Top Stories: Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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The Government's Gadget Habit Has Cost You Hundreds of Millions

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The federal government is just like you and me. Except it can legally kill people, and, instead of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on gadgets, it spends millions. More »

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A Complete Video Guide to iOS5 on the iPad

If you thought iOS5 looked tasty on the iPhone, it's downright mouth-watering on the iPad. Here's a video guide of all of our favorite new features—including that split keyboard you've been dreaming about. It's all pretty tantalizing—although if Apple doesn't announce a new phone to go... More »

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Lomography LC-Wide: Don't Call It a Toy Camera

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Apply as many filters as you want in Instagram, but you're not making art. For that you need 35mm film, updated with Lomography's latest take on an old Soviet classic, the LC-Wide. More »

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Nine Everyday Tech Tools Made Possible by 100 Years of IBM

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IBM's Centennial anniversary is fast approaching (as in TODAY), and their 100 years of hard work shouldn't go unnoticed. Behind every major technological advance, you're likely to find IBM's name floating around somewhere. More »

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Center Pivot Irrigation: How to Grow Food in the Middle of the Sahara

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We humans are supposed to number about 7.8 billion by 2050. Feeding every one of those mouths demands food production in new, less-than-"optimal" areas. More »

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The Ultimate Father's Day Shopping Deadline Guide

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You know that Father's Day is coming up. But if you're anything like me, "June 19th" still sounds distant enough that you haven't gotten off your ass to actually buy a gift. More »

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Libya Is Quickly Becoming a Level from Twisted Metal

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Just this morning we showed you a chopper-rocket-packing truck of the Libyan rebel army. Looks like it wasn't the only one they've got: we found another hybrid missile pod pounder, firing away across flaming war wreckage. More »

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Read Sarah Palin's Emails Like It's Your Own Inbox

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Have any interest in reading over 14,000 emails from then-Governor Sarah Palin's personal account? What, don't you want to find out what wine spritzer she liked to pair with moose nuggets? More »

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The Smallest Portable Fire Extinguisher Is No Bigger Than a Remote

J&R Fire has developed the PFE-1, a flashlight-sized (or fleshlight-sized) fire extinguisher that's easy to use with one hand. It's a one-time-use extinguisher that's activated by a single button and can shoot the coolant out 10 feet. Sorta looks like a vibrator, too, but I don't think you'd want... More »

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More Evidence For an iPad 3 Retina Display

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Twitter made its way into iOS 5 and its code may have inadvertently coughed up information about the next generation iPad. This rumor was started when someone was poking around the SDK and found images in the Twitter.framework that have a retina-like resolution of 1,536 x 2,048. More »

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Watch the Milky Way Wheel Overhead In All Its Glory

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Randy Halverson took this amazing time lapse of the night sky over the plains of central South Dakota. Each shot took perseverance, as clouds and high winds made it harder to shoot. More »

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