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Ultimate Ears UE-11 Pro’s Aren’t Bionic Ear Upgrades, But Priced Comparatively

Ultimate Ears UE-11 Pro’s Aren’t Bionic Ear Upgrades, But Priced Comparatively

Yeah they have four drivers in each custom molded ear-bud, but come on, $1150? They appear to be energy efficient too only costing you/your connected device 1mW of power for 110dB’s of sound.

$1150!! I still can’t stop obsessing over the cost of these things! Yeah sure, you can’t even afford a physical system that included 4 subs, 2 mid ranges, and 2 tweeters for less than that, let alone being able to divide all that by two and then cram on half in each ear, but still.

Reach for the Robo-Raid: Bionic Hornet brings nanotech to war

Reach for the Robo-Raid: Bionic Hornet brings nanotech to war

I'm in two minds about this story - impressed, because nanotechnology is cool and tiny robots are even cooler, but more than a little disturbed at the idea of killer robots flying around and zapping people in the neck.  Reuters is reporting that Israel are developing a bionic hornet that could chase, photograph and eventually kill enemy combatants or terrorists.  Able to navigate tightly confined areas and so small as to be difficult to target by traditional weaponry, the concept is expected to reach prototype stage within three years. 

It's uncertain as yet whether the robots would be remotely controlled or have some sort of AI, though a combination of both is perhaps most likely; general targeting by remote, while short-range sensors automatically manage obstacle avoidance, tracking and flight. 

Israel developing anti-militant "bionic hornet" [Reuters]

Internet Arcade puts 900 old-school games in your browser

Internet Arcade puts 900 old-school games in your browser

Let's say you're a gamer who's trying to dig deeper into gaming culture's roots. You've heard about these titles that have broken records, expectations, paradigms, and genres. Or maybe you're just really curious how those games of the past played out. Suffice it to say, you'd be out of luck if you wanted to go beyond a simple book or video hearsay. That is, until now. Thanks to the Internet Archive, you can now test, play, and maybe even enjoy a shockingly huge library of 900 arcade games right in your web browser.

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Dean Kamen’s incredible robot arm is good to go

Dean Kamen’s incredible robot arm is good to go

Dean Kamen's robotic prosthetic limb, the DEKA Arm System, has been granted FDA approval, with the DARPA-sponsored project controlled by electrical signals from sensors where it meets the wearer's limb. Dubbed "Luke" - a reference to Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars universe - the arm is a huge step forward from existing mechanical prosthetics, allowing for more detailed uses like turning keys and pulling zippers.

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Tongue-driven wheelchair uses high-tech power piercing

Tongue-driven wheelchair uses high-tech power piercing

Tongue piercings may be associated with rebellion, but one researcher is aiming for revolution instead, creating a Tongue Drive System that allows paralyzed wheelchair users to more easily navigate than traditional hands-free control options. The handiwork of a team at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the system uses a magnetic tongue stud which is wirelessly tracked by a headpiece, with up to six instructions differentiated by tongue position.

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MotorGun game brings Twisted Metal creator back to vehicular warfare

MotorGun game brings Twisted Metal creator back to vehicular warfare

It's time again to get dirty with some car-to-car battle-ready action with an upcoming video game title MotorGun. This game is being initiated by members of the development team behind the Windows-based vehicular combat game Interstate 76 and brings on none other than Twisted Metal (and God of War) creator David Jaffe for some real classic expertise. What we've got here is all of the ingredients necessary for a full-on next-generation car battle amalgamation - now they've just got to get moving to make it happen before it fizzles.

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Verizon DROID Combat: Herald of a Hardcore Phone

Verizon DROID Combat: Herald of a Hardcore Phone

This week the group behind Verizon's DROID brand have released a trailer for a game that's already been out on the market in BETA form: D:COM. This game is suggested to be coming in as a Verizon-exclusive title in the near future: augmented reality robot combat and all. What's not as clear is the idea that this release might be a sign of an upcoming (and relatively unexpected) smartphone.

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Developers finally unlocked bootloaders for many Motorola phones

Developers finally unlocked bootloaders for many Motorola phones

The time has come. Motorola owners can rejoice because developers have finally unlocked the bootloaders to a good number of Motorola's devices. So far, it's been confirmed that the DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR MAXX HD, DROID RAZR M, and Atrix HD are all able to have their bootloaders unlocked. It was Dan Rosenberg who accomplished the impossible, and the method was tested out by two other developers to confirm its validity.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City hits Android and iOS on December 6th

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City hits Android and iOS on December 6th

It's time for a 10th anniversary celebration of the second wave of mass killings and stealing of fabulous automobiles with Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for both Android and iOS. On December 6th you'll be able to pick this game up from the iTunes App Store and the Google Play app store for $4.99 USD for most any device you can imagine, including Android phones, tablets, the iPhone, iPod touch, and the iPad. Those of you who just cant wait that long should bust out the original Grand Theft Auto 3 - on both platforms already, just incase you did not know.

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