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Computer Eyeglasses a Reality

Right out of Star Trek The Next Generation–The Game. Imagine this. Going away for a spell and coming back to find everyone addicted to video games. With the contraption’s popularity, the compulsion to play comes before relationships, causes fighting, and PEOPLE IGNORE EACH OTHER. Wow. How far fetched is THAT? This episode came out 20 years…

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Facebook Changed Your Email

Go ahead. Check it. Check your email listing on your Facebook page. See? Without asking for permission, Facebook has changed users’ listed email address to one ending in “@facebook.com.” The changed was discovered Saturday, and has resulted in either users having their @facebook.com address being listed or simply having all of their other addresses be…

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The Right Digital Camera for YOU

Confusion sets in…eyes glaze over, blank stare, mind empties. Must. Touch Them. Shiny. Pretty cameras. Take pictures, they do… Wake up, PunkMetalMamma! Get a clue! What do you REALLY want in a camera? Wendy Sheehan Donnell of PC Magazine just might have the answer for ALL of us. Do you want a small camera that…

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Firefox Junior for your iPad

Mozilla, at a recent presentation unveiled what it believes is the browser of the future, Firefox Junior, which it built for the iPad. Firefox Junior is a full screen browser with no toolbar, search bar or omnibox. Instead, the app navigates with two transparent buttons on either side of the screen, located near one’s thumbs that…

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Big Bucks for Old Computer

Hoarding could pay off big. Keep that in mind as you are tripping over piles of your parent’s treasures, or perhaps even your own. A hoarder finds value in just about EVERYTHING and cannot stand to see ANYTHING go in the trash. Maybe you or your hoarder have one of these lying around, buried under…

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Retina MacBook Versus Regular MacBook

Can the average human tell the difference between the Retina MacBook and the regular MacBook? The new MacBook Pro is here, and by far the most compelling feature is its pixel-rich retina display. The new MacBook packs more than 5 million pixels into a 15-inch, 2,880 x 1,800 screen. The folks at Mashable.com compared the two.  It…

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Comforting (Creepy) Death Robot

You lie in the hospital bed, your heartbeat weak, your breath faint. Old age has conquered you: You can feel throughout your body that you are going to die, and you resign yourself to the inevitable. You let your eyelids fall for a final time, preparing to pass on to the next life, when suddenly,…

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Bomb Sniffing Phones

It may not be a huge issue here in the USA, but land mines and IEDs remaining a serious global problem.  There have been many efforts  to develop new technology to detect these dangers, such as using terahertz waves and inkjet-printable sensors. But instead of relying on the development of new technology, some students at the Military University of…

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Google X Glasses

 “Something like this has never been created before,” says Steve Lee, one of Fast Company‘s 100 Most Creative People in Business and the product lead for Google’s Project Glass. The company is developing the futuristic eyeware at its secretive X lab. Much has been written about the project, but few details about the device itself have emerged outside concept designs…

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Creepy Molesting Robot

A new toy for the TSA? Oh what fun they could have with THIS one.  Meet Clothbot. Chinese roboticists have built a small, fabric-clutching robot that pulls itself up pants and shirts by creating wrinkles with its pair of gripper wheels, according to the IEEE Spectrum Automaton blog. Video of the little bot doing its thing indicates…

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