Archive for October, 2011

Robotic Guide Dog

nsk robot

Production of Sony’s AIBO, probably the world’s most famous robotic dog, may have been discontinued in 2006, but that didn’t stop other Japanese companies to keep on developing similarrobots. 12 years after AIBO saw the light of day, Tokyo-basedNSK took the wraps off a more advanced (nameless) robo-dog[JP]. Unlike AIBO, the NSK robot is designed to actually fulfill a purpose […]

XtremeMac Luna Voyager II Docking Station


XtremeMac has rolled out the Luna Voyager II docking station for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The new docking station features a case-friendly dock, an alarm clock, an FM radio, a LED display with a clean intuitive user interface and a line-in jack for connecting other audio devices.

AZiO Levetron Mech4 Gaming Keyboard


California-based AZiO Corp is ready to launch the Levetron Mech4 mechanicalgaming keyboard. Designed for hardcore gamers, the keyboard uses the Cherry Black MX mechanical switches that can last for up to 50 million keystrokes each.

Netflix Cancels DVD Spin-off

Qwikster quickly went to the deadpool. Netflix today confirmed it canceled its plan to spin-off its DVDs-by-mail business. The measure had been poorly received by customers and investors, which say a 5% bump on the S&P 500. The company’s CEO, Reed Hastings, has confirmed that users can use both services with a single account and password. The initial intention was […]

RedBox Rumored to Offer Streaming


Those of us in the U.S. already know how powerful the tiny red kiosks really are. Redbox and Netflix are directly responsible for the demise of offline movie rental giant Blockbuster. Will Redbox’s new streaming plan now steal significant marketshare from Netflix? At just under four bucks, it’s definitely a threat. The proposed package would […]

iPhone Radiation Detector


Scosche Industries unveiled a radiation detector that works with an iPhone app. Radiation detectors are a popular item in Japan as of late due to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.  This radiation detector requires no calibration to detect gamma rays greater than 60keV with an accuracy of + […]

Microsoft Pursuing a Yahoo Takeover?

Microhoo! or Yasoft

Yahoo’s share price jumped almost 10 percent amid rumors that Microsoft is planning a second attempt to buy the company, three years after its original bid was rejected,Reuters reports. Microsoft is the latest of several companies linked with Yahoo; takeover speculation has surrounded Yahoo since it fired its CEO Carol Bartz last month, as reported in Adweek. […]

Apple iPhone 4S


Ugh!!!!  No iPhone 5, yet. For many, the yearly wait for the next generation iconic mobile computing device was pushed to the limits this go around, especially after being teased earlier this summer about what to expect from iOS 5 (which, FYI will be available to all current iPhone 4 owners October 12th). Now the news is […]

Steve Jobs Dies

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple and quintessential ‘tech for masses’ icon, died tonight at age 56 , the company said. He died in Palo Alto (California), accompanied by his wife and other relatives. From humble garage-based beginnings to the technology guru, he changed the way you call, read the newspaper and take photos, and became a legend. “Apple has lost […]

evolve-ing the Motorcycle


evolve, an American motorcycle manufacturer, announced the launch of a 100% electric model. The company, founded by Benjamin Plum and Lex Kendall, offers a sustainable, economical and stylish urban transportation solution. It’s designers opted for a simple but clever design, which incorporated the latest tech. Accordingly this model differs from the rest not only in […]

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