Author: Raggy Jin

Apple
Counterfeit products
$10 million in counterfeit iPods, iPhones seized

The 200-member L.A. Port Police force’s most recent investigation led to the seizure of more than $10 million of counterfeit Apple products and other electronics in a warehousing operation in downtown Los Angeles over the weekend.

cars
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Institute: Red light cameras really do save lives

Red light cameras saved 159 lives in the U.S. between 2004 and 2008 and would have led to the prevention of 815 deaths had every large city — defined as those with more than 200,000 people — been using the technology.

Space
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International Space Station to get a bouncy-castle addition

Inflatable furniture may have gone out of style after the 70s, but NASA isn’t looking to Boeing or Bechtel to build an addition to the International Space Station; they’re looking to Bigelow Aerospace to design and manufacture a 330 cubic metre inflatable expansion

Android
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Patched Froyo security flaw resurfaces in Gingerbread

The notorious security flaw in Android 2.2’s stock Internet browser, which allows remote access of files on your SD card to rogue websites, hackers and attackers who know the file path, has been patched on Android’s new Gingerbread version of the OS.

News
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The Jetlev water-powered jetpack

To the excitement of tourists and gimmick-lovers everywhere, the Jetlev-Flyer water-powered jetpack will be hitting beach resorts the world over this March.

toshiba
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Toshiba Dynabook is a moody chameleon

Toshiba’s new Dynabook is the mood ring of laptops, its lid coated in a nano-technology-based metallic film lamination that changes colours on the go. Toshiba boasts the computer’s low environmental impact as the lid – and the rest of the laptop’s casing – contain no metals. But this also means the base looks and feels a bit cheap and plasticky.

Apple
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Thumbs up for the 80s iPhone Brick case

Thumbs Up’s new Brick iPhone case, complete with mock antenna, gives the technological miracle that is your iPhone all the nostalgic stylings of 80s Wall Street yuppiedom, bringing us back to an age where the size of your phone – not the size of your truck – was the tell-tale indicator of overcompensation.

Volkswagen
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Volkswagen XL1 is not only sexy, it achieves 235 mpg

Volkswagen has unveiled the prototype of a 1Litre/100km car that’s been in progress for the past decade. With a dolphin-inspired streamlined body, dual electric/petrol engines and none of the unnecessary, the XL1 is set to steal the show at Qatar’s auto show.

Technology
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Monowalker’s hiking trailer: Wheelbarrow meets U-Haul

The Monowalker is a backwards hip-strap-mounted luggage wheelbarrow perfect for “scientists in nature” who need to hike their gear out on narrow trails. Hunters, to bloody up the steam-bent, varnished ashwood frame whilst dragging dead animals out of the woods. And they haven’t forgotten you, dads; the hiking trailer is fully compatible with “Billy the Kid” child carrier backpacks.

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Hindsight is 20/20 with upcoming rear-view cycle cams

Evan Solida, founder of Cerevellum, was a long-time road-bike rider and racer before an accident in 2007 prompted him to stop competing. Throughout several cosmetic surgeries to restructure his facial features after being hit by the car, his focus instead turned to inventing devices to make road sharing safer.

google
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Next Great Leap pursues Google’s Lunar X Prize

Next Giant Leap, a Boulder, Colorado company building interplanetary lander/hopper robots, received a $1 million grant from the Charles Start Draper Laboratory to further their technology with the hopes of winning Google’s $30 million Lunar X Prize in 2012.

CAMERA
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1-inch camera shoots 2 megapixels and is smaller than the charger

Japan Trust Technology’s new Chobi Cam One camera may not sound like much if you’re looking at its 2 Megapixel resolution, or 30 fps non-HD video capture. But this truly is a remarkable (albeit ridiculous) DSLR-style camera. At roughly one inch tall, one inch wide and one inch deep, it may just be the smallest commercially-available camera with swappable lenses.

Technology
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Twitter’s got worms

If you’ve got a Twitter account you’ll want to be extra suspicious of any goo.gl links for the time being. A new worm has been found posting shortened url links through unsuspecting Tweeters’ accounts to bring traffic to a bogus antivirus website.

Apple
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Multitouch screens coming to the iMac?

Apple has confirmed an agreement to fund strategic pre-payments worth $3.9 billion over two years to an unnamed technology during its Q1 results call yesterday. According to company sources, the specific technology won’t be named as of yet, though they cite the 2005 flash memory deal as an example of a similar arrangement.

Mobiles
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Flip smartphone concept boasts three Super AMOLED touchscreens

The Flip has three full-sized Super AMOLED touchscreens and a full QWERTY keyboard on three panels attached by steel mesh hinges. This allows for a book-like view across two of the screens; a texting or writing view with the keyboard, camera and one touch screen exposed; or a triangle prism view.

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Google TV to be powered by ARM "soon"
Google TV to be powered by ARM “soon”

Nearly a year after Google entered talks with ARM Holdings, Google TV is speculated to be made available on the cheap, efficient ARM chipsets later this year. Charbax of ARMdevices.net published an article last week stating he has it on “very high authority from someone at Google (to remain anonymous) that an ARM-powered Google TV platform is coming soon.”

IPAD
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Charges laid against iPad hackers

Andrew Auernheimer and Daniel Spitler, the pair behind the theft of sensitive data belonging to more than 120,000 iPad users from AT&T’s servers, have been charged for the hacking that led to their arrest last week.

Tesla
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$99 NoteSlate may become the new college notebook

Among 2011’s impending hail of new tablet releases, there’s one slate that’s going to stand out among the rest in its single-function, single-colour glory: The NoteSlate. Essentially its taken the Boogie Board of yesteryear to the next leve.

Science & Tech
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Ralph Lauren reveals his private garage

It’s got all the makings of a scene from a Batman movie: 60 of the rarest and most valuable cars in the world, owned by one indescribably wealthy collector and maintained in perfect running condition – all on display in a personal garage museum hidden behind a sliding wall panel.

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Universities e-bike project results in the Borough One

Third-year industrial design students at the University of Cincinnati, whose class took part in the Borough Bicycles One project, used a series of photos taken over the course of the semester to sum up the prototyping phase and end result in this two-minute time-lapse video.