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Elevators are absolutely vital in tall buildings, but they have their limits -- they can only move so quickly, and they can't usually move sideways to fetch you from the far side of a building. Both of those problems should be solved at once if German firm ThyssenKrupp has its way. Its new Multi e...

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Space elevators are slowly making the transition from science fiction to science fact... but we're not quite there yet. LiftPort, a group that already holds the record for tallest elevator, is taking a second stab at the technology after going into "hibernation" in 2007. Founder Michael Laine has ...

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The Blackwing Descent elevator is the greatest destroyer of raids since every moving piece of Serpentshrine Caverns. In patch 4.1, Blizzard will be tracking the number of times the great Lord of Elevators claims your pitiful, mortal existence. This is one of those times when my eyes widen with happ...

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Expanding upon statements from BioWare's Casey Hudson earlier this year, associate programmer Thomas Roy took to the developer's forums (requires login) recently to explain how Mass Effect 2 would be handling the promised lack of elevators (used in place of loading screens). As it turns out, rather...

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We find it funny that Capcom is celebrating the existence of an elevator level in Spyborgs with this trailer -- elevator levels are basically the laziest way to design a brawler level, requiring only a persistent floor, a looping background and frequent enemy drops from the top of the screen. That s...

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Why do trolls have tusks? Why better to save them from the Undercity's elevator of death! If you are not familiar with this diabolical mechanism, if you time it just wrong, you can walk on to or off of the elevator platform just as the platform is descending again -- resulting in a fall that's just...

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The Griffin Elevator, which replaces and updates Griffin's iCurve, is now shipping. It's a desktop stand for laptop computers. Retailing at $40, it's just now hitting the shelves. TUAW reader Ray sends along this link to his Flickr collection of unpacking pictures. I'm surprised by how well the fina...

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We blogged about a possible update to Griffin's iCurve in October, but now it looks official. The Elevator seems to be the iCurve's less curvy replacement. It does the same thing, that is lift up your laptop and make it even with an external display, but it does it with a new style. The Elevator cos...

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On this day of excess tryptophan and annoying relatives, it's important to take a minute and give thanks for the things we enjoy, yet take for granted the rest of the year. This year, I'm thankful that I get to sit around and blog about a company that cares enough about design to go that extra st...

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Not all visitors of the NYC 5th Avenue Apple Store are having the retail experience of their lives, as one group of customers were trapped in the glass elevator for 45 minutes. Ultimately, the hydraulic lines had to be leaked in order to lower the elevator down to the store where the NYPD had to pry...

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