Authors Posts by Andrew Patel

Andrew Patel


Hori 3DS Steering Wheel Stealing The Limelight

Nintendo’s Mario Kart 7 will be rolled out in December, but another video accessory maker is grabbing the limelight. Hori has just recently announced that it will be releasing a 3DS compatible steering wheel which is officially licensed by big N.

Google Mapping Amazon Rain Forest in 3D

It’s been quite sometime now since Google launched their controversial Streetview feature. Anyone can access digital images of streets located all around the world. And now, the virtual world is going to increase in size by help of a group of Brazilian environmentalists who plan to create a 3D on-the-ground view of Tumbira—one of Earth’s most remote areas located at the center of the Brazilian Amazon rain forest. According to Google, the aims of this endeavor are to show the living conditions of the people in the area and to inform the public about the efforts done to protect the forest.

Nokia N9 Manufactured Beautifully

With its gorgeous polycarbonate shell and liquid-like display, you might think Nokia would want everyone to have the N9.   With Meego on the way out, a recent video teases you with how the Finnish device is put together with amazing precision, yet you can't have one.

Tokyoflash Kisai Seven Futuristic Watch Inspired By Tron

The Kisai Seven is the name, and it incorporates two pulsing LED rings in white or blue. It can also be customized through three animation pre-sets. The two pulsating rings exude a cool futuristic design that brings an ultra-modern look to the watch. Though Kinasi Seven appears somewhat unconventional, the two rings serve as the “arms” that point to the minutes and hour just like the normal watch so there is no need to worry about reading the time. The inner ring is the hour while the outer ring is the minute hand.

ViewSonic’s $200 ViewPad Rolls Out

ViewSonic has further improved the Gingerbread experience with its exclusive ViewScene 3D interface to deliver an intuitive home screen layout with holographic visual effects. With the new ViewSonic user interface, usability and navigation is unparalleled. Users can quickly get up to speed and customize their favorite apps, delivered directly from the Android storefront.

Groundbot 3D Surveillance Robot Rolls Along Sand, Water And Mud

Rotundus Groundbot, a dual-camera security bot which provides a 3D video feed is a new easy to manipulate automated surveillance tool presently being tested by government. Its interface is kept free from clutter to make the operation less complicated and this bot will roll around the ground spying on everything around it.

Crayola Trace and Draw Allows Kids To Become Artists

Tablets are great for a number of reasons. You can easily browse the web, play feature rich games, listen to your favorite music and well, the uses are limitless. But when your kids start to borrow it to play kiddie games, you may hesitate. Your precious iPad 2 might fall victim to their just being a kid.

Google Wallet Adds Incentives

Updates have been made to Google Wallet which include a “Featured Offers” section with discounts exclusive only to Google Wallet users.

Dog Poo Gets Vaporized With AshPoopie

Isn’t it disgusting to see dog poo left laying around the neighborhood? Aside from the fact that it doesn't look nice, it's also unhygienic. If you have a dog as a pet you'll know how crappy it is to pick up their crap. This is a daily thing too, if you don't clean up your pet’s mess you will end up facing some complaints and well, its just bad karma.

Siri Ported to iPhone 4, Apple Blocking Devices?

It has been 18 since Apple ventured into the handheld electronics world. They kicked it off with devices like the Newton Message Pad and now we have the advanced iPhone 4 with iOS 5. You can do almost anything on your smartphone these days and the advent of smartphones like Android devices and iPhone iterations, and most recently tablets have spelled the demise of the PDA.

Thinking of Upgrading Your iPhone to iOS 5?

Shortly after the new iOS 5 update, reports claim that many users have encountered problems when they try to upgrade. Some of these problems include lengthy downloads, deleted contacts, paid apps that disappear and many more. My family and acquaintances have had their share of the problems, with the bricked phone being the most common. They had no choice but to do the factory reset, and the painful result is erased notes, photos, videos, and contacts.

Virginia Tech Hacks Android to Location Based Device Erase

Virginia Tech has developed a new system that allows mobile phones to access data in a specific physical location and then erases the data from the phone when the person leaves the area. The team that designed the system modified the existing Android mobile OS to create the system, and of course, no one is willing to divulge how they modified it.

Next Generation EV Concept Being Tested By Chevrolet

The Electric Networked Vehicle (EN-V) concept was revealed by GM last year in three “flavors” which were conceived by design teams all over the world. The company has started working on the next-generation EN-V concept vehicle as a part of their effort to make the two-seat, electric urban mobility concept materialize in the real world. GM is gearing up for pilot test demonstration programs in chosen megacities around the world.

Live View GPS Tracker Can Track You for 6 Months

Live View GPS, a GPS tracker system company, has rolled out two new portable GPS tracking devices that will allow you to track everything from vehicles, parcels to people.

Motorola’s Webtop Lapdock 100 should cost $100, but no

Motorola has just unveiled the Motorola Lapdock 100. The Lapdock 100 is a laptop dock designed to work with every current -and future- Webtop-enabled smartphone. If you haven’t heard of Webtop before, it’s a proprietary Motorola “computer mode.”

Twitter Gets Fully Integrated into iOS 5

Twitter users will love to hear that the social networking platform has become fully integrated into the new iOS 5 mobile operating system by Apple. Today, available for the first time you can read and share tweets using your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone seamlessly from within the OS. Unfortunately some users are having issues with iOS 5 upgrades which end up bricking their phone, but that may be a rare instance.

iTar is the Craziest Guitar Dock for iPad

The electric guitar and iPad are two obviously separate distinct objects, but have you heard of a device which can turn your iPad into an electric guitar in just a few seconds?

Polycom HD video conferencing now available on tablets

Polycom is a company that provides one of the most widely employed video conferencing solutions and it has just acquired HP Halo. The company is launching the Polycom RealPresence Mobile, a high definition (HD) video software solution designed for tablets that will be available for Motorola XOOM, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the iPad 2.

Meet the New Viewsonic Viewpad 10e

Viewsonic, a Taiwanese company has finally revealed the Viewsonic ViewPas 10e, the most recent Android tablet in the company’s collection of affordable tablets.

Finis Positive Drive Fins for Your Swimming Escapades

Of course, nobody can swim as swiftly as a fish in the sea, but if you are an Olympian swimmer such as Michael Phelps and Mark Spits, then you can probably swim a lot faster than any other human being on this planet. But unfortunately, these two great swimmers are mere mortals and can never be compared to the fish.

U-Boat Worx Launches Mini-Submersible Private Charter Fleet

If you love deep diving, then you will be glad to know that U-Boat Worx has finally launched its private charter program worldwide for their deep diving mini-submersibles. Before you get too excited, let me tell you a thing or two about this U-Boat endeavor.

Steve Jobs The Movie.. Coming Soon

The world mourned when Steve Jobs passed away, a great visionary who brought the iPhone, iPad, Mac computer and other Apple products to the world of technology. He transformed the very lives of every user who touched an Apple product, and the markets; many of which he created. Recently, many have become interested in Jobs' private life which he had kept away from the mainstream media for so long.

APEN A4 for iOS Unveiled: Makes Your Scribbles Digital

APEN is allowing us to digitize every single thing that we write without going through the painful process of retyping everything or scanning it into a computer. The creators at APEN have rolled out a new version called the A4 Digital Pen.

Google Maps Clears The Double Name Clutter

When you used to search the names of different places in different countries using Google Maps, you may have gotten confused with all the double naming. English would appear next to the local transliterated name, but it was only referring to one spot. Now, you'll notice that Google has expanded their coverage of translated labels.

1,000,000 iPhone 4S Pre-Orders on Day One

The iPhone 4S being announced just a day before creator of iPhone, Steve Jobs' passing away was just far too intense. AT&T released their...

Cards App for iPhone and iPod Touch Announced by Apple

Apple has something in store for you so there is no need to worry. On Tuesday, the company unveiled one of its newest apps, Cards during a media event. Cards is an official Apple product that lets you send greeting cards to your relatives and loved ones all around the world.

SwipePad App Switcher for Android is a Killer Task Manager

Different apps flood the app market every day, sometimes you cannot stop yourself from trying many of them. Wo whenever you use your Android phone going from one app to another can be tedious.

Amazon’s Whispersync Has a Good Head Start

Amazon seems to always come up with something new, and in addition to its arsenal of online offerings, the company will be rolling out its WhipserSync service which is aimed to take on Apple’s iCloud.

Real Invisibility Cloak Takes Advantage of Mirage Effect

Have you ever driven down a long highway on a hot day and seen something disappear in the distance only as you get closer? Well, it was likely a mirage, and those tricky instances have tempted and tortured more than one lone wanderer in the desert.

iPhone 4s will feature low-energy Bluetooth 4.0

One important thing about the iPhone 4s announcement that widely went missed, was that it will be the first Bluetooth 4.0 handset period.

Farewell, Steve Jobs: One of the Greatest Innovators of the Decade

iPod. iPhone. iPad. Apple computers. We'll always remember the coolness and greatness of these devices, and most likely, some of us had worshipped the person behind the making of products that have made our lives more convenient and fun. Steve Jobs—the iconic visionary of the Apple Company has passed away on October 6 at the age of 56.

Thanko Slim Spycam Watch Does 720p HD Video

If there is anything weird or peculiar about Thanko’s watch missing the number 12 on its face, there's a good reason for it. They have replaced it with a secret spy camera, making this a 720p DVR watch dubbed the Thanko Slim.

Improved iPod Nano gets Multitouch

Just when you thought the iPod Nano has already come to the end of the line, think again! The hardware refresh this week adds a multi-touch capability to the iPod family. The nano sports a 1.54” color TFT display with a resolution of 240 x 240 (220 ppi).

Mobile stumbling: Now faster, easier with v2.0

StumbleUpon just released v2.0 of its Android app which has a number of improvements and they've also added Android Tablet support. If you are stumbling on your phone or on your tablet, the mobile stumbling now offers you a better experience with new features:

$40 Heat Harvesting Material for Electrical Devices Discovered

We all know that most devices which use electricity and all the industrial processes create heat while in their operation and this heat is usually put into waste. And we all know that for several years already, different thermoelectric technologies have been created and developed to resolve this problem but to no avail. Experts say that the perfect material is one with high electrical conductivity and at the same time, with a low thermal conductivity so that it can carry a lot of electricity without overheating.

Microsoft, HTC and Orange lend brand new phones to customers

Whenever you decide it's time for a new phone, whether because it's not working or you want the latest and fastest, there are likely some basic things you do. For example, you might do a ton of research on various phones before settling for a specific one. Then you might talk to the customer service reps at the mall to see what else they can tell you. While that's all fine and dandy and will help you in your quest, Microsoft, HTC and Orange are trying something a little different in Poland.

Galaxy S2 Available Now Online at AT & T

The Galaxy S II has made huge waves in Europe and it has reached over 10 million units sold in just a short period of time after it was rolled out in the market.

RainBallet waterproof case protects your iPhone from getting soaked

The RainBallet waterproof case is meant to protect your iPhone, and is considered to be highly shock resistant and waterproof. The shock resistant feature is important because the phone would be very slippery after it has been soaked with water, thus, there is a great probability that you might drop it. The makers of this cell phone case claim that RainBallet can withstand a 1.2 meter fall without getting any scratch and it can also be submerged in water with a depth of one meter for thirty minutes before the water can seep into the case.

Japan only Sharp Aquos Android 2.3 smartphone is waterproof

Sharp has been making quite a number of good Android phones for the Japanese mobile phone market, and this is shown by their 25% share in Japan. Just recently, Sharp launched another handsome-looking cell phone—the AQUOS Phone 102SH.

Social media being used to rob your home

You may enjoy posting your exact location at any given moment, sharing them with friends, family, and the cloud. What you are doing, where you live or where you work, among others, but one thing you should keep in mind is that this could be seen by everyone, including the people who may be plotting to rob your entire home.

Sprint Drops 1-year Contract Option

The telecomm company has just recently confirmed via an e-mail to MobileBurn that it will no longer offer the option of a one-year contract renewal to its patrons starting October 2 of this year.

Hacked floppy drives repurposed to play Star Wars Imperial March

Uber Star Wars fans from the days of Galactic Federations and light sabers will enjoy this mod - if it's real. A pair of 3.5" floppy disk drives have been finally, after over a decade of obsolescence been put to good use.

Samsung to Pay Microsoft for every Android device sold

Samsung will now have to pay Microsoft for every Android device sold. Though this set-up is called a "partnership," Google is calling it extortion. Look back in history and you will recall that this kind of “partnership’ has transpired before—with Microsoft and HTC entering an agreement and Microsoft taking part of the profit for every unit of the HTC Android sold.

G-Form launches gear with Reactive Protection Technology in basic black

G-Form, the company known for its bright yellow lightweight products that stiffen on impact and provide optimum support for any body part, just announced that it will be releasing its first line of impact-absorbing athletic protection in a more discreet color: black.

Flickr’s new app for Android lets you filter and tag

Do you use flickr? How would you like to from your phone? Well, here’s some good news. You can now access the popular photo sharing service with the use of an official Flickr app for Android phones. You may wonder why it took them so long to launch this one but of course, only Flickr can answer that.

Wear the iNecklace with Class

If you are the type of person who loves fashion jewelry and technology at the same time, you will definitely be pleased with the news that an adorable piece of techy jewelry is already rolled out in the market! Of course, it’s not like wearing your cellphone or your tablet as earrings or bracelets—that is way too obvious. Some experts say that there are more subtle ways to show off your devices.

Shadowgun for iOs Now Available

Addicted to the game Shadowgun? Well, we can't really blame you for becoming one of those Shadowgun fanatics because the game is really cool and amazing. Would it spark your interest if we told you that Shadowgun can now be played on your iPad or iPhone?

BMW i3 and i8 Concepts: Vehicles that will Rock Your World

The BMW Company has been selling thousands and thousands of cars ever since it was established. Known for its cutting-edge designs and features, BMW is one of the most preferred cars by people in any part of the planet. At present, two new concepts are being introduced by the automobile company—the BMW i3 and the BMW i8 concepts.

US Government taking closer look at Google’s Moto Purchase

When Google announced it would buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, it's fair to say even we were a little shocked. What a game-changer! But this acquisition proposal has been subjected to close scrutiny by the United States government.

Check out the Rover App-Controlled Spy Tank

The Rover Spy Tank lets you follow your neighbours, friends, cat or whoever. The Rover is operated by an iOS device and it uses a direct Wi-Fi connection along with an app to allow viewing on the onboard video camera, capture some snapshots and move it from one place to another.