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+ - Incredible new innovative headphones tested->

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nzgeek writes "This review of some incredible new headphone technology has to be seen to be believed. Based on the same concept that opera singers us to create resonance in their sinus cavities:

The full details of the manufacturer and specifications are under NDA, but I'm so excited about the concept that I just have to share it with you. These 'phones come with not two but four primary drivers. Two traditional auditory drivers, and two olfactory drivers. Passive crossovers are used to direct the resonant low-end frequencies to the sinus cavity, and the less damaging but more precise high frequencies to the auditory nerves.


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+ - 25 Years of the Emoticon->

Submitted by raylu
raylu (914970) writes "The Emoticon will be 25 years old this September. From the Carnegie Mellon article,

"It has been fascinating to watch this phenomenon grow from a little message I tossed off in ten minutes to something that has spread all around the world," said Fahlman [the creator of the smiley].

In the more humorous NYTimes article,

More than once, Alexis Feldman, the director of the Feldman Realty Group, a commercial real estate company in Manhattan, has been moving forward on a major deal when, she said, "at the 23rd hour, I get an e-mail from the broker saying, 'Sorry, my client is not interested in the space, too bad we couldn't make the big bucks' — then there's a frown face!"

The original thread and some others are reproduced here."

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+ - Gamejammr: the semantic gaming wiki

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nzgeek writes "What makes gamejammr.com special? Semantics, baby! Using our not-so-patented semantic linking system, it's simple to link your profile to the games you play, and find other people that play those games. The semantic web has been the domain of academics and nerds for too long! It's time to put it to work for a real purpose! For Gamers! For SPARTA"

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