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Invisibility cloaking in 'perfect' demonstration - Scientists have succeeded in "cloaking" an object perfectly for the first time, rendering a centimetre-scale cylinder invisible to microwaves. Mark Zuckerberg Got a Sweet Deal on his Mortgage. Mark Zuckerberg got a sweet deal on the 5.95million mortgage on his Palo Alto, Calif., home with an interest rate of just 1%, according to a report.

Bloomberg examined public records for the property and found the Facebook CEO’s 30-year adjustable rate mortgage starts at 1.05%. Read More > Apple Infographic - Apple may be the most successful tech company ever and many (including me) credit Steve Jobs with being the source of the ideas and products that brought a new way to interact with personal computing, however, who are really the one responsible for the innovations like Macintosh, iPhones, iPads? Check out this infographic :) Upworthy - What Happens When a Growth Hacker Launches a Media Company? If you’ve spent any time on Facebook in the last year, it’s likely you’ve seen more than one story from Upworthy, the viral hit-driven new media company that packages content designed to spread like wildfire across the social web. #Upworthy Ghosts of Christmas Past: 10 Tech Treats From Yesteryear. The top tech gifts of yesteryear all us budding nerds desperately wanted but never got. In reverse release-date order - Enjoy :) Watch Out for This Sneaky Facebook Scam Disguised as a Photo Notification - The next time Facebook sends you an email about a friend tagging you in a new picture, be cautious — it could be a trap. A new strain of malware identified by security firm Sophos as Troj/Agent-XNN has been circulating the social networking site, encouraging members to view photos as an attachment. Augmented Reality Shopping Coming Soon - For example, a shopper looking for breakfast cereal could specify a product that’s low in sugar, highly rated by consumers and on sale. As the shopper pans the mobile device’s camera across a shelf of cereal boxes, the augmented shopping app will identify cereals that meet the criteria – and could also provide a same-day coupon or loyalty points. Kickstarter to Launch in the UK This Fall. For those who dont know, Kickstarter is a popular crowdfunding platform that helps funds many start-ups and other projects that businesses need help with. The 9 Best Startup and Tech Offices in New York City. What is your favourite one from the list? #Startups
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HORSE BURGERS - Tesco say their burgers have been contaminated by horse meat, is this what happened? (Tesco Horse Burgers).

LIKE & SHARE :) The Flying Car - Hammacher Schlemmer. Like most people, we have been disgruntled for years thanks to the Jetsons making us believe we’d have flying cars by the year 2000. Thankfully, the Future™ has finally arrived, flying cars are now available to the general public! All you need is a pilot’s license to fly it. $350,000 Iron Man 2 Macbook Decal Mac Apple skin sticker - $4.99 Seabreacher X - The Seabreacher X is the latest and most advanced submersible watercraft that we have built to date: This exciting new version is based on the dolphin-inspired Seabreacher J, but it has a more aggressive Shark-style body. The X model also steps up the performance envelope with a 260hp supercharged engine, propelling the vessel to a top speed of 50mph on the surface and 25mph below. Price $65,000.00 Facebook Investors Cash Out - Facebook Inc's FB - 4.13% stock price plumbed a new low Thursday as early investors were freed to sell some of their stakes, leaving the once prized stock down nearly 50% from its debut and forcing executives of the young Internet giant to pump up morale - I have a feeling they will drop to 15 dollars, and if they do i may just invest a chunk of money :) BG Amazon Building an iPhone Competitor - As competition in the fast-growing mobile web space continues to heat up, Amazon is working on a device to grab a slice of the pie currently dominated by the iPhone and Android smartphones, according to a Bloomberg report. Magnet Balls - The Original 216 Pc 5mm Magnetic Rare Earth Magnet Puzzle in Collector Tin - Original Edition. This is a must have boys toy which you can make endless shapes with. Price $18.95 Midwest Tropical 675 Square Aquarium Coffee Table - Price: $607.50 Polished Oval WiFi/2GB USB Cufflinks, $249.99 - Fashion yourself an ultra-modern James Bond with these cufflinks that moonlight as a 2 GB flash drive and Wi-Fi hotspot. You'll be able to hook up your laptop, tablet and smartphone devices to the cufflink connection, giving a whole new meaning to "it's all in the wrist."
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Patent trawler aims to predict next hot technologies - technology News (New Scientist). By data-mining the US patent pool, a new tool could help futurists predict emerging technologies HORIZON scanning. Strategic prediction. Futurism. Whatever you call it, companies need to anticipate the next hot technologies ahead of time or they will be beaten to the punch by more agile competitors. But what's the best way to do it?
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