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How and Why Android Came to Be [Android]

How and Why Android Came to Be [Android]

You might already know that Google bought Android for $50 million in 2005 after Danger co-founder Andy Rubin just asked them for an endorsement of it. But did you know that Google feared Windows Mobile? Yep, that one, Wired's massive top-to-bottom Android feature (with awesome art) reveals. Google t

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Now You're Playing with Potato Power!

Now You're Playing with Potato Power!

Seems like only yesterday I was powering an LCD clock with a potato and now Israeli researchers are using a similar approach to create a battery that could help solve the developing world's energy problems. In this case the potato is boiled to increase its potency 10-fold, before zinc and cop

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A New Train Record Has Been Smashed in Shanghai’s Speedy Bullet Train

A New Train Record Has Been Smashed in Shanghai’s Speedy Bullet Train

Traveling at 415km/h, Shanghai's latest bullet train has smashed the previous record held by the country last year, by 21km/h. It services the Shanghai to Hangzhou route, which are about 202km apart. It may be super speedy, but according to locals it's going to be super pricey too, with the fares

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Toshiba 64GB SDXC Card Is Will Be the World's Largest, Fastest

Toshiba 64GB SDXC Card Is Will Be the World's Largest, Fastest

On one hand, it's great to see the SDXC standard—which theoretically tops out at 2TB—flexing its muscles a little bit. On the other, I kinda wish Toshiba wouldn't announce a record-breaking SD card six months before release. Toshiba's upcoming line update stretches from 16GB to 64GB, with rea

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Microsoft Silverlight 4.0.50401.0 Final

Microsoft Silverlight 4.0.50401.0 Final

Silverlight is a powerful development platform for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web, desktop, and mobile applications when online or offline. Silverlight is a free plug-in powered by the .NET framework that is compatible across multiple browsers, devices and operating sys

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Winamp 5.552 Build 2458 + KeyGen

Winamp 5.552 Build 2458 + KeyGen

Winamp - is the most popular media to date. The program allows you to work with files in the formats MP3, OGG, AAC, WAV, MOD, XM, S3M, IT, MIDI, etc., supports video (AVI, ASF, MPEG, NSV), has a large number of settings and parameters capable of changing skin, has a good visualization module, a med

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Wrist-Worn, Flexible OLED Out in the Wild

Wrist-Worn, Flexible OLED Out in the Wild

The Universal Display Corporation (UDC) have themselves a wrist-worn, flexible OLED prototype that they built with support from the US Department of Defense. As you can see, the 4-inch screen looks a bit too unwieldy for practical use in the field, but the UDC believes that this technology wil

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Google Maps Driving Simulator Lets You 'Drive' Anywhere

Google Maps Driving Simulator Lets You 'Drive' Anywhere

This top-down Google Maps-based driving simulator is one step closer to our ultimate dream: simulated driving on any street, anywhere, based on data available from Google Maps/Google Earth. Geoquake's 2D Flash version may be really simple—you only have a choice of four vehicles and there's no actu

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BumpTop 3D Physics-Enabled Desktop Now Available, Going Multitouch for Windows 7

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God, it’s been years since this concept surfaced. BumpTop, the 3D, physics-enabled, extremely literal take on a desktop manager is finally available for download. It looks… well, it looks as interesting as it ever did.

A free version is available for us to play around with, while the Pro version is $30. But both are lush, and the 3D desktop environments are eye-popping. One thing that the early demos may not have gotten across, though, is that BumpTop doesn’t actually change that much about your computing experience. It’s not an OS by any means, nor is it even a full shell conversion. No, it’s really just a new desktop with some widget-like functionality. You can throw around your icons, which is fun, but beyond that you’re limited to whatever extensions BumpTop supports: For example, flicking photos into a Facebook icon will upload them to the site, but this kind of behavior isn’t systemwide—it’s just the function of a specific widget.

CNET says the app is well suited to touchscreens, but I suspect it’ll really come into its own when a multitouch version is released later this year to coincide with Windows 7. For now, though, it’s a fun toy. [The Download Blog]

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