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Lost Camera Reunited With Owner After 1,100 Mile Ocean Journey

Sergeant de Bruin of the Royal Dutch Navy was scuba diving off the coast of Aruba exploring a wreck on the sea floor when he lost grip on his digital camera, and watched it drift away in the ocean currents. Seven months later, his bright red cam, still in its water-proof plastic case, washed up on the shores of Key West, Florida. Paul Shultz found the Nikon washed up against the rocks 1,100 miles...

Ukrainian Journalist Becomes First Person to Tweet Underwater

We've already told you about the first tweet sent from outer space, and, according to Tech Crunch, a Ukrainian journalist recently became the first person to tweet while underwater. Television reporter Julia Gorodetskaya tweeted using a cell phone sealed in a plastic bag while scuba diving at the bottom of a 19-foot tank in a dolphinarium. This stunt was part of a Ukrainian mobile service provider...

Norwegian Men in Scuba Gear Chase Google Street View Car

Share Digging up hilarious, candid shots captured on Google Street View has quickly become one of our favorite online pastimes. But as much as we love watching an unsuspecting weirdo suddenly become digitally immortalized for all the world to see, a couple of dudes in Norway may have just orchestrated the greatest Google Maps hoax ever. As BoingBoing reports, photos recently captured by Google...

CES Unveiled: A First Look at the Tech of 2010 6

Popbox by Syabas Heading into this year's CES, we all speculated that we'd see a lot of variations on 3-D TV and streaming TV. In the Popbox, Syabas has brought the latter to our attention in full force. The Swiss Army knife of streamers, the Popbox can pull HD video, CD-quality audio, and even your buddy's Twitter feed from off the Internet and into your living room -- courtesy of an Etherne...

HD Video Diving Masks Unveiled at CES

We're not big divers over here at Switched, but we were still quite intrigued by the new line up of video recording dive masks from Liquid Image. The company is at CES this week showing off three new masks that can record high quality video at up to 330 feet below the surface. The top of the line Pro HD350 doesn't have a price yet, but can record 720p HD video onto SD cards down to 330 feet and ...

Underwater Text-Messager Makes SCUBA Diving Safer

If there are any of you out there who are avid scuba divers, then we're sure you're well acquainted with the dangers and difficulties that go along with such a hobby. Most difficult of all when exploring what lies beneath the waves is maintaining a line of communication. So UTC (Underwater Technology Center) has developed the Underwater Digital Device or UDI. The UDI is a wrist-wearable divin...