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Terrafugia Transition aircraft first hands-on (video)

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People used to say that cars in the '50s and '60s had fins, giant wing-like protuberances that designers grafted on to capitalize on the fledgling concepts of aerodynamics. Your fist impression of the Terrafugia Transition is much the same as standing next to a 1959 Coupe de Ville --...
Terrafugia Transition aircraft first hands-on (video)

Better late than never? RIM lands on Nokia’s turf as BlackBerry hits Finland

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Canadian phone and tablet manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) has – finally, one might add – started selling BlackBerry smartphones in Finland, which is obviously the birthplace of one of its fiercest rivals, Nokia. Finnish media are reporting that RIM, which has had trouble regaining relevance in a world quickly...
Better late than never? RIM lands on Nokia’s turf as BlackBerry hits Finland

Angry Birds billionaires in the making? Rovio ownership structure laid bare

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Angry Birds is most certainly a fun game, but it’s also turning into a huge franchise that is apparently poised to make some Friendly Fins a sizeable chunk of cash. Finnish financial magazine Arvopaperi this morning revealed parent company Rovio’s ownership structure, based on public information from the country’s governmental...
Angry Birds billionaires in the making? Rovio ownership structure laid bare
This Fanless Heatsink Is The Next Generation In CPU Cooling
Ivy Bridge desktop CPUs on sale online, discounts already available

Images: Amazon's colorful new towers will put a stamp on Seattle's skyline

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Architects for Amazon.com have submitted updated drawings for the company’s proposed campus on the edge of downtown Seattle — showing for the first time how the company wants to use colorful exteriors to make its new towers stand out against the city’s skyline and, let’s face it, frequently gray skies....
Images: Amazon's colorful new towers will put a stamp on Seattle's skyline

Marissa Mayer Says She Doesn't Believe In Burnout

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Google VP Marissa Mayer told a crowd in New York City last night that she doesn't believe in burnout. Even though as Google's 20th employee she was regularly pulling all-nighters and working 130-hour workweeks, she says she never got tired of it, reports Joseph Walker at WSJ's FINS. "People...
Marissa Mayer Says She Doesn't Believe In Burnout

Home LEDs starting to look more normal

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Good bye to Philips yellow, groove-laden LED bulb. Lighting giant Philips says it’ll start selling a newly designed LED bulb in the new year that actually looks like a normal light bulb. Philips’ current LED bulb that can replace a standard 60 watt incandescent bulb is bright yellow and has...
Home LEDs starting to look more normal

Philips revamps mainstay LED bulb: A19 LED is prettier and more efficient

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Lighting manufacturer Philips has just announced a refresh of its popular 12.5W LED bulb. The 60W-equivalent lamp is one of the most popular A19 LED offerings on the market and, at prices ranging from $20-25, has become a benchmark for consumer-focused LED lighting. Now, the EnduraLED/AmbientLED (same product, different branding)...
Philips revamps mainstay LED bulb: A19 LED is prettier and more efficient

Intel's Ivy Bridge processors launch today, but dual-core and low-voltage MIA until spring

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Intel launched its highly-anticipated 22-nanometer Ivy Bridge processors today. However, while the initial launch of quad-core processors in the Core i5 and Core i7 families for desktop and full-sized laptops will start immediately, dual-core chips and low-power chips for thin, ultrabook-style computers won't be available until spring, the company...
Intel's Ivy Bridge processors launch today, but dual-core and low-voltage MIA until spring

In-Win flaunts boy-racer cases that let your components breathe fresh air

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Worried that your PC case can't stand up to a natural disaster, or doesn't resemble a radiator enough? In-Win's read your mind with a couple of open-plan models from CES 2013: the aluminum D-Frame (above left) looks ready for the Paris-Dakar rally and is "crush-proof and shock-proof," while the...
In-Win flaunts boy-racer cases that let your components breathe fresh air
BuzzFeed Hires Former FINS Director Of Product Management, Dao Nguyen, As "Director Of Growth"

PROFESSOR: Self-Segregation Is What's Keeping African Americans Out Of Silicon Valley

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There's an underrepresentation of African-Americans in the tech sector. And it's all because of self-segregation, says Maya Beasley, author of Opting Out: Losing The Potential Of American's Young Black Elite and an assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at the University of Connecticut. Beasley, who is bi-racial, noticed the...
PROFESSOR: Self-Segregation Is What's Keeping African Americans Out Of Silicon Valley

What Zynga Investor Brad Feld Wants in New Investments

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Venture capitalist Brad Feld spoke with FINS.com about what he looks for in the companies he invests in, why he doesn't look at blogs to find new investments, and why he spends so much effort molding young entrepreneurs into great leaders....
What Zynga Investor Brad Feld Wants in New Investments

Heroes in a half shell: autonomous robot sea turtles in development

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Sure you could have a robot assist you around the home, or even one that'll make factories friendlier, but we'll opt for a robot sea turtle any day of the week. The Swiss folks over at ETH Zurich are working on making that a reality with the Naro-Tartaruga, a...
Heroes in a half shell: autonomous robot sea turtles in development

Rovio's Angry Birds soda takes Finland by storm, beats out Coke and Pepsi

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Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise has become the toast of Finland, replacing the troubled Nokia (NOK) as the company’s most distinguished brand. With this in mind, it’s not surprising that the Fins have a great deal of pride in their world-famous gaming company, so much so that they’ll even drink Angry...
Rovio's Angry Birds soda takes Finland by storm, beats out Coke and Pepsi

How NASA Led Tech to the Cloud

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From FINS A decade ago in a Houston bar, an Air Force general named S. Pete Worden ran into a group of young, liberal graduate students who were attending the World Space Congress, a spaceflight industry convention, to protest the militarization of space. Worden, then 52, was a big proponent...
How NASA Led Tech to the Cloud
Scientists get the coelacanth genome and a hint of the origin of limbs

Fluffy robotic seals are helping to ease the pain of tsunami survivors in Japan

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It’s hard not to wonder about the role technology plays in our society, especially now as gadgets continue to take over functions that were once held by many simpler objects. But aside from ushering in a new age of convenience and connectivity — eradicating many stand-alone devices and objects along...
Fluffy robotic seals are helping to ease the pain of tsunami survivors in Japan

Twitter fiction: Deborah Levy

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The writer takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerI said, yes. Please do visit me. My husband is away at war. You gave me a goldfish with long flowing fins. You stayed. Today the war ended.• Black Vodka by Deborah Levy is out now priced...
Twitter fiction: Deborah Levy

Steve Jobs did serve in the first Bush Administration

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Yesterday we brought you the FBI’s file on Steve Jobs, which, among other things, revealed Jobs was possibly considered for a “sensitive position” in the Bush I White House in 1991. However many seem to have missed the fact that Jobs actually did take a position. A recent report from...
Steve Jobs did serve in the first Bush Administration

How extreme do you need your PC?

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A wonderful thing about computers, like cars, is that there’s one out there for everyone. But in recent weeks I’ve been particularly sensitive to a trend I truly don’t understand: Computers, or cases for them, that don’t seem to be designed with their users in mind. This is because they...
How extreme do you need your PC?

Helicopters Are About to Get Faster Thanks to Humpback Whale Fins [Helicopters]

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A helicopter's rotor design may allow for vertical takeoffs but that comes at a price—the backwards moving blade counteracts the helicopter's forward momentum, causing it to stall at high speeds. But one German firm believes that outfitting the blades with bumps inspired by the fins of humpback whales will...
Helicopters Are About to Get Faster Thanks to Humpback Whale Fins [Helicopters]

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Army's new self-steering bullet comes with tiny fins that guide it to its target

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US military researchers have developed the technology that will see regular army soldiers shooting with the accuracy of snipers....
Army's new self-steering bullet comes with tiny fins that guide it to its target

Self-guided bullet developed by Sandia Labs can hit targets a mile away

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The US Governent's defense laboratory Sandia has developed a bullet which incorporates a self-guidance system, allowing it to hit a target up to a mile away with impressive accuracy. The four-inch long slug incorporates a lot of technology: an optical sensor in the nose used to detect a laser-guided...
Self-guided bullet developed by Sandia Labs can hit targets a mile away
And Here Is Sergey Brin Riding Fly in a Hot Pink Tesla

The biggest, baddest, most utterly ridonkulous PC coolers of all time

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Most normal people can buy a boxed computer and get along just fine never knowing the first thing about the vagaries of proper PC cooling. (Cue Grandma: There's a fan on my processor? Seriously? What's a processor?) But some of us aren't quite so normal, are we? Some of...
The biggest, baddest, most utterly ridonkulous PC coolers of all time

Self-Guided Bullet Can Hit Targets a Mile Away

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New submitter jpwilliams writes "Gizmag reports that researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have tested a 10-inch bullet that can be fired from a smooth-bore rifle to hit a laser-marked target one mile away. The bullet 'includes an optical sensor in the nose to detect a laser beam on a...
Self-Guided Bullet Can Hit Targets a Mile Away

Self-Guided Bullet Could Strike Laser-Designated Targets From A Mile Away

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You might remember the scene in The Hurt Locker where some soldiers are ambushed by a sniper and must do a little return sniping. That process of spotting, adjusting the sights, and altering the bullet’s ballistic trajectory bit by bit and degree by degree may soon no longer be necessary:...
Self-Guided Bullet Could Strike Laser-Designated Targets From A Mile Away
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