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Cyber-shot TX1's Twilight Mode Not For Vampires, But Its Good Looks Will Still Make Teenage Girls Want One

Cyber-shot TX1's Twilight Mode Not For Vampires, But Its Good Looks Will Still Make Teenage Girls Want One

The new 10.2Mp DSC-TX1 squeezes advanced low-light shooting features and a gorgeous touchscreen (responsive to both stylus and finger gestures) into a body just 0.66 inches thick. The 10.2Mp TX1 doesn't have the Sony G Lens of the DSC-WX1, but does share its low-light optimized Exmor R CMOS Sen

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Google releases skipfish, an application security tool

As someone who manages web applications, skipfish is a really easy and quick way to run your website through a fairly comprehensive set of tests. Today, Google officially released the tool to the public in hopes to help make the web a safer place. On the flip side, a tool that does a good job

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Check Out the HP Firebird 803's Liquid-cooled Innards

Check Out the HP Firebird 803's Liquid-cooled Innards

News of HP's Firebird 803 may have leaked out over the holidays, but now that its been officially announced, we have a batch of photos, including the freakishly tidy insides, as well as pricing details. As you can see, HP put some work in getting the internal layout of the Firebird to be as si

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Mozilla Firefox 3.5.2 Update

Mozilla Firefox 3.5.2 Update

Changelog: Chrome privilege escalation due to incorrectly cached wrapper Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.1.2/1.9.0.13) Location bar and SSL indicator spoofing via window.open() on invalid URL Heap overflow in certificate regexp parsing Compromise of SSL-protected communica

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Hydromagnificence on Two Wheels

Hydromagnificence on Two Wheels

[HTML1] The video is Really Cool & Check out more slick pics below :) Welcome to one magnificent looking BMW concept bike. It’s white, it’s blue, it’s black, it’s beautiful, and it’s hydrogen powered. That’s for realzies. Executed by several students of the ISD of Valenciennes

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Windows Mobile 6.5 Hands On: The New Interface Rocks

Windows Mobile 6.5 Hands On: The New Interface Rocks

[HTML1] I like the new Windows Mobile 6.5 interface, specially the new home screen, which is brilliantly executed. Running on the new HTC Touch Diamond 2, everything looked smoother, cleaner, and matched the iPhone's lick factor. While everything seems to have been touched up, simplified, and

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New ultra-battery is the most powerful non-nuclear energy storage ever

New ultra-battery is the most powerful non-nuclear energy storage ever

What do you get when you combine some xenon, some fluoride, and pressures similar to those found at the center of the Earth? You get an ultra-battery, capable of storing more condensed energy than any other battery ever built. The material used to make the "battery" is xenon difluoride (XeF2)

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Magnets and Metal Nano-Particles Can Build You a New Liver

Magnets and Metal Nano-Particles Can Build You a New Liver

Between alcohol-fueled holidays and everyday health issues, some of us might eventually wind up needing new livers or some other organs. Turns out scientists could build us those new organs using metal nano-particles suspended in a magnetic field. The basic idea is that while researchers have

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HTC Touch Diamond: the Blurb, Specs and Official Pics [Htc]

HTC Touch Diamond: the Blurb, Specs and Official Pics [Htc]

We came, we saw, we blogged, or Venimus, Vidimus, Blogimus, as they used to say in Roman times. HTC's press release for the Touch Diamond is after the gallery.A NEW AGE FOR MOBILE PHONES BEGINS; HTC UNVEILS 'TOUCH DIAMOND'Debut brings breakthroughs in size, style connectivity and overall user experi

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Silicon Compound That’s Quicker To Melt Could Make For Cheaper Gadgets

Silicon Compound That's Quicker To Melt Could Make For Cheaper Gadgets

A team of MIT researchers has discovered a new compound that—get this—melts as it gets cooler, some 500 degrees Celsius lower than silicon’s natural melting point. The researchers think it could eventually yield less expensive electronics.

While most materials transform from a solid to a liquid as they heat up, in some special cases they melt as they cool down—a phenomenon observed in a new compound comprised of silicon, copper, nickel and iron. Whereas silicon naturally melts at 1414 degrees C, the compound melts as it cools below 900 degrees C. With the compound, the silicon’s impurities largely melt into liquid form, leaving a more pure silicon behind. PhysOrg explains:

The findings could be useful in lowering the cost of manufacturing some silicon-based devices, especially those in which tiny amounts of impurities can significantly reduce performance. In the material that Buonassisi and his researchers studied, impurities tend to migrate to the liquid portion, leaving regions of purer silicon behind. This could make it possible to produce some silicon-based devices, such as cells, using a less pure, and therefore less expensive, grade of silicon that would be purified during the manufacturing process.

Science at its coolest: standing scientific properties like “melting” on their head and making the stuff I buy cheaper all the while. [PhysOrg via Engadget]

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