Author Archives: Evan Selleck

Evan Selleck has an innate love for technology, gadgets, and shiny things. He's a father, which is the only thing that out-classes his love for writing. He's been writing about technology for three years.

Yacht Concept Shows That Huge Boats Can Fly [Video]

Yacht Concept Shows That Huge Boats Can Fly [Video]

Yachts are generally a good way for a concept to become reality. There's generally enough money being tossed around at any given moment on a yacht that, say, including an iPad-controlled thermostat (and many other functions) just seems logical, and not superfluous. But, there's a line where you have to look at a design, especially for something like a yacht, and just shake your head. Perhaps even roll up the plans, and start working on something else. For designer Phil Pauley, having a dream is one thing -- but making it a reality is something entirely different.

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OnLive’s Playback Beta Open to All Users Free of Charge Until January 31st

OnLive’s Playback Beta Open to All Users Free of Charge Until January 31st

OnLive's flat $10-per-month gaming package, Playback, was launched at the end of December, and was supposed to herald the official launch on January 15th. Unfortunately for the company, it doesn't look like that date is going to be met. However, due to the set-back, the company has rewarded its users the usage of Playback through the rest of January, completely free-of-charge.

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T-Mobile and Samsung Facing Class Action Lawsuit for Lack of Froyo Update to Vibrant

T-Mobile and Samsung Facing Class Action Lawsuit for Lack of Froyo Update to Vibrant

When you get enough people upset, there's always going to be ramifications. Unfortunately for Samsung and T-Mobile USA, it looks like they've managed to anger quite a few people. And, one in particular, has taken the steps necessary to start a class action lawsuit against the two aforementioned companies, all because the Samsung Vibrant --the Galaxy S variant that launched on T-Mobile's network in 2010-- hasn't received its update to Android 2.2.

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THQ’s Homefront DLC Debuting on Xbox LIVE, One Map Exclusive at Launch

THQ’s Homefront DLC Debuting on Xbox LIVE, One Map Exclusive at Launch

It looks like the exclusive practices for developers and publishers is still going strong. Not that anyone should expect it to die out. Publisher THQ has announced that the first DLC map pack for their upcoming title Homefront, developed by Kaos Studios, will be debuting on Microsoft's Xbox LIVE. Following in the footsteps of Call of Duty, in a path that many gamers may not be a fan of.

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NASA Showcases Airplane Designs for 2025

NASA Showcases Airplane Designs for 2025

With technology becoming more advanced every day, and even the way we build our vehicles getting better at a rapid rate, it's no surprise to see some of the designs for what the future of airplanes may look like. NASA issued a request to Boeing, Northrop Gurmman, and Lockheed Martin to design what the airplanes of 2025 may look like, and all of the manufacturers came back with their own take on what the future of flight may look like.

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TagCandy Uses Augmented Reality to Change the Way we Eat Candy [Video]

TagCandy Uses Augmented Reality to Change the Way we Eat Candy [Video]

Engineering students at Keio University's Yasuaki Kakehi Laboratory in Japan have set their sights on candy. Using a sort of augmented reality, based on sound and sensors, the students have created a new way for people to eat, and enjoy, candy. With a demonstration on video, the students have high hopes for their device, which can give you the sensation of biting into an apple the next time you put a sucker in your mouth.

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InteraXon Demonstrates Controlling an iPad with Your Thoughts [Video]

InteraXon Demonstrates Controlling an iPad with Your Thoughts [Video]

There's been gadgets in the past, that have allowed for an object to be controlled with our "thoughts," thanks to a certain type of headband that we put on. And this new idea from InteraXon isn't the first we've seen in the "mind-control" department for iOS-based devices. But, this isn't the Canadian-based company's first foray into the idea of thought-based actions making our every day usage of devices all that better, either. They first showed off their in-flight entertainment system, controlled merely by thought, last year. And now they're setting their sites on the iPad.

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Sony NEX-5 Gold Edition Digital Camera Announced for Japan, Lands February 10th

Sony NEX-5 Gold Edition Digital Camera Announced for Japan, Lands February 10th

While February 10th may be a big date for a lot of people in the United States for another reason, those who find themselves in Japan on that date have something else to look forward to. Especially if they're looking for a new camera that has a gold tint to it. Sony has recently announced the upcoming availability of a new, themed NEX-5 digital camera, showing off the brand new gold edition.

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EA Announces Bulletstorm Demo Landing on Xbox LIVE and PSN January 25th

EA Announces Bulletstorm Demo Landing on Xbox LIVE and PSN January 25th

Bulletstorm is one of those rare titles that, even if you see all the videos and read all the reviews on it, you still need to actually play it to get a sense of what the game is about, and why it's so unique in its place amongst all of the other First Person Shooter (FPS) titles out there. From developer People Can Fly and published by EA Games, Bulletstorm is a shooter that mixes in over-the-top action, along with plenty of creative combinations that players can use to score points.

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ScentSciences ScentScape Lets You Smell the Movies You Watch, the Videogames You Play

ScentSciences ScentScape Lets You Smell the Movies You Watch, the Videogames You Play

Immersion is part of what makes movies, and some of the best videogames, so enjoyable. For however long, the audience is taken away from the normal, every day world, and transported somewhere else where, perhaps, anything is possible. That's why some enjoy 3D so much, because it adds another level of that immersive element. But, 3D can only get you so far. If you really want to get yourself into a movie or videogame, then you've got to be able to smell the world around you. That's where the Scentscape comes in.

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