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Swedish photojournalist’s old Leica sells for $104,000 on eBay

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The eBay auction of an old, tattered antique camera closed Friday for $104,000. The 55-year-old Leica MP-36 camera was once the property of famous Swedish photojournalist Leif Engberg, who's covered (among others) the Soviet invasion in Czeckoslovakia 1968, the war in Vietnam, the civil war in Biafra, the war between India and Pakistan over East Pakistan (Bangladesh), conflicts in Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Africa, Central and South America, Balkan regions and the Middle East.

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NASA’s futuristic plane program of 2025 reveals artists renderings

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Near the end of 2010 NASA chose three companies who would develop three new aircrafts for the year 2025, complying with NASA's guidelines for the futuristic planes. Now, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman have come up with three completely different artist renderings of their proposed aircrafts which are quite inspiring.

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That Schiit’ll blow out your eardrums

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Schiit has taken two of the best adjectives ever applied to electronics – gorgeous and crystal-clear – and applied them beautifully to their new Lyr headphones amplifier.

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Artificial Intelligence set to try its skills at Jeopardy

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A high-powered artificial intelligence computer – capable of human logic, linguistics, deciphering puns and instantly searching millions of pages of reference material and encyclopedias for information asked for indirectly – to be tested amongst the smartest contenders in a televised game show.What is Jeopardy? Alex.

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PBS app gives 300+ hours of free video

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Maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it is free. It's got more than 300 hours of free video. It's got free full-length programs. Free news from Frontline and PBS Newshour.

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20,000 GPS cell phone units sent to Chinese children to help curb abductions

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If you thought kidnapping was only a problem in countries like Columbia or Russia, you may be surprised to hear that China has long been facing 200,000 child abductions a year by some estimates – with the most conservative of estimates still sitting around 165 per day.

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Satarii motion iPhone dock tracks you, puts an end to the shaky video

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Video recorders on cell phones have come a long way, but for anyone who's ever tried using one to record a video of themselves, their children, their buddies or anything else know full well that shaky hands are always the same.

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Globe2Go set to release updated iOS app

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Readers of Canada's national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, can expect a more sophisticated interface, smoother swiping and all-around better experience with the upcoming update for their iOS app.

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Samsung Galaxy S2 to be announced at Mobile World Congress 2011

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JK Shin, president of Samsung Mobile, has officially announced a successor to the Galaxy S and the global equivalent of the U.S.-only Infuse 4G.

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GM to stimulate electric car market with a handful of new models

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If you're an American looking to trade in your car this year and are considering making the switch to electric, you might want to hold off for the time being. According to a statement made by GM's chief executive Daniel F. Akerson, there's going to be a lot more options on the U.S. market in a couple years.

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Mercedes’ SLS AMG E-cell Gullwing will be in production for 2013

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Mercedes has announced its SLS AMG E-Cell Gullwing all-electric car will enter production for 2013, though they haven't given exact dates; or important details such as the price or even the battery's range or charge time.

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Microsoft, get used to selling your apps in the Marketplace

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It seems we have a "chicken or egg" scenario playing out in the trade name world. Microsoft has filed a motion with the US Patent and Trademark Office hoping to force Apple to give up its legal grip on the name "App store."

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Trypoxy is a futuristic concept phone adding beauty to enhanced browsing

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When I first loaded the photo of the Trypoxy concept phone on Firefox, I thought I had stumbled upon the most gorgeous futuristic egg chair ever. But upon closer inspection, I realized Trypoxy is no chair. It is, in fact, the most gorgeous futuristic egg phone ever.

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Whale activism? There’s an app for that.

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The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is announcing the release of their new iPhone app aimed at strengthening the community of ocean activists. Or at least that's what they're saying.

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Lexar’s factory video tour gives insight to painstaking process of memory chip manufacturing

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Possibly motivated by constant complaints about the high price of seemingly cheap memory products, Lexar's factory tour video, released on YouTube last week, details the long, grueling process involved in the manufacturing process of memory chips.

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