Machines proved superior to man

Well, at chess, anyway. Vladimir Kramnik lost 2-4 to the multi-processor version of Chessbase’s commercial software Deep Fritz at a tournament held in Bonn, Germany. Kramnik was able to hold an earlier version of the software to a draw in 2002, but this latest defeat may preclude a rematch. Monty Newborn, a professor of computer science at McGill University, told ...

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Giant Water Clock Proves Time Equal to Money

Water clocks are one of the most ancient time-keeping methods, being employed by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Babylonians, particularly in astronomical and astrological predictions.  The Liquid-Time Sculpture, created by Bernard Gitton, has a more aesthetic function, indicating the time via a complex system of pipes and siphons. A series of spheres down the left side of the sculpture indicate ...

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iPod DJ Mixing Studio For Under $40

The question that springs to mine is “How’d they do it?”. The answer is still unclear, but then again, who the hell cares?! It’s a friggen iPod DJ Mixing Studio for under 40 friggen dollars! The device connects an any iPod or music device with an audio output and lets you create your own digital mixing effects for a minimal ...

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Powerstick USB gadget charger

We’ve all seen the USB flash drives with the little display on front to let you know how full your drive is with your precious data, and The ECOSOL Powerstick might look identical to one of those. If you look closely, it has a little icon of a gasoline tank, what’s that about? The Powerstick serves as a charger for ...

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Slippers that let you see in the dark

We’ve all been there. Walking to the bathroom in the pitch black, fumbling for the wall to prevent a spill. Why walk around aimlessly in the dark at 3 in the morning, while the cockroaches and mice laugh at you? Spare yourself the humiliation and grab a pair of these lighted slippers. A light sensor signals the LED lights to ...

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Intempo IDS-01b iPod Dock Tastes The Rainbow

  If you happen to be one of those people who needs to have everything in life organized and color coordinated (ya momma’s boy), the new Intempo IDS-01b iPod Dock and Speaker system might just tickle your pickle. Not only do the unit’s have exact matching colors for the nanos, but they offer a helpful serving of a set of ...

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New Wifi Router Covers Your Whole Neighborhood

Well, almost. The new AS-8800 wireless router from AlphaShield provides 108Mbps speeds over a range of 1,200 feet indoors and 3,900 feet outdoors. In addition to its tremendous range, the AS-8800 comes equipped with 5 GigabEthernet ports, a Stateful Packet Inspection firewall, USB print server, VPN support, and a dedicated CPU for optimal P2P performance. It’s also capable of prioritizing ...

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Hand-held Guide Dog Gets You Where You’re Going

No, it’s not a Chihuahua. This Guide Dog is actually a hand-held GPS navigation system. It has a super bright 4″ TFT LCD touchscreen display, built-in antenna, and can even play games. More importantly, it’s extremely portable, as it’s the thinnest GPS device on the planet. It also comes with support for SD, MMC, MMCplus, and Personal Storage Disc formats ...

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I dare you, use the Extendable Hand Held Tripod

Don’t ever get caught using this device unless you are in a situation where the ‘stick-your-arm-out-and-curl-hand’ method can’t possibly work. If anyone ever sees you, just be ready to be the butt of everyone’s joke. You look like a complete geek (not the fun geek, the weird geek) and the pictures can’t be improved that much. The Extendable Hand Held ...

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Brunton SolarPort charges while camping

So you’re camping with your family somewhere when your cell phone battery dies, as do your camera and iPod. While your battery is the most important of these three, no one wants to live without their iPod! SolarPort fixes your little dilemma. The Brunton SolarPort 4.4 uses solar panels and USB to power up your gadgets once again. Just leave ...

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