Last week's IFA 2014 madness might have left you feeling bloated with gadgets and appliances. If so, then IKEA has the perfect medicine for you. Introducing the "bookbook", a revolutionary reading experience that offers you the best of tactile feedback, touch-based interfaces, wireless connections, and perpetual battery life.
The Christmas Tinner is a Christmas dinner in a can. You can eat it all day long. Start at the top and work your way down throughout the day. Scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast, mince pie for morning dessert. And on down through the day with turkey, potatoes, gravy, and more, all the way to your nightcap pudding. In one can. So you don't have to get up from your holiday Xbox or PS4 gaming.
Nothing makes a statement like having a key ring that is bigger than the keys. Well the Karabiner from Bounty Hunter does one better, it comes with its own knife. Always looking for manly gadgets, this one got our attention. Not all gadgets can be useful and potentially dangerous at the same time. This one has the best of both worlds. The Karabiner’s knife is in its back, or rather inside the metal body.
LuzSec, the group that preciously took credit for hacking the website for Sony BMG in Japan, has claimed credit for cracking PBS’s website and posting all of its login credentials. According to LuzSec, they were “less than impressed” with the Frontline coverage of the WikiLeaks special entitled WikiSectrets. Is Elmo next? Who knows what Oscar the Grouch has hidden away in that trash can of his. Apparently LuzSec was not the only one critical of the WikiLeaks special. But LuzSec has more attacks in store, read on for the rest of the story.
That’s right, the winners of this year’s Rube Goldberg award created a machine that destroyed the world as we know it, just to water a plant. Every year, Geeks and Techies gather to compete in the Rube Goldberg awards, where the winner accomplishes a task using the most steps possible. (They must be applying for a government job). Many people are familiar with the contraptions built in old cartoons to accomplish menial tasks in complex ways, but were not aware that those contraptions are Rube Goldberg machines. This year Purdue broke a Guinness World Record with their contraption. Check out the story and see the video of this amazing machine.
The much hyped Apple Store 2.0 10th anniversary retail revamp didn't quite deliver the magic and revolution folks were anticipating. The top secret operation was rumored to bring NFC-enabled registers, interactive iPad 2 signage, and even some ginormous sale among other endless possibilities. And although the use of the iPad 2 as new interactive product signage turned out to be true, the execution was rather underwhelming.
Last week's Google I/O kicked off the first keynote with an image on the big screen of an adorable Android robot ready to swallow an apple, bringing laughter to the crowd of 5000 attendees. This certainly isn't the first time we've seen shots taken at the bitten apple logo, which being an inanimate and already injured fruit has very little means to defend itself. Apple probably won't be fighting back with its own cartoon, but they could bring some major announcements at next month's WWDC to take a bite out of Google's recent developments.
Last week, we had the launch of two more '4G' devices on the AT&T network, the HP Veer 4G and the Samsung Infuse 4G, which sparked new complaints about the carrier's marketing strategy. Back at CES earlier this year, AT&T had already downgraded the term 4G to their "evolved" 3G network, but this past week, they further downgraded 4G to mean the combination of 3G and a fast backhaul. So, what happens when they actually complete their promised 4G LTE network?
The PlayStation Network outage looks to be resolved soon with the latest response from Sony stating that services will start coming back this week. Many PSN subscribers were upset with the situation, both frustrated at Sony's delay in response and at the hackers responsible. However, many couldn't help but aim their anger at Sony, with reports claiming 1 out of 5 would switch to the Xbox. Nonetheless, will Sony's response be enough for PSN subscribers and will they be able to regain trust? For both panels of this week's comic, continue after the cut.
Last week Cisco announced that it was shutting down its Flip video camera business that it bought just two years ago from Pure Digital for $590 million dollars. It was their bid to tackle the consumer market, a segment that is apparently beyond their expertise. There are many reasons behind their decision.