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Lays Chips To Get Quiet Bags Made From Potato Skins

Sun Chips recently received quite a few complaints after releasing its biodegradable chip bags. Not because it wasn't a great idea, but because they were incredibly noisy. Now Lays--known as Walkers in the UK--will be getting a similar treatment, with new bags made from the starch from potato peels.

The new bags are expected to ship out in the UK within the next 18 months, and should be able to reduce the carbon footprint of the chips by around seven percent. The bags are expected to be much quieter than their Sun Chips counterparts.

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How To Sell Domain Names: A Beginner’s Guide

In this article I will share a simple, six-step process for selling domains. This quick guide should be useful to experienced and aspiring domain investors as well as those looking to sell their first domain.

The six-steps below will break down some important tips and techniques for evaluating your domains, finding potential buyers, and gaining exposure to your sales.

1. Visualize Potential

This first step is the most crucial and should be done before you register or purchase a domain. What good is a domain name with no potential?

You should have quality keywords that are relevant to a product or service. Alternatively you can find a quality name that would be attractive when used for small business, startup or personal branding.

I often recommend the keyword route as these domains have added search engine optimization benefits. I believe keyword domains are easier to research, valuate, acquire and sell.

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A $250 Million Bet That Social Is Just Getting Started

Facebook, Amazon and Zynga are committed to helping social startups taking investments from newly created $250 million fund. TechCrunch has the story.

“Major industries are just beginning to reorganize themselves around social, and that a lot of disruption is going to happen over the next several years.

If you don’t have a social strategy, get one.”

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3 Exercises to do When Trapped in a Mine

By now, you’ve heard about the Chilean miners who were trapped underground for months and survived with the help of many others. Well, one of TechVert’s sponsors, Zephyr Technology was able to help the Chilean miners by monitoring their vital signs with their product and sending it wirelessly to a base above ground where doctors could manage the miners’ health. Pretty cool if you’re trapped in a mine for months.

So, how did doctors keep them healthy, oxygenated, and monitored?

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Top 10 Myths About Domain Names

Of all the people using the internet and browsing websites everyday, the domain name industry is still a mystery to the majority of people.

In this article I will do my best to educate you on the little known aspects of the domain industry and debunk some of the most common misunderstandings and myths about domain names.

1. All the good domains are taken.

According to the latest VeriSign domain industry brief, there are over 80 million .COM domain names registered. So, there is some justification for this prevalent myth, but I’m here to tell you it is far from being completely true!

It is still possible to use keywords to create great quality two and three-word domains. Additionally, millions of the domains that have been claimed are destined to expire and become available again. Tools for researching and filtering through expired domains will forever prove this myth false.

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Start Your Car With Your Fingerprint

Paranoid about getting your car stolen or just generally hate using keys? Well now, you can get this biometric vehicle starter that will start your car after reading your fingerprint. Maybe it’s overkill, but come on, if you can’t get girls with a biometric car starter then you’ve got bigger problems.

When your fingerprint is identified by the system it then looks for pulse, blood pressure, and body temperature. Finally it scans the capillary patterns under the skin. The entire process only takes milliseconds to complete, and the system has verified the input was made by an actual living person. Advanced features of the Fingerprint Starter include Access Control, Ignition Interrupt, Computer Override, and Fuel Pump Cut-Off. Only those drivers with enrolled fingerprints can start the engine or enable/disable system features.


Why It’s Hard to Crash the Electric Grid

Last March, the U.S. Congress heard testimony about a scientific study in the journal Safety Science. A military analyst worried that the paper presented a model of how an attack on a small, unimportant part of the U.S. power grid might, like dominoes, bring the whole grid down.

Members of Congress were, of course, concerned. Then, a similar paper came out in the journal Nature the next month that presented a model of how a cascade of failing interconnected networks led to a blackout that covered Italy in 2003.

These two papers are part of a growing reliance on a particular kind of mathematical model — a so-called topological model — for understanding complex systems, including the power grid.

And this has University of Vermont power-system expert Paul Hines concerned.

“Some modelers have gotten so fascinated with these abstract networks that they’ve ignored the physics of how things actually work — like electricity infrastructure,” Hines says, “and this can lead you grossly astray.”

For example, the Safety Science paper came to the “highly counter-intuitive conclusion,” Hines says, that the smallest, lowest-flow parts of the electrical system — say a minor substation in a neighborhood — were likely to be the most effective spots for a targeted attack to bring down the U.S. grid.

“That’s a bunch of hooey,” says Seth Blumsack, Hines’s colleague at Penn State.

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Technology in the Classroom

The educational system has come a long way from textbooks and number 2 pencils. With recent technological advances, laptops, e-readers, and smart phones have entered our classrooms and for the most part an inaugural contribution to higher learning. Like many schools around the world and the growth of Online Colleges and Universities technology is here to stay. See what cool facts are evolving around technology in schools today.

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