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Bikers Ride in Honor of 28 Million Living With Cancer

The final stage of the Tour de France was flooded with color but today, the color black is what stood out from the pack. Led by cancer survivor and seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, Team RadioShack started the finale by swapping their official red-and-gray racing kit in favor of exclusive black “28″ jerseys, dedicating their ride to the 28 million people worldwide currently living with cancer. Although race officials mandated that the team return to their official Team RadioShack kits, the messaging still broke through the pack.

“RadioShack’s partnership with Lance Armstrong has always been about more than cycling. It’s about engaging our customers and more than 35,000 associates in the global fight against cancer,” said Lee Applbaum, chief marketing officer for RadioShack Corp. “We understand that for 28 million people around the world, the race is not over.”

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Keep Your Beer Fresh with Beer Savers

As you may know, it is customary to finish a beer if you open it, otherwise it’s alcohol abuse. However, for those that don’t abide by that rule, or just wanna save a beer for later, you’re in luck. Beer Interactive has just released it’s new line of silicone bottle caps for your opened bottle storage needs.

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REPORT: Google Search Share Slips as Baidu Gains

Google’s dominant position on the global online search market slipped slightly in the second quarter, as it retreated from the Chinese market, research firm Strategy Analytics (SA) said on Friday.

Google’s market share fell to 69.7 percent in the June quarter from 71.1 percent in the previous three months.

“Google’s search revenue growth continues to slow down as the Western search market reaches maturity and Google struggles to gain share in the fastest-growing Asian markets,” said Martin Olausson, analyst at Strategy Analytics.

“As a company, it will become increasingly more important for Google to find significant new revenue streams in order to offset decelerating growth in search,” Olausson said.

Google unexpectedly warned in January it might quit China over censorship concerns and after suffering a hacker attack it said came from within the country, but eventually terminated its Google.cn search service and started rerouting users to its unfiltered Hong Kong site.

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The Future of Web Browsing: Tab Candy by Firefox

Firefox developer Aza Raskin introduced the world to Tab Candy today. It is an innovative feature, coming soon to Firefox, that brilliantly helps you organize and navigate websites. TechCrunch promptly broke the story about this awesome leap forward from traditional tabbed browsing.

Tab Candy is currently available as stand alone alpha release of Firefox. The program is oddly named “Minefield,” but can be installed without bothering your existing Firefox installation.

I have been waiting for this functionality for many years. So, first let me say, thank you dearly Firefox and the team that developed this!

As I write this post I have something like 17 tabs open. It’s a frequent occurrence; swapping back and forth, hunting and pecking for content. My only aids being a favicon and a few characters of the title.

With exponentially increasing processing speeds, computers can handle more and more windows and programs running simultaneously. Tab Candy is a much needed layer for exploring the web in an organized and productive manner.

After watching the video, it’s easy to imagine never having to close your favorite websites. Push updates, live and fresh streaming content will begin to be more important and valuable to publishers looking to engage visitors. The alternative is pressing the refresh button.

Google’s Chrome browser has plans in it’s next release for larger “app tabs” that remain in a fixed position. However, they do not come close to the functionality and value provided by Firefox’s Tab Candy. Chrome developers should steal adopt a similar interface or the browser will continue to trail behind.

This article is from DotSauce Magazine.



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Alaska Airlines Test Flight Lowers Emissions by 35 Percent

During a test flight this week over the Puget Sound, Alaska Airlines demonstrated some next-generation flight procedures aimed at burning less fuel and reducing emissions by 35 percent. The test flight was part of Alaska Air Group’s “Greener Skies” initiative at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) which is focused on using satellite-based guidance technology to fly more efficiently to reduce environmental impacts.

Alaska Airlines estimates the new procedures at Sea-Tac will cut fuel consumption by 2.1 million gallons annually and reduce carbon emissions by 22,000 metric tons, the equivalent of taking 4,100 cars off the road every year. They will also reduce overflight noise for an estimated 750,000 people living below the affected flight corridor.

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Apple Delay’s White iPhone 4 Again

Today, Apple announced that the white version of their iPhone 4 that was set to come out at the end of July will be delayed again. This time, there is no expected date or time frame other than “they will not be available until later this year.”

Later this year could mean as late as December, which of course could then be delayed again and we may never see the promised white iPhone 4. The reason? Well, Apple again claims the white iPhone 4 to be, “more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected.” I would understand if there were big differences in the hardware or software, but not color. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.


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Rocket Car Goes for Record: 1,050 mph in 42 Seconds

No, this is not a joke. The Bloodhound SSC trans-sonic rocket car hopes to break records by reaching a top speed of 1,050 mph in a mere 42 seconds. The car, which has been in development for over three years is part of a land speed record attempt that hopes to inspire young people to turn towards education and careers in science.

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5 Ways Technology Has Killed My Game

In a time when online dating is more popular than ever and when mobile devices and the Internet are keeping us more connected than ever, I still find that technology is completely killing my game. How?

1. Headphones

I think it’s really great that you can listen to the latest Paramore album on your iPod while commuting on the subway to your mid-level retail job as Display Merchandiser but it’s seriously cramping my pick-up lines. Casually remarking how, “it’s actually really beautiful how public transit can bring people so close like this” is now impossible. Tapping someone on the shoulder to get their attention and then signaling awkwardly for them to remove their headphones is lame enough – it also makes my otherwise seemingly deep however nonchalant observation seem forced and practiced.

2. Call Display

Assuming I’ve managed to get your phone number, spent a few hours over dinner showing you how unsuccessful and awkward I am and ultimately turned you off of ever meeting me again, I still may want to force you to do so – a second chance, as it were. However, with the (not so recent) invention of call display, you’re able to quite easily screen my calls and in turn avoid my pleas of desperation. Normally several pathetic voice-mails may have done the trick, but many people don’t check their mailboxes as calling as gone out of fashion. And it’s been replaced by…

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