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Paris Dakar Race - Stage 1
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How to follow the Dakar Rally online

The Dakar Rally, one of the largest off road endurance rallies in the world, has launched from Buenos Aires. The Dakar is now a fully digital event supported by YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages. You can get live updates on each stage of the challenge on their site and on the official Dakar iPhone/iPod/iPad app. The organisers have also released an online video game to accompany the event.
Apple hopes to eliminate the need for 3D glasses
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Apple’s ‘pseudo-holographic’ display patent revealed

According to a recently granted Apple patent, the computer electronics and software giant are working on a screen technology that produces a special type of ‘pseudo-holographic’ or 3D image. The technology could eventually be used to produce 3D TVs and devices that don’t require viewers to wear special glasses.
Android in Space
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Google sends Android Nexus S phones into space

Google’s PR department showed some genuine blue sky thinking this week when they sent an few Android Nexus S phones into space. Using a weather balloon, a parachute and a polystyrien box Google floated Android dolls into the lower atmosphere this week, and recorded the entire 30Km (100,000 ft) trek using Samsung Nexus S phones attached to each box.
Skype Logo
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Skype’s global VOIP network is down, ‘software bug’ to blame

Skype, the world’s largest VOIP network, has been brought down due to an apparent software bug. The bug has been preventing the many of the service’s 42 million active members from connecting to the network. Skype first reported the downtime at 5 o’clock GMT (midday EST), four hours ago. According to the company the software bug is preventing Skype applications from routing calls to correct locations through what they call “supernodes.”
iPad 2 set for release?
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Is the iPad 2 set for post-Christmas launch?

Unconfirmed reports suggest that Apple's second generation iPad will be released in February 2011. Reuters reports that sources in Foxconn Electronics, manufacturers of the iPad, the device will begin mass production at the start of the year. Initial shipments are expected to be in the region of 400,000-600,000 devices.
Amazon Kindle device
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Amazon to demo Kindle for the web later today

Things may be set to get very interesting in the world of e-book wars as Amazon is set to demo its Kindle for the web product later today. Google announced the launch of Google eBookstore yesterday, now Amazon is set to demo new competitive features to its Kindle product today.
Big Ben
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UK one step closer to changing time

A bill, known as the Daylight Saving Bill, has been provisionally approved by British MPs today, with 92 to 10 voting in favour of its implementation. The bill proposes that the UK should stay on Western European Summer Time all year round, effectively shifting the clocks forward by one hour for the entire year.
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