Archive for November, 2010

Airless Metal Mesh Tires Awarded R&D 100 Award

Airless Metal Mesh Tires Awarded R&D 100 Award

These tires, constructed out of 800 interwoven load bearing springs, were awarded a 2010 R&D Award for their fabulous new airlessness. This award is also known as the Oscars of innovation, so it's big freaking honor to say the least. This tire was created by NASA and Goodyear, so you know it was going to be a big deal out the door, and was made for use on the moon. Moon tires of the past were still just rubber, rubber that didn't exactly hold up in heat, cold, and solar radiation. These new tires basically don't even care about any of that ol' crap.

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AirPlay Hack Now Enables All iDevice Apps to Send Video

AirPlay Hack Now Enables All iDevice Apps to Send Video

I'm sure you remember when Erica Sadun / Steven Troughton-Smith whipped up some code to allow AirPlay to work with more third-party players than just the standard player Apple allowed? Well now a developer by the name of Zone-MR's whipped up a new hack to allow you to transmit video through ALL apps including Safari. Does the quickness of this hack's discovery mean Apple will allow this sort of thing standard in the future? Below is a video including both the way for you to get this hack working for yourself as well as a video showing it working in the wild.

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BlackBerry Storm2 to get OS 5.0.0.1015 on Verizon

BlackBerry Storm2 to get OS 5.0.0.1015 on Verizon

For those of you working on a Storm2, an update is either for you imminent or upon you! Storm2 users are able now to download OS 5.0.0.1015, an update which includes several improvements including a faster boot up time, smoother transitions between wireless coverage area, and improved audio quality on voice calls and content-protected video. Additionally, there'll be improved video playback through your headset and with protected content media files. Several enhancements are included as well.

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Panasonic’s EVOLTA Robot Uses 12-AA Batteries to Travel 317 Miles [Video]

Panasonic’s EVOLTA Robot Uses 12-AA Batteries to Travel 317 Miles [Video]

Considering it is the day after Thanksgiving, how about a little publicity stunt from Panasonic to tide you over during your extended weekend? Even if batteries are one of the most commonly used items in the world, it seems Panasonic doesn't think they get enough attention. That's why they put together the EVOLTA robot, and decided to send the little robot on a 500-kilometer trek across Japan. Luckily enough for the EVOLTA, it made it, and actually did it ahead of schedule.

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iPad Heading to 3 in the UK in the Coming Months

iPad Heading to 3 in the UK in the Coming Months

Samsung's tablet device, the Galaxy Tab, is popping up pretty much everywhere that you could imagine to find a 7-inch tablet device, but there's still plenty of room, and desire, for Apple's 9.7-inch tablet contraption of their own. While rumors of the second generation iPad are already in full tilt, that's not stopping the UK carrier 3 from planning on launching the original iPad for their subscribers in the coming months.

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Land Crawler exTreme Uses 12 Legs to Carry 175 Pounds

Land Crawler exTreme Uses 12 Legs to Carry 175 Pounds

While the United States Army may get all the glory when it comes to load-bearing robots, it's pretty obvious that the designs are being built all around the globe. Whether it be for general purposes, or one in particular, these robots can usually be pretty small in their own right, but be able to carry quite a large amount given the right circumstances. The Land Crawler exTreme is one of those robots, which is reportedly being built to carry humans.

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4th Amendment Wear for your TSA Protesting Family

4th Amendment Wear for your TSA Protesting Family

So you plan on traveling for the holidays, yes? And you're feeling kind of political, and want to get a jab in at TSA and their new screening process, perhaps? Well then, designers Tim Geoghegan and Matthew Ryan have just the set of clothing your you! And not only you, your whole family, with t-shirts, underwear (men's and women's), and kids clothing. What does it consist of, you might ask? Why, the fourth amendment printed in metallic ink, of course! And you know what metallic ink does when you pass through a TSA scanner, right?

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Sony slash Google TV prices; NSZ-GT1 Blu-ray deck under $300

Sony slash Google TV prices; NSZ-GT1 Blu-ray deck under $300

Sony has slashed prices on its Google TV range as part of its Black Friday promotions, reducing its larger HDTVs by up to $200 and cutting a whopping 25-percent from its NSZ-GT1 Google TV Blu-ray player. That makes the Blu-ray deck the same $299.99 as Logitech is asking for their Revue, though you're also getting a more compact (if arguably confusing) remote control and Blu-ray playback.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 26 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 26 2010

It's the start of another wild, weird, and wacky day, with news coming in from Japan that Darth Vader is acting as spokesman for Android, pointing at you, demanding that you buy! If you'd like to escape his grasp, but would still love a nice drink in a Google-positive environment, you can head over to the new Android-themed bar, also in Japan. Then you're going to see a real concentration of tablet-related news. The wave has really started to condense, everyone trying to chew off a piece of the one-sided hunk market that's very much alive and wild this holiday season. Sit home instead of battling it out in the streets, stay warm, stay full of turkey, and drink lots of cider today with SlashGear Morning Wrap-up.

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