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The Daily Slash: July 1st 2010

The Daily Slash: July 1st 2010

The beginning of the month. By now, you're probably already getting ready for your fourth of July weekend, and there's definitely nothing wrong with that. We'd be lying if we said we weren't. It's a big holiday. Until then though, welcome to tonight's edition The Daily Slash. First up, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got a new rumor about a 2GHz Android device, an iPhone class-action lawsuit, and some other devices get some prices leaked. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we've got some eyewear with an integrated USB stick, and a Fujitsu netbook gets released into the world.

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Quirky Pivot Power Makes Power Strips Look Strangely Good [Video]

Quirky Pivot Power Makes Power Strips Look Strangely Good [Video]

Power strips are good things. They can be downright lifesavers if you've only got two wall outlets, and you need to plug in your 10 gadgets. But, sometimes they can be just too bulky, and if you've got a cramped space, they don't do much for your space requirements. Well, there's always imaginative people out there, and thanks to a company called Quirky, we get to see the Pivot Power in action.

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Stamp.y Digital Camera Lets You Stamp Your Pictures Into the World

Stamp.y Digital Camera Lets You Stamp Your Pictures Into the World

In today's world, images are usually stored on some digital format or another. Just the way things have changed over time. It's definitely not a bad thing, but it does make us wish we could sit around with the family and go through some old-school photobooks. While the Stamp.y won't help you do that, at least not in the sense we mean, we do have to give the designer credit for doing something remarkably original.

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IC Social Communicaton Tool Makes Communicating to Loved Ones Easy

IC Social Communicaton Tool Makes Communicating to Loved Ones Easy

Keeping in touch with people that you know can be pretty easy now-a-days. After all, you probably have at least a couple of devices on you at all times that can get in touch with someone, somewhere at any given moment. But, as technology continues to progress, it may seem like some of the older folks out there are getting left in the dust. And while we know that there's plenty of "old timers" out there that can use today's gadgets just fine, sometimes you just want something simple and intuitive enough to make talking to your grandmother or grandfather uncomplicated.

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Eos Triton Uses Gyroscope Technology to Transport You on One Wheel

Eos Triton Uses Gyroscope Technology to Transport You on One Wheel

There's plenty of concepts out there about what our cars of the future will look like. And, if we care basing it off the past, we can safely assume that they'll loose all their coolness in the design room floor. But, what are designers going to do when, if you lose the coolness, you lose the entire concept of the vehicle? That's exactly what would happen with the Eos Triton, which is designed from the usage of a single wheel, and using technology that's very real today.

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Sub-Tub is a whirlpool bathtub, TV, and Sink all in one

Sub-Tub is a whirlpool bathtub, TV, and Sink all in one

The Sub-Tub is a rather strange product. It’s a concept apparently and as far as the design goes, it's certainly interesting with a whirlpool tub, sink, and OLED display all rolled into one. The design would also clearly be very expensive if it were produced aiming at rich folk.

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I’m not a doctor headphones are perfect for the lazy nurse

I’m not a doctor headphones are perfect for the lazy nurse

Long ago when I was part of the normal world of people that had to wear pants and drive to work I spent many years working in the medical field where I had to carry a stethoscope everywhere with me in the hospital. I learned you could get into just about any part of a hospital with scrubs and a stethoscope.

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Diving helmet of the future is all glass and uses LEDs

Diving helmet of the future is all glass and uses LEDs

I'm not a scuba diver, but I have snorkeled and swam in a pool with goggles enough times to know that the things seriously limit your vision. If I were actually diving in the ocean, I would want my vision to be as open as possible in case Jaws was swimming up behind me or my diving partner was about to try and pants me at 150 feet.

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Green concept harvests free green power from wind and sun

Green concept harvests free green power from wind and sun

There is no shortage of green gadgets on the market today. Typically you can chose from solar or wind power generators. I have never seen a device that uses both solar and wind power to generate electricity for your gadgets and other needs.

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Universal Packaging System concept makes shipping stuff easier

Universal Packaging System concept makes shipping stuff easier

I think most of us have at one time or another sold off a bunch of the junk around our house we didn’t need or want and then had to ship the stuff to buyers around the world. The hard thing for me is always finding a box that will fit whatever it is I am shipping.

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Sonic Emotional Pulse of Music concept exposes spinning disc

Sonic Emotional Pulse of Music concept exposes spinning disc

I have seen a lot of home stereos that have a clear cover letting you see the CD or DVD spinning around inside it. This Sonic Emotional Pulse of Music concept takes that idea a bit further and exposes half the disk completely.

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Ping concept garments tell Facebook pals where you are

Ping concept garments tell Facebook pals where you are

Social networking can be a good thing and a bad thing. For some celebrities social networks like Twitter and Facebook are ways to communicate with fans. However, the networks are also a way for fans to ensure that the celebrities don’t get any peace.

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