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Creme That Egg: Rube Goldberg Machine Destroys Easter In 8,000 Easy Steps

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrCb_fNmSTA[/youtube] I have to admit, this Rube Goldberg machine is pretty friggn' ingenious—even if it does result in a the gruesome death of a delicious Cadbury Egg. [Telegraph via Jezebel]

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A First Look at USB 3.0

A First Look at USB 3.0

Now that Intel's brought together the world in a harmonious USB 3.0 standard, here's a first look at the new connectors brought to us by MaximumPC. Ten times faster than the old USB spec, USB 3.0 can transfer a 27GB file in just 70 seconds. Plus, with more "lanes" of data within the connector, new U

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Samsung's New Ultra Slim 30-Nanometer Flash Memory Chips Will Cause Gadget Shrinkage

Samsung's New Ultra Slim 30-Nanometer Flash Memory Chips Will Cause Gadget Shrinkage

With stacks of eight being only 0.6mm thick, Samsung's new 30-nanometer NAND chips are practically anorexic, but for once that's a good thing. Thinner chips like these could bring smaller gadgets and hopefully also lead to lower SSD prices. According to Samsung, their new chips are actually the sl

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Canon D10 Water, Shock and Freeze Proof Camera Is Lovechild of Submarine and Bondi Blue iMac

Canon D10 Water, Shock and Freeze Proof Camera Is Lovechild of Submarine and Bondi Blue iMac

While all of Canon's new point-and-shoots look yummy, the shockproof D10 is my absolute favorite: It looks like the streamlined retro-future lovechild of a submarine and an original Bondi blue iMac. Besides being shock, water (up to 33 feet) and freeze-proof (down to 14 degrees F), it's got a

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WiLink Crams Wi-Fi, GPS, FM Transmission and Bluetooth Into a Single Chip

WiLink Crams Wi-Fi, GPS, FM Transmission and Bluetooth Into a Single Chip

Texas Instruments says that their WiLink 7.0 is the first chip with four wireless radios in one: FM transmission and reception, GPS, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. What does this mean for you, gadget lovers? In theory, a wholalot goodness. Texas Instruments claims that mobile gadgets using this

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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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Obama's Plan to Digitize Medical Records Draws Criticism from Doctors

Obama's Plan to Digitize Medical Records Draws Criticism from Doctors

Digitization of medical records is one of Obama's most prominent talking points: he claims modernizing records will save lives and billions of dollars at the same time. But some doctors aren't taken with the idea. In a New York Times op-ed piece, Dr. Anne Armstrong-Coben expresses concern that

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Scientists Successfully Embed Silicon Chips Inside Human Cells

Scientists Successfully Embed Silicon Chips Inside Human Cells

Scientists have already created mini-cyborgs out of living cells and semiconductor materials, but now biological cells can also contain tiny silicon chips, which could become sensors that monitor microscopic activities, deliver drugs to target cells or even repair cell structures. According to

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Toshiba Qosmio X500 Has Ferrari Looks, Core i7 Speed


This big 18.4-incher with has plenty for gamers to drool over. A Core i7 mobile processor and 1GB GeForce GTS 250M graphics should crunch out respectable framerates, and the Blu-ray drive and Harmon/Kardon speakers are nice, too.(…)

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Dell Brings Intel Core i7 Power to Studio and Alienware Laptops and Desktops


’s Core i7 processor kicks ass, as we already know. Dell (and its adopted sub-brand, Alienware) is busting out a new line of laptops and desktops to take advantage of the power and capabilities of the i7.

These aren’t major revisions to the Studio 15, Studio(…)

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Dell Studio XPS 8000, 9000 Desktops Look Good, Use Latest Intel Chips


The sleek multimedia PCs can be configured with ’s new “Lynnfield” Core i5 and Core i7 processors. The 9000 takes-over from the Studio XPS 435 with new “performance graphics options”, while the 8000 has a smaller, but similarly-styled case design.

The Studio XPS 8000 starts at $800, and that includes(…)

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Asus Designo MS Series LCD Leans on a Donut


Be honest. You’re a bit surprised to see such a nice-looking monitor branded with “.”

The new Asus Designo MS Series 20-inch to 23.6-inch LCDs are, at least from these renders, a pretty sharp line of monitors. Donning the theme of binary, you’ll notice contrasting elements like(…)

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Samsung N510 Ion Netbook Arriving Next Month for $599


’s Ion platform is pretty snazzy, welding an and a 9400M graphics chip (the same found in Macbooks, fanboys) to handle high def content with ease. ’s N510 is an 11.6-inch built on this platform, arriving next month.

According to Lilliputing, the 1366 x(…)

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