Archive for Sep 27, 2012

Street View for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 users is two weeks away

Street View for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 users is two weeks away

Google Maps for iOS may not be due to hit the iPhone 5 and other iOS 6 devices until the end of the year, but Apple fans will reportedly be able to use Street View on their devices far sooner. While Google's work on an iOS 6-compatible native version of the mapping app isn't expected to be ready for release until later in 2012, a browser based Street View for Apple's gadgets is roughly two weeks away, the NYT reports.

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Beam RPD telepresence robot costs over $16,000

Beam RPD telepresence robot costs over $16,000

A company called Suitable Technologies is unveiling a new remote presence robots system. The robotic system is called the Beam Remote Presence System or Beam RPS. The robotic system is designed to allow people to travel instantly to remote locations using video conferencing on a mobile platform.

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LG files OLED tech patent suit against Samsung in South Korea

LG files OLED tech patent suit against Samsung in South Korea

Another day brings another patent suit in the technology world. LG Display has announced that it has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics in South Korea over OLED display technology. The suit covers displays used in smartphones and tablet computers.

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Kingston debuts cheap high-capacity SDXC memory cards

Kingston debuts cheap high-capacity SDXC memory cards

It's not uncommon for high-capacity memory cards for digital cameras and other devices to be very expensive. Some higher capacity SDXC cards can run well into the hundreds of dollars. Kingston has announced the launch of a pair of new high-capacity SDXC Class 10 memory cards with impressively reasonable prices.

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Unmanned cargo ship stuck to ISS after computer glitch prevents undocking

Unmanned cargo ship stuck to ISS after computer glitch prevents undocking

Supplies have been ferried to the ISS using unmanned European cargo ships for a long time. Once the unmanned spacecraft is put into orbit, it uses computer-control to navigate to and dock with the ISS. Once docked, the astronauts pop open a few hatches and retrieve the cargo needed to survive in space.

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LG Optimus Vu II arrives to battle Note II

LG Optimus Vu II arrives to battle Note II

The fight of the phablets continues, with LG rolling out the new Optimus Vu II to take on Samsung's second-gen Galaxy Note II. The 5-inch Vu II keeps the unusual 4:3 aspect ratio of the original Vu - which we reviewed in Verizon LG Intuition form - but slims the bezels to make a phone that's 7mm shorter and 5mm wider; there's also VoLTE for voice calls over 4G in addition to high-speed data, and a new, second-gen "Rubberdium Pen 2.0" stylus.

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SwingTIP uses technology to make you a better golfer

SwingTIP uses technology to make you a better golfer

There are many things in this world I simply don't have the patience for, and one of those is golfing. If you do have the patience for golfing and want to improve your game, a new gadget has debuted called SwingTIP. The device is designed to analyze your golf swing using a Bluetooth-enabled 3-D motion sensor that clips onto any golf club.

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ADATA launches the world’s thinnest external hard drive

ADATA launches the world’s thinnest external hard drive

ADATA has unveiled a new external portable hard drive that it claims to be the world's thinnest. The drive is only 8.9 mm thick and connects to computers using USB 3.0. That means not only is the drive thin, but it should have impressively fast data transfer as well. The drive is called the DashDrive Elite HE720.

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Lamborghini to unveil new Gallardo LP 560-4 and LP 570-4 Edizione Technica

Lamborghini to unveil new Gallardo LP 560-4 and LP 570-4 Edizione Technica

Lamborghini is set to unveil new Gallardo models at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The new Gallardo models will include the LP 560-4 and LP 570-4 Edizione Technica. The LP 560-4 will feature permanent four-wheel drive and has a new front end and new rear end. Lamborghini will offer its new LP 570-4 Superleggera and LP 570-4 Spyder Performante as further enhanced Edizione Technica versions.

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Scientists in Japan claim to have synthesized element 113

Scientists in Japan claim to have synthesized element 113

A group of scientists from Japan announced this week that they have been able to successfully synthesize the rare element 113. The element is also called ununtrium. If the scientific breakthrough is confirmed it will mark the first time Japanese researchers have been the first to synthesize an element from the periodic table. The feat, if confirmed, will mark the first time an Asian research team has been allowed to name an element.

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Chrome for Android updated for x86: Plays nicely with Medfield RAZR i

Chrome for Android updated for x86: Plays nicely with Medfield RAZR i

Google's Chrome for Android browser has been updated to run on x86 processors, meaning Intel Medfield powered smartphones like Motorola's RAZR i now play nicely with the app. Unveiled earlier this month, and set to go on sale in October, the RAZR i arrived with a few gaps in its software support, most notably the fact that Chrome wasn't compatible with non-ARM processors.

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2014 Jaguar F-TYPE official from $69,000

2014 Jaguar F-TYPE official from $69,000

We've known it's coming, but Jaguar's new 2014 F-TYPE convertible still wowed at its official debut at the Paris Auto Show, a two-seater slice of achingly handsome design and finessed performance. The road-going evolution of the 2011 C-X16 concept, the new Jaguar will be available in three models - the F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and the F-TYPE V8 S - delivering up to 495PS and a top speed of 186mph, with the 0-60mph dash in as little as 4.2s.

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