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UPenn students invent Manhacks

Sweet Jupiter’s Loins! Look at this thing. It’s a quad rotor flyer with 20 independent cameras designed to blow through windows and sneak around tight spaces nary a whisper. I’m not sure what’s scarier – the device itself or the…

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Motorola releasing two new Droids, “leaks” notwithstanding


According to the WSJ, Motorola president Sanjay Jha said that “We will introduce new Droid products in the Verizon franchise.” This probably means something like the Droid Shadow that “appeared” in a toilet recently.

We can also expect about a…

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Man shoots AT&T employee, is killed by off-duty cop

A 79-year-old man from Utica, NY entered an AT&T store with a hit list of names and a 357 Magnum. He opened fired, hitting one employee, before an off-duty police officer who was shopping at the store pulled his own…

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Hi Lux Pico Projector phone for $174? OK, I’ll bite

This Chinese phone is trying desperately to look like a Vertu but features one of the most massive pico projectors I’ve ever seen.

The NCBC 888 phone with a built in pico projector takes media on a mobile phone to…

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Exploded Andy: A t-shirt for Android fans


Are you totally into Android? Then you’re totally in luck. The folks who brought you Exploded iPad and Exploded iPhone present Exploded Andy, the Android android cut down to his component parts, including a fat, fleshy brain.

You can pick…

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Old cranks now learning to love their iPads

Remember when everyone was like “I’m returning my iPad? It’s the garbage?” That was SO early Spring 2010. The new hotness is increased iPad affection with a soupcon of wistful disappointment that comes to the folks who originally attacked the…

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CrunchGear hits the big time: Our “Getting things built” panel at #tcdisrupt

If you haven’t been watching Disrupt today, you’ve missed out. The best panel ever? Ours.
I talked to Liam Casey, Adam Hocherman, Chris Hawker, and Bre Pettis about open source hardware, manufacturing, and entrepreneurship in the manufacturing space. I won’t…

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Effectology recreates the Dr. Who theme

If you’ve ever watched old-timey Dr. Who, you probably wondered how they made the music for that series. It’s simple, really:

In 1963 Delia Derbyshire working for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop created one of the most significant and innovative pieces…

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mTouch: An affordable multi-touch web table

It’s hard out here at Disrupt for gadget geeks, but we just got lucky. Merel Technologies is showing off a very cool multi-touch web table that uses gesture recognition, object recognition, and multi-user multi-touch to create a new way to…

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Super Mario Bro. Crossover gets Ryu from Ninja Gaiden

Can you dig it? Ryu from Ninja Gaiden on the NES was a real badass. He could climb on walls and he had unlimited shuriken, a big plus when you’re going against hordes of anti-ninja forces on the NES. But…

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Confirmed: Dell Streak coming to O2 in the UK

You’ve been waiting for it! It’s the Dell Streak and it’s coming to a Carphone Warehouse near you! Wait, what?
The Streak, Dell’s 5-inch Android tablet, will arrive in June with O2, price to be announced. The device will come…

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Foxconn’s CEO speaks out against suicide, 11th employee dead


A cluster of suicides has hit Foxconn, painting the factory in a horrible light and essentially drawing outrage just about everyone. Yesterday Foxconn CEO, Gou Tai-ming, officially spoke out against the suicides and today another potential suicide occurred at about…

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Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show is GO!

This young lady is eight years old and produces something she calls Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show. Today she made a Drawdio, a pencil that plays music when you draw things. Mark at BoingBoing found her at Maker Faire and she…

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AppMakr adds features, now free for a limited time

We covered AppMakr a few months ago and found that they were a fairly cool way to make simple iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch apps with a minimum of fuss. They’ve just announced that they hit 1 million downloads onall of their custom…

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3DMark releases DirectX 11 demo

Have you ever wondered how they rate gaming laptops and desktops? Well, aside from a bunch of hand-waving and pseudo-intellectual discussion, most hardware reviewers depend on a few important benchmarks, including 3DMark 11. 3DMark traditionally pounds graphics processors and CPUs…

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Monster Diddybeats, for all your Diddy music needs


Dost thou love Diddy? Then do not squander Diddy, for that’s the stuff life is made of. Monster has just announced the avilability of the Diddybeats earbuds in black, white, and pink for $179. Best of all? Les Diddybeats includes…

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Another watchphone, this time with GPS

Oh rapture! GPS 800G watch phone is here and it’s ready to rumble! This phone has GPRS tracking, an SOS button, and can record how fast you’re moving, allowing alerts to be sent to scared and frightened parents. But don’t…

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Flash kills browsing in Android 2.2 Froyo

Brian at PocketNow posted a browser comparison video showing the iPhone, the Nexus One, and the HTC HD2 all viewing the same websites. He installed Froyo on the Nexus One and downloaded the Flash beta which allows him to run…

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New footage of LittleDog found: Run away! Run away!

So you just woke up. You had some cereal, some coffee. Hit the old elliptical and then took a shower and went to work. You fire up the old PC, get the TPS reports ready, and while the FTOPS are…

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Complain about your dropped iPhone calls… with science


We just saw a great product at the TC Disrupt Hack Day. It’s basically a class action lawsuit generator against AT&T that uses your actual call drop data to tabulate how many times your phone crashed and how many times…

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