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  • LinkedIn is now officially blocked in Russia

    LinkedIn is now officially blocked in Russia

    Amid a tense stand-off and attempt at negotiations, Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor has started to enforce a proposed block of LinkedIn in the country, after the social network failed to transfer Russian user data to servers located in the country, violating a law instituted in Russia requiring all online sites to store personal data on national servers. The order… Read More

  • Blocks’ Modular Smartwatch Designs Teased In New Video

    Blocks’ Modular Smartwatch Designs Teased In New Video

    One of the more interesting wearables lining up to challenge the Apple Watch next year is Blocks, a modular smartwatch conceived by a couple of students from Imperial College in the U.K. — in turn inspired by the Phonebloks/Google Project Ara modular smartphone. Read More

  • Buildies Cardboard Blocks Are, You Know, For Kids

    Buildies Cardboard Blocks Are, You Know, For Kids

    Urbana-based creator Brian Lilly has designed and built something every kid will enjoy: massive, stackable blocks called Buildies that fold together to make Lego-like shapes and let the wee ones create castles, fortresses, palaces, and abandoned gas stations crawling with the stinky undead. Read More

  • Inspired By Google’s Project Ara, A U.K. Team Is Now Working On A Modular Smartwatch

    Inspired By Google’s Project Ara, A U.K. Team Is Now Working On A Modular Smartwatch

    Meet the wannabe modular smartwatch that intends to offer a fully customisable wearable experience, by allowing the user to choose which sensors and features make sense for their wrist — whether it’s a basic fitness band they’re after, or a more fully featured smartwatch. Read More

  • LEGO-like calendar can be reshaped any which way

    This product is not for me. Since the relatively widespread adoption of electronic calendars, I’ve sworn off old-school calendars for good. I was the guy with the calendar hanging on the wall that showed the same month for three years straight. Apparently, pulling a thumbtack out of the wall, flipping a page, and then reinserting the aforementioned thumbtack back into the wall was far… Read More