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If you happen to be in London this week, we recommend keeping one eye locked on the Thames. Airbnb is sailing a bright blue house down the iconic river to celebrate the passing of the Deregulation Act, which gives London residents permission to "share" their property for up to 90 days each year. B...

May 18th 2015 at 9:48am 0 Comments
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Remember Google's mysterious floating barge? Well, you probably won't for much longer, because it's met an untimely end. According to the Portland Press Herald, the search giant no longer has a use for the iconic four-story structure, so it's been sold to an anonymous "international barging compan...

August 1st 2014 at 6:41am 0 Comments
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What's the safest place to put a nuclear reactor? Offshore, apparently. A new power plant design concept from MIT envisions a facility built on floating platforms, moored in deep water several miles off the coast. This, the concept's creators explain, lends it several crucial advantages -- making...

April 16th 2014 at 9:41pm 0 Comments
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Summer is starting to wane, and the cold winds will soon be blustering through the city streets. Kids with chattering teeth and blue fingers will be sitting in front of stoves or fireplaces, rolling their eyes as grandpa proclaims that he had to walk to and from school barefoot through snow uphil...

September 5th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Comfort is certainly the aim for Philips' new SH series headphones, and they certainly have a compelling case. The magic behind these lightweight cans is FloatingCushion, which is essentially just memory foam that seals nicely around your ears for both comfort and reduced audio loss. Simple, but se...

March 9th 2011 at 3:14am 0 Comments
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With Issue 13 hitting the live City of Heroes and City of Villains servers yesterday, many of the players who are fond of base building were immensely happy to see a refund of Prestige; the "cash" that allows players to buy more goodies for their base. (Or in some cases, larger bases!) Of course, t...

December 3rd 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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There was a time when data was slow, screens where monochrome, and keypads were simple -- and that's the way we liked it. Now you've got QWERTY clamshells, virtual keyboards, e-ink, and everything in between, yet somehow, that's just not enough for HTC's wild tastes. The Windows Mobile champion (an...

March 18th 2008 at 5:35am 0 Comments
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Try not to get too frenetic here, but a couple of gurus at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland have reportedly created an "incredible levitation effect by engineering the force of nature which normally causes objects to stick together." In layman's terms, the scientists have devised a way to r...

August 7th 2007 at 2:08am 0 Comments
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True clock aficionados fully understand that their timepieces do more than tell them just how many grueling hours are left in the work day, and YUnoBI's Dancing On The Water design invites time tellers to gaze at its mirror-image rather than just glancing and looking away. The lacquered enclosure c...

April 13th 2007 at 4:04am 0 Comments
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We've seen floating audio toys before. But this a first to feature a "dying/fleeing coming king woman" jazz setting. Janky machine translation aside, the XA-AW33 floating mono speaker from JVC features an NXT flat panel speaker surface with an IPX7 waterproofing to keep up to 256MB of your MP3 and...

March 29th 2007 at 9:08am 0 Comments