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Sign Up Now to Test Google Wave in September

Sign Up Now to Test Google Wave in September

Yesterday we told you that Google Wave was opening to 100,000 regular folk at the end of September, but on closer examination, it looks like Google's already allowing users to get in line for their invite to the limited preview. Just head over to the Google Wave's sign up for updates page, enter i

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VMWare For Mobile Devices Lets You Run Windows and Android Simultaneously

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNo6pn-dnSQ[/youtube] Ok, this is even cooler than we expected: a Nokia N800, loaded with VMWare's MVP hypervisor, is seen here running Windows CE and Android, at the same time. This is a big deal! What you're watching is, admittedly, virtualization. The MVP

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Nokia E63 Available for Pre-Order for $500

Nokia E63 Available for Pre-Order for $500

Amazon is now listing Nokia's BlackBerry-ish QWERTY E63 phone as available for pre-order. The unlocked 3G phone can be reserved for $500, though there's no word on release date. The E63, based on the E71, already dropped in Europe, so we expected it'd be making its way to North American shores

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Killer 5th Generation Russian Stealth Superfighters

Killer 5th Generation Russian Stealth Superfighters

Most people know the US fifth generation wonderplanes—the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II—but the Russians are working on their own stealth superfighter: The Sukhoi PAK-FA. These concepts—by industrial designer Aleksander Dultsev—are simply amazing: Nobody knows

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Obama's $8-Billion Plan to Modernize the US Power Grid

Obama's $8-Billion Plan to Modernize the US Power Grid

Oh, Sr. Presidente, you look so goooood in the middle of the largest photovoltaic farm in the country—-the 180-acre DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center near Tampa, Florida. Maybe that's why you want to put solar panels everywhere. President Barack Obama announced today a $8-billion federa

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Nokia PC Suite 7.0 Release 8.2 Final

Nokia PC Suite 7.0 Release 8.2 Final

Nokia PC Suite is a package of Windows-based PC applications developed especially for use with Nokia phones. Depending on your phone model, Nokia PC Suite lets you edit, synchronize and back up many of your phone's files on a compatible PC through a cable or wireless connection. Key features

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K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 4.1.0

K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 4.1.0

K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and DirectShow filters. Those components are needed for encoding and decoding various audio and video formats. This Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files. K-Lite Mega Codec Pack combines the contents of two p

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Microsoft to Offer Free Vista to 7 Upgrade Starting in July?

Microsoft to Offer Free Vista to 7 Upgrade Starting in July?

According to Tech ARP, a site known for Microsoft leaks, those buying Vista PCs between July 1st and January 31st from could score a free upgrade to Windows 7. The offer, known as Microsoft's Technical Guarantee Program, seems OEM-specific, meaning that it's only valid if you buy a PC through

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Modded Cell Phone Analyzes Blood to Detect HIV, Malaria, and More

Scientists at UCLA modded an ordinary into a portable blood analyzer that can detect diseases at a very low cost. The hack could save lives in poorer areas that can’t afford expensive equipment.

Blood analysis usually requires either large and expensive equipment or a trained technician to manually examine the material. Both are out of reach for many remote areas, especially in parts of Africa where HIV and malaria are rampant. UCLA researcher Dr. Aydogan Ozcan developed software that allows blood samples to be analyzed with the use of inexpensive, off-the-shelf sensors and a filtered light source. The key is the software’s ability to analyze thousands of blood cells at once, providing an accurate result within minutes.

The photo above shows a Sony-Ericsson phone modded for this type of use. That bulge on the back is the filtered light source. It’s great to see cool mods done for great social welfare rather than our gadgety amusement every once in awhile. [Wired]

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