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.
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.
Google Chrome OS version 20 is now officially available, bringing along one of its biggest new features--its cloud storage integration with Google Drive. The updates also feature offline support for Google Docs and tweaks to Pepper Flash in addition to a few other stability and security improvement updates.
Toshiba announced some new plans today that it will implement a company-wide reorganization of its television business in Japan, completely merging its design team between TVs, PCs and tablet groups. The idea is to create “fusion products” Toshiba said, so that its product lines can be more simplified.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) announced today that its iOS and Android apps had been downloaded over 40 million times since launching them back in 2010. And to mark the occasion, IMDb gave the apps a bunch of updates, bringing more features to the apps including easier navigation, enhanced discovery, better personalization and stronger integration with social media.
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.
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.
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.
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.