Patent suits are a very common annoyance in the tech world. Back in 2009, Spring Design filed suit against Barnes & Noble after B&N trotted out the Nook eReader with a similar dual-screen design. The Nook sells very well for B&N so they were fighting the suit with all they could.
The Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone was unveiled a while back, and the thing looks really nice and has solid specifications. Apparently, some of the smartphones will be packing NVIDIA Tegra 2 under the hood and others won’t.
…or anywhere else for that matter, but then it wouldn’t be as fun would it? Here’s a quick primer for those not familiar with the 3DS: to showcase the capabilities of the new handheld, the Nintendo 3DS has a variety of mini-games that are played using 6 augmented reality (AR) cards that are bundled with the device.
We’ve featured flashlights that are incredibly small and light, and flashlights that are designed to last at least forever. Now here’s a flashlight that goes over the top where it matters most: shining a light. Actually I don’t think “shining” can do justice to the Olight SR90 Intimidator, not when its maximum output is 2200 lumens – way brighter than a car’s headlights.
It’s true that MP3 players are getting smaller and smaller, so I suppose this is one of the reasons why Korean designer Giha Woo decided that a proper MP3 player could easily fit into its own charging plug.
The TokyoFlash design blog has become the place for cool new watch concepts, and this recent pick is one of my new favorites. The Uzumaki watch has a cool high-tech style, but actually uses an analog face to achieve its dramatic modern look.
After months of speculation and hype, Apple today revealed the specs and release plans for the 2nd generation iPad, the iPad 2. And as an added bonus, the recently reclusive Steve Jobs himself introduced the new version of Apple’s wonder-tablet.
This is awesome. A team of scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization has discovered what they claim to be a massive underground cave on the moon. The scientists think that in the future the cave might even possibly be able to be used as a moon base.
I can admit that I have a hard time making anything other than what the instructions show with LEGO bricks most of the time. I think when geeks can take the bricks and make cool things out of them sans instructions it’s really cool.
Despite its huge roster, damage that racks up to millions and the inclusion of Deadpool, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 still has standards. There are levels of absurdity that they would never descend, like including joke characters.
Our interactions with gadgets continue to get more and more natural and instinctive. Yesterday at CeBit 2011 Tobii showed off a very promising technology. The Swedish company collaborated with Lenovo to create the world’s first eye-controlled laptop.
Have you ever thought about combining LEGOs with computers? Well, the Taiwanese have. This PC computer case has a cool LEGO-style front panel, which will allow you to decorate it with plastic building blocks.
This concept piggy bank is more like a combination of an ATM and a Tamagotchi. In order to keep it happy, you have to feed it your credit card. No money, and it gets sad.
Designed by Wang Chao, Maggie Kuo, and Jordi Parra, the electronic piggy bank concept has an iPhone for its screen that displays the emotions of the piggy bank, while an Arduino detects and manages the money and transmits status back to a computer via Bluetooth, which in turn notifies the iPhone over WiFi.
Creating an automatic withdrawal from your primary bank account to a savings account is probably easier and you won’t be charged any interest, but hey, if all fails, you can try this.
In about half a day, we’ll know what an actual iPad 2 looks like, but for those of you who can’t wait, here’s a series or photos from a Chinese website called DGtle [CN] of an iPad 2 mockup that looks shockingly real.
Now I’ll start out by saying that if I even tried to skateboard during the daytime, I’d probably end up with a bloody lip and a concussion within 10 minutes, so the idea of skateboarding in the dark is completely off-limits for me.