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Nike+ GPS running app comes to Android

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The Nike+ running app provides a nifty way to track your workouts as well as receive recommendations on how to improve for your next workout, as well as compete against your friends or anyone in the Nike+ community.

The app, which has been an iOS-exclusive until now, finally lets Android users join the party. Read more »

Survive in the wilderness by dismantling your mobile phone

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If you’re ever lost in the wilderness and your cellphone is busted or has no signal, you’re not as totally screwed as you may think.

It turns out that you can make yourself a handful of nifty survival tools if you crack open your cellphone. And these just may save your life Read more »

Sony creates a flexible 9.9-inch OLED screen with WhiteMagic-like matrix

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Sony showcased a flexible 9.9″ OLED screen at SID’s Display Week 2012. The screen is just a prototype for now and wasn’t even physically present at the event – they just showed a video of it.

Sony said “We have just made the panel and did not have time to evaluate its reliability for bringing it out”, but even so “it is a realistic choice for volume production of a flexible OLED panel”. Read more »

New tactile display has buttons that rise out of the screen

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A new type of capacitive display allows any type of button to protrude from a touchscreen on command. When no longer needed, the buttons drop back down seamlessly into the screen.

Combining the best aspects of a touchscreen interface with physical keys, this Tactile Layer technology from Tactus could drive the final nail in the hardware QWERTY keyboard’s coffin. Read more »

Monster announces three new headhpone models at the Monaco Grand Prix

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If you are a fan of the Monster headphones, you’d be glad to know that the company has just announced new models.

Called Inspiration, Diamond Tears Edge and VEKTR, they are all quite the lookers. Read more »

Android PC available for $74, about the size of a pack of gum

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The MK802 may look like an ordinary USB stick, but it’s a fully-functional computer.

Of course, you need to attach it to a display, and connect some sort of keyboard/mouse combo, but the MK802 could very well be the smallest PC around. Read more »

Press images emerge for the Samsung Galaxy S III accessories

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As you may recall from the official unveiling of the Galaxy S III last month, the new Samsung flagship is set to have a veritable slew of accessories available.

While there are no real surprises here, these official press images will give you a closer look at what sort of extras you can expect to be available for the highly anticipated phone. Read more »

The wireless charging kit for Samsung Galaxy S III won’t come out until September

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When Samsung announced its Galaxy S III Android flagship, it also unveiled several cool accessories that would allow you to “cut the cord” – go the wireless route on things like HDMI TV-Out (with the AllShare Cast dongle), listening to music (with the S-Pebble) and charge phone without plugging any cables with the wireless charging kit.

Well, it seems that we’ll have to wait for a part of this cable-free dream to come true as the wireless charging kit has been delayed. Read more »

Touche technology from Disney could revolutionize touch gestures

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A new touch sensing technology by Disney Research in Pittsburgh could drastically alter the way we interact with our environment, our tools, and our technology.

Touche can be used in a wide variety of applications, from expanded touchscreen interfaces on smartphones, to everyday objects such as doorknobs, and even liquids. Read more »

Here is a quick look at some of the Samsung Galaxy S III accessories

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In a manner befitting for a flagship, the freshly announced Samsung Galaxy S III will storm the market with a serious entourage of original accessories. They range from a flipcase, all the way to a wireless streaming dongle. Here’s a quick look at some of them.

We will begin with the S-Pebble MP3 Player. Read more »

IKEA unveils the cardboard camera

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Furniture giant IKEA is apparently out to improve the disposable camera concept. The company has unveiled a digital camera housed in a cardboard body, which it plans to sell in its stores around the globe.

The cardboard IKEA digicam can store up to 40 pics and has a USB port for transferring them to your computer. Read more »

Meizu EP-40 headphones ears-on

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We recently got a set of Meizu EP-40 headphones in the office, and we decided to give them a whirl.

The headphones are designed to have a High Speed Response technology, which ideally minimizes the resistive impact they have on audio signals coming from devices. Read more »

Apple announces second quarter financial results

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Apple has announced its financial results for the fiscal second quarter of 2012 that ended in March 31, 2012. Their total revenue for this quarter was $39.2 billion and the quarterly net profit was $11.6 billion. In comparison, the figures were $24.7 billion and $6.0 billion respectively for the same quarter last year.

As usual, the iPhone did very well this quarter, with Apple selling 35.1 million of those, up by 88 percent compared to year-ago quarter. Sales were down compared to the first quarter, however, where Apple managed to sell 37.04 million iPhones, the reason for this being chalked down to the holiday season that boosted the sales in the previous quarter. Read more »

The super cool Sand Flea jumping robot isn’t afraid of heights

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Just when you thought you might’ve seen everything modern robotics can offer you, a new droid with an even cooler trick up its sleeve appears.

Meet the Sand Flea – Boston Dynamics’ latest creation was developed for the needs of the US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force. From the outside it looks like a regular RC toy car, but just take a look at what it can do. Read more »

Owner of a truck-sized camera talks Nokia PureView

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Nokia have made a video featuring photographer Dennis Manarchy and the yet-unreleased 808 PureView.

The black and white theme of the video is teaming with the idea of big – big-sized portraits, big cameras, big sensors and at one point there’s even a semi truck reference. Read more »