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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Google Fiber Gives High-Speed Boost to Midwest Startups [VIDEO]
12:05:46 AM
One year ago, Google ventured to the midwest with plans to put small startups and businesses on the map. Google enabled Kansas City, Mo. with their fiber-optic network and then waited -- and it seems Google's concept has paid off. Midwest...



The 12 Most Realistic Game Weapon Replicas
Friday, October 05, 2012 11:55 PM
We know you love video games. You wear your gamer geek cred on your sleeve, proudly preaching the gospel of interactive entertainment to all who will listen. How far will you go, though? Do you have what it takes to decorate your humble abode...



PandaBot Wants to Bring 3D Printing to the Masses [VIDEO]
Friday, October 05, 2012 11:35 PM
Did you ever think you could own a 3D printer? The team behind the Kickstarter project PandaBot wants to make that a reality. Two days in to its campaign PandaBot has raised more than $18,000 of its $50,000 fundraising goal. This isn't, however,...



U.S. Military Tackles High Rate of Suicides With an App
Friday, October 05, 2012 11:05 PM
More U.S. military service members have died from suicide than enemy fire, roadside bombs and injuries sustained during combat this year. As 2.4 million Americans who fought in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan prepare to return from combat, U.S....



StubHub Twitter Account Posts Vulgar Tweet, Then Deletes It
Friday, October 05, 2012 10:25 PM
StubHub's Twitter account posted a vulgar tweet late Friday, then quickly deleted it and apologized. The tweet, shown below, appears to have been posted by a StubHub employee. It refers to the company as a "stubsucking hell hole" after expressing...



'Gangnam Style' Proven to Pacify Toddlers
Friday, October 05, 2012 9:45 PM
Babies far and wide are getting down to the "Gangnam Style." In fact, YouTube's summer smash hit may be the newest generation's greatest pacifier. Thanks to a New York Daily News report, the world has now been tipped to the fact that Psy's...



Your Smartphone Is More Energy Efficient Than You Think
Friday, October 05, 2012 9:05 PM
You may not have to feel so guilty about juicing up your smartphone every few hours, according to a new study conducted by OPower. The study found that the electricity used to charge an iPhone 5 from 0% to full is almost inconsequential at .41...



World's First Firefighting Robot Costs Less Than a Fire Truck
Friday, October 05, 2012 8:25 PM
The Thermite, built by Howe & Howe Technologies, is the first firefighting robot that any ladder company can buy. It travels on treads, fits through most doors and can douse fires with 600 gallons of water per minute. But all this automated...



'Pony Tales' Kickstarter Movie Aims to Be Equine 'South Park'
Friday, October 05, 2012 7:35 PM
And you thought you knew all about ponies. A new collaborative film project on the funding platform Kickstarter will attempt to blow away the rainbows-and-glitter image of the 1980s My Little Pony cartoon with sordid stories of the four-legged...



The 10 Coolest Gadgets in 50 Years of James Bond
Friday, October 05, 2012 7:05 PM
James Bond is the greatest action hero of the 20th century. Whether you're a classic Connery fan, a child of the 90s and Brosnan devotee or a recent convert to the grim and gritty Craig, the character has defined cool for half a century. But the...



iPod Classic Running in a Browser Is a Tribute to Steve Jobs
Friday, October 05, 2012 6:45 PM
Here's a fitting tribute to Steve Jobs on the one-year anniversary of his death: a working iPod Classic that runs in your browser. It's a work in progress by Inventika Solutions developer Pritesh Desai, who lovingly crafted this superb browser...



Jay-Z Concert Will Stream Live on New YouTube Channel
Friday, October 05, 2012 6:15 PM
Jay-Z may have 99 problems, but streaming his concerts through YouTube sure ain't one. The rapper will live-stream the finale of his eight-performance concert series at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. ET, from his...



Apple Maps Fixes the Statue of Liberty
Friday, October 05, 2012 5:45 PM
Apple's promised updates to Maps in iOS 6 are starting to roll out, starting with the Statue of Liberty. Until Friday afternoon, the Lady Liberty was a pixelated mess in Apple's new homegrown mapping app. Thanks to a server update, the statue --...



'Angry Birds' Teases 'Star Wars' Mash-Up on Tumblr
Friday, October 05, 2012 5:35 PM
The Angry Birds are headed to a galaxy far, far away, according to a teasing Tumblr posted on Friday. The Angry Birds Tumblr posted an image above, of a hooded, round figure holding a lightsaber. It was confirmed later Friday by Fast Company that...



Bananas and Boxes Are Like Facebook Too, Says the Internet
Friday, October 05, 2012 5:05 PM
Facebook boasts its similarities to chairs and other inanimate objects -- doorbells, airplanes, bridges, dance floors, basketball -- in their new ad campaign. The social network's first commercial has inspired a new Tumblr, Are Like Facebook,...



 
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