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A US government site makes us quit talking and texting while driving

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Have you ever thought how dangerous it might be to talk on the phone or to text while driving? The discussions on that matter began years ago but now the US government decided to make the next step towards solving that problem by launching the web site

And it is a serious problem indeed. As the statistics in there show, 80 percent of all crashes are connected to some kind of distraction. And if you dig deeper you’ll find some even more shocking details.
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Images taken with Nikon D3S know no noise, well, almost

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Taking images at night can be a tough challenge. Either you have to carry around a tripod or you’d better forget about shooting when lights are turned off. But guys, as it turns out, our prayers have been heard: the recently announced full-frame DSLR Nikon D3S may be the solution we’ve been waiting for.

Its specs list looked too good to be true but its first high-ISO tests prove that dreams come true (if you have piles of cash that is). Or at least the one of a camera capable of taking good images in low light.
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Duke Nukem 3D ported to the Nokia N900, brings back memories of naughty humor

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Right before the start of the new year, let’s jump back a decade for some retro gaming. Duke Nukem Forever may have turned out to be vaporware but that doesn’t negate the fond memories from playing Duke Nukem 3D.

You can find various ports of the game for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X but better still, you can now get it on your Nokia N900
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I finally got my dirty hands on a Radeon HD5970 and it’s here to stay

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Remember the post I wrote about the announcement of the world’s most powerful video card? Yes, I am talking for the ATI Radeon 5970, which is made of two HD5870 cores. Well, Santa dropped in for a beer sometime around Christmas and left it over.

You can bet he also brought some more PC goodies to match it. But here are some more live shots of the thing.
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The Lenovo Multimedia Remote with Keyboard is making me lose my sleep

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OK, I admit, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to find a proper application for this wireless keyboard/trackball combo but I just love it and I want it. Its killer looks and fair price turn it into a must-have no matter if you’re a high tech junkie or just like to be surrounded by nice looking things.

What’s stopping me of buying it (and the cause for my sleep disorders) is that it’s not something I’d use every day and so my practical side is putting a really good fight with my “I-want-it-now” side. But allow me to indulge myself with a quick walkthrough of the features of that mouse/keyboard crossbreed.
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Google Chrome OS based nebook in time for next Christmas? ARM, Tegra, SSD and other techy words inside

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Google would-be hardware products are all over the place right now – after the Nexus One, the true Google phone, here comes word of the true Google netbook based on the new Chrome OS.

Google will realease a Chrome OS based netbook

The guys from Mountain View are taking the popularizing of both their mobile and desktop OSes into their own hands… by selling devices themselves.

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HTC’s Sense UI new and unreleased Documents Tab caught on video

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You may have heard that the latest leaked Windows Mobile Sense UI firmwares are hiding a new tab dedicated to documents. It contains all of your docs (doc, excel, ppt) and organizes them in a fancy way. Here is a in-depth video shot on a HTC Touch Pro2 flashed with a pre-production ROM (version 2.01, I think).

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Is iSlate the name for the rumored Apple tablet and will it be revealed soon?

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iSlate may be the proper name for the long rumored Apple tablet. MacRumors posted an evidence for the Apple’s ownership of many international iSlate domains including and

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10 good reasons to jailbreak your iPhone, no matter what generation

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I guess there’s a large number of iPhone owners that are still hesitant to jailbreak their iPhones. They consider jailbreaking a dangerous and daunting task that may eventually void their warranty. Since I’m on the other side of that barricade, I’ve put down a nice list of the 10 new features you will get if you go for jailbreaking. The benefits are more than ten, but I’ve compiled the most major ones.

Jailbreaking is a software process that unlocks the access to the iPhone original system files so that you can modify some of them for the better. You shouldn’t confuse it with a carrier unlock. Jailbreaking allows us to unleash the true power of the Apple’s iPhone.

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Getting your iPhone jailbroken is like getting a totally different device – at least software-wise. And while I find it next to impossible to resist the tempting new features, I can totally understand you may have perfectly good reasons to keep your iPhone untouched. But hopefully, this list will help you convert.

And a word of warning! This post is not a tutorial in jailbreaking your iPhone. If you need one, a nice place to start is iClarified iPhone section. Installing unofficial third-party apps may cause unwanted side effects so always rely on your good judgment when dealing with those. I am not to be held responsible for any damage you may inflict to your iPhone.

Now that I’ve taken that off my chest, please, say hello to freedom.

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Nokia Image Space lets you create 3D presentations of the places you’ve visited

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Nokia Image Space sounds just like the next service allowing you to upload your images to the Internet directly from your mobile phone. B-o-o-ring! But take a closer look. It actually let’s you do much more.

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Opera 10.5 pre-alpha uses new Carakan JavaScript engine, almost catches up to Chrome

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There’s been some bickering between Google Chrome and Apple Safari, both claiming to be the “world’s fastest web browser”. Firefox got an updated JavaScript engine in v3.5 and is running for first place too.

With all this commotion, the developers at Opera were working in a secret facility… or, um, at their workplace or whatever, and they are almost ready to give Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine a run for its money.
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Shortest day of the year brings shorter YouTube links

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Even if you haven’t heard, you should have felt it: yesterday was this year’s shortest day. It was also the day YouTube links got shorter. So, don’t be scared next time when you see a link starting with “” – it will get you a YouTube video. At first you might not realize how useful that change indeed is. But think twice: as of yesterday you’re able to share any YouTube videos using much less characters. And that’s quite an advantage to you twitters.

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A tip for watching the amazing Avatar movie in IMAX/Digital 3D without getting a headache

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Some people have real troubles watching a 3D movie. With the premiere of the James Cameron’s Avatar, which is meant to be seen in 3D or IMAX will make many of those suffer instead of enjoying the movie.

It turns out that the solution of getting out of the cinema without a headache is simple. And it doesn’t involve leaving 2 hours before the movie ends.

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Twitter got hacked by the Iranian Cyber Army, presumably nothing stolen

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A day ago the social network Twitter was hacked by a group called “Iranian Cyber Army”. There is no harm done to the servers and databases, the attack just compromised the DNS records and redirected to a new web site, instead of Twitter.

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BlackBerry Storm2 9520 is here, the unboxing video too

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We are getting BlackBerry handsets in numbers around the office lately.

We got our feet wet with the Bold 9700 review last week (a nice phone indeed) and we’re continued with the Curve 8520 (not as impressive, review expected soon).

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BlackBerry Storm2 9520 at ours

So it’s time for the last man standing – the latest BlackBerry Storm2 and its revolutionary piezzo-electric touchscreen. Now that we already have it in the office, we can share our first impressions with you. There is also a quick unboxing video for you after the break.
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