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Sleekbooks: A slippery slope

Based on HP's Envy Ultrabook and Sleekbook unveilings yesterday, it's clear that the naming problems for slim laptops aren't going away anytime soon.

By May. 10, 2012

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Facebook ad puts lubricant joke on slippery slope

Nick Bergus posts a joke on Facebook about an Amazon listing for a 55-gallon tub of personal lubricant. Soon, he becomes the unwitting pitchman for the product. Social ads, anyone?

By Feb. 28, 2012

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Vail Resorts unveils ski slope geolocation system

As apps like Foursquare and Facebook Places permeate the mainstream, one ski resort operator is hoping that it can use similar tech to its advantage.

By Aug. 30, 2010

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NASA photos show possible flowing water on Mars

They're called "recurring slope lineae." They've been showing up in photos of Mars, and they could be explained by the presence of seasonal water flows on the red planet.

By Feb. 10, 2014

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'Tis the season to get slippery

Every year the great winter tyre debate begins. Every year it snows. And every year I watch social media chatter incessantly about pros and cons. If you live somewhere snowy you need them, and here's why.

By Dec. 7, 2013

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The sky's the limit with global high-altitude balloon challenge

Teams from around the world will send balloons up to 100,000 feet or more, testing the limits of the creativity, and their engineering ingenuity.

By Jan. 31, 2014

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Had to happen: Hacking into a Tesla Model S electric car

One Model S owner hacks his car, and gets a warning from Tesla.

By Apr. 7, 2014

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Google robot wins Pentagon rescue challenge

A robot made by a Japanese start-up that Google has bought has won a rescue competition organised by Darpa in the US.

By Dec. 28, 2013

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Ski resort mocks techies, then acts like one of them

North Lake Tahoe creates an Apres Ski guide, which suggests that any tourist who works at Google should buy a round of drinks. However, to view the guide, you have to go through a data-sucking slalom.

By Feb. 11, 2014

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The 404 1,236: Where we're hidden in plain sight (podcast)

As telecommunications extends its reach, some clever landscape artists are using strategic foliage to camouflage electrical poles and cell phone towers. Combating visual pollution on today's 404 episode.

By Mar. 27, 2013