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Russian Cow Barn Gets High Tech, Cows Get to Watch HDTV

Russian Cow Barn Gets High Tech, Cows Get to Watch HDTV
A loving and deep-pocketed farmer read somewhere that dairy cows that see green fields all the time are happier and produce more milk. So he bought a bunch of Samsung 40″ Series 7 LED TVs and…

Nintendo Wants Ds in Schools in Japan, Forgets Every Japanese Kid Already has One

Nintendo Wants Ds in Schools in Japan, Forgets Every Japanese Kid Already has One
… possible even two. Legendary video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto told Forbes that he’s “devoting” himself to finding out more ways to get the Nintendo DS as well as the Wii into schools. Miyamoto also said…
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Google Adds Stop Download Feature to Youtube, Helps Us Waste Time More Efficiently

Google Adds Stop Download Feature to Youtube, Helps Us Waste Time More Efficiently
Last week, Google added a “Stop download” option to YouTube’s video player, giving us a more convenient way of choosing which videos waste our time and bandwidth. If you want your browser to stop buffering a…

Crewing Mama: Mcdonald’S Japan to Use Nintendo Ds to Train Employees

Crewing Mama: Mcdonald’S Japan to Use Nintendo Ds to Train Employees
Greet the customer! Ask for order! Offer apple pie! According to Nikkei, McDonald’s Japan is developing a Nintendo DS training program for part-time employees. The program is called eSmart, and will cost the fastfood giant upwards…

Speed Reader: Camera Scans 200-Page Book in One Minute

Speed Reader: Camera Scans 200-Page Book in One Minute
As Wired‘s Charlie Sorrel said, books contain much of human knowledge, but they are quite hard to preserve or archive compared to other media. A setup invented by professor Masatoshi Ishikawa and his team at the…

Living With the Hp Touchsmart 600: Part 3

Living With the Hp Touchsmart 600: Part 3
So my recent journey with the HP TouchSmart 600 PC is coming to an end. But before I call it a wrap, I thought I’d share with you how the TouchSmart handles itself as a music…

Hai Bao Robot Says Hi and Bye at the Shanghai Expo

Hai Bao Robot Says Hi and Bye at the Shanghai Expo
You’ve probably seen a few photos from this year’s Shanghai Expo floating around the Internets. It’s a really big event that’s going on right now in China. It looks like the expo is using the services…

Light Up Business Card Gives Contact Details, Physics and Chemistry Lessons

Light Up Business Card Gives Contact Details, Physics and Chemistry Lessons
Aaron Alai made sure that prospective employers – and lovers – will remember him. They’ll remember him as the nerd with the business card that lights up. Touching two points on the card activates the small…

Vincent Audio C-60 CD Player is C-Razy Expensive

Vincent Audio C-60 CD Player is C-Razy Expensive
There are lots of things that I would squander $5,000 on and not think twice about. Most people would probably think these things were a waste of money. None of the ways to part $5K from…

Nano Trek: 1 Billionth Scale Model of Starship Enterprise

Nano Trek: 1 Billionth Scale Model of Starship Enterprise
Measuring only 8.8 µm, this replica of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701D was “fabricated in one-billionth scale by 30 kV Ga+ focused-ion- beam CVD using phenanthrene gas.” Oh I see. My guess was a bit off. I…

Nvidia 3d Vision Discover: 3d Gaming on Your Pc for Free

Nvidia 3d Vision Discover: 3d Gaming on Your Pc for Free
As news of the 3D version of the Batman: Arkham Asylum hit, Kotakuite deanbmmv pointed out that people who bought the PC version of the game don’t need to re-buy it because there’s already a way…

A Piano Among Sex Organs: Piano Chat Improv Dude on Chatroulette

A Piano Among Sex Organs: Piano Chat Improv Dude on Chatroulette
There are nice surprises on ChatRoulette, after all. Take ChatRoulette for a spin and you might stumble on Merton, who instead of brandishing his organ, shows off his piano instead, bursting out meta-tunes about his chat…

Living With the Hp Touchsmart 600: Part 2

Living With the Hp Touchsmart 600: Part 2
As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks using the HP TouchSmart 600 PC as a standalone entertainment system. In the first part of this story, I shared my experiences…

Mr. Klein: Washing Machine Concept Reuses Water… Gross

Mr. Klein: Washing Machine Concept Reuses Water… Gross
Washing machines use a lot of water; all you have to do is open the lid of your machine while it’s filling up to see that. The good news is all that dirty water leftover from…

Tsutenkaku Towerbot Makes Almost as Much Sense as a Godzillabot

Tsutenkaku Towerbot Makes Almost as Much Sense as a Godzillabot
You got to hand it to the Japanese, they’re always coming up with the wackiest concepts. In an era in which we are trying to make robots look more human or just make them more useful,…

Gaikai Cloud-Based Gaming Service: Onlive Killer?

Gaikai Cloud-Based Gaming Service: Onlive Killer?
Currently in beta, Gaikai will let gamers try out all sorts of games and software – Eve Online, Mario Kart, WoW, Photoshop – with only a browser and Flash as requirements. No need to install anything.…
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