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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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Google Wants to Kill JPEGs With New WebP Format

Google Wants to Kill JPEGs With New WebP Format

These pictures look the same—but they’re not. Because the sign on the right, hypothetically, takes up nearly 40% less space. That’s the version in WebP, ’s plan to speed up the by slimming down its images.

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Canon Rebel T2i Review: This Should Be Your First DSLR

Canon Rebel T2i Review: This Should Be Your  First DSLR

Canon’s Rebel T2i is an incredible —everything a first DSLR should be. It takes fantastic (and, crucially, video) for the price, it’s easy to use, and perhaps most importantly, it’s a you can grow with.

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Quantum Dots Could Make Dark, Grainy Cellphone Party Pics Obsolete

Quantum Dots Could Make Dark, Grainy  Cellphone Party Pics Obsolete

I’ve all but accepted my iPhone will never take Matt Buchanan-esque in low light. Hell, even in good light the results are oftentimes dull and grainy. Luckily an enhancement, like all things from the fantastic future, is almost here.

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Casio’s EX-10HG Camera Is Bringing Its Geotagging To the Table In October

Announced at CES, the -enabled EX-10HG from Casio has been a bit of a mystery so far, but has just been given full launch details, with the price expected to be in the region of $400 when it hits in October.

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Dubai Like You Have Never Seen It Before

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It takes someone as amazingly talented and knowledgeable as Philip Bloom — the guy who shot Prague and the Skywalker Ranch—to make Dubai to look this amazing using a 7D, two 5D MkII, and one Panasonic GF1. [Philip Bloom]

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