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If I buy Milight bulbs and a bridge, will I be able to use the alarm functionality in this app to gradually wake up? That is, the lights in my room should slowly become brighter over the course of 30 minutes. Is it possible?

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I'm very happy that the Netherlands and Europe have net neutrality laws.  This video shows that net neutrality is a good example of how bad government corruption can be.
OK. If there is one video you watch this month, this should be it: it is 13 minutes of your life which will be well-spent. Because at the end of it, you will actually know what is going on with net neutrality, (or as he calls it, "preventing cable company fuckery") and exactly what the sleazy deals are behind it, but you will also be laughing your ass off, because John Oliver is hilarious.

Net neutrality is kind of amazing, because destroying it manages to screw over almost everyone.

Small companies get screwed over because they can't afford to pay off the cable companies to get access to their customers. Oh, you had an idea for a business using the Internet? Well, I hope your business plan includes a few million bucks to pay for your customers to be allowed to reach your site.

Big companies get screwed over because they're shaken down for (literally) billions of dollars by cable companies -- "That's a nice business you have there. Pity if someone were to make sure your customers could never reach you again" -- and that's assuming that the cable companies don't see them as competitors (if, say, they were doing something like streaming video...), at which point those companies could just shut them off outright.

People who use the Internet get screwed because the sites they want to connect to can't pay these extra fees, or are just being shut down outright by the cable companies. What, you wanted to watch a movie tonight? Sorry. Maybe you should have rented it from Comcast, instead, sucker!

In fact, nearly everyone in the entire country gets screwed over by this. So why, you ask, would the government be considering such a thing? 

Well. There is one group who doesn't get screwed over by it at all. Your friends and mine at Comcast, Time-Warner, Verizon, and AT&T. But don't worry; they have your best interests at heart. And the service guy will be there between 2 and 6. 

Really.

Honest.
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Doctor Who + Sherlock + Fan-made VFX  = Amazing
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Who wants an invite for Aviate?
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The solar-powered family car from Eindhoven won first place in the cruiser-class of the World Solar Challenge

The car was made by students from Eindhoven University of Technology. It was not only judged by speed, but also the number of passengers, cargo space, comfort, and other practical aspects.

http://www.tue.nl/en/university/news-and-press/news/eindhoven-wins-cruiser-class-of-world-solar-challenge/

More pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/solarteameindhoven/

Background read: http://gigaom.com/2013/07/05/students-in-the-netherlands-unveil-a-solar-powered-family-car/ 
on +GigaOM via +Mike Elgan 
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The world looks so much cooler in slow motion.
Some incredible psychedelic imagery from the every-creative SlowMo Guys.
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Making a Powerpoint presentation or scientific poster? Then remember: less is more!

Made by Darkhorse Analytics
Source: http://darkhorseanalytics.com/blog/data-looks-better-naked/
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Google wants to solve death.

Forget about little details like curing cancer. That's not as big an advance as you might think, according to Larry Page.

Are Larry Page and Elon Musk in some battle about who can come up with the most crazily ambitious venture?
"Last week Apple announced a gold iPhone; what did you do this week, Google? Oh, we founded a company that might one day defeat death itself."
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Good way to describe the value of wearable technology:
"What a smartphone is to a laptop, Google Glass is to a smartphone"
The truth about Google Glass.

Since Google's Glass project was first announced, and since people have been openly wearing Glass in the wild, the whole subject has been bloated with hype, exaggerated claims, fear, contempt, ignorance and confusion.

I've been wearing Google Glass nearly full time for a week now and I'd like to give you the truth about what Glass is really all about: 

http://www.datamation.com/mobile-wireless/the-truth-about-google-glass.html

#googleglass  
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