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Google Glass to benefit the autistic, 3D printed living kidneys and World Cup biofuel buses.

Laura Chase
  • 14 august 2013

Google Glass can be beneficial for the autistic. Wired

Leap Motion has received more than 1 million app downloads.  Gigaom

3D printed dolls on sale at Selfridges. Boing Boing

How ModCloth has become one of the fastest growing e-commerce shops. Mashable

Heinz teams with Pizza Hut to launch spicy ketchup. The Drum

3D printed transpantable living kidneys. Gizmodo

Heathrow’s plans for expansion. The Verge

Trucks are the future of driverless driving. TechHive

BMW plug-in hybrid i8 could get 95 miles per gallon. Earth Techling

Telefonica partners with Evernote to give their customers free data storage. The New York Times

Gap buys Tumblr’s mobile ads for a day. Mashable

Brazil’s World Cup bus to run on recycled biofuel. Inhabitat

Hacktivists want to build a new internet. Motherboard

Image via Wired

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