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Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr. He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte. Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.

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Robot Solves Rubik’s Cube In 10 Seconds [Video]

Students at the Swinburne University of Technology have built a robot called Ruby, that can solve a fully scrambled Rubik’s cube in just 10 seconds. The robot uses cameras to scan each face of the cube and then uses a software algorithm to solve the puzzle. Now, that’s called Artificial Intelligence!

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Google’s executive Charmian, Eric Schmidt revealed that Google’s offer to partner with the social networking giant, Facebook ,was rejected despite several tries. Schmidt spoke at the D9 conference that if the deal was on, Google search could have been improvised for better searching experience with access to Facebook’s data.

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It was expected that Twitter would launch its own photo sharing service, but surprisingly, Twitter has teamed up with Photobucket and have launched the new service. The service will allow users to upload and attach photos to Tweets directly from Twitter.com and its mobile apps.

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Great deal for Android users. Amazon App Store offers a free download for the Pac-Man Android app. The offer is valid for today only and will cost $4.99 thereafter.

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The Angry Birds addiction is now overflowing towards the Angry Birds merchandise. There is a variety of merchandise up for grabs at the Angry Bird store and elsewhere. Here is a list of some cool and great Angry Bird merchandise available at the online store.

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Speak Asia is a Singapore based market research company that organizes online surveys for various products and companies. It launched it’s services in India sometime back and there are a number of ads you see on TV and newspapers. People wonder, how Speak Asia works and how it makes money? Is it real or a scam?

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A new like-jacking scam is spreading through Facebook. The scam states: “You won’t beleive what she does!! Omg you have to watch it”. The messages contains a YouTube link and when a user clicks on the video link, the scam will be automatically posted on your Facebook wall stating that you “like” the video.

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Facebook has partnered with Spotify and is planning to launch a music service. The service will allow Facebook users to listen songs with friends at the same time. It is expected to launch in two weeks time.

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YouTube Turns 6 With 3 Billion Views Per Day

In May 2005, the YouTube founders launched YouTube.com and today YouTube is celebrating its sixth birthday with an announcement that it’s uploading 48 hours of video every minute. That’s huge!

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Dell announced its new XPS 15z, which is less than an inch thick and is bundled with loads of features. Dell mentioned in its blog that XPS 15z is “the thinnest 15-inch PC on the planet, and the first in a series of new thin and powerful products from Dell to come this year.”

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Google is expected to launch a mobile payment application on Thursday that allows consumers to buy items and checkout with smartphones rather than traditional credit/debit cards. The application will run on the Google Android operating system and will be available on phones from Sprint Nextel Corp.

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Eight weeks after Mozilla rolled out Firefox 4, it has launched a beta version of its fifth edition of the Firefox Web browser on Monday. Firefox 5 is faster and fixes plenty of bugs left over from Firefox 4. It’s new features include performance and stability enhancements, a channel switcher and CSS animations standard.

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Amazon’s deal of the day, Lady Gaga’s brand-new album “Born this way” is available for digital download for just $0.99. Amazon is also offering 20GB of Cloud Drive storage for free with the album. The deal offers 14 songs and a digital booklet.

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Toyota Motor Corp. and and San Francisco-based Salesforce.com is setting up a social networking service called “Toyota Friend”, similar to Facebook and Twitter. The new service allow users to exchange real time updates with Toyota drivers, connect with local dealers and remotely obtain information about their hybrid vehicles, such as battery usage. It is expected to debut in Japan before it rolls out globally in 2012.

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Students in the US will now get a complimentary 4GB Xbox 360 game console with the purchase of a Windows 7 based PC that costs at least $699. The deal starts from May 22 and the offer is open to students who order online from retailers (Microsoft, Dell, HP or Best Buy) using a .edu email address or must have a valid student ID at the brands’ retail stores.

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