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Next Great Leap pursues Google’s Lunar X Prize

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Next Giant Leap, a Boulder, Colorado company building interplanetary lander/hopper robots, received a $1 million grant from the Charles Start Draper Laboratory to further their technology with the hopes of winning Google's $30 million Lunar X Prize in 2012.

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1-inch camera shoots 2 megapixels and is smaller than the charger

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Japan Trust Technology's new Chobi Cam One camera may not sound like much if you're looking at its 2 Megapixel resolution, or 30 fps non-HD video capture. But this truly is a remarkable (albeit ridiculous) DSLR-style camera. At roughly one inch tall, one inch wide and one inch deep, it may just be the smallest commercially-available camera with swappable lenses.

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Twitter’s got worms

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If you've got a Twitter account you'll want to be extra suspicious of any goo.gl links for the time being. A new worm has been found posting shortened url links through unsuspecting Tweeters' accounts to bring traffic to a bogus antivirus website.

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Geohot invited to jailbreak Windows Phone 7

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George “Geohot” Hotz. He survived Apple's lawsuit for jailbreaking the iPhone. More recently, he's sitting as the defendant in a Sony lawsuit for hacking and bringing homebrew to the PS3.

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T-Mobile to release Samsung S 4G and Sidekick 4G soon

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"We will launch as new the Samsung Galaxy S 4G ... and coming soon, will also be a Sidekick 4G. Everybody knows the Sidekick, and we're going to relaunch the Sidekick and bring it as a 4G device, Android based, into the market."

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Fujifilm’s XP30 nears indestructibility without sacrificing photo quality

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Fujifilm's waterproof, dustproof, freezeproof, shockproof camera is about to get an upgrade: Embedded GPS for geo-tagging your photos and video.

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Samsung Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Tab 2 to sport Dual Core Orion processor

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Samsung's latest string of teasers leading up to the Mobile World Congress 2011 is the Evolution is Fate campaign, promising a Galaxy S2 on Android 2.3 Gingerbread that will inevitably take over for the first generation of their current best-selling tablet.

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Multitouch screens coming to the iMac?

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Apple has confirmed an agreement to fund strategic pre-payments worth $3.9 billion over two years to an unnamed technology during its Q1 results call yesterday. According to company sources, the specific technology won't be named as of yet, though they cite the 2005 flash memory deal as an example of a similar arrangement.

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Apple’s anti-porn policies not bending over for Playboy iPad app

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All those accusing Apple of selling out their no-nude standards the minute Jobs walked out the door, you can relax.

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Flip smartphone concept boasts three Super AMOLED touchscreens

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The Flip has three full-sized Super AMOLED touchscreens and a full QWERTY keyboard on three panels attached by steel mesh hinges. This allows for a book-like view across two of the screens; a texting or writing view with the keyboard, camera and one touch screen exposed; or a triangle prism view.

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Google TV to be powered by ARM “soon”

Google TV to be powered by ARM "soon"

Nearly a year after Google entered talks with ARM Holdings, Google TV is speculated to be made available on the cheap, efficient ARM chipsets later this year. Charbax of ARMdevices.net published an article last week stating he has it on "very high authority from someone at Google (to remain anonymous) that an ARM-powered Google TV platform is coming soon."

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Charges laid against iPad hackers

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Andrew Auernheimer and Daniel Spitler, the pair behind the theft of sensitive data belonging to more than 120,000 iPad users from AT&T's servers, have been charged for the hacking that led to their arrest last week.

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$99 NoteSlate may become the new college notebook

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Among 2011's impending hail of new tablet releases, there's one slate that's going to stand out among the rest in its single-function, single-colour glory: The NoteSlate. Essentially its taken the Boogie Board of yesteryear to the next leve.

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Ralph Lauren reveals his private garage

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It's got all the makings of a scene from a Batman movie: 60 of the rarest and most valuable cars in the world, owned by one indescribably wealthy collector and maintained in perfect running condition – all on display in a personal garage museum hidden behind a sliding wall panel.

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Universities e-bike project results in the Borough One

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Third-year industrial design students at the University of Cincinnati, whose class took part in the Borough Bicycles One project, used a series of photos taken over the course of the semester to sum up the prototyping phase and end result in this two-minute time-lapse video.

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