Monthly Archives: July 2011

Fire-breathing Lego dragon might not be parent approved, but it sure is cool (Yahoo! News) – 768th Edition

Yahoo! News – If there’s one skill I’ve truly never been able to grasp, it’s making original art from Legos. For me, setting out to make an awesome Lego creation usually yields some sort of misshapen car or boat… thing. Aaron Amatnieks … Continue reading

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Obama spams Republican Twitter handles to urge debt compromise (Yahoo! News) – 767th Edition

Yahoo! News – With the debt ceiling debate looming and political tensions at an all time high, the President has encouraged Americans to contact their representatives in order to express themselves and make their voices heard. This morning, the official @BarackObama account took … Continue reading

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Picky robot prefers Tecate over Bud Light (Yahoo! News) – 766th Edition

Yahoo! News – We’ve seen robots do some amazing things — from performing delicate surgical operations to competing in real-life sporting events — but Trossen Robotics’ Darwin bot is different. Content in letting other bots do the hard work, Darwin’s only goal … Continue reading

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Guitar messenger bag joins ranks of playable oddities (Yahoo! News) – 765th Edition

Yahoo! News – Not content to listen to chocolate records or strum your acoustic guitar at home? Geek gear gurusThinkGeek, long a purveyor of playable clothing, have introduced a playable messenger bag that will fulfill all your dreams of rock stardom. Or at least … Continue reading

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Seattle Police post every emergency call on Twitter, annoy thousands of followers (Yahoo! News) – 764th Edition

Yahoo! News – I don’t think anyone would dispute that police officers have one of the most difficult and dangerous jobs around, but to give a taste of just what a day in the life of the Seattle Police Department … Continue reading

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Korean scientists create glow in the dark beagle with an off switch (Yahoo! News) – 763th Edition

Yahoo! News – While some creepy-crawly and deep sea animals emit a naturally occurring glow, a group of South Korean researchers have created a luminescent version of man’s best friend. The female beagle, named Tegon, may be a far cry from … Continue reading

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College students would give up sex to trade textbooks for ebooks (Yahoo! News) – 762th Edition

Yahoo! News – College students dislike textbooks so much that 73% said they would give up dating, sex, or something else in their life just to buy an electronic version instead of a hardbound copy. This came from a survey … Continue reading

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Rolling house gives new meaning to the term mobile home (Yahoo! News) – 761th Edition

Yahoo! News – Space-saving home concepts are nothing new, and we’ve seen everything from eco-friendly cubes to a home that fits on just a sliver of real estate, but the “Roll It” concept is still very intriguing. Built by students … Continue reading

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U.K. police arrest top member of LulzSec, or did they? (Yahoo! News) – 760th Edition

Yahoo! News – Yesterday, law enforcement agents from Scotland Yard took down who they believe is a key member of hacker collective LulzSec. The 19-year-old Scot now in police custody is thought to be a LulzSec frontman who goes by the online … Continue reading

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AcousticLink brings old-fashioned instruments into the digital age (Yahoo! News) – 759th Edition

Yahoo! News – One of the problems musicians have always struggled with is how to quickly and easily get their musicalideas into a format they can save and work with later. The recording process is much easier and faster now than … Continue reading

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