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DIY Laser Ball is 21st century human cat toy

DIY Laser Ball is 21st century human cat toy

If there's one criticism we've always had about laser pointers it's that only one person can run the risk of blindness at a time; thank goodness for tinkerer Matthew Leone's DIY Laser Ball project, which opens the door to up to 14 lasers. Leone's awesome Instructable packs a tennis ball with lasers and a microcontroller to create what's described as "a cat-toy for humans" or a remote control "first-generation lightsaber training droid."

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250k tire stack in Calhoun County spotted from space

250k tire stack in Calhoun County spotted from space

The Chinese are busy with their lines and shapes in the desert while someone in South Carolina has been busy racking up a massive collection of old tires to the tune of roughly 250,000 of them. The site where the tires have been dumped is on private land that is located between Highways 6 and 267. There is no address to the property according to officials.

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RIM speaks on user defections: Buy our new stuff

RIM speaks on user defections: Buy our new stuff

RIM has responded to allegations that a significant number of its enterprise customers plan to defect from the BlackBerry platform in 2012, suggesting that they're probably unhappy because they're not using the latest models from its range. The Canadian company has not had a chance to review the EMA findings - which discovered 30-percent of businesses with 10,000 or more BlackBerry users intend to ditch the platform next year - it said, but "would be interested in finding out" whether those questioned were using BlackBerry 7 phones on Enterprise Server v5.0.3.

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MB&F Legacy Machine 1 watch floats the balance wheel

MB&F Legacy Machine 1 watch floats the balance wheel

Bizarro watch maker MB&F has launched a new model, and while the new Legacy Machine 1 (LM1) may not be as obviously eye-catching as a fey purple owl, a second-glance shows this is just as unique as their previous "horological machines." Built around a brand new movement - visible through a crystal back - the LM1's distinguishing feature is the balance wheel, pulled up front to float actually above the face itself.

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Faster-than-light Neutrinos could undermine Einstein

Faster-than-light Neutrinos could undermine Einstein

Einstein's theory of special relativity, one of the core tenets of modern physics, could have been discovered flawed according to particle speed experiments by a group of Italian scientists. The team found sub-atomic particles fired from the CERN particle research facility in Geneva toward the Gran Sasso Laboratory in Italy arrived quicker than light would be expected to, Reuters reports, with the neutrinos turning up at the scientists' sensors 60 nanoseconds earlier than light could.

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Bartz: Yahoo! board “f*#ked me over”

Bartz: Yahoo! board “f*#ked me over”

Former Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz has struck out at the company's board, saying that "these people f*cked me over" and revealing that she bluntly challenged chairman Roy Bostock when he fired her over the phone. The ousted chief exec asked Bostock "why don't you have the balls to tell me yourself," she said in interview with Fortune, after he reportedly read a prepared statement from the Yahoo! legal team rather than tell her in his own words.

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Google Freddie Mercury Doodle wows Queen fans [Video]

Google Freddie Mercury Doodle wows Queen fans [Video]

Google has revealed a new homepage doodle which celebrates the birthday of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, an ambitious multimedia animation that sees the flamboyant entertainer - who would have been 65 this year - navigate the lyrics of his hit "Don't Stop Me Now." The 1:39 long piece sees Mercury straddling an 8-bit tiger, blasting alien spaceships with a rainbow Google-ray, and riding a float pulled by mustachioed bears.

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