Watching the World Go By

Explore your world as never before.

Planet, the global imaging company that recently acquired Google’s Terra Bella satellite imaging business, is introducing a new tool called Planet Explorer Beta that allows its users to view how its image captures of Earth from space change over time. It’s available to the public without a login, which means petty(sic) much anyone can check…

via TechCrunch – Planet’s new Explorer Beta lets anyone time travel through geospatial images

Megs per Atom?

It’s a question we might soon be asking.

The fundamental components of computers are becoming small enough that they are pressing against the boundaries of the familiar world of Newtonian physics. And nowhere is the scale and precision of operation on better display than in hard disk drives, where a trillion bits may fit in a square inch. But IBM has outdone them…

via Storing data in a single atom proved possible by IBM researchers — TechCrunch

Chromebooks Go Pro

Samsung goes upscale with Google’s entry-level computers.

In recent years we’ve seen the Chromebook grow from sideline oddity to the second best selling computer in America. In an age where phones and tablets are packed with more computing power than the Apollo missions, the conventional desktop and laptop computer markets are lagging. The only computers to clock rising sales lately?

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Cartwheel. Like a Boss!

Target’s popular coupon app Cartwheel has been saving shoppers money since it was introduced in 2013. If you’re not a fan of clipping, storing or keeping track of coupons— but like to save money— maybe Cartwheel is for you.

Coupons are saved to your own personal list and retrieved using your own personalized barcode. You can load coupons by browsing deals in the app or from the web. Or you scan products as you shop with the app’s handy UPC scanner feature. When it’s time to check out the app provides a personalized barcode the cashier scans to load your coupons.

Here’s how to make the most of it.

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Cooler Worklights

A new generation of lighting has taken over the workshop. The days of white-hot halogen work lamps are numbered. LED lamps are now affordable!

LED work light produces 7,000 lumens!

For years the 500 watt T3 halogen bulb has been the heart of worklights. But the heat produced by these monsters can burn skin and melt nearby work surfaces. Handling these glass tube bulbs is also tricky. If your bare hand touches any part of the bulb during replacement it can cause the bulb to fail prematurely… or even explode!

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