Author Archives: Elise Moreau


Researchers develop system to block phone use while driving

Researchers develop system to block phone use while driving

We all know about the dangers of talking on the phone or texting while driving, and researchers from India’s Anna University of Technology in Tamilnadu have now developed a new system that actually blocks mobile phone signals while an individual is driving. The trickier part has to do with taking away the driver’s ability to use a phone while still allowing mobile phone signals to be used by other passengers in the vehicle.

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Nifty MiniDrive offers storage solution for MacBook Pro and Air

Nifty MiniDrive offers storage solution for MacBook Pro and Air

Limited storage on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro can sometimes be a pain in the neck when you really need more to work with, which is why the new Nifty MiniDrive has been introduced as a new semi-permanent backup storage solution. Taking advantage of the MacBook’s SD card slots, it should be a great alternative to carrying around extra bulky pieces of hardware and having pieces sticking out of the side of your laptop.

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Scientists develop most advanced robotic legs yet

Scientists develop most advanced robotic legs yet

Scientists from the University of Arizona have developed the most accurate robotic replication of human legs that take it beyond just human-like movement. The robot, which can walk just like a human, will be able to help them understand how human babies start learning how to walk and how to better treat spinal related injuries.

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Thermaltake puts external fan on Cyclone gaming mouse

Thermaltake puts external fan on Cyclone gaming mouse

What do you do when you break a sweat from all that PC gaming? You use a mouse that has an external fan mounted on it, that’s what you do. Thermaltake quite literally wants to blow you away with the new Tt eSports Element Cyclone gaming mouse, which is the first mouse for gamers that has a unique outside fan on it, designed to bring some cool relief to sweaty gamer hands.

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Gamer builds the ultimate Starcraft II arcade joystick for contest

Gamer builds the ultimate Starcraft II arcade joystick for contest

Creative individual and Master League Starcraft II player Mauricio Romana somehow managed to build the ultimate Starcraft II arcade joystick. Romana entered a contest put on by gamesite Shoryuken with the quest to find who could actually design a working arcade joystick for playing Starcraft II. He won the contest, by the way.

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Namco Bandai brings 22 classic games to Asha Touch devices

Namco Bandai brings 22 classic games to Asha Touch devices

Namco Bandai announced 22 classic arcade games will be brought to Asha Touch devices and will be available to download from the Nokia Store starting today. The games have been optimized for touchscreens on the Nokia Asha 205, Asha 306 and Asha 311, which just recently launched last month. The devices come equipped with the new Nokia Browser that can compress content up to 84 percent in order to reduce data consumption.

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Tech glitch causes San Diego fireworks to go off all at once

Tech glitch causes San Diego fireworks to go off all at once

July 4th has come and gone, and we hope it was a good one for you. Unfortunately for the people who attended the San Diego Independence Day fireworks, the show that was supposed to last 18 minutes was reduced to a 15 second-long explosion of fireworks. That's right, they all went off at once.

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Lenovo to move ThinkPad production back to Japan

Lenovo to move ThinkPad production back to Japan

NEC Corp. and Lenovo Group Ltd. will move some production of ThinkPad PCs from China manufacturing lines back to Japan. Originally developed and manufactured in Japan’s Yamato research laboratory, a trial run for production of ThinkPads at NEC’s plant in Yamagata Prefecture will begin this fall. Moving toward full-scale production in Japan is desired for the future.

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iCade Mobile Gaming System for iPhone now available

iCade Mobile Gaming System for iPhone now available

Mobile gaming is super fun, except when it feels like you’re failing at a terribly awkward and sometimes painful thumb war against your phone’s touchscreen. Today, the iCade Mobile Gaming System for iPhone became available to solve that problem and make your gaming experience a whole lot more comfortable on the thumbs and fingers.

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Cisco responds to Connect Cloud complaints

Cisco responds to Connect Cloud complaints

Cisco’s new cloud service, Cisco Connect Cloud, went live last week and caused quite the uproar after routers underwent an automatic firmware update. People owning the E2700, E3500 and E4500 router models couldn’t login after the update and were faced with a request to sign up for Cisco Connect Cloud if they wanted access restored. Some people ended up losing their advanced settings if they decided to reboot the router.

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NASA reveals Orion space capsule with first flight set for 2014

NASA reveals Orion space capsule with first flight set for 2014

NASA unveiled its first Orion crew model today, designed to take astronauts into space and the eventual goal to take them to Mars as well. Arriving at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida last Friday, the passenger module is still set to undergo quite a bit of development before an initial flight scheduled for 2014.

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CEO of online poker site Full Tilt arrested in alleged Ponzi scheme

CEO of online poker site Full Tilt arrested in alleged Ponzi scheme

Raymond Bitar, founder and CEO of poker site Full Tilt, was arrested today for being involved in an alleged Ponzi scheme. The once largely popular gambling site scammed users out of hundreds of millions of dollars and Bitar was greeted today by officials at John F. Kennedy International Airport after returning from Ireland to face his charges.

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