Archive for December, 2010

Mobius Strip Lamp Concept Design Aims to Streamline the Clutter

Mobius Strip Lamp Concept Design Aims to Streamline the Clutter

We haven't really noticed it, but apparently the current design for street lights, along with the way that we tell pedestrians its safe to walk across the street, is cluttered. Designer Kisung Lee looks to change all of that with the latest concept design for a street light. This one is called the Mobius Strip Lamp, and it's meant to bring all of the necessary aspects of a street light into one, streamlined design.

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Man Tries to Recreate Frogger with Real Traffic, Hits Real SUV

Man Tries to Recreate Frogger with Real Traffic, Hits Real SUV

Recreating your favorite videogame may seem like a good idea, but there's not many out there that would translate to the real world with the best of results. Even if Frogger seems like a pretty simple idea, you are just a frog getting from one point to another after all, it's not advisable to actually do that. After all, the cars, semi-trucks, and SUVs that populate our world are very real, and can actually kill you. That, and you don't get an extra life.

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THKR-4 Humanoid Robot will Rub Your Shoulders, Pour You a Drink [Video]

THKR-4 Humanoid Robot will Rub Your Shoulders, Pour You a Drink [Video]

Depending on the day, sometimes you just don't want to have to get up to get something, even when it's a drink out of the refrigerator. Completely understandable, and that's why humanoid "helper" robots are still the one thing that many people want in their homes. In Japan, home robots aren't in every home, but there's plenty of them in development. The one big difference between them and this 'bot, designated THKR-4, is that this one was designed with just off-the-shelf parts.

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Hopewell Culture and Design Aims at Apple, Others in Double-Click Lawsuit

Hopewell Culture and Design Aims at Apple, Others in Double-Click Lawsuit

If it weren't for the technology industry, there'd probably be a lot of downtime for some of the major courts around the United States. This time around, several companies are being targeted by plaintiff Hopwell Culture and Design. Of those companies, Apple, HTC, Adobe, and Samsung are being named. According to the plaintiff, these companies are violating a patent entitled Double-Clicking a Point-and-Click User Interface Apparatus to Enable a New Interaction with Content represented by an Active Visual Display Element.

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Human Touch Invites Publishers to Massage Chair Event

Human Touch Invites Publishers to Massage Chair Event

Woo! There's nothing we love better than a full body massage while writing a post about some cellphones. That's right. And now here we have an invite to an event all about the brand spanking new AcuTouch™ 9500 Massage Chairs featuring HT-Connect™ that'll be introduced by Human Touch. This event will take place January 5 and will be taking place at CES 2011 - right where we'll be anyway! They're gonna have a couple chairs there for everyone to sit on and fall asleep in - dangerous!

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Facebook Visited More Than Google in 2010, Traffic Analyst Firm Says

Facebook Visited More Than Google in 2010, Traffic Analyst Firm Says

To be "bigger than Google" in the tech world is a pretty big feat. But for Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, it's something that he can officially mark off of his "to-do" list, if he's got one. According to Hitwise, a traffic analyst firm, the social networking site has officially surpassed the search giant as the most visited website in 2010, and by a pretty significant margin, no less. These numbers, though, reflect traffic based in the United States only, though.

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Sprint Branded 3G/4G MiFi 4082 Image Appears Online

Sprint Branded 3G/4G MiFi 4082 Image Appears Online

It's not official, other than the fact that the device cleared the FCC a couple of weeks ago, but it looks like the very first press image of the 3G/4G MiFi from Novatel has managed to find its way onto the Internet. It's not an official release by any means, and the image comes from the SprintUser forums, from member r0fl. And if you look hard enough, you can indeed see that r0fl marked this little MiFi with his moniker, but that doesn't mean that this isn't the real deal.

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HP dv7 Laptop with Intel’s Sandy Bridge Inside Purchased, Photographed

HP dv7 Laptop with Intel’s Sandy Bridge Inside Purchased, Photographed

Intel may be waiting patiently to do the official unveiling of their Sandy Bridge processors until CES 2011, but that's not stopping the name from popping up pretty much everywhere. We first caught glimpse of the new chip in an HP dv6 that was being shown off in an electronics store in Singapore, where you could buy one if you really wanted to. Another HP laptop appeared in Micro Center's catalogue, and one lucky individual decided that they didn't want to wait. So, they bought it. And sure enough, Sandy Bridge is on board. Thankfully, photos were taken.

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