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L.A. Restaurant Incentivizes Ditching Your iPhone at the Door

A restaurant in Los Angeles, California that offers modern American fare with “classic French technique and a touch of Japanese flavor” has decided that enough is enough when it comes to smartphone obsession. Tired of seeing everyone in the dining room buried in their iPhones, Eva Restaurant decided to give patrons a choice: Ditch the phone for the entire duration …

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Facebook Phone Rumors Materialize…Again

Apparently, there has been another sighting of the mythical Facebook phone. Well, at least a sighting of plans to build the mythical product. According to a report from Bloomberg, anonymous sources have confirmed that Facebook is currently working with HTC to build their own phone, which would of course consist of its own modified operating system centered around the Facebook …

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Aaand…Here’s How You Go Out With A Japanese Virtual Pop Star

Hatsune Miku is an incredibly popular “singing synthesizer application with a female persona,” or, virtual pop star for short. The Japanese creation is voiced by a popular voice actress and actually performs concerts, live, as a projection. So, I guess it’s understandable that someone could take a particular liking to the character. But this, my friends, is forever alone level …

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Duolingo Opens To The Public After 125,000 Users Translated 75 Million Sentences During Beta

Way back in November of 2011, Duolingo opened up their private beta and was hit with a flood of excitement in the form of invite requests. “People asking me for Duolingo invites: Patience, grasshoppers,” said creator Luis von Ahn. For those of you who never got in, or who are just hearing about it for the first time and want …

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Man With Locked-In Syndrome Tweets Using Eye-Tracking Tech

In 2005, husband, father, and rugby fan Tony Nicklinson suffered a massive stroke that paralyzed him – almost completely. He now suffers from what is know as “Locked in syndrome,” a condition that leaves nearly every voluntary muscle in the human body paralyzed – except for the eyes. This means that the person is completely awake and aware, but unable …

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DARPA Hypersonic Glider Runs Hot, Peels Itself Apart

Back in August, the U.S. Military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, conducted the second test flight of their experimental hypersonic vehicle, the HTV-2. The project was part of a data collecting mission, a way to test global strike capabilities. DARPA said that their goal was to be able to “reach anywhere in the world in less than an …

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Patents: The Tech Company Goldmine

Apple has filed a few patents recently that have eyebrows raised. There was the 3D display and user interface, and the 3D camera. As Shaylin Clark points out, having those patents on the books doesn’t even remotely mean that Apple intends to use them. Apple could just be exploring possibilities for future designs. Securing a patent allows them to do …

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26-Year-Old Software Engineer Congressional Candidate Impresses Reddit, Matt Cutts

According to 26-year-old Patrick Kelly, Washington needs more engineers and less lawyers. That’s why he has decided to run for U.S. Congress in the 6th district of the great state of Kentucky. This congressional district covers Lexington as well as the state’s capital, Frankfort. Kelly, whose unique draw (other than his age) is the fact that he’s a software engineer, …

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Google+ Hangouts Move Underwater

The Catlin Seaview Survey, with the help of award-winning cinematographer and shark researcher Richard Fitzpatrick, are taking Google+ Hangouts under the sea. The Catlin Seaview Survey is a research project whose mission is the “carry out the first comprehensive study to document the composition and health of coral reefs on the Great Barrier reef and Coral sea.” They are going …

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Kermit The Frog Talks Tech Troubles

Kermit The Frog answered a few poignent questions about technology and social media in a compelling interview with Talking your Tech on USA Today. In the interview, Kermit admits he is not the real person behind his Facebook and Twitter posts, saying he farms that work out. When it comes to texting and Tweeting, the lovable muppet is “all thumbs.” …

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Guy Spies On Wife’s Sex Life With Under-The-Bed Transmitter

Sometimes, a man can only take so much. And after walking in time after time on your wife and her boyfriend having sex, you have to take some steps to protect yourself. Wait, what? As odd as that sounds, that’s the quandary that faced 66-year-old Wayne Cripe of Raccoon Township, Pennsylvania. He’s being charged with misdemeanor invasion of privacy and …

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UPenn’s Flying Robots Called Quadrotors=Skynet?

Apparently there are robots preparing to take over the world; it’s a scary time and we all need to band together. Nah, just kidding, but that’d be kind of cool, right? Well, if you’re a lover of robotics and technology like I am, you’ll find this pretty cool. In a lab at UPenn, scientists taught small flying robots called quadrotors …

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