Posts by: stevea

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Logitech Bows Squeezebox Touch and Radio

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If you, like me, have expressed some lament (usually involving kicking, screaming, and throwing things) at the general lack of quality and variety in radio broadcasting in your area, (who do I have to bribe to get some jazz around here?) then you may have already discovered an interest in...

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Corpse Powered Robots??

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When I hear the words “Pentagon” and “corpse eating robots” together in the same sentence, the first thing I do is check my medication. And then I realize I don’t TAKE medication, and further realize that I’m watching Fox News, so that explains everything. Anyway, as it turns out, they’re...

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Retro Tech Gets A New Job–As Even MORE Retro Tech

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You might remember the old vinyl records, if you’re a club DJ or know some elderly folks who never quite got the hang of cassette tapes, let alone CDs. A lot of people, of course, converted their vinyl collections to other media, either by re-recording them or just buying new,...

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Zap Alias: An Electric Car For Under Thirty Grand

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Now, one thing’s hugely clear.  If you’re looking to go electric for your ride, you’ve got one of basically two choices–shelling out ridiculous amounts of bank for a pure electric ride, or going with a golf cart.  It’s not easy to find an electric ride that just anyone can afford. ...

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Volksgarden Rotating Garden Lets You Grow Anything At Home

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If you’ve got an extra two grand lying around and desperately want a space to grow some hydroponic tomatoes and such, then boy, do I have the solution for you! It’s called the Volksgarden Rotating Garden, and it’s a gigantic wheel made out of food-grade plastic.  The studs you see...

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Wear a Computer Right Over Your Eye

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So…how does the thought of computerized contact lenses strike you? You’re a tougher soul than I am if that didn’t make you blink, but if engineer Babak Parviz has his way, we’ll all be wearing them soon enough, mostly because we’ll WANT to wear them. Parviz’s incredible contact lenses will...

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Toyota To Add Built-in Breathalyzers To Their Vehicles

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Toyota, it seems, really doesn’t like the thought of you getting plastered and then going out driving their cars.  Thus, they’ve decided to figure out a way to wire a breathalyzer to your ignition column and make the car impossible to start unless you blow a clean meter, or, show...