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Google Glasses stunt demo dive video released

Google Glasses stunt demo dive video released

Google made keynote history at IO yesterday, skydiving Google Glasses into the venue with the help of a team of stunt bikers and rappellers, and now the company is sharing some behind-the-scenes details. Unsurprisingly, an extreme-sports demo like that requires some practice, and Google has released a video of some of the test jumps Project Glass accompanied, which you can see after the cut.

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Google Project Glass goes skydiving at IO in best demo stunt yet

Google Project Glass goes skydiving at IO in best demo stunt yet

Google has demonstrated a Google+ Hangout beamed from Project Glass, with company co-founder Sergey Brin interrupting Vic Gundotra's keynote presentation to share live footage from skydivers overhead IO. "This is one of the things we've been experimenting with Glass, the ability to really share" Brin said, "we've shown photos but this is something we haven't tried" as the two Glass-sporting skydivers leapt from a blimp flying above San Francisco.

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Squishy musical madness as your sofa becomes a speaker dock

Squishy musical madness as your sofa becomes a speaker dock

Convergence, you have reached your pinnacle. DFS has taken furniture and iPod audio docks to their logical, mashed-up conclusion with the Trophy Cuddler Audio Sofa, a two-person chair for those who daren't snuggle without musical accompaniment.

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Intel goes tiger dancing in bizarre Ultrabook promo

Intel goes tiger dancing in bizarre Ultrabook promo

Intel's ultrabook marketing strategy has taken a turn for the bizarre, with the chip company looking to a dancing moon tiger - and, at a recent Japanese press event, a group of 100 backup dancers - to push the MacBook Air rivals. While in North America and Europe, Intel has generally been focusing on how thin ultrabooks are, without necessarily sacrificing power, in Japan a somewhat more unusual campaign has rolled out. Check out the videos after the cut.

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Glove One: Talk to the hand, ‘cos the Nokia ain’t listening

Glove One: Talk to the hand, ‘cos the Nokia ain’t listening

If you've ever held your hand to your head, thumb and pinkie outstretched, and mouthed "call me" across a crowded room, then Glove One is the phone for you. The handiwork of Bryan Cera, and resembling a cross between a Michael Jackson stage costume and Iron Man's suit, Glove One builds a voice-only phone into a glove with buttons along the inside of the fingers.

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Samsung memory ads lampoon lag (but do they swipe at Apple too?)

Samsung memory ads lampoon lag (but do they swipe at Apple too?)

Samsung's advertising team is at it again, this time coming up with some would-be virals pushing the company's memory, but already the firm finds itself at the point end of Apple-bashing accusations. The trio of clips focus on the frustrations caused by memory bottlenecks: freezing, batteries draining in short order, and persistent loading balls. It's the latter, though, that has market watchers questioning who, exactly, Samsung's target is.

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Gorilla undergoes surgery for broken jaw at human hospital

Gorilla undergoes surgery for broken jaw at human hospital

A gorilla named Motuba that lives at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo got into a fight sometime last week and ended up with a broken jaw. Motuba is a 27-year-old silverback gorilla and zoo officials believe that Motuba likely got in a fight with the younger gorilla seeking a more dominant position in the tribe. No one witnessed the fight.

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This man made snack-time suck

This man made snack-time suck

Light the torches and sharpen the pitchforks; the man who made bags of potato chips so darned difficult to open has confessed his wicked crimes. Engineer John Spevacek made the bizarre admission this week, 'fessing up to being "that guy" who decided bags of chips should be sealed more strongly after complaints that the bags had been popping when shifted from high to low pressure in transit.

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Sea Shadow stealth boat goes up for auction

Sea Shadow stealth boat goes up for auction

The US Navy is auctioning off the stealth boat that provided the inspiration for the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, though the buyer must break the ship down for scrap rather than stage any clandestine raids. Sea Shadow was a 1983 project into marine stealth technology that, for almost ten years, covertly sailed the oceans without nary a blip on radar screens. However, after hopes of donating the ship to a museum failed, the Navy decided scrapping it was the only way to dispose of it.

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Samsung denies staging “Wake Up” anti-Apple flashmob

Samsung denies staging “Wake Up” anti-Apple flashmob

Samsung has denied any involvement with the "Wake Up" flashmob staged outside an Apple Store in Australia, despite suggestions that it was an escalation of the company's anti-iPhone campaign. Reported earlier this week, the flashmob saw dozens of black-clad men and women holding "Wake Up" signs converge outside of the Sydney Apple Store. However, "Samsung Electronics Australia has nothing to do with the 'Wake-Up Campaign" the company told SlashGear today.

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Android Instagram prompts iPhone ire

Android Instagram prompts iPhone ire

Instagram for Android could've been a vast, sharing love-in between original iOS and new Android users, but platform rivalry has reared its head once more and the fanboys are out in force. Released yesterday after several months of teasing, the new Android version of the app prompted outpourings of disgust from iPhone users, Android Community reports, taking to Twitter under the #teamiphone banner.

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Forget Air Display: turn your Kindle DX into a second screen

Forget Air Display: turn your Kindle DX into a second screen

If Air Display for the iPad caught your fancy but you have a Kindle DX rather than Apple's tablet, how about turning that E Ink ereader into a secondary screen instead. Arguably a whole lot less practical for general use, the nonetheless clever hack detailed by TinyApps involves jailbreaking the Kindle DX and then using a VNC viewer to set it up as a remote screen for your Mac.

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