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Best Buy Will Pair Your Bluetooth Headset For $10

I’m vocal about how much I hate Best Buy usually. The company tends to price gouge and offer terrible customer service. And Geek Squad? Don’t even get me started. Soon, it is going to find itself doing a long-overdue restructuring that will help it retain customers instead of losing them. In the meantime, check this out: For $9.99, Best Buy ...

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Toss Your Salad While Fingering It

What? You think I have a dirty mind? Designer Merry Kawamura Ganjavian is way more of a perv than I ever will be. Aside from having a name that sounds like “Merry Ganja,” she’s created a unique set of utensils that can be worn on your fingers. Dubbed “Eat With Your Fingers,” you’ll soon find yourself fingering your yogurt, salads ...

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New Computer Chip Promises To Deliver High Speed Internet On Steroids

Physicists at the University of Sydney in Australia have created an optical chip that has the potential make the internet up to 100 times faster. These “chalcogenide glass photonic chips” can operate at data rates of almost 640 GB/s, meaning they’ll allow users to transmit the equivalent of seventeen whole DVD’s each second. Wow. Imagine what the bootleggers will be ...

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Arduino Lilypad: Oversized Robotic Arm Directs Plants To Window

Your house plants are withering. You have two options: put them out in the sun or build a gigantic robotic arm that takes up half of your living space. Lively plants at the cost of sleeping in the bathtub doesn’t sound too bad either. The Bartlett School of Architecture showcased their Experiments in Time exhibit, which included this steel monstrosity ...

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iPhone 3G Link Roundup

With the iPhone 3G finally hitting store shelves, we though it’d be nice to provide you with some good reads regarding its release. Engadget’s coverage of the launch Yahoo News: Eager buyers line up for iPhone 3G Crunch Gear’s coverage of the launch BBC: Apple’s 3G iPhone reaches stores Fortune: Apple 2.0 Live! T3: 3G iPhone mania arrives Slash Phone: ...

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First Ever Commodore 64 LAN Party

For a software platform that was discontinued 14 years ago, the Commodore 64’s legacy and fan base is still going strong. The Cincinnati Commodore Computer Club’s held its 2008 C=4 Expo at the Drawbridge Inn in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky from June 28-29. In celebration of the LAN party status at C=4, a new Commodore 64 game was unveiled, called NetRacer. ...

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DIY: HDD Grinder To Sand Down Dull Tools

Have a bunch of old hard drives collecting dust in your closet? Why not turn them into something practical? You could turn one into an orchestra of annoying buzzing sounds or perhaps a clock. Jipa of Metku Mods has turned his deadbeat HDD into a grinder for sanding or sharpening. All it took was a little re-arranging of disks and ...

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iPhone 2.0 Software Available

Looks like the Apple fanboy community couldn’t wait one more day for the release of the iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 software. Someone found the .ipsw file of the iPhone 2.0 firmware on Apple’s servers and posted the link on MacRumors. With iTunes 7.7 available (I just updated), you can now update your iPhone to the new software. Have an iPod Touch? ...

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Bluetooth Umbrella – Make Your Own In 10 Seconds

Found at Yanko Design, this Bluetooth Umbrella from Mikhail Stawsky is about as ridiculous as it gets. While you’re using your umbrella in a downpour, you can take a call with the built-in Bluetooth headset. This way you can talk into your umbrella handle during a downpour with wind blowing all around you. Makes a ton of sense. Tell you ...

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