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Don’t be a Machismo – The cellphone with cigarette lighter

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Here is one feature that has me baffled in the world of non-smoking campaigns – a cigarette lighter. You turn the phone around; slide open the safety latch, the heating element will heat up in 2 seconds, now put your cigarette on the glowing element and puff away.

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GM and Nasa build the Robonaut 2 humanoid robot

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GM and NASA are working together at the Johnson Space Center in Houston under the Space Act Agreement to develop more sophisticated robots and related technologies that will be used in the automotive and aerospace industries.

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Portable hard drive with AES-256 encryption has ATM-style keypad

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There is another portable external hard drive hitting the market. The iStorage diskGenie stands out from all - a dual-layer protection mechanism with AES 256-bit hardware encryption and ATM style PIN code security system must be used every time the drive is accessed.

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Logitech Touch Mouse converts iPhone and iPod Touch into a wireless trackpad and keyboard

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A new app from Logitech is available at the iTunes App Store. The Touch Mouse app turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a wireless trackpad and keyboard for your computer. You can type, point, click and scroll on either a Mac or PC from a distance.

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Gadget ban for Ontario in effect, no cellphones, MP3 players, laptops…

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Now as of Monday, February 1st, 2010 all drivers caught texting, emailing, browsing or dialing any hand-held electronic device — including cellphones, MP3 players, laptops, DVD players, even GPS — will face fines of up to $500. 911 calls is the only exception we get.

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Free online backups – Accessible anywhere, hopefully forever

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How many nightmares stories have you heard about people loosing all their data and the first thing you think is ‘Aren’t you backed up?’ We are going to provide you a list of 5 highly recommended reliable websites from our friends at Internet Nut so you can backup your files online and never worry again – and these are free.

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The pillow that plays music

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The MU SPACE concept pillow, when closed is an attractive music box, but when you open it, your very own relaxation chamber unfolds.

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Concept freezer uses solar power to keep the Coronas cool

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You can finally take those juicy steaks and Coronas with you on remote camping trips. A little gem called the Eco Freezer concept will keep your food nice and cold for those remote trips. It's about the size of a small picnic basket and has solar panels on the cover providing power wherever you might be.

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T-Mobile launches trackball replacement program for BlackBerry owners

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Having problems with the trackball on your BlackBerry handheld? Rest easy, as of February 15th BlackBerry Pearl 8100/8120 and BlackBerry Curve 8320 owners can go to a T-Mobile Retail Store and have your defective trackball replaced for free.

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iPhone turned fashion assistant, great apps for every style

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Every fashion app you will ever need or want is right here, thanks to the Independent and their digging. We took which ones we thought would be best for the mobile iPhone carrying fashionista, have a look and decide for yourself.

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Deposit@Mobile now available for Android, iPhone no longer alone

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Google Android Nexus One users, and other Android smartphone owners will be able to use Deposit@Mobile to deposit checks into their account without ever having to go to the bank again

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SRWare Iron Portable Browser has your privacy and security in mind

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After taking their clues from Google's Chrome Browser, SRWare created Iron, a portable web browser, based on the “Chromium” source code, that has only one focus: the user’s privacy and security.

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ZAGGsparq portable external battery pack provides juice to go

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The latest battery and backup charger from protective coating manufacturer Zagg, is only 3.5” x 3.5” x 1” in size and weighs just over half a pound. It resembles an Apple MacBook power adapter, minus the cord and of course the sheer blackness of the ZaggSparq.

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E-Stand Laptop Desk keeps the jewels cool

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The E-Stand Portable Laptop Table Desk has everything you’ll need to stabilize, however temporary that may be, your mobile workstation and keep a bit of that heat off your privates. The lapdesk has built-in USB connectors to hook up the laptop to the cooling fans, a mousepad, cup holder (eeek), and a pencil holder.

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VeriSign Identity Protection mobile app on Verizon Wireless phones

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Customers looking to increase the protection of their online data can now use VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Access for Mobile. VIP Access for Mobile application is using a two-factor authentications credential, certified for BREW (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless), allowing users to access trusted applications directly from their mobile device.

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