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5 Stories You Need to Know Today

In today's links, zero-gravity whiskey, gun emojis, and Internet anonymity—or a lack thereof

PSFK editors aggregate top stories from around the web each day.

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PSFK is Hiring: Editorial Intern (Paid)
PSFK is Hiring: Editorial Intern (Paid)

PSFK is hiring an Editorial intern for its New York City office

We are looking for a motivated intern who wants to work alongside us in New York City for eight weeks and learn as they deliver.

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Google Maps Gets You There, Walkonomics Gets You There Beautifully
Google Maps Gets You There, Walkonomics Gets You There Beautifully

The Walkonomics app will help you find more scenic walking routes along tree-lined streets (and avoid the dreary ones)

Walkonomics is an app that wants you to take the more scenic route. The app will find attractive, beautiful streets for your route, rather than the most direct way to go. The app is build using government Open Data and OpenStreetMap, and currently includes walkability ratings for over 700,000 streets and footpaths in New York, San Francisco, and England.

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Android and iPhone Users Unite with Shareable Charging Device
Android and iPhone Users Unite with Shareable Charging Device

PWRSPRK is a mobile charging solution that can be used by Android and iPhone users to charge and swap batteries

Isn’t it such a hassle when you still need to go somewhere and your battery has already run out of juice? What about watching a movie on your mobile phone only for it to be cut short due to empty battery? Battery problems can now be one less daily issue to worry about. PWRSPRK is a handy mobile charger that allows users to always have juice wherever they are and whenever they need it.

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Catching Poachers on Rhino-Cam
Catching Poachers on Rhino-Cam

Protect RAPID implants hidden cameras and GPS on rhinos to catch and deter poachers

In 2007, poachers in South Africa killed 13 endangered rhinos. Despite a dedicated anti-poaching police force, that number skyrocketed over the years. Last year, poachers killed 1,215 rhinos, mostly for their horns, which are often harvested while the animal is still living.

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Feat of the Foot: A Sneaker That Practically Runs for You
Feat of the Foot: A Sneaker That Practically Runs for You

The ENKO running shoes adjust to the weight of its owner, help to prevent common injuries associated with high impact and poor running form

Conserving all the energy stored in each of your strides, Christian Freschi’s ENKO running shoes deliver powerful performance with maximal comfort. Outfitting the heel of his shoe with patented spring-loaded tech, Freschi’s engineering promises an optimized run for any weight or shoe size.

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Your Objective? Survive a Virtual Reality Duel of Rock, Paper, Scissors
Your Objective? Survive a Virtual Reality Duel of Rock, Paper, Scissors

Use your hands and Leap Motion to play a most-epic game of Rock, Paper, Scissors

Leap Motion has created a virtual reality (VR) controller to track the movement of user’s hands as they play games. The test case for this pairing of Oculus Rift with motion tracker Image Hands was a game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” between players on different continents. With this proof of concept operating successfully, adapting the technology to recognize and incorporate other gestures is only a matter of time.

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Order Some Jeans with Your Room Service
Order Some Jeans with Your Room Service

Virgin Hotels customers can order Gap clothing and merchandise straight to their room

Gap and Virgin Hotel Chicago are exceeding expectations with a unique partnership that allows customers to order Gap merchandise straight to their hotel room.

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Treating Sunscreen as a Free Public Service
Treating Sunscreen as a Free Public Service

Public health campaigns in Boston and Miami Beach are calling for free sunscreen dispensaries

Sunscreen dispensaries might become as ubiquitous as water fountains if the city officials of Boston and Miami Beach have anything to do about it. Both cities have been trialling free dispensaries of SPF 30 sunscreen as a measure to get more people to protect their skin.

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Watch Your Business Go Paper-Free from Palm of Your Hand
Watch Your Business Go Paper-Free from Palm of Your Hand

Operate your business almost entirely through your smartphone screen thanks to Vertical Matters

Vertical Matters is startup that can cut business paperwork by 95-plus percent, offering holistic solutions so you can do your job on five inches of touchscreen. This means no more piles of printed matter and more on-the-go work, given your office virtually fits on the palm of your hand.

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Drip Panache with Umbrella Inspired by the Milan Subway
Drip Panache with Umbrella Inspired by the Milan Subway

Kjaro is a restyled umbrella equipped with a fill-empty case that collects and holds water so it doesn’t drip

An innovative umbrella has been developed with urban travelers in mind, featuring a drip-free design and convenient straps for carrying. Kjaro has been made in Italy from high quality and durable materials. The practical and stylish umbrella is wind-resistant and has been designed for modern moving. It was inspired by experiences in the Milan subway, observing how difficult it is for people to move around with a wet umbrella.

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