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Flickr find: the IPOd clock radio

This week's Flickr find features an ancient, tired old GE clock radio that's yearning for retirement. It's even making a suggestion for its replacement. Here's hoping Flickr user Telavet got the message. You can contribute to our Flickr pool here. We'd love to see your photos....

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YouTube find: Macintosh Jr.

"It said 'public.' I changed it." This is an old parody from Saturday Night Live that still makes us laugh. Watch as Zach's project for Mrs. Hanson blows the other kids away. It's an odd project, though: a dinosaur eating a soldier, an airplane crashing into a vocation and a nuclear explosion....

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A roundup of last week's popular and featured articles on TUAW

Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other useful articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: 5 products that perfectly illustrate why the rest of the world hates iPhone...

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A roundup of last week's popular and featured articles on TUAW

Last week was a busy one with your favorite TUAW writers posting some excellent How-To guides, commentary and other useful articles. Here's a quick roundup of our recent feature worthy posts you may have missed: Attack of the Clones: The Flappy Bird copies have arrived, and boy are they...

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Re-create the iOS 7 home screen in Microsoft Word

Vaclav Krejci is the madman behind this video. Watch as he re-creates the iOS home screen -- stock icon by stock icon -- in Microsoft Word. I don't know what's more compelling here: Krejci's thorough knowledge of Word's tools or the fact that the word processing software can be used so effectively...

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Apple Media Event Drinking Game

Tomorrow, Apple will hold a special media event during which it will likely introduce a slew of new products. From new iPads to OS X Mavericks, there will undoubtedly be a whole lot of new hardware and software to digest. Per usual, just what exactly Apple has in store remains a mystery. Will the...

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This young Steve Jobs action figure is insanely lifelike

Japan's Legend Toys is set to release a young Steve Jobs action figure that is insanely lifelike. As noted by CNET, the 12-inch figure of Jobs captures his likeness from the late 1970s and early 1980s, complete with his moptop haircut and a stunningly detailed 1:6-scale Apple I accessory. This...

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Stolen car with child inside tracked and found by Find My iPhone

By now we've heard several stories about how Find My iPhone has allowed someone to recover a stolen iPhone, iPad or Mac. Today, that story gets a new twist because the app was instrumental in helping police track down a stolen car with a 5-year-old child inside. As reported by ABC, a father's SUV...

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If world-famous photos were taken with iPhones

With the proliferation of smartphones, nearly everyone these days is a de facto photographer, ready to take a snapshot at a moment's notice. Indeed, one of Apple's best commercials in recent memory highlights the popularity of the iPhone as a means to take and share photos with friends and loved...

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If we stitched together every iPhone screen in existence...

Here's a question I'm sure none of you have been wondering about. What would happen if we took the screen off of every iPhone ever sold and stitched them together to form one ginormous screen? A mammoth screen to end all screens, if you will. Just how big would this capacative touchscreen...

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iPad flies off of car roof, wedges itself into another car's bumper

A few days ago, the above picture began making the rounds on social media sites. No, your eyes aren't deceiving you -- that's an iPad wedged securely into a car's front bumper. Now thanks to ABC57 News, we have more information as to what happened and how the iPad landed in such an unusual...

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iPad with Bible app saves the day at firefighters swearing-in ceremony

In an interesting little twist to an otherwise standard swearing-in ceremony, an iPad with a Bible app came to the rescue of some firefighters. According to NBC 40, several Atlantic City-based firefighters were being promoted to the ranks of Battalion Chiefs and Fire Captains when officials...

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Vintage Mac is beautiful in LEGO

Canadian graphics and web designer Chris McVeigh has built and lovingly photographed this gorgeous LEGO Mac. It looks fantastic and we'd love to have it on our desks. McVeigh told CNET that he works out ideas in LEGO Digital Designer. "The advantage of starting off a project digitally is that...

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Faulty iPhone reportedly generated £19,000 bill

According to a report by the BBC, a faulty iPhone is to blame for a £19,000 (US$30,000) bill sent to UK resident Chris Bovis over the holiday season. Bovis claims Orange sent him the whopping bill for his usage during the months of October and November. Bovis said his regular bill is...

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Burglar breaks into Microsoft, steals only Apple products

A buddy of mine sent me this link from Google+ user Joshua Anderson. It's a clipping from the Palo Alto Daily Post about a break-in that occurred on Microsoft's Mountain View campus early this month. Despite Microsoft's offices being presumably filled with the best MS tech on the planet, the...

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