Robot That Creates Handwritten Notes for You..”

“..Oddly it could be a device — a robot more specifically- – called Bond – – that saves the humble art of handwriting..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Meet Bond, the Robot That Creates Handwritten Notes for You | WIRED.

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“..10 Things Every Small Space Needs..” 

“..What if you have a kitchen that doubles as a living room and a dining room? Maximize every square inch..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 10 Things Every Small Space Needs | Domino.

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“..Sugru Is The Home Hack You Never Knew You Needed..”

“..The stuff looks an awful lot like Play-Doh – – but it’s actually a totally useful – – (read: adult-friendly) silicone rubber that basically hacks everything in your home – – nay – in your life – together..” (cont..) go … Continue reading

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animal odd-couples..

(ed:..a bunch of very cool pics of unusual species-bonding..) (cont..) go to source/story>> On Valentine’s Day, These Adorably Odd Animal Friends Show There’s Someone For Everyone.

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“..Music: ‘Wild Wild Life’ Talking Heads (1986)..”

(..a cool song..and a cool vid..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Music: “Wild Wild Life,” Talking Heads (1986) – Boing Boing.

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“..Auckland: Seven secret cycleways..”

“..Slowly but surely – – Auckland is becoming a city for cyclists..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Auckland: Seven secret cycleways – Travel – NZ Herald News.

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“..A Wireless Sensor That Locks Your Mac When You Walk Away..”

“..The new Sesame 2 key fob is a dead-simple security solution for your Mac – – that’s exactly the right kind of boring. It automatically locks your computer when you walk away from it..” (cont..) go to source/story>> A Wireless … Continue reading

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“..Listen to Dutch chimpanzees speaking in Scottish accent: ‘first evidence’ of animals modifying language..”

“..Listen to recordings of the apes’ Scots twang..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Listen to Dutch chimpanzees speaking in Scottish accent: ‘first evidence’ of animals modifying language – Home News – UK – The Independent.

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“..Gorgeous portraits of owls..”

(ed:..how can you not love owls…?.. ..and looking at them..?..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Gorgeous portraits of owls – Boing Boing.

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“..Words in the mouth: device lets you hear with your tongue..”

“..Researchers at Colorado State University are mapping human tongues in hopes of teaching the tongue to hear with a new device..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Words in the mouth: device lets you hear with your tongue – Boing Boing.

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“..FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality..”

“..Using this authority – I am submitting to my colleagues the strongest open internet protections ever proposed by the FCC. These enforceable bright-line rules will ban paid prioritization – – and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services. … Continue reading

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“..Here’s How Your Dog ‘Sees’ A Whole Other World With His Super-Powered Nose..”

“…dogs’ noses have about 300 million olfactory receptor cells in their noses. Humans? A measly 5 million to 6 million. And in dogs the system dedicated to processing smells takes up more relative brain area compared to humans. These disparities … Continue reading

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“..Tesla’s ‘Insane’ Button – Totally Freaks People Out..”

“..What kind of car would come with an ‘insane mode? A Tesla – specifically a Tesla Model S P85D- the $120,000 electric speedster with a 221-horsepower front motor and a 470-horsepower rear motor. Hitting the ‘insane’ button engages both at … Continue reading

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“..Sly Stone awarded $5m in unpaid royalties..”

(ed:..excellent..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Sly Stone awarded $5m in unpaid royalties | Music | The Guardian.

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“..The Crowdfunding Site That Lets You Sell Shares in Your Videogame or Movie..”

“..new startup – Chroma Fund – which lets you IPO your own media projects – – including indie video games – films – or any other endeavor you think could make a buck. You can’t IPO yourself – but you … Continue reading

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“..10 best vegan cookbooks..”

“..the cookbooks that use the healthiest ingredients – – and prove there is life after cheese..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 10 best vegan cookbooks – Food & Drink – IndyBest – The Independent.

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“..solar-powered DIY lamp made from a plastic bottle – is transforming lives..”

“..Ahmet Davutoglu warns that Isis is likely to remain in control of most of its seized territory for foreseeable future..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Liter of Light’s solar-powered, DIY lamp made from a plastic bottle is transforming lives – Features … Continue reading

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“..The amazing house that floats above the sea..”

“..Supported by steel stilts – the house is ‘suspended’ 40 metres above the Fairhaven Beach – and the only access is via a 23m walkway. The home on Great Ocean Rd – which appears to float over the sea – … Continue reading

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“..The rise of food forests in the south..”

“..Juliet Pope – of Arrowtown – – says the Guytons’ ‘legendary’ food forest – – was the ‘best example – evidently – in the world – – of a cool climate food forest..” (cont..) (ed:..i have been fortunate enough to … Continue reading

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“..What They Should Have Told Me Before I Rescued My Pit Bull..” 

“..What they should have told me was this: This is an adventure. Welcome to the best years of your life..” (cont..) go to source/story>> What They Should Have Told Me Before I Rescued My Pit Bull | Ashley Gulla.

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“..Zero percent carbon – and 100 per cent stylish..”

“..Norway’s latest effort to build eco-friendly houses..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Zero percent carbon and 100 per cent stylish | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Stunning time-lapse video shows Earth from the International Space Station..”

(ed:..this one is very cool..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Stunning time-lapse video shows Earth from the International Space Station – Salon.com.

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“..A Smart Lamp Designed to Fight the Winter Blues..”

“..You can sync it to Bali’s sunrise and sunset – – and get a full day of tropical light – indoors..” (cont..) go to source/story>> A Smart Lamp Designed to Fight the Winter Blues | WIRED.

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“..Easy-to-Install Bike Handlebars That Buzz to Give You Directions..”

“..Boréal Bikes’s inaugural product is smrtGRiPS – – handlebar grips that use haptic communication signals to help cyclists get around town..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Easy-to-Install Bike Handlebars That Buzz to Give You Directions | WIRED.

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“..Vamp – the cube that brings your old speakers back to life..”

“..The Vamp – invented by Paul Cocksedge – – can be connected to a speaker and paired with your phone – – to give you a great sound..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Vamp, the cube that brings your old speakers … Continue reading

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“..How To Use A Waffle Iron To Make Crispy Tofu..”

“..the waffle iron crisps the tofu on both sides – – without the need for flipping or turning..” (cont..) go to source/story>> How To Use A Waffle Iron To Make Crispy Tofu.

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“..A Clever Plan to Teach Schoolkids New Languages With a Free App..”

“..Duolingo is already helping 60 million people learn new languages outside the classroom. Now – it’s taking its technology inside schools as well..” (cont..) (ed:..one of those apps in te reo wd be useful..eh..?..) go to source/story>> A Clever Plan … Continue reading

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“..Augmented humans: ‘In five years you’ll see exoskeletons on the building site’..”

“..From paraplegics able to stand up from a wheelchair and walk again – to workmen carrying heavy loads – – robotics-enhanced humans are no longer just science fiction..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Augmented humans: ‘In five years you’ll see exoskeletons … Continue reading

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“..3Doodler 2.0 printing pen makes drawing in air a reality..”

“..WobbleWorks’ second-generation 3D-printing pen allows users to create solid plastic structures from air drawings..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 3Doodler 2.0 printing pen makes drawing in air a reality | Technology | The Guardian.

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“..’Environmental soldiers’ clean up town..”

“..Te Awamutu had no idea who was cleaning its streets- – but it turns out the Waikato is having its recycling cleared for free by urban soldiers of the environment. For the past 11 years – pick-up driver Arthur Kelly … Continue reading

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“..Who wouldn’t want to live in this enchanting Swedish microhouse?..”

“..Images from the designer’s website – – and his description of the project and the process follow..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Who wouldn’t want to live in this enchanting Swedish microhouse? – Boing Boing.

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“..LP sleeve is also a DJ controller..”

“..a Bluetooth-connected sleeve printed with capacitive surfaces – – that connect to a music-controlling app..” (cont..) (ed:..now this one is pretty cool..) go to source/story>> LP sleeve is also a DJ controller – Boing Boing.

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“..Dogs allowed to travel in passengers’ laps on Aerolineas Argentinas flights..”

“..Argentine President Cristina Fernandez chose an unexpected theme for her year-end message to the country: – a change in policy at the state-run airline to allow passengers to carry their already notoriously-pampered lapdogs with them on flights..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading

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