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Lego Kingdom
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Legos! Tinkertoys! Lincoln Logs! Oh My! Build With All These Sets And More Together With Adaptor Blocks

I was a big Lego kid.  Cash value of all the Legos I had was in the thousands of dollars.  I also spent a lot of time with Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys.  But I never got to play with them together.  Now it is possible.

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RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup - Round Two
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Dutchman Claims Flight In Custom Built ‘Bird Wings’ In Viral Video

As far back as Icarus we've trying to fashion wings like a bird to fly free as they do.  Now an Dutchman engineer has demonstrated proof-of-concept in an amazing video.

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2012 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize Launch
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Nokia Patents Magnetic Tattoo That Vibrates When You Get A Phone Call

I stand proudly un-inked.  I don't fault anybody that is.  I've just never been so committed to something I'd want to brand myself forever.  Not even my daughter or beloved Dallas Cowboys rate that kind of commitment.  But a tattoo cell phone accessory?  I might have to reconsider.

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Einstein Lecture
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Albert Einstein’s Archives To Be Posted Online For The World To Exploit

If you are reading a book about physics and it only contains one formula, chances are pretty good it's the ubiquitous E=mc2.  Now that you're comfortable with matter and energy being essentially the same thing it is time to move on to his more esoteric thoughts.

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ILA 2010 - Berlin Air Show
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Illegal File Sharing Site, The Pirate Bay Planning To Fly Unmmaned Server Drones

The Pirate Bay is one of the largest BitTorrent sites in the world.  The site allows users to obtain illegal copies of all forms of media.  They are constantly under attack from authorities.  They've found a novel and new way to avoid them.

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CeBIT 2012 Technology Trade Fair
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Google Looking To Raise Revnue With Cell Phone Ring Back Ads

Like Apple and Microsoft, I presume Google has plenty of revenue streams and plenty of money.  They don't see it that way.  The next time you call someone with a Google phone you might hear an advertisement instead of a ring-back tone.

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Man Sues Apple for Siri’s Imperfections

Apple iPhone 4S users know that Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant, can be hit or miss. Sometimes she understands you perfectly and reacts with precision, and other times? Well, not so much.

But a New York man is so upset by Siri’s flaws and foibles that he’s filed a lawsuit against Apple.

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How Much Productivity Is Lost on the Job to Sites Like Facebook?

If you spend any of your work hours checking sites like Facebook, you aren’t alone. A new study says more than half of employees do just that when they should be working instead.

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Printer And Typesetter
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Encyclopedia Britannica Closes The Book On Hard Copy Version

The day of the birth of the first person to live and eventually die without ever opening a real book got a little closer today.  The venerable, dependable and well vetted Encyclopedia Britannica has announced their 2010 edition will be its last in print.

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Smithsonian Previews New Exhibit Of Objects From Sites Of 9/11 Terror Attacks
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You Changed Your Clocks But Did You Find Time For The Other Seasonal Duties?

Congratulations for either surviving or completely forgetting the spring forward time change this weekend.  Now that you've got the time, have you taken some to square away those other pesky things you should do twice a year?

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