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Nokia Thought The iPhone Would Be A Flop Because It Couldn't Hold Up To A 5 Foot Drop Test (NOK, AAPL)

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Nokia has struggled for years to come out with a true competitor to the iPhone. Part of the problem is that the company originally thought the iPhone would be a flop. Nokia engineers did extensive research into the iPhone around the time it first came out and determined that it...
Nokia Thought The iPhone Would Be A Flop Because It Couldn't Hold Up To A 5 Foot Drop Test (NOK, AAPL)
Goodbye world: I'm unplugging for a day (or at least trying to)

Heavy Flooding Forces VC Fred Wilson Out Of His Home For The Next Couple Months

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Earlier this morning, Union Square Ventures Principal Fred Wilson revealed via Twitter that his family will most likely be homeless for the next month or two because of Hurricane Sandy's heavy flooding. Wilson, an early investor in successful startups Twitter and Indeed, lives in Manhattan's "Zone A." Luckily, Wilson...
Heavy Flooding Forces VC Fred Wilson Out Of His Home For The Next Couple Months

Sony's ruggedized Cyber-shot TF1 hits this month for $199, we go hands-on

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Looking for a ruggedized stills shooter for your next trip to the slopes? Sony's Cyber-shot TF1 should have you covered, to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. It'll also do just fine with drops in the snow -- it's shockproof to (solid-surface) drops of up to five feet and waterproof to 33...
Sony's ruggedized Cyber-shot TF1 hits this month for $199, we go hands-on

Sony Europe to get waterproof GW55VE Handycam

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Sony UK has just introduced its latest Handycam, the GW55VE, which is waterproof in up to five meters (16.4 feet) of water. It can also withstand drops from 1.5 meters (nearly five feet) and resists dust. As a camcorder, the design runs on an Exmor R CMOS sensor capable of...
Sony Europe to get waterproof GW55VE Handycam

Stormy Weather: D: Dive Into Mobile Postponed Due to Hurricane Sandy

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It is with great regret that we have to announce that, due to Hurricane Sandy, we are postponing our D: Dive Into Mobile conference, which had been set for tomorrow and Tuesday in New York City. It will be held at a later date to be determined at a...
Stormy Weather: D: Dive Into Mobile Postponed Due to Hurricane Sandy

Britain joins space race with first satellite: From the archive, 7 June 1963

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The UK-3 was renamed Ariel 3 before its launch in California in 1967. It became the first all-British made satellite to be sent into spaceLe Bourget, ParisThe job of building Britain's first earth satellite has been given to the British Aircraft Corporation, a contract probably worth between £500,000 and £1...
Britain joins space race with first satellite: From the archive, 7 June 1963

Oakley unveils Airwave ski goggles equipped with Recon's MOD Live heads-up display, iOS app

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Remember late last year when Recon Instruments introduced its MOD Live Android-enabled heads-up display for the likes of ski goggles?Joining the ranks of other optics makers, Oakley's partnered with the company to seamlessly integrate the augmented-reality unit into its own goggles, dubbed Airwave. It's not just another shell for...
Oakley unveils Airwave ski goggles equipped with Recon's MOD Live heads-up display, iOS app

Sony Xperia ZR launched with with full waterproofing to five feet

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Sony's notched up its water-resistant device tech with the launch of the Xperia ZR, a new 4.6-inch, 720P Android smartphone that's waterproof to 1.5m (5 feet). Sony claims that'll let you film your snorkeling adventures in full HD quality with HDR in video or 13-megapixel stills thanks to the...
Sony Xperia ZR launched with with full waterproofing to five feet

Unused US hydropower could supply 1.5 million megawatt-hours annually

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In the US, the loss of landscape and wildlife to hydropower has made the installation of major new dams very unlikely; in fact, the government is seriously considering removing a number of existing ones, and has recently dismantled some smaller ones. But two reports by the Department of the...
Unused US hydropower could supply 1.5 million megawatt-hours annually

Intel demos Bluetooth-based anti-theft alarm for Ultrabooks, we go hands-on (video)

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We interrupt our wall-to-wall laptop and Windows 8 coverage to bring you some news about... chips. Specifically, Intel's latest ultra low voltage chips, and new features they'll bring to Ultrabooks, in particular. Here at Chipzilla's Computex keynote, we just got a demo of a new security feature that causes...
Intel demos Bluetooth-based anti-theft alarm for Ultrabooks, we go hands-on (video)

Robo-fish swim into the ocean's funk, so you don't have to

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Gene Roddenberry would have you believe that space is the final frontier. But really, the deep blue sea is more apt for that distinction. And without mega-rich hobbyists to fund exploratory plunges into those uncharted depths, science has had to seek out an alternative, more cost-effective means. Enter the...
Robo-fish swim into the ocean's funk, so you don't have to

An afterlife for the playthings of the rich and restless

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Director James Cameron is giving his submarine away to science. It's not a common move. By Richard Morgan, contributor FORTUNE -- When James Cameron was about 14, he embarked on his first underwater mission. Well, not Cameron so much as his mouse. He put it in his home-made submersible and...
An afterlife for the playthings of the rich and restless
Wonder what happens when you drop the new iPad? Watch and find out (video)
Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the culture of secrecy

Newer Technology ships up to five foot tall GripBase Podium iPad stand

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Accessory maker Newer Technology announced today the NewerTech GripBase Podium floor stand for securely elevating the Apple iPad 2, 3, 4 and iPad mini to provide for maximum user viewing comfort in any setting. The podium ranges from a viewing height of 38 inches to nearly five feet, and features...
Newer Technology ships up to five foot tall GripBase Podium iPad stand

Canon unveils much slimmer PowerShot D20 rugged camera

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Canon's turn at launches for the CP+ camera show were headlined by a major rethink of its rugged camera. The PowerShot D20 is dramatically smaller and thinner than the D10 while keeping the durability. It can take water up to 33 feet deep, survive temperatures as cold as 14F or...
Canon unveils much slimmer PowerShot D20 rugged camera

The TSA's True Focus Isn't 'Safety' - It's Self-Preservation

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Despite its own worst efforts, the TSA doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Year after year, horror story after horror story surfaces, detailing abuse of American citizens at the hands (very often literally) of TSA agents. If they're not poking, prodding, fondling or carelessly tossing supposed explosives into a trash...
The TSA's True Focus Isn't 'Safety' - It's Self-Preservation

Fisker sues insurance company over 338 cars, $33M, lost in Sandy

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Electric car startup Fisker Automotive has filed a lawsuit charging insurance company XL Insurance America with breach of contract for denying coverage of its claim after 338 of its Karma cars were destroyed due to flooding in Superstorm Sandy. The cars were valued by Fisker to be worth $33 million,...
Fisker sues insurance company over 338 cars, $33M, lost in Sandy

Panasonic adds Lumix DMC-TS4 and DMC-TS20 to ruggedized camera line

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Panasonic has helped lead the market for ruggedized cameras, which have been a hit among adventurous photographers for years, and now the company has two new additions to add to its water/shock/freeze/dustproof cam line. Described as "the optical outdoor companion," the Lumix DMC-TS4 is Panasonic's new ruggedized flagship, replacing...
Panasonic adds Lumix DMC-TS4 and DMC-TS20 to ruggedized camera line
Sharp's 90-inch smart TV: hands-on with the world's largest LED TV

Energized: New Batteries Could Triple Drone Airtime

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With the drone market projected to double to $1.2 billion by 2020, two recent innovations to extend battery life could significantly propel the drone ecosystem forward. Thanks to a Congressional bill passed earlier this year and a pair of innovations significantly extending battery life, drones are moving from the battlefields...
Energized: New Batteries Could Triple Drone Airtime

Bilbo Baggins had a wicked lawyer

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What fiction can teach us about the law. FORTUNE -- Bilbo Baggins' employment contract with dwarves in The Hobbit is five feet long when unfurled. Replicas of the actual movie prop--which really does contain all the legal verbiage--are being sold on Amazon for $39.50. Attorney James Dailey offers a freakishly...
Bilbo Baggins had a wicked lawyer

Renew SleepClock ships, enables sleep monitoring via iOS

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Gear4's wireless sleep monitor and bedside alarm clock, the Renew SleepClock, is now shipping and available in Apple Stores or directly from the company. The clock incorporates two sensors to monitor the users' breathing and movement, allowing the free companion iOS app to log sleep cycles. The program can detect...
Renew SleepClock ships, enables sleep monitoring via iOS

Project Hexapod: eyes-on with Gimpy, the (half-scale) giant robot leg

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Admittedly, this is one of our shorter editors on staff. But he is, believe it or not, an adult male that stands five foot, eight inches tall. Which puts that giant chunk of metal next to him at about five feet. Turns out, that slab of black steel is...
Project Hexapod: eyes-on with Gimpy, the (half-scale) giant robot leg
First waterproof Sony Handycam coming to Japan on May 25th
IFA: Move over 3D, it's time for 4K UHDTV

Facebook Home Wants To Own The Conversations Of Text-Obsessed Teens

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The average teenager now sends a staggering 1,800 texts a month. This scale is why Facebook announced a new chat-centric smartphone application, Home, hoping to snag the lucrative data of a new generation of hyper-connected, text-obsessed teens. Once the social center for yuppie Ivy League 20-somethings, Facebook will launch Home...
Facebook Home Wants To Own The Conversations Of Text-Obsessed Teens

Sea level rise will make Hurricane Sandy's NYC typical by the year 2200

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The FDR Drive, flooded by Hurricane Sandy the evening of October 29. BuzzFeed Photos of various parts of New York City underwater due to Hurricane Sandy have abounded over the last 24 hours: subway stations submerged, water pouring into Ground Zero, and the FDR Drive merged with the nearby...
Sea level rise will make Hurricane Sandy's NYC typical by the year 2200
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