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  • The Digg song

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  • Amazing iPod Touch vehicle integration.

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  • Aria finally includes digital downloads

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  • A 22 inch HD digital photo frame.. pricey, but good news 4 future!

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  • Specialist devices vs All-in-one

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  • Honda's ASIMO 2 tour Australia

    Details of exact locations and dates are still 2 be confirmed, but Honda’s robot called ASIMO will tour major cities in Aus. If you haven’t seen it before check out this very funny, very awkard video of ASIMO clearly struggling to master the skills of walking up stairs. So...
  • Old vs New Roomba

    If you’ve ever seen a Roomba before you’ll know what it is, however for those that don’t it’s effectively a robot that vacuum’s your house. Unfortunately the old Roomba was cool, but had some problems, well there’s a new kid on the block, a more sophisticated model that has some...
  • Smelly workstation? the try this USB air freshener.

    This USB air freshener uses the power from the USB port to create heat, the heat then warms the aroma oil and produces a scent similar to how standard oil burners work. It costs $7 and comes in 2 colours, red (comes with rose scented oil) and green (comes with peppermint...
  • Original Transformers sold for $1,000,000

    You can read the lengthy story behind this one from the link, long story short, this ladies husband was a huge transformers fan, after he passed away some years ago, she’s now decided to sell the 275 item collection. More @ http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/megallection/original-transformers-boxed-collection-sold-for-1000000-279598.php...

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