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Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Tablet Available for Pre-Order at BestBuy.com!

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Honeycomb Android 3.1 is available for pre-order from BestBuy.com as of this morning.  It’s sorta pricey at 16GB going for $499 and 32GB for $599 but if you need to get the best of the best, this is one of the better 10.1″ tablets you can get right now (although I prefer the Eee Pad Transformer with attachable keyboard).

White Galaxy Tab 10.1 16GB – 

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DIY Pool Robot Practicing to Enter World Professional Billiard Championship!

Have you ever seen a robot playing pool?  That’s right, this DIY Pool robot can play some serious game and even moves around the table to find the best angles. Check out the video after the jump, amazing.

Thomas Nierhoff, a masters student at Technische Universität München (TUM), used a human-sized mobile robot with dual 7-DOF arms that’s able to manipulate a pool cue similarly to how a human does. A camera above the tabl

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DIY Electric Diwheel Circular Vehicle Will Make Your Puke! (Literally)

We’ve see a handful of great custom vehicles but this one may be the most fun, it’s like having your own amusement park encased in two wheels.   The DIY Electric Diwheel circular vehicle is capable of cruising at near 40MPH, invert the driver, and do lots of crazy circular movements as if you were flying a jet airplane (but you are not).

This has to be one of the most creative vehicles invented in our lifetime, take a l

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Apple II Plus Computer Hacked as a USB Keyboard!

Maybe you have a bunch of old Apple computers lying around your house?  Why not hack your Apple II Plus computer as a USB keyboard?

Connecting an Apple II keyboard to a computer with USB is surprisingly easy with a Teensy board. Arduino (Teensyduino) code is available at https://github.com/afiler/keyduino . The Apple II uses an ASCII keyboard, which means that rather than returning scan codes, it returns a 7-bit ASCII value. This also means you can’t read the state of modifier keys like shift or control independently.

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DIY Kinect Shopping Cart Follows Wheelchairs!

For people in wheelchairs, shopping with a shopping cart can literally be a nightmare (unless the store provides you with mobile shopping carts). Here’s a great DIY Kinect shopping cart device that aims to solve that and follows the person in the wheelchair all over the store.

wi-GO is a project that seeks to unite the technological knowledge and liability in the construction of a common path toward integration and improved quality of life. With the aim of building a barrier-free society, the project wi-GO is a robot system based on sensor technology Kinect that enabl

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HTC Evo 3D Coming June 24th! (or 21st for Sprint Premiere Members)!

Have you been waiting to upgrade your outdated cellphone that has no 3D, 4G, internet browsing, apps, etc…etc…?

Well, you are in luck because HTC Evo 3D is just around the corner coming on June 24th to Sprint stores nationwide and 21st for Sprint Premiere members.

I still remember waiting in line last year on June 4th, 2010 for my first Evo 4G.  Glad to say after a year, it’s still one of the best smartphones launched since then.

And the Evo 3D?  It’s just going to get better and better with its 1.2Ghz dual-core processor and 3D recordi

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How to Make a DIY Toilet Sound Making Device!

If you are looking for ways to trick your visitors in the bathroom, here’s a great way to make a DIY sound-making device on your toilet. The clever part about this DIY is that the sound is activated when the unsuspecting visitor touches the handle and this is done with a wire connected to the metallic pipe. This could be a great way to detect touch on other projects, simple and sound.

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DIY Kinect Dodgeball!

Want to hack your own Kinect game of dodgeball?

How about this DIY Kinect Dodgeball game that uses Kinect for motion-sensing the player and iPhone/iPad for others throw balls at you?

It certainly is an interesting hack on what you can do with Kinect connected to other media devices.

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House DIY – How to Install 3-Way Dimmer Switches!

Recently I moved to a new house, finally I have more space to run my blog.  Also, I am doing a bunch of DIYs around the house, like installing this 3-way dimmer switch (to save money on energy and also looks better than old switches).

So, I’ve started a new blog called HouseDIYHowTo.com to focus on these cool House DIYs and HOWTos, you can check out my very first blog post on how to install 3-way

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Fellowes W11C Paper Shredder Review!

I recently bought the Fellowes W11C Paper Shredder from Amazon (mostly due to its good reviews and longevity), and I have to say, it’s a great paper shredder that can shred your important documents quickly and efficiently.

One of the things I was looking for was durability as I don’t want to have a broken paper shredder after couple months.  Gladly, the Fellowes W11C is a really great, durable paper s

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