Watch This Wall of Dead Batteries Charge 140 Smartphones



A Thai soymilk company has figured out what to do with your old, dead batteries.

Vitamilk has teamed up with BBDO Proximity Thailand, an organization that focuses on brand and consumer relationships, to create “Dead Batteries for Dead Batteries.”

Using the leftover power of 1,500 used batteries donated by the public, the team created a wall of batteries with the ability to charge 140 smartphones. A video shows the batteries being placed in a large wall in sections of threes, before users approach the structure and plug in their phones.

Vitamilk estimates that over the course of two months, the wall has provided smartphones with an additional 3,328 hours of talk time Read more…

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Jack Dorsey Shows Off Square’s New Headquarters With Vine



Given Jack Dorsey’s Vine activity this morning, it’s safe to say the Square CEO is excited about his company’s new office space

Holding true to his roots as Twitter’s co-founder, Dorsey to took Vine this morning to post a handful of videos commemorating his new commute, the company’s rooftop patio, and the all-staff photo celebrating the new space. (Twitter acquired the 6-second video service in January of 2013.)

Monday was Square’s first day in its new San Francisco headquarters, an office nearly three times larger than the company’s old space less than one mile up the road. The new digs span four floors and take up approximately 150,000 square feet, according to a spokesperson Read more…

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Writer’s Epic Job Resignation Goes Viral on YouTube



Writer Marina Shifrin sure knows how to quit a job in style.

In an epic video uploaded to YouTube, Shifrin busts a move to Kanye West’s “Gone” while alone in her office at 4:30 a.m in the morning. As she does this, her reasons for resigning appear across the bottom of the video

Prior to quitting, Shifrin worked at Next Media Animation, a Taiwanese company that produces news videos

“I have put my entire life into this job, but my boss only cares about quantity, how fast we write and how many views each video gets,” she wrote in the video description. “I believe it’s more important to focus on the quality of the content. When you learn to improve this, the views will come.” Read more…

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George Lucas: Just Let Me Build My Museum Already



He may have retired and sold his Star Wars franchise nearly a year ago, but George Lucas isn’t done building his legacy yet. In fact, the most lasting part may be yet to come

Lucas has been planning for years to build a Cultural Arts Museum, celebrating CGI and other digital arts alongside the storytelling paintings he’s collected over his career (Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, et al.). He says the museum was part of the deal when he moved Lucasfilm into the Presidio, San Francisco’s national park, in 2005

But the Presidio Trust remembered differently, instituting a contest for museum proposals earlier this year — and now Lucas finds himself in competition with two other bidders, including the organization that runs the Presidio park itself. So the billionaire came out swinging in a New York Times article two weeks ago Read more…

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‘Breaking Bad’ Finale Increases Spotify Streams for ‘Baby Blue’ by 9,000%



It’s no mystery that TV shows can introduce music to fresh ears or revive long-forgotten songs, particularly now with online music-on-demand servicesBreaking Bad‘s final episode did just that Sunday for British rock band Badfinger’s song “Baby Blue” from 1972

The somber song — which opens with the lyrics, “Guess I got what I deserved” — played during the waning minutes of the show’s “Felina” episode. Since that moment, “Baby Blue” streams have increased 9,000% on Spotify, a company spokesman confirmed to Mashable.

The show’s lead actor Bryan Cranston bid adieu to his teacher-turned-kingpin character Walter White on Monday via this Twitter message: Read more…

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Helpful Ways to Sort Through Your ‘Breaking Bad’ Feelings



Well, that’s itBreaking Bad has ended.

We know how tough this is for you right now. You’ve put a lot of time and energy into this show, and they just decide to end the whole thing.

You’re probably going through a range of emotions, and all of them are completely understandable. We’re here to help guide you through this difficult process, with help from the show itself and some other fictional friends. Because frankly, we’re in the same emotional boat, too.

Together, we will learn to love another show — someday.

Warning: Spoiler ahead. Read more…

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Watch How the iPhone 5S Stacks Up Against Every Other iPhone



We’re told that the iPhone is getting faster year after year, but sometimes, seeing is believing. A new video offers a rare look at a series of tests of every iPhone ever made compared to the current top-of-the-line iPhone 5S.

The phones used in the tests included the original iPhone (also known as the iPhone 2G), as well as the 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5C and 5S models of the device. Each phone was freshly restored and not jail broken, thus ensuring that the device performed unhindered by any OS-level modifications or hiccups.

The tests, although unscientific, revealed some of the subtle but important differences in the various versions of the iPhone. Read more…

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