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Google's New Indexing System Is Fully Caffeinated

Google's New Indexing System Is Fully Caffeinated

Google's latest web indexing system, the tool that pre-scans the entire web to have a ready answer to your search query, promises "50 percent fresher results for web searches." It's called Caffeine. And it comes with staggering Google search stats. The main difference with Caffeine is that, r

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Iomega eGo Hard Drives Are Pretty Enough, Cheap Enough

Iomega eGo Hard Drives Are Pretty Enough, Cheap Enough

I don't ask much of portable hard drives: they should be affordable, easy on the eyes, and better not require an external power source. So I kinda like Iomega's pretty, cheap(ish), USB-powered eGo drives. The price isn't super-low, but these drives, which start at $85 for the 250GB model and top ou

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FDA Approves Prostate Cancer Vaccine

FDA Approves Prostate Cancer Vaccine

Yesterday, the FDA approved a drug called Provenge. It trains the body's immune system to fight off advanced prostate cancer. It's also the first proof we have that immunotherapy works in the fight against the disease. Provenge from Dendreon isn't a preventative vaccine; it won't stave off il

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How many atoms to build a computer?

How many atoms to build a computer?

Because transistors will inevitably stop to shrink in size in the future, European researchers are studying atomic-scale computing. According to ICT Results, this would allow computer processes to be carried out in a single molecule. ‘In theory, atomic-scale computing could put computers more powe

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Yahoo! Messenger 9.0.0.1389 Beta

Yahoo! Messenger 9.0.0.1389 Beta

Yahoo! Messenger is a popular advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo!, that allows you to see when friends come online and to send them instant messages. It also can alert you to new e-mail in your Yahoo Mail or Yahoo Personals accounts, or when

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Yanko Design: Ten Classic Concept Watches On Yanko Design

Yanko Design: Ten Classic Concept Watches On Yanko Design

AWESOME Concept Timepieces, as classy and classic as YD! Here They are: 10) Elio - Linear Scale Watch by Pierre Haulot & William Boullier Elio Linea is a very contemporary design that uses linear scale (like a computer downloading gauge) to tell the time. 9) eCO2 Watch by James Kershaw &

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A Little Chip Company Called Intrinsity, and the iPad A4 Chip's Secret Recipe

A Little Chip Company Called Intrinsity, and the iPad A4 Chip's Secret Recipe

There's not much secret left in the sauce for the iPad's A4 chip—it's a faster, customized version of what's inside the iPhone 3GS. But the recipe probably comes from a tiny chip design firm Apple purchased, called Intrinsity. The informed speculation is that Intrinsity's custom 1GHz ARM c

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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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Qualcomm to Release Augmented Reality SDK

Qualcomm to Release Augmented Reality SDK

Qualcomm is gearing up for an augmented reality revolution with the introduction of their mobile augmented reality SDK, which will first be available for Android starting with a a beta this fall. Qualcomm eventually plans to get their SDK on additional platforms, citing the “quantum leap in

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Video Walkthrough of the Latest Android Cupcake Build Shows a Few New Features

An Android Developer is planning on compiling a fresh snapshot of "Cupcake," the Android open-source development branch, for a video walkthrough every Sunday. [HTML1] He just posted his first run-through, and new since we last checked in are desktop folders and a couple other tweaks. The home s

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Go Launcher Brings Gestures, Screens, and Shortcuts Galore to your Android Home Screen

Go Launcher Brings Gestures, Screens, and Shortcuts Galore to your Android Home Screen
: If you still can’t decide between ADWLauncher and LauncherPro for , you might want to check out Go, which brings the best features of each (like gestures, extra screens, and customizable docks) to your in one Launcher.

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HTC Shows Off Desire HD in Closer Detail

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If you don’t think you have seen enough of the Desire over the past week or so, maybe ’s own video detailing the in — what else — HD on their YouTube page. Take a look at the uni-body construction broken down(…)

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Crestron Core 3 OS Lets You Control Your Entire House from Android, iPhone and iPad

Crestron Core 3 OS Lets You Control Your Entire House from Android, iPhone and iPad

There’s lot going on in home automation giant Crestron’s new Core 3 OS, but up there is the fact that it runs on basically anything—from the iPhone and iPad to the Galaxy tablets sprinkled around their booth.

Crestron Core 3 OS Lets You Control Your Entire House from Android, iPhone and iPad

Core 3 supports HTML5, Flash, h.264 video, and(…)

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Sony Ericsson Begins Shipping the Xperia X8

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Sony Ericsson has finally gotten around to shipping yet another pedestrian offering, this time the Xperia X8. Much in the same vein as the X10 Mini, this handset features 1.6 and a custom SE interface. There is, naturally, a promised update to (…)

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This Is Sony’s $1399 Google TV-Powered Internet TV & Sony’s Google TV Blu-ray Player Is 400 Bucks

This Is Sony's 99 Google TV-Powered Internet TV

This Is Sony's 99 Google TV-Powered Internet TV

Sony's Google TV Blu-ray Player Is 400 Bucks

We’re live at ’s TV press conference, where we’re seeing the “world’s first HDTV powered by TV” (and its gnarly remote). Not bad at all, $1400 for the 46-inch model, available this weekend. Updated.

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