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Top Stories: Friday, June 24, 2011iOS 5 Beta 2 Is Here, With Wireless Syncing

iOS 5 Beta 2 is here. Of course there’s lots of bugfixes-and wireless syncing!-but we should know what else is inside shortly. More »

Top Stories: Friday, June 24, 2011How to Turn your MacBook Into a Touch-Less iPad

This is quite ingenious: A program that turns your MacBook into a dual-screen iPad. Except one of the screens is broken. And the other one doesn’t have touch. OK, this program just rotates your screen when you rotate your MacBook. More »

Top Stories: Friday, June 24, 2011HTC Sensation 4G: Does Android Really Need Custom Skins Anymore? (No.)

It’s powerful. It’s fast. It’s responsive. It has 4G-ish internet powers. It feels more solid than Google’s Nexus. The HTC Sensation 4G is probably T-Mobile’s best Android phone. More »

Top Stories: Friday, June 24, 2011The Strongest Crane in the World Works Out With Oil Rigs

20,000 metric tons. That’s 98 Statues of Liberty or 10,000 VW Beetles. But when you’re building the world’s largest oil rigs, your crane needs to be able to hold every last ounce. This is the bridge crane Taisun, the world’s strongest, capable of hoisting in excess of 20,000 metric tons. More »

Top Stories: Friday, June 24, 2011Volkswagen Autopilot Lets You Drive Hands-Free at 80 MPH

Volkswagen is testing a self-driving system that lets you travel up to 80 MPH. It maneuvers the highways like a champ and even handles the stop and go of traffic jams. More »

Top Stories: Friday, June 24, 2011The Video of the Kiss That Wasn’t a Kiss

Remember that beautiful image of the kiss that was never a kiss, taken during the Vancouver hockey riots? We knew that it wasn’t really what it seemed to be, but now we can actually see how it happened: More »

Top Stories: Friday, June 24, 2011Invisibility Does Magical Things With Your iPad 2

The Invisibility app is indeed magical. It takes a mediocre camera on your iPad 2 and turns it into something incredible. The app uses the iPad’s rear camera and gyroscope to display the background image on your screen, even when you move the tablet around. More »

Top Stories: Friday, June 24, 2011Oh Look, There’s a Dead Cruise Ship In Google Maps

Sunday April 30, 2000 was not a good day for the World Discoverer, a cruise ship originally built in Germany, in 1974. At 4pm local time, she hit a rock that wasn’t in the Solomon Islands charts. It wasn’t pretty. More »

Top Stories: Friday, June 24, 2011Cue Acoustics PS1 Hands-On: Compact Speakers, Expansive Sound, No Wires

Don’t let the looks fool you. Cue Acoustics’ wireless PS1 speakers aspire to not only exist alongside larger (and more expensive) tower speakers often coveted by audiophiles, but also among streaming audio devices. And these don’t need a subwoofer either, because it’s built-in. More »

Top Stories: Friday, June 24, 2011This Super Sand Makes Even Toxic Water Safe to Drink

When I think of sand I think of dirt, and when I think of dirt, I don’t think of clean water. But sand is used to filter water in lots of places. This “coated sand” developed by Rice researchers? More »

Top Stories: Friday, June 24, 2011Bizarre iPad-Carrying Jogger Mugged in Central Park

This is terrible-any mugging is. Having your stuff taken from you by force is a shame, and wrong, and everything, yeah-but why the hell was this guy jogging and holding an iPad at the same time? More »

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