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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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The White House Is Full of iPad Users [Apple]

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Gadget-savvy Barack Obama has surrounded himself with iPad owners, it appears. Joe Biden’s got one . Communications/press members Dan Pfeiffer , Ben Finkenbinder and Bill Burton smear fingerprints on theirs

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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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Comic Viewer For iPad Lets You Surf For Comics In-App [Comics]

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When we did our last round-up , the state of reading comics on the iPad was basically “good, not great.” A few shortcomings keep Comic Viewer from achieving that greatness, but goodies like in-app comic downloading make it a worthy contender. More

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Hints of Life Found on Saturn Moon [Saturn]

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Two potential signatures of life on Saturn’s moon Titan have been found by the Cassini spacecraft. But scientists are quick to point out that non-biological chemical reactions could also be behind the observations. More

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A Day In The Life Of A Coder [Humor]

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I may wish that everything in life could be coded , but I’m happy that I’m not a codemonkey. Because let’s face it: I don’t have the skills and definitely couldn’t cope with days like this very often. [ GeekAndPoke via Digg ] More

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The 5 Dumbest Products in America, Circa 1977 [Retromodo]

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It’s 1977 and you’ve got a potentially world-changing semiconductor on your hands—but how do you market the thing? By trashing toasters, telephones, cars, and especially TVs, which are so dumb they can’t even pay your taxes! (What?) More

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