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Location American Technology News for 1 Apr 2014

March Madness comes to an end this weekend, but it's the perfect time for the return of one of our favorite series, HBO's Game of Thrones. It's joined Sunday night by the premiere of Mike Judge's new... comedy Silicon Valley, and Turn, a new...
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The World's Fastest ConsumerApparently NOT April Fools’ joke, the world’s fastest purchasable camera lens looks to have been posted — and now sold — on eBay earlier today. Supposedly in impeccable... condition, with all caps and T-mount adapter included, the Canon 50mm f/0.75 went for a rather measly $500 in a quick “Buy It Now” purchase. While there […]
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Playstation (PS4) DualShockPrice: $11 The Playstation (PS4) DualShock Controller Light Bar Decal from FlamingToast allows you to customize your controller without leaving any permanent markings. These decal stickers simply hide... the rather odd light bar of the controller, and instead show your preferred decal...
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Ever wanted to see what New York City's maps looked like before skyscrapers took over... or before Americans took over, for that matter? It's now easy as pie. The New York Public Library has published... more than 20,000 of its historical maps under a...
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Astounding moron Sergio Rodriguez got slapped with a 14-year prison sentence earlier this month, convicted of aiming a laser pointer at an emergency medical helicopter taking a young patient to... Children's Hospital of Central California. Remember folks, trying to blind pilots midair is a very, very bad idea.
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As you settle down to watch the Opening Day night games tonight, you probably won't be thinking about the massive array of lights that illuminate the game. But that blinding artificial sunlight was... once a technological phenomenon that stunned fans and had the police threatening to shut it down.
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Select Nexus 7, Nexus 5 andGoogle has a slick 25-percent off sale on some Nexus (and a Chromebook) cases going on right now at Google Play. We saw these go on sale back in January, but if you missed your chance to pick one up... you have a second chance.     
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The Selfie Bot is a Drone ThatThe selfie bot lets you take photos of yourself using a hovering robot.     
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Title: Space Travel Alters Shape of Human Heart, Study ReportsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/29/2014 9:36:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/31/2014 12:00:00 AM
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(McMaster University) Elafin, by interacting with the transglutaminase 2 enzyme, decreased the enzymatic reaction that increases the toxicity of peptides derived from gluten. In studies with mice, the... researchers found that the administration of the elafin molecule protects the intestinal lining of the upper gut that is damaged by gluten.
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When you can hear every note and word of a song, it’s easy to be immersed in it. Hearing muffled versions of our tunes when our headphones or ear buds crap out only serves to make us a tad... crazy. If you’re accustomed to constant quality sound like what you would get out of your
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ThinkGeek's $1,000 PB&J Shopping Spree!

Think Geek - 1 Apr 2014 17:57
IT'S PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME! April 2nd is Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Day and you know what this means. Time to celebrate! We're holding a $1,000 shopping spree in honor of these tasty... concoctions.
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P0-01 Stealth Tank Is A Master Of Disguise

Ubergizmo - 1 Apr 2014 07:32
P0-01 Stealth Tank Is A MasterYou can say that military powers around the world are bent on creating and developing stealth vehicles, be it over the sea, land or air. After all, if your enemy is unable to see you or detect your... presence, it gives you the first mover advantage as well as the element of surprise – crucial elements in securing a victory on any battlefield. The PL0-01 tank is a prototype stealth tank that goes one up on what we have seen so far – it claims to be able to disguise itself to look like a car, and can seem as though it has 'disappeared' with but a touch of a button. (more…) Follow: Military, stealth, P0-01 Stealth Tank Is A Master Of Disguise original content from Ubergizmo.     
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The modern workforce is a global one, but you still need to get in some face time with co-workers and associates far and wide. ClickMeeting want's to help one lucky Engadget reader keep that personal... connection and spread their message by offering an...
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Close Encounters of the Undead Kind

Physics Buzz - 1 Apr 2014 15:56
Exoplanet eclipse. Credit: Bill Lile. Two hefeweizen-fueled scientists have completed what might be the most important scientific effort since the discovery of the Jovian-Plutonian gravitational... effect. Yesterday, Stephen R. Kane at the Center for Global Extinction Pandemic Control in San Francisco and his colleague Franck Zelziz in the Zombie Division for the Planetary Defense Institute in Bordeaux, France reported that not only might we, in our search for extraterrestrial life, uncover an alien race overrun with the fatal disease Spontaneous Necro-Animation Psychosis (SNAP), or Zombie-ism, but that the numbers are unnervingly high."We have shown that there is a significantly non-zero probability that in the search for life in the universe we will also encounter large amounts of undeath...
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Samsung Fingers Wearable Device Prank

Ubergizmo - 1 Apr 2014 05:27
Samsung Fingers WearableIt might not be April Fool's yet over here in the US, but for many other parts of the world, they are well into April 1st, and I am quite sure that there is a fair number of people who have already... been pranked. Samsung too, does not want to miss out on the April Fool's bandwagon, and have introduced Samsung Fingers, which happens to be the first all-over-hand wearable device that will boast of a flexible Super Emo-LED that will target the technology-sensitive consumer. (more…) Follow: General, april fool, Samsung, Samsung Fingers Wearable Device Prank original content from Ubergizmo.     
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Internet companies love to get into the April Fools' Day spirit, but no one takes it as seriously as Google. It's already April 1 in Japan, so it shouldn't surprise anyone that Google's first prank... has already surfaced on YouTube and within the Google Maps mobile apps for iPhone and Android.
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Anyone dreaming of casting off the shackles of Earth for the microgravity wasteland of Mars is in for some (more ) bad news. In addition to a host of other problems , the necessary 18-month... spaceflight would, apparently, lead to one very unhealthy (and spherical) astronaut heart.
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What? Wait. What. Whaaaaaa... Magic! Wait, what? Wow!
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It's time again to get involved with a Telltale Games title, this time rolling with "A Crooked Mile," the third installment in The Wolf Among Us adventure game series. This …
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What leisure activities fill up your spare time? Do you play sports, watch TV, or play games? Whatever your choice, it’s likely something you enjoy thinking about, as it’s a mental escape... from work and the humdrum of life. If a hobby makes you happy, why not pursue it? What if your passion lay with
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Xbox One update brings DVRMicrosoft's second-screen technology receives an update to allow DVR compatibility and some minor game improvements.
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Awesome video walkthroughLast week, BGR posted its massive review of the new HTC One (M8) and found it to be one of the very best smartphones on the planet and certainly the best smartphone released so far this year. However,... if you’re already sold on the greatness of the One (M8) and just want a quick video outlining all of its best features, we can’t recommend Droid Life’s new video of 25+ tips and tricks for the HTC One (M8) enough. Among many other things, Droid Life walks us through the many new gestures that HTC has added to its new device, such as the ability to both wake it up and put it back to sleep by double-tapping the display; a
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Now You Can Use Your Beard To Unlock Your Phone

The Huffington Post - 1 Apr 2014 17:55
Now You Can Use Your Beard ToYour friends appreciate how awesome your beard is. Isn't it time your phone did, too? Introducing BeardSwipe, an innovative app that allows the bearded among us to unlock their phones using only their... facial hair. The app uses "beardprint" recognition technology "as a safe and convenient access point to your mobile device," Zach Goodwin, a product manager, explained in a media release. "Your phone uses a pattern based algorithm that recognizes your unique beardprint to make it safe and convenient to open." "Beardprints are one of the many forms of biometrics used to identify individuals," Zach Saale, a BeardSwipe product engineer, continued. "Each man has a unique facial follicle pattern, coarseness, and density that create what I like to call the 'thumbprint of the face.'" Because you...
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Google's Street View privacy woes may be headed all the way to the Supreme Court. After a long legal battle, this week Google asked the country's highest court to dismiss one of the lawsuits against... Google Street View. It's still unclear whether the Supreme Court will hear the case, but if it does, the ruling could have major ramifications for the privacy of unprotected Wi-Fi networks.
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