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Mercedes Benz builds (sort of) invisible F-Cell

Mercedes Benz have used a series of LED mats and cameras to render one of their new F-Cell hydrogen-powered vehicles somewhat invisible. This isn’t a new feature of the vehicles but was aimed at promoting their new zero-emissions car that is “invisible to the environment.” The motor vehicle company used the crude form of optical camouflage to confuse some pedestrians and to call ...[Read More]

Mercedes Benz builds (sort of) invisible F-Cell

Mercedes Benz have used a series of LED mats and cameras to render one of their new F-Cell hydrogen-powered vehicles somewhat invisible. This isn’t a new feature of the vehicles but was aimed at promoting their new zero-emissions car that is “invisible to the environment.” The motor vehicle company used the crude form of optical camouflage to confuse some pedestrians and to call ...[Read More]

Meet the Pwn Plug

The innocuous little device on the right is a company’s worst nightmare, unless they have sanctioned its use with their network. Called the Pwn Plug, created by a company called Pwnie Express, this innocent-looking contraption plugs into a network and is pre-loaded with an array of hacking tools that are intended to allow access to the network infrastructure. The Pwn Plug is designed for use...[Read More]

Meet the Pwn Plug

The innocuous little device on the right is a company’s worst nightmare, unless they have sanctioned its use with their network. Called the Pwn Plug, created by a company called Pwnie Express, this innocent-looking contraption plugs into a network and is pre-loaded with an array of hacking tools that are intended to allow access to the network infrastructure. The Pwn Plug is designed for use...[Read More]

Marvel enters the iBookstore

Comic book heavyweight Marvel has opted to plunge all the way onto Apple’s iBookstore and has released more than 80 graphic novels for sale. Marvel already has a dedicated iOS application that focuses on single issue releases but the recently-announced foray onto the iBookstore will collections being bundled into single editions covering everything from Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks Vol. 1 ...[Read More]

Marvel enters the iBookstore

Comic book heavyweight Marvel has opted to plunge all the way onto Apple’s iBookstore and has released more than 80 graphic novels for sale. Marvel already has a dedicated iOS application that focuses on single issue releases but the recently-announced foray onto the iBookstore will collections being bundled into single editions covering everything from Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks Vol. 1 ...[Read More]

Brain Pulse Music comes from Japan

If the Japanese aren’t creating devices to silence people harmlessly from a distance then they are working on new types of music that utilise brainwaves. Japanese artist Masaki Batoh has produced a music album, aimed at assisting victims of the earthquake in Japan, titled Brain Pulse Music. The music on the album is created from the brainwaves of people who survived the March 2011 earthquake...[Read More]

Brain Pulse Music comes from Japan

If the Japanese aren’t creating devices to silence people harmlessly from a distance then they are working on new types of music that utilise brainwaves. Japanese artist Masaki Batoh has produced a music album, aimed at assisting victims of the earthquake in Japan, titled Brain Pulse Music. The music on the album is created from the brainwaves of people who survived the March 2011 earthquake...[Read More]

Windows 8 Consumer Preview nets 1 million downloads

The recently launched Windows 8 Consumer Preview has topped 1 million downloads within the space of a day. Microsoft tweeted the news shortly after the milestone was reached. “One day later…one million downloads of the consumer preview” The preview was released on the same day that Microsoft demonstrated Windows 8 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Interest in the upcomin...[Read More]

25 billion downloads for Apple’s Apps Store

An Apple announcement this weekend has revealed that their App Store has just edged over the 25 billion download mark. It took the mobile company almost four years to hit the 10 billion download milestone, reached in January last year, but a little over a year to more than double that number. Apple has placed a message on their website thanking users for assisting them in attaining this point. At ...[Read More]

Japanese researchers create SpeechJammer

A pair of Japanese researchers have come up with a device that they call the SpeechJammer. It is reportedly able to stop people from talking from a distance, without any physical effects on the person being silenced. The ‘gun’ that does all the work is composed of a directional microphone, a direction sensitive loudspeaker, distance sensor and laser pointer. It functions by recording a...[Read More]

Haptics tech demoed at MWC

Two companies, Immersion and Senseg, demonstrated advances in haptics technology at the Mobile World Congress this year. Haptics technology is a tactile innovation that gives users the impression that they can feel what is being seen on an electronic device. The technology has been around for some time, mostly utilising vibration or force feedback but both Immersion and Senseg have something new t...[Read More]

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