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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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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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Titanic director tweets from ocean’s deepest point

Titanic director tweets from ocean’s deepest point

Titanic director and deep-sea diving enthusiast James Cameron has tweeted from the bottom of the ocean's deepest point, down 36,070 feet in the Marianas Trench's Challenger Deep, and promising unseen footage of the inhospitable region. Cameron's dive is the first single-person attempt ever, with the director squeezing himself into a bullet-shaped submersible capable of withstanding the 15,969 PSI pressures.

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Zombie mall promises movie-style undead battle

Zombie mall promises movie-style undead battle

With the necessary skills to fend off the zombie menace still absent from most school curricula, it's time to take matters into your own hands and make sure your loved ones know how best to handle the undead. Taking place at an abandoned, soon to be demolished shopping center near London in the UK, the Zombie Shopping Mall Experience is a £119 ($189) masterclass in being chased by brain-hungry hoards and keeping them at bay, albeit with airsoft guns and movie-grade special effects.

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DIY Birdman soars like an albatross

DIY Birdman soars like an albatross

"Up in the air, Junior Birdman!" A Dutch inventor has successfully created a pair of human-scale bird wings that, thanks to a DIY control system using Wiimotes among other things, allowed him to fly around 100m. Enthusiast Jarno Smeets mimicked the wing design of an albatross, with wings crafted from kite fabric and the flyer's own flapping efforts amplified by motors.

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Pirate Bay Torrent drones could soar over piracy rules

Pirate Bay Torrent drones could soar over piracy rules

High-profile torrent site The Pirate Bay has threatened to take its content to the skies, with the perhaps tongue-in-cheek suggestion of GPS-controlled wireless drones that could automatically host nodes. The site's odd suggestion is using low-power, compact computers like Raspberry Pi, guided by GPS and connected using cheap wireless systems, floated "some kilometers" so that takedowns will need to involve physical destruction by planes.

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New iPad lines form outside Apple Stores

New iPad lines form outside Apple Stores

Apple's new iPad doesn't arrive in stores for a week, but the queues are already starting to form outside the company's flagship stores. SlashGear stumbled across Ali and Zohaib kicking off the line at Apple's Regent Street store in London today, the first lonely iPad fanatics desperate to get their hands on the Retina Display toting tablet.

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PS Vita ad funds Anonymous as Atari Teenage Riot donates fee

PS Vita ad funds Anonymous as Atari Teenage Riot donates fee

Sony has inadvertently found itself funding FreeAnons, after band Atari Teenage Riot agreed to one of its tracks being used in a PS Vita commercial but donated the fee to the Anonymous legal support group. Alex Empire of Atari Teenage Riot has some history with Sony - the company used a track of his without permission back in 1999 in a Handycam commercial - and so couldn't resist suggesting track Black Flags when the Japanese company came looking for music for its new Vita advertising campaign. The song contains multiple references to Anonymous and has been used in several Occupy Wall Street (OWS) promotional videos.

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