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Sitting Sunny: Top 10 Countries Using Solar

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Solar power around the world has seen its ups and downs over the past couple of decades. Some say it’s too expensive. Others say it’s impractical. Many believe it’s the future of energy worldwide. Who’s right?

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Why You Should Probably Quit Twitter: A Flowchart

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Twitter over the past couple of years, it’s that people either love it or hate it. Few fall under the category of indifference when their friends or family pull out their smartphones and start typing out 140 characters or less.

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Digital Wallets: The Future of Payments

Digital Wallet

By now, most have witnessed or participated in the early stages of the shift towards using mobile devices as a payment method. We’ve seen many different variations over the past few years of digital payments with smartphone credit card interfaces slowly emerging as the frontrunning format. That could change.

Regardless of what style picks up steam, one thing is certain – the industry is growing. In this infographic by our friends at Intuit, we have a breakdown of the trends and direction towards which the mobile payment industry is heading.

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Digital Wallet

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Give the Gift of Laughter

No, really – you can give someone custom laughs as a gift this holiday season and it’s only 99 cents.

The folks at Amidio, who created Touch DJ Evolution and Seline for iOS, have created Laugh Synth, which takes a sound sample and enables you to turn it into laughter. Settings range from the bizarre (Zombie) to the creepy (Red Beard) to the silly (T-Rex).

Slide your finger around the screen to control pitch and speed. You can also add reverb, a chorus effect and adjust all sorts of other levels.

Check out the video on how it works:

You can download it from the iTunes App Store here.

Don’t say I never made you laugh.

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Car Buyers Want Greener, Cleaner Cars

This article was originally posted on Green Car Reports.

While certain parts of the automotive industry might not be feeling the love towards the tough new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards announced yesterday, it turns out that 93 percent of car owners are want to buy greener, cleaner cars.

In a study conducted by Consumer Reports, 86 percent of those interviewed said they wanted to see fuel economy averages rise to 35 mpg by 2016, with 80 percent saying they supported a 55 mpg average fuel economy by 2025.
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The Truth About (so called) Green Products

Green Products

Environmentally-friendly products have been big business for a couple of decades. They’re almost as old as the eco-movement itself as science discovers just how badly we’ve been treating our planet. Are products truly “green” or are they just bringing in more green to the bottom line of companies taking advantage of the trends?

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A Breakdown of Healthcare Tech Jobs

Neonatal

One of the only industries that remains strong in the job market regardless of the state of the economy is health care. It doesn’t matter how much money people are spending on products and services – when they’re sick, they’re sick.

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The Facebook Wall of Shame

The bigger they are the harder they fall. Or at least in Facebook’s case, the foibles get more publicity. Whether it’s ill-thought words on the part of Mark Zuckerberg himself, failed deals or lawsuits, Facebook has had it’s share of PR fiascoes. This graphic shows them in greater detail. Continue reading The Facebook Wall of Shame

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