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Toyota Imagines a Future With Interactive Car Windows [VIDEO]

Eventually, your car options may not be limited to just choices about color, transmission or even GPS. If Toyota has its way, you’ll also be mulling over interactive window features.

These futuristic pieces of glass, called “Windows to the World,” will be far more than just a way to watch the miles fly by. They’ll also be a drawing tablet, learning device, and distance tracker — not to mention mind-blowingly cool.

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Business School Offering $74,000 Scholarship for Best Tweet

Twitter skills are going to score one student a full ride to The University of Iowa’s Henry B. Tippie School of Management.

To win the $37,200-a-year scholarship, applicants have to answer one of their essay questions within Twitter’s 140 character limit. The Trippie School’s website does encourage that links to other social media “such as blogs, video, Facebook, or a web page” be included in the Tweet, to show the applicants’ creativity.

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Teacher Uses Angry Birds to Explain Projectile Motion to Students

With over 200 million downloads to mobile devices, Angry Birds is a full-fledged phenomenon. Now an Atlanta teacher has found a way to use it as an educational tool as well.

Since the birds are catapulted into the sky, John Burk, a ninth-grade physics teacher, felt it was a great way to teach students the laws of projectile motion.

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Friskies Makes iPad Apps for Cats [VIDEOS]

Given how popular cats are on the internet, it’s no surprise that Friskies — makers of delicious cat food (or so our cats tell us) for over 50 years — recently rolled out a line of tablet-based apps just for cats. Featuring movements, shapes and colors tailored to appeal to kitty’s sensibilities, your feline friend can now download titles like ‘Cat Fishing’ ‘Tasty Treasures Hunt’ and ‘Party Mix-Up’ from the iTunes App Store and Android Market (if you don’t mind a couple of scratches on your screen). Watch some cats test drive the apps below:

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Sense-Roid Gadget Lets You Feel the Sensation of Your Own Hugs [VIDEO]

If you’ve ever longed to feel your own gentle caress, long no more. Produced by the Kajimoto Laboratory at Tokyo’s University of Electro-Communications, the Sense-Roid is electronic apparatus consisting of two sensor-filled jackets and a mannequin that allows the user to feel the sensation of hugging him or herself.

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The Google+ Project Takes Aim at Facebook [VIDEO]

After several prior failed attempts to challenge social media behemoth Facebook, Google introduced a new service on Tuesday that it hopes will finally do the trick.

Called the Google+ project, it’s currently only available to a select group of Google users — they’ll soon be able to invite others — and it will let people share and discuss status updates, photos and links, just like they do on Facebook.

But there’s one key difference: Google+ allows you to share with select groups — like co-workers, friends or the moms in your child’s playgroup — instead of with everyone. It features what it calls “circles,” which are small groups of friends based on how you know them. Google+ also offers group text messaging and video chat.

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Slowed Down Dial-Up Modem Noise Totally Sounds Like the ‘Lost’ Theme

What is it about slow motion effects that scare us so? The day already brought us a slow-mo pageant girl videos and now the screeching sound of dial-up internet connection has gotten the treatment as well. Who knew that a noise that evokes memories of early internet for so many of us had the potential to sound like the score to ‘Lost’ when slowed down by 700%? Check it out below and then listen to the ‘Lost’ opening to compare:

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Create Your Own ‘Seinfeld’ Plotline in Cool Twitter Account

Seinfeld fans, rejoice.

The show may have been off the air for years, but @SeinfeldStories is here to remind you why you fell in love with Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and George in the first place — and you don’t even have to turn on a TV.

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Nevada Gives Thumbs-Up To Driverless Cars on the Road [VIDEO]


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A bill has passed in Nevada that makes it legal for Google’s fleet of driverless cars to take to the state’s roads.

The hope is that in the future, these automated cars could avoid the crashes currently caused by distracted driving. Several companies are already hard at work creating the technology necessary to make it happen.

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How Many Grandparents Are Tweeting and Facebooking? More Than You Might Think

If your grandmother has recently friended you on Facebook or followed you on Twitter, you’re not alone.

The website myvouchercodes.co.uk recently conducted a survey in which it asked people over 60 about their social media habits. It yielded some interesting results.

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What Happens on the Internet Every Minute of Every Day? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The brains at web development and design company Go-Globe created a stunning infographic that breaks down the internet activity happening every minute of the day on sites like Twitter, Google, Facebook, and Skype. And it’s kind of amazing.

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Dating Site For Pretty People Nixes 30,000 Members

Finding a date — let alone a life partner — is hard enough, but the dating website BeautifulPeople.com has just made things a little more difficult for their paying members.

The site, as the name implies, only allows attractive men and women to flirt and mingle amongst each other. However, a virus dubbed ‘Shrek’ infiltrated the site last month, allowing tens of thousands of newbies to become members without going through the proper vetting process, first.

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