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Black Friday Apple Discounts

Black Friday is only two days away and unless you started camping last night, don’t expect to scoop up any of those doorbuster items. Luckily, every hipster’s favorite computer company will be offering rare discounts on hardware and the like. Apple will offer deep discounts ranging from $100 to $250 on Macbooks, Macbook Pros, iMacs and other computers. The more ...

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Wilting Flower Monitors Energy Consumption

Here’s a device that’s shaped like a flower that you connect to your house via a wireless transmitter. It monitors the electricity consumed in your house in real time. Using too much energy will result in this flower’s demise, wilting at the first signs of wasted energy. Designed by Carl Smith, the Wilting Flower will reward those who remain conscious ...

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Water-powered Snakebot Firefighter Looks Like My Junk

We don’t get the chance to see many snakebots. There’s the Japanese M-Tran, a shape shifting robot, but that hardly counts as a snakebot. Anna Konda, however, is very much a snakebot. Despite looking and acting very similarly to a penis, Anna is really a firefighter. Anna has 20 joints, each with 33 degrees of freedom, giving it an extensive ...

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Saving The Environment, One Workout At A Time

David Butcher is one cool dude. Every day, he exercises for 45-minutes on a pedal-powered generator that powers his laptop computer, a Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner and compact fluorescents. However, he’s not the only one making use of this eco-friendly approach to powering electronic equipment. A new gym in Portland, Oregon utilizes a similar approach to building up energy. Personal ...

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Water Rescue Craft For The Stranded

Being stranded on an island of ice off the coast of Alaska is a total buzz kill. Luckily, Vince had the iceRESC water rescue craft to save us. Otherwise, I’d most likely be drinking my own urine for nourishment. With caterpillar tracks for easy travel in water as well as over ice, this rescue craft is far from diverse without ...

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Fujitsu’s New “Zero-Watt” Monitor Uses No Power On Standby

Out to save the world, are ya? No, no, don’t start shoveling your propaganda down our throats. We get it. You have your hybrids and we have our Hummers. But here’s a product we both can agree on: Fujitsu’s “Zero-Watt” Monitor. It claims to use absolutely no power when the display is in stand-by mode, which means two things: lower ...

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