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Scientists Create Inorganic Bendable, Transparent LED Displays WIth Less Flavor than Organic Ones

Scientists Create Inorganic Bendable, Transparent LED Displays WIth Less Flavor than Organic Ones

As if we weren't excited enough with flexible, transparent organic LEDs—which are taking forever to reach consumers—now scientists have created flexible, transparent non-organic LEDs. Seriously, we can use a litte less teasing and a lot more action here. The new method is based on a simple c

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E-MU Pipeline Wireless Audio Transmitter/Receiver Lightning Review

E-MU Pipeline Wireless Audio Transmitter/Receiver Lightning Review

The Gear: E-Mu's Pipeline low-latency wireless music system, which lets you cut the cord on your guitar-and-amp rig for about $200, or add portable wireless connections to your home sound system. The Price: Each module costs $100, and you need at least two to make things happen, so you're looking a

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Fujitsu's Zero-Watt Monitor Uses Zero Power in Standby Mode [Displays]

Fujitsu's Zero-Watt Monitor Uses Zero Power in Standby Mode [Displays]

Fujitsu Siemens has developed a new monitor that claims to use zero power in standby mode. This money-saving monitor miracle is made possible thanks to a built-in switch that shuts down the monitor completely when a signal from the computer is absent—and then abruptly brings it back to life when t

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One-Petawatt Laser Opens For Business In Texas [Laser]

One-Petawatt Laser Opens For Business In Texas [Laser]

In the basement of the physics building at the University of Texas in Austin is the world's most powerful laser. Switched on for the first time last week, it has an output of a quadrillion watts—in terms of zeros, that's 1,000,000,000,000,000. Wired has gotten its hands on some stunning pictures o

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Signs of Armageddon: We’re worrying about CO2 emissions of a Google search

Take some interesting science statistics. Mix in a well-known company such as Google. Stir well. And you have a bunch of malarkey about how searching the Web is killing the planet. I suppose there’s nothing else to worry about on the weekend (Techmeme). First up, the Times of London “reveals t

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ChompSMS Is a Handy Replacement for Android's SMS App

ChompSMS Is a Handy Replacement for Android's SMS App

Android only: The SMS messaging app included with standard Android phones is decent, but it could do so much more to make texting easy. ChompSMS does those things, including quick replies from home or lock screens, a clever widget, and more. From the get-go, ChompSMS is much more customizabl

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Top 9 Homemade Remedies for What Ails You

Top 9 Homemade Remedies for What Ails You

Feeling under the weather? Thinking—as you look around your office—that you might be soon? Hone your home remedy skill set with a look at 9 of our favorite DIY cures for illnesses and your body's annoyances. Photo by Robert Couse-Baker. 9. Honey for rough coughs When you've got a bad cough

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Your Palm Pre Can Now Run Basically Any Linux Application

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i OS is on perpetual lockdown. hacking’s boring, considering the platform’s Linux credentials. It’s webOS, ’s Linux-based OS, where some of the best gratuitous, for-the-hell-of-it hacking is taking place nowadays. Exhibit A: OpenOffice, running on a Pre. A Pre!

This hack is about 23 sweaty steps more obscure than your run-of-the-mill webOS Quickinstall homebrew app routine, but it’s not impossible. Here’s the routine, in abstract, by PreCentral user BoraWare:

- Install Debian Chroot Environment (wiki available at webos-internals)
- Install X Server package from the preware testing feed
- Install Window Manger (not required, but very difficult to use without one)
- Modify X Server startup scripts to load Window Manger
- Use Debian environment to install new apps (google will help you there)

Right, so you’ve got to root your phone, install the entire UI system that Linux typically runs on, and install a new Windows manager. As is, the hack isn’t something most people will be able to try, which is fine, because it doesn’t really do much—it’s a proof of concept.

But! But. Imagine if you could port any Linux application to the Pre. A music player, a video player (with a gajillion codecs, like VLC), or as seen above OpenOffice, albeit with a custom interface. Once the installation routine is simplified, this is all within the realm of possibility, which is a hell of a value-add for webOS users who’re worried the development is going to stall for their lovely—but possibly doomed—OS. [PreCentral via Mobiputing]

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