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Google Glasses Can Be Yours for a Price

In April, Google announced to the world Project Glass, augmented reality goggles that use Google maps, GPS technology, gyroscopes, powerful mini-processors and voice recognition software to keep the wearer connected to the internet completely hands-free.

Now this science fiction-like technology is available to buy. Sort of.

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Category: Technology, Weird News
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Flickr, jumpinjimminyjava
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Do You Still Have a Home Phone? [POLL]

A while ago I asked if you thought home phones were a thing of the past. I got some very interesting feedback online on Facebook, from coworkers, and several friends.

I don’t have a land line home phone, and I haven’t for a couple years. This fact made me wonder whe

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Laura May. Flickr
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Science Proves Old People Really Do Smell

Like most people, we’ve noticed that the elderly have a distinctive, shall we say, fragrance. We’ve always blamed prune juice, but it looks like there is something more to it.

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Category: Technology, Weird News
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Flickr, mrbill
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Are Home Phones a Thing of the Past?

I remember when I was a kid, my house had one phone. It was mounted to the wall in the kitchen. Rotary dial, with an actual “hook” where the handset rested when not in use. Mom, dad, and seven kids shared this single, immobile phone. No call-waiting, no caller I.D., no answering machine, and no privacy.

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Science May Help Bring Us One Step Closer to Communicating with Dolphins

Legend has it that humans and dolphins have long possessed some unspoken kinship. And now, we may be very close to actually being able to communicate with them.

Scientists are unveiling new findings at the Acoustical Society of America meeting in Hong Kong that could help them develop a special speaker that can take the cries and shrieks of dolphins and translate them into our human languages.

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Texas Tech Researchers Discover Antibiotics in Store Bought Shrimp [VIDEO]

 

Researchers at Texas Tech University found evidence of contamination after they tested some samples of farm-raised shrimp that came from abroad. Within the testing, the researchers discovered evidence of antibiotics and one of those antibiotics is a suspected dangerous human carcinogen. The shrimp was purchased from grocery store right here in the good ole USA.

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Category: Technology
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Miracle Substance LiquiGlide Solves Eternal Problem of Stuck Ketchup

Who among us hasn’t pounded a ketchup bottle in a vain attempt to get the beloved condiment out? Well, a miracle substance called LiquiGlide aims to address this common issue. Problem solved!

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Category: Technology, Weird News
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Photo by: Flickr/Alana Sise
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Texas is Tops in Wind Energy at the 2012 Wind Power Summit

 
Texas’ power, strength and leadership will be the top item of discussion during the 2012 WINDPOWER Summit that will be held this year by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) in Atlanta Georgia from June 3rd through June 6th. Over 90 Texas based wind energy companies will exhibit their wares and show off their expertise during this year’s event. The Summit is expected to attract over 12,000 wind power/energy professionals from around the world.

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Category: Technology
Photo by: Rudy Fernandez
Photo by: Rudy Fernandez
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Has Redbox Killed the Video Stores in Abilene? [POLL]

As I drive around Abilene I see a lot of empty buildings, I wonder if most are due to the strained economy. Then I realized that one particular business has a commonality: video rental stores. So I pondered, “Has Redbox Killed the Video Stores in Abilene?”

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Revolutionary New HDTV/Blu-ray Technology Comes To Us From…IKEA?

IKEA specializes in affordable, streamlined and semi-stylish furniture that’s space-efficient, strangely named yet easy for just about anybody to put together. Oh, and their cafeteria has amazing Swedish meatballs. But the company is taking a bold step toward cornering the home-entertainment market with their latest “invention” – a combination TV stand and smart LED HDTV/Blu-ray player that reaches European markets this fall.

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Category: Technology
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Wireless Emergency Alerts are Now Available in Abilene for Smart Phones

Whether it’s a tornado warning or an Amber alert, your cell phone will also become your personal emergency alert device with the new wireless emergency alert system. So how will this work for you?

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See an Amazing Working Iron Man Suit in Action

Thanks to comic book superfan and fitness instructor Anthony Le, all of our geeky cosplay dreams have just come true with this spectacular Iron Man suit complete with moving parts. We want it!! How can we get one?

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Category: Movies, Technology

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