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Nokia builds a phone for the Ice Age, check it out

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Northern-based and ice-clad Nokia has prepared an interesting new phone for the world – the cold, awaiting an eventual next Ice Age world.

The phone’s exterior is made from, wait for it, ice, while the innards are superhydrophobic or otherwise water-proof. It also seems to run Windows Phone, judging by the provided picture. Read more »

Google brings back to life the Morse code with Gmail Tap

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Google has found a way to speed sending emails with its new feature – Gmail Tap. It brings a Morse code keyboard with just two keys instead of the regular 26 or more.

The new keyboard has a space bar too, does the Morse-specific audio tones and even supports predictive text. Read more »

iFixit team introduces a new, easier way of disassembling the iPad

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The iFixit team’s dedication to disassembling the latest iPad goes to enormous lengths year after year. Not anymore it doesn’t, as the company says “No!” to tedious and lengthy procedures and “Yes!” to easy and smart dismantling tools.

Meet the iPad Fubar—by Stanley, the new tool that is on sale right now from iFixit, which is aimed not only at professionals, but also at the average Joe, who doesn’t have a whole day to fix a simple hardware problem with his new iPad. Read more »

Transform your video-call cam into a joystick, no it’s not a joke

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Playing games on your touch-enabled phone can be frustrating if you’re not, you know, a Galaxy Note owner.

Well, a research group from Keio University are in development of a joystick add-on that’s placed on top of your front-facing camera and can, depending on the precision of your hardware, perform the simple actions of navigating left, right, up and down in apps and games. Read more »

Angry Birds games have their physics all messed up, scientist says

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A physics professor has done an extensive analysis on the Angry Birds Space physics laws. What he found is that both games are too far away from how the things work in the real world.

Shocker? Read more »

Google Maps celebrate April Fool’s in an 8-bit fashion

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Google Maps just added support for the Nintendo Entertainment System, people. And yes, that’s the same 8-bit gaming console, which is soon going to celebrate its thirtieth birthday.

Of course, it is an April Fool’s prank, brought our way by Google. Read more »

HTC One X gets tossed from 12,000 feet for marketing purposes

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At a time when creativity in advertising gets bolder by the hour, impressive commercials have become tough to come by. HTC however, have managed to pull one off. The company’s One X flagship commercial was shot at an altitude of 12,000 feet, with the smartphone doing fashion photography in the process.

The commercial has taken the impressive 35 skydives to be completed. Read more »

Elephant with a Samsung Galaxy Note makes all his friends at the zoo jealous

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The Samsung Galaxy Note is quite popular with people – Samsung just announced thatover 5 million Notes were shipped. Not all of them went to humans though – at least one elephant is quite happy with his Galaxy Note.

Peter the Elephant uses the Note to play some music, browse photos (even snap a few himself) and the S Pen proved to be well-designed for use with a trunk, too. Read more »

This Galaxy Y Duos promo video is a thousand times cooler than the phone itself

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The Samsung-employed advertising agents have had no shortage of creativity recently. We covered all sorts of cool videos that they produced over the past few weeks, but it turns out the coolest was yet to come.

The Portuguese Samsung branch came up with one of the most impressive clips we have seen for quite some time, while trying to promote the unassuming Galaxy Y Duos smartphone. The video only took this guy, who was used as a screen, a projector and, well, plenty of inspiration to make. Read more »

Troll app pretends to charge phone with sunlight, fools thousands

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A groundbreaking new Android app is rising in popularity in the Google Play store. It’s called Solar Charger and lets you use the phone’s screen to charge the battery with sunlight.

Yes, of course it’s a fake. The app’s description says so itself, in case your common sense failed you. It’s still a very interesting app, here’s why. Read more »

Sony recruit the talents of Wes Anderson for their new NXT Series ad campaign

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Wes Anderson of Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums fame, more recently dipped his toe into the world of animation with the release of Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009.

Sony's little imagination robot

As a result of his directorial prowess and his experience with stop-motion animation, Sony Mobile have enlisted his talents to help produce the newest ad campaign for their 2012 NXT device lineup. Read more »

Buying an iPad? Check out its most honest review yet first

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If you are reading this standing in line in front of the Apple Store in your country of residence it’s probably too late, but if you have decided to wait a few days and see if the new iPad is worth your hard-earned cash by all means see this first. It’s the first truly honest review of the Apple latest slate.

Okay, we might have oversold it a bit. What we actually have here is a pretty funny video that’s hardly worth much in terms of consumer advice, but is certainly worth checking out. Read more »

Tesco website glitch prices the new iPad at just £50

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A trip to the supermarket can be filled with special offers like “buy one get one free” or “two for the price of one”, but how about an iPad for just £50.

Tesco Value iPad, apparently not

What some may see as the sale of the century, supermarket retailer Tesco see as a technical blunder on their part. Due to a glitch on the chain’s website, thousands of customers were fooled into thinking that a new 64GB WiFi/4G iPad was available to purchase for just £49.99. Read more »

Electronics of the future could utilize spider silk in their construction

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A team at Iowa State University in the US have discovered that spider silk possesses properties that could see use within the future of electronics. The team have established that spider silk makes for an excellent heat conductor, which could lead to advances in manufacturing down the line.

golden orbweaver

The perplexing substance that is spider silk was shown to conduct heat up to 800 times more effectively than any other organic material. Professor Xinwei Wang, who is heading up the university’s research, used eight golden silk orbweaver spiders to test the notion of heat conductivity through spider silk. Read more »

Eager Apple fans are already getting in line in Regent Street

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Hoards of tech-heads pushing their faces up against the shop front glass with wide eyes, longing for the doors to open must be a familiar sight for Apple retail staff the world over.

Ali and Zohaib

The act of queuing for a new Apple product has almost become an event in itself, a place for fans to reaffirm their excitement amongst each other. Now, despite there still being a few more days before the new iPad’s arrival, queues have already started forming at major stores such as Apple’s Regent Street store in central London. Read more »