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June 13 2010

Mondial : l'Allemagne flambe contre l'Australie

L'Allemagne a frappé vite et fort pour son entrée en lice dans le tournoi en corrigeant l'Australie (4-0), dimanche à Durban.

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Google Caffeine – What Is It?

First, let’s explain some meaning behind the name “Caffeine”.

Old Google was decaf…. New Google is caffeinated. Old Google = slow with no kick… New Google=fast and kickin’.

Google Caffeine is not an algorithm change… meaning it is not something designed to change HOW Google ranks web pages (ie, ranking factors…ranking signals…). It’s not an optimization thing, for the most part.

Google Caffeine IS a change in the way Google finds and releases web content into the main Google index.

It’s faster… claimed to contain 50% fresher results.

Instead of being a “phased” indexing process… it is now more “real time”.

It’s the difference between waiting on a bus… and saying “Beam me up, Scotty”.

Note: The site to compare old vs new is here.

Google Caffeine – What Does It Mean To YOU? | PotPieGirls Blog (PotPieGirl.com)
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Audi réalise le triplé aux 24 heures du Mans

Pour leur première apparition au Mans, les jeunes R15 Plus ont triomphé d'un clan Peugeot en totale déroute: victoire, triplé mais aussi record du nombre de tours. La marque allemande signe un cru 2010 exceptionnel.

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July 13 2009

What You Pay For - Fifteen years ago - before Google ... (Virginia Postrel/New York Times)

Virginia Postrel / New York Times:
What You Pay For  —  Fifteen years ago — before Google or Wikipedia or blogging or Craigs­list or podcasts or YouTube — the technology investor and pundit Esther Dyson wrote an article analyzing the business of “creative content” in a future where the Internet made distribution essentially free.

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July 08 2009

Parkinson's patients suffering because of 'appalling gaps' in care

Patients with Parkinson's disease are suffering delays in diagnosis and being deprived of specialist treatment because of "appalling gaps" in NHS care, a report by MPs and peers says today.

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Jay Leno filming Star in a Reasonably Priced Car for Top Gear?

Filed under: Lifestyle, UK, Celebrities, Rumormill

Jay Leno's Tank Car - Click above for high-res image gallery

Citing an unnamed though supposedly reliable source, the boys at Jalopnik are reporting that Jay Leno - fresh from his appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed where he's believed to have piloted an awesome McLaren F1 GTR up the hill - was spotted filming a Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment today with the blokes from Top Gear. What are the chances we'll get surprise appearances by Leno's Tank Car or EcoJet?

Assuming this rumor turns out to be true, we fully hope that Jay can properly represent American gearheads by outlapping Jamiroquai lead singer Jay Kay, who currently sits atop the Star leaderboard after knocking Simon Cowell off his perch as the quickest celebrity in Britain.

Gallery: Jay Leno's Tank Car at Pebble Beach

Photos copyright (C)2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.
[Source: Jalopnik]

Jay Leno filming Star in a Reasonably Priced Car for Top Gear? originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 08 Jul 2009 18:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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July 07 2009

How they make fake eggs in China

Here's are step-by-step instructions on how to make fake eggs, which apparently are sold in markets as real eggs in China.
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REPORT: Tesla planning to launch 2011 Roadster in more right-hand export markets

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Sports/GTs, Euro, Green, Japan, Australia, UK, India

Tesla Roadster - Click above for high-res image gallery

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the long-anticipated right-hand-drive Roadster is coming in the first quarter of 2010 and will be available in both standard and Sport guise. The first market that's slated for electrification is, as you would expect, the United Kingdom, and Tesla's first European showroom has already opened up in Knightsbridge.

In addition to Great Britain, Musk has also indicated that Japan, Australia and India are seen as important right-hand-drive markets for the automaker to pursue in short order. The switch from LHD to RHD is surely made easier by the fact that the Lotus Elise, which shares a large portion of its chassis with the Roadster, was initially designed as a wrong right-hand vehicle.

Interestingly, there's already a lone Tesla Roadster in Australia, but that left-hand-drive car was imported by a man named Simon Hackett for his own personal use at a cost of about $200,000 Australian dollars - nearly twice what a Roadster costs in the States. Click past the break to watch a short video segment featuring that car.

Gallery: Jason Calacanis' Tesla Roadster

Photos copyright (C)2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.
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REPORT: Tesla planning to launch 2011 Roadster in more right-hand export markets originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 07 Jul 2009 18:27:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tweet Those Screencasts With Screenjelly

On Twitter there are easy ways to share links, photos, and videos (via bit.ly, Twitpic, YFrog, Flickr, and YouTube), and now there is an easy way to record and share screencasts. The service is called Screenjelly, and it just launched today. It comes from the the team that created ScreenToaster, which was bought by enterprise video provider Veodia last month.

Screenjelly is a browser-based screen sharing app. After allowing a Java applet to run on your computer, you press record and have 3 minutes to show anything on your computer screen, using your built-in microphone to do a voiceover. Once you are done, you can Tweet out a link to your video. Unlike other Web-based screen sharing apps like Webex or Adobe Acrobat, Screenjelly is asynchronous and designed for quick, fast sharing sessions. Even ScreenToaster has a lot more bells and whistles.

I did a Screenjelly video going through some of the open tabs on my browser and a desktop app. It works pretty much as advertised, although I would suggest closing any apps you don’t intend to demo. I kept getting a lag between the audio and the video until I closed down some of my desktop apps.

(Hat tip to Loic Le Meur)

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Opposite World: GM dealers reportedly fretting over too tight crossover and truck inventories

Filed under: Car Buying, Plants/Manufacturing, Buick, Chevrolet, GM, GMC

Buick Enclave - Click above for high-res image gallery

In these dark days of bankruptcy proceedings, ever-dwindling sales figures and decades of receding market share, General Motors' base of dealerships certainly has plenty of things to keep it up at night. You may be surprised to hear, though, that a dwindling supply of available inventory is one of the major problems some dealerships are currently reporting. We're not shocked to hear there's only a six-day supply of Chevrolet Camaro models on hand, but dealers are also seeking remedies for shortages of Buick Enclaves, GMC Yukon SUVs and extended-cab Sierra pickups, as well as limited supplies of Chevrolet Silverado trucks. For a company that has historically had an unhealthy attachment to high inventories across their brands, this is an unusual development indeed.

GM is aware of the shortages and Mark LaNeve, vice president of vehicle sales, service and marketing, tells Automotive News that the shortage is a normal part of the adjustment process from the old days of carrying a 120-day supply of vehicles to today's goal of a leaner 75-day supply. The General's messenger further suggests that dealers trade inventory with each other to bolster inventory until the automaker is ready to rekindle its assembly lines beginning on Monday, July 13 after the company's extended summer shutdown.

Gallery: 2008 Buick Enclave

[Source: Automotive News - sub. req'd]

Opposite World: GM dealers reportedly fretting over too tight crossover and truck inventories originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 06 Jul 2009 19:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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VIDEO: Ken Block works it out on Top Gear with Captain Slow in tow

Filed under: Motorsports, Sports/GTs, Videos, Hatchbacks, Subaru

Click above to watch video after the jump

If there had been awards handed out to the preeminent forces in online automotive video over the past few years, surely Top Gear and rallyist Ken Block would have been shortlisted for the honor. Naturally, you'd expect that pairing the two Internet institutions would result in an amazing bit of film... and you'd be entirely correct.

What follows in the video posted after the jump is 6 minutes and 45 seconds of gobsmacking automotive artistry and top-flight production, with Block's 380-horsepower Subaru WRX STI drilling in and around an airport in California with a bug-eyed James May cinched into the passenger seat. Did we mention the appearance of Ricky Carmichael, perhaps the winningest motocross racer of all time? Click through the jump to witness the gorgeously controlled display of mechanical mayhem. Hat tip to absolutely everybody!

[Source: Top Gear via YouTube]

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VIDEO: Ken Block works it out on Top Gear with Captain Slow in tow originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 06 Jul 2009 19:27:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Ethanol Lobby Grows As Senate Energy Debate Looms

corn-ears.jpg Photo via Flickr The ethanol industry, long a source of controversy within the green movement, was granted a sort of reprieve when the House voted on the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill. House Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn) looked out for the industry's best interest, but sensing trouble the industry has hired two new prominent lobbyists to make sure the Senate continues to protect corn fuel--despite the environmental consequences. ...
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Nya Mini firar 1,5 miljoner

En av de senaste årens stora framgångssagor inom bilindustrin har nått ytterligare en milstolpe. Sedan lanseringen 2001har hela 1,5 miljoner exemplar av den nya Minin sålts. Snart kan originalet vara omsprunget.
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Mimo Mini 710 USB Monitor provides extra screen space on the go

The portable Mimo Mini USB Monitor offers additional portable screen space
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The pivoting Mimo Mini is a low maintenance solution for some extra screen space on the go, and offers convenience by not requiring a separate power outlet like traditional monitors. The 7” high resolution 800 x 480 pixel display can be used for any number of programs, from a users IM client, to spreadsheets, email or video. Adding to the functionality of the units, they can be used in either landscape or portrait mode...

Tags: Computers, Display, Laptop, Monitor, Netbook, Portable, Screen, USB

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Printable batteries to make light work of embedded electronics

Inexpensive printable batteries (Photo: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft)

The main problems with today's battery technology is that, despite gradual advancements in recent years, cells are still too big, heavy and expensive, making them unpractical for the many applications in which weight or price play an essential role. Researchers at the Fraunhofer research facility in Germany, however, have taken a radically different approach towards the building process and have developed an incredibly light, thin and inexpensive battery that could - if such a thing is possible - end up bringing even more electronics into our everyday life. ..

Tags: Batteries, Fraunhofer, LED, Printable Electronics, Research, Technology

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An open government dataset, readily accessible over the internet, in a form that maximizes comprehension, interactivity, participation, and sharing, delivered at a fraction of the cost of today's data download sites. At Socrata, they call it social data discovery, and they've engineered a comprehensive suite of Web solutions for delivering social data discovery on government data sites around the world. URL: Socrata.
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Physical Reality Of String Theory Shown In Quantum-critical State Of Electrons

String theory has come under fire in recent years. Promises have been made that have not been lived up to. Theoretical physicists have now for the first time used string theory to describe a physical phenomenon -- the quantum-critical state of electrons leading to high-temperature superconductivity.
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Alzheimer's Research Pinpoints Antibodies That May Prevent Disease

Antibodies to a wide range of substances that can aggregate to form plaques, such as those found in Alzheimer's patients, have been identified in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid of healthy people. Levels of these antibodies decline with age and, in Alzheimer's patients, with increasing progression of the disease.
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