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Steve McQueen’s 1915 Cyclone motorcycle heads to auction

Steve McQueen’s 1915 Cyclone motorcycle heads to auction

Rare cars and motorcycles that are of certain vintages can bring huge money at auctions. If those rare vehicles happen to have been owned by someone famous, they can be worth many times more. The late actor Steve McQueen had an impressive collection of old motorcycles and cars and one of his former motorcycles is heading for the auction block.

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Google Play Store merchants can sign up in 12 more countries

Google Play Store merchants can sign up in 12 more countries

Google has announced an expansion of its Play Store that will allow merchants from 12 new countries to register. This means that developers from the dozen new countries will be able to offer free and paid apps to Android fans looking for new games and other content. Add these new locations to the existing locations and merchants can sign up for Google Play in 74 countries.

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MIT researchers design a chair that can assemble itself

MIT researchers design a chair that can assemble itself

If you have ever purchased cheap furniture that you have to assemble at home, you know what an arduous processes building a table or cabinet can be. Researchers at MIT have designed some high tech furniture, albeit on a small scale, that can assemble itself. The prototype is a chair that can put itself together under controlled circumstances.

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Sony invests in self-driving automaker ZMP

Sony invests in self-driving automaker ZMP

Tech companies are flocking to the self-driving car market with some making significant investments into other firms that are helping to develop technology. Intel for instance is working on tech that will benefit self-driving cars. The big rumor the last week or so has been that Apple is set to enter into the self-driving car market. On the heels of that rumor comes confirmation that Sony is stepping into the market.

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Lightors rechargeable batteries promise over 500 uses

Lightors rechargeable batteries promise over 500 uses

Batteries can get to be a very expensive proposition if you are buying normal throwaway units each time. Especially if whatever you use them in is something like a video game controller that gets lots of use. Rechargeable batteries have been around for decades as a cheaper alternative to throw away batteries, but normal rechargeable batteries have their own quirks.

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Australian art galleries outlaw selfie stick use

Australian art galleries outlaw selfie stick use

If you have travelled to a museum or major tourist attraction, you have probably seen people using selfie sticks to get pictures of themselves at the destination. On one hand, the selfie stick means you don’t have to bother anyone you don't know by asking them to take your photo in front of whatever it is you are looking at. One the other hand, it's a selfie stick.

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