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Seagate’s Momentus XT Under Fire for Lagging, Freezing

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Seagate’s newest hybrid SSD/ATA hard drive has been facing issues with speed, freezing and aggressive spin-down/spin-up habits – the very issues solid state drive technology itself was designed to surpass – angering some of the new technology’s 350,000 users. The Momentus XT is a 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive combined with 4GB of SSD capacity and 32MB of DDR3 ...

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Nano Hummingbird UAVs To Fly The Skies

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Mankind has managed to one-up nature once again with a 19g robot hummingbird capable of precision flight, hovering and espionage.

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Russian Swamp Raft Mod Propels Skiing Man

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Sergei Khvalin of Russia has taken apart half of the things in his garage – a lawnmower, some hand-made propeller, a paraglider – and re-assembled them into a scaled-down backpack hovercraft propeller.

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Nikon Planning Embedded Sensor Fan for Cameras

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A recent patent filed by Nikon shows they may be looking to an old-fashioned answer to a new-technology problem. The problem? Some of Sony's newer cameras are having trouble with their sensors overheating, causing unexpected limitations to their usage.

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LeapPad Tablet for Toddlers Has Video Cam, Accelerometer

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Well, stress no more. This summer, Leapfrog's new edutainment tablet for kids 4 years old and up will be hitting the stores, allowing Johnny and Betty to have their own tablet computers to learn and draw on. You'll never have to hand over your iPad or Galaxy Tab again.

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Fastest Texter In The U.S. Michael Zhang

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U.S. Cellular has announced the five winners from its 2010 Speed Text Tournament, which travelled around the United States throughout the year to pit competitive text-writers against one another by timing their speed while typing random phrases. And at the top of that list is Zhang, who managed to accurately type the given 26 characters in 1.5 seconds.

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Rinspeed BamBoo Brings Social Media, Integrated Mobile Tech to the EV

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No, the BamBoo was designed with the intention of being a fun, sun and sand delight for the social-media types and tech-savvy beach lovers. From its bread-box dashboard compartments to the throw-switch controls it conceals, it gives oldschool stylings and concepts a place in the world of high-tech transport.

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iPhone 4 Battery Explodes

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Now, Omar Huartas is claiming his iPhone 4's battery exploded, burning his hand and table after blowing the back panel off of the device. He says the fire expelled enough smoke to set off the fire alarm, leading him to tweet to a fake Steve Jobs twitter account: "my name omar huertas your iphone 4 blew up in my wife hand battery i spoke with apple i need something done loss data kids pic."

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EGO-Kit Mountain Bike Electric Motor Kicks Out 2400W, 70 Km/h

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It seems retrofit bicycle motors are seeing a resurgence in the market, a point emphasised by the new EGO-Kit motor for mountain bikes.

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Ryanair Launches The World’s First Free Mobile Roaming Service

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On one side of the Atlantic, Canadians are fighting a new CRTC ruling that bans Internet service providers from offering unlimited internet bundles; on the other, U.K.-based Ryanair and Maxroam have launched the world's first free mobile roaming service, which is live and ready as of Monday, the companies announced at the MWC.

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2nd Gen VeriFone PAYware On The Way To Canada, U.K.

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VeriFone is announcing the second generation of their PAYware Mobile Service, which will allow merchants around the world to accept smart card, mag-stripe card and contactless-based payments anywhere at any time using their smartphones.

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Facebook Embedded SIM Cards FTW

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Facebook is now available to anyone with a cell phone that uses SIM cards, thanks to European digital security company Gemalto who has managed to embed the entire Facebook software application onto the tiny chip.

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Flash 10.2 Optimized For Mobile – Will The iPad 2 Get It?

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Adobe Flash 10.2 is coming to Android 3.0 devices including the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and BlackBerry Playbook, says Adobe, with Stage Video GPU acceleration to reduce RAM gobbling, smooth out performance and prolong battery life. Could these performance enhancements allow it Flash on the next-generation iPad?

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Research Team Develops Digital Fingerprint To End Electronics Piracy

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Fingerprints. Retinas. Snowflakes. No two are the same. Now, in the wake of a multi-million dollar pirated electronics bust in L.A., researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute near Munich have developed a way to give embedded components of electronics their own physically unique properties in a step towards ending electronic counterfeiting.

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USB Follow Focus For Canon EOS Cameras A Boon To Smooth Video

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The Okii Systems USB Follow Focus remote control allows Canon EOS photographers and videographers to make the smoothest photos and videos possible, eliminating shakes from changing settings directly on the camera.

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