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I Tried a $1,200 Cocktail I Tried a $1,200 Cocktail

We humans have shockingly malleable tastes. Studies have shown that we are more likely to prefer something if we think it’s expensive (even if it isn’t). It stands to reason, then, that a cocktail costing $1,210 should be roughly 80 times more delicious to me than any I’ve ever purchased for myself. So, when Trader…

Netflix Catalog: Now With 50 Percent Fewer Movies and TV Netflix Catalog: Now With 50 Percent Fewer Movies and TV

While Netflix has made news recently with its plan to make 50 percent of its content original, its library of titles has gotten that much smaller in the past few years.

REI Traverse Pack Review: Just Right, At The Right Price REI Traverse Pack Review: Just Right, At The Right Price

Meet my new favorite backpack. At 48 liters, the REI Traverse is just the right size for shorter trips, secures its load so tight that it’s silent, makes room for oddly-shaped equipment and provides ample airflow across your back. All that for just $169.

5-0 App Turns Your iPhone into a Police Radio Scanner 5-0 App Turns Your iPhone into a Police Radio Scanner

If you've ever dropped in on police radio before, you know how oddly fascinating it can be. 5-0 Police Scanner Radio is a $2 app that lets you check out feeds for police, firefighters, transit authorities and more—and gives you a guide to police codes so you can figure out what the hell they're talking about. [iTunes]

Blackberry Storm OS 5.0 Update Coming Tomorrow Blackberry Storm OS 5.0 Update Coming Tomorrow

Storm owners—head here tomorrow for the latest OS update. No OTA option, you'll have to go through the website or Desktop Manager. Expect some new features on top of the kicker: better text input. [Erictric via Unwired View]

More Than 50,000 Palm Pres Sold, More than 150,000 Apps Downloaded More Than 50,000 Palm Pres Sold, More than 150,000 Apps Downloaded

We don't have hard numbers yet, but according to some analysts, Palm probably sold between 50,000 and 60,000 Pres in this opening weekend, and Palm verifies over 150,000 app downloads in the first day alone.

50 Years of Boeing Bombers in a Picture 50 Years of Boeing Bombers in a Picture

The legend started with the mighty Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, and ends—for now—in the B-52 Stratofortress. 50 Years of beautiful destruction on two wings flying together in a rare picture. [FlightGlobal]

NASA-TV Streams HD Film to Celebrate 50 Years in Space NASA-TV Streams HD Film to Celebrate 50 Years in Space

50 years ago this month NASA rocketed into existence, and to celebrate this fact NASA-TV is streaming its special retrospective show "50 Years of Exploration: The Golden Anniversary of NASA" in HD format today at 1pm and 8pm EDT (and again tomorrow at 10am and 2pm). Check it out: it's presented by none other than Neil…

Dr. Ashen Reviews the Best Console Ever

Attention Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS Lite, and PSP. There's a new game console in town. The Gamespower 50. That's right, it comes with FIFTY GAMES. We'd like to see your high definition console come with half that many.

50-inch Apple Monitor In Early 2007? 50-inch Apple Monitor In Early 2007?

Now that the "when are MacBook Pros going Core 2 Duo" question is solved, let's move on to an even larger rumor: a 50-inch Apple monitor.

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