It’s been 72 years since the Japanese fighters attacked Pearl Harbor, an incident etched deep in the nation’s and the world’s history. On the 72nd anniversary of this horrific attack, Confederate Motorcycles revealed its newest bike, the C2 P-51 Fighter. It may be all new and sparkly but maintains the essential points that defined Confiderate’s bikes through the use of aluminum, titanium, stainless steel and carbon fiber. It is the company’s first pair of wheels to roll out under the creative influence of former Ducati designer, Pierre Terblanche, who is now the design head. The bike manages to shave of 40 pounds off the previous designs from Confederate, thanks to the billet aluminum casing. A new downdraft injection system “will allow us to have more power and also improve the ergonomics of the motorcycle tremendously,” according to Terblanche.
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A nine to five job isn’t the most pleasant way to spend eight hours of your day and more often than not, these can cause headaches, extreme stress, a dull mind and drowsy eyes. To make things easier, Thanko has recently unveiled this fantastic device that you can use at work, without causing too much of a distraction! A definite way to relieve stress, the Thanko USB helmet-massager slips onto your head to give you a relaxing and fantastic massage, at your work place! Reminiscent of artifacts from the Tron franchise, this helmet weighs in at just 434 grams.
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Dubai is known to play home to some of the most exotic cars in the world, but what do its wealthy citizens decide to race? Camels of course! Camel racing has long been the sport of choice for the people of Dubai and as the name goes, the sport involves camels racing against each other, just simple as that. The simplicity of camel racing has been given an overhaul over the years however and these animals owned by the royal families of the United Arab Emirates are now stamped with electronic chips for identification! But that’s not what surprises us! These camels are not ridden by flesh and blood jockeys, but by robots, complete with mechanical whips to encourage the animals! The robots are controlled remotely by owners who drive parallel to the track in identical SUVs.
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Asus confirmed it would come out with a smaller version of its PadFone in September this year. It has started sending out invitation for an event in Taiwan on the 11th December where it’ll unveil the PadFone mini along with other latest products. While the device was spotted for a brief moment by Engadget at a Global Certification Forum (GSF) listing which revealed some of the specifications, serial leaker @evleaks has published press shots of the purported device on its official twitter account. The leaked press-render which also shows the smartphone docking station suggests that the smartphone would slide into the tablet dock in portrait mode.
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There’s no end to troubles for Samsung as they are coming thick and fast. We quite often come across PR teams of big conglomerates getting it wrong and this time the Korean tech giant got themselves into a sticky situation. Another instance of Samsung Galaxy S4 catching fire has come to the fore. But that’s not the worst bit; the way Samsung dealt with the situation is what can be best described as absolutely rubbish. What exactly happened is — Youtube user GhostlyRich posted a video on his channel earlier this month showing his Samsung Galaxy S4 that had caught fire while charging. While the damage was not as extensive as seen in earlier cases but the smartphone’s MicroUSB port was badly burnt and the battery damaged leaving the device unusable. As the phone was still under warranty so the user got into contact with Samsung to get it replaced.
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Till the time regulatory authorities don’t set in stern guidelines, companies hardly launch products that are meant to be in the interest of people but aren’t necessarily popular. But Japanese cell phone provider DoCoMo has released a new type of Android smartphone that has special sense of responsibility. The smartphone has a ‘safety mode’ that detects if the user is trying to text while walking and locks the phone. There has been a steady rise in such freak accidents where people have got into an unforeseen incident while texting and this kind of a feature should be really helpful.
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Teen spends about $736 on eBay only to receive an image of the Xbox One in the epic-most eBay fails of all time
Ever heard of the term ‘WYSIWYG’? It stands for ‘What You See Is What You Get’. Some may argue that it does not stand true for the hoard of products that are sold with images bearing a disclaimer of being ‘for representation purposes only’. Sometimes, a few of us get carried away with images of a hay stack and would love to put some money in and own it. Peter Clatworthy learned never to trust what you see in the representation images on eBay. With a hopeful heart and a budget ready for ambush, he shelled about £450 (~$736) for an Xbox One console. The 19-year old lad from Bilborough was, of course, stunned by what he finally received. The online populous reacted to the story with over 250,000 views! Well, it is funny in a way but if you have paid for something this expensive, you rather get something tangible and then be laughed at rather than landing up empty-handed. eBay anyway refunded him for his losses. Head after the jump for the real deal in the story.
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Ever since the Google Glass Explorer Edition came out, it has received endless updates to make it user-friendly and get rid of the minor niggles. Google wants to get it absolutely right before it launches the production version and one of its biggest drawbacks that were identified in its early days was its bone conduction transducer. It isn’t loud enough in many conditions such as crowded places. Along with the new simple to use Google Play Music app, Google has released a set of stereo earphones for the eyewear.
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Aroha Silhouettes are well known for the Molecular Addictions-themed necklaces. Now with the stakes really high on the designer scene and the drug-scandals that follow them, we see a development in the line of jewelry. Titled Designer Drug Collection, each piece in the line of shimmers is designed to mimic the molecular combination of well known designer drugs. That’s satiable for some but could well be an absolutely astounding science to others. So, you could find everything from Spliff to Candy Flipping and of course, Coffee and Cigarettes.
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There’s so much we look forward to when we set out to work every day. Most of it is at the destination and not during the journey to work, which is often perceived as time wasted. Robert Bacon has designed a cool map/poster for Ript that changes the way we look at the regular routes taken to commute daily. The Super Mario World-style MTA map is available in two sizes and is also available for other epic cult games. These include Zelda and Donkey Kong.
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