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Bitcoin TicrCube presented at Barcelona Mini Maker Fair

TicrCube_500pxInteresting project can be found this year at Barcelona Mini Maker fair 2016.
The purpose of the TicrCube is to display the current Bitcoin price in a local currency. Many Bitcoin enthusiasts (including ourselves) check the Bitcoin price several times per day online or via smartphone apps, but currently no dedicated device exists to do this effortlessly. The TicrCube is wireless and intended to stay at the user’s office desk or workstation, but it could brought along outdoors. The device connects to the local WiFi network or hotspot of the user, polls the Bitcoin price Continue reading

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Green FabLab Barcelona-Learning from nature to change the world

_DSC0117Last weekend we were invited to visit Green Fab in the outskirts of Barcelona. A project promoted by Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and part of the Fab City network. One dream place for green thinking and birthplace for many of the environment-friendly and adorable projects coming out from Makers community recently. The Lab is situated in the center of Collserola park-the largest metropolitan park in the world – 22 times larger than Central Park in New York. Incredible Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Wikipedia

images.duckduckgo.comJanuary 15 is known to Wikipedians as Wikipedia day. Before 2001, an encyclopedia could cost thousands of dollars, trees, water and ink, and let’s face it, was really really hard to carry around. Today we can reach millions of referenced articles, photos, illustrations, sources, and word definitions from anywhere we can reach the internet. And the volunteers who have been creating this amazing work for 15 years don’t charge anything for it. They want to share all knowledge with every person.  Ten Facts about Continue reading

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Early Twentieth Century Erotica from Spain

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Spanish popular erotica embraces foreign technology and its inventions to an extent rarely seen in high cultural art and literature. It “imports” modernity in the form of techno-erotic artifacts such as bicycles and typewriters. It also engages modernity and its commodities in an intense and often ambivalent dialogue with tradition and with the production of stereotypically Spanish cultural objects: Spanish majas wearing traditional peinetas made-in-Spain enhance their legs with imported French stockings; dark Continue reading

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“We, the People” 2016 Calendar from Survival International

survival-calendar2016-frontcover_gallery_largeDiscover a new tribal portrait each month with the Survival International “We, the People” 2016 calendar.

Now in its second year, the Survival photography competition once again showcases the extraordinary beauty and diversity of tribal peoples from around the world. Open to amateur and professional photographers alike, the competition celebrates the power of photography as a means of raising awareness about tribal peoples, their lives and their lands. Continue reading

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States Opened the Door to Armed Police Drones

Tennessee House Bill 1456 (HB1456) sponsored by Rep. David Byrd and South Carolina House Bill 4425 (H.4425) sponsored by Rep. Wendell G. Gilliard (D-Charleston), would both ban the use of weaponized drones by persons within the state. That certainly counts as a good thing. But both pieces of legislation specifically exempt state and local law enforcement from the Continue reading

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Remembering Kowloon Walled City

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Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City remained one of the strangest places on Earth. Demolished twenty-one years ago (March 1993 – April 1994) city was empire of little houses stacked on top of each other, connected by staircases snaking under dangling wires, through corridors so dark even police were rumored to be afraid of them. A virtually lawless labyrinth of crime, grime, commerce and hope. After all, the Walled City was a kind of historical accident. A former Qing dynasty fortress, it never fully came under the regulation Continue reading

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