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Project Ara: building the modular smartphone | The Verge

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“Project Ara, a smartphone you can customize, may seem like a crazy idea, but it’s not half as crazy as what it takes to build it. Google’s ATAP group, led by Paul Eremenko, takes the DARPA philosophy and applies it to building phones. Eremenko wants five billion customers, but before he gets there, he has to convince developers to create the hardware.”

Project Ara: building the modular smartphone | The Verge.

You Need a Budget YNAB Is Now Free for College Students

You Need a Budget (YNAB) Is Now Free for College Students

“You Need a Budget, one of your five favorite personal finance tools, is now free for college students. All you need to do is send in proof of registration and they’ll give you a special license for the year.”

You Need a Budget YNAB Is Now Free for College Students.

3D-printed cast concept uses ultrasound to heal broken bones

“Last year, Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill created the Cortex cast, a concept that sought to potentially replace traditional plaster casts while also offering the added benefit of being lightweight and odor-free. Now, the Osteoid cast, a new concept designed by Deniz Karasahin, takes things a step further by adding an ultrasound device meant to speed up the healing process.”

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/18/5628818/3d-printed-cast-concept-uses-ultrasound-to-heal-broken-bones

Happiness Is Just A Flaming Oxy-Fuel Torch Away

“The MarshMallowMatic is a CNC oxy-fuel precision marshmallow toaster based on the Ostrich Egg-Bot design. Constructed from flame-retardant plywood, it is sure to add an element of delicious danger to children’s birthday parties and weekend wingdings alike. ”

Happiness Is Just A Flaming Oxy-Fuel Torch Away.

Here’s a Money-Making Strategy: Save More

“Yeah, if you already have a ton of money, then saving an extra $100 each month won’t make a huge difference. For most of us mere mortals, however, saving a little bit more is going to have a bigger impact than telling ourselves a story that we’re the next great hedge fund manager”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/your-money/household-budgeting/heres-a-money-making-strategy-save-more.html