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First Broken iPhone 4 Shows New Glass Isn’t That Resistant [Rant]

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The iPhone is made of aluminosilicate glass. Apple says it’s “chemically strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic” and it’s “ultradurable and more scratch resistant than ever.” Well, not enough to survive a 3.5-foot drop. More

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Bill Gates and Friends Urge US Government To Triple Energy Research Spend [Energy]

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BP’s oil spill disaster isn’t even the half of it. Bill Gates ; the CEO of General Electric Jeffrey Immelt , and various other senior-level corporate-types have issued a plea to the US government to triple spending on energy research to $16bn/year. More

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How a Silly Phone for Teens Reveals Microsoft’s Plan for Us All [Cloud]

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Despite its mobile prowess, Apple sucks at the internet . But surprisingly it’s Microsoft—not Google—that’s best positioned for Our Future in the Cloud. Here’s why. More

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The BP Effort Feels Way Too Much Like This [Humor]

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Watching BP’s continued, repeated failures would almost be funny if it weren’t so gut-wrenching. If only there were a perfect analogy for how it felt watching the unraveling, in hilarious comic strip form.

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Auto-Tuned Sagan Strike Again With The Case for Mars [Space]

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“Mars is a world of wonders” sings Carl Sagan . And he’s right. Here you can see him telling us why we should go now, instead of staying in orbit looking into our belly buttons. [ Cosmic Log ] More

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Logitech Replaces Harmony Remotes with Free Apps for Google TV [Harmony]

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Logitech’s Harmony remotes are among the most acclaimed, most popular programmable remotes in the industry. But in a forward-looking move, Logitech is turning Harmony into a free iPhone/iPod/Android app to work with their Google TV companion box . More

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PingChat! Makeover Looks Good [IPhone Apps]

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PingChat! (formerly known as Ping!) has received an overhaul. The iPhone messaging app now has a better looking user interface, allows for group chats, can send images and videos, and is ad-free. Not too shabby. More

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Redbox’s Blu-ray Rentals Will Be $1.50 [Redbox]

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The president of one-dollar-DVD booth rental chain Redbox says that he wants the Blu-ray rentals to be $1.50 a night, using any thin excuse to charge people slightly more for what’s essentially the same size product. More

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Question of the Day: Do You Want an HTC Evo 4G? [Qotd]

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That HTC Evo 4G looks to be one monster of a phone. It’s got essentially everything us serious nerds are always clamoring for, and it’s the first WiMax phone to boot. So, do you want one or what

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You Won’t Be Able To Tether An iPad To An iPhone [Update: Not AT&T’s Fault?] [Att]

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What’s going on here? First we get iPhone tethering option , but to use them we have to give up unlimited data plans . Now we’re told that we can’t tether our iPads to our iPhones even if we do that

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