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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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China Withholds Valuable Materials Needed for Electric Cars From Japan

China Withholds Valuable Materials Needed for Electric Cars From Japan

Unless China and Japan can sort out their shit and the exportation of rare earth elements can proceed into Japan, the future of electric could be thrown into jeopardy. Production of like the Prius could slow down dangerously.

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The Electric Car That Doesn’t Need to Be Charged

The Electric Car That Doesn't Need to Be Charged

This car—built by students at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences—doesn’t need charging. It is powered by sucked straight from the road, using electric induction. Like the Powermat gadget chargers, but in motion.

The E-Quickie is like a full-scale slot racer but without rails. It(…)

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Electric Bike Run on Water and Magic Powder

Electric Bike Run on Water and Magic Powder

The Signa bike runs on fuel cells. But instead of having to carry hydrogen next to your butt, it uses a new clever safe method: It runs on cells full of a sand-like powder. You just have to add water.

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Say Hello to The World’s Most Advanced Electric Motorcycle

Say Hello to The World's Most Advanced  Electric Motorcycle

The technology behind the MotoCzysz E1pc isn’t just the future for motorcycles, it’s the future of electric vehicles. When you have 10x the of a Prius and 2.5x the torque of a Ducati it’s easy to see why.

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GenShocks Shock Absorbers Harness Pothole Energy For Better Fuel Consumption

GenShocks Shock Absorbers Harness Pothole  Energy For Better Fuel Consumption

Potholes, while ruining tires and causing intense levels of irritation, could be put to good use soon, if Levant Corporation’s plans to develop a shock absorber that harnesses the made from potholes’ jolts actually go ahead.

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