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American Gadget News for 9 Oct 2013

If you don't care about the Mileys and the Biebers like most sane humans of this world, one of the most iconic music videos to you is probably Michael Jackson's Thriller. Or maybe Billie Jean. Or is... it Smooth Criminal? Beat It? Actually, it can be five more MJ creations. But Thriller is somethin'. And it's even more somethin' when masterfully recreated with Lego. This isn't your usual pop culture rendition cutely done with Lego minifigures, it's recreating an epic scene of a short musical with Lego bricks as pieces of art. Magnificent. [Talking Animals via BoingBoing]
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Disney has a knack for making the mundane magical, whether it's transforming a pumpkin into a carriage or a few sheets of paper into a generator. The team from Disney Research accomplished the latter... by constructing a simple mechanism with a few low-cost items, like Teflon, conductive adhesives, ...
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Reuters: Panasonic Is Going toAccording to Reuters, Panasonic is going to stop production of its fantastic plasma TV sets by March 2014. That sucks. But also not surprising since previous reports had hinted at Panasonic planning... to cut its TV production and that the TV market has been overtaken by seemingly every other technology not named plasma.
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Almost All of America'sThat pesky government shutdown is still causing all kinds of problems, and this one's a doozy. Starting Thursday, some 90 percent of the workers who watch over America's 100 nuclear reactors will be... furloughed. Since these guys are sort of the first line of defense in a nuclear disaster, that's really bad news.
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gdgt's best deals for OctoberReady to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you've come to the right place. Our friends at sister site gdgt track price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some... of the best deals they've found right here. But act fast! Many of these are limited-time offers, ...
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You Can Run Full Android AppsThe Samsung Galaxy Gear is basically a tiny phone on your wrist . It already has its own apps like Snapchat and Pocket (whyyy?) but if you're really insane, you can make it run real Android apps too.
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The Only Acceptable Way ToYour parents probably weren't too keen when you were cramming food in your mouth at the dinner table like a feral child. But you're all grown up now; you can eat however you want. And if that includes... the use of a spoon that looks like the heavy-duty scoop you'll find on a construction site backhoe, so be it.
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Nintendo opens online shop inNintendo's cutting out the middleman and going straight to consumers. Today, the company's UK outfit launched a full-fledged online shop that aims to sell a range of games and consoles from its... existing product lines. Unlike Nintendo's US online retail effort, which is really a "store" in name only, ...
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On the heels of the recent discovery that accelerometers could be used as indicators for Alzheimer's disease comes yet another potential diagnostic tool, one that most of us already have in our... pantries: peanut butter.
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Google Maps preview nowWhen the Google Maps web preview launched, it omitted the previous version's multi-point directions -- a big setback for tourists and other frequent travelers. Much to our relief, the company just... brought this navigation back for Americans. Preview users only need to hit a button to add extra ...
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The Moto X Is $100 Cheaper OnThe best Android phone for most people is 50% off on Amazon right now on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Here's the Gizmodo Review . It's even better after the recent update to the camera.
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Google Maps Adds MultipleGetting to one destination and then having to input your next destination manually? Who has the time? Years of your life have been wasted with this arduous task. But now, finally (or, rather, once... again) you can add multiple destinations all at once in Google Maps.
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33 People Hiding in ThisThanks to a discovery made by one Lincoln-loving professor from North Carolina, the subjects in this classic photo taken at Gettysburg have been called into question. Is that really Lincoln? Or is... that other guy Lincoln? And most importantly--what else might be lurking in those creased sepia shadows? Fortunately, you all were more than happy to provide us with the answers.
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HP Chromebook 11 review: isWe've seen Chromebook prices get cheaper and cheaper, but the majority opinion appears to remain the same: they're nice laptops in theory, but they don't cut it in the real world. Interesting, then,... that Google's marketing the new HP Chromebook 11 as the laptop "for everyone." One thing that we ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad A10 leaksIf convertible Lenovo PCs like the Yoga 2 Pro are well beyond your price range, we have good news. The company has prematurely uploaded PDF manuals that reveal the IdeaPad A10, a 10.1-inch Android 4.2... laptop with a fold-back display. The device is clearly focused on entry-level users between its ...
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This Wild Wallpaper Turns YourEver had the urge to turn your home into a life-sized curiosity cabinet? Would you love to surround yourself with full-scale lions, oversized insects, and realistic depictions of human skeletons? Do... you often construct your own personal Night At The Museum-style fantasies? If you've got a taste for the strange but are a bit short on space, this new Panoramiques wallpaper collection might be just the 2D accent to liven up your home decor.
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T-Mobile reportedly set toCould this be the global data plan of our dreams? A fan site for Shakira, the artist set to perform at T-Mobile's UnCarrier event tonight, published a teaser on its Facebook page today. The image... above suggests that the carrier will announce data plans that include global roaming in more than 100 ...
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Shooting Challenge: GovernmentWe've all heard, the U.S. government is shut down . And to celebrate the absurdity, we're going to photograph things that are closed, abandoned, and if you're really clever, shut down specifically... because of the government.
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Review: Samsung Galaxy NoteRemember when people used personal computers--desktops and laptops--to check email, view video and keep tabs on Facebook? Back in that far-away era, I'd have several windows open for Web browsers, a... word processor, a photo editor and sometimes a reader for PDF documents.
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MacPaint In Your Browser LetsIf it wasn't for artists who embraced the company's computers, Apple might not have survived to release the iPod. And were it not for MacPaint, the simple (by today's standards) bitmap-based painting... program included with the original Macintosh, those artists may have never fell in love with Apple in the first place. But if you're too young to remember what all the fuss was about, now you can relive MacPaint in your browser with CloudPaint.
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Toyota and game devs team upWhat happens when you take Toyota's money, a team of game developers, an Oculus Rift, an aging driving game arcade machine setup, and throw them all together? You get "CorollaCade," the embarrassingly... named / extremely cool advergame that Ogeeku (the aforementioned dev team) created for Toyota using ...
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Google Drive updates SlidesUsers of Google Drive will be happy to know that today brings a handful of improvements to Slides, though the update is relatively minor. As you can see in the image above, slides will now be set to... widescreen by default, giving you ample room to add text or images to your heart's content. ...
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If this next-generation display technology developed by Asukanet ever goes past the concept stage, the days of huddling over an ATM display to block your balances from prying eyes could be over. With... a viewing angle of just plus or minus 20 degrees, the Aerial Imaging Plate has a very specific sweet spot that ensures your private info stays private.
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17 Jobs That Robots WereRobots are stealing our jobs. Again.
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YouTube: you know it as a land where even the most adorable video of a puppy can devolve into a thread of racist, sexist, homophobic gobbledygook in an instant. But would it help if the site's... notoriously awful comments were sung by an angelic choir?
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