Cooking simulator: Virtual Reality Cooking will help you cook a perfect steak every time

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This cooking simulator, being developed by a research group at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, features a force feedback fry pan and spatula to accurately recreate the sense of cooking. This simulator calculates the heat transfer from the pan to the meat or vegetables that are being cooked, and displays the visible changes caused by heating. The fry pan interface allows for three dimensional input, and as well as moving the fry pan to aid the cooking process, the simulator can feed back the weight of ingredients combined with the tactile feeling of the ingredients cooking. "When you move the frying pan,

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Browser extension enables SkyDrive attachments within Gmail

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Gmail users who envy Outlook's SkyDrive integration will find that the proverbial grass is now a little greener on their side, thanks to fresh features in Attachments.me's Chrome and Firefox browser extensions. With the plugin installed, files residing in Microsoft's cloud service can be attached to emails from within Gmail. Also included in the update is support for user-created rules that can direct attachments to SkyDrive as they flood into inboxes. If you’d like to add SkyDrive to an existing account, you can click on our menu at the top right of Gmail, and click on ‘Manage account’, then

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The most sponsorable Olympians – Infographic

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Ever wonder how much your favorite athlete is worth?SponsorHub generated score for the this year’s top Olympians! Check out our winners!

U.S. Open most sponsorable players – Infographic

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The U.S. Open is among the most high-profile events in tennis. SponsorHub uses a scoring metric based on athletes’ sporting performance combined with their social influence on Twitter, Facebook and Klout to rank their value to advertisers. SponsorHub’s findings: Roger Federer doubles as the top-ranked player in men’s tennis and the sport’s most marketable star. Serena Williams is just the fourth-ranked female tennis player in the world, according to the WTA, but is actually the most sponsorable. The full top 10 list of most-sponsorable tennis players is an even split with five men and five women. For more of SponsorHub’s findings on

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Family of ducks cross busy highway – Video

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Yes, the ducklings all make it.

People need jobs so why is it hard to hire – Infographic

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Compiled by SmartRecruiters, a social recruiting platform, it explores the question, “why is it so hard to hire?”

Travelers make the most of their mobile devices – Infographic

September 6, 2012 |  by  |  Cool Stuff  |  No Comments

People rely more than ever on mobile technology to find and book travel reservations. A slew of stats from the Internet travel giant Expedia show just how much people plan their trips while already on the go.

Paralympic table tennis shot astounds and inspires – Video

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Paralympic table tennis is a sport and something you should pay attention to because of shots like this one. The YouTube video above was uploaded Saturday and has been picking up viral steam since. And there’s no wonder why: The determination, grit and effort showed by Great Britain’s David Wetherill to smack this un-returnable forehand against Thomasz Kusiak of Germany show why, for many of us, sports are much more than just games people play. Wetherill actually ended up losing the match despite that classic moment, though. In a tweet on Monday, he acknowledged the video’s viral appeal and declared his

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Highlighting the growth of United States E-commerce – Infographic

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The infographic below, created by Baynote, curated consumer data and trends to produce a projection on the future of ecommerce.

The Nokia evolution: 1984 to tomorrow

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Nokia launched its first mobile phone — the Mobira Talkman –- in 1984. Weighing just over 11 pounds, the phone was revolutionary for its time. A little over 20 years later, in 2005, the company introduced its first multimedia smartphones, and in 2011 it introduced the Lumia line, the first Windows Phone handsets. Check out the infographic below for a look back at Nokia from 1984 to today.

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