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December 10th, 2005
Wall Scaling Humvee From Sharper Image

For $80 you can get your kid the gift they have always dreamed of, and you have always dreaded. This HUMVEE from Sharper Image will scale up any wall at a roaring 3300 rpm.

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December 10th, 2005
Wood Computer Case Mod

Now, would you like to have your computer in the living room, but your wife won't let you because it will stand out like a sore thumb. Well, why not fancy up the computer case a little by giving it a wood enclosure. It may sound easy, but there could be quite a few challenges ahead of you if you decide to do this. The main concept for the layout of the case was the inner and outer frames.

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December 10th, 2005
Spider Catcher – A Cure For Arachnophobia?

This spider catcher is the ultimate invention for those who are afraid of spiders and want to stop them in their tracks. When you pull the trigger on the spider catcher it will push the bristles into the spider and will hold the spider there until you release it. The nylon bristles are like glue to a spider's hairy legs which is why this is effective.

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December 10th, 2005
TeleType To Release WorldNav 3000 XL GPS In January

TeleType has made news recently with their soon-to-be-released navigation system - WorldNav 3000 XL. This little gadget will be launched at the Consuber Electronics Show in January of 2006 with a very competitive price tag of $399.

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December 9th, 2005
Microsoft Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility Update Breaks Halo 2

Microsoft recently released a backwards compatibility update to add software emulators for Ghost Recon, Ghost Recon 2, Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike, Rainbow Six 3, Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow, Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow, and Splinter Cell Chaos Theory.

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December 9th, 2005
Microsoft Flaw Being Sold On eBay

A hacker recently claimed to have a flaw for Microsoft Office Excel that would exploit a user's computer. This flaw was put on eBay to be sold and until Thursday night was up to $60 until eBay decided to pull it. Microsoft says that they are aware of the flaw and are working at a solution for it. I guess there always has to be something entertaining on eBay.

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December 9th, 2005
The Future Of Cancer Awareness Is With Cell Phones

The future continuously looks bright for the cell phone advancements. The most recent concept is allowing the camera in a cell phone to detect cancer. It would us an infrared camera and some specialized software on the phone to begin the detection process. You simply have to take a picture of yourself and send it to the lab to be analyzed, according to Dr.

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December 9th, 2005
Zen Portable Microsoft Windows Media Center

There are many times that you are on the plane or in the car and wish you had your computer with so that you could watch that movie you missed last weekend. Well, there are currently many different alternatives out there for you to do this, ranging from Video Ipods to Portable DVD Players and all the way to Laptop Computers.

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December 9th, 2005
Creative Zen Vision: M 30GB Multimedia Player

That's right, another Ipod competitor has made its way into the market. The Creative Zen resembles the newest Ipod's so much it is ridiculous. Creative has been working on this for awhile it seems, probably because of their poor mp3 music players in the past.

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December 9th, 2005
Maps And Satellite Imagery Simultaneous Overlay

While using the Google Maps API you can view the satellite images from Google Maps with the map view overlaid on top! This is not run by Google but does use the Google Maps Engine. For my home the overlay is flawless - it perfectly matches up. Click Here To View Site

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December 9th, 2005
OnStar Unintentionally Saves Some Lives

OnStar possibly saved some lives, but not because of what it is supposed to be used for! Two Michigan men were pulled over by police after an OnStar operator notified 911 that the mirror-mounted button in the men's Cadillac Escalade had been pushed several times without any feedback from the passengers.

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December 8th, 2005
Sony’s New Cyber-shot DSC-T9 Digital Camera

Sony's New Cyber-shot DSC-T9 will have a remarkable 6.0 megapixel resolution for its super slim body. Sony has officially announced this camera and is currently taking preorders for it. According to their site it will be shipping on or before January 20, 2006 so it isn't quite in time for the holidays.

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December 8th, 2005
NEC Creates A Flexible Battery That Charges In 30 Seconds

NEC announced an exciting foray into the world of bendy things today, with the revelation of their development of a 0.3mm thick flexible battery technology, that can also (allegedly) recharge in about 30 seconds. NEC sees it being used in the future for self-powered IC cards and powering electron [...]

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December 8th, 2005
Best Buy To Be Getting More Xbox 360’s on 12/18/2005

News has been leaked that Best Buy will be getting in shipments between December 11 and December 15 which will be held for their advertisement that will be released on December 18.

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December 8th, 2005
Online Anti-Virus Solution From Symantec

News has been released that Symantec is working toward providing an online anti-virus service. This could mean that when you go to places like Panera to use their free wireless Internet, that it will scan your computer before it will grant you access to their network. This could be a big step in the prevention to spreading a virus.

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December 8th, 2005
New Dell Inspiron Coupon Codes – Save $750!

These all expire after 4000 uses or on December 15, 2005: $250 off Select Inspiron Notebooks $999+ (Excludes XPS) Code: CX?3T9KJQ6X1T9 $500 off Select Inspiron Notebooks $1499+ (Excludes XPS) Code: 8QG$0WW01?GKBQ $750 off Select Inspiron Notebooks $1999+ (Excludes XPS) Code: $3?LLG4GJKCNFR

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December 7th, 2005
Microsoft And eBay Teaming Up For Piracy Prevention

Microsoft and eBay are teaming up to prevent the sale of illegal Microsoft software (surprise surprise!). Microsoft and eBay are working together to stop the sale of pirated software on the online auction site. The companies said in a statement that over 21,000 suspect software sales were removed from the eBay UK site between August and October this year.

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December 7th, 2005
Microsoft Live.com Adds Firefox Support

Just one week after the launch of Live.com, Microsoft has added support for Firefox to its new services-based Web site. But the upgrade is not entirely bug free; a minor flaw causes the tabs in search results to display improperly. The problem will be fixed shortly, according to developers. A commenter to the official Live.com blog questioned why Firefox wasn't supported at launch.

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December 7th, 2005
McDonalds Is Going To Use Windows XP

McDonalds and Microsoft on Wednesday announced a deal to utilize Windows XP Embedded across the fast food giant's stores. Microsoft's componentized version of Windows will take orders and enable them to accept new forms of payment such as gift cards, and train employees faster. Windows XP Embedded has already been deployed across "several thousand" stores in Europe and Asia.

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December 7th, 2005
Domino’s Pizza Man Couch

Ever wonder what it would be like to have your couch do just about everything. Well, now you don't have to let your imagination run wild thanks to Domino's! You might say this is the gift for the "caveman" who has everything. Domino's Pizza offers the ultimate, one-of-a-kind holiday gift: the Domino's Pizza Man Cave Couch.

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