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What it's like to drive a 1600-pound mechanical spider

Polaris rover will travel to the Moon in search of polar resources, try to survive the long lunar night

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The Polaris rover may look a little punk rock, but that mohawk is no fashion statement. It's for catching solar rays which shine almost horizontally at the Moon's north pole, a location Polaris is due to explore before 2016. Built by Astrobotic Technology, it'll be ferried aboard the SpaceX...
Polaris rover will travel to the Moon in search of polar resources, try to survive the long lunar night

Venom Symbiote Caterpillar

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I haven’t done any actual research, but I think that we should jump to the conclusion that these Brahmaea certhia caterpillars are four feet long and, once having tasted human flesh, become insatiably ravenous for it. Why? Because it’s the decent and honorable thing to do. Artist’s deviantART Page...
Venom Symbiote Caterpillar
How The iWatch Could Fix Apple Maps (AAPL)
Samsung's upgradable TV: DOA, unless the company reinvents itself

LaCie's Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt: fast portable storage that can take a beating

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LaCie's no stranger to kicking out portable HDDs that are a-okay with getting kicked around, and the Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series is no exception. As the extended title implies, this one is equipped to transfer files via USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt, and it'll play nice with Mac and...
LaCie's Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt: fast portable storage that can take a beating

Google's Office Has A Half Pipe! (GOOG)

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In a thread on Quora about some of the things a Google employees should do before they leave, we found a great suggestion by Googler Aaron Boodman: If you can skateboard or rollerblade, don't forget to ride the half pipe. There's a photo of that same half pipe on Brett Crosby, Google's...
Google's Office Has A Half Pipe! (GOOG)

Earthy delights: the Tribewanted movement comes to Italy

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Tribewanted's latest sustainable tourism project is a community farm in rural Umbria - where guests are welcome to muck inYou don't expect to find yourself on a building site when on holiday but I like this one. The only nod to health and safety seems to be a quick "peep-peep"...
Earthy delights: the Tribewanted movement comes to Italy

iPad Mini, Nexus 7 Square Off in SquareTrade's Drop-and-Dunk Test

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SquareTrade, the gadget-warranty company that occasionally puts devices through the ringer to test their durability, has put out its latest wacky masterpiece: iPad mini vs. Nexus 7 vs. iPad 3. In this drop-and-dunk test, SquareTrade’s “Drop Bot” holds each device with a mechanical arm about four feet above the ground...
iPad Mini, Nexus 7 Square Off in SquareTrade's Drop-and-Dunk Test

US Navy deploys SeaFox submarines to Persian Gulf for universal mine control

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Tasked with mine detection and eradication in the Persian Gulf, the US Navy has sent a fleet of unmanned submarines to help keep the Strait of Hormuz open in Iran. Dubbed the SeaFox, each vehicle houses an underwater TV camera, sonar and a dose of explosives. Tipping the scales...
US Navy deploys SeaFox submarines to Persian Gulf for universal mine control
This Week In Bots: On A Gender-Bender With Gynoids, Androids & Androgynoids

How Does The Samsung Galaxy S III Fare In A Drop Test?

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The Samsung Galaxy S III continues to be one of the hottest Android phones we’ve ever seen. When I reviewed the phone, I said flat out that this is the phone you’ve been waiting for. And after John and I got another good look during an episode of Fly Or...
How Does The Samsung Galaxy S III Fare In A Drop Test?

PredictGaze wants the TV to look at you

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We’ve all been there: You are watching a movie on TV, and it’s time for a bio break, or you want to go to the fridge and grab something yummy. However, the remote control managed to once again disappear between the couch cushions. Mountain View-based vision control startup PredictGaze wants...
PredictGaze wants the TV to look at you

Red laser beams enable cyclists to create their own bike lane | Trevor Ward

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Do lights that project a bike lane on to the road really improve rider safety, or are they just bit of fun?If you've ever wished you could have your own dedicated bike lane for the whole of your journey, a new lighting system that's arrived in the UK from the...
Red laser beams enable cyclists to create their own bike lane | Trevor Ward

Apple iPad mini faces off against Google Nexus 7 in epic drop test [video]

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Whether you’re buying an iPad mini for yourself or as gift for someone else, the last thing you want to do is accidentally drop your new $329 tablet. But for people curious about how strong Apple’s (AAPL) new tablet really is, Android Authority grabbed a new iPad mini and new Nexus 7 and pit...
Apple iPad mini faces off against Google Nexus 7 in epic drop test [video]

BUFFETT: Guess How Big A Cube All The Gold In The World Would Be--And Guess How Much It's Worth

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In his excellent investing primer in Fortune (an excerpt of his forthcoming Annual Letter), Warren Buffett devotes a few paragraphs to gold and the fools who worship it. He also explains why gold is generally a crappy investment, even if its price in dollars goes up from time to...
BUFFETT: Guess How Big A Cube All The Gold In The World Would Be--And Guess How Much It's Worth
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