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Michael Schumacher Tower to Take Over the World

Michael Schumacher Tower to Take Over the World

Another day, another spectacular tower in Dubai: The Michael Schumacher World Champion Tower, a curvy building "inspired by the geometrical order of a snowflake and the aerodynamics of a Formula 1", will not only appear in Dubai but in six other cities around the world. According to the archite

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iPhone's Accelerometer Translates Virtual Pour Into Real-World Beer

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtUyzQBNT3k[/youtube] The drinkin' tinkerers over at Instructables created the Serv O'Beer to interpret a "pouring" motion with an iPhone into a real, albeit foamy, beer. What an age we live in! Creator "Polymythic" used a Construx building set as his mechan

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Refreshed GPS-Centric HTC Touch Cruise Tracks Your Every Move

Refreshed GPS-Centric HTC Touch Cruise Tracks Your Every Move

HTC is updating the nav-focused Touch Cruise, which now features a new active-geotagging app called Footprints, which can easily stamp your location on notes, audio clips and photos. Aside from footprints, also new over the original cruise is a redesigned case, Touch Flo, and forthcoming U.S.

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Homemade Experiments with Aerogel, the World's Lightest Solid

Homemade Experiments with Aerogel, the World's Lightest Solid

Jason Wells got to toy around with a few blocks of Aerogel, the fantastically light (and fantastically expensive) material made famous by its use as insulation in NASA spacecraft like the Mars Rover. Using just everyday materials from his house, he managed to test the futuristic product's strength,

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WHOA! GrandCentral Becomes Google Voice

WHOA! GrandCentral Becomes Google Voice

Way back in September of 2008 we told you about GrandCentral, called it Google’s Forgotten Acquisition and talked about the huge implications it could have for Android. Now I’d like to add one more thing… told ya so. Google has just announced that GrandCentral is now Google Voice. I

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Astronauts Can’t Enjoy Beer, But There’s a Solution Coming

Astronauts Can’t Enjoy Beer, But There’s a Solution Coming

The fact is that astronauts' taste buds get numb in space, which is why some of them drown their food in hot sauce. Beer is no different. In fact, it's even worse. It tastes bland and, since there is no gravity, the carbonated gas can't escape the astronauts body. It is a sad thought, but the abse

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New Mediatek Chip Looks to Lower Cost of Android Handsets

New Mediatek Chip Looks to Lower Cost of Android Handsets

Taiwanese chip maker Mediatek recently finished development on a new 3G system-on-a-chip processor designed to do the heavy lifting on Android devices. While Mediatek has begun shipping sample CPUs out to manufacturers, full-scale production won’t begin until the end of the year. The new ch

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Dell's Next Android Phones: Flash, Thunder, and Smoke

Dell's Next Android Phones: Flash, Thunder, and Smoke

First Engadget showed us a Windows Phone 7 beauty, the Dell Lightning, and now they're showing off Dell's Android offerings: Flash, Thunder, and Smoke. They're all lookers in their own ways and full of appealing features. The Thunder has a 4.1-inch WVGA OLED screen to show off a "heavily' c

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Batteries That Last 10 Years Developed By Hitachi

Doubling the Li-Ion battery life from 5 years, Hitachi reckons its new technology which extends the life of batteries will also cost less too—thanks to reducing the amount of cobalt used. Hitachi hopes to get them onto the production line in the next year. [Akihabara News]

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Panasonic Lumix FP8, FZ35 and FZ28 Cram Lots of Zoom Into Little Cameras

Panasonic’s got a trio of new digital cameras—sadly, not a Lumix LX4—with the ZR1 (8x zoom in a tiny body), FZ35 (another 18x followup to the FZ28) and pictured, the FP8, a daintier take on the TS1 toughcam.

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Powershot SD780 Is the Puny Point-and-Shoot Canon Employees Wanna Take Home

Canon’s got a bajillion cameras laying around, but this little guy, the Power SD780, is the one that most of the reps said they want to stick in their pants and take home.

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Panasonic Lumix TS1 Would Be Iron Man’s Tough Camera

The antidote to Canon’s blimpy D10 is Pansonic’s comparatively skinny Lumix TS1.

This is what I picture when I think of a that doesn’t take any shit, like a Marine. (There’s an army green and charcoal, not just orange, speaking of.) It’s a

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

While all of ’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

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Canon SX1 20x Superzoom Has 10MP CMOS Sensor, Shoots 1080p Video

A superzoom that makes sense to me. The SX1 eschews a crazy count with its 10MP CMOS sensor that pulls double duty delivering 1080p HD video recording with a 20x-wide angle zoom lens.

I’m really happy they used a CMOS sensor with

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