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With flash prices on the steady decline, Sandisk is able to offer the player at a relatively reasonable $249. With 8GB of storage space at its disposal, the e280 can accommodate up to 2,000 songs.

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AP

Bob Jones has a lofty idea for improving communications around the world: Strategically float robotic airships above the Earth as an alternative to unsightly telecom towers on the ground and expensive satellites in space.

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AP

A spokesman for the recording association, Jonathan Lamy, said XM Satellite's legal arguments were "arcane." "If XM wants to compete with iTunes, Rhapsody and similar music distribution services, it needs to obtain the appropria

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NY Times

The network plans to announce today that it will place laser imprints of its trademark eye insignia, as well as logos for some of its shows, on eggs — 35 million of them in September and October. CBS’s copywriters are referring to the medium as “egg-

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Christian Science Monitor

[Shades of The Probability Broach.] The idea to build sidewalks of rubber didn't come to Mr. Valeriano during the day. It came to him at night - in a dream. "I went home and the image was lodged in my subconscious," says the seni

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USA Today

People stopping to smell the roses can now take that sweet floral fragrance home with them or even send it to a faraway grandmother thanks to a new gadget in Japan that records and replicates the world's odors.

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USA Today

Just in time for his return to the silver screen, Superman's trusty phone booth is back. Only this time, there's a bit more room for his biceps. Because the pay phone itself is gone, today's booths are BYOC - bring your own cellphone.

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Associated Press

With funky eyewear from MicroOptical Corp., iPod users can watch video on what looks like a 27-inch screen TV while, theoretically, maintaining some of the portability for which the iPod is famous as a music player.

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Aljazeera

Bill Healy, the senior vice president of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Inc, whiped out a tiny hard drive about the size of a Wheat Thin cracker. The drive's label claimed a capacity of 1,000 gigabytes(GB)- more than 100 times greater than

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BusinessWeek

With "innovation" such a hot buzzword these days, companies are scrambling to find the magic formula for creating inventive products and services. One method that's gaining converts -- and breeding skeptics -- is a 60-year-old theory kn

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters)

Using a Nike+iPod Sports Kit, expected to retail for about $29, consumers will be able to access distance, time, pace and calories burned on the screen of a nano version of the iPod via a sensor inside the shoes that communicates with the digital mus

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Wired

RFID chips are everywhere - companies and labs use them as access keys, Prius owners use them to start cars, and retail giants like Wal-Mart have deployed them as inventory tracking devices.

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Christian Science Monitor

Late last year, Dr. Tour and his Rice University lab unveiled the world's first nanocar chassis - an H-shaped molecule with wheels crafted like tiny soccer balls. Now, they've added a motor. The ultimate goal: to build molecular machines t

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USA Today

Cesar López grips the wooden rifle butt and runs his hand up the barrel. But he pulls strings instead of a trigger, and the room fills with ballads instead of bullets. The instrument is an escopetarra, an electric guitar he created from a shotgun tha

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BBC News

A light source that could put the traditional light bulb in the shade has been invented by US scientists. The organic light-emitting diode (OLED) emits a brilliant white light when attached to an electricity supply. The material, described in t

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eWeek

Under the terms of the settlement, RIM will make a one-time payment to NTP of $612.5 million. In return, NTP has granted RIM a license that will let RIM continue its BlackBerry-related wireless business, according to officials at both companies.

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New Scientist

The Pentagon is funding research into neural implants with the ultimate hope of turning sharks into "stealth spies" capable of gliding undetected through the ocean. The NY Police are considering recruiting rats to its disaster response team

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Associated Press

Internet calls appears to have the potential to make eavesdropping a thing of the past. The Internet calling service provides free voice calls and instant messaging between users. Unlike other Internet voice services, Skype calls are encrypted.

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USA Today

It's been an uphill battle for the phone companies. If a high-speed Internet provider (e.g., a cable company) wants to offer VoIP phone service, it doesn't need to change the law. But if a phone company wants to offer TV, that's another s

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BBC News

Previously self-cleaning materials were limited to outdoor applications because ultraviolet light was required to activate the molecules in the coatings. The new coating is modified to absorb light in visible light, such as the bathroom light.

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TechWorld

The BlackBerry patent infringement case has led to a whirl of recent legal filings over the future of the popular wireless handheld device. This list of answers to frequently asked questions provides background on the case and its potential impact on

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www.digitmag.co.uk

Apple on Tuesday introduced a 1GB version of its iPod nano that sells for £109 (inc VAT). The new model is being offered alongside its 2GB and 4GB siblings, which cost £139 and £179. Apple also cut prices on its entry-level iPod Shuffle, making them

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