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Top Stories: Wednesday July 13, 2011Summer Is a Walkman in Kuwait

I used to have a waterproof yellow Sony Sports Walkman. This one. I got it in the 8th grade. It was my favorite thing ever. When I think of it, I think of summer. More »

Top Stories: Wednesday July 13, 2011Spotify Launches Tomorrow—But You Need to Sign Up NOW

Spotify, the mythical streaming music service launches tomorrow, no later than 8AM eastern. There will be all sorts of free streaming goodness. But you need to get on the invite list NOW. Check it out: More »

Top Stories: Wednesday July 13, 2011This Is War: Watch the Libyan Revolution Explode through the Lens of a Helmet Cam — Part 2

Humphrey Cheung worked in tech journalism and IT for years. Then, this spring, he had enough. But instead of switching jobs, he strapped on a digital camera, armor, and flew to Libya. More »

Top Stories: Wednesday July 13, 2011Hands On with Sony’s Gorgeous New Android Tablets

These tablets, codenamed S1 and the S2, are why we need Sony—the Sony we love—in a world where almost every gadget of consequence is effectively a blank slate for software. More »

Top Stories: Wednesday July 13, 2011Sadly, the Pac-Man Swimsuit Has All the Power Pellets In the Wrong Places

There’s no much else wrong about this $90.00 Pac-Man swimsuit, really. It makes me go all waka waka waka. More »

Top Stories: Wednesday July 13, 2011One-Upped Chuck! Outlier Supermarine Sneakers Use British Air Force Technology to Keep Water Out

Commuting to work on a bike-in the rain-sucks. With the Outlier Feit Supermarines, at least you won’t need a change of shoes. They’re built from the same technology the RAF designed to keep downed pilots alive in frigid North Atlantic waters. More »

Top Stories: Wednesday July 13, 2011Well Of Course This Pastafarian Wore a Pasta Strainer in His License Photo

Atheists everywhere (well, in Austria) can rejoice. After three years and medical testing to prove his sanity, Niko Alm just received his driver’s license. More »

Top Stories: Wednesday July 13, 2011Sony Vaio Z: The Lightest Full-Horsepower 13-Inch Notebook Has a Heavy Duty Price

We worried about Sony. We gnashed our teeth and pounded our fists and wondered what had happened to this titan of tech. But between this sleek 2.5-pound full-voltage speed racing laptop and this morning’s tablet wünderkinds, well, welcome back Sony. More »

Top Stories: Wednesday July 13, 2011Glimpses of an Old Mayan Tomb Finally Photographed With Mini-Camera

Hidden for 1,500 years, this funeral tomb in Palenque, Mexico, was finally glimpsed by human eyes when researchers lowered a mini camera (measuring 4 x 6cm) through a crack in the ceiling. More »

Top Stories: Wednesday July 13, 2011Your Last Best Hope When Your Plane Catches on Fire

So you’re sitting on the runway, waiting to taxi, when suddenly it hits you, “Funny, airplanes don’t normally smell like burning.” Then the panic hits. More »

Top Stories: Wednesday July 13, 2011A Century Old Bridge, Acrobats, Digital Cameras, and the Police

On Monday night I walked home instead of taking the train. But rather than the expected trot back, head filled with MP3s and little else, languorously drenched in sweat, I saw a woman dangling from the top of a bridge. More »

Top Stories: Wednesday July 13, 2011This Medal of Honor Recipient Threw a Live Grenade Back at the Enemy

Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry is one of only two living recipients of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. And how he earned it is a story that you need to hear. Petry had holed up with his platoon in a building in Afghanistan when he and his team took on heavy insurgent gunfire. More »

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