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GMail Gets Spatial Tracking Motion Gestures

Google has enhanced GMail with a new April 1 offering. The high-tech GMail Motion system was designed so you can control Gmail with your body. Using your computers camera and spatial tracking technology, you are able to now look like a complete dork while responding to email.

Oh Snap! Cases By OtterBox

OtterBox has come out with an innovative new case for your mobile device, the Oh Snap! series uses advanced snap-mold manufacturing to create a protective cushion of air around your precious device.

Robotics Genius Creates Tupperware AirSoft Turret

Our friend Chris at pyroelectro.com sent in this DIY sentry gun turret that uses a simple airsoft gun and a tupperware container found at your local big box store.

Bass Monster Returns: 20,000 Watt Car Stereo Destroys Phonebook

How much bass is too much bass? According to Steve Meade, there's never too much. His company decked out an 01 Tahoe with four 18-inch subwoofers, 26 smaller speakers consisting of 10 6-5-inch mids, and 10 1-inch tweeters to pack 20,000 watts of phonebook shredding, ear destroying, bass pounding power

Apple iPad 2 Review

Many expected the original iPad to be released with the features the iPad 2 finally came out with, though it took Apple nearly a year after to bring that seemingly basic feature –- a camera -- to reality. But those critical of Apple for their slow moving product releases need to keep one thing in mind, it’s all about the money. Apple, alongside millions of developers single handedly kick started a $2B industry that barely existed before; the tablet computing market.

Project Issue #4 for iPad Free

Project, Richard Branson's iPad magazine is at issue #4 now. Thanks to our good credit creating friends at American Express they have sponsored the current issue making it a free download for "a limited time."

Review: JoyStick-IT iPad Arcade Stick Lacking Joy and Stick

One gaming innovation that came out of CES this past January was the JoyStick-IT arcade style iPad gaming joystick. We were more than enthusiastic about its release, but I spent some good time with the $25 device and you will be surprised to know that it just didn't stick with me. I'm not a serious gamer by any means, but what I can tell you is if you are a serious gamer and you get excited when playing your favorite games -- even the least bit -- this device may not be for you.

$1 To Japan For Each Facebook Like

Our good friends at AViiQ who manufacture all kinds of mobile accessories, have just tweeted that they will reach out to those troubled in Japan by the recent catastrophic earthquake and tsunami by donating $1 for each Facebook like they receive. Japan was hit by one massive 8.9 richter earthquake early on the morning of 3/11, and they continue to experience seismic activity totaling over 100 tremors in the last 24 hours.

Suzuki Fuel Cell Bike Gets 350KM Per Tank – Gets EU...

Suzuki is bringing Fuel-Cell vehicles one step closer to global adoption. The Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter packs a hydrogen tank which reacts with oxygen to produce electricity with water being the byproduct.

ViewSonic Now Shipping ViewPad 10 With Android 1.6, Windows 7

ViewSonic is announcing immediate availability of the ViewPad 10 tablet we heard about last November. The 10-inch slate will most notably dual boot between Android and Windows 7, the hardware on board is an Intel Atom 1.66GHz processor, 2GB memory to make up for the lack of dual-core functionality, and the option of 16GB or 32GB SSD hard drives.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Deemed “Inadequate” By Own VP

Samsung's recently announced Galaxy Tab 10.1 that came out of Mobile World Congress last month is being deemed "inadequate" by their very own mobile VP Lee Don-Joo. After Don-Joo saw the iPad 2 he said “we will have to improve the parts that are inadequate.”

iPad 2 With iOS 4.3 Shipping in White or Black March...

The iPad 2 live event is currently underway, the latest reports are showing both White and Black models will be available from the get go at the same amazing starting price of $499.

In-App Payments Coming To Android In May

Google, although trailing behind Apple's App Store, has managed to do quite well in such a short time. Recent reports indicate they will begin to offer in-app purchases for Android sometime in May.

Is This The iPad 2?

We're just hours away from the official unveiling of the Apple iPad 2, yet that doesn't stop Chinese website DGtle from releasing a boatload of what seemingly could be the really deal. The edges have been tapered off, giving it a slimmer form factor than its predecessor.

New MacBook Pros Hit By Thunderbolt

Today, Apple released three new models to their MacBook Pro line, including that Light Peak Thunderbolt port that can transfer data at 10Gb/s. So for those that say Apple information doesn't get leaked, our news of yesterday closes that discussion. The processing speeds have obviously gotten a bump, and a new HD camera for 1080p FaceTime action is in there.

iPad 2 Confirmed By Apple

We were pretty sure it was going down, but the Apple email sent out to media agencies to attend the March 2nd event of a new tablet is nothing but revealing.

MegaHurtz Robotic RC Paintball UGV Tank Will Frag Your Ass

Paintball is the favorite past time of many humans. It's a non-lethal way to have fun in the field with other people, and guns. Mega Hurtz, a crazy ass robot designed by Chris Rogers is up for backing on Kickstarter. This thing is fantastic, it's fully armored, can drag an adult body across the ground (usually for rescue missions), rip through the bush at 50 MPH all the while unloading 20 rounds of paint per second on unsuspecting opponents.

iPhone 5 Possibly Delayed, iPad 2 in April

How do we know so much about something that doesn't even exist yet? Well, because there are many analysts out there who keep track of component inventory, manufacturers and anything related to building Apple products all together; they're paid to. Although the iPhone 4 is brand spanking new to Verizon, and not even a year old on AT&T, many are expecting the iPhone 5 to come in June 2011.

Aaxa Technologies P1 Jr. Pico Projector Reviewed

Pico projector's are relatively new to consumers. They haven't gained a widespread adoption yet, simply because not many people can imagine the possibilities of carrying one around. At nearly anytime and anyplace you can pull up a 50" screen on a wall and begin presenting, displaying or projecting a video.

The Stupid Shaving Helmet Hoax

Well, thank goodness for this. That preposterous shaving helmet we saw last week was created by some clever pranksters.

The Facebook Phone Is Real

So the Facebook Phone didn't necessarily come directly from Zuckerberg himself, but none the less, HTC had took the stage in bringing these two social phones to existence at MWC 2011. These are without a doubt the Facebook phones that were rumored last month and expected to be released at MWC.

HTC Unviles Desire S, Wildfire S and Incredible S

At MWC this week, HTC not only unveiled the HTC Flyer tablet, but three new smartphones focusing on simplicity and elegance. They are called the HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S and HTC Incredible S.

The Android 3.0 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1-inch Tablet

Alongside the Galaxy S II monsterphone, Samsung has announced a new Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet. This release is announced in partnership with Vodafone Group, who will offer the new tablet to their customers "this spring."

Samsung Galaxy S II – World’s Thinnest Smartphone

Samsung has unveiled the successor to the Galaxy S smartphone today at the Mobile World Congress 2011 event in Barcelona Spain.

Otterbox’s Tough iPad “Utility” Case Straps To Anything

Otterbox is known for their durable cases. I took a look at the Defender Case for iPad when it first came out and it has held up very nicely since. But what about those situations where you're in the field and need a bit more "grip" and flexibility?

Verizon iPhone now available to everyone

One of the most anticipated, rumored and speculated mobile phones in history, the Verizon iPhone, has become available to everyone today. For the first time ever you could get the Apple iPhone on a carrier other than AT&T. 7 a.m. was the time people began lining up, which didn't get too out of hand, just 8 people at the flagship New York City store near Central Park according to CNN.

HP Veer and Palm Pre 3 unveiled

Continuing on the announcement of the webOS HP Touchpad at the Herbst Pavilion in San Francisco comes the HP Veer and Palm Pre 3.

Official: HP TouchPad WebOS tablet

The HP TouchPad has been announced today at the HP/Palm Think Beyond webOS event. It's the companies first jointly created tablet to run purely on the webOS platform, and the first of a family of slate devices to emerge into the market.

Shaving helmet will not leave bloody aftermath

If I had only known how lazy people really were, I probably wouldn't be so scared of this thing. The shaving helmet, yes a helmet you put on your head and it shaves for you. It has been designed by someone with a little more time -- and probably hair -- than they know what to do with.

LG G-Slate 3D Android tablet demo’d, Spring release on T-Mobile

This video gives us a quick peak at the LG G-Slate from T-Mobile. Although the Android 3.0 OS wasn't shown off much to see if LG skinned it some how, it does give us an idea of how useless a 3D tablet could be.

Will The Daily for iPad fly?

I downloaded Rupert Murdoch's The Daily over the weekend, it's the first daily newspaper designed for the iPad. It has plenty of bells and whistles, animated transitions, embedded videos, and plenty of content to go with it. They sure put the iPad's processing power to the test. But it didn't totally grab me. It felt a little too overdone. I appreciate their effort, the carousel of featured articles is clever but jittery, the embedded social integration is game changing when compared to present content iPad apps. But is that enough?

Help Fund Mobile Magazine: The Evolution of Mobile Technology

The magazine we have been working on is called Mobile Magazine: The Evolution of Mobile Technology. It's full of amazing technology and gadgets that have been released throughout the years leading up to what we have now, and what we can expect in the future.

Sony PSP2 unveiled as the NGP: Quad-core craziness

The Sony PSP2, codename the Next Generation Portable (NGP) was unveiled in Tokyo today. The portable gaming device features a 5-inch OLED (960x544) touchscreen, dual cameras, a touch-sensitive panel on the back adding for extra control, a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU and PowerVR SGX534MP4+ GPU, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, and lets not forget dual analog joysticks.

Verizon teases with limited-time $30 unlimited iPhone 4 data plan

Words are such funny things, especially in marketing. Here anything is possible, unlimited can have a limit, especially when it comes to a...

Verizon iPhone commercial released on YouTube

Verizon Wireless has just released a 30-second commercial spot for the much-anticipated Verizon iPhone. We know how much you all wanted this, and Verizon's commercial first released on YouTube will get your blood flowing, perhaps stirring up a bit of A.D.D. with their use of dramatic music, ticking of clocks, people doodling and waiting for the day that the iPhone makes its way to Verizon.

REVIEW – $188 CherryPad 7-inch Android tablet

CherryPal's claim to fame came when they released the world's first $99 laptop with a 7-inch screen back in 2009. The 400 MHz cpu with 256 GB RAM and 2GB of flash memory was by no means a workhorse, but it didn't need to be. CherryPal makes devices a couple generations behind the current markets offerings, this is because they target lower income families, educational institutions and "emerging markets."

Exclusive: Next CherryPad 7-inch Android tablet will have GSM, capacitive touch,...

CherryPal released the $188 Android tablet last year. It was a cheaper unit that catered to a specific lower income market and took much of its design queues from the iPad. We've been handed an exclusive tip of a new CherryPad Android tablet coming out in the next little while; it could even be before the end of the month.

It’s here: The Verizon iPhone 4

Today marks a day in Apple's history. The Big Red carrier, Verizon Wireless, has after talks dating back to 2008, landed the worlds most popular smartphone on their network, the iPhone 4. A version that is described as being identical to AT&T's, besides the CDMA sans-4G connection, will go up for sale on February 10th starting at $200.

Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 expected tomorrow

It's been a long time waiting. Rumored, denounced, confirmed, again and again, the Verizon iPhone is likely to be here tomorrow. Of course the timing is unconscionable, giving CES one day to wrap things up then stealing the limelight like a bandit in the night.

Google teases with Android 3.0 Honeycomb video for tablets

Google's latest Android version 3.0, Honeycomb just got a bit sweeter with the release of a teaser video. Google is showing Honeycomb at CES, and it appeared first on the Motorola XOOM Android tablet. Google touts Honeycomb as being the first Android OS designed "Entirely for Tablets."

Use Visioneer’s Mobility PC-less document scanner for WikiLeaks style document extractions

Why this hasn't been done sooner is beyond me, but Visioneer has just changed the face of mobile document scanning with their "Visioneer Mobility" scanner. On the outside it looks like your plain old mobile USB scanner, but no, Mobility really means mobility.

Astrotouch asteroids game shown off with Touch Revolution TRū Touch Monitor

The company behind that Touch Revolution monitor series we saw earlier today has decided to give us a teaser. They're set to change the way we interact with desktops, and are serious about it too. They just sent us some pre-CES booth setup pictures and a video. The monitor shown is a 21.5" TRū Touch blasting out asteroids on the Astrotouch game with onscreen controls by GestureTouch.

Liquidmetal fuel cell to power iPhone 5?

You know that space age Liquidmetal technology we love to hear about that's in everything from high-tech gadgets to thousand dollar watches? Well, it may have just become an internal component to some seriously jaw dropping technology. Apple uses Liquidmetal in the iPhone and iPad casing -- oddly enough not in the iPhone 4s back glass -- but apparently a new use for this ultralight weight stronger than steel GMO have been found; to house a vat of potentially explosive combustable liquid to power your gadgets.

MicroVision packs a laser projector inside Android Mini-Tablet

Embedding projectors in mobile phones is a fairly new practice that very few manufacturers have jumped on, we saw glimpses of it at last years CES, including the Samsung Beam at MWC shortly after. This year, its all about the Tablet, and of course we're now being shown the MicroVision Mini-Tablet with Embedded Projector.

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100: The one-inch thick ultra-mobile scanner

Fujitsu makes an assortment of different scanners for various purposes, and their ScanSnap line has now gone ultra-portable with news of the one-inch think S1100. It will cost you just $225, weighing a mere 12.3 ounces, and takes a single USB to power and OCR your paper mess until your Google Docs account is full.

CES 2011 Coverage

We're hot on the trail and keeping tabs on all the new technology and gadgets coming out of CES 2011 in Las Vegas. It appears that a major trend (more obvious than not) is the infiltration of tablet computers. 2010 was the year of the iPad, 2011 will indeed be the year of the Android tablet. Android is clearly making a large entrance to this market.

Kinect-like technology for iPad to wave through CES

This past September at the IFA Berlin trade show Elliptic Labs revealed their Touchless Gesture User Interface technology. It allowed a user to make hand movements (gestures), similar to Microsoft's Kinect technology; giving the user the ability to control their device by simple hand movements. The company had been working on a prototype with a reference design tablet which has now evolved into a touchless dock prototype for the Apple iPad.

Wild About Books iPad app for children goes on sale tomorrow

The iPad is many things, and tomorrow it will become an interactive children's book with the addition of the Wild About Books app for iPad. The release of this app will follow with more 3D interactive interpretations of children's books like Pat the Bunny, Little Golden Books, a in the months ahead.

The DVD is dead

It's used in devices ranging from laptop computers, home theatres, to in-car entertainment systems, but the DVD was designed before the time of ultimate mobility, and that lack of portability along with it's fragile nature is simply going to kill it.

Google Docs desktop version now for the iPad

If the ZAGGmate has just increased your ability to populate corporate documents and spreadsheets a little quicker, perhaps the news of a full desktop version of Google Docs to load up with the iPad will make you grin.