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Cat Immersion Project creates crowdsourced kitty cocoon

Cat Immersion Project creates crowdsourced kitty cocoon

Here's something Google's Glass can't do: create a virtual tent of cats for those times when you can't be around your favorite furball. The Cat Immersion Project is the bizarre and brilliant DIY handiwork of the staff at the Seattle Children's Hospital, projecting photos of more than 3,000 cats into a tented space - complete with purring sound effects - so that 16-year-old cancer patient Maga Barzallo Sockemtickem could get her dose of felines despite being in protective isolation.

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Curiosity rover tags Mars with Morse tire tracks

Curiosity rover tags Mars with Morse tire tracks

NASA's Curiosity rover may not look like an urban menace, but the robot explorer will in fact be steadily tagging the Martian surface as it trundles, leaving a name-check of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory back home. The clandestine graffiti is thanks to part of the rover's visual odometry system, John Graham-Cumming points out, which tracks the marks left by a series of asymmetrically arranged holes in the wheels. The position of those holes, however, isn't random: in fact, it's Morse Code.

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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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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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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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