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Anyone Can Do It: How To Request To Have Your House Blurred On Google Maps Street View

Want your house blurred on Google Maps Street View? Google makes it easy to request blurring. Here’s how to make a request: Let’s pretend you want to blur the white building above. You’d focus the street view on the appropriate image and then click ‘Report a problem’ in the lower right. Upon clicking ‘Report a [...]

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Now You Can Decide What Happens To Your Google Account After You Die

A new feature was announced today on one of Google’s official blogs. The Google Public Policy Blog outlined a new feature that helps you “plan your digital afterlife.” Here’s an excerpt from the blog post: The feature is called Inactive Account Manager — not a great name, we know — and you’ll find it on [...]

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Developers Who Want To Create Apps For Google Glass Can Start By Watching This Video

If you are a developer who can’t wait to start creating apps for Google Glass, but want some information from Google as to how to interact with the API, the video below will be a great start for you. The video, titled “Building New Experiences With Glass”, is from a March 11 event at SXSW [...]

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This Raspberry Pi-Based Project Will Let You Automate Feeding Your Pets [VIDEO]

For those who love their pets but hate the daily routine of actually feeding them, there is now a high-tech solution to automating those repetitive processes. LifeHacker published details Sunday about the setup, which includes a shopping list of all the resources (including a link to a GitHub repo with all the python scripts the [...]

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This Is What In-Game Advertising Looks Like In The New SimCity

EA announced on its official SimCity forum today that a Nissan LEAF® Charging Station is now available for players. There are some advantages to the charging station: Plopping down the Nissan LEAF® Charging Station will add happiness to nearby buildings. Adding the Charging Station will not take power, water or workers away from your city. [...]

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Kill Time And Productivity By Playing Old School Oregon Trail (Just Try Not To Die From Dysentery)

I was talking to one of my coworkers today about the old game Oregon Trail from the mid-80s. I remember spending hours playing it on an Apple IIe growing up. I posted about it on Facebook and one of our great ZAGGblog readers, Frank, pointed me in the direction of this web-based emulator where I [...]

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How To Quickly Clear Your Mac’s Screen With Hot Corners

I have a problem.  What is my problem? Multi-tasking times infinity.  I regularly have a bare minimum of 20 browser windows, Excel docs, Power Point presentations, PDF’s, and other applications all open and running at the same time.  This means when I need to clear my desktop, it takes awhile. Enter solution. Hot Corners: I [...]

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Simplify Travel With These Gadgets And Apps

Sometimes I wonder how we managed in the days before technology.  I certainly remember long car rides across many states while we played “I Spy” or read books.  Today, parents just turn on a movie or hand their kids an iPad and silence ensues. With said technology, travel in general has just been made easier. [...]

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How To Prank People With Their Own Facebook Profile

This is an old trick, but most people still haven’t seen it. If you click this URL (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?=87912848), it’ll load YOUR Facebook profile. I’m talking to each of you individually here, because it loads the profile for the person logged in at that time. The numbers at the end of the URL don’t matter at [...]

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How To Export Your Subscriptions From Google Reader

Since Google Reader is shutting down on July 1, I decided to put together this quick how-to guide on export your subscriptions for use in another RSS reader. If you’ve already done this, tweet me and let me know which one you’ll be using! Step 1: Click the Settings gear on the upper-right side of [...]

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