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Netflix Launches In UK, Ireland

January 9, 2012 9:55 am

The video subscription service Netflix is launching in the United Kingdom and Ireland with a streaming only service, taking on Amazon-owned rival Lovefilm which still offers DVD rentals through the post. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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iPhone Look-Alike Flies Off Shelves In China

January 9, 2012 6:25 am

Consumers flock to home grown brand Meizu's outlets across the nation to snap up its latest smartphone, bearing an uncanny resemblance to Apple's iPhone but coming at a fraction of the cost. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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2012 Tech Predictions

January 5, 2012 7:49 am

In case you hadn't noticed, technology was kind of a big deal in 2011, and 2012 shows no signs of being any different. CBS's Russ Mitchell speaks with CNET.com senior editor Dan Ackerman about what is in store for this year. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Robots Flock Like Birds For Aerial Surveillance

January 4, 2012 9:11 am

Swiss scientists have developed a network of unmanned aerial vehicles designed to flock like birds in a coordinated effort to gather information from the sky. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Chewing Jockey Puts Crunch In Your Lunch

January 4, 2012 9:10 am

A team of computer scientists from Keio University in Japan are turning up the volume on meal-times with what they call the ''chewing jockey,'' a headset designed to enhance the eating experience. Part novelty, part therapeutic aid, the chewing jockey is aimed at anyone who wants to add bite to their meals.

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Nooks, Crannies No Obstacle For Soft-Bodied Robot

January 4, 2012 9:08 am

Harvard scientists have built a soft-bodied robot flexible enough to wiggle into tight spaces no other robot can reach. The researchers say their robot has potential application as a tool for surgeons and for search and rescue operations. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Diving Deep - New Sub On Sale

January 4, 2012 9:07 am

For scientists and the super-rich looking for a unique gift, private submarine company Triton Submarines may have the answer. The company has just successfully tested its latest submersible, a vessel capable of diving to a depth of 1,000 meters. Triton says it's perfect for explorers who want to work and the wealthy who want to play.

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Video Surveillance System Tags, Tracks

January 4, 2012 9:05 am

Software developed for closed-circuit television systems can identify individuals and track them across entire networks of cameras. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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Amazon Weighed Buying RIM

December 22, 2011 5:21 am

Reuters M&A Correspondent Nadia Damouni says Research In Motion recently turned down takeover overtures from Amazon.com as it tries to engineer a turnaround. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Guardbot, The Robot Sentry Of The Future

December 21, 2011 10:53 am

A Connecticut-based company is putting Swedish technology to work with a spherical robot called the Guardbot, designed for surveillance and rescue missions. While it's not yet commercially available, the rolling robot's developers say it's already attracting interest from a wide range of customers.

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Top 10 Gadgets Of 2011

December 21, 2011 10:08 am

As 2011 comes to a close, it's time to take a look at the top 10 gadgets that were released this year. Techland editor, humorist, and gadget guru Doug Aamoth offers up his list of the best tech product releases. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Plant Turns CO2 Emissions Into Clean Fuel

December 21, 2011 10:06 am

An Icelandic energy company says it has become the first in the world to produce renewable fuel from CO2 emissions on a commercial scale. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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Dive Like A Dolphin With The Flyboard Jet-Pack

December 21, 2011 10:05 am

If you happen to have a spare $100,000 and can't decide what to buy your water-loving spouse for Christmas, you might want to look at the ''Flyboard'' jet pack, the latest in water-sport technology. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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An Engineer's Playhouse

December 21, 2011 10:04 am

Is it a house? A garage? Or both? Check out this fascinating feat of engineering. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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Meet Your Maker

December 21, 2011 10:02 am

Follow the journey of a hand built guitar with stringed instrument maker, Joe Yanuziello. MEET YOUR MAKER from Asylum Artists on Vimeo . If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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Cameras That Fly

December 20, 2011 7:55 am

Radio-controlled hexacopters built by AirPano to shoot landscapes from above with a wide-angled camera.  If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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The Final F-22 Raptor

December 20, 2011 6:30 am

Commemorating the production of the final F-22 Raptor, number 4195, with a look a back from the people behind the development of the aircraft. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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TEPCO President Speaks Out

December 16, 2011 6:11 am

Embattled Japanese power company TEPCO makes its chief, Toshio Nishizawa, available to the media. The utility may face nationalization as the plant is taken offline. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Entrepreneur Helps Jobless Get Their Swagger Back

December 15, 2011 8:46 am

A style update, social media skills, and a little boost in self confidence are among the ways Christine Driscoll O'Neill helps boost the careers of people who have lost their jobs as a result of the recession. O'Neill started a Massachusetts company centered on the idea that unemployed people not only lose a job and a paycheck, but they also lose their image.

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HTC, Facebook Team Up On 'Social Smartphone'

December 14, 2011 8:46 am

Recognizing the potential for major profits in the area of mobility, Facebook and HTC are teaming up to create a "social" smartphone. It seems like Facebook wants to run with the Apples, Googles, and Microsofts of the world. How will they fare? If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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