Charge your devices on the go: New smart solar charger raises $50K on Kickstarter

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Instagram Is The Apple Of Apps, Fast Following With Finesse

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Instagram, Ohhhh Killin em

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Instagram didn’t invent photo sharing, video sharing, or the photo messaging it launched today. With 150 million users, it doesn’t have to be first. It just wants to be the best, making new experiences accessible to as many people as possible, but with style. You might say Instagram steals these ideas, but that would put it good company. It’s what people say about Apple.

Instagram was never really original. From the days when it was Burbn, it’s been a mashup of other apps with an extra coat of gloss.

Back then it was Foursquare meets Hipstamatic. Checkins and photo filters. It dropped most of the Foursquare part, and added a Twitter-style unfiltered feed. Twitter felt real-time, and Instagram did too, but by showing images in-line, it was more visually appealing.

Eventually Instagram was acquired by Facebook and incorporated its new parent company’s photo tagging system. It would then jump…

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My Ideal Living Spaces: Hey Arnold, Big Daddy, Jumper.

I was talking the other day with some goons about where we would live if we could live anywhere, but the catch was it had to be from a movie or TV show. It turned out to be a pretty hilarious conversation, mainly because of the justifications some people were coming up with for their choices. “I’d live in the Animal House so I could black out with John Belushi every day of the year,” and “I’d live in the Swamp to get as far away from you assholes as possible.” That one was a little extreme, but he was bitter because his last choice of the White House got shit on.

The best part about the whole useless conversation was how each response was such a genuine product of that persons being. Its funny to see a person’s true character, ideals and passions come alive in such a casual atmosphere. I love that shit.

Anyway, I had two choices for each stage of my life thus far.

1) Hey Arnold’s Room for my childhood and teenage years.
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Safe to say Hey Arnold had the most bad ass room any kid could ever dream of, and arguably one of the best living situations ever. He stayed chillen in that room. Fish in the water bubbler, couch that pops out of the wall, trippy ass rug, some vegetation for the ladies and he was constantly bumping cool jams.

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As if this penthouse loft wasn’t enough, he had a glass ceiling and roof access! Do you know how much this room would rent for in NYC these days? A ton. A Wheelhouse. Had Hey Arnold chose to be a little more aggressive with the ladies of PS118, he could have done pretty well for himself. Regardless, irregardless, this room is bad ass and I’d chose to live here until I got old enough to move into my second choice…

2) The Loft from Big Daddy

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I think we can all agree this is the sickest possible bachelor pad for any man’s 20s and 30s, no? Any place that has a bridge leading into my “upstairs” bedroom has my vote. Not to mention the massive, green, lateral sliding door for a front entrance. Billboard decorated penthouse deck looking over the city too? Come on!

Sunny did it all right with his approach to cleanliness and its all in the mindset. This is a bachelor pad loft. You spill milk or throw up on the floor? Whatever, throw some newspapers over it. A massive rat pops up out of the gutter pipe outside? So what, its his city too. This place is the ideal spot to kick it without any worries. Think of the parties you could throw!

I’d post up here until about 32 and realized it was time to clean my act up. Then I’d pack up my shit and move to option three for the Boss Years.

3) Penthouse from Jumper

As you can imagine, typing any variation of “Jumper Apartment” into Google brings up a variety of suicide images. But you can kind of get a glimpse of the apartment from the trailer. If you haven’t seen the movie, the lead actor lives in an unreal penthouse apartment/loft in New York City. He has an elevator that opens up directly into his apartment, which is pretty much my primary goal in life: have an elevator for a front door. As far as I am concerned, that is when you know you’ve made it. This pad has a modern design with Ron Bergundy inspired mahogany wood finish, a nice deck and a ton of other sick features. Now that I think of it, this apartment is a more mature and fancy replica of the Big Daddy Apartment. 

So that is that. If I ever end up living in any of these places, you can all come party.

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Emancipator – First Snow because its snowing and I’m Cliché

I’m pretty sure I post this song every year at the first snow. But why not? The song is called First Snow and it is absolutely dope. Its also about that time of the semester where everyone is running on empty with finals and projects right around the corner. Emancipator is that kind of music that brings a relaxing vibe to your mind while simultaneously providing a bit of uptempo energy.

Enjoy.

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December 10, 2013 · 11:08 am

Episode 1 Of BU: The Season

So it has been a while since I’ve posted anything. Not to make excuses, or that anyone cares, but for my own personal justification I will say that school and work picked up tremendously over the past month. There are simply not enough hours in the day! Just kidding there are plenty but that’s a story for a different post.

Today I bring you the first episode of BU: The Season, since BU has done nothing to promote it and its virtually impossible to find on the GoTerriers website. A production company based out of Waltham, Ma is doing a web-series on our team this year. They will be posting a handful of 8-10 min web videos that will culminate in an hour long episode at the end of the year. I believe it will be airing on NESN but I’m not positive.

Its basically a lower quality version of HBO’s 24/7 series or the Behind The B series on the Boston Bruins. I have been working with the producers and camera crew to provide them with behind the scenes footage and anything else they need. They are really cool guys that bring a lot of passion to their job. I plan on posting all of the webisodes on JPBs Place, so check back in for more!

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December 4, 2013 · 12:41 pm

Poolsidepreneurs, where the cult of entrepreneurship goes to drown

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Well if this isn’t some added motivation to succeed I don’t know what is..

Originally posted on PandoDaily:

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So you’re a founder, and you’re crushing it 24/7. That’s great and all, but what if you could crush it by a pool? What if there was a luxe new way to work?

Anyone who’s ever built a company knows the one thing lacking from the long hours spent hunched over a computer coding, the endless slog of VC meetings, the debilitating experience of being told “no” over and over, and the crippling pressure of competition and fear of failure, is a swimming pool.

ENTER POOLSIDEPRENEURS.

This is a real thing.

From the site’s description:

Poolsidepreneurs is an exclusive, members only club that offers entrepreneurs access to private pools, lounges, and meeting rooms at hotels around the country as a place to work. We want you — our moving and shaking business owners, consultants and freelancers  — to get out of your office (or home) and slip away to a relaxing environment where…

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Game Highlights: Boston University vs Boston College 11/08/2013

Disappointing night for anyone with any connection or pride in the Terrier’s hockey team. The Boston College Eagles came into the Agganis Arena Friday night with one mission: to dominate their Comm Ave rivals. And dominate they did. The final score read BC-5 and BU-1.

Not much to say about the game that you can’t see from the video. Enjoy…?

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November 12, 2013 · 12:36 pm