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The Federal Aviation Administration Is Looking Into Pilotless Commercial Flights [Aviation]

by on Jun.10, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Art, artic, Ati, Av, Aviation, Bes, Boeing, Bp, Brin, bus, business, cat, Cia, clear, color, Commercial, day, de, Display, Drones, Ds, Dust, E, Ea, EC, Et, F2, Faa, Feeds, ff, Flight, Flights, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Industry, Insitu, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Lane, Les, Light, lights, MER, mid, mini, Mod, Ms, Nes, Nexten, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, Plane, Planes, Play, Port, Q, quant, Rc, Research, Roboaviation, Robots, RSS, Rv, ScanEagle, sea, search, serve, sight, Sport, Style, Tag, Tat, tech, thefuture, TI, transport, Transportation, TV, Us, V, Via, what, X1

The FAA wants to bring the aviation industry into the 21st century, and one particularly terrifying area of their research, announced today, is the possibility of commercial planes that fly themselves. What could go wrong, besides just about everything? 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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Get Android 2.2 On Your Motorola Droid [Droid]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 17, 2, 2.2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, Ai, Air, and, Android, android 2.2, Android22, ANT, Ants, app, AR, Art, bd, Bp, Brin, Cam, cat, clear, cv, D3, day, Dc, de, Dead, Display, down, download, droid, Droid 2, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Epa, Et, fall, Fb, Feeds, ff, forums, FP, froyo, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, hand, Hd, Home Automation, HTML, Id, Im, In, Instruction, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Les, mid, Mod, Moto, Motorola, Motorola Droid, Motoroladroid, Ms, My, NK, Of, om, One, order, Pee, phone, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Pr, Pro, ps, Ps1, Q, quant, Raw, Rc, Repair, rom, Roms, RSS, rum, Rv, S1, sand, serve, smartphone, Smartphones, source, speed, Style, tech, TI, TV, Up, Us, V, Via, Vr, Wi-Fi, world

Lest your Droid fall out of date, into disrepair, and end up on a Jawa Sandcrawler, MyDroidWorld is serving up a new Android 2.2 ROM, along with full instructions, for bringing your phone up to speed. Apparently it’s got everything except for Wi-Fi, so if you’re hankering for that Froyo, it’s well worth a look.

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Clearwire: We’re Going To Keep Unlimited Data Plans Alive [Clearwire]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 303, 3D, 3g, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, ash, Ati, Ban, Band, Bp, Broadband, cat, clear, clearwire, color, communication, communications, dash, data, data plan, data plans, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feeds, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, Imax, In, Io, Ion, ions, ipa, ipad, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Les, live, mid, Mit, Mod, Of, om, One, order, Os, Ovi, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, plan, Plans, Play, Pr, pricing, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, Red, ROAD, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Tag, tech, ted, TI, tie, Tiered pricing, TV, Unlimited, Unlimited data plans, Us, V, Vide, Video, what, WiMax, wireless, X1, XP

AT&T may be killing unlimited data plans , but wireless broadband provider Clearwire is going to keep giving us what we want. Here’s an explanation of their thoughts on unlimited data and tiered pricing —complete with a jab at AT&T. More

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The iPhone App Store Scams [Rant]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ANT, Ants, app, app store, apple, application, applications, Apps, AR, Arm, Art, ash, Ati, Ban, Bp, Cam, cams, car, cat, CBS, cc, Censor, Censorship, Cf, change, clear, Clothing, color, Content, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, E3, Ea, EC, Editorial, Et, fashion, Feeds, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, heck, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Iphone, iPhone App, iPhone Apps, Iq, Isp, Job, Jobs, La, Labels, late, Led, Les, Less cigarette, Letter, Loc, Lock, locks, magazine, Men, mid, Mod, Ms, nin, Obvious, Of, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, phone, PI, Ping, Pixel, Play, Pr, Prize, Pro, Q, quant, Rant, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, Scams, serve, ship, Shop, shopping, Show, Shows, steve, store, Stores, Style, Tag, tech, Tent, Test, TI, time, Top, TV, Up, Us, V, Women, X1

Banning a Pulitzer-winning cartoonist’s app? OK. Force the change of editorial content of a fashion magazine because it shows some lingerie?

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iTunes Newest Competition May Be Called Google Music [Google]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Bp, cat, clear, color, Companies, competition, de, Dead, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, EC, Engine, Et, Feeds, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gm, Google, google music, Hd, Hell, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ink, Io, Ion, Isp, iTunes, La, Labels, Led, Les, Link, logo, mid, Mod, Music, Nes, NK, Of, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, Pet, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, s5, sea, search, Search engines, serve, Show, Shows, Style, Tag, tech, Techcrunch, TI, TV, unconfirmed, Us, V, Wes, X1

Well, hello. The folks at TechCrunch found a (now dead) link that shows a logo that may be revealing the name of Google’s answer to iTunes: Google Music . [ TechCrunch ] More

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Help Create Some New iPhone Features [PhotoshopContest]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Art, Bp, C5, cat, classic, clear, color, contest, Contests, Covers, Dc, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feature, Features, Feeds, ff, Gadget, Gadgets, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, hand, Hd, Help, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Iphone, Isp, La, Labels, Les, mid, Ming, Mod, N1, Nes, new iPhone, nex, next, O2, om, One, Opc, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PC, phone, Phones, photo, photos, Photoshop, Photoshop Contest, PhotoshopContest, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, pre, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Shop, smartphone, Smartphones, Style, Tag, tech, Test, TI, TV, V, vers, WD, what, Wine, Wwdc, X1, XP

The new iPhone is coming next week ! And while we’ve already got a pretty good handle on what it’ll look like, this week’s Photoshop Contest is to give it some features you might not expect. More

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The Bike to Destroy All Bikes [Bicycles]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Bic, Bicycle, Bicycles, Bikes, Bp, car, Cars, cat, clear, Clips, color, Cool, Counters, cycle, d8, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, EC, eco, Et, F2, Feeds, ff, Ge, Gear, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, HTML, Id, Im, images, In, Isp, La, Labels, Les, mid, Mod, Monster, Monsterbike, Ny, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Port, Ports, ps, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Shop, Sport, sports, Style, Tag, Tat, tech, ted, TI, TV, unit, V, Vide, Video, X1

It’s a monster! It’s a bike! It’s monsterbike! And it can destroy any bicycles that it encounters. And most cars too. [ LikeCool ] More

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Google’s Handing Accidentally Acquired Data To Proper Authorities [Google]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Bp, car, Cars, cat, cc, clear, color, Companies, D3, data, de, dental, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, Engine, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, google street view, hand, Hd, Home Automation, Hori, Id, Ie, II, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Les, mid, Ming, Mod, Nes, Net, network, networks, Ny, Of, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Privacy, Pro, Protection, Q, quant, Rc, Red, rom, RSS, Rv, Sd, sea, search, Search engines, security, serve, street, street view, Style, Tag, tech, ted, thor, TI, tie, TV, Ui, V, view, Wi-Fi, work, X1

Remember the data that Google Street View cars accidentally collected from Wi-Fi networks while roaming streets? After some back-and-forth, the search engine company is handing the data over to the proper “data protection authorities”. More

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The Space Shuttle’s 12 Nightmare Scenarios [Fx]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Amateur, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Ati, Bp, cat, Cf, Chu, Cia, clear, Clips, color, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Effects, Et, Eu, Feeds, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, ions, Isp, ISS, kin, La, Labels, Launch, Les, Mac, mid, mission, Mod, Nas, Nasa, nin, om, One, Orb, Space, Video

Created by amateur special effects artist The Faking Hoaxer , this video shows the Space Shuttle in 12 different horrifying situations, be it breached or exploding at launch. It’s real enough to be stomach-churning.

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The Space Shuttle’s 12 Nightmare Scenarios [Fx]

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