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Archive for February 2013

Battle of the Beats: Pulse is a Literally Heart-Racing Game

Battle of the Beats: Pulse is a Literally Heart-Racing Game
Can you make your heart beat faster or slower at will? It sounds pretty doable, given how you’ve probably already experienced heart-racing or heart-stopping events in your lifetime. But that happens because of something external, like bad news, a traumatic event, or another stair step where you thought there wasn’t. 

Lifeclip iOS App: For All You Instagram Refugees

Lifeclip iOS App: For All You Instagram Refugees
Ever since Instagram had its terms of service hullabaloo last year, many people have been looking at different photo-sharing apps in order to fill the void in their app life after they bailed out on Instagram.
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Wear ‘Em, then Recycle ‘Em: Puma InCycle Biodegradable Apparel

Wear ‘Em, then Recycle ‘Em: Puma InCycle Biodegradable Apparel
People have been pushing for a greener world, but it’s often hard to make the switch given the current lifestyles that we all have. For example, clothing. It used to be a whole lot harder to find biodegradable clothing, because most manufacturers don’t make them so they can go back to being part of the earth one day.

Thousands of Mysterious Purple Spheres Discovered in the Desert

Thousands of Mysterious Purple Spheres Discovered in the Desert
In Tucson, Arizona, locals have discovered a strange collection of purple spheres in the middle of the desert. It’s not yet certain what these spheres are, but analyses are being made to ascertain their exact nature.

LEGO Mindstorms Robot Aims to Crack Elusive Tamago Egg in 37 Hours

LEGO Mindstorms Robot Aims to Crack Elusive Tamago Egg in 37 Hours
As we already know LEGO robots can do all sorts of things, both useful and useless. This particular build falls into that latter category – unless you consider solving the completing the silly Tamago Egg app to be a good expense of time and energy.

HTC One Takes on iPhone and Samsung Galaxy Juggernauts

HTC One Takes on iPhone and Samsung Galaxy Juggernauts
I’ve always been surprised at how many phones HTC puts out every quarter. Even HTC admitted to this last year. Their new flagship smartphone is something different. It’s supposed to mix the best features of iPhones and Samsung Galaxies into one potentially killer smartphone.

Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC Coming March 5

Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC Coming March 5
The final downloadable content pack for incredibly popular video game Mass Effect 3 will be coming next month. This will be the last new content in the Mass Effect franchise and aims to allow fans to say goodbye to Commander Shepard and his team once and for all.

Paint Your Pizza: Looks Good, Hopefully Tastes Even Better

Paint Your Pizza: Looks Good, Hopefully Tastes Even Better
Does your pizza have a face? No? Well, it could, if you wanted to give it one. Introducing paintyourpizza.com, where you can show off your mad paint skills and have it turned into an actual pizza pie.

Star Wars Jewelry Made from Toys: Use the Toys, Luke!

Star Wars Jewelry Made from Toys: Use the Toys, Luke!
Check out this awesome snowspeeder ring. It was made from a toy and it looks pretty darn good on a finger. Star Wars fanatic Jennifer Landa of  Rockets and Rainbows has a nice selection of vintage toys that she’s converted into jewelry.

Mercury May Have Once Had a Lava Ocean

Mercury May Have Once Had a Lava Ocean
Researchers have been poring over data captured by the NASA Messenger probe as it conducted its study of Mercury. Amongst the data the probe discovered about the incredibly hot and small planet, were some tidbits about the composition of the surface of Mercury that left scientists curious.

Robotic Bat Wing Developed: Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?

Robotic Bat Wing Developed: Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?
This robotic bat wing was developed by Wayne Enterprises – I mean Brown University. Because you need a wing if you want to build a bat. In fact, you need two. Right now, it is just a wing, but with this wing they can learn more about the aerodynamics of bat wings and how bat flight works.

Blind Maps: Braille Navigation System Concept

Blind Maps: Braille Navigation System Concept
A couple of years ago we learned about Plan.B, a concept for a map for blind people. The idea behind that system was sound, but I thought the execution left much to be desired. I like this other concept called Blind Maps much more.

Nikon D7100 Specs, Price and Release Date Announced

Nikon D7100 Specs, Price and Release Date Announced
Nikon has announced a new DX-format digital SLR camera called the D7100, and it looks like a very capable camera for the price. It uses a DX-format CMOS sensor, offering an 24.1 megapixel resolution. Nikon fits the camera with its EXPEED 3 image-processing engine providing high-performance without an optical low-pass filter.

Legend of Zelda Hylian Shield Backpack: Schoolward Shield

Legend of Zelda Hylian Shield Backpack: Schoolward Shield
Just as the Hylian Shield – in its many incarnations – has protected Link from countless projectiles and attacks, so will this backpack protect your books, Nintendo handhelds and any stray rupees you find.

BioShock Infinite Season Pass to Offer Discounted DLC Packs

BioShock Infinite Season Pass to Offer Discounted DLC Packs
Of all the games are launching early in 2013, BioShock Infinite is certainly one of the most anticipated. The game will see players exploring the floating city of Columbia and fighting against baddies as they strive to rescue the mysterious time-and-space-tearing Elizabeth.

Embrace+ Bracelet: Like a Smartwatch without the Watch Part

Embrace+ Bracelet: Like a Smartwatch without the Watch Part
Maybe I’m an old-fashioned geek, but I’m never really understood the interest in a bracelet or a watch that can notify you of what’s going on your smartphone. I mean, all you have to do when it beeps or vibrates his pull it out of your pocket to see what’s going on.
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