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  1. Imagine a World Where This 2004 iPad Mockup Was Real

    Apple's iPad tablet was instantly iconic when it was unveiled in 2010, but it apparently has a very long history. Recent court documents related to the company's ongoing patent war with Samsung have revealed a mockup of a hypothetical tablet, giving us an idea of what Apple was thinking all those days ago. See more, after the break.

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  2. Pitbull is Totally Going to Kodiak Walmart, Bringing the Guy That Engineered His Exile

    Hey remember that time that a bunch of people on the Internet took it upon themselves to send popular entertainer Pitbull to a Walmart in Kodiak, Alaska? Well, the unflappable Pitbull has taken it in stride and is not only going to make the trek, but will be bringing the prank's mastermind with him. Well played, Mr. Pitbull.

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  3. Report: Windows Phones Will Only Grab 4% of Smartphone Market in 2012

    If you're on a site like this, you're probably also the type of person that notices what kind of devices the people around you are using. Probably seems like like, despite a big push from Microsoft, Windows Phones are decidedly rare. Almost as if 96% of the people around you weren't using them. Well my friend, your powers of observation are prodigious, because that is exactly correct, and doesn't seem likely to change anytime soon.

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  4. Vibrating Glove Teaches Piano, Helps Patients Recover After Spinal Cord Injuries

    With a name like "Mobile Music Touch," what might spring to mind is an awkwardly named iPhone app in some way related to music. But its actually a novel treatment for people who have lost sensation in their hands from a spinal cord injury. Not only does it have therapeutic benefits, but it also teaches people to play the piano in the process.

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  5. You (Yes, You!) Can Experience the Terror of Landing a Multi-Billion Dollar Rover on Mars With XBox Kinect!

    Early next month, the 2,000 pound Curiosity rover will finally touch down on the surface of Mars and just doing that will require one of the most ingenious and daring landings that NASA has yet attempted. Now, Earthlings can try their hand at conquering the "seven minutes of terror" with a new Kinect game for Xbox. Unlike the space program, this one is completely free!

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  6. 500 Trillion Watt Laser Shot Sets Record, Brings Us Closer to Fusion Power

    The National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has passed an astounding milestone with a 500 trillion watt laser shot. This record breaking achievement not only confirms that the NIF can function at the levels to which it was originally designed, but brings the promise of clean fusion power just a little bit closer.

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  7. Barnes & Noble Launch In-Browser eBook Reader “NOOK For Web”

    Well, it's about time. Barnes & Noble is finally following up its string of solid eReaders with a web interface appropriately called NOOK for Web. While they are certainly lagging behind Amazon, that eBook juggernaut, this now means that NOOK books can be read on any device.

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  8. You Can Now Tour Historic Antarctica from Home With Google Street View

    Google could already take you to some pretty amazing places with Google Maps, but their World Wonders project has upped the ante with remarkable locations from across the globe accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. Now Antarctica, once considered the last frontier, can be wandered with street view. But more importantly: There are penguins.

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  9. Great News: IKEA Sells Beer Now

    With the addition of beer at some of its U.K. stores, we here at Geekosystem now figure that you can buy everything you need at IKEA. Cheap beds, affordable desks, surprisingly good meatballs, cheap hotdogs, and now Öl Mörk Lager.

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  10. Google’s Nexus 7 Might Finally Kill Unboxing Videos [Video]

    Unboxing videos need to die. Thankfully, the Google's Nexus 7 tablet might just be the thing to push this boring genre over the edge. Turns out the dang thing is really, embarrassingly, hard to get out of its cocoon of packaging. YouTube user Jean-Louis Nguyen demonstrates just how difficult by creating this wonderful montage of 15 troublesome unboxing videos.

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  11. This Weekend Was Kaiju-Tastic at Comic-Con, Sneak Peeks of Godzilla and Pacific Rim

    San Diego Comic-Con is always a time for big announcements, but few could be bigger than those surrounding the upcoming Godzilla reboot and Guillermo del Toro's giant robots vs. monsters movie Pacific Rim. Both feature baddies on an enormous scale, and both draw from a long tradition of Japanese cinema. They also sound really, really exciting.

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  12. Teaser Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth is an Alternative History on Facebook

    The first teaser trailer for "twist" master M. Night Shyamalan's post-apocalyptic flick After Earth has surfaced and it's basically Facebook. I mean, it's actually mimicking those retrospective videos that Facebook let users make after it rolled out the new Timeline layout. Weird gimmick or clever narrative technique to outline an alternative history? See the video, and decide.

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  13. Is Apple Readying a Smaller iPad or Are We Just Pawns in a Larger Game?

    Since WWDC 2012, all Apple fans have been able to talk about is the possibility of a new mobile device from the company. The device is popularly believed to be a smaller, seven-inch version of the iPad designed to do battle with Google's Nexus 7 and a forthcoming Amazon Kindle Fire refresh. Do we really have new hardware in our future, or is there something larger at work here?

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  14. The Rolling Stones Have a Brilliant 404 Error Page

    Ah, the HTTP 404 error. A sure sign that what you're looking for online has been moved, deleted, or you just mistyped it. However, a 404 is not always a bad thing. In fact, some sites celebrate it with custom error pages. And among the most ingenious -- or perhaps, the most appropriate -- is this page on The Rolling Stones' official website.

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  15. Fantastic LEGO Bag End Set Debuts at Comic-Con

    We'd heard rumors that LEGO was going to have som fun announcements at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Our expectations were happily exceeded when this handsome rendering of Bilbo's Bag End was unveiled yesterday. And yes, it comes with the dwarves.

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  16. Report: Movie Watching Down, TV Watching Up on Netflix

    While Netflix has made a name for itself with movies delivered to the home -- first by mail, then by Internet -- a new report suggests that is changing. Movie watching appears to be slowly dropping as viewers opt to stream more TV shows from the service. 

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  17. The Most Elusive Videogame in History: Yeah Yeah Beebiss I

    Back Alley Internet is a recurring column in which we explore some of the weirder corners of the Internet and see what we can dredge up for your amusement and education. This week: Max plumbs the deeper mysteries of unreleased video games. There are many video games that have never been seen, let alone played, but have entered the collective nerd consciousness. Polybius, the game that kills, for instance. Or the legendary Bioforce Ape. However, these are minor mysteries compared to the enigma that is Yeah Yeah Beebiss I

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  18. NYC Announces Plan to Convert Payphones to Wi-Fi Hotspots

    Of all the detritus remaining from the pre-cellular age, payphones are among the most visible. However, a new plan launched in New York City might give these once useful call kiosks a new lease on life by converting them into free Wi-Fi hotspots.

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  19. “D33DS Company” Hackers Release Info from 453,492 Yahoo! Accounts

    Have you had to change your login information in a paranoid fever after discovering that a major online service provider has been hacked in the last few weeks? Well, if you have a Yahoo! account, you might have some worrying to do. A hacker group called D33DS Company has apparently dumped 453,492 usernames and passwords obtained in plaintext from a Yahoo! service.

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  20. So, the Trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis Looks Intriguing

    After debuting this spring at Cannes, legendary filmmaker David Cronenberg's latest outting Cosmopolis will finally be opening domestically on August 17. This new trailer gives us a tantalizing glimpse of what we have in store. If you ever wanted to see terrible things happen to Robert Pattinson, this probably the film for you. See the video, after the break.

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