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Pictures: iPod vending machine from Zoom Systems

During a recent trip to Las Vegas, NV, I was captivated by this Zoom Shop vending machine selling Apple iPods. Located in the Las Vegas Hilton, home to the Star Trek Experience and Barry Manilow, this robotic retail system dispenses a variety of iPods and iPod accessories.

July 20, 2006 by

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Images: GFI MailEssentials

This screenshot shows the main configuration screen for GFI MailEssemtials' main configuration screen.GFI Software's GFI Essentials provides anti-spam, anti-phishing, and advanced mail management tools for Exchange/SMTP e-mail systems.

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Photos: The $100 laptop on Linux

Nicolas Negroponte, head of The One Laptop Per Child organization, on Tuesday tells the LinuxWorld audience in Boston that the inexpensive machine will use Linux, but the operating system suffers the same code bloat as Windows.

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Image: Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 an easier installation than expected

I was wary of installing the beta version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7, but with the release of Beta 2 I decided to take the plunge and see if this new browser has more to offer then what is currently available. To my surprise, the installation was relatively painless, and to my amazement, I haven't found a Web page that will not render yet. Granted it has only been a day, but I have visited my usual places and I have no complaints. However, only time will tell if IE7 can make you forget about IE6, Firefox, Opera, and the rest.

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Photos: Dinosaur Sightings 3

IBM 3850 Mass Storage Device (1 of 2)Patrick Sneed sent in this picture of a 25-year-old tape cartridge from an IBM 3850 Mass Storage Device. "The tape retrieval device ran on little railroad tracks down the center of the machine," Patrick wrote, "You could open the doors to work on it while it was in use but it could literally take your head off when it passed by.

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