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From DailyTech Main News Feed: FTC Wins $7.5 Million Penalty in Do Not Call List Violation

Home lender lied about loan specifics in addition to calling 5.4 million people on the national DNC registry      from DailyTech Main News Feed

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From The UberReview: Stair-Rover Allows You to Skate Where No Man Has Skated Before

You know what the problem with your skateboard is?  It can’t go down stairs without you having to jump over the entire set.  The Stair-Rover is an 8-wheeled longboard that does what was once impossible.  It is a fully-functional street … Continue reading

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From Popular Science – New Technology, Science News, The Future Now: Satellite Photos Reveal Forced Relocation Of Tibetans

Bagkarshol, Taktse county, 2012 Human Rights Watch/ DigitalGlobe 2013 Before-and-after images show how Chinese officials have destroyed Tibetan villages and forced residents into government housing. More than 2 million Tibetans have been forcibly moved to new housing since 2006, according … Continue reading

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From Popular Science – New Technology, Science News, The Future Now: This Goofy-Looking Helmet Is Made Of Old Newspapers

Paper Pulp Helmet Tom Gottelier, Bobby Petersen and Ed Thomas Recycled newspapers: Good for the planet, good for preventing head injury. Most safety gear isn’t exactly fashionable, and these helmets are no exception. As a consolation, though, at least you’re … Continue reading

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From Gizmodo: Oh Great, Wi-Fi Networks Can Be Used to See Through Walls Now

And here we thought the only privacy risk with having a Wi-Fi network at home was someone figuring out our password. Researchers at MIT felt that a stranger having access to your wireless network wasn’t scary enough, so they developed … Continue reading

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Handibot Smart Tool hits Kickstarter, cuts in 3D with mobile controls (video)

While CNC routers are part-digital by their nature, they haven’t really kept up with the times: they’re often fixed in place and don’t easily adapt to unique tasks. ShopBot Tools hopes to modernize these machines by crowdfunding its Handibot Smart … Continue reading

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From Gizmodo: Whoa, What Makes This Chain of Beads Magically Float?

Here’s a brilliant experiment you can do at home if you’ve got yourself a lengthy chain of metal beads, and a container big enough to hold them. You just take one end of the chain out and drop it so … Continue reading

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