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Chiba University's one-armed robot juggles balls, is not a Juggalo (video)

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Two balls, one hand? In this case, that's a definite yes, although the end result is much more appropriate for all ages. Furthering our slow creep towards engineering's Uncanny Valley, comes a cybernetic effort out of Japan's Chiba University that's made to mock our most precious clown-past time: juggling....
Chiba University's one-armed robot juggles balls, is not a Juggalo (video)

Nikon confirms woes with D4 and D800, joins Canon in high-end doghouse

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Okay Nikon owners, stop laughing at your 5D Mark III cronies for their leaky problem. That might be a drip in the pail next to your own worries -- namely, possible "lock-up", focus and viewfinder hitches on your D800 or D4. Nikon verified that a "small number" of units...
Nikon confirms woes with D4 and D800, joins Canon in high-end doghouse

Online hitchhiking across Europe

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In the world of hitchhiking gone are the handmade signs and endless waiting. Our writer uses apps and websites to find lifts, beds and friends as he hitches across EuropeI remember the exact moment that it became obvious to me that the very essence of hitchhiking had been transformed by...
Online hitchhiking across Europe

Robot Hitches Ride in Hybrid Car, Sets Up Camp on Car Dashboard

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Chinese car maker BYD introduced a new hybrid car this week--complete with a friendly robot built into the vehicle's dashboard....
Robot Hitches Ride in Hybrid Car, Sets Up Camp on Car Dashboard
This new microbattery is interesting, but not as good as the hype
Larry Page Hitches A Ride On One Of The World's Fastest Sailboats (GOOG)

[Infographic] Where Malware Comes From

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Malware is a worldwide problem. If there is electricity, an Internet connection and a computer, there will be viruses, worms, Trojans and other sneaky programs trying to gain access to your computer. Where do these nasty creatures come from? A large percentage of the world's malware comes from China. According...
[Infographic] Where Malware Comes From
SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with space station

How a NASA Space Shuttle Hitches a Piggyback Ride on a Boeing 747

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A space shuttle flying low on the back of a plane is a sight to behold. When NASA's Discovery was ferried over Washington DC this morning, Twitter was flooded with photos of the spectacle. The staff of The Atlantic had an amazing view from the roof of the Watergate (search...
How a NASA Space Shuttle Hitches a Piggyback Ride on a Boeing 747

AT&T Translator app hands-on: smashing the language barrier (video)

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Translation apps aren't exactly the newest or sexiest thing in the world of technology, but we've got to hand it to AT&T with whipping up a rather impressive demo. The company showed off a next gen version of its AT&T Translator app, which may one day allow people to...
AT&T Translator app hands-on: smashing the language barrier (video)

London’s tube WiFi – Still a gimmick, with work to be done

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Being able to access the internet on the London Underground is a novel idea. For too long the tubes have been somewhat of a technological vacuum, stopping users from accessing their emails, tweets or favourite web pages. Transport for London (TfL) has recently teamed up with Virgin Media to bring...
London’s tube WiFi – Still a gimmick, with work to be done

My Google spreadsheet fail

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Google wants it to be a "nonissue" when Google Docs and Chrome OS users run into Microsoft Office files. CNET News' Stephen Shankland ran into hitches and glitches that shows that's not the case. [Read more]...
My Google spreadsheet fail

Sonos for iOS adds direct device streaming, takes PCs out of the equation (hands-on)

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Sonos has been steadily reducing our dependency on the computer as the cornerstone of its multi-room audio system, but there's been one link left to cut: local music. Outside of an AirPlay workaround, a PC of some sort has always had to stay awake to stream a personal collection....
Sonos for iOS adds direct device streaming, takes PCs out of the equation (hands-on)

Ouya readies developer tools for Android game console

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The eagerly-awaited Ouya Android-based games console appears to be edging toward reality at last, with the company behind its development showing off the first manufactured development boards. In a website post, the company announced that it is now in advanced EVT (Engineering Verification Testing) and on track to ship...
Ouya readies developer tools for Android game console
EA: SimCity server response time has increased 40-fold since launch

Foursquare Hitches Its Wagon to the Coupon Trend

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Mr. Crowley (flickr.com/seeminglee) It's been a tumultuous past few weeks for New York startups, many of whom are scrapping long-held ideals in order to seek profitability. Are investors finally threatening mutiny? Last month, Tumblr announced it will now offer paid ads, a complete reversal from founder David Karp's prior opinions...
Foursquare Hitches Its Wagon to the Coupon Trend

Apple's Tim Cook gets his earthly reward

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For filling in for Steve Jobs: A $5 million bonus and stock worth nearly $17 million more Photo: Monica M. Davey/EPA/Corbis Tim Cook, Apple's (AAPL) chief operating officer and heir apparent, got his today. For taking the reins when Steve Jobs went on medical leave in Jan. 2009 and heading...
Apple's Tim Cook gets his earthly reward

Google hitches Opus audio technology to WebRTC star

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The developer version of Chrome now relies by default on Opus, a royalty-free audio compression technology designed for voice and music. [Read more]...
Google hitches Opus audio technology to WebRTC star

Jan. 31, 1961: A Chimp Named Ham Spaces Out

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A little fellow named Ham (for Holloman Aerospace Medical Center, his place of training) hitches a ride on the Mercury-Redstone 2 rocket to become the first chimp in outer space. Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human to follow Ham?s lead, did so just two and a half months later....
Jan. 31, 1961: A Chimp Named Ham Spaces Out

A 34-Year-Old Ex-Apple Engineer Just Bought An NBA Team (AAPL)

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Yesterday in New York, the NBA board of governors approved the sale of the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team to a 34-year-old former Apple engineer.Robert Pera, the CEO of Ubiquiti Networks, won't officially join that exclusive club of 30 team owners for a few more days. He still has to finalize...
A 34-Year-Old Ex-Apple Engineer Just Bought An NBA Team (AAPL)

Consolidation in Australia’s telecom sector as M2 buys Primus Australia for $200 million

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Australia’s business telecom industry has witness a significant piece of consolidation as carrier M2 has announced the purchase of Primus Australia for $AUD 192.4 million (approximately $200 million). Primus Australia’s services provider, iPrimus, offers both Internet and telecom services across the country for both end consumers and businesses customers. The deal will see M2...
Consolidation in Australia’s telecom sector as M2 buys Primus Australia for $200 million
Carpooling.com hitches a ride into the U.S. with Daimler's backing

BMW's i Pedelec hitches lift (and top-up) from plug-in i3 electric car

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The i Pedelec electric bike has just been given a range boost -- in a way. BMW's created a new concept version of its i3 electric vehicle, which dedicates the rear half of the car to housing a pair of BMW's fold-up cycles. When docked inside the vehicle, the...
BMW's i Pedelec hitches lift (and top-up) from plug-in i3 electric car

Here's An App That Gets Rid Of Shaky iPhone Photos In A Surprising Way

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Apple has made it pretty easy to shoot a picture from your iPhone. You simply tap a button on the front of your screen and it shoots a picture. If that isn't easy enough, you can push the volume up button to snap a quick photo. There's just one problem...
Here's An App That Gets Rid Of Shaky iPhone Photos In A Surprising Way
HP Hitches Ride With Intel On Server ‘Moonshot’

iRobot hitches a ride on Ava mobile robot

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iRobot's tablet-sporting Ava mobile robot will get her debut this year in hospitals testing remote diagnosis via videoconferencing. Next step: people's homes? [Read more]...
iRobot hitches a ride on Ava mobile robot

Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong

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Here's a pocket history of the web, according to many people. In the early days, the web was just pages of information linked to each other. Then along came web crawlers that helped you find what you wanted among all that information. Some time around 2003 or maybe 2004, the...
Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong

Navy's new ship sails the seas on half the gas

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The USS Makin Island, the Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, saves millions of dollars by using far less fuel than its sister ships. CNET's Daniel Terdiman hitches a ride as part of his Road Trip 2012. [Read more]...
Navy's new ship sails the seas on half the gas
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