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LG Optimus Dubbed “Thrill 4G” on AT&T

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The first 3D phone to hit the U.S. will be AT&T’s version of the LG Optimus 3D, dubbed the “Thrill 4G” for American markets. With dual cameras, a dual-core 1GHz processor and a 4.3” glasses-less 3D display, the phone will undoubtedly outshine the Windows Phone 7 HTC HD7S announced for release alongside.

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iClooly Desktop Phone Dock for iPhone and Android a Good Call

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The dock turns any model iPhone or Android phone into a stylish desktop phone, complete with handset receiver. This means you don't have to struggle to pull your phone from your pocket when it rings, but also frees up your screen during calls to check notes or websites while you're talking.

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Soldiers in Afghanistan Will Be First to Receive Enemy Gunshot Radar

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U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan will be getting a tech upgrade later this month as QinetiQ unrolls its Individual Gunshot Detectors (IDG). The device is worn on the shoulder and contains four acoustic sensors that act as an acoustic radar to locate the point of origin of enemy fire.

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Hanfree Stand the Next Big Thing for Your iPad

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While the iPad does a lot of useful things, a lot of the things it does – displaying cookbooks, giving guitar lessons, etc. – are used while your hands are busy doing something else. Plus, reading in bed or watching movies in a lot of positions can be tiresome as you have to hold up the half-kilo device for prolonged periods.

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Pepsi to Make the Switch: 100% Plant-based Bottles

This product image provided by PepsiCo., shows the company's new beverage bottle made entirely of plant material. The bottle is made from switch grass, pine bark, corn husks and other materials. Ultimately, Pepsi plans to also use orange peels, oat hulls, potato scraps and other leftovers from its food business. (AP Photo/PepsiCo) NO SALES

According to a recent announcement from Pepsi, the 100 per cent plant-based PET bottle has been achieved – they’ll be rolling out a test run of the new bottles in 2012.

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Mp3 Trojan Successfully Hacks 2009 Car Computer

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Teams at the UCSD and the University of Washington have managed to hack into an unspecified 2009 vehicle using a trojan virus hidden in an Mp3 disc inserted into the audio deck. The virus allegedly altered the car stereo’s firmware creating an entry point to other components of the vehicle.

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SoundBite Dental Hearing Aid Approved

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The idea of using bone conduction as a means of hearing for the deaf is nothing new. Beethoven was known to have cut the legs off of his piano and sitting naked on the floor while playing after he lost his hearing so the vibrations through his body would make up for the loss of hearing.

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Google Adds Charging Stations to Maps

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But until it does, Google is doing their part to make the stations easier to find. The company has added the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s database of about 7,000 alternative fuelling stations to Google Maps, making it easy to find a place to charge up either before you leave on a trip or on your smartphone while you’re out.

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AT&T 4G A Network Of Lies

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Since the International Telecommunications buckled under pressure from cell-phone companies and redefined their definition of 4G to include any technology faster than what they had in 2009, cellular providers across the U.S. have been taking advantage of pretty words and undeserved titles to class up what is in fact not 4G. And it's not just one or two companies.

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Lasers May Be the Future of Solar Cell Production

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Researchers at Purdue University have successfully implemented their ultrafast laser scribing technique for thin-film solar cells, a promising innovation that may bring down production costs and boost efficiency of photovoltaics.

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Xoom Firmware Update Tonight Prepares for Flash 10.2 Release March 18

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Tonight Motorola will be updating the firmware on their Xoom tablets, installing the “required enhancements” to make way for upcoming Flash 10.2. That doesn’t mean you Xoomers will have the promised Flash capabilities just yet, but the company has announced on its Facebook page that 10.2 will be available for download as of March 18.

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EX Drill-Powered Electric Trike Unlike Anything Else. Period.

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Growing up, I was always told to use the right tool for a job; a screwdriver isn’t a chisel, framing nails weren’t meant to hold up picture frames and Doritos weren’t meant to be firewood to roast marshmallows over.

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Hands-on: Trident iPhone 4 Cyclops + iPad Kraken Cases Reviewed

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Keeping to their mythical creature theme, Trident’s cases for smartphones and Apple products add both style and protection to a variety of devices including the iPad, iPhones, various HTC, Samsung and Droid phones, Kindle and Nook readers, among others.

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Social TV Trend Hits Britain, U.S.

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Watching TV is becoming a more social endeavour amongst British youth, according to a recent study by media consulting company Digital Clarity. Of 1,300 British mobile internet users below 25 years of age, eight of 10 responded that they use mobile devices to talk to friends about the show they’re watching.

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Olivetti Releases Italy’s First Android Tablet: The OliPad

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Olivetti's new OliPad Android 2.2 tablet was released this week, and it's the first Android tablet from the Italian manfuacturer.

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