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Android ICS Media Player Just for $100

by mobilemag Gigantic multimedia theater PCs have quickly started to become displaced in favor of light weight Android devices that can do many of the same things, but at much cheaper price points. The newest addition to the Android media player family comes from Diamond Multimedia, under the name AMP1000. The box has 1080p playback […]


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Now Solar Panel can be made using Cheap Metal

New research out of Berkeley Lab and the University of California suggests that it is possible to make solar cells from any semiconductor, opening the door to solar panels made from cheaper, more abundant materials. Until now, phosphides and sulfides of metals have been judged ill-suited for solar cells because of the near-impossibility of chemically […]


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The Google self-driving car project has been around for some time

by thenextweb The Google self-driving car project has been around for some time, but has crossed a milestone of over 300,000 miles tested. If you hang out in Mountain View around the Google Plex at all, you’ll see these cars driving around with funny contraptions on the roof. You might also spot one on the […]


World’s first Voice over LTE launches in Korea; US stuck with 3G calls

by arstechnica A South Korean telecom provider is launching what appears to be the world’s first commercially available Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service tomorrow. SK Telecom announced that its high-definition Voice over LTE technology will be embedded in the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE and “most of” its future LTE smartphones. 4G LTE services are widely […]


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NASA’s Mars Rover Crashed Into a DMCA Takedown

by 9to5google NASA’s livestream coverage of the Curiosity rover’s landing on Mars was was practically as flawless as the landing itself, a refreshing alternative to all that troubled Olympics coverage. The broadcast – full of suspense, lucky peanut-eating, and ecstatic congratulations – was slow and hard to reach at times, but NASA servers never failed. […]