Sunday, March 28, 2010

iPad Games Leaked

A week before the scheduled launch of the iPad, was able to scour the iTunes database and found some iPad Games leaked by Apple. These games were already approved and are now currently listed at the App Store. However, Apple recently corrected their iTunes site and these titles were taken out of the list recently.
The games which were initially listed at the iTunes Preview site and HD iPad titles are as follows:
  • Ammoin HD
  • Azkend HD
  • Flight Control HD
  • Grind HD
  • HD Recovery
  • Labyrinth 2 HD
  • NBA Hotshot HD
  • Numba HD
  • Plants vs. Zombie HD
  • Sparkle HD
  • Worms HD
 Anyway, you can always wait for the week to pass and finally get your hands on the iPad as well as the iPad games leaked initially by Apple.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Coming to the Market - first full LED 3D TV

Guess what's coming to town this May? Its the world's first full LED 3D TV. LG, one of the world's foremost producer of quality electronics, recently unveiled the first wave of three-dimensional full LED televisions to the market. Panels of LED at the back of the screen lights up the LX9500 or Infinia from LG. With as much as 1,200 semiconductor light sources on the 55 inch model, this newest entry by he Korea-based electronics giant is leading the way for the next generation of home electronics. The dynamic contrast ratio of the TV reaches up to 10,000,000:1 and it is only 22.3 millimeters thick, which makes it less than a inch thick

Aside from giving viewers a better viewing experience through 3D, the LX9500 can also play HD DiVX, MP3, JPEG play and MPO play using the USB port of the device. The device also allows wireless AV link, Netcast support, and HDMI 1.4. And guess what, you can also communicate through Skype using the Infinia, all you need to get is a video camera to be attached to the device and you're good to go.
The device is also DLNA ready using an optional DLNA dongle. You can also utilize the active shutter glasses to watch you favorite 3D movies on the Infinia. The glasses can be charged through a USB connector allowing you to use it for the next 40 hours before you would need to recharge it.
The LG Infinia will be initially available in Korea in 47 inch and 55 inch versions. North America, Europe and other major electronics markets will get their chance to grab the first full LED 3D TV this coming May.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Teva Illum Sandals - headlights for your feet

Ever experienced getting stubbed on the toe while trekking in the middle of the night? How about tripping over a branch and kissing the sand on the beach? Well this will not be a problem anymore with the latest footwear coming out this May, the Teva Illum Sandals - headlights for your feet.
This cool looking footwear was the brainchild of a couple of adventurers who have been in these situations a number of times already - a huge number of times. These sandals have a light emitting diode or LED attached to the strap of the sandals allowing you to see where you are going. Although it may seem odd to have lights on your sandals rather than holding one on your hand while walking at night, this would also be a great way for you to easily find your sandals if in case you take it off while having a short dip on the beach in the middle of the night.. The LED can also be detached and clipped into a keychain to be used as a flashlight. This new product from Teva will be available this coming May at $60. This will be a great pair of sandals to have with summer just around the corner, Teva Illum Sandals - headlights for your feet.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Skinput - arm as an interface

Your arm as an interface? How about your hand as a mobile phone? This kind of technology may not be as far off as we think. Microsoft, together with Carnegie Mellon University have developed a system that has the capability of detecting ultra-low frequency sound waves and a projector similar in size to a microchip. Introducing Skinput, a technology that allows the recognition of sound created by tapping different parts of your arm.
According to Chris Harrison:

Skinput a bio-acoustic sensing technology that allows our bodies to be used as a large finger input surface which does not require any electronics to be placed on the skin.

This technology utilizes an armband to sense taps on a person's arm. This allows the user to control devices by simply tapping on one's arms. A pico projector sends an image of the interface on the arm and this technology will have a huge potential in just about any industry. Check out the video below:

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Honda's 3R-C - Concept Trike of the Future

It looks like Honda is looking ahead into the future with its 3R-C concept trike, which is making its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The three-wheeled 3R-C is a battery powered electric vehicle is designed for a zero emission commuting for one person. Its canopy acts as a wind shield when the vehicle is in motion and would cover the driver's seat when it is parked and not being used. As added protection against sideswipes, the sides of the 3R-C are high, providing protection for the driver. The center of gravity of the trike is low, adding to the stability of the vehicle. Looking for some space to store your luggage? Well this innovative concept from Honda gives you something that you cannot get from an ordinary bike - luggage space. The 3R-C has a lockable storage area in the front of the driver allowing space big enough to store a small luggage, so you would not have to worry about driving around the city with your briefcase tucked under your arm. It also provides some protection against inclement weather since it has a flexible cover that protects the upper torso of the driver minimizing exposure to bad weather and improve comfort as well.
This trike of the future was created by designers from Europe in the Research and Design facility of Honda in Milan

source: Honda

Saturday, March 6, 2010

iPad Will Be Available Soon

Apple recently announced that their latest gotta-have gadget, the iPad ,will be available soon in the US market. Although you can start making your orders as early as next week or March 12, you will have to wait a few more weeks before you can get your hands on the gadget. The wi-fi ready models of the iPad will be available on April 3, but if you're aiming for the 3G version of the device, you'll have to cool your heels for a couple more weeks since the 3G version will be available late April. Customers outside of the US will also have to wait until late April before they can start using the much anticipated tablet computer from Apple. These countries include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Countries not listed above will have to wait a bit longer since Apple has not yet announced when they will be released.

According to Apple CEO, Steve Jobs:
“iPad is something completely new. We’re excited for customers to get their hands on this magical and revolutionary product and connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.”

With a thickness of just 0.5 inches and a weight of 1.5 lbs., the iPad is the thinnest and lightest compared to the other netbooks and laptops available in the market today. And its supposed to have a battery life of up to 10 hours. Other features of the iPad are as follows:

  • A Multi-Touch interface allowing an enhanced internet experience
  • Read and send email on the large display of the iPad
  • A near full-size 'soft' keypad
  • Import images from a Mac®, PC or even your digital camera and organize them into albums which you can easily share using the elegant slideshows of iPad
  • Watch movies, TV shows and Youtube videos in HD
  • Flip through the pages of an ebook which you can download from the iBookstore of Apple while listening to your favorite music

Pricing for the iPad will be as follows:

Wifi Ready iPads
  • 16GB model - $499
  • 32GB model - $599
  • 64GB model - $699
3G iPads
  • 16GB model - $629
  • 32GB model - $729
  • 64GB model - $829
You can start pre-ordering the iPad on March 12 from the Apple online store.

source: and macworld

Friday, March 5, 2010

Waterproof Speaker from Music Planet

You want to listen to music while on the beach but are afraid to get your speakers wet? Well, here's the answer from Music Planet - a waterproof speaker that can play your favorite tunes even on water. This MP3 player will allow you to listen to your favorite band belting out your top ten songs while you are in the beach or sitting in your tub. It has a built-in alarm clock to wake you up from your slumber while relaxing after a whole day's work. And if you want to tune in to your favorite radio station, there's no need to get your radio since this gadget also has an FM radio.
This waterproof wonder also allows you to plug in an SD/SDHC cards or a USB flash drive inside its protective waterproof cover. The gadget can give you quality music for nine (9) hours using your USB drive, thirteen (13) hours using the SD card and you can have a radio marathon for twenty eight (28) hours. listening to your favorite DJ for more than a day.
If the juice runs out, you can always go out and buy six (6) AA batteries (although it would be best if you get rechargeables to lessen your cost) This gadget is priced at $120, but then again you would have to wait for a while since the product comes from Japan, so it would take some time before you get your hands on theis waterproof speaker from Music Planet.