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Rock Band 3 Will Try to Teach You How to Actually Play Instruments [Gaming]
Thursday, 10 Jun, 2010 – 14:52 | No Comment

Rock Band 3 is going to come with a real-deal MIDI keyboard. Yes, this new music game will attempt to teach you to actually play music . More

The Federal Aviation Administration Is Looking Into Pilotless Commercial Flights [Aviation]
Thursday, 10 Jun, 2010 – 14:20 | No Comment

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

First Broken iPhone 4 Shows New Glass Isn’t That Resistant [Rant]
Thursday, 10 Jun, 2010 – 13:40 | No Comment

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

Take Your Kindle Swimming With Its First Waterproof Case [EReaders]
Thursday, 10 Jun, 2010 – 13:23 | No Comment

Now you can float on your raft, minus the fear of getting your digital copy of Twilight waterlogged. M-Edge’s Guardian case is a bloody expensive $80, but if that means protecting your $260 ereader, then it’s well worth it. More

3D Ads From Sony, Gillette and Pixar To Air During ESPN’s World Cup Broadcast [3dTv]
Thursday, 10 Jun, 2010 – 12:34 | No Comment

The World Cup kicks off tomorrow , and ESPN has signed up three advertisers for its 3D channel . If you’re watching South Africa Vs. Mexico, keep your eyes peeled for Sony, Gillette and Pixar adverts (if you own a 3DTV). More

Japan’s Mega Solar Kite Conquered Space, But Now Needs To Fly [Space]
Thursday, 10 Jun, 2010 – 11:40 | No Comment

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

HTC Droid Incredible Root Now Available [Android]
Thursday, 10 Jun, 2010 – 11:08 | No Comment

We said it was the “best Android phone you can buy on Verizon” when we reviewed it , but if you insist on rooting it—now’s your time, courtesy of the guys at Unrevoked. [ Unrevoked - Thanks, Max! ] More

The White House Is Full of iPad Users [Apple]
Thursday, 10 Jun, 2010 – 10:04 | No Comment

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

The UK’s Fifth Carrier Confirms They’ll Carry The iPhone 4 [Apple]
Thursday, 10 Jun, 2010 – 8:46 | No Comment

What’s going on?! Vodafone, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and now Three have announced they’ll be selling the iPhone 4 when it hits on June 24th. The US’ exclusive carrier, of course, remains with AT&T.

Bill Gates and Friends Urge US Government To Triple Energy Research Spend [Energy]
Thursday, 10 Jun, 2010 – 8:31 | No Comment

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