Chris BrandrickContributor, TechHive

Chris Brandrick is a freelance writer with an interest in all things tech, gadgets, and gaming.

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Robot swims over 9000 nautical miles unaided (and other things we didn't cover)

Your mid-week GeekBytes update sees how one little robot set a new world-record by taking to the seas unaided. Travel is transforming!

Robot chef churns out 400 burgers an hour, won't join a union

Momentum Machines has created a robotic chef that can produce gourmet burgers in fast-food times. Wimpy would be pleased.

Customers buy Lion on Mountain Lion launch day, but did they know?

Mac App Store customers were able to buy OS X 10.7 Lion right up until Mountain Lion was made available, whether they realized it or not.

Panasonic's Newest TV Prototype Is Too Big for Your Living Room

If you want Panasonic's new 145-inch HDTV, you may need to think about getting a bigger house.

Tupac's Coachella 'Hologram' Performance Explained

A hologram of the late rapper Tupac Shakur played to surprised audiences at Coachella this past weekend, but how was the visual trick achieved?

iFixit Posts iPhone 4S Teardown, Makes Siri Get Cranky

Apple's next iPhone isn't even in stores yet, but that hasn't stopped it from already being torn apart and photographed for the pleasure of geeks everywhere.

Researchers Turn iPhone Into 350x Microscope on the Cheap

Yep; there's an app for that--sorta. Researchers at UC Davis have found a cheap way to turn any regular smartphone into a portable, connected microscope.

Geek Tip: Keep Spotify From Sharing Your Musical Guilty Pleasures on Facebook

Do you hate how Spotify now tells all your Facebook friends what you are listening to,? If so, this simple little tip will help.

iWallet Transforms Old iPod Into Awesomely Geeky Money Holder

Do you have an old, busted iPod sitting in a desk drawer somewhere? Why not put it to good use and transform into a wallet? That's what one Instructables user did.

$200 iPhone SLR Case Offers 'Mobile' Photography

Meet the iPhone SLR Mount from Photojojo, a case which you can attach any Nikon or Cannon lens to. But don't try cramming it into your pocket...

World's Smallest Camera is Smaller Than a Matchstick Head

This one you have to see to believe. Read on to see for yourself.

Hack Turns iPhone and Wiimote Into Invisible Instruments

With this hack, you don't need a band to make music--all you need is a Wiimote and iPhone. Read on to learn more, and to see how you can help turn this project into an actual iPhone app!

iPad 2: Smart Cover Sliced Open, Magnetic Powers Exposed

The folks over at iFixit have torn apart the iPad 2's somewhat magical Smart Cover, laying out its magnetic power for all to see.

Darth Vader Demands You Pre-Order the Star Wars Saga on Blu-Ray

As promised the Dark Lord of the Empire descended on CES this week to deliver some Star Wars news--The Star Wars saga is coming to Blu-ray!

3D TV Going Mobile at CES 2011 Courtesy of LG

3D TV could be coming to your pocket in 2011, thanks to an upcoming mobile digital TV viewer from LG.