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The Daily Slash: September 27th 2010

The Daily Slash: September 27th 2010

We're at the start of another week, and it's already seen a huge announcement. Let's see if the rest of the week can keep up with the momentum put out today. In news from around the Web, Segway's boss passed away today. After that, we'll take a look around the R3 Media Network, and see what's been happening. Welcome to the Monday edition of The Daily Slash.

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Ewee-PT Takes the Glamor Out of the Segway

Ewee-PT Takes the Glamor Out of the Segway

If you've wanted a Segway, but thought it looked too "flashy" for you, then here's what you've been waiting for. It's the "little sister" of the Segway, and you should take that title to heart. Because, as you can see from the image, there isn't much here that actually looks like a Segway. Other than that curved middle-section and handlebars, it's missing that familiar over-sized base, plus all the plastic you'd want to show off.

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ColorWare Paints Segways Now

ColorWare Paints Segways Now

ColorWare is pretty notorious for doing custom paint jobs for your favorite gadgets. iPads and mobile phones, things like that. They were well known for their color-throwing ways, but notorious for the price tags that went along with it. And when they added HDTVs to their list of things that could be colored, eyebrows were raised. But now, well, we're speechless.

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The Daily Slash: March 25th 2010

The Daily Slash: March 25th 2010

Welcome to another edition of The Daily Slash, ladies and gentlemen. We're glad you could make it. It's just not the same without you, truth be told. We've got a strong batch of stories for you tonight. A bit of flashy gold goodness, some technological ridiculousness, and some deep space science that may just surprise you. And, as always, we've got it all bundled up for you in a nice, gift-wrapped package.

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Segway P.U.M.A. Project

Segway P.U.M.A. Project

Segway and GM have partnered to develop the P.U.M.A., a self-balancing individual vehicle in which the two riders have some degree of weather protection.  The Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility (P.U.M.A.) Project can travel up to 35mph, run 35 miles from one charge, and uses vehicle-to-vehicle communications to avoid collisions.

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Segway inventor creates ‘Net Zero Energy’ LED island

Segway inventor creates ‘Net Zero Energy’ LED island

Segway inventor Dean Kamen is turning his three-acre island home, the regrettably-named North Dumpling, into the first "net zero energy" island.  With no mainland electricity connection, the entire island uses solar power; Kamen has brought in Philips Color Kinetics to replace all lighting with LEDs.  Kamen has also fitted energy efficient appliances and water purification systems, some of which he invented himself.

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