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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Google Updates 250,000 Miles of Roads in Biggest Street View Update Ever
5:35:47 AM
Google has rolled out its biggest Street View update so far, updating over 250,000 miles of roads around the world and doubling the number of its special collections. The update increases Street View coverage in the following countries: U.S.,...

This Flexible Cable Charges Your Phone in Midair
4:55:50 AM
Charging your phone is not an exciting task. A new device, however, makes it a little more interesting -- breaking the basic laws of gravity while charging your device in midair. The Bobine is a flexible, 24-inch cable that works both as a...

Google Revamps Homepage for Mobile Phones
3:15:46 AM
Google debuted a new look for its mobile homepage Wednesday, unveiling a hidden sidebar. Now, when users tap the three-line menu button in the upper-left corner, a sidebar with popular Google products emerges. In order of appearance, there's...

5 iPhone Cases For The Apocalypse
2:25:53 AM
Let's face it, if Mayan predictions are true we better start thinking about the end of the world. Which is to say we need to start thinking about protecting our tech and adapting it to the post-apocalyptic world we'll be living in. Sure, you...

70% of Tweets About BET's Hip Hop Awards Came From Mobile
12:45:55 AM
Some 70% of the BET Hip Hop Awards viewers, who used Twitter during the broadcast, preferred to tweet from their mobile devices rather than web browsers (30%). TV audiences' Twitter use on mobile for other 2012 awards shows pales in comparison,...

Twitter to Politicians: We Help You Get Money
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:35 PM
Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and other politicians across the country are constantly asking followers to pitch in money to their campaign -- but do those pitches actually work? According to Twitter, absolutely. The company commissioned a study from...

$13 Txtr Beagle Is World's Cheapest and Smallest E-Reader
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 9:35 PM
If you thought the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-reader was a great deal at $119, take a look at the Txtr Beagle Read|Only, undercutting it by more than a C-note -- it sells for a mere $13. As you might expect, for such a rock-bottom price you're...

College Football's Top 25, According to Facebook
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 8:35 PM
If the college football season ended today -- and if Facebook buzz, not wins and losses, was the measure of a team's worth -- Florida and Georgia would meet in the BCS National Championship Game. Alabama and Oregon, the nation's top two teams...

9 Celebrity Zombies Show Brain-Eating Side of Fame
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:25 PM
Celebrity-packed eateries like Nobu, The Ivy and wherever else famous folks stuff their bellies might want to add brain to the menu because a zombie invasion lurks in the shadows of the Hollywood sign. Brain kabobs, Lo Brain, brain on a stick --...

Want to Dispose of Apple's iPod Packaging? Just Add Water
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 6:46 PM
This is a first, at least from Apple. A portion of the new Fifth-Generation iPod Touch and Seventh Generation iPod Nano's packaging is biodegradable. Just add water and the EarPod holder dissolves. Apple's long been a leader in product package...

Tesla Model S Destroys BMW M5 in Drag Race
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 6:35 PM
Mitt Romney may have labled electric carmaker Tesla Motors a "loser" during the first U.S. presidential debate, but it certainly is a winner in this instance. Automobile Magazine put the speed of the Tesla Model S to the test, pitting it against...

This Refrigerator Only Opens if You Smile
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5:25 PM
If you're hungry, you better smile: Researchers at the University of Toyko have developed a smile-activated refrigerator, which requires users to flash a grin before entering. The system, which is called the "The Happiness Counter," aims to...

Screen Time Before Bed May Be Keeping You Awake [INFOGRAPHIC]
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:46 PM
Do you bring a laptop or tablet into bed with you? If so, you're not alone. We've told you about recent studies that show tablet and smartphone use before bed can keep you awake at night. Researchers at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer...

How Much Would a Real James Bond Cost Taxpayers? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:05 PM
Special agent James Bond relies on high-tech gadgets, as much as his vodka martinis, to save the world. But because he's a Secret Intelligence Service agent on behalf of the Queen of England's government, he would technically be funded by UK...

Typing 'Completely Wrong' in Google Images Yields Romney Photos
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 2:46 PM
Looking for Mitt Romney photos? You could just search the presidential candidate's name in Google Images, or now you could instead type "completely wrong" to see his face over and over again. The search engine's gallery for the phrase appears...

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