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It’s 2011. Do You Still Have Cassettes?

That is actually really funny because some kids don't even know what a cassette is.  They have also never heard of an 8-track either.  It's a sad sad world we live in. 

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Play Super Mario Bros. in a Cardboard Box [VIDEO]

The Super Mario Bros. have made hundreds of appearances in different video games since the characters were introduced in 1985, but this one is probably the most unique.

It’s an electronic board game version of the Nintendo classic, the player maneuvers Mario analog-style, using a conveyor belt device built inside of a cardboard box.

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Category: Technology, Video Games
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Honda Used to Make a Briefcase Motorcycle You Could Carry Around [VIDEO]

These days cars come with some pretty sophisticated add-ons: rearview cameras that show what’s behind you, driver alert systems that wake you if you’re dozing off. These optional features are all well and good, but none of them hold a candle to the Honda Motocompo, a tiny, folding scooter that was sold as a trunk-sized accessory for the Honda City and the Honda Today from 1981 to 1983.

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Category: Sports, Technology
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CLOO iPhone App Lets You Share Your Bathroom With Strangers [VIDEO]

One of our favorite niche smartphone apps is RunPee, which tells you the best time during a particular movie to excuse yourself to do something about that gallon-sized Diet Coke you drank when you first sat down. But what if the theater bathroom has a long line or looks like it hasn’t been cleaned since the Eisenhower administration? What if you’re running errands and there’s nary a Starbucks loo in sight?

That’s where CLOO comes in.

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Category: Technology, Weird News
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Apple Loses Another iPhone Prototype in a Bar

In a replay from an incident last year, another Apple employee lost another iPhone prototype in yet another Bay Area bar. If this keeps up, they’re going to start surgically implanting new phones into developers’ arms.

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Category: Technology
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Photo by Israel Aerospace Industries via Getty Images
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Taking RC To A Whole New Level

I have always loved playing with remote controlled cars.  As a kid I used to set up jumps and obstacles to maneuver around.  I have a few friends that have other forms of remote controlled transportation and it has really interested me lately.

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Bridesmaid Attends Friend’s Wedding Via iPad [VIDEO]

Despite being chosen as a bridesmaid, Rene wasn’t able to make the trip to Colorado for her friend Jamie’s wedding. Thanks to technology, she was still able to take part in the big day in more than just spirit — by virtually attending the nuptials via iPad.

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Study Finds Decreased Social Media Use Among Many Younger People

A study by technology research firm Gartner, which recently surveyed 6,295 people between the ages of 13 and 74, reveals almost a quarter of 18- to 29-year-olds use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter less than when they first signed up for the services, with many saying the services simply aren’t that much fun anymore.

“The trend shows some social media fatigue among early adopters,” says Brian Blau, research director at Gartner. “And the fact that 31 percent of younger consumers indicated that they were getting bored with their social network is a situation that social media providers should monitor, as they will need to innovate and diversify to keep consumer attention.”

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This Super-Tiny Computer Actually Works [VIDEO]

With the latest Macbook Air weighing in at just over two pounds, it seems that computers just keep getting smaller and smaller — and this one, smaller than a human finger, is positively byte-sized.

The coolest part? It actually works.

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Chimp Attack Victim Charla Nash Reveals Her New Face on ‘Today’ [VIDEO]

It’s been more than two years since Charla Nash was savagely attacked and mauled by a chimpanzee. Nash received terrible wounds at the hands of the 200-pound animal, which tore off her nose, eyelids and hands and she was forced to cover her face with a veil.

But Nash’s recovery took a groundbreaking turn when she received a full face transplant in May. Her new face was revealed for the first time on ‘Today’ this morning.

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Category: Health, Technology
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The Future Of Technology

It really is hard to determine what the future has in store for us.  We have cell phones, flying cars which are $150,000, high definition and 3D televisions.  It really is hard to imagine what else could there be.

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Couple Has Their Wedding Officiated By a Computer [VIDEO]

Miguel Hanson and Diana Wesley of Houston, Texas had planned on having a friend officiate their wedding. But when that fell through, the two self-professed geeks simply coded a program for a virtual minister — named Reverend Bit — and had a computer do the job instead.

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Category: Technology, Weird News

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