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Target Sell Marijuana



Hey, it turns out that Target is looking to reach out to the younger crowd within the next 4-8 weeks. That's right, no more trying to search for what you want on street corners or dark alleys - just go to Target.com! I guess this is just one of the many ways the retail chain is going to try and take down the almighty WalMart. Now, let's see how long these links remain active:

Marijuana

Crack

Hooker

(Thanks damn!)

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HoverCopter

I saw this bad boy at the local toy store, and I immediately knew this was going to be a huge hit this holiday season. Essentially, it's a levitating frisbee with a remote for the fan that resides underneath. The analog fan control allows you to make the disc float in mid-air, or shoot skyward for up to 30 feet. You can also toss it for a mid-air launch. How cool is that? The remote uses a 9-volt battery, although some iterations come with a charging-like docking station. You can find it for about $20.

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The One Ring to Rule Them All...

Man, how cool is this! Yesterday I received a catalogue from the Noble Collection company, which showcased some really beautiful sculptures and replicas for your desk or home. If I had room in my current place, I would totally jump for some Lord of the Rings gear, like the replica shown here. I also liked the Constellation Draco Compass and the Da Vinci Flying Machine. Very classy conversation pieces, indeed. Check out their entire online catalogue, or even better, order a print copy so that you can see them close-up in nice setting. You'll be impressed.

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Google Logo

With any business, you need to keep growing or else risk getting overcome by your competitors. Google is really on the mark, looking to start a service that will allow people to search through book text using their engine. Users of "Google Print" will be able to view information about a book and browse select pages, though not the whole book. The pages will also contain links to booksellers, in the classic Google-ad tradition.

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Yahoo! Homepage redesigned new lookYahoo! released a preview version of its new homepage design which they are claiming will be simpler and more intuitive to what the user wants to see. The web-site directory section, which used to dominate much of the Yahoo home page, will now take up much less room. The news headlines are higher on the page and the entertainment section will be updated more frequently throughout the day. The redesign of the home page coincides with Yahoo's big push of the new "My Yahoo" section which has been extremely popular since its introduction. Customization and listening to its users is definitely something Yahoo is placing plenty of importance on.

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SpaceShipOne Claims Ansari X PrizeWell, it looks like SpaceShipOne has won the $10 million Ansari X-Prize as it reached over 368,000 feet above the Earth. A couple of months ago we reported on the ships first trip to space, which was a success. The prize rules require the winning team to send a piloted craft up to the 100-kilometer altitude (the accepted official distance of outer space) twice within a two week period. The craft must also bring with it enough baggage to represent the weight of two average passengers. On today's flight, that baggage was in the form of teddy bears, toys for charity, and other personal mementos.

Mojave Aerospace Ventures, the company that funded the SpaceShipOne project, spent over $20 million to get this far. While a $10 million prize does not sound like much of a reward, there are already many companies that are ready to license the technology, one of which is Virgin Atlantic. Virgin plan on investing $25 million into a commercial space flight division called Virgin Galactic which will be based on SpaceShipOne technology.

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Sound PrincessIn yet another OIJ (only in Japan) story, we now introduce you to "The Sound Princess," the first real attempt to world peace (not really). Everyone can relate to being in a quiet bathroom waiting for someone near you to flush a toilet, turn on the faucet, or leave the room so you can "mask the cruder noises of nature," now this most awkward of situations seems to be a thing of the past thanks to "The Sound Princess" from the leading Japanese toilet producer Toto Ltd. The way the Sound Princess works is the user passes her hand over a sensor, and the convincing sound of a torrent of water comes from a speaker, thus eliminating the awkward silence. Now, the waiting game in the cut throat world of toilet manufacturers to see who tries to take back the crown of most creative "plug-ins" for the toilet.

This toilet does in fact have a good purpose, statistics have shown that women flush the toilet several times to cover up the "crude noises" and they are using much more water than they should be so The Sound Princess will cut down on water use as well as related utility costs.

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Get Firefox!We are all well acquainted with the fact that Microsoft Internet Explorer is going downhill fast. The U.S. government has recommended we stop using it, and top executives at Microsoft have admitted to switching to Firefox on their home PC's. This is all with good reason. Internet Explorer is full of holes which are exploited constantly. With everyone getting behind Mozilla Firefox, the trend is very apparent. In fact, over 20% of Gear Live readers connect using Firefox, with about 71% using Internet Explorer. Let's up this number. Click on the image above, or click here and download the best browser available. Use of the link will add to the tally at Spread Firefox, so help us reach 1 Million, and take back the web in the process.

Fossil Fool Neon Lights


For those of us who can't seem to be able to get Xzibit to pimp our bikes, Fossil Fool has provided the next best thing - The Down Low Glow. Attach these babies to your bike, and you will feel like you are the king of the world. Or more appropriately, you will feel like you are a fool for buying them, which is probably why the word is in the company name. I guess it is a good safety tool since the light can be seen (and laughed at) from all angles, which is an advantage over a regular bike head or tail light. If you would like to purchase the latest technology in bike safety, visit their site.

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Fresh2 Bulb Review
When I started the Gear Live site, I was excited to bring the latest technology news to our readers, and that meant reviews of the hottest gear. But I never thought I would be doing this. You see, I have been testing what, in all honesty, is just a great peice of technology. It isn't an MP3 player, cell phone, or even a high tech cooling device. Nope - this is a light bulb.

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