Top Stories: Friday, April 22, 2011

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Cadbury Eggsplosion | Short Answer: Not as resilient as Twinkies

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The Proper Way to Talk with an Internet Helpbot

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The self service world is a beautiful thing. Self-checkout lines. Vending machines. Amazon. Long gone are the days of being afraid to buy, say, a carton of whipped cream chargers, an oversized balloon and the newest Glee Soundtrack, because some dowdy employee's gonna give you the stinkeye.. More »

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Case Logic's Waterproof Kindle Case

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The Kindle is the perfect vacation and leisure gadget, except for two things: the sea and bath tubs can really put the hurt on it. Why is why second only to a light, there's almost no more important accessory for a Kindle than a water-resistant cover like this one from Case Logic. More »

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GIZMODO at 2011 Smart Home Opens Today!

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Gizmodo and the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) have teamed up to bring you something amazing - the 2011 Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit, opening today! More »

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Inside the Geeky Serial Killer's Head

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A serial killer's offing prostitutes on Long Island. Police know he's smart. Very smart. Smart enough to beat them at their own sophisticated game. But what else do they know? An increasing amount about the inside of his head. More »

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The Wi-Fi Location Data Google Collects From Your Phone? It's Tagged With a Unique ID (Updated)

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The WSJ's headline-"Apple, Google Collect User Data"-borders on art, but the real point of note from the piece as it attempts to corral and make sense of the sprawling issue of cellphone location data is that when Google collects data about nearby Wi-Fi hotspots from your phone, that data is apparently tagged with "a unique identifier tied to an individual's phone," and it's sent to Google "at least several times an hour." More »

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Fujitsu's Pico Projector-Packing Laptops Replace Optical Drive with Something Even More Useless

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I can't remember the last time I put a disc in my laptop. Maybe an old mix CD. The world's moving on from physical media! Great! But how about replacing that slot with something useful, and not a pico projector? More »

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Can You Believe Someone Scribbled All Over These Floors?

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Heike Weber took what I, and probably you, did in elementary school and brought it to a ridiculously larger scale. Those designs on the floor? Drawn with permanent marker. She's worked on art installations like this for more than a decade. More »

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The Man Who Successfully Challenged Five Speeding Tickets Using Traffic Photo Timestamps

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Will Foreman keeps getting nabbed by traffic cameras for speeding. Believing the cameras to be inaccurate, he analyzed the timestamps and the position of his car in each pair of photos, using them to successfully contest five speeding tickets. More »

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Early Remote Controls Had More to Worry About Than

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You would think the first remote controls would be dead simple to use. What the heck could they do, right? Change three channels? Turns out that a remote from 1961 had much more to worry about then just flipping channels. More »

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Pervert Alert: This Camera Can See Through Clothes

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This S95-styled point and shoot, the Midnight Shot NV-1, is the perfect camera for perverts. Why? Cause it has an infrared-night shot mode which can let you see through thin fabric and other materials. More »

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