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Pocket Chainsaws, Tablet Rumours, And Other Stories We Didn't Post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn’t worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.

What It Feels Like to Fly Over Lightning from Space

We were a little late getting to this, but we’ll share it with you here in case you missed it over the weekend: a time-lapse trip around the world, compliments of ISS. Stunning stuff. [PetaPixel]

Pocket Chainsaw Is Mighty (But Also Mighty Common)

We like this pocket chainsaw, we really do. But we didn’t post about it because it’s an idea that’s been around, you know? Joe Brown was using a pock chain saw at summer camp, and Joe Brown is old. [ThinkGeek]

Is HTC Working on a Windows 8 Tablet?

Given HTC’s relationship with Microsoft, the answer is almost certainly yes. The same can probably be said of Samsung and LG, which is why this particular rumour — started by Eldar Murtazin, who was horribly wrong about Microsoft buying Nokia — doesn’t hold much water. It’s like saying Is Apple Working on iPad 3? Sure. Of course. But we don’t know any more about it today that we did yesterday. [BGR]

This $US200 Spherical Projector Will Make Literally Twos and Threes of People Happy

A snow globe-shaped projector is fine, and great that it’s cheap, and wonderful for putting a globe on or whatever other spherical image you’ve got handy. It’s just… I don’t… well, godspeed to you if it’s something you could use. [Make]

Left Behind is our daily collection of chaff we didn’t think was quite good enough to post on its own, and why.