Posts by: stevea

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Android…Controls Android?

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That’s not a typo, folks, that’s a strange little bit of news that’ll make your day just a little more surreal.  I try to do that sort of thing wherever possible. If you’ve got $3000, a lot of patience and anything with the Android operating system, then you too can...

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Will Punxsutawney Phil Be Next To Lose His Job To A Machine?

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Well, folks, it’s almost Groundhog Day again, and you know what that means.  No, the post office doesn’t get yet another screwball holiday off to screw up your Netflix queue–it means that once again, Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from his hole, look for his shadow, and give us yet another...

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Autonomous Saucier

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Sometimes I get to thinking that Hammacher Schlemmer is the Thanko of people with too much money.  Because they’ve brought out some really weird and overpriced stuff, and they’ll continue that awesome tradition with the Autonomous Saucier. Say that out loud a couple times, let it roll on your tongue....

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The Da Vinci Robot Si HD Is A Surgery Machine…Literally.

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In Calgary, robots do surgery. That’s the surprise of the day from the folks up in Canada as Rockyview General Hospital is the first hospital in Canada to lay hands on a da Vinci Robot Si HD. Small wonder they’re first, either–turns out these things cost a whopping $3.3 million. ...

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Cambridge Computer Laboratory Declares The ADE 651 A Fraud

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You guys remember a few months ago when we were talking about the ADE 651, supposed to be the world’s greatest bomb detector because it could literally sniff out explosives from up to half a mile out?  And how we said that we were pretty sure it was a gigantic...

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Final Fantasy 1 and 2 On iPhone Soon

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For those of you who count yourselves as classic gamers, or just plain enthusiasts of same, you will be unquestionably happy to hear that Final Fantasy–yes, the original!–will be coming to the iPhone. And on the off chance that that’s not enough for you, then surely you’ll be made to...

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Buckminster Fuller’s Revenge, Or, The Sleep Suit

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Buckminster Fuller once came up with a concept he called Dymaxion Sleeping, in which you take four thirty minute naps regularly spaced over the course of twenty four hours.  Yes, I know that only adds up to about two hours of sleep per day, and that should probably kill you...

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Kiva Systems Mobile Drive Units Take Jobs From Humans

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Anyone else remember those few episodes of South Park featuring the local boys who lost their jobs to one thing or another?  You know, where they end up getting together on camera shrieking incoherently about how something “Derk ahr jerrrrrbs!“? Well, look for that to happen at least somewhat in...

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YoGen Mini Charges Your Cell Phone With A Pull Start

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You’ve heard about the YoGen Max footpedal pump to power laptops right here…but what you may not already be familiar with is its newest model, the YoGen Mini. It looks like a strange cross between a yo-yo and a pullcord starter for your standard lawn mower, but the YoGen, which...

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Tune Belt Sport Armband Lets Your Gadgets Ride Your Arm

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If you’ve ever wanted to take your iPhone along with you in an environment where you need both hands free, like, say, running, then we’ve got something for you today. The folks out at Tune Belt bring you the Tune Belt Sport Armband, an armband designed to hold your iPhone...