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Entries by Betsy Isaacson from 10/2013

FreedomPop Launches Plan With Free Calling And Text

Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology

For years, wireless companies have been giving you a phone for free and then killing you with monthly bills. Now, one company has flipped the promo. ...

Don't Worry, That's Just A 4-Legged Robot Running At You

Posted 10.04.2013 | Technology

Robot mobility took some steps (bounds? gallops?) forward this week. Boston Dynamics, a robotics company, released a YouTube video Thursday to ...

Dina Katabi, MacArthur Genius, On Wi-Fi That Can See Through Walls

Posted 10.08.2013 | Technology

On Sept. 24, Damascus-born Dina Katabi was announced as a winner of a MacArthur Fellowship, one of the so-called genius grants, for her work on Wi-Fi....

Leigh Alexander On The Biggest Problem With Video Games Today

Posted 10.11.2013 | Technology

When the popular hashtag #gamingmoments was first used on Twitter in May 2011, the idea was for users to pair it with their favorite, most memorable b...

Meet 5 Of The Coolest Online Artisans

Posted 10.11.2013 | Small Business

It's been called the "Etsy Economy": the growing number of artisans and craftspeople who support themselves via Internet storefronts. From handmade ki...

This Joke Facebook Game Hits A Little Too Close To Home

Posted 10.15.2013 | Technology

Want to auto-append "PRAISE JESUS" to all your Facebook status updates? How about auto-upload all your naked selfles to your profile? No? Then better ...

Google's Latest Patent Could Have You Going Around 'Liking' Everything With Your Hands

Posted 10.16.2013 | Technology

Google just patented the tech to let you "like" things in real life by -- get this -- making a heart symbol with your hands around any object in your ...

Microsoft Is Researching Earbuds That Play Music Based On Your Mood

Posted 10.18.2013 | Technology

Stressed during your commute? Time for "Livin' on a Prayer." Or at least it will be if Microsoft develops the headphones one of its researchers is cur...

These May Be The Sounds Of Ghosts In An Abandoned Insane Asylum

Posted 10.25.2013 | Technology

When Ryan Schimmenti, Mesta Bish, Vito Finamore and Eric Farahani played back their first recording of the abandoned Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, t...

Lollyphile Novelty Lollipop Shop Sells Pops In Blue Cheese, Absinthe, Breast Milk

Posted 10.29.2013 | Small Business

Would you try an amaretto lollipop? What about lavender? Or blue cheese? Jason Darling, the co-owner behind novelty sticky pop company Lollyphile, ...