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The cute electronic slave for couchpotatoes

Okay this is nothing new really, we all have remote controllers at home, some of us are lucky enough to have a home network hooked up to all appliances so that you can control the microwave in your kitchen all the way from your neighbor’s house. Fuji Housing is showcasing this new household robot at their showrooms in Osaka. The ...

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Download: Zync plug-in, makes YouTube even more social

NousTube is a cool little plug-in for Yahoo! Messenger that allows you to watch YouTube movies with your friends as you converse through IM simultaneously. This is a nice alternative to sending your friend the URL and waiting for them to watch the movie. This is how YouTube SHOULD be as a social networking tool. You can even pause and ...

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Emergency button closes porn sites when mom comes in

The Japanese are ingenious, they’re bringing the simple technology from banks directly to your room. I’m sure you’ve seen under-table emergency buttons in banks, some are pressed with the fingers, and some with the foot. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to turn off all your embarrassing and personal pursuit on screen as soon as somebody pops up behind ...

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Google working on protecting your searches

Google is planning to integrate new privacy measures to protect information of their user’s search queries from linking to the person who made them. After the huge AOL search disaster, when millions of search queries were leaked, Google realizes that security measures have to be in place to allow users to search anonymously. Google believes they can vastly improve user ...

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Matsushita showcases data transfer via visible light

When the term “data beaming” was coined, people can’t help but to think that there’s an actual beam between 2 devices that travels and carries the data across. In actual fact this does not happen unless you wear infrared-enabled night spectacles. This morning National (Matsushita) demonstrated the new Visible Light Communications technology (VLC) at the International Lighting Fair. As the ...

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Mario Gone Bad! Perry Bible Fellowship does Mario Too

Internet cult cartoonists, the Perry Bible Fellowship, released its newest strip featuring Mario and Luigi from Super Mario Bros. fame. Check out the larger version for a more intricate look at the crime scene. And of course, of Luigi’s sorrow. — Andrew Dobrow PBF Comics [via Kotaku]

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The Great Firewall of China: Why don’t they love us?

Why don’t they love Gearfuse? *tear* Want to see if you’re blocked in China too? Check it out at greatfirewallofchina.org. The server check will tell you if any site is blocked or not. What did we ever do to be blocked? I guess just being an english written blog was enough. — Andrew Dobrow Check your URL [Great Firewall of ...

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Create your own Apple Rumor!

In lieu of the recent plethora of Apple and Mac related rumors, here’s a cool little web rumor mill. We spotted this really funny rumor generator while sifting through the Internet plankton. The Apple Rumor Generator takes a series of Apple derived words, and generates a rumor for the occasion. Here are some of the rumors we’ve created: A confirmed ...

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