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NEW E3 2010 - Star Wars Kinect for Xbox 360

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New trailer for Star Wars on Kinect. It looks Cool!

Half Life 2 Lands On The Mac Today

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Today Valve announces Half-Life 2 for Mac OS X, Half-Life 2 was released for the PC six years ago, for Mac gamers. 

Google Celebrates 30 Years of Pac-Man with Playable Logo

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Today, Google celebrates Pac-Man 30th birthday with a playable Pac-Man logo, Pac-Man (パックマン, Pakkuman) is an arcade game developed by Namco, first released in Japan on May 22, 1980! It is cool that Google's Pac-Man Logo is a playable game, click on the logo to play. [ link ]

Japan's new elevator can carry 80 people at a time

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A new Japanese office building in Osaka, which has installed five of Mitsubishi Electric 's largest elevators - capable of squeezing in 80 people each. It is 12 feet wide, feet long and 8.5 feet high, and with window overlooking the city, can take 5,250kg of weight - an average of 65kgs per person. If all five elevators were in operation at once, with full capacity, they could carry 400 people up the 41 floors of the Umeda Hankyu Building.

CNN Marks the Fall of the Wall

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The Go Beyond Borders Project is an initiative of Heimat Berlin and CNN International in conjunction with Berlin Tape Artist El Bocho for the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
40 km of Go Beyond Borders tape was produced to mark the original position of the Berlin Wall and 8 Street Art Installations told heroic stories of those who conquered the divide between East and West Berlin.

Iceland's volcano - close-up

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ITN reporter John Irvine takes a helicopter above the crater of the Icelandic volcano spewing out the ash which has grounded UK flights.

New York City 3D in Google Earth

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Now New York City, NY in Google Earth with new 3D imagery (street level detail).

Spring Design Alex starts shipping tomorrow

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Spring Design Alex eReaders has announced that their Alex eReaders will begin shipping tomorrow. Too late? It will be priced at $399(expensive?). If you want a dual display with a 3.5 inch color touchscreen for navigation and a six-inch e-paper display for reading, this might be the right device for you.

No Underwear Subway Ride (Faked For April Fool's 2010)

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Note: This mission is fake and was staged for April Fool's Day 2010. We used skin-colored underwear to make it seem like we actually did it.

Shoes That Make Everyone The Same Height

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Berlin-based artist Hans Hemmert threw a party where guests wore shoe-extenders to make them all the same height of 2 meters (6 feet 7 inches).
Aside from bringing the partygoers all to a common eye level (and eliminating the awkward postures of party talk between the tall and the short), the gathering is lent an infographic nature by the shoes: all made from blue foam, the person's real height is read in the visual uniformity of the sole instead of at the head—like a walking bar graph.

Google TV

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Google has teamed up with Sony and Intel, and the three companies will be releasing Google TV. Google TV, made by Sony and powered by Intel chips. It will run the Android OS.
The TV project, according to the New York Times, is still under wraps, but that hasn’t stopped the details from leaking. The GTV will be based on the Android OS, and come in the form of both a set-top box and actual TV-sets. There will be regular television, of course, but also Hulu, YouTube and other web-video sources, as well as games and apps for social networking.
It seems like Google are close to releasing developer tools for Google TV, developer tools are expected in the next two months, Logitech has reportedly been approached to make peripherals such as speakers and a QWERTY-equipped remote. If you want to a Google TV?

Last Week: PlayStation Move

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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 ]

World Record House of Cards

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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 Maps now includes bike lanes and directions

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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.

Jetpack for Sale!

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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."