Batman finally gets a green Batmobile

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Finally, Batman is going green. Trading in his jet turbine powered Batmobile for an eco-friendly upgrade from UK designer Gordon Murray. Unfortunately, this pimped-out Batmobile won’t be in the upcoming Christopher Nolan film, The Dark Knight Rises. Though it would give a highlight to hydrogen fuel cell technology, Christian Bale won’t be driving it around the Gotham set. The car will be used in the Batman Live World Arena Tour, which is a broadway show featuring the Caped Crusader and all the DC supervillians that have it in for him. The show starts in the UK this summer.

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AutoWed lets you get married from a vending machine, sort of

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Now imagine a vending machine that would automate your wedding! Who needs a priest and a church when a machine will do it for you, for way cheaper? Even if you go for a justice of the peace and a hall instead of a church, you’re still paying a good sum of money just to say “I do.”

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Tesla Motors to stop production of Tesla Roadster EV

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For folks who’ve been saving up to buy a Tesla Roadster, do it now. Tesla Motors will be taking Roadster orders for another two months, and then it’s stopping production of the EV so it can focus on creating the family-friendly Model S electric sedan. The Roadster was never intended to be a big seller, but the EV became a hit and proved that it’s possible for a car to be green and sexy.

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Israel to Apple: Take down ‘Anti-Israel’ app

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And so it was done. The Israeli government pressured Apple to remove an Arabic-language app called “ThirdIntifada” from the App Store because it encourages a Palestinian uprising. In a letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Public Diplomacy Minister Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said the app passed on information about protests, some violent, planned against Israel.

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MIT Researchers Measure Cell Density with Device the Size of a Hair

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re the density of a single cell. The researchers designed a tiny microfluidic chip that can measure the mass and density of single cells. The device weighs a cell using a suspended micro-channel resonator, which is the size of a human hair. The resonator vibrates at a certain frequency. When a cell passes through the resonator, the frequency changes by an amount proportional to the weight of the cell.

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New Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablets Announced

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My desk is littered with post-it notes and scraps of paper that are scribbled with to-do lists, reminders and important dates. The original 8.5-inch Boogie Board LCD tablet, a digital replacement for note pads, appealed to my desire to quit wasting so much paper. If I could cut back on my tree consumption for only $30, I’d be pretty happy.

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How about charging that smartphone over a campfire?

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A Japanese company could have the solution for people stranded during a disaster who need to power up their cellphones and dial for help. Imagine a gadget that could charge a cellphone from a simple campfire. The Hatsuden-Nabe thermo-electric cookpot turns heat from boiling water into electricity.

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Best Buy releases their own “Music Cloud”

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It looks like Best Buy is releasing their own version of a cloud service to compete with Google’s Music Beta, Amazon’s Cloud Drive and Apple’s iCloud. While Best Buy hasn’t officially announced Music Cloud, you can get a preview and sign up for the service on their website. Music Cloud lets you stream your music to multiple devices including computers, phones, and tablets. An enticing feature is that Best Buy’s service can save songs locally to devices that will come in handy when you’re without internet access.

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anaPad is the barf-proof iPad knockoff for your kid

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Does it drive you crazy when your toddler wants to play with your iPad, distracting you from that important task? Does it get sticky fingers all over the place just after you polished the display? Maybe its into chucking things across the room into walls? Well, here you are; the low-tech barf-proof anaPad. Basically a magnetic whiteboard that mimics the iPad in design so you can do a switcheroo. Your kid can poke at the anaPad without you worrying about being out $100 for a smashed display. The anaPad will sell for a mere $30.

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Future Bluetooth Nanogenerator chargers will receive energy from your pulse

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When a conventional battery runs out, you can do one of two things; charge it or replace it. But what if you didn’t have to do that anymore? What if that device was powered by the energy that you emit, your pulse. It’s constant, if it wasn’t, you wouldn’t be worrying about the battery now would ya?

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Solar bikini joins solar powered flashlight in dumbest green tech

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Those who can’t survive on the beach without their tunes might be interested in New York designer Andrew Schneider’s solar bikini. The bikini can charge a smartphone or media player while the wearer soaks up the sun. It’s now available for custom order on Solar Coterie. The bikini has 40 thin and flexible photovoltaic strips connected by conductive thread, which ends at a USB port. While it looks like it was patched together with a glue gun and a bunch of solar cells, the bikini will cost anywhere from US $500 to $1,500 and up.

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China jails three for iPad 2 leaks

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The Chinese courts take intellectual property very seriously. Only in China would you get a jail sentence of over a year for leaking images of the back cover of the iPad 2. Shenzhen MacTop Electronics Co., an electronics-accessories manufacturer, wanted to start designing cases for the iPad 2 before its release. So the general manager, Xiao Chengsong, decided to offer about $3,000 USD plus discounts on MacTop products to a former Foxconn employee named Hou Pengna for inside information about the tablet. Foxconn makes the iPad 2 for Apple in its factories in China.

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MIT shield could protect pacemaker patients from wireless assassinations

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To counter such an attack, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are working on developing a shield that could be worn outside the patient’s body that would block unwanted hackers. When an authorized source like the patient’s doctor wants to adjust the pacemaker, the doctor would send encrypted instructions that would be authenticated and decoded by the shield, then sent along to the pacemaker. Signals from unauthorized devices would be blocked. Since it’s located outside the body, in the event of an emergency the shield could just be removed and disabled.

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