Motorized bicycle wheel for lazy environmentalists

Simply called “The Wheel” by RevoPower, the product manages to squeeze in a small 25 cc two stroke engine which is said to be able to accelerate a bike to 20 mph over flat ground, while offering 100 miles to the gallon. While not the optimal amount of emissions for a tree hugger, it sure as hell is healthier then ...

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Researchers work on developing a computer that runs on light

Researchers from the UK are working on creating a computer that runs off of light, rather than electricity. The research project at the University of Bath is focused around the creation of attosecond technology, which refers to continuous pulsing light that lasts for the extremely short period of time of a billion-billionth second. Researchers are determined to learn how to ...

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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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PSP Lite Confirmed?

Source’s say that Sony Computer Entertainment UK Managing Director, Ray Maguire, is quoted as saying that the next PSP will be more pocket friendly while still maintaining the same screen size. This quote all but confirms that Sony will release a PSP Lite version. With the pocket size of the Nintendo DS the more appealing of the two, Sony has ...

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MagnoGrip for the smart Do-It-Yourself’er

This is a glorious idea. One problem of working on DIY projects is that those damn nuts and bolts that you need to remove are always quietly rolling under the heaviest furniture they can find. A solution could be placing loose nuts (hehe) into a jar or dish, in order to keep them captive. Or you could do it the ...

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Laugh of the Day: Ring the doorbell, Asshole

OK, this image is strange and slightly on the immature side. But everyone needs to hear a good ass-related joke every once in a while. Make sure to note the whole image. Not only is that a doorbell lodged into a deer’s anus, but its a doorbell lodged into a deer’s anus for a proctologist (study of the asshole) office. ...

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Vinyl 45 iPod Case: Vintage meets vanity

Tired of your old beat up iPod case? The 45 iPod case is like nothing we have ever seen. Like the name might suggest, the product is an old 45 molded to perfectly house your iPod. Not personalized enough for you? Send in your own 45 and they’ll mold it for you. While we wouldn’t recommend sending in a rare ...

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Nokia sues shops, but not the N73 clone manufacturer

Pictured above is the infamous N73-clone, called Nokir E828, produced by a mainland Chinese company (NOKIR) next to the real Nokia N73 (on the right), it has been selling well enough to catch Nokia’s attention. However the company did not have enough evidence to go against the manufacturer and the copyright-protection laws are a bit tricky in mainland China, so ...

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Sony PSP’s lagging sales leads to ultimatum, changes on the rise

Sony is in quite a pickle. The sales of the PSP are lagging in a bad way with hardware shipments down 72%, and only 10,000 units in the U.S. With those facts in mind, it’s no surprise that retailers have begun to lost hope for Sony’s portable gaming console. Many have even offered Sony an ultimatum. Either lower the price ...

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Sharp develops 6x HD-DVD and Blu-Ray laser burner

Sharp Japan has announced its 6x blue-violet laser capable of burning double dual sided Blu-Ray and HD-DVD discs. The diodes which emit the laser are planned to begin mass production in May with an output of 210 mW, which puts this laser as the world’s most powerful. The device could be used in the ever expanding market for HD-DVD 1080 ...

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