Friday Linkapalooza October 24, 2014

Welcome to this week’s Linkapalooza: We’ve got some great articles, products, and videos to get your weekend off to a great start!
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Written by Staff Writer • Posted on Oct 24, 2014

Welcome to this week's Linkapalooza: We've got some great articles, products, and videos to get your weekend off to a great start!


The Homeboy is a security camera system for your home consisting of easy to install wireless cameras and alarms.

The Hemingwrite is a new, distraction-free writing device that could be the Kindle of writing composition, allowing users to type their work and focus on the text rather than be distracted by everything else on a regular computer. It's not available yet but hopefully will be soon.

The Roost Smart Battery fits in the 9-volt battery slot in your smoke detector and uses a smartphone app to send you alerts and notifications.


Today Queen Elizabeth II sent her first tweet, opening the London Science Museum's new exhibit on the Information Age. Below is a screenshot of Her Majesty's tweet:


A Florida court has ruled that police must obtain a warrant before they can track a suspect's location via their smartphone.

A brave woman calling herself Felina used social media platform Twitter to speak out against powerful drug cartels in Mexico. Tragically it's believed she was murdered October 16.


Scientists have successfully used the bone of a man who lived 45,000 years ago to sequence his genome.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is examining the susceptibility of hospital devices to hacking and cybercrime.

A 5-year-old boy born with an under-developed right hand has received a 3D-printed prosthetic.


Archaeologists have found the remains of the giant sphinxes used in Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 epicThe Ten Commandments out in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes in California. The site of the set, buried to keep competitors from using it, has been rumored in Hollywood folklore for 90 years.

A Scottish distillery has partnered with a space research company to send Scotch into space. The plan is to study the effects of anti-gravity on the liquor's maturation process_ Or maybe just to be cool and say they sent Scotch into space.

This really great music video from the band Brunettes Shoot Blondes features animations on iPhones, iPads, and Macbooks and was all filmed in real timeno edits jumping from one machine to another. Watch it! You'll be amazed.


Teddy the Porcupine is famous for being chatty as he chows down on his holiday treats. Today, for Halloween, he devours a pumpkin, chatting all the while. Enjoy!