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Virtual Reality Gets Randy

From AIM to Skype to plain ol’ internet porno, many of us have mastered the skill of typing with one hand. Sure, cyber sex can talk the talk, but soon it will also be able to walk the walk. Strokerz Toyz is developing the first affordable motion capture suit for lay people. Set to hit shelves in 2009, it will offer users an animated fore into getting freaky via their PC. With multiple backdrops, folks will be able to develop their own wet dreams in 3-D and interface with others who have suited up in the sweet looking body harness. Soon you’ll be able to make all the right moves from miles away. [Wired] Keep reading »

Carrie Bradshaw Would Like Her Desk Back

After Sex and the City ended its run on HBO in 2004, Carrie’s desk and laptop were donated to The Smithsonian museum. But then when they decided to do a movie and needed them back. (I don’t understand why they would need her laptop back — if she really is a successful writer with a few books under her belt, you would think that she could afford a MacBook Air.) The Smithsonian was rather reluctant to hand over the props, and Sarah Jessica Parker had to get involved: “After the series finale The Smithsonian called us to ask for the desk and laptop from the TV show. They only released it back [for use for the film] after I made several personal calls. When it was suggested I use a replica because no one would know it a replica, I said ‘I will know.’ We had to have that desk — as a writer, it’s an extension of you.” [ContactMusic.com]
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Your Computer Is Home To Many Unwelcome Friends

The toilets in public restrooms might look disgusting, but right now you’re touching something that could be even more covered in germs. A microbiologist in the U.K. examined samples from 33 keyboards and found a variety of nasty bugs, including E. coli and coliform bacteria, which is associated with fecal matter. One of the keyboards he inspected had to be removed from the office because it was FIVE times dirtier than the toilet seat and had 150 times the acceptable limit of bacteria. Gross. Basically, you have a choice: either wash your hands after going to the bathroom, or don’t eat anything after touching your keyboard. [The Guardian, U.K.] Keep reading »

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