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All snowed in. 6” of snow, and the roads are empty

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I visited my friend Lara at her home in Tokyo yesterday. She just had a baby boy, who is the proud owner of this adorable little pacifier that doubles as his very own mute button. Update: You…

Mute button

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The online writing of Alex Payne

Alex Payne — On the iPad

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“I Have Been Hit By A Love Taser” – Devs Speak Out On iPad | Cult of Mac

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I visited my friend Lara at her home in Tokyo yesterday. She just had a baby boy, who is the proud owner of this adorable little pacifier that doubles as his very own mute button. Update: You…

Mute button

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“Spirit of the Bottle” photo by Alex Marttunen, 11 years-old, winner of the National Geographic Photography Competition.

“Spirit of the Bottle” photo by Alex Marttunen, 11…

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“Dear Van Gogh” Mug designed by Mike Mak

“Dear Van Gogh” Mug designed by Mike Mak

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MSI has announced that its ten-inch Android-based tablet will be available in the second half of this year for $500.

MSI's 10-inch Tegra/Android tablet coming this year for $500

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs called the iPad the “best device” for watching mobile video during its introduction on Wednesday. While the iTunes Store’s movie and TV offerings cover a lot of ground,…

Netflix CEO: not streaming to the iPad "in the near term"

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Here’s the brilliance of the jobs focus: an incoming president’s first address to a joint session (his pseudo-SOTU) can be lofty and grand and all that bullshit. And it would’ve been insane for…

Barack Obama's State of the Union Was Awesome – State Of The Union – Gawker