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    Sony has officially announced a new motion controller for their PS3, the PlayStation Move. The PlayStation Move is a motion-sensing peripheral, which in conjunction with the PlayStation Eye Camera (which is already on the market) allows precise motion-controlled video gaming on the PlayStation 3. [ link ]

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    American architect Bryan Berg has succeeded himself as the world record holder in number of cards stacked. Bryan Berg used 218,792 cards(4,051 decks) to create a replica of the Venetian Macau with no glue or other aids to hold them together. Berg took 44 days to complete his model inside the Venetian, which sits at the heart of Macau's Cotai Strip, the China-ruled city's version of Las Vegas' neon alley. The hotel replica stands almost ten feet tall and is 33 feet long! Cool!
    'This has been the most ambitious project I have undertaken to date,’ Berg said.
    ‘It’s really like a real construction project because you have to engineer every single adjacency and every support that’s supporting everything above,’ he added.
    ‘I was inspired to stack cards by my card-playing grandfather; maybe I can inspire some visitors at The Venetian Macao to try their hand at building their own structures.
    ‘There couldn’t be a more fitting place to build the world’s largest house of cards than at the world’s largest resort hotel,” he added.
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    Google is adding bicycling directions to Google Maps. The new bicycling directions available on Google Maps starting Wednesday supplement the guidance already provided to motorists and pedestrians. The biking directions initially will be available only for the United States. Now the rider will be able to use pinpoint bicycling trails in more than 150 cities.
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    According to GOOD, the Martin Jetpack is going to start selling commercial jetpacks for about $75,000. It is real?
    "A New Zealand outfit called Martin Aircraft Company is going to start selling commercial jetpacks for about $75,000. They're 200-horsepower dual-propeller packs that can "reach heights of up to 2,400 metres and top speeds of 60mph" and don't require a pilot's license. Look for pill food and robot butlers soon."
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    There is a Best Bottom Contest on the American Apparel : The Search for The Best Bottom in The World.
    Something you need to know.
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    People jump off five-story buildings into a pile of snow.
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    It is a cool idea. The sOccket soccer ball with a battery and a generator inside, and 15 minutes of play produces enough to illuminate a small LED for three hours .
    "Early prototypes of the ball use an inductive coil mechanism similar to the technology found in shake-to-charge flashlights. The movement of the ball forces a magnet through a metal coil that "induces" voltage in the coil to generate electricity. For each 15 minutes of play, the ball can store enough energy to illuminate a small LED light for three hours. "
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    Tiger Woods Vanity Fair Cover by Annie Leibovitz. The pictures of Tiger showing off his muscles while pumping iron.  Looking sexy and manly. This issue will be available on the newsstands on Wednesday, January 6, 2010. Cover story: Tiger in the Rough.
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    Happy New year 2010! [ pic ]
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    Darth Vader and a number of Storm Troopers from the Star Wars Saga rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. They, along with R2-D2, were there as representatives of Lucasfilm Ltd. (Dec. 22)
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    The world's smallest snowman at just 0.01mm across - one fifth of the width of the average human hair. It is made of two tiny tin beads that usually used to calibrate electron microscope lenses. Built by the National Physical Laboratory.
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    With the increasing popularity of Wii today, according to some statistics that the Wii is made for girls.
    "Of all the female console players out there, 80% (about 9 million) play the Wii. The other 20% is split between Xbox 360 and PS3. Basically Nintendo owns the female market.
    These statistics do make sense — if you think about the games on Wii and DS, many of them just seem like their geared towards girls. "
    It wouldn't be surprising to know that  thousands of moms who secretly bought the Wii for her son but really just wanted to use Wii fit themselves.
    Note: my god! I love this pic, via.
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    Google has announced their new operating system, Google Chrome OS. It features the "machine" booted to the login screen in under 10 seconds. The system bases on Linux and the Chrome browser...
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    Last week Peek have announced a Twitter messaging device, TwitterPeek.  Now TwitterPeek is available, priced at $99.99 with six months of service(followed by $7.95 per month) or $199.99 for lifetime service.
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    Amazon has released a free Kindle iPhone app. Now the Kindle app for PC will be available soon. I won't see any ebooks at my heavy laptop, because its screen and battery. [ link ]. Features:
    - Purchase, download, and read hundreds of thousands of books available in the Kindle Store
    - Access your entire library of previously purchased Kindle books stored on Amazon's servers for free
    - Choose from over 10 different font sizes and adjust words per line
    - View notes and highlights marked on Kindle and Kindle DX
    - Zoom in and out of text with a pinch of the fingers (Windows 7 users only)
    - Turn pages with a finger swipe (available in a future release for Windows 7 users)
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    Today Spring Design has announced a Google Android-based dual-screen mobile wireless e-book, Alex. It features -inch E-ink EPD(electronic paper display) screen and a 3.5-inch color LCD display for browsing the web, images, videos and notes. Other features include earphones, speakers, a removable SD card, Wi-Fi and 3G. The enhanced Android OS is optimized to support integration between the color and monochrome displays while preserving battery life. Users can capture and cache web content from their online experience on the LCD screen, and toggle to view it on the EPD screen without taxing the battery life. [Press]
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    Before the Nobel Prizes are given out, there are always the Ig Nobel Prizes, Organized by the Improbable Research, is research that makes people laugh and then think. This year's lg includes a bra that can be converted into a pair of gas masks, one for the brassiere wearer, one one to be given to some needy bystander. By the inventor, Dr. Elena Bodnar, won the Public Health prize for the device, and demonstrated it on 2 real Nobel laureates.
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    If you dropped $200 a few months ago to have a Palm Pre, you will hate this news. Follow the $99.99 Amazon deal for a Palm Pre, now Walmart is selling the Palm Pre phone price down to $79 (on contract and with mail-in rebate). [ link ]
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    NASA's plan is to send humans back to the moon by 2020, including a new exploration vehicle called Lunar Electric Rover (LER). It has 12 pivoting wheels that enable the rover to move in any direction and turn on a dime, and featruing a tilting cockpit for close-up views of the terrain. It runs on batteries and fuel cells.
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    Sprint offers a unlimited calls to any Sprint Mobile on the $69/month plan includes: unlimited calls to any mobile phone, unlimited web surfing, unlimited text and MMS messages, and 450 minutes, will be able to call any other cell phone on T-Mobile, Verizon, or AT&T without using plan minutes.
    - On Spint, you're free to call any mobile, anytime, on any network without worrying about the meter running
    -With an Everyting Data Plan get unilimited text plus 3G data, picture and video messaging
    - 450 Anytime Minutes
    [ Sprint Link ]
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