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Big fux diamond

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Popcap made a ring for the wedding anniversary of a fan of Bejeweled.

I have a trip

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I have a trip planned for next week with my mom, I will come back Oct 8. I will update the blog depending on time of journey. Thanks everyone!
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22 Karat Gold Plated Goldplus Nano Car

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The Tata Group Monday unveiled a Tata Nano is covered by 80 kg of 22-karat gold, 15 kg of silver as well as 10,000 semi-precious stones and gems (including rubies and diamonds). This Tata Nano is not for sale and it is made for branding initiatives of Tata Goldplus Jewellery. This special Nano was unveiled by Mr Ratan Tata in Mumbai to celebrate the 5,000 years of jewellery making industry in India..
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Albert Szent-Gyorgyi's 118th Birthday

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Google is celebrating Albert Szent-Györgyi's 118th birthday today with a doodle. Albert von Szent-Györgyi de Nagyrápolt was a Hungarian physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937.  He is credited with discovering vitamin C and the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle. He was also active in the Hungarian Resistance during World War II and entered Hungarian politics after the war.

Crazy man walks up Germany's highest cable car

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Swiss stuntman Freddy Nock has just climbed Germany's highest mountain by tightrope walking up it's 1,000-meter-long cable car cable, which took an hour and 20 minutes.
He plans to submit his feat for entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the "longest and highest wire walk above sea level without a balancing pole".  Check out watch the video of part of his ascent.
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Google to Buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion

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In a bid to strengthen its mobile business, Google is buying up Motorola Mobility (the Motorola cellphone business) for $40 a share in cash, or $12.5 billion...by far Google’s largest ever for an acquisition — is 63 percent above the closing price of Motorola Mobility shares on Friday.
“This is an emphatic exclamation point that Google is a mobile company,” said Ben Schachter, an analyst with Macquarie Capital. “This is clearly a defensive deal, they were backed in a corner and they had to protect the Android platform.” [ link ]
[ image is the Motorola Droid X running the Google’s Android ]

These Lego minifigs are going to Jupiter

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This Friday, NASA will launch an Atlas V rocket that will be contain a very special payload - three secret Lego minifigs. "Not only will the rocket be carrying Juno, a space probe that is being sent to Jupiter to study the fifth planet from the Sun, but there will be a few unique stowaways. The figures spent $15,000 carving these 1.5-inch tall figures out of solid blocks of aluminum to make sure that they don't cause the spacecraft to crash into Jupiter by accident. The beardy guy with the lightning bolt on the left there is Jupiter himself, next to him is his wife (and, uh, sister) Juno holding a magnifying glass, and rounding out the trio is Galileo, who's got a model of Jupiter in one hand and a telescope in the other. It is scheduled to arrive at Jupiter in 2016, where it will spend a year orbiting the gas giant, and and crash into the planet’s surface."
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Skype for iPad officially released

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Remember the iPad app for Skype that was released earlier and then pulled off from the App Store?  The Skype for iPad now is officially released for the iPad on the Skype blog. Available in download in the iTunes App Store. Skype for the iPad is free, though you’ll need to pay fees if you’d like to make calls to regular phone lines.

Man Dressed As Stormtrooper is Walking Across Australia

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Australian Jacob French is walking across Australia while wearing Star Wars stormtrooper armor for Starlight Children’s Foundation(a charity focused on improving the lives of sick children). French is making quite a few friends along the way, including the local authorities...
"Starting in July 2011 I aim to walk from Perth (Western Australia) to Sydney (New South Wales). Over the course of the trek I will cross 4 states and cover approximately 5000km's in modified stormtrooper armour. The plan for now is to push a lightweight buggy with needed supplies an average distance of 35-40km's for 5 days a week until the trek is complete."
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Underwater Bedroom in Maldives

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Five years ago, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island opened the first all-glass, undersea restaurant. Now to celebrate their anniversary, they offered guests the chance to not only eat under the sea, but sleep under it as well.
"The 12-seat restaurant, which sits 16 feet below sea level of the Indian Ocean, was converted into a private bedroom suite for two, complete with a private champagne dinner and breakfast in bed. The view of the vibrant coral reef that surrounds the encased clear glass is utterly breathtaking. " [ Undersea Restaurant ]
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The UK's first gold-dispensing ATM

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The UK's first gold-dispensing ATM machine has been installed at Westfield shopping centre in London. It will dispense various sizes of 24-carat gold coins and bars in a matter of seconds. The machine also updates the prices every ten minutes, keeping the profit margin in-line with the ever-changing rate of bling blocks. It lets you buy up to $10,000 worth of gold in one go. Just slide your credit card in and you're good to go.
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world's steepest roller coaster to open in Japan

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The steepest roller coaster in the world. Debuting in mid-July in Japan's Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, the Takabisha rollercoaster features a 130 foot drop at 121 degrees. Including seven major twists over 1000 metres of track, and a nerve-jangling drop of 43 metres.
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Search Google with Images, Not Words

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Now you can use an image instead of words to start your Google search.

World's first coins with QR codes

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From The Rich Times:
The Royal Dutch Mint has produced what is the first QR-coded coin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the mint in Utrecht.

The coins will be limited-edition and will be produced in silver as well as gold. The silver 5€ and gold 10€ will be issued on June 22, 2011. The code scans as http://www.q5g.nl

ThinkGeek Unveils New Minecraft Gear

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ThinkGeek has teamed up with Minecraft developer Mojang for some cool gear to decorate your home or office. The Minecraft Foam Pickaxe is a full-size replica of the stone pickaxe from within the game. While fans won’t be using the pickaxe to mine actual cobblestone, the durable EVA foam is a perfect companion to the Minecraft Sticky Note Cube. It is a pixilated cube of sticky notes for your desk. The axe will sell for $19.99 and the note cube sells for $9.99.