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Neato Robotics BotVac series to launch in April

Neato Robotics BotVac series to launch in April

There are several different brands of robot vacuum cleaners on the market today and they all promise to do the same things. They will clean the floors in your home without you having to push the vacuum around yourself. You can even set them to clean when you aren't at home so you don’t have to hear the vacuum run.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger to auction off tank ride for charity

Arnold Schwarzenegger to auction off tank ride for charity

Anyone who grew up in the 80's or has a penchant for 80's action movies will remember Arnie in his glory days. Back when he was ripped and destroyed anything and everything while spouting one-liners that are some of the most memorable in movies. Arnold now has a new plan that will help raise money for a charity he supports and part of the plan came from an idea on reddit.

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Senator Rockefeller opposes .sucks domains

Senator Rockefeller opposes .sucks domains

ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is the agency that gets to decide what top-level domains are added to the web. Those top level domains are things like .com, .gov, and .net for instance. In 2012, ICANN approved a bunch of new TLDs for the web including the controversial .xxx for pornographic sites.

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That Creepy Camera: Lifelogging Lessons Learned

That Creepy Camera: Lifelogging Lessons Learned

"What's that you've got there?" the barista asks, tapping his chest. I don't need to look down to know what he means. "It's a lifelogger, it takes a picture every thirty seconds, every day" I tell him; I've got my reply down-pat by now, have explained dozens of times over the past few weeks. "At the end of the day it shows me the best ones." I half-tense myself for a frown, or a "you can't wear that in here," but he just smiles, tells me it's "cool" and makes me a latte. Not exactly another convert to the wearable cause, but another in a series of unprompted interactions that started when I fastened Narrative's Clip to my lapel.

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Raspberry Pi Wolfson audio card lets users capture audio

Raspberry Pi Wolfson audio card lets users capture audio

The Raspberry Pi developer board has turned out to be a very popular device for DIY users. The Pi can be used for just about any project that the user can think up. Element 14 has announced that it has a new accessory for the Raspberry Pi available in the form of a new Wolfson audio card.

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Austin PD warns SXSW fans that Uber isn’t approved

Austin PD warns SXSW fans that Uber isn’t approved

There are thousands of people attending the SXSW music and tech festival in Austin, Texas. The festival has been around for years and that means that hoards of people from out of town need transportation services. The Austin Police Department is warning SXSW attendees to use only approved transportation services.

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The Miracle Machine quickly creates wine at home

The Miracle Machine quickly creates wine at home

If you are a fan of wine, you may think being able to make your own vino at home is something that the average person can’t do. There are plenty of kits out there for making your own beer, but if you prefer wine, your options are more limited. A new gadget has been announced called the Miracle Machine.

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Why I didn’t become a Google Glass Explorer

Why I didn’t become a Google Glass Explorer

Late last year, I reported on these pages that I was offered by Google to become a Google Glass Explorer. I had signed up to be notified when it was "opening its books" and Google offered me beta access to the program. Like everyone else, I was asked to pay $1,500 to become an Explorer and get my Google Glass headwear. I would then become the Explorer I thought I wanted to be.

When the notice came that I could join the program, my first reaction was to sign up. But then I took a step back, came to these pages to find out what the world thought, and make a decision from there. I decided against the move, realizing that right now might not be the best time to be an Explorer.

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Google Barge now docks in Stockton, California

Google Barge now docks in Stockton, California

We have talked a few times about the cool and gigantic Google Barge that the search giant has been working on. The barge is tipped to be a space where people can come to learn about new tech, but no official details have been given about what the barge will feature. Google docked its barge in San Francisco for a while.

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Dyson outs second gen Air Multiplier fan

Dyson outs second gen Air Multiplier fan

Dyson is a name that most people probably associate with expensive vacuum cleaners. Way back in 2009 the company put out its very first fan called the Air Multiplier. The strangest part about this fan is that it has no moving blades and promised to be much quieter than your typical fan.

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World’s oldest cheese found buried with Chinese mummies

World’s oldest cheese found buried with Chinese mummies

When you think of mummies, odds are you mind goes to Egypt automatically. The Egyptians weren't the only people to mummify their dead in ancient times. A group of archaeologists studying Chinese mummies has made an interesting discovery that has nothing to do with the mummification process itself. The team has discovered what they say is the world's oldest cheese.

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Automatic smartphone car link gets IFTTT channel

Automatic smartphone car link gets IFTTT channel

Automatic, the iPhone-connected car telemetry dongle, has announced a new IFTTT channel that can integrate a vehicle into the Internet-of-Things, including automatically logging journeys, sending notifications when you're about to get to work, or even controlling a smart home. The new "If This Then That" channel can be sparked by several different triggers, including ignition status and location, and then used to fire off other IFTTT-integrated services like Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, SmartThings, and more.

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