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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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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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Lenovo U350 Is Pretty Thin, Pretty Light, and Pretty Cheap

Just last week was all “Hey! Thin, light and cheap laptops are the next big thing, TRUST US!” The Lenovo IdeaPad U350, a $650, 13.3-inch ultrathin notebook, is exactly what they were talking about.

Intel and Lenovo’s concept makes enough sense: take those ultrathing, ultra-expensive(…)

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Microsoft to Offer Free Vista to 7 Upgrade Starting in July?

According to Tech ARP, a site known for leaks, those buying Vista PCs between July 1st and January 31st from could score a free upgrade to Windows 7.

The offer, known as Microsoft’s Technical Guarantee Program, seems OEM-specific, meaning that it’s only valid

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Get the Windows 7 Look in Vista, None of Its Power

If you are in love with Windows 7 but stuck in Vista land, we pity you, fool! But we have some help: You can ease your pain with this unofficial theme for Vista.

You just need to head to devianART to grab

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OQO Model 2+ Is +10 Awesome: OLED Touchscreen, Global 3G and Speed UP

Not much left to divulge beyond what leaked already about the OQO Model 02+: It’s newly endowed with a stunning OLED touchscreen, global 3G and faster 1.86GHz Atom CPU. But! It’s only $1500. And pics!(…)

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