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Nexus Contraptions successful at wasting our time, unsuccessful at making us want to buy a Nexus S

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The Nexus S may be six months old now, which is a lot in this industry, but Google hasn’t forgotten about it yet. So to keep the interest alive in the device Google has come up with a nifty little game on YouTube called Nexus Contraptions.

The game involves playing with four of the default Google apps on the Nexus S that are essentially metal balls, that you have to guide through using various contraptions to a funnel at the end so they can be put on the phone. Read more »

Watch this slow motion video of water captured at 7000 fps

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If you slow something down enough, almost everything looks good. But when the subject is water, its results are nothing short of a masterpiece. Co-produced by Romain Glé and Thomas Séon, this music video titled ‘High Hopes’ is simply beautiful.

In case you are wondering, the recording is done by a camera called Photron SA-5 and has been recorded at a jaw-dropping 7000 frames per second. Head past the break to watch the full video. Read more »

Seagull flies off with a GoPro camera, apparently [VIDEO]

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You may have heard or seen the GoPro range of wearable cameras. According to the manufacturer they are the world’s most popular wearable HD camera for sports. They are pretty interesting. But it seems humans are not the only ones who find them interesting. According to this video below, a seagull flew away with one while it was on and recording, enabling it to capture its flight.

To anyone who has spent a considerable amount of time on the Internet, only one word comes to mind after watching the video: fake. First of all, why was the guy carrying the camera almost close to the ground? Why did he drop it when it saw the seagull approaching? What was he doing while the seagull flew with it? And most importantly, how on earth did he manage to find that camera? Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S II will attempt to fly back to its space home, lifts off July 15

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Samsung Galaxy S II is about to enjoy a very special promotion treatment in Japan. On July 15 it’s going to lift off into the stratosphere, the second layer of Earth’s atmosphere, about 30 kilometers (98,000 feet) in the air.

While the Galaxy S II won’t go outside our own Milky Way galaxy, it’s going to join another astronaut member of the Samsung family, the Nexus S, which flew at the same height last Christmas. Read more »

Sony Ericsson Xperia active gets some water treatment by Maria Sharapova

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Sony Ericsson has just released a video where the tennis star Maria Sharapova demoes the newly announced Xperia active.

The best part of the videos is where she sinks the phone into a glass of water and then works with it while it’s still wet. No more teasing, here it is: Read more »

Angry Birds Seasons Summer Pignic update is out, one sunny level at a day

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Angry Birds Season has been updated to match the just started summer (the astronomical season). The new Summer Pignic update works the same way as the Christmas one – as each day passes, we’ll get a new level to tackle.

The Summer Pignic update will include a total of 30 levels plus at least two bonus ones (from a golden egg and the one that unlocks when you get three stars on all levels). Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets a very cute new video ad

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Samsung has just released a new ad, this time about the Galaxy Tab 10.1. It’s a really sweet commercial with a father, his son and a Galaxy Tab.

It seems Samsung is on a roll these days – it launched two Galaxy S II ads within less than a week. Now is the Galaxy Tab 10.1 turn. Here is the video: Read more »

A racing game created with a printer, projector and some extreme nerdiness

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Some of us like to play a video game when we have some free time. There are others, however, who create video games in their free times. Then there are some, who like to go a step ahead and play their games on paper that is constantly being pushed out by a receipt printer and a projector.

That’s exactly what undef and Joshua Noble did. They had spare time, they had the skills and they had everything they needed for their project. And so they made a game using a receipt printer, a projector, a PlayStation 3 controller and a laptop. Read more »

How to make sure you don’t get robbed of your phone [VIDEO]

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You might want to make fun of those still sticking to their old Nokia phones but it seems they may be doing the right thing, at least when it comes to being robbed.

This video by BBC Comedy shows how it is better to have an ancient relic as your phone that has no modern features than having one with them and be robbed of it. Watch the video after the break. It’s hilarious. Read more »

It seems like Samsung Galaxy S II has a new advertising team, see why [VIDEO]

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This latest Samsung ad that I am about to show you is pretty cool and miles ahead of the last one, which practically was a total fail. You know, the one with the Tron crowd running into a single and a dual tunnel, showcasing the direct effects of dual-core power – with the Durex ad styling but worse?

Yeah, that one. Well this new one is way cooler and shows a young man doing incredible stuff with his hands and prompts us to “unleash” our own.

The art, practiced by this fellow is apparently called Tutting and is a form of street dance. In this case the body parts in focus are the arms. It’s cool and you should watch it. Here it goes. Read more »

Why I love and hate having a smartphone, an Oatmeal comic

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I love smartphones and I love Oatmeal’s comics and I know a lot of you do as well. So today when I came across his latest comic which talks about his love and hate for smartphones, I couldn’t help but share it with you.

As is usually the case with his comics, this one turns the dial marked ‘Awesomeness’ all the way to eleven. And being a smartphone user and a nerd it is easy to relate with what he has depicted in it. Read more »

Watch the dumbest Samsung Galaxy S II ad so far

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You possibly agree with me that most of the Samsung’s Galaxy S II commercials so far were stylish, but dumb. Well, today Samsung has outdone itself – the new ad is the dumbest one so far.

It focuses on the dual-core processor and supposedly demonstrates its advantages. Read more »

Australian inventor develops Hoverbike, the words “crazy” and “I want one” come to our mind

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Is it a bike? Is it a plane? No, it’s a Hoverbike. Developed by Australian inventor Chris Malloy, the Hoverbike is like a combination of a helicopter and a motorcycle that uses two massive rotors and a BMW boxer engine to cheat gravity and move around. The engine is 1170cc and develops 80KW of power at 7500rpm. According to Malloy, the engine is powerful enough to lift the Hoverbike 10,000 ft. into the air and travel at a speed of 172mph!

All the controls on the bike are handlebar mounted, which is also what you hold on to for dear life when it is travelling at those aforementioned speeds. The Hoverbike is made out of reinforced carbon fiber and foam core and uses Tasmanian oak for the propellers. Read more »

Hail to the king, baby! Duke Nukem Forever is out, I have the Balls of Steel edition [VIDEO]

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Today the world is coming to an end. All Hell is freezing. Pigs can fly. Many of you will sell their soul to the devil to repay those bets they’ve made years ago. Yes, it’s been 14 long years, but it’s finally here.

Duke Nukem Forever is out. And I’ve secured the special Balls of Steel edition in all of its glory – and here comes the unboxing on video.

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Angry Birds come to life thanks to T-Mobile [VIDEO]

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There is no doubt that Angry Birds is possibly the greatest mobile video game yet. It is simple, yet addictive – I have personally wasted hours of my time in pursuit of the coveted three stars for each level. What is happening lately with Rovio’s creation though is even more impressive – it appears that the game has already become a part of today’s pop culture. The latest commercial from T-Mobile is a living proof of this fact – it brings the popular characters from the video game to life in the middle of Barcelona.

As you can see, the live setup is quite impressive. There is a booth with a smartphone in the middle Read more »