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Analyst projects record breaking 20 million Apple iPads shipped in Q3

Analyst projects record breaking 20 million Apple iPads shipped in Q3

Apple may have shipped a lot more iPads than originally expected, according to Charlie Wolf, analyst at Needham & Company. For the June quarter that just ended, Wolf had originally said Apple would be expected to ship about 13 million iPads over the quarter. But according to Apple Insider, Wolf made a comment saying that his first estimate was “hastily formulated,” and now projects a record-breaking 20 millions iPads shipped.

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Modi-Corp’s Pius is a build-it-yourself electric vehicle

Modi-Corp’s Pius is a build-it-yourself electric vehicle

Japanese-based firm Modi-Corp just revealed its new micro electric vehicle, which actually has a “build-it-yourself” twist to it. Called the Pius, it’s a tiny little thing measuring just two and a half meters long and can travel just about 35 kilometers per hour. A full charge on it will only take you about 25 kilometers, or 25 miles.

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Age Man Suit simulates the body of a 75 year-old

Age Man Suit simulates the body of a 75 year-old

Developed by Berlin’s Evangelical Geriatrics Centre (EGZB), a specialized suit called the “Age Man Suit” lets people experience almost exactly what it physically feels like to be old. The 10-kilogram suit uses ear protectors to inhibit proper hearing, a yellow visor to blur vision, parts covering the elbows and knees to stiffen the joints and a large vest to limit overall movement.

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Microsoft to have 44 retail stores by next June

Microsoft to have 44 retail stores by next June

By the end of its fiscal 2013, which is next June, Microsoft is planning to have 44 retail stores in place. It was about a year ago that Microsoft said 75 retail stores should open within the next two to three years. Although the computer giant still has quite a bit of catching up to do with Apple’s established 300 retail locations worldwide, Microsoft seems to be relatively on track with its plans.

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Airbus to offer EFB apps for iPad to aircraft pilots

Airbus to offer EFB apps for iPad to aircraft pilots

It seems as if everybody is realizing how convenient iPads are, especially now that Airbus has become the very first aircraft manufacturer to have pilots use its new Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) performance-calculating apps for iPad. The new applications should allow pilots to optimize aircraft performance, lighten their load and save both money and time.

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Advanced telescope can detect exoplanets

Advanced telescope can detect exoplanets

An advanced telescope imaging system, called Project 1640, has been the first of its kind to detect planets orbiting around stars outside of our own solar system. After six years of development with NASA, the American Museum of Natural History and the California Institute of Technology, the telescope made of high-tech instruments and software has returned its first images.

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