Archive for Jul 29, 2010

Motorola Rambler lands at Boost Mobile

Motorola Rambler lands at Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile has announced that it will be getting the Motorola Rambler handset aimed at the user who sends lots of text messages. The handset has a clamshell design and a full QWERTY keyboard. The Rambler also supports multimedia functions.

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Best Buy offers free ZAGG Side Shield to iPhone 4 shoppers

Best Buy offers free ZAGG Side Shield to iPhone 4 shoppers

Best Buy Mobile has announced that anyone who purchased an iPhone 4 or buys the smartphone going into the future from Best Buy will be eligible for a free Zagg Side Shield for the smartphone. Zagg is the maker of the invisibleSHIELD protective films for many products including the iPhone.

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Nintendo kicked in the Wii, posts net loss for fiscal Q1

Nintendo kicked in the Wii, posts net loss for fiscal Q1

Nintendo reported its financials for its fiscal Q1 this week and posted a significant loss for the quarter. The quarter spanned April through June for the gaming firm. The strong Yen is pointed to as the major reason the company posted a loss.

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Steampunk flash drive is massive and expensive

Steampunk flash drive is massive and expensive

It's been a while since we featured anything in the old meets new style steampunk is famous for. Today we spied this cool looking flash drive that is made up all steampunk style complete with brass, wood, and some little gauges.

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Magneto, your coffee table is ready

Magneto, your coffee table is ready

If you can look around the cheesy 60's wood grain finish of the Float coffee table this may be the single greatest piece of furniture ever invented. The thing is made from 64 different cubes that are connected by wire on the inside.

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Awesome Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid to go into production

Awesome Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid to go into production

I loves me some cars. When hybrids and EVs first started going mainstream and manufacturers started to embrace hybrid tech I worried that it might be the death bell for high-performance vehicles. Thankfully it turns out that hybrid tech lends itself pretty well to a performance car.

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Espresso machine made from concrete sounds gross

Espresso machine made from concrete sounds gross

I'm not a coffee drinker, but until my wife has a few cups I don’t even like to look at her lest she smite me with early morning grumpiness. She uses a coffee maker made from plastic like most things today. If you like your coffee, but prefer it in a stronger espresso form and like really industrial looking designs the Lavazza is for you.

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Apple conducts probe into iPhone 3G iOS4 issues

Apple conducts probe into iPhone 3G iOS4 issues

Apple fans still rocking the iPhone 3G and 3GS who were fast to grab up the new iOS 4 operating system when it was made available for the smartphones were also the first to realize the new OS has some issues on older handsets. The WSJ reports that Apple is currently probing reported issues with iOS 4 on the iPhone 3G.

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Geeks strap Nexus One/Arduino SmallSat to rocket and launch miles into atmosphere

Geeks strap Nexus One/Arduino SmallSat to rocket and launch miles into atmosphere

Geeks and scientists are getting closer and closer to being able to launch personal satellites each year and eventually we will be able to put our own satellites into orbit. A rocket was launched in the Nevada desert recently that had a small homemade satellite attached to it.

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C.R.A.B. robot is sort of like Robocop with gas

C.R.A.B. robot is sort of like Robocop with gas

The Cybernetic Autonomous Remote Barricade or C.R.A.B. is one design concept that will never be. The concept will never make it not so much because we can't build robots as much as because the police would never pay for something so cool.

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Evatran Plugless Power proximity charging for EVs rocks

Evatran Plugless Power proximity charging for EVs rocks

The two major issues that we often hear when we talk about electric vehicles is that they have a driving range that is too short for long road trips and they take too long to charge. One of the issues that we often don't talk about is the cord needed to plug the car into the outlet for charging.

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Concept arm sling is what Tron would wear after light cycle accident

Concept arm sling is what Tron would wear after light cycle accident

I have never broken a bone despite the fact that I was always doing something stupid as a kid like jumping off the roof. My son recently broke his arm and had to have it in a cost and a sling for a few weeks.

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