Technology then and now



2013 Was A Banner Year for Crowdfunding Wearable Tech

Wearable tech and crowdfunding go hand-in-hand. Ever since Pebble literally “kickstarted” the wearable craze back in 2012 raising over $10 million dollars for its smartwatch, the wearable and crowdfunding space has never been the same. 

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"Facebook is still far and away the best site for sharing photos with friends, but pretending that the acquaintances we’ve accumulated during life are our friends is an outdated way of thinking about social networking."

Facebook’s friend problem | The Verge (via thisistheverge)



Truth in advertising. 



Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth will take humanity to space this fall

Sid Meier’s Civilization series is leaving home.

This fall on Linux, Mac and Windows PC for $49.99, Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth will take the strategy game beyond the confines of its home turf to an alien world that players will colonize and where they will forge a new future of humanity.

Polygon spoke with four of the upcoming game’s developers to learn about the game, the challenges a new venture like this poses for those creating it and how escaping Earth’s gravitational pull will change the long running series.

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Here are some of the crazy phones you can build with Google’s Project Ara
Google is starting to show developers what they need to do to create swappable parts for its upcoming modular smartphones, currently called Project Ara. On Ara’s website, it’s just posted the Module Developers Kit, which contains the information that manufacturers need to get started on creating modular parts. “Ara’s success is predicated on a rich, vibrant, and diverse ecosystem of modules from a myriad of developers,” one document in the kit reads.



New Dove video. Patches. 

Or in other words - NO product can make you feel beautiful, not even Dove.  (but please buy our product, it is totally totally not a placebo like this thing was.) 



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