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New PlugBug Charger Innovates Your MBP Charger

The PlugBug is a small adapter that attaches to your Apple notebooks power adapter and adds a USB charger capable of charging your iPhone or iPad. The add-on couples to your Apple charger, in place of the extension cord or plug adapter, allowing you to leave one of your chargers at home.

Facebook App For Windows Phone Updated: The Missing Mango Features

This version should bring things up to speed with the Mango flavor. Other non-related features unrelated to Mango will also be included, but we don't care about those.

Why An Apple 15-inch MacBook Air Might Be Really Real

Apple’s MacBook Air ultraportable notebooks have been incredibly popular, but are only available in 11 and 13-inch models.

New Porsche Blackberry Concept, Ugly

Research in Motion and Porsche have officially teamed up to create the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981, a new luxury smartphone that was first seen...

Adobe Carousel Photo App Pretends To Be Free For iOS and...

It’s well known that Apple is no stranger to competition. The newest Photo Stream feature for Mac OS X and iOS are already fighting a little rose war with Adobe’s Carousel app and service for Mac and iOS. Judging from the buzz around Carousel though, it might be even turn out to be a formidable competitor to Photo Stream.

Android Coming To TV With Gesture Recognitions

TVs are about to grow some brains. Hisense Group, a leading Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer signed a licensing agreement with eyeSight Mobile Technologies, a developer of touch free interfaces for digital devices. Together the two will integrate eyeSight’s innovative Hand Gesture Recognition Technology into new models of Android based Smart TV sets. Yep, Android is coming to the TV.

Talking And Touching Siri While Driving Could Get You In Trouble

Bad news is coming your way if you're in California, perhaps its behind you right now with lights flashing. If you've nabbed the latest iPhone 4S and love talking to Siri, even while driving, you might find yourself in big trouble with the law. Apparently, using Siri when driving in the state isn’t exactly legal because it isn’t completely hands free.

Rewritable Reusable ePaper In The Making

ITRI, Taiwan’s largest and one of the world’s leading high-tech research and development institutions have introduced the I2R e-Paper. The first electronic paper ever proven to be re-writable, re-usable and environmentally friendly. This is the real deal - the “electronic paper” is the latest entry to the attempt to end our overwhelming use of traditional paper.

IRIS 9000: The HAL Controller Dock For iPhone 4S’ Siri

I don’t know how they make it happen, but the ThinkGeek crew has just given birth to another gadget-wonder for the world. I, for one, would like to welcome the new IRIS 9000 voice control module for Siri, which pretty much will assimilate.. er turn your trusty iPhone 4S into HAL 9000.

Supernote Takes Super Notes On Your ASUS Tablet

Now I have another reason to make me want go back to school, and that is Supernote. Supernote is an app that helps you take…notes, but in a super way. It had previously been shown on the Eee Pad Transformer and Slider earlier this month, when ASUS brought out the OTA update to Android 3.2.1, but now there are more details on new features within Supernote and they sound really nice.

Amped Up WiFi Hotspots Can Now Reach 1.5 Miles

The Amped Wireless SR600EX Pro Smart Repeater has a 600mW amplifier and high-gain bi-directional antenna. What this means is that it can extend the range of your Wi-Fi transmissions by 1.5 miles. That should be enough, right?

Quantum Levitation Disc Looks Like A Flying UFO Ship

Ever since I was a kid I dreamt -- like most other kids -- to be able to fly. Heck, I’d even be contempt to levitate like those magicians used to pretend to do. While that may never actually happen, I can’t stop to say how cool an experiment at the Tel Aviv University is.

TapSense TouchScreen Technology Distinguishes Between Different Finger Parts

Because we never use the same part of our finger when we play with our touchscreens, some researchers have developed a way to enhance the interaction options by simply adding a microphone to the screen.

DARPA To Scavenge Space For ‘Dead’ Satellite Parts

Since a lot of people worry about how much space junk is circling the Earth at any given time, some have found a way to at least make that junk useful.

The Pocket Sized Lightweight Water UV Sterilizer

While most of us are used to drinking chlorinated water straight from the tap, in other parts of the world drinking like this could often lead sickness and death. When traveling to other countries what do we do? One company has launched the SteriPEN Freedom, which basically destroys bacteria, viruses and protozoa such as giardia and Cryptosporidium that create the biggest problems. You could just boil the water too, but that takes time and sometimes sparking a fire isn't always an option.

Windows Phones Fate To Be Decided By New Nokia Smartphone

The fate of Windows Phones is unstable to say the least, Orange is even rethinking their decision to buy the phones from Microsoft and resell them to their own customers.

Is A Kindle Phone On Amazon’s To-Do List?

Amazon is known for their Kindle line which now includes five e-readers and a tablet. Many have wondered in recent years when they will join the smartphone producer list, considering their products sell like hot cakes.

Toshiba Presents 498 PPI 6.1-inch 2,560 x 1,600 Resolution Display

Toshiba has already displayed their 4-inch 367 ppi resolution LCD earlier this year, and now has return to prove to us that they managed to outbuild themselves again.

Shoot First Focus Later: Lytro Light Field Camera Has “Four Dimensions”

How it works, you wonder. Well, apparently the Lytro camera captures all the light rays flowing in its direction, an average of about 11 million, and captures the scene in “four dimensions”, unlike any other camera out there.

U.S. Military Drones Infected With Virus, Source Unknown

Although it’s already been a month since a virus infected the American drone fleet, U.S. military specialists still don’t know how the virus got into the machines.

Steve Jobs Worked The Day He Died

Although many have thought Apple’s innovative streak will die along with the mastermind Steve Jobs, it seems that was not the case. According to reports, Jobs spent his last day alive daydreaming of future products.

PlayStation Vita Confirmed To Launch Late February

Sony this week officially announced that the next generation of their portable console, the PlayStation Vita, will only hit stores in the US, Canada, Latin America and Europe on February 22nd of next year, remaining a Japan exclusive gadget until then.

Angry Birds The Movie Confirmed

Those adorable Angry Birds that have taken over the world, not only have they reached 400 million downloads per month, they are planning a movie release too.

The Secret Ingredients To Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software features are now public and the UI and experience has changed dramatically, enough so to get us excited about it. A new typeface called Roboto is used throughout the UI, while landscape controls have moved to the screen, making a bit of magic as they disappear when viewing videos or in widescreen mode.

iPhone 4S Screen Has Yellow Tinge?

The “let’s hate the new iPhone” boat seems to be getting bigger and bigger, as some have started commenting that screen on the 4S...

CMU Device Transforms Any Surface To Touch Sensitive Virtual Display

Things are about to get interesting as Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute have created a new interface that can be displayed on any kind of surface and transform that surface into a multi-touchscreen.

190 Million Android Devices Shipped: Thats $2.25 Billion For Google

According to the latest financial figures of the company, over 190 million Android devices have sold around the world, with CEO Larry Page at...

New Samsung Google Phone Named Galaxy Nexus, Has 4G

The Galaxy Nexus is expected to be release very soon, it's even now listed in the VZW’s Device Management system as “Samsung Galaxy Nexus”, confirming the “G-Nex” nickname. According to the listing, the new phone will have a 4G LTE radio to take advantage of the fastest network out there.

Jawbone Unveils Fitness Wristband That Tracks Your Every Move

The company Jawbone, recognized for their awesome Bluetooth headsets that will work in those utterly noisy environments, wants to help you track your exercising routine and even push you to start moving more.

Eco ATM Dispenses Cash to Recycle Your OId Phone

Do you have a stockpile of old phones in some drawer at home? You’ve always wanted to sell them but no one buys those dinosaur-period devices. HP is having a tough time selling brand new phones as it is. So what is there left to do? Trading them for a few dollars usually requires you prepping it for shipping which often isn't worth the price of the device itself.

GM Announces All-Electric Chevy Spark EV for 2013

As the market for electric cars grows, General Motors have announced the upcoming 2013 launch of a new electric urban car, cleverly named the Chevy Spark.

T-Mobile Springboard Springs into existence

Because we needed yet another tablet on the market, especially one of the Android variety, T-Mobile has announced the launch of SpringBoard on its network, and they have also released banned down under Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Evolve Launching 3 New Electric Scooters

For those of you who want to save the Earth by using electric cars and scooters, new models have been launched by New York’s evolve motorcycles.

Nissan developing the 10 minute EV charger

Although electric cars are a great idea, limitations in driving range and the length of time it takes to fully charge them has kept drivers hesitant. Until now.

Qu8k Home-built Rocket Soars 121,000 feet in 92 seconds

In an attempt to win the John Carmack’s 100kft Micro Prize, a home-made rocket launched into the sky and roared beyond their target altitude of 100,000 feet, reaching an impressive 121,000 feet in just 92 seconds.

India’s $35 Android Tablet Named UbiSlate 7, No Longer Vaporware

The UbiSlate 7 runs on Android 2.2 Froyo and comes with a 7-inch 800x480 multi-touch touchscreen, Wi-Fi, GPRS modem, two USB ports and a 3.5 mm jack. The tablet uses a 366 MHz CPU. HD video processor and 256 MB or DDR2 memory, a proof of the budget cuts that were made to accommodate such a cheap device.

Flying Wing 7 Is An Airborne Wind Turbine Kite

Makani Power has found a way to use the more tranquil wind found at higher altitudes by creating an innovative flying wing turbine. The machine ascends to a height of around 400 meters (1.300 feet) and flies without aid as it generates up to 20 kilowatts of power in winds of 35 km/h (20mph).

KickSat to Launch Postage Stamp-sized Satellites into Space for $300

A new project called KickSat aims to launch tiny satellites into space for the price of $300 per satellite. The tiny boxes contain small, self-contained, solar-powered radio transmitters which can later be tracked using the Genso project for amateur radio operators.

Androids: Minecraft Pocket Edition Launched

For all of you who have at least once imagined how a perfect world would look if you built it, Minecraft is now available for all Android devices.

DoCoMo Goes Crazy with BMI, UV, Breath Analyzer and Radiation Detection...

Japanese mobile carrier DoCoMo, has launched three smartphone smart jackets which will probably never see the light of day and are so gigantic it would seem to be quite useless in today's compact portable on the go culture and should probably be called smartphone parkas.

Lightweight Electric Vehicle Sets World Land Speed Record at 155.8 mph

A new lightweight electric car has won over the title of the “fastest car” in their class. Electric Blue, the name of the EV, is the work of 130 students over a 7 year period. The group of BYU engineering students have managed to build an electric car to set the world land speed record, averaging 155.8 mph over the two required qualifying runs, one of which they even reached 175 mph.

JVC Announces Hybrid Photo HD Video Camera Pegged at $900

If you’ve been looking for a balanced photo and video camera, JVC promises the new GC-PX 10 -- a true hybrid of both video and still -- with an ability to capture 12 megapixel photos and full HD video recording at 36 Mbps will satiate your needs.

Funf Provides Self-Tracking for Android Sensors

Have you ever wondered what kind of information the sensors in your smartphone can provide? Well, if you have, then you'll appreciate what the Human Dynamics research group from MIT Media Lab have done. They are creating new ways to utilize the information stored in our smartphones with a system called “Funf.”

HIOD One Bluetooth is the Missing Communications Link For Cyclists

You know how when you go out with your friends on your bicycles you can’t communicate with each other because the traffic is too loud? Well, a Swedish wireless tech company, called Free2Move, designed a Bluetooth communications system specifically for cyclists.

Human Breath Energy Harvested with New Device

Have you ever wondered if your breath can produce electricity? Maybe not, but the answer is still yes. It can… if the correct device is used.

CPT creates a 48 volt supercharger for small engines

If you’re frustrated about the lack of torque small-engine cars have when they're trying to climb a hill, then there’s a solution in the horizon. Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) has created a  48 volt version of their electric supercharger which uses 7 kW of electrical power to deliver an extra six to ten times that power, which is ideal for small engines that require extra juice to climb steep hills.

Adidas unveils the smart football boot with a brain

If you’re an aspiring football player or simply want to know just how your physical endurance compares to world class athletes, then you check out the new Adidas football boots, adizero f50.

General Motors implementing a new center airbag

If you thought being covered in case of car accidents by the frontal, roof and rear window airbags, General Motors has got something new that will roll out in 2013 on some selected vehicles; the front center airbag.

MIT’s Artificial Leaf Could Make Pure Water

With the alarming problem of increased water consumption, this trend is a growing concern as we wonder if our planet, mother Earth, will be able to replenish the freshwater supplies before they run out.