Hack: Use CoinStar without that pesky 9% service fee

The idea of CoinStar was a good one. We put in our spare change and CoinStar gives us cash. But then we realized that CoinStar charges you a 9% (!) service charge for something that you can do at a bank for free. So you can imagine our relief when we came across this CoinStar hack. We don’t know if ...

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Robot arm controled by monkey…Monkey promptly announces presidential run

[ev type=”youtube” data=”TK1WBA9Xl3c”][/ev] This video is pretty incredible. These scientist have trained monkeys to control a robotic arm using only their brain, with the help of an implanted brain chip. The video discusses the relationship between monkey experimentation and the thought of one day using similar chips on paralyzed humans. Look at that poor monkey shoved into that plastic box ...

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Your SIXAXIS Analog Stick is showing… you better cover that up

We know from expereince with the PS2 that sustained use of the Playstation analog sticks causes them to get gnarled groves in them from all the vicious navigation. If you are sick and tired of having to play with those crude controller sticks, check out these sets of 10 PS3 analog stick covers. Not only do they look really cool, ...

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Waterproof Dolphin MP3 Player for sea dwelling humans

As we posted back in January, Century Corp Japan announced their Dolphin MP3 Player, a waterproof solution to portable media. The Dolphin looks like some sort of medical equipment you would find in a hospital and connects right onto a pair of goggles. The silicon covered 1GB flash drive comes with waterproof earphones, which we would think would also keep ...

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Cooler Master X Craft 250 series External Hard Drive Enclosure

Cooler Master is one of many thermal solution companies, but stand out for remaining successful because of their ultimate overall quality. The X Craft 250 Series of external hard drive enclosures is no different. Built with a tough aluminum surface, the X Craft 250 brings a superior cooling solution with its expertly meshed design to keep your HDD turning full ...

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iTeddy MP3 Player for the little gadgeteer

[ev type=”youtube” data=”-kwjYSn03-M”][/ev] While the iTeddy isn’t the first product attempt at luring children into the tech world, it’s most definitely the cuddliest. The products site exclaims to “‘bear’ with them” because the site is still under development, but if the iTeddy isn’t the cutest damn MP3 player ever made then I don’t know what is. Downloads for the iTeddy ...

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Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard to be released in March

The 6th major release of Apple’s Mac OS X is slated for release as early as late March, says sources. Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, which became available for testing last August, is marked as a major release featuring the added innovated feature of both 64-bit and non-emulated 32-bit drivers. 64-bit capability allows users to use higher then 4GB of ...

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ABC News Confirms: Sirius and XM merger is for real

ABC News has confirmed that satellite radio companies Sirius and XM are in fact close to a merger deal. With rumors floating around all day on a possible merger of the two super companies, ABC is the first major news media to confirm the rumors. Stay tuned for the latest Sirius/XM news. — Andrew Dobrow XM and Sirius near merger ...

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USB Photo Cube for squares

There must be a USB for just about everything nowadays, but we are still yet to get sick of the wacky USB creations companies keep releasing. Here is the USB Desktop Digital Photo Cube. A cube that connects through any USB port and stores up to 30 of your photos, serving as a little desktop nook. The picture is really ...

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