Archive for September, 2009

Apple pass two billion App Store downloads

Apple pass two billion App Store downloads

Apple have just announced that there have been an impressive two billion downloads from the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch.  The breakthrough comes roughly two and a half months after Apple notched up the 1.5bn mark back in July, a year after the App Store opened its virtual doors for the first time.  There are currently in excess of 85,000 applications on offer, with Apple boasting 125,000 developers in their iPhone Developer Program.

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OmniZero.9 robot storms to success in Japanese contest [Video]

OmniZero.9 robot storms to success in Japanese contest [Video]

While at first glance the OmniZero.9 looks as though it's rocking the robot equivalent of Joan Collins shoulder-pads, in actual fact they're the 'bot's secret weapon for speedy transport.  Capable of transforming from a walking upright robot to a wheeled truck, the OmniZero.9 can also lift and carry a person (as you can see in the video after the cut).

Video demo after the cut

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New Zealand makes phone navigation illegal

New Zealand makes phone navigation illegal

Drivers in New Zealand are looking at facing legal fines for using their mobile phone while driving for anything other than starting or ending a phone call. That means that listening to music on the phone or using it, as a navigation device would be illegal in the country.

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