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Entire Counterfeit Apple Store Uncovered in China [PHOTOS]

Given the Chinese population’s well-documented love of Apple products — and the Chinese government’s well-documented disregard for copyright laws — it should come as no surprise that there are many counterfeit iPads floating around the land of a billion plus.

But an entire fake Apple store, selling entirely fake Apple products, is still pretty stunning. And that’s what the blogger BirdAbroad found in the Chinese city of Kunming.

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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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‘Virtual’ Grocery Shopping a Hit in Korea [VIDEO]
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‘Virtual’ Grocery Shopping a Hit in Korea [VIDEO]

Grocery shopping is one of those necessary evils for most of us. Wouldn't it be easier if you could do it on the go?

A company called Home Plus (formerly Tesco) is giving it a try by putting virtual grocery store aisles in Korean subway stations.

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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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POP Phone Turns Your Cell Into an Old-Fashioned Handset
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POP Phone Turns Your Cell Into an Old-Fashioned Handset

There was once a time when talking on the phone was a quiet affair, usually in the privacy of one's own home or an enclosed glass booth. Other people's phone calls have since become an annoyance, due to the ubiquity of the cells and the fact that Bluetooth headsets make it nearly impossible to tell who's crazy and who's talking to a client. A return to classical form might not be an altogether bad thing.

Created by French designer David Turpin for Native Union, the POP Phone is a bulky, vintage-inspired headset for your mobile device, laptop or computer (Lenny Kravitz is a fan). Available in six colors for the fairly reasonable price of $29.90, you can pick up your little piece of updated antiquity today. Check out a video review below:

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YouTuber Ron Tajima’s Quirky Robots [VIDEOS]

Japanese YouTuber Ron Tajima likes to build robots. Not necessarily the kind of robots that are going to revolutionize manufacturing as we know it, but the kind that will turn from a beer can into a cute little creature or from a Roomba into a baby cradle. This isn't to say that Ron's robots aren't special, just that they're a little quirky. And there's nothing

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Can a T-Shirt Charge Your Cell Phone Battery? [VIDEO]

Being out and about and having your cell phone battery die has to be one of the most irritating first-world problems in existence.

What if you could avoid it simply by wearing the right shirt? That’s what UK mobile phone company Orange is striving for.

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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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Experiment With the Electrical Grid Could Make Your Clocks Wrong

Starting in mid-July, your electric clocks and coffeemakers could be running up to 20 minutes fast, and you probably won’t know why.

For the past 80 years, clocks plugged in to an electrical source have kept time based on the rate of the electrical current that powers them. If this current doesn’t keep its usual rate, clocks run a bit fast or slow. Right now, power companies now take steps to ensure the frequency of the current – and the time – is as precise as possible.

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GPS Navigators vs. GPS Smartphone Apps

Most modern smartphones have built-in maps and GPS units. But those built-in apps don't give turn-by-turn audio directions, like those you may be used to from a dedicated GPS. You can buy apps that give turn by turn directions, but they tend to be expensive, and require up-front costs or monthly subscription fees. (Mapquest is a notable exception; it's free for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android.)

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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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Massive Explosion on the Sun Caught on Video

For most of us down here on earth, June 7th was a fairly typical day. If you happened to be on the sun, on the other hand, you would have been treated to one of the most massive solar explosions man has ever seen. It may not look all that big in the video — the footage was captured on an ultraviolet camera by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — but remember, this is the sun we’re looking at here. It’s more than 100 times larger than the Earth.

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