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Aquabotix HydroView is like AR Drone for deep-sea diving

Aquabotix HydroView is like AR Drone for deep-sea diving

If you're one of those people for whom your iPad is merely an amalgamation of things that you can show to your friends and go "hey, check this out!" then this is the perfect gadget for you. It's the HydroView fom Aquabotix, and it allows you to submerge a vessel underwater, then beam live video from said vessel to your Apple tablet. If you said "oh, it's one of those things," then you're exactly right.

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Geek tries to set balloon popping record using a laser

Geek tries to set balloon popping record using a laser

There are laser pointers, and then there are LASER pointers. Wicked Lasers certainly makes the latter with some of the most powerful handheld lasers you can buy anywhere. The company even has some lasers that are powerful enough to blind satellite sensors in orbit, and others can burn things and pop balloons. A geek has taken one of those Wicked Lasers powerful handheld units and used it to try to set a Guinness world record.

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Google’s latest easter egg: Zerg Rush

Google’s latest easter egg: Zerg Rush

Quick! Go type “do a barrel roll” into Google. Fun, right? Google has added their latest easter egg which is in the same vein. If you go to Google today and type in “zerg rush”, you’ll be met with a wave of O’s representing zerglings attacking the results. In order to defeat them and protect your “base”, you’ll need to frantically click on them. Careful though: the numbers rapidly increase no matter how awesome your APM count is.

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Ron Paul supporter creates Ron Paul: Road to REVOLution video game

Ron Paul supporter creates Ron Paul: Road to REVOLution video game

There's a new video game in the works that will let you trailblaze across the 50 states, collect gold, and fight off against a series of boss battles. Nope, this isn't the latest Kinect-powered Xbox 360 blockbuster. It's a humble creation by an ardent fan of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. The game is called Ron Paul: Road to REVOLution, and it has received its contribution goal on Kickstarter.

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University of California in San Diego prof writes paper on stop signs, avoids ticket

University of California in San Diego prof writes paper on stop signs, avoids ticket

If you happen to be a police officer and write someone a ticket for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, you better hope that person isn't a college physics professor. Because if he is, you might have to go to court against someone like Dmitri Krioukov. Krioukov received such an infraction and decided to use that opportunity to put his knowledge of physics to use.

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iPhone games brought to life in Hey Geronimo video

iPhone games brought to life in Hey Geronimo video

Ever wondered how some of your favorite iPhone games would look like in real life? Well, you can find out by watching this fun and creative music video from Australian indie pop band Hey Geronimo. The video includes real life versions of Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Flight Control, Cut the Rope, and Plants vs. Zombies.

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Behind the scenes of the Google pumpkin doodle for Halloween

Behind the scenes of the Google pumpkin doodle for Halloween

The grossest part of Halloween for me is the pumpkin carving. It's fun for sure, but scooping all the guts out of the pumpkin isn't fun for me. It also seems that each year our pumpkins last only about a day once carved before they are a collapsed gooey mess on the front porch. Google is infamous for its doodles that replace the logo on anything remotely resembling a holiday or special occasion and it has one up for Halloween today.

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Roombas take on Video Game costume [Video]

Roombas take on Video Game costume [Video]

If you're a lover of either Mario Brothers or the Legend of Zelda, you're in for a tiny bit of a treat. There's an art show that goes on every year around this time going by the name iam8bit, this year going by the name SUPER iam8bit. This show features over 100 artists showing off works of all mediums from electronic to flat out paint covering 80's video games in their own loving way. The video you're about to see shows a set of roombas with hats commissioned by the iam8bit core team and fabricated by artist/designer Kelice Penney. Cool beans!

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Power Up puts electric motor on paper airplanes

Power Up puts electric motor on paper airplanes

I used to build paper airplanes a lot as a kid. I once tried to graft one of the rubber band propellers from those little balsa wood planes you could get at the store onto the paper planes with no success. I was never able to get the balance right and the planes always crashed. A cool new gadget called Power Up has broken cover that will give you an electric engine for your paper airplanes.

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