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Balloons formed the origins of what became the USAF, have been used for stratospheric parachute jumps, bungee jumps and even to test nuclear bombs. Vote for your faves.

12 interesting balloons

Jean Nouvel created a spectacular facade, based upon electronically controlled camera iris shaped devices in the style of decorative Arab screens, for the IMA in Paris, 20 years ago. For some reason, mechanical facades have recently started cropping up here and there in architecture. Here are some of our favorites.

12 moving building facades (videos)

Something as utilitarian as a tractor is not usually designed any differently from any another tractor, unless there is a reason. But because tractors have a such wide a varied use, often very specific, such as towing aircraft or harvesting grapes, there are a huge variety of designs that are neither willful nor spurious. Here is a non-comprehensive selection of some of our favorite designs, from a Porsche designed coffee plantation tractor to the futuristic looking KLM tow tractor.

20 unusual tractor designs

Scoping this list was more difficult than finding the items – I’ve tried to keep to electronic devices, the first transistor radio rather than the First radio, and products that were actually sold such as the Dycam Model 1 digital camera rather than the Fuji DS-1P.My favorite here is the first web server, it was one of 2 NeXT machines bought for Tim Berners Lee and nobody knows which one (they both survive) was the first to serve a web page. The NeXT was a beautifully designed machine that Steve Jobs built to show what a personal computer should be, after being ousted from Apple. Berners Lee specifically needed a NeXT to be able to build the web and had difficulty getting approval.You could argue the first web server is merely the machine that happened to perform a first role, rather than a device designed for a purpose, but the fact that Berners Lee needed the NeXT to be able to develop the web quickly and elegantly, shows that sometimes the development of the first example of something predates it actually being used for the pioneering purpose for which it is suited.

12 earliest models of gadgets

Some of the most beautiful pieces of architecture in the world have a spiral stair as the final flourish. The spiral stair is an architects favorite, from Gaudi to Corbusier to Foster, but some of the most interesting spiral stairs are accidental pieces of architecture, such as those inside lighthouses or on giant silos and storage tanks. Here is a deliberately diverse collection of some of our favorites. Vote for yours.

most beautiful spiral staircases

From commercial kits such as the Chaos Toy or Spacewarp, to the world’s largest ball run, the 70 foot high Energy Machine in the Hong Kong Science Museum, these complicated contraptions are a classic form of Rube Goldberg Machine.Here are a collection of videos of some of the worlds most impressive ball runs in action, including the Mark Bischoff machine that was recreated for Anthony Hopkins’ obsessive character in the movie Fracture, to one built for a one-off ending to Sesame Street.

15 videos of amazing rolling ball machines

Several star architects such as Herzog and de Meuron and Rem Koolhaas have produced building designs that have jutting out and cantilevered components that give the overall impression of a giant game of Jenga. The New Museum on the Bowery in New York, is the latest addition to this genre of minimalist deconstruction. But the most interesting Jenga building is an obscure, former Soviet ministry in Georgia, which is quite mad.

12 real life jenga buildings

A gallery of giant ears. Before electronic RADAR, acoustic listening devices were like giant mechanical ear trumpets which could locate sounds and even calculate distances by bouncing sound waves in exactly the same manner that SONAR works in water. Ear trumpets themselves were only fully replaced by electronic devices in the middle of the 20th Century, because of their conspicuous nature, they were often hidden in anything form beards and wigs to table ornaments.

15 incredible listening devices

Named after the famous cartoonist, Rube Goldberg machines are unlike ordinary gadgets in that they are deliberately inefficient, taking the maximum number of steps to achieve a goal. Last years winner of the Rube Goldberg competition took over three hundred steps to squeeze a glass of orange juice.To truly appreciate RG machines you need to see them in action. Here is a list of videos of our favorites. Vote for yours.

12 best Rube Goldberg Machine videos

There are plenty of interesting unbuilt projects for some of the world’s most famous cities, but there is something particularly unsettling about alternatives for things that were build. Some monuments are so iconic that their alternatives seem like sacrilege.Included here among various alternatives for Tower Bridge, the Washington Monument, The Chrysler building and St. Paul’s Cathedral are proposed extensions to the White House, a 5 million tomb alternative to London’s famous Victorian cemeteries and a particularly uninspiring second place entry for the Sydney Opera House competition. My personal favorite, however is the Triumphal Elephant which could have capped off the Champs Elysees in Paris. If someone could only find the rejected competition entry for what became the Eiffel Tower, which consisted of a giant replica of a Guillotine.

12 alternative versions of famous monuments

Some of these are very high end audiophile speakers and others are those that we think are well designed from a product point of view. Extremely well designed or extremely well engineered.The Kef Muon’s are an unbelievable $140,000 while others are as low as $100. Our favorites are the 1960s Quad Electrostatics which are unlike anything ever made since and go nicely with a classic Quad 33 and 303 Pre and Power Amp.Its somewhat unfair to vote on something that is to be listened to and not looked at, so vote with your gut.

17 most extreme speakers

Despite being a qualified architect, IKEA furniture assembly quite often defeats me. Hence this list of self assembling objects, from computer memory to swallowable medical procedure components to chairs, particularly appeals. Perhaps Sweden should have a dedicated research institute geared around the discipline.

videos of self assembling machines

Our sister site, Cribcandy, has a roundup of prefabs, currently on the market.

Post war prefabs from Nissan huts to Trailer parks, were the epitome of substandard dwelling, however today they represent the high end with a build quality that is far superior to in-situ construction.This change is more than mere fashion, it represents the commoditization of buildings as products as computerized manufacture allows for mass customization, which is a pre-requisite for large scale prefab delivery.Here are our favorite pre fab brands currently available.

Over on Cribcandy: 15 Fab Prefabs

Watching Wii time lapse is a socio-anthropological experience, if Warhol were alive today perhaps he would be making videos like these. A collection of our favorite videos, proving that not everyone gets off the sofa, and that Wii is so addictive some people will continue to play it while holding their new born child. Vote for your fave.

Time Lapse Wii Videos

Nothing demonstrates a more interesting quirk in the history of bad user interface design than the calculator watch, which required cramming the largest number of buttons into the smallest space. So quirky are they that there is a certain nostalgia, for their distinctive styling, both for the collectible ones from the 70s and their mainstream counterparts from the early 80s.

top 15 classic calculator watches

From the ground, these inflatable tanks, missile launchers and planes look like children’s toys. Yet from the air, these objects are almost indistinguishable from the real thing, complete with accurate thermal signatures over areas such as windows. Think what fun you could have playing havoc with Google Maps and some of these.

8 inflatable military decoys

Giant projected images on buildings have been iconic examples of futurism since the movie Blade Runner. More recently they have become a lot more sophisticated via projection of animated 3d computer models onto quasi 2 dimensional surfaces such as building facades. Examples here range from the skyscraper projections for Nokia in London, to guerrilla activist projections of Al Weiwei on a Chinese Embassy and the Occupy Wall street ‘bat signal’ on the Verizon tower in Manhattan.

15 video projections on buildings

At first glance you think, wow a tie camera, a camera in a case, mirror, plant, cigarette packet, cell phone. How cool would that have been when I was a kid? Then you think, hmm …cell phone. Cell phones already have cameras, its a pretty dumb place to put a spy cam.The progress of technology has overtaken the mystique of the hidden camera such that we have been invaded by a million spy cams embedded in wholesale crap.Vote for the silliest. Oh, and do check out the rather great antique watch camera which is from the days when spy cams were actually impressive.

16 odd spy cams

A selection of our favorite camera rigs, modifications and improvisations from eccentric Czech artist Miroslav Tichs trash camera to a camera which is setup to deliberately create the red-eye effect.

10 neat camera hacks

A general store is often no more than a shack with a veranda, peeling paint and a flat gable sign. This humble piece of vernacular architecture is sometimes found in Canada and Australia, but at its heart it is American. The general store, nostalgically fictionalized as Ike Godsey’s in the Waltons or Oleson’s Mercantile in Little House on the Prairie is part of America’s soul that has been eroded, in the real world, by strip malls and Walmarts. Here is a collection of just a few of our favorites. Drill through on the links to explore some of the great finds on sites like Flic

general store architecture

Early brick sized cellphones spanned the end of the 80s and beginning of the 90s when Nokia was still remembered as the manufacturer of jackboots for the Soviet army. The distinction between carphones and portable cellular phones was blurred and even today the largest cellphone outlet in the UK is called the Carphone Warehouse.Here is a nostalgic lineup of videos of some of these with 2 notable inclusions, the Nokia 9000, which you could use to access a server from more effectively than an iPhone or Blackberry, in the early days of the web and the Iridium, whose demise is one of the few examples of technology regress: there is no longer a truly global cellphone network, but there used to be.

brick sized cellphone ads (videos)

Mechanical horse are interesting because they straddle the gap between the era of the internal combustion engine (we still notionally benchmark our cars relative to horses through horse power) and that of bone & gristle.

mechanical horses

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Homefront’s Short Campaign Prompts Question: Is The Single-Player FPS A Lost Art?

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PSM3, the PlayStation magazine, has reviewed THQ’s fancy new shooter Homefront. It got a respectable 83/100. What’s perhaps worrying, however, is that the single-player campaign clocks in at a mere five hours in length.

Twist360 holds your iPad in Lots of Ways

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The iPad 2 is on the way with it hitting stores this week, but there are still loads of original iPads on the market that people want cool accessories for. For this crowd Bracketron has a new offering for you.

Australian Blokes Build Impressive Off Road Skateboard

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It’s called the FiiK. If you think it’s an odd handle, so did we until we learned it stood for “Future Is In Knowledge.” You see, the Queensland natives (brothers actually) have been improving their motorized skateboard technology for the better part of 10 years.(…

Disposable Eco Can Puts Biodegradable Spin On Canned Drinks

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The funny thing about the Eco Can is the manufacturers fashioned it after a well, can. Like a can, it’s disposable. Unlike a can, it’s biodegradable and can (that again) store hot liquid. If it does more than your average can, then why is it shaped like a can?

Google Instant Previews Now Mobile

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Google’s Instant Previews, which allows you to see webpage snapshots alongside text search results, is now available on mobile for Android (2.2+) and iOS (4.0+) devices. Google rolled out this functionality today across 38 languages.

No Comment: Viewsonic ViewPad 10 press image shows a familiar OS

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Good work, Viewsonic; you’re now shipping the dual-boot 10″ ViewPad tablet that features both Windows 7 and Android as OS choices. We at TUAW wish you every success with the product.

Nokia lands new MeeGo chief, vows ‘style-conscious’ device

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Nokia’s MeeGo marketing lead said on Tuesday that the company had already picked a new head for the MeeGo team. Sebastian Nyström will jump from the top spot on the Qt team to head up the mobile OS. He replaces Alberto Torres, who left immediately after the Windows Phone 7 shakeup….

Core77 Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club Tonite with Katy Meegan, Em-Space Book Arts Center

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Tonight, Core77 welcomes Katy Meegan of Em-Space Book Arts Center to our bi-weekly creative speaker series: The Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club hosted at the Hand-Eye Supply store in Portland, OR. Come early and check out our space or check in with us online for the live broadcast!

DIY Pulse Laser Gun Actually Burns Holes in Things

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When I was an undergrad, lasers this powerful were generally kept bolted down to equipment and you had to wear goggles when you were using them. Admittedly, you were only in trouble if you sat down right in front of one or held your hand in front while it was firing.

Smell Your Video Games with Sensory Acumen and Scent Science’s New Gaming Gear

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Smell-o-vision has been a long-standing joke about television technology: something that in the early days of television every futurist thought would come true, but simply never made it into reality, partially because it’s a ridiculous idea.

M-Edge Launches e-Luminator Touch Light for eReaders

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M-Edge has been pushing all sorts of cases and accessories for eReaders since the market really took off. The company has a full line of gear for the Kindle, Nook and other offerings that are on the market.

Nokia Aims for “Next Billion” With X1-00

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Looking to grab its next billion users, Nokia has launched a new, entry level mobile phone aimed at “growth markets”, or the developing world. The X1-00 will retail for less than €35 (or $48 bucks), and has special features that will make it appealing for those markets.

iPad 2: Where and when you can buy one

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Photo courtesy of Engadget If you’re in the market for an iPad 2, you’ll have a wide range of locations in the United States where you can pick one up on Friday. You’ll just need to wait until 5 PM local time to do so.

Philips puts out 21:9 TV with passive 3D, 400Hz 16:9 sets

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Philips has just announced the upcoming release of a new ultra wide screen TV with the Cinema 21:9 Gold. Sporting a wider aspect ratio than traditional 16:9 HDTVs, the 50-inch set also gets passive 3D technology.

SK Telecom to get CDMA iPhone 4 on March 16

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SK Telecom on Tuesday confirmed earlier tips and said it would carry the iPhone 4 on March 16. The Korean carrier will be the first outside of the US to get the CDMA iPhone 4. Its deal ends KT’s technical exclusive for the iPhone in the country, which was dictated mostly by its use of GSM….

The Meglio iPad Stand Is Great For The Can

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Another day, another iPad handle from Kickstarter. However, I think this one, the Meglio, is special for one reason and one reason only – it’s creator Salman Paracha has allowed us to finally admit where we all use our iPads the most: in the bathroom.

The New Apple iPad

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A much lighter and thinner iPad, this device is now qualitatively different and is arriving in stores on March 11. The new iPad has two built-in cameras; one for high-definition videos and photos on the back and one for video conference at the front.

Microsoft Will Release Hardcore Games For Kinect

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The Kinect for Xbox 360 has turned into a rather lucrative property for Microsoft. Naturally, the company is pushing to have more games developed for the peripheral. . A handful of Kinect games for hardcore gamers will be released this year.

Samsung To Release Galaxy Pro For Professionals

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Samsung will release a new smartphone called Galaxy Pro for professionals who want more than just a smartphone. The Galaxy Pro features a 2.8 in touchscreen, 3MP camera, 800MHz CPU, QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 512 MB storage along with a SD slot.

HTC Tube Tablet And Smartphone Concept Design

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As mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones become ever more an integral part of our daily lives, the ecosystem in which all devices work in harmony is very important.

Netbook with Sliding Keyboard Coming from China

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At first glance, it looks like another tablet, but if you try to touch the screen…no response. No, it didn’t get bricked by a bad operating system download, it’s a netbook! The Shanzhai group in China has created a netbook with a sliding keyboard that folds underneath the screen.

Disk Drill protects your Mac disks, recovers files

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Many of the disk utilities available for Mac OS X have been around for quite a few years, so it’s surprising when a new entry shows up in this very important class of Mac app.

Panasonic prices, dates new Lumix compact cameras

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As promised, Panasonic has now revealed prices for its Lumix ZS10, ZS8 and FX78 point-and-shoot cameras introduced late in January, along with the rugged Lumix TS3. The four arrive late this month, and share Leica lenses, HD video recording capabilities and Panasonic’s iA full-auto scene mode.

Google Instant Previews reach Android, iOS

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Google today brought its Instant Previews to mobile devices for the first time. Both Android and iOS now see a magnifying glass next to search results that will shift them to a thumbnail view of pages in the search results.

Review: The Lorex LIVE Snap Baby Video Monitor

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The Lorex LIVE Snap is amazing. It’s the gadget equivalent of spotting a narwhal dancing under a double rainbow. It’s without a doubt the most satisfying electronic device I’ve used in ages. It just works.

LimeWire settles music publisher lawsuit

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LimeWire on Tuesday said it had reached a settlement deal with major music publishers that had sued it for alleged piracy in June of last year. The two sides reached a secret deal that would see the lawsuit dismissed without the possibility of its return.

Alien Fossils Found (Maybe) Inside Meteorites

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Is it evidence of alien life, or just wishful thinking? A scientist from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center thinks that it may be the former. Dr. Richard Hoover published a study in the Journal of Cosmology that examines possible microfossils inside of carbonaceous meteorites.

Fiskar “88″ HDD Headphone Amplifier Designed For Sharp Audio

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Fiskar, the brand best known for shears and garden tools is stepping into the audio equipment market? Most likely not, but that doesn’t stop creative experimental designs using the Fiskar aesthetic.

Gene Munster: Don’t expect long lines for iPad 2

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Gene Munster, a senior research analyst for Piper Jaffray, expects the lines for Apple’s iPad 2 to be shorter than they were for the original iPad in 2010. Even so, Munster predicts Apple will sell over 1 million of the hotly anticipated iPad 2 in its first 28 days on the market.

Facebook now allows you to rent movies, kicks off with The Dark Knight

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Section: Video, Content, Portable Video, Video Providers, Web, Web 2.0 / Social Networking, Online Music/Video I don’ t know what you’ll find more interesting in this news, but Facebook has started rolling out movie rental via Facebook.com or the fact that the guinea pig for this…

First Ever Sketch Of Alexander Graham Bell’s Telephone Concept

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It was only 135 years ago, today, that Alexander Graham Bell was awarded his patent for the telephone. And here we have one of his first sketches of the magical device.

Fearing iTunes-Like Domination, Hollywood Plots Netflix’s Downfall

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Shocking news: Hollywood is not a fan of Netfix. Movie studios have started to become concerned with the company’s growing influence, and they’re determined to prevent it from becoming the next iTunes, so big and powerful that it can dictate terms. The solution?

Facebook Getting Digital Movie Rentals

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Late last month, Amazon threw down the online movie gauntlet by offering free streaming to all Prime users.

90s Rock Band Plays for Space Shuttle Discovery

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Remember Big Head Todd and the Monsters? They were kind of a thing in certain areas of the country for a brief period in the 90s.

Robot Research Allows For More Human-Like Movements, Does Well With Charades (Video)

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There has been a lot of news lately about robots and research making them more human like. A research project at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing is investigating how humans see actions and motions of robots.

Roxio Releases Toast 11 Titanium and Pro

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Roxio just announced the release of Toast 11 Titanium and Titanium Pro DVD, CD, and Blu-Ray disk authoring software for the Mac. If there’s anything constant about Toast is that it’s constantly changing.

Lenovo Launches New ThinkPad X220 Notebook

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Lenovo has updated its ThinkPad X220 Notebook, there is also a tablet version of the X220, and both models now come with Intel’s latest Core i3, i5 and Core i7 processors.The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 features a 12.5 inch LCD display, that comes with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, and it…

Facebook Movie Rentals Begin With The Dark Knight

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Facebook and Warner Bros. have partnered to provide a new digital movie rental service on Facebook, with the service starting with the Batman blockbuster : The Dark Knight.To rent The Dark Knight movie via Facebook will cost you $3 or 30 Facebook Credits for 48 hours, from the official Facebook…

Google’s Android Becomes The Most Popular Smartphone Platform

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According to recent research by comScore, Google’s Android OS is now the most popular smartphone platform in the US, this is up from last year where it was sitting in second place behind RIM.According to the research, Android now makes up around 31.2 percent of all smartphone users in the US,…

Phillips MultiRoom Entertainment Systems

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Phillips have today announced three new components to their multiroom music entertainment system range.

Robot claw delta-robot controlled by Kinect and Arduino

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One time my daughter and I were in the local grocery store and she wanted to play that game where you use the claw to pick up stuffed animals. Somehow, the stars aligned and I ended up winning two stuffed animals for her and now she thinks I can win at will, which isn’t accurate at all.

Konect USB concept watch looks very Star Trek

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If you like strange watches, Tokyoflash is the place you want to go. The site sells some odd watches that are often hard to read for most of us, but look so cool nonetheless.

HTC EVO View 4G trademark: Sprint WiMAX Flyer incoming?

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Looks like the HTC EVO View 4G really is incoming at CTIA 2011 next month, with HTC filing a couple of trademark applications for the mysterious new device.

GDC 2011: Remedy brings Death Rally to iOS

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Finnish developer Remedy Entertainment is known for making full-fledged console titles like Max Payne and Alan Wake, but it’s stepping into the iOS arena with a touch-based remake of its old racing combat game Death Rally, originally released back in 1996.

Adobe Wallaby Converts Flash To HTML 5

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Adobe Labs together with launching Flash Beta 10.3 have also launched a new a new tool called Adobe Wallaby which can convert Flash to HTML 5, allowing developers to easily convert their Flash applications into iOS device friendly HTML 5.The tools has been created to take all the pain out of…

The Hands-Free Sandwich Holder

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This hands-free sandwich holder might look suspiciously look like a re-purposed harmonica holder for..(Read…

NAO Robot gets awesome charger it can connect itself

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I think that the little NAO Robot is a really cool toy that would be a lot of fun to play with. We talked about the NAO robot earlier this month and the thing is still being developed and tweaked.

AMD Radeon HD 6990 Launches And Claims ‘Worlds Fastest’ Graphics Card Title

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After leaking a few early images of their new AMD Radeon HD 6990 graphics card back at the end of February.

‘Til Death Do Us Part Ring

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Til Death Do Us Part Ring” by Kate Bauman. On sale here. “Why have one engagement ring w..(Read…

Transcend SSD18C3 USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive

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Transcend has announced their new portable Solid State Drive, the SSD18C3 with USB 3.0 connectivity. The new SSD18C3 uses NAND flash memory and with its USB 3.0 interface it delivers transfer speeds of up to 260MB/s and read speeds of up to 200MB/s.

SocialKeyboards unveils S.N.A.K. the Social Network Access Keyboard

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If you are a serious user of Facebook that spend lots of time uploading photos and other content to your social network page on Facebook a new keyboard just for you has surfaced.

Secret space plane has solar stowaway

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Paul Marks, senior technology correspondent(Image: Boeing)The US air force launched the second un-piloted X-37B space plane into low-Earth orbit on Saturday.

ViewSonic delivers dual-boot 10.1î ViewPad 10 tablet

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ViewSonic has delivered the ViewPad 10, a dual-boot 10.1-inch tablet solution that runs both Android and Windows 7. The device centers on a large capacitive touchscreen display with a 1024×600 resolution with an LED backlight.

USB Powered Coffee Warmer Review

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This is one of the simplest I have ever made. To review the USB powered coffee warmer I just connected the gadget via USB, press the on button and put my coffee cup on it. My coffee was kept hot. This is one of the gadgets I like: simple to use and effective.

Philips WiFi Multiroom HiFi, Harmony iPod/DVD HiFi and Fidelio SoundSphere AirPlay speakers debut

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Philips has outed a three-strong lineup of new music entertainment systems, including a multiroom audio HiFi, a component HiFi system, and an AirPlay-compatible wireless speaker system that looks like the eggs from Alien.

Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold HDTV: 3D, two-player full-screen gaming, more

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Philips has outed the latest in its ridiculously wide Cinema 21:9 HDTV range, the new Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold Series TV. The first 21:9 aspect 3D capable TV, the new set has a 50-inch panel which uses passive 3D glasses, along with Smart TV functionality and real-time 2D-to-3D conversion.

AMD Radeon HD 6990 official: World’s fastest graphics card

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We’ve been tracking AMD’s beastly Radeon HD 6990 for a few months now, and the company has finally seen fit to make it official.

HP reveals Omni Pro 110 all-in-one

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HP has introduced its Omni Pro 110 all-in-one, which it has aimed at small businesses looking for a compact, but smart looking desktop PC solution. It centers on a 20-inch HD anti-glare display and comes equipped with integrated speakers, a webcam and a microphone.

Secure iPad Stand

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If you’ve ever been in a situation where you wanted to make an iPad available to the public, but didn’t want it to walk away when you weren’t looking, you know that your options are pretty limited if you’d rather not attach something permanently to your iPad.

Apple iPhone and RIM BlackBerry loose the market to Android smartphones in US

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A report prepared by the source indicates that the device is running Google Android become the market leader for smartphones in the US. They are ahead of the devices with other operating systems offered by Apple and Blackberry.

Flash Player 10.3 Beta Released With Enhanced Privacy Protection

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Adobe has rolled out their latest Flash 10.3 beta release ready for testing and downloading and is now available for Mac, Linux & Windows.

Tablet turmoil: HP Touchpad 2 looks to enterprise; Some slate plans axed

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Apple’s iPad 2 has apparently kicked off some deep, internal soul-searching among rivals; Samsung has already given a public shudder, and now HP, ASUS and Acer are all believed to be shaking up their slate development.

Shock Study: Women Spend More Time Talking And Texting

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Wireless provider Mobistar recently announced the results of their survey which sought out cell phone usage by gender. If stereotypes are to be believed, then the results are hardly shocking. The survey found that women spend more time on the phone, and send more text messages than men.

HP now offering Verizon Palm Pre 2 for $29.99

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Section: Communications, Smartphones, Mobile After just a few weeks on the market, HP has already dropped the price on the Verizon Palm Pre 2. The smartphone started at $99.99 when it was released in mid-February. Just a few days ago, the price was halved to $49.99.

iPad 2 sparks redesigns, TouchPad 2 going to notebook group

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The iPad 2 has triggered a minor panic among PC and tablet makers, including a possible HP change in strategy for the future TouchPad, insiders said late Monday.

Amazon clarifies details of its Android Appstore DRM

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Following Amazon’s announcement of its Android Appstore and DRM protection, the retailer has attempted to clarify several of the terms that have been met with criticism or uncertainty. Developers will be able to opt out of the DRM option if they so choose.

Yamaha VSP-1 Voice Masking System Released In Japan

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Yamaha will launch the new VSP-1 Voice Masking System in Japan. It is actually a small speaker-like device that will mask your conversation in public areas.

AMD Radeon HD 6990 Review: Antilles Has Arrived

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The product we’ll be featuring here today, the AMD Radeon HD 6990, should come as no surprise to anyone that even remotely stays on top of the PC graphics scene.

Lenovo Reveals X220 Laptop And X220 Convertible Tablet

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Another new day, and another new notebook. Lenovo has two new machines coming out today, so we’ll get started with the first one. The ThinkPad X220 is a jack-of-all-trades, offering a nice combination of low weight, long battery life and a better-than-average CPU.

Verizon iPhones Unlocked, Carried by Cricket

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Oh YouTube, you’ve got the strangest and most wonderful things crawling around your innards. Today we’ve got a look at what appears to be a Verizon iPhone 4 which, just like it’s AT&T buddy, is both capable of being unlocked and has successfully been switched over to a…

Lenovo kicks out ThinkPad X220 with 24-hour battery

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Lenovo gave its ThinkPad X series a major refresh on Tuesday with a generational leap. The X220 notebook and X220t tablet both use a newer 12.5-inch, IPS-based rich color display but thrive with a new external ThinkPad battery pack.

Panasonic Gold SDHC UHS-I Memory Card Series

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Panasonic today introduced the new Gold SDHC UHS-I memory card series, which is ideal media for digital SLR cameras that requires high-speed write performance. These memory cards come with read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 80MB/s, respectively.

iPhone 4 Style Pillow Cushion

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4 years ago
You have such major love for the new iPhone 4 that you want sleep with it. But your significant other says, “Either the iPhone goes or I go.” Panic not. The iPhone 4 Style Pillow Cushion allows you to be close to your beloved smartphone without really committing any crime.

Veho Mimi Keyboard-Gamepad-Mouse Hybrid

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The Veho Mimi Wireless Gamepad Keyboard is a small form factor keyboard that has a built-in gyroscope, so you can use it as a 3D mouse. What’s more, the device also features a built-in 8-way gamepad with dual thumbsticks, allowing you to turn your HTPC into a full on gaming rig.

HP Omni Pro 110 PC All-in-one Business Desktop

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HP comes back to the all-in-one computer market by introducing the new HP Omni Pro 110 PC. This business-oriented desktop has a 20-inch widescreen display with an HD anti-glare display, integrated high-performance stereo speakers, a webcam with a microphone, a DVD writer and a 6-in-1 media card…

Pioneer 2011 receivers to gain Airplay, iOS apps

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Pioneer is introducing new 5.1- and 7.1-channel AV receivers that will ship later this month which build upon previous models, and that the company says are made for the the iPhone, iPad and iPod generation, featuring a connecting USB/video cable, AirPlay compatibility, optional Bluetooth audio…

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