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Damsels and Dukes of Dagorhir

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Take a look at the images captured by the Handshake staff during their trip to Ragnarok XXV, an annual battle game hosted by Dagorhir. This year, the theme was Damsels and Dukes. It was held at Coopers Lake Campground in Slippery Rock, PA June 13-20.

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Robot Monday: Introducing Neato XV-11

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Remember when we fantasized about the robots we wanted? I believe someone mentioned that they would want a robot that cleaned for them. Handshake commenter, your dreams are about to come true. The Neato XV-11 is the next best cleaning robot. It is designed to make sure that every part of your floor is clean. […]

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Top Five Music Apps For Android Phones

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With an Android phone, you don’t really need an mp3 player. Many Android-powered phones come with music apps that let you download and play music directly on your phone.

If you’re a music lover and are looking for legal ways to rock out to some of your favorite music, here’s a list of the top five music apps you should know about if you don’t already.

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Hatcam: The New Ultimate Video Camera Experience?

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Are you in need of a new hat? What about a new flip video cam to record your video?

If you need both, you’re in luck. There is now the Hatcam, a regular, unattractive baseball cap with a tripod built into it. You no longer need your hands to hold your flip video cam to record your LARP outings or other geek adventures. Just attach the camera to your hat and you’re good to go.

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Robot Monday: If You Could Have A Robot

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They say that dogs are a man’s best friend. With that said, can robots ever be a man’s best friend?

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New Fuel Cell Chargers Simplify Charging Electronics

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Want to charge your phone or iPod without carrying a charger? Now, there’s a wireless way to charge your items.

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Video Games Vs. Basketball: Which Are More Violent?

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Last night, the Los Angeles Lakers won their 16th NBA Championship title.

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Study Shows That 22 Percent Of Internet Time Is Social

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A recent Nielsen study proved what we already all knew. If you’re online, you’re most likely spending time blogging, tweeting or commenting on a friend’s drunken Facebook photo.

The study found that people spent 22 percent of their time social networking. It also found that a third of the world is using social media, and that number has increased 24 percent from last year.

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Need WiFi? Top Five Spots For Free Internet

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Times are hard and some of us can’t afford to pay for a WiFi connection. One strategy: seek the parking lots of chain restaurants.

Below, Handshake lists the top spots for surreptitious WiFi usage.

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Chatroulette Creator Honored At Webby Awards

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Although there are creeps, geeks and weirdos that do some random things (some of them obscene) on Chatroulette, the site is still considered by many as a great social networking tool.

Chatroulette.com earned a Webby Award Monday night in Manhattan. Andrey Ternovskiy, the 17-year-old founder of the site, was given the “Breakout of the Year” award. (Even though his speech was 5 words that you could hardly understand, I’m certain he was glad that he won).

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