Archive for Jun 24, 2010

Eos Triton Uses Gyroscope Technology to Transport You on One Wheel

Eos Triton Uses Gyroscope Technology to Transport You on One Wheel

There's plenty of concepts out there about what our cars of the future will look like. And, if we care basing it off the past, we can safely assume that they'll loose all their coolness in the design room floor. But, what are designers going to do when, if you lose the coolness, you lose the entire concept of the vehicle? That's exactly what would happen with the Eos Triton, which is designed from the usage of a single wheel, and using technology that's very real today.

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LCD Touch Panels Being Added to Coke Vending Machines in Japan

LCD Touch Panels Being Added to Coke Vending Machines in Japan

You've probably used a vending machine at least once in your life. And if you're like us, you've cataloged the changes the behemoth pieces of gadgetry have received over the years. Once, what may seem like forever ago, they only accepted physical money, between paper monies and coins; but then, not too long ago, they started accepting payment through the plastic style: credit and debit cards. The vending machine may have been off many people's radar for evolutionary changes, but it's getting ready to change again.

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Texas Instruments Blaze Tablet Available This August

Texas Instruments Blaze Tablet Available This August

We've had a lot of things to cover when it comes to Texas Instruments' OMAP4, especially when it has anything to do with that Blaze name. From our hands-on time with the previously released OMAP Blaze, which happened twice, to the general overview of the device we provided earlier in the year, it's one of the more exciting pieces of technology out there. And now, Texas Instruments is cramming all of the goodness of that Blaze moniker into, that's right, a tablet!

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Activision: Sony’s Move and Microsoft’s Kinect Are Too Expensive

Activision: Sony’s Move and Microsoft’s Kinect Are Too Expensive

While listening to the executives at the major video game companies is fun (and revealing), it's also insightful to look at the world's major video game publishers, too. They're just as intrinsically wound to the market as the manufacturers of those consoles, too, considering that without the games, there wouldn't be much need for the consoles. And while E3 is over, we're still wading in some of the news from that major conference. Or, more accurately, some of the news due to its announcements.

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Longing for Boredom

Longing for Boredom

Working as a High School teacher in a Charter school, my job wasn't simply to teach and follow the curriculum. I was also a student advisor for a group of kids. It's sort of like a guidance counselor role. I help them get along with each other, and with other teachers. I would help them get psyched about going to college, then help them through the application process. We had guidance counselors, but they were really more like social workers and psychologists. I gave advice, and filled the more traditional guidance counselor role.

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iPhone 4’s Poor Reception Could be Software Related [Video]

iPhone 4’s Poor Reception Could be Software Related [Video]

If you've followed the tech industry for any discernible amount of time, then you know that when something launches, it's usually the bad parts that get covered the most. Despite the reviews, or the fact that probably not even half of the people who ordered/purchased an iPhone 4 have received theirs (yet), reports of poor reception launched out onto the Internet. It didn't help that there were further reports of discoloration in the screen. If it's not one thing, it's another. But, just like we reported earlier today with the yellow screens, it's looking like that reception problem could be something short-lived.

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Greendix’s Soccer Ball is Powered by the Sun

Greendix’s Soccer Ball is Powered by the Sun

Solar power can charge a lot of different things out there, and now we know that they can bend to make whatever shape we want. So, with that in mind, why wouldn't someone out there create the world's first-ever solar powered soccer ball? When we first heard about it, we were pretty confused: why, exactly, would a soccer ball need to be powered by the sun? Well, thankfully the answer is pretty outstanding.

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iPhone 4 unboxing

iPhone 4 unboxing

It's not our first iPhone 4 experience, but there's still something special about holding your very own handset.  There's more than one iPhone 4 spread among the SlashGear team right now, and we wanted to share the unboxing experience and some first-impressions ahead of our full review.  Apple still have the knack for slick packaging - which also manages to be minimally wasteful - so join us after the cut for the full hands-on.

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Android 2.2 Froyo for x86 coming this summer

Android 2.2 Froyo for x86 coming this summer

Intel expect to release a version of Android 2.2 suitable for x86 based devices such as Atom tablets and netbooks within the next few months, in the expectation that the popular OS' availability will encourage use of their own chips rather than those of rival ARM in netbooks and tablets.  Speaking to APC, Intel VP of software and services, Renee James, explained that "our expectation is that (native x86 Android) will be based on the Froyo release and will be available this summer to developers."

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Pandigital Novel pulled for a month-long firmware fix

Pandigital Novel pulled for a month-long firmware fix

Fresh news out of Pandigital today, finally responding to the is-it-a-recall controversy of recent weeks, and who are now saying that the Novel touchscreen ereader won't be back in stores for around a month.  The Digital Reader has been told by the company that they've using this opportunity to re-examine the firmware and make sure it's really ready for public consumption this time around.

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Lexar 24-in-1 USB memory card reader plays nice with iPad [Video]

Lexar 24-in-1 USB memory card reader plays nice with iPad [Video]

Lexar have outed their latest multi-format memory card reader, compatible with 24 different types of flash storage, and they're particularly excited by how easy it is to hook up to an iPad's USB/Dock Connector adapter and import photos straight onto the Apple tablet.  In fact, Lexar's director of marketing, Jeff Cable, was so excited he drove straight down to the beach to take photos of a pretty lady with a surfboard, just so he could demonstrate the functionality on video.

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