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Is Your Invention The Next Biggest Thing? Prove It At The Dallas Market Center’s The Next Big Thing Contest!

If everything is already bigger in Texas, your invention has to be absolutely epic to win the Dallas Market Center’s The Next Big Thing contest!

Aussie Businesses Up Tablet Use

According to a forecast recently put out by Roy Morgan Research the use of tablets in business in the nation of Australia is going to go up over the next 12 months, both in the number of businesses using the tablets and the actual number of tablets being used. Gains as large as 50% are being estimated in some cases, though data varies by industry.

TeleSound Makes Sounds From Your Smartphone

The TeleSound is a Kickstarter project which aims at extending your smartphone with sounds. Pairing with your phone or tablet using Bluetooth, it will allow you to send sound requests to the integrated speaker, for the amusement of your cat or kids.

Giant And Tiny 3D Printing

Two news stories today talk about 3D printers from different sides of the scale. First we have the Gigabot, a large 3D printer for larger prints, and then the Nanoscale, a tiny printer able to create very small 3D models.

MakerBot Announces 3D Scanner

MakerBot announced the MakerBot Digitizer, the first mass market 3D scanner which can scan real life objects, turning them into digital models in order to be printed again. The company was showing off their prototypes at the SXSW conference.

Microsoft Reveals Big Themes For 2013

As part of the company's TechForum event in Seattle this week, Microsoft reveals that three big technologies and innovations will shape the world of technology in the coming year. First, the arrival of big data along with the affordability of cloud processing power, then learning systems, and finally more human interfaces will allow all of this power to be used by more people.

Harlem Shake Shakes Up The YouTube Monetization Model

Have you wondered why the "Harlem Shake" meme became such a world-class phenomenon in such a short time? To say it shook up the music industry is an understatement. But why? It doesn't have the innovative dance moves of a "Gangnam Style," and the actual song is only 30-seconds long. By all rights, the folks that should be seeing a monetary return from today's multi-million dollar hit is the family of a Harlem resident who went by the name of "Al B," since he was the first to introduce the dance back in 1981.

Graphic Artist Irma Zimmermann's Toons Cut Through Social Media Clutter

Back in the early '80s, Irma Zimmermann's first position out of art school was that of a 'junior artist' for BBDO, one of the world's most awarded and prestigious advertising agencies. Pre-Internet, ad campaigns consisted of laboring over story-boards by hand and burning the midnight oil to meet pressing deadlines. However, it was the necessary incubation period, where this graphic artist learned her craft and prepared her for a life of creativity.

Patent Company Goes After Podcasters

After going after podcast software makers, a patent troll may now be going after individual podcasters in an attempt to get licensing money. While many claim the patent system is broken, and President Obama recently called for a reform, it may not come fast enough for some in the podcasting community.

New Arm Computer May Be The Future Of Tech

According to the company behind the gadget MYO, a wearable computer may be in our future. By using gestures in combination with the armband device, one is able to control devices, robots and more, leading to a revolutionized way to work with a computer.