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Experiment With the Electrical Grid Could Make Your Clocks Wrong

Starting in mid-July, your electric clocks and coffeemakers could be running up to 20 minutes fast, and you probably won’t know why.

For the past 80 years, clocks plugged in to an electrical source have kept time based on the rate of the electrical current that powers them. If this current doesn’t keep its usual rate, clocks run a bit fast or slow. Right now, power companies now take steps to ensure the frequency of the current – and the time – is as precise as possible.

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Solar-Powered Bikinis Putting a Charge Into Sunbathing

If you happen to see a young lass in a metallic-textured bikini this summer, that doesn't necessarily mean she's trying to make a fashion statement.

In fact, she might be using her beachwear to power up her cell phone.

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Woman Steals SIM Card, Downloads $200K Worth of Data

Stealing a SIM card out of a power meter is impressive enough, but 33-year-old Kylie Maree Monks outdid herself when she racked up a $200,000 data bill on the card in under four months.

This week, she pleaded guilty to computer-related fraud, owning stolen property and making a false declaration.

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Apple Annouces When They Are Going To Release iPhone 5

All of us Apple Junkies who took a bite of the "forbidden fruit" and are hooked on the technology watch and listen for the news of the next new update or upgrade in software and hardware.

There have been rumors that there isn't going to be an iPhone 5 but rather a software update. (Seeing as how I just got my iPhone 4 in January -- kinda hoping that there isn't a new phone -- cause if there is -- of course I will HAVE to get it!) This morning Apple release a statement: after the jump.

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iPad II is here

Don’t Read This if You Just Bought an iPad — Grrrr

Apple made more news today as they announced the all new iPad 2. The announcement opened with Steve Jobs, looking "good", relaying sales figures that Apple has seen over the past year. Then Jobs rolled into the big unveiling of iPad Part Deux. The iPad 2 ships March 11th!

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The Future Of Apps

View your favorite music videos in 360 degrees!

WILL.I.AM of the Black Eyed Peas is into technology and he's just started a new production company called will.i.apps and the new BEP360 app for iPhones, iPad and iPod touch allow viewers to view "The Time (Dirty Bit)" video as if they were right there in a full 360-degree view!

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Blueray coming down in price this year
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Things That Will Cost Less In 2011

Sure, the economy is still sputtering along and you're still waiting for that raise. But it's not all bad news.

There are some pretty cool things out there that you might like to buy -- that will cost less in the next year.

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Scientists Announce Plans to Clone Woolly Mammoth
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Scientists Announce Plans to Clone Woolly Mammoth

It's about time, right? According London's Telegraph newspaper, woolly mammoths could be walking the Earth as soon as five years from now. Japanese scientists announced their intention this week to use cloning technology to bring back the ancient beast.

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