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South Korean Quadruped Robot Dog Goes for a Walk

South Korean Quadruped Robot Dog Goes for a Walk
We’ve seen plenty of footage of BigDog and AlphaDog, but there’s a new robot dog in town, this time coming from South Korea’s SimLab. What’s interesting and at the same time creepy about this one, is…
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Rev- ->Table: Harder to Pronounce Than to Repair

Rev- ->Table: Harder to Pronounce Than to Repair
One of the tragedies of mass produced items is that sometimes it’s more convenient or even cheaper to buy a new unit than to have your existing one repaired. Sometimes there are no official service outlets…
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Motorola Lapdock 100: Smartphone to Netbook Converter

Motorola Lapdock 100: Smartphone to Netbook Converter
So what’s  a Lapdock? It’s a dock that will work with Motorola’s “Webtop”-enabled smarpthones. This is the mode that Motorola smartphones go into when they are connected to a TV or a laptop dock. The phone…
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How Stressed Are You? Your Mouse Could Tell You

How Stressed Are You? Your Mouse Could Tell You
Most jobs nowadays require at least an hour or so at the computer, whether it’s to type a report or send out an email to a colleague in another office. And when you’re using the computer,…
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Insect-Powered Smartphones (and a Praying Mantis on a Unicycle)

Insect-Powered Smartphones (and a Praying Mantis on a Unicycle)
You know what I love about the whole viral video advertising trend? At least it makes advertisers and agencies look outside of the traditional blah 30- and 60- second ad spots that treat consumers like idiots,…
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TomTom Go Live Top Gear Edition GPS Gets Jeremy Clarkson’s Voice, Stig Stays Silent

TomTom Go Live Top Gear Edition GPS Gets Jeremy Clarkson’s Voice, Stig Stays Silent
I am a big fan of cars of all sorts and I really enjoy the British version of Top Gear, even though they hate on Americans frequently. I also like the US Top Gear, but it’s…
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PS Vita Games Priced for Japanese Launch, Not Cheap

PS Vita Games Priced for Japanese Launch, Not Cheap
Sony Japan has announced software prices for their PlayStation Vita games. Japan will be getting the handheld on December 17 and that’s when Uncharted: Golden Abyss will cost you 5,980 Yen (~$77 USD), and games like…
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Nintendo Outs Blue Wii with DIY Sonic Stickers, Doesn’t Call It DI-Wii

Nintendo Outs Blue Wii with DIY Sonic Stickers, Doesn’t Call It DI-Wii
Back in my day, you were either Atari or Intellivision. The lines were clearly drawn. You chose your allegiance and you were loyal to that brand. Then at some point it was Nintendo versus Sega and…
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Florida Schools Using Fingerprint Scanners for Roll Calls and More

Florida Schools Using Fingerprint Scanners for Roll Calls and More
Remember when life was a whole lot simpler and we didn’t use or even need a ton of electronics to live our lives? No iPods, no mobile phones, no laptop computers or tablets, no cars, and…
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iModela 3D Milling Machine Creates Tiny Figures on Your Desktop

iModela 3D Milling Machine Creates Tiny Figures on Your Desktop
3D printers and mills are finally getting to the point where regular Joes can afford them, so it’s only natural that they start by targeting them at kids. Japanese company Roland DG has announced a tiny…
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Netflix Calls it Qwits, Cancels Qwikster DVD Website

Netflix Calls it Qwits, Cancels Qwikster DVD Website
You might remember that Netflix had plans to split up it’s DVD and streaming options into two separate businesses. The DVD rentals were to go to the Qwikster website, while instant streaming remained on Netflix.…
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CLASH Cloth-Climbing Robot Cockroach: Headed to a Couch Near You

CLASH Cloth-Climbing Robot Cockroach: Headed to a Couch Near You
UC Berkeley has a history of creating insect-inspired robots for future humans to swat and kill and run from in horror. The latest is CLASH, a robot designed to speedily climb up vertical or near-vertical cloth…
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India’s $10 Laptop Finally Released, Turns Out to Be a $35 Tablet

India’s $10 Laptop Finally Released, Turns Out to Be a $35 Tablet
A couple of years ago the Indian government announced that they were working on a $10 (USD) laptop to help make technology and education accessible to their poor citizens. I didn’t take their plan seriously, but…
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Wearable Boom Box is Literally Spine-Tingling

Wearable Boom Box is Literally Spine-Tingling
A few years back, I wrote about an unusual concept backpack which had a sound system built into it. I’m not sure if that pack ever made it to market, but leave it to the ingenuity…
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Barnes & Noble Throws Water on Kindle Fire, Pulls DC Graphic Novels from Shelves

Barnes & Noble Throws Water on  Kindle Fire, Pulls DC Graphic Novels from Shelves
Looks like the Amazon Kindle Fire is already causing some controversy. Amazon recently made a deal with DC Comics to have 100 graphic novels released exclusively on the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. That’s great news for…
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Self-Cleaning Cloth Breakthrough: Never Wash Your Underwear Again?

Self-Cleaning Cloth Breakthrough: Never Wash Your Underwear Again?
Imagine all the cool uses people could come up with for cloth that can clean itself. Yes, you read that right: there is now a textile that, when soiled, can clean itself up, without a human…
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