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apps

Viddy – Instagram For Videos

Instagram, a photo sharing app with more than 40 million users, is one of the most popular apps ever. However, a video sharing iPhone app called Viddy is catching up quickly reaching 26 million users with 500k new users registering every day. Even Mark Zuckerberg signed up….but what´s the hype all about?

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videos

Science Festival – The Power Of The Pentatonic Scale

The human brain consists of 50 – 200 billion neurons. Each neuron forms about 1,000 connections to other neurons, amounting to more than a trillion connections. Jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin uses our brain power in a sing along experiment at the World Science Festival.

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online tools

Cubby – A Flexible Dropbox Alternative

Cubby is a novel file-syncing service like Dropbox or SkyDrive. Even though Dropbox might be the most popular service out there, Cubby is likely to take the lead in no time thanks to two major advantages.

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quotes

What Makes A Dog So Special?

My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.

 

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gadgets

Fridge Pad – Magnetic Refrigerator iPad Mount

About 60 million iPads have been sold since the product was launched back in 2010. When using the most popular tablet computer in the kitchen, the Fridge Pad comes in handy and keeps your iPad from becoming greasy.

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artists

Scott Wade – Dirty Car Art

Have you ever written “Wash me” on a dirty rear car window or did you manage to reist the urge? Well, dirty car artist Scott Wade does way more than that. He turns dusty car windows into jaw-dropping, yet temporary pieces of art.

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news highlights of the week

From A Surprising Facebook Wedding To An Absurd Facebook Ban

After Facebook failed to set the stock market alight as investors miss out on the expected boost for the first day last Friday, I would like to share some less frequently discussed Facebook news. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to finally tie the knot while the social network banned a mother for posting pictures of her new-born and his friend Eduardo Saverin, who had lent Zuckerberg £600 to realize Facebook back in 2004, is sipping champaign.

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artists

Ilana Yahav – Sand Fantasy

Using nothing but her fingers, Ilana Yahav, a world-famous sand artist, creates a wonderful and magical story that emerges from a handful of ordinary sand.

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videos

Size Is A Matter Of Perspective

Sometimes we take ourselves too seriously and lose the overall picture. This video shows you how little our Earth actually is in this giant universe.

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pictures places

Close To Paradise – The Galápagos Islands

If you ever visit Ecuador, make sure to get close to paradise and spend some time on las Islas Galápagos. It is definitely one of the most thrilling experiences I have ever made. This volcanic archipelago and jaw-dropping national park is located in the Pacific Ocean about 1000 km west of Ecuador.  Follow Charles Darwin and check out the amazing variety of endemic species found on these beautiful islands.