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Tag Heuer has a very expensive phone for you

Tag Heuer has jumped in to the mobile phone arena with an entry called the Racer. Inspired by Tag’s involvement with GT vehicles and Formula 1, the handsets will feature a “…shockproof rubber chassis is supported and strengthened by the screwed-in titanium and carbon fiber bridges.” Owning one of these Android handsets will take some sacrifices, like a spare kidney. The pro...[Read More]

Sony reveals Xperia sola

Sony have just unveiled a new addition to their Xperia line of handsets, the Xperia sola. Two features of note in this Android phone are the new ‘floating touch’ screen and Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality. The Xperia sola’s ‘floating touch’ screen allows users to navigate websites by hovering their fingers above the screen. The onscreen cursor will follow...[Read More]

Sony reveals Xperia sola

Sony have just unveiled a new addition to their Xperia line of handsets, the Xperia sola. Two features of note in this Android phone are the new ‘floating touch’ screen and Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality. The Xperia sola’s ‘floating touch’ screen allows users to navigate websites by hovering their fingers above the screen. The onscreen cursor will follow...[Read More]

Yahoo hits Facebook with patent suit

Yahoo have made good on their recent threat to instigate legal procedures against Facebook, allegedly for infringing ten of Yahoo’s patents. Yahoo is claiming that “Facebook’s entire social network model…is based on Yahoo’s patented social networking technology”, according to the court documents filed in California yesterday. Yahoo’s claim goes on to say, ...[Read More]

Why not take a train to space?

Launching anything into orbit has always been a costly exercise but the Startram Project is proposing building a train capable of transporting “300,000 tons of payload into orbit for less than $40/kg”, a considerable saving from the current cost of around $10,000 per kilogram. The concept involves constructing a maglev (magnetic levitation) train able to reach orbital velocities and la...[Read More]

Why not take a train to space?

Launching anything into orbit has always been a costly exercise but the Startram Project is proposing building a train capable of transporting “300,000 tons of payload into orbit for less than $40/kg”, a considerable saving from the current cost of around $10,000 per kilogram. The concept involves constructing a maglev (magnetic levitation) train able to reach orbital velocities and la...[Read More]

Instagram passes 27 million users, coming to Android

iOS photo-sharing app Instagram has recently passed the 27 million user mark according to reports. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom revealed the milestone at the South by South West (SXSW) conference in Texas over the weekend. Systrom was also punting the upcoming Android version of Instagram. While the app was not ready for a full demonstration Systrom said that “In some ways, it’s ...[Read More]

Instagram passes 27 million users, coming to Android

iOS photo-sharing app Instagram has recently passed the 27 million user mark according to reports. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom revealed the milestone at the South by South West (SXSW) conference in Texas over the weekend. Systrom was also punting the upcoming Android version of Instagram. While the app was not ready for a full demonstration Systrom said that “In some ways, it’s ...[Read More]

Microsoft demonstrates new translator

Microsoft demonstrated new translation software at their TechFest 2012 event, which took place last week, revealing some unique features of their Monolingual TTS translator. The first unique feature is that, while users talk into the translator as normal, the Monolingual TTS system outputs the translates speech by generating facsimile of the user’s voice rather than a using a computer-genera...[Read More]

Marvel Comics jumps on the augmented reality bandwagon

Marvel Comics have taken another step towards an increased digital presence with their products by demonstrating a new augmented reality feature for their printed offerings. The company unveiled an initiative called Marvel ReEvolution at South by South West (SXSW) over the weekend, part of which is Marvel AR. Marvel Augmented Reality makes use of a printed comic book and an AR app that functions o...[Read More]

Marvel Comics jumps on the augmented reality bandwagon

Marvel Comics have taken another step towards an increased digital presence with their products by demonstrating a new augmented reality feature for their printed offerings. The company unveiled an initiative called Marvel ReEvolution at South by South West (SXSW) over the weekend, part of which is Marvel AR. Marvel Augmented Reality makes use of a printed comic book and an AR app that functions o...[Read More]

Apple runs out of new iPads

Apple has sold out of the new iPad in every country that the company was due to release it on 16 March. Deliveries of the tablet will be delayed, in some cases for up to 3 weeks. Early pre-orders of the new iPad will still be delivered to consumers in the USA and Canada on 16 March when the device goes on sale. Other pre-orders will only ship the following Monday, on 19 March. Australia will see d...[Read More]

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