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Pentagon: 30,000 Pound Bomb Too Small

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smitty777 writes "According to the Pentagon, the 30,000-pound, precision-guided Massive Ordnance Penetrator GBU-57 bomb is just too small. Concerns around Iran's fortification of their nuclear program facilities has the DoD seeking from Congress something not quite as subdued as the GBU-57, the largest non-nuke bomb operated by the USAF....
Pentagon: 30,000 Pound Bomb Too Small

RIM accidentally leaks BlackBerry Bold 9730, leaves a lot to the imagination

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You might remember that BlackBerry Curve 9320 as one of RIM's worst kept secrets of all time, and now it appears we could be heading in the same shaky direction with the Canadian company's unannounced Bold 9730. According to N4BB, the Waterloo-based outfit briefly listed the device on its...
RIM accidentally leaks BlackBerry Bold 9730, leaves a lot to the imagination
Nikon D4 hardware shot at 1000fps in stunning amateur footage

Get rolling on a glow-in-the-dark skateboard park

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Koo Jeong-A's phosphorescent concrete would also make a beautiful swimming pool. [Read more]...
Get rolling on a glow-in-the-dark skateboard park

Look out below: G-Form drop test highlights device protection (Video)

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LAS VEGAS--G-Form very much wants to alert you of the damage that can be done to your gear if you store it in bags or cases that don't provide the proper amount of protection. And it's willing to use a bowling ball to smash some M&Ms to make its...
Look out below: G-Form drop test highlights device protection (Video)

Nintendo Wii U North American sales top 400K in first week

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Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says Wii U sales crested 400K units in its first week, according to internal sales data. That's just part of a 1.2 million hardware sales week that Nintendo's enjoyed across the past seven days -- which include the crucial Black Friday -- where...
Nintendo Wii U North American sales top 400K in first week

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G: A Solid Phone For Android Lovers On A Budget [REVIEW] (DT)

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If you've been in the market for Android phones, you'll often find that most recent choices aren't particularly pocket-size friendly. I was in this situation myself, dreading how the Samsung Galaxy S II wouldn't fit into my pants pocket without slowly slipping out and smashing against the New York...
Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G: A Solid Phone For Android Lovers On A Budget [REVIEW] (DT)

Apple's "iRadio" reportedly close to launch, yet labels still have to sign

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The "iRadio" rumor is back, and there are new details on how Apple hopes to generate more revenue for music studios than competing services. According to sources who spoke to CNET, Apple's rumored streaming service would offer users a quick way to buy songs through iTunes, "potentially boosting download...
Apple's "iRadio" reportedly close to launch, yet labels still have to sign
Photos: Check out Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's V-2 rocket arriving at Paine Field

Don’t Wait for a Breakthrough Moment: Create One!

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Potential and PossibilitiesWe’ve all had breakthrough moments in our lives. Moments when a switch flicked, a light went on and a door to a new world of potential and possibilities opened up for us. For most of us, the door was always there to be opened but, for a range...
Don’t Wait for a Breakthrough Moment: Create One!

Angry Birds Space: Mysterious launch event set for Seattle’s Space Needle on Thursday

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Maybe they’re going to be slingshotting some birds from the observation deck? Tomorrow is the official launch of the highly anticipated “Angry Birds Space,” the next installment in the blockbuster action-puzzle game from Rovio. And it looks like Seattle’s Space Needle is going to be playing a central role....
Angry Birds Space: Mysterious launch event set for Seattle’s Space Needle on Thursday

Twitter snatches up Posterous, microblogging field about to get a little bit smaller

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The Y Combinator-funded Posterous had its time in the sun and now it's being absorbed by the biggest player in the microblogging market. The simple sharing service struck a chord with many of Silicon Valley's elite, but it never managed to make a major dent in a field already...
Twitter snatches up Posterous, microblogging field about to get a little bit smaller

Apple Embraces Its Green Side With An Eco-Friendlier Campus In Austin

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You can go check out the new campus when it is finished... in 2021. More details are emerging from this amazingly-named local condo blog--take a bow, Austin Towers!-- about Apple's soon-to-be-built campus in Austin, Texas, with an estimated cost of around $304 million. Of the plot, around one million...
Apple Embraces Its Green Side With An Eco-Friendlier Campus In Austin
Astronauts in deep space may face accelerated Alzheimer's disease

Cubify's 3D printer up for pre-order, wants to make you make trinkets

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3D systems trumpeted its forthcoming Cube printer back at CES, and it looks like its easy-on-the-eye curves are nearly ready for your earnest crafting. The good part is a lack of them. If you've assembled a more typical printer in the last ten years, you should be able to...
Cubify's 3D printer up for pre-order, wants to make you make trinkets

Concrete is a Pourin http://flic.kr/p/84TSq2

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HP hints at webOS tablets

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During the conference call discussing the HP purchase of Palm, HP VP of Strategy and Corporate Development Brian Humphries dropped what we can only read as a hint at something we think webOS would be awesome at: tablets. Above is Slide #5 from the conference call, on which you can...
HP hints at webOS tablets
British company uses 3D printing to make stone buildings out of sand

Sony's upcoming ST26i smartphone could hit the market under Xperia J name

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As is often the case, once you make your first unannounced, unexpected appearance, more are likely soon to follow -- and that's what's happening with Sony's forthcoming slab, the codenamed ST26i. Unlike last time we saw it in most of its glory, though, now it's only showing up in...
Sony's upcoming ST26i smartphone could hit the market under Xperia J name

Facebook IPO Could Be Delayed

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Facebook might delay its IPO until June, CNBC's Kate Kelly just reported. The reason, she says: Mark Zuckerberg hasn't participated enough in the process. CNBC: "Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been more focused on running the business and making acquisitions than on preparing for the share sale, according...
Facebook IPO Could Be Delayed

KFC has a digital 770-lb safe, shrouded in 2 feet of concrete and motion detectors to guard the original recipe http://j.mp/bn9DSg

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KFC has a digital 770-lb safe, shrouded in 2 feet of concrete and motion detectors to guard the original recipe http://j.mp/bn9DSg

Could Google Glass Be The Future Of Google TV's Second-Screen Experience?

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Forget Android smartphones and tablets: Perhaps one day we'll be controlling our TV's with Google's futuristic eyewear. "There's been a lot of talk about the second-screen experience," says Google product VP Mario Queiroz, referring to the devices viewers turn to while watching TV. "We haven't implemented a second-screen experience...
Could Google Glass Be The Future Of Google TV's Second-Screen Experience?

Many Lord of the Rings Minifigs Revealed

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One of the more exciting stories to come out of 2011 was the announcement of the pairing of Lego and The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Since then, we’ve seen blurry photographs of packaging, illustrations of minifigs on posters but nothing in concrete … until now. Tonight,...
Many Lord of the Rings Minifigs Revealed

Caterpillar Aims to Make Splash With Rugged, Waterproof Android Phone

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Caterpillar is best known for making heavy equipment, but the machinery brand thinks it can add something to the phone business. Cat has partnered with Bullitt Mobile, a British electronics firm that builds products using well-known brands to develop a rugged, waterproof Android phone. The easiest way to make phones...
Caterpillar Aims to Make Splash With Rugged, Waterproof Android Phone

Apple's Tim Cook drops hints about wearables, more collaboration

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Is Apple making a wristwatch? What new products are in the pipeline? Apple chief executive Tim Cook, in answering those and other questions, executed a characteristically careful dance. But he dropped small hints about what the company may have on tap for the future, while declining to confirm anything concrete....
Apple's Tim Cook drops hints about wearables, more collaboration
T-Mobile Galaxy S II receives small software update to prepare for ISIS launch

Revamped Nielsen ratings may include Xbox video viewing

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Big changes could be coming soon to Nielsen’s TV rating system to include video viewing statistics from devices like the Xbox, PlayStation and iPad. According to sources who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, a committee of TV network and advertising reps have plans to change the rating system to...
Revamped Nielsen ratings may include Xbox video viewing
Digitimes’ latest rumor: new iPhone coming September, 7-inch iPad in August, and new 10-inch iPad in Q4

Editor's Letter: Expand gets expanded

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In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. Another week gone by and another week closer to the unveiling of the next Android superphone: the Samsung Galaxy S IV. We're days away from the event where it will debut to the...
Editor's Letter: Expand gets expanded
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