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Robert Scoble

Rackspace's startup liaison officer helps small teams have a huge impact with cloud computing technology.
November 17, 2014 8 comments 15 shares 104 plus ones
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These are the beacons used in retail stores, like Apple's stores, and the new 49'ers stadium. They tell your phone how close your phone is to the Beacon.

Kevin Hunter, Gimball's COO, and I dig into beacons, what they are, how they are best used, and take a first look at the newest from Gimbal.

Learn more at http://www.gimbal.com/

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November 13, 2014 17 comments 21 shares 118 plus ones
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This is the most interesting new thing/company I've seen this year. Wattcost tracks when different electrical appliances are turned on or off (it can tell what brand of refrigerator you have, for instance, just by the electrical signal it shows on your power line/meter). Reduce your carbon footprint.

Will be coming to United States in mid 2015 for $149.

https://www.wattcost.com/

Why is this important? Google bought Nest for $3.x billion. This would generate even more data about what you do in your house than that. It knows, for instance, when you turn on and off lights, or open your refrigerator door, all by watching your power line.

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November 10, 2014 20 comments 10 shares 205 plus ones
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Thank you to Apple's CEO Tim Cook for helping to share my own secret shame that came from being sexually abused when young. Posted a long and emotional post tonight over on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152826991684655&set=vb.501319654&type=2&theater&notif_t=comment_mention

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October 31, 2014 3 comments 8 shares 63 plus ones
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PHP developers: check out +Zend and how it helps visualize your code. Video with Andi Gutmans, CEO and co-founder (one of the key people behind PHP itself, too).

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October 30, 2014 7 comments 9 shares 88 plus ones
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A long interview with Flipboard's founders in my house, talking about Flipboard 3.0. 

I love Flipboard. How about you?

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October 28, 2014 36 comments 22 shares 238 plus ones
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How do you do these? Shoot five or more photos of the same thing, upload them, and Google+ turns them into these fun moving photos. 

Yeah, yeah, some of you hate them. But I love them. One of the things that gets me back here from Facebook.

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October 28, 2014 6 comments 13 shares 54 plus ones
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This new hearing aide from Soundhawk demonstrates how sensors, low-cost small compute, and Bluetooth are continuing to change the world of hardware. Learn more in video here, or get it at http://www.soundhawk.com

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October 16, 2014 17 comments 7 shares 68 plus ones
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I'm testing out others for Thanksgiving, too.

Do you do Sous Vide-style cooking? Different kind of interview for me.

Learn what Sous Vide here and get it at http://anovaculinary.com/

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October 10, 2014 71 comments 15 shares 307 plus ones
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I have app OCD.

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October 10, 2014 8 comments 6 shares 42 plus ones
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We use a Newtek Tricaster to run our studio and here you see their new Mini. Thanks +Philip Nelson for showing it to us.

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