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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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Gyroscopes the Size of Sand Will Track You Anywhere (Even Underground)

Gyroscopes the Size of Sand Will Track You Anywhere (Even Underground)

The Israeli Department of Defense has cooked up the world’s smallest gyroscope—powered by lasers and as small as a single grain of sand. The new gyros are sensitive enough to track your position and movements anywhere—no required.

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Car Home Moves to the Android Market, Updates with Custom Shortcuts

Car Home Moves to the Android Market, Updates with Custom Shortcuts

Android: If you use ’s awesome turn-by-turn navigation, you probably use the Car Home app to easily operate it from a car mount. ’s updated the app and moved it to the Market, à la Gmail, adding a few cool features along the way. Now,(…)

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All the Windows Phone 7 Phones

All the Windows Phone 7 Phones

Eager for a piece of WP7? Here are the top phones you should consider, broken down by US carrier. You’re welcome.

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All the Windows Phone 7 Phones
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It trumps the WP7 handsets announced by LG and today, with an 8MP and Xenon flash, and also has Dolby Mobile(…)

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Nikon’s First Pro-Worthy Point-and-Shoot

Nikon's First Pro-Worthy Point-and-Shoot

Oh, I’ve been waiting for this little for a long time: A pro-worthy Nikon point-and-shoot. After the bizarre melange of features in Nikon’s last flagship uh, ethernet jack?—the P7000 is nakedly all about performance.(…)

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NASA Wants to Use a Web of GPS Sites to Predict Tsunamis

NASA Wants to Use a Web of GPS Sites to  Predict Tsunamis

NASA researchers have successfully completed the first demonstration of a prototype tsunami prediction system. Using global and regional real-time data from hundreds of sites, the system can quickly assess large earthquakes and accurately predict the size of resulting tsunamis.

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