Archive for Jun 27, 2011

Neato XV-15 Robot Vacuum Review

Neato XV-15 Robot Vacuum Review

Lay down your Dyson, unplug your Hoover and send Henry to the knackers' yard. Fresh from showing how much it sucks in the US, Neato's XV-15 robotic vacuum cleaner is on its way to Europe to assassinate dust bunnies there, too. Meaner looking than a Roomba, according to Neato the XV-15 is cleverer than its rivals too, fighting dirt not only with suction but with lasers. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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PossessedHand is Evil Dead come to life

PossessedHand is Evil Dead come to life

Having a hand that doesn't do what you want it to do or does things on its own is horror flick fare. Two prime examples of this in cinema would be Evil Dead and The Hand. If those flicks give you the creeps, you might want to look away now. Researchers at Tokyo University worked with Sony to create a new and weird contraption that allows them to hack your body and take control of your hand. I could see this tech leading to some impressively control prosthetics with a few tweaks too.

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Nevada Legislation allows Google driverless cars to cruise state roads

Nevada Legislation allows Google driverless cars to cruise state roads

Google has its fingers into some many different projects that it can be very hard to keep track of them all. One of the oddest projects that Google has been into is the design and operation of cars that can drive themselves. Interestingly Google chose to use Prius and Audi TT's as their driverless fleet and not the obviously well qualified black 80's Trans Am. We have seen these driverless cars in action before, and to be honest they are a bit disconcerting to see in action.

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Best summer toy ever adds hand guard to your stick sword

Best summer toy ever adds hand guard to your stick sword

We spent a lot of time playing games during the summers when I was a kid because its 173-degrees in Texas for nearly four months out of the year. We would occasionally venture out into the woods to tear stuff up and run amuck though. The best thing ever was happening on those sticks that survey crews hammer into the ground. We had no idea what they were at the time, but finding one was like finding Excalibur. The ribbons tied to them even made a great handle wrap.

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Asus Eee X101H and X101 netbooks get priced and launch dates

Asus Eee X101H and X101 netbooks get priced and launch dates

A lot of the talk we have had about Asus lately has been about the tablets that the company is offering that are among the more interesting Android offerings out there. The Eee Pad Transformer is a good example of one of the most talked about Asus products recently. Asus isn’t leaving the netbook market behind and back at Computex 2011 Asus was showing off a couple new netbooks including the X101H and the X101.

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LulzSec call it quits after 50 days of hacking and release AT&T docs on the way out

LulzSec call it quits after 50 days of hacking and release AT&T docs on the way out

The hacker group known as LulzSec set out on what they call a 50-day cruise. It was more like a 50-day hack fest where the group accessed all sorts of data and took sites offline. The data that the hackers accessed was released to the public for the most part. After the 50 days of hacking the group is now calling it quits. That is probably a good thing, I suspect with all the hacking going on and with some of the sites attacked being US government sites there will be some government-sponsored investigations going on.

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Sony came up with a price goal for NGP and then chose hardware to fit the price

Sony came up with a price goal for NGP and then chose hardware to fit the price

I have been a gamer since the days of the Atari console and over the years the thing that has been a fact of the gaming world is that each successive generation of consoles tends to get more expensive. The gamer might complain about cost but if the console has some compelling features and good games many people will buy the console even if it's expensive. Generally we see the major console developers simply choose the hardware and then price their machines accordingly.

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Microsoft rumored to be working with Devs on free to play gaming scheme

Microsoft rumored to be working with Devs on free to play gaming scheme

On the computer platform there are a bunch of games that use the free to play scheme and are supported by other means. These free to play games allow the user to buy things in the game to make their gaming more fun. The perfect example of the free to play game that also makes a lot of money in add ons is Farmville. There are hoards of people that buy points to add items on the game. Sources claim that to support this style of game Microsoft is preparing a microtransaction system.

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HTC EVO 3D hits Europe in July

HTC EVO 3D hits Europe in July

HTC has officially launched the HTC EVO 3D in Europe, with the 3D Android smartphone - which we reviewed in US form earlier this month - set to go on sale with HSPA+ GSM connectivity from July. The EVO 3D has a 4.3-inch glasses-free 3D display running at the same qHD 960 x 540 resolution as the HTC Sensation, along with a dual 5-megapixel camera array that can shoot stills and both 2D and 3D video at up to 720p HD resolution.

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Leaked images of Nokia N5 smartphone packing Symbian Anna surface

Leaked images of Nokia N5 smartphone packing Symbian Anna surface

If you are a Nokia smartphone fan the new Nokia N5 coming down the pipe has been leaked with some blurry and over-exposed photos for you to check out. The phone reminds me of most of the other smartphones from Nokia. It has a touchscreen and we don’t know much in the way of specs other than what can be gleaned from the photos. One pic shows the interface looking a lot like what is on the N9.

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Pokebra – Hooters! I Choose You!

Pokebra – Hooters! I Choose You!

I know nothing of bras really other than the one handed pop-twist-fling move that I learned in my college days in a martial arts class called Bra-Maga. What I do know is that if any of you ladies out there want to get some lingerie that will really grab the attention of the geek in your life, skip Victoria's Secret and head over to Etsy. The only bra that will take your geeks mind off getting you out of it are these three bras from the ScreenShoes shop on Etsy.

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Olympus EP-3 caught in wild

Olympus EP-3 caught in wild

Images of the fast-incoming Olympus EP-3 interchangeable lens camera have leaked, ahead of what's expected to be a June 30 launch of the new model. PhotoRumors snagged the shots and some apparent specifications, with the EP-3 supposedly having a new 12-megapixel sensor which Olympus has developed in-house, and which supports up to ISO 12800.

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