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The Birth of a Chip: A Tour Through a State-of-the-Art Clean Room

Applied Materials’ Maydan Technology Center in Santa Clara, California is a 39,000 square foot facility of cleanliness. The contents of these rooms hold our future. The birth of the modern computer begins here, where super machines built by Applied Materials constructs the most modern and powerful pieces of hardware using raw slices of silicon. Wired takes a tour of a ...

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Blackberry Tour Hits Verizon Next Month

Verizon users are grinning. There’s finally a new phone in the pipes that people will actually want to buy. It’s the Blackberry Tour and it costs as much as an iPhone 3GS and drops July 12th. What’s that magic $199 price tag net you? The Tour of course can do 3G but it also has a nice 3.2-megapixel camera with ...

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Groove On This, Hippie: Free Phish Downloads

Some of us at Gearfuse enjoy the jam band Phish. Others hate them, but no one can deny their almost cult-like status as musicians. Considering their reunion shows for 2009 sold out in minutes, Phish didn’t want to leave the rest of their fans hanging around with no jam to groove on. The band has announced plans to make digital ...

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Joel Johnson Visits Electro-Harmonix

Any guitarist with an array of pedals most likely has one from Electro-Harmonix. The Long Island City-based company (represent!) allowed Boing Boing’s Joel Johnson in for a video tour of the factory and the results are a spectacle to behold. Did you know that Electro-Harmonix is the largest manufacturer of vacuum tubes in the world? Neither did I. Check it ...

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Nike Truck Crushes Little Kids

Mountain Dew’s Action Sports Tour is headed our way and Nike really wants to make peoples’ jaws drop. For their campaign, they hired the ad/design firm Hub Strategy who worked on this armor-plated war truck, turning it into a mobile extreme sport HQ. But, what makes this monstrous truck so extreme? It’s not the skateboard ramp on the back or ...

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Nooka To Offer Glow-in-the-Dark Watch in August

If you have any taste in pop culture whatsoever, you surely heard about Kanye West’s amazing “Glow in the Dark” Tour. 15 of these badass, crazy-lookin’ watches were made especially for the tour and probably fell into the hands of N.E.R.D. and Rhianna. Luckily, Nooka realizes these will be a hot consumer item and is planning a limited edition August ...

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