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Summer Is a Walkman in Kuwait

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I used to have a waterproof yellow Sony Sports Walkman. This one. I got it in the 8th grade. It was my favorite thing ever. When I think of it, I think of summer. More »

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Spotify Launches Tomorrow—But You Need to Sign Up NOW

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Spotify, the mythical streaming music service launches tomorrow, no later than 8AM eastern. There will be all sorts of free streaming goodness. But you need to get on the invite list NOW. Check it out: More »

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This Is War: Watch the Libyan Revolution Explode through the Lens of a Helmet Cam — Part 2

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Humphrey Cheung worked in tech journalism and IT for years. Then, this spring, he had enough. But instead of switching jobs, he strapped on a digital camera, armor, and flew to Libya. More »

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Hands On with Sony's Gorgeous New Android Tablets

These tablets, codenamed S1 and the S2, are why we need Sony—the Sony we love—in a world where almost every gadget of consequence is effectively a blank slate for software. More »

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Sadly, the Pac-Man Swimsuit Has All the Power Pellets In the Wrong Places

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There's no much else wrong about this $90.00 Pac-Man swimsuit, really. It makes me go all waka waka waka. More »

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One-Upped Chuck! Outlier Supermarine Sneakers Use British Air Force Technology to Keep Water Out

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Commuting to work on a bike-in the rain-sucks. With the Outlier Feit Supermarines, at least you won't need a change of shoes. They're built from the same technology the RAF designed to keep downed pilots alive in frigid North Atlantic waters. More »

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Well Of Course This Pastafarian Wore a Pasta Strainer in His License Photo

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Atheists everywhere (well, in Austria) can rejoice. After three years and medical testing to prove his sanity, Niko Alm just received his driver's license. More »

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Sony Vaio Z: The Lightest Full-Horsepower 13-Inch Notebook Has a Heavy Duty Price

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We worried about Sony. We gnashed our teeth and pounded our fists and wondered what had happened to this titan of tech. But between this sleek 2.5-pound full-voltage speed racing laptop and this morning's tablet wünderkinds, well, welcome back Sony. More »

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Glimpses of an Old Mayan Tomb Finally Photographed With Mini-Camera

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Hidden for 1,500 years, this funeral tomb in Palenque, Mexico, was finally glimpsed by human eyes when researchers lowered a mini camera (measuring 4 x 6cm) through a crack in the ceiling. More »

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Your Last Best Hope When Your Plane Catches on Fire

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So you're sitting on the runway, waiting to taxi, when suddenly it hits you, "Funny, airplanes don't normally smell like burning." Then the panic hits. More »

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A Century Old Bridge, Acrobats, Digital Cameras, and the Police

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On Monday night I walked home instead of taking the train. But rather than the expected trot back, head filled with MP3s and little else, languorously drenched in sweat, I saw a woman dangling from the top of a bridge. More »

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This Medal of Honor Recipient Threw a Live Grenade Back at the Enemy

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Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry is one of only two living recipients of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. And how he earned it is a story that you need to hear. Petry had holed up with his platoon in a building in Afghanistan when he and his team took on heavy insurgent gunfire. More »