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Hacked 8-bit music umbrella rocks out as it rains

2 luglio 2012
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Hacked 8-bit music umbrella rocks out as it rains

This is not your grandmother's umbrella.(Credit: Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET)Pop quiz. You have 12 piezo sensors, Arduino Uno, two speakers, lots of wire, and plenty of duct tape. There is an umbrella nearby. What do yo...

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Dress like Marty McFly circa 2015

2 luglio 2012
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Dress like Marty McFly circa 2015

Pretty fly for a Marty McFly.(Credit: ThinkGeek)Much ado has been made about Marty McFly's self-tying sneakers from "Back to the Future Part II." What's been forgotten is his groovy hat of the future...until now.That's right, McFl...

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Dirt-cheap dSLRs (roundup)

2 luglio 2012
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Dirt-cheap dSLRs (roundup)

If you're looking for a cheap dSLR, about $500 or less including the usual 18-55mm kit lens, you don't have a lot of choice. If you're really vigilant and are willing to leave your comfort zone you can find a few more options.What...

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Dirt-cheap dSLRs (roundup)

2 luglio 2012
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Dirt-cheap dSLRs (roundup)

If you're looking for a cheap dSLR, about $500 or less including the usual 18-55mm kit lens, you don't have a lot of choice. If you're really vigilant and are willing to leave your comfort zone you can find a few more options.What...

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Microsoft writes off $6.2B for failed aQuantive acquisition

2 luglio 2012
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Microsoft writes off $6.2B for failed aQuantive acquisition

(Credit: Microsoft)Microsoft said that it will take a fiscal fourth quarter charge of $6.2 billion to mostly write down its 2007 purchase of aQuantive.AQuantive was one of that acquisitions designed to bolster Microsoft's ad busin...

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Facebook’s new cake topper icons recognize same-sex marriage

2 luglio 2012
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Facebook’s new cake topper icons recognize same-sex marriage

The law may not recognize them, but in the eyes of Facebook, all marriages are equally worthy of a status update. Shortly after Facebook’s co-founder Chris Hughes posted news of his marriage to longtime partner, Sean Eldridge, the...

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Searching with an image on Google is now a bit more productive

2 luglio 2012
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Searching with an image on Google is now a bit more productive

Google’s “search by image” feature just got a little bit smarter. The search engine can now better detect image subjects and give you lots of new related content.Search by image allows you to upload a photo to Google and use...

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Searching with an image on Google is now a bit more productive

2 luglio 2012
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Searching with an image on Google is now a bit more productive

Google’s “search by image” feature just got a little bit smarter. The search engine can now better detect image subjects and give you lots of new related content.Search by image allows you to upload a photo to Google and use...

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Amazon may join the map-app fray with reported NextUp buy

2 luglio 2012
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Amazon may join the map-app fray with reported NextUp buy

Amazon may have bought a 3D mapping company, which could signal the company's desire to jump on the mapping service bandwagon where Google and Apple have been slugging it out.The company closed a deal to acquire UpNext, an up and co...

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The 404 1,086: Where we left our dreams in a cab (podcast)

2 luglio 2012
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The 404 1,086: Where we left our dreams in a cab (podcast)

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HTC One V lands at Virgin Mobile, U.S. Cellular

2 luglio 2012
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HTC One V lands at Virgin Mobile, U.S. Cellular

HTC One VHTC today confirmed U.S availability plans for its One V smartphone.The Android handset is now on sale with Virgin Mobile for $199 without a contract and will come later this summer to U.S. Cellular and a selection of sma...

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What to do if Facebook Changed Your Email Address Without Your Permission

2 luglio 2012
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What to do if Facebook Changed Your Email Address Without Your Permission

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iWork.com users have one month before Apple shuts it down

2 luglio 2012
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iWork.com users have one month before Apple shuts it down

In the wake of the closure of MobileMe, Apple is again reminding people that it is pulling the plug on iWork.com at the end of the month as it transitions users to its iCloud service for online syncing and storage."As of July 31, ...

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Is Spec Ops: The Line an oasis in the desert?

2 luglio 2012
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Is Spec Ops: The Line an oasis in the desert?

Game trailer: Spec Ops: The LineForgive me if I'm absolutely sick and tired of military shooters. It seems that no matter what time of year, there's always a war game that's ready to thrust you into some third-world country and sh...

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Politician fired for Nazi-esque tweets against Muslims

2 luglio 2012
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Politician fired for Nazi-esque tweets against Muslims

Mueller's Twitter account is now protected.(Credit: Screenshot: Chris Matyszczyk/CNET)It's hard to keep quiet these days.One suspects that even in the most silent religious orders, the monks and nuns have heard about Twitter and F...

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