Author: Radu Tyrsina

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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.

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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 a few months ago and recently unveiled at the RIM event in Dubai. The device is sporting a radical new look that breaks apart from the standard BlackBerry design most of […]

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 is not as “cool” as the one on the iPhone 4. By comparison, we must agree they are right in this particular instance. The white on iPhone 4 looks bluish and […]

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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 the ship’s wheel. While 190 million is quite a large number, more importantly is the other one; 2.25 billion dollars, which sums up Android’s success and Google’s alike. Larry Page also declared […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

Science & Tech
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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).

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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.

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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.”

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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.