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Japan’s Mega Solar Kite Conquered Space, But Now Needs To Fly [Space]

by on Jun.10, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ally, ANT, Ants, AR, Av, Bp, cat, cc, Ces, clear, color, d8, de, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, energy, Et, F2, Feeds, ff, game, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ikaros, Ikaros solar sail, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, japan, japanese, Kite, Kites, La, Labels, Led, Men, mid, Mod, Nes, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, Play, power, Q, quant, que, Rc, Red, RSS, Rv, sail, serve, SF, Solar, solar sail, Space, Space kite, Space sail, Space solar sail, Style, Sun, Tag, Tea, tech, Techno, Technology, TI, Travel, TV, Us, V, Wai, wait, Waiting, X1

The 20meter (diagonally) solar sail Ikaros we mentioned last month has been successfully unfurled in space by its Japanese team. Now it’s a waiting game to see if it can be used for solar-powered travel as planned. More

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Is the Internet Making Us Smarter or Stupider? [Intelligence]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A8, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Air, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Ati, Bp, Brain, C5, cat, Ces, Cia, clear, Cognition, color, communication, day, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feeds, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, intel, Intelligence, Intern, internet, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, ISS, kin, La, Labels, Les, mid, Mod, Net, Neurology, Of, Ogg, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, ps, Psychology, Q, quant, Rc, RNA, RSS, Rv, Science, serve, Smarts, soc, social, street, Style, Sue, Tag, tech, The Internet, TI, TV, Up, Us, V, Wall, Wall Street Journal, what, X1

It’s by no means a new debate, but it remains an important one, and today the Wall Street Journal tackles the issue with a pair of essays on what exactly internet’s doing to our noggins. So, which is it? More

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This Hacked Ikea Furniture Takes Care of Its Own Feng Shui [Hacks]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Ati, Av, Bp, bus, business, car, cat, Ces, clear, color, D3, Dc, de, Decoration, design, Display, down, drink, drinks, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, Engineering, Et, Feeds, Feng Shui, ff, furniture, garden, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Hack, Hacked, Hacks, Hd, Home, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Ikea, Im, images, In, Ink, Isp, La, Labels, Lite, MER, mid, Mod, My, Nes, NK, Of, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, PI, Ping, Pixel, Play, Projects, Push, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, Sensors, serve, Service, Services, Shop, shopping, Style, Tag, tech, TI, time, TV, Ui, Us, V, X1, xl

When you consider it, we’re not so nice with our furniture. We plop our heavy selves down on some pieces and put drinks on others…sometimes without coasters. We push them around, figuratively and literally. This smart furniture, however, pushes back

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Fanboyism and Brand Loyalty [Fanboys]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 787, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, Advert, advertising, age, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Ati, Bp, Brand, Brands, bus, business, cat, Ces, clear, color, Concept, cv, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Fan, Fanboy, Fanboyism, Fanboys, Feeds, ff, game, Games, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, La, Labels, Loyalty, marketing, mid, Mod, Nes, om, One, opinion, order, Pad, Padd, PC, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, pre, Q, quant, Rc, Republished, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Tag, tech, things, TI, truth, TV, Us, V, X1

The Misconception: We prefer the things we own over the things we don’t because we made rational choices when we bought them. The Truth? More

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Tron’s Sark Hoodie Is Red and Evil and Should Be Mine [Hoodies]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, Bp, cat, Ces, clear, color, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Evil, Feeds, ff, game, Games, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, God, good, Hd, Home Automation, hoodie, Hoodies, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, La, Labels, mid, Mod, Ms, Of, om, One, Opera, operating system, Operating Systems, order, Pad, Padd, photo, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, Real, Red, RSS, Rv, Sark, serve, Style, Tag, tech, ted, TI, time, Tron, Tron hoodie, TV, Up, Update, Us, V, vers, Vide, Video, X1

If you lusted for the good guy version of the Tron hoodie, you are going to terminate all your conscious processes over the Sark version. The photo above is how it really looks, taken by our very own Mark Wilson. More

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

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Aim, and, Android, Android ap, Android app, ANT, Ants, app, Apps, AR, Arm, Art, Av, BlackBerry, Bp, Bt, C5, cat, cc, Ces, Cia, clear, color, de, Display, droid, Ds, Dust, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feeds, ff, Free, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Google TV, Harmony, Hd, Home Automation, home-theater, Id, Ie, IE9, Im, images, In, Industry, Io, Ion, Iphone, iPod, Ipod Touch, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, logitech, mid, Mod, move, nin, Ny, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, phone, PI, Pixel, Play, power, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Ram, Rc, remote, Remotes, RSS, Rv, serve, smartphone, Style, Tag, tech, television, TI, TV, Us, V, vision, War, work, X1

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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Watch BP Place A Containment Dome On The Broken Oil Pipe [Bp]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Abc, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Bp, Bp oil disaster, broken, bus, business, cat, Ces, clear, color, construction, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feeds, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gm, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Leak, live, Men, mess, mid, Mod, Nes, News, Of, Oil, Oil disaster, oil spill, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, Robot, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Tag, tech, ted, TI, Top, TV, Up, Us, V, Vide, Video, Watch, X1

BP has managed to cut the top off the broken oil riser pipe and is in the process of getting a containment dome mounted over the mess. You can watch the process live here . [ ABC ] More

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A Match Made Over Dinner: Yelp and OpenTable [Food]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Ati, Bp, C5, C6, cat, Ces, clear, color, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, ff, Food, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, guide, Guides, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Make, mid, Mod, nin, nomnomnom, Ny, Nyt, Of, om, One, OpenTable, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rant, Rants, Rc, Restaurant, restaurants, Review, Reviews, Rf, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, table, Tag, Tat, tech, ted, TI, time, TV, Ui, unit, V, view, web, X1, yelp

Yelp has plenty of restaurant reviews and OpenTable lets you make reservations at many of those restaurants. Well, now you can make those OpenTable reservations directly from the Yelp website. A perfectly logical union. [ NYT ] More

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How Many Atlanta Hipsters Carry Gadgets? [Photos]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 638, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, ash, Av, Backpacks, Bag, Bp, bus, business, Cam, Camera, Cameras, car, cat, Cell, Cellphone, Ces, clear, color, Content, d8, dash, de, dev, Devices, Disco, Display, Ds, dvd, E, Ea, EC, eco, Et, ff, flickr, Gadget, Gadgets, Gaming, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Graph, graphic, Handbags, Hd, Hipsters, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, IPs, Isp, ISS, Jason travis, Jason travis persona, La, Labels, Mac, MER, mid, Ming, mission, Mod, My, Nes, nin, nintendo, Ny, Of, om, One, order, Os, ota, Otaku, Pad, Padd, Persona, phone, photo, photograph, photography, photos, PI, Ping, Pixel, Play, Polaroid, ps, Q, quant, Rc, Red, RSS, Rv, serve, Shop, shopping, snap, Style, Tag, tech, Tent, Tents, TI, time, TV, Us, V, Via, Voyeur, X1

In Jason Travis ‘ photographic mission to snap (mostly) Atlanta residents’ bag contents, he discovered many, many gadgets. Sure, there was at least one cellphone per bag—but also gaming devices, Polaroid cameras, a MacGyver DVD…[ Flickr via Kotaku ] More

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Kazaa Creators Launch New Music Subscription Service [Music]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ANT, Ants, AR, Bp, C6, cat, Ces, Cia, clear, color, Copyright, de, Display, Ds, DSI, E, E3, Ea, EC, Element, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, HTML, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, Kazaa, La, Labels, Launch, Led, Les, Men, mid, Mod, Music, Music service, Music services, Ny, Nyt, Of, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, popup, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Ram, Rc, Rdio, rip, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, Service, Services, Sharing, Sim, soc, social, Sound, sounds, Stream, Style, sub, Subs, subscription, Tag, tech, Techno, Technology, things, TI, time, TV, Up, Us, V, X1

The folks behind popular file-sharing program Kazaa are launching a new music subscription service called Rdio. From the sounds of things, it’ll be similar to existing subscription services, but with a social element: More

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