Anatomy of an Apple Rumor [Infographic]

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Rumors are pouring out of Apple HQ all the time–some are insane (looking at you, three-monitored MacBook) and some are dead-on (“lost” iPhone 4, anyone?) But how do the rumors get started, and how, once they’ve been leaked, do they snowball? This infographic was designed by  Chris Kalb for PC Mag. [DViCE]

The Evolution of the Big Dog Robotic Mule [Video]

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We’ve posted about Big Dog quite often on [GaS] in the past, so I thought you guys would enjoy seeing this video showing the evolution of Boston Dynamics’ robotic mule throughout the years. Enjoy! [Via]

E-Ink Technology Explained & Color E-Ink [Video]

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In the following video, Sriram Peruvemba, vice president of marketing at Eink, explains how the technology behind E-Ink displays actually work. He then goes on to talk about future developments in the technology. Check it out: [Via]

Facebook and Twitter Team Up

Facebook was quick to respond to the flight of people over to Google+ when it launched, with a new feature that easily targets what groups can see your status updates. Now the social media giant has teamed up with Twitter in a move to block out Google’s attempt at getting a foothold in the market. […]

The Raincatch [Video]

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Raincatch from Hyeona Yang on Vimeo. This is a fascinating invention that appears to serve no practical function.* The idea: collect rainwater, purify it in your raincoat, and store it to drink through a straw while walking in the rain. I think. As a water purifier, it sounds great. As a raincoat, awesome. But having […]

New Self-Inflating Tire Technology [Video]

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Check out this short video showcasing the technology behind the pumptire as well as a prototype demo showing a pressure rise from 22-52psi as the tire is being used. [Via Neatorama]

Chloe Holmes’ Amazing Bionic Hand

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15-year-old Swindon, UK-resident Chloe Holmes has become the youngest person in Europe to be fitted with a bionic hand. After contracting chicken pox as a toddler, Chloe came down with septicemia, which claimed the young girl’s fingers. Her whole life she’s been wearing rubber hands which would cover up her lack of fingers, but were […]

Stupid Robots Are Stupid [Video]

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Set aside your fears of SkyNet and Asimovian human enslavement; if they are anything like these, I for one welcome our robot overlords. Bucking the trend of super-smart robot developments, Bacarobo participants seek to build the stupidest, least useful automated machines ever. Bacarobo, the Stupid Robot Championship, is a showcase for just such robots. The […]

Extending battery life is a walk in the park

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University of Wisconsin researchers have come up with a way of converting human motion into energy to power a smartphone. But they say a commercial model is years away. While the principle of using kinetic energy from a person walking to power a device has been explored in the past, Tom Krupenkin and Ashley Taylor […]

The Mercedes-Benz Buggy

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Is that what a Mercedes buggy looks like? Well, close: actually that’s the Mercedes-Benz F-Cell Roadster concept car. It’s a hydrogen electric fuel-cell powered, joystick controlled, bicycle-wheeled buggy. [Source]

iPhone to Carry Earthquake Warnings

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< Apple is adding earthquake notification for Japanese users of the iPhone. But the alerts aren’t in an app: instead they are built into the operating system itself. The iOS5 feature was uncovered by 9to5Mac, which was sent a screenshot of the Japanese edition. It connects the device to an early warning system launched in […]

Teenager Uses Fibonacci Sequence to Improve Solar Panels

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How can we make solar panels work up to 50% better? Thirteen-year-old teenager named Aidan Dwyer discovered how trees use math in order to maximize photosynthesis, and thought that it could well be applied towards solar panels: On a bleak winter hiking trip to the Catskill Mountains, the 7th-grader from New York noticed a pattern […]