Author: iona

  • New York Times Bans References to “Tweeting”

    New York Times Bans References to “Tweeting”

    Not wanting to alienate their technologically-ignorant readership, the New York Times has banned all usage of the word “tweet” from its articles, from now on. Phil Corbett, the Times’ standards editor, has asked all Times’ writers to avoid using any mutation of the word “Twitter” in their work, unless it is for “special effect”. The…

  • Dope Heads Arrested After Advertising iPad for Marijuana Trade

    Dope Heads Arrested After Advertising iPad for Marijuana Trade

    This may be solid proof that smoking marijuana really does fry your brains. Two men in Arizona were arrested earlier this week after posting an internet advert offering to trade their 3rd generation iPod touch and roughly seven grams of marijuana, for a 32G iPad. Pot-heads Jacob Walker and Jacob Veldare, 20, stupidly posted the…

  • Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo Going 3D

    Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo Going 3D

    As well as launching the much-awaited Project Natal, Microsoft look likely to announce their movements in the world of 3D gaming at the E3 conference next week. Sony plans to use the high-profile E3 to promote the PS3’s 3D capacity and Nintendo is preparing to launch its new 3DS. Never one to be outdone by…

  • Plans for Dubai’s Underwater Utopia: Hydropolis, Still on Hold

    Plans for Dubai’s Underwater Utopia: Hydropolis, Still on Hold

    Dubai is a country with seemingly endless development possibilities on land, in the water and under the sea – or so it was hoped by the designers of Hydropolis, an underwater world first conceived of in 2006, put on hold in 2008 and today, as unreal as the mythical Atlantis. Hydropolis was going to be…

  • InnoVision Showcases HoloAD Diamond Series

    InnoVision Showcases HoloAD Diamond Series

    InnoVision Labs unveiled their HoloAD Diamond Series at the Computex conference in Taipei last week. The HoloAD Diamond Series uses three displays and precisely placed glass plates to project holographic 3D images that can be seen from all angles. The images on the HoloAD are downloaded from Flash video or FLV files and are fed…

  • T-Mobile to Give Away Free Handsets

    T-Mobile to Give Away Free Handsets

    If you are planning on investing in a new mobile phone, hold your horses for a little longer because it looks like T-Mobile is going to be dishing out free handsets. TmoNews – the premiere T-Mobile news and rumor site – has leaked news that the mobile phone carrier is going to give away free…

  • Sony Playstation 4 Previews Leaked on Youtube?

    Two videos posted on youtube are causing ripples in techie circles. Posted from an account in the name of SCElabs (Sony Computer Entertainment Labs), the clips are entitled: “PS4 – Playstation 4 – Leaked Viral Video” and “PS4 – Playstation 4 – Leaked Launch Trailer”. One must immediately question why Sony would be posting, and…

  • Chinese Teens Break Out of Internet Rehab Center

    Chinese Teens Break Out of Internet Rehab Center

    In the latest chapter of China’s ongoing love-hate relationship with cyberspace, fourteen teenage internet addicts broke out and made a dash for freedom from the Huai’an Internet Addiction Treatment Center in eastern Jiangsu province last week. The boot camps, designed to cure adolescent internet junkies of their addictions, have been hitting the news for their…

  • LG GD510 Twilight Edition mobile phone exclusive for France

    LG GD510 Twilight Edition mobile phone exclusive for France

    I have no idea why LG would choose to team up with the makers of vampire-werewolf flick series: Twilight, but they have. Moreover, the LG GD510 Twilight Edition is being re-launched in a special edition exclusive to France. Are the French particularly big Twilight fans? To celebrate the upcoming third film in The Twilight Saga:…

  • Orange creates boots that can charge your cell phone

    Orange creates boots that can charge your cell phone

    Ok, they certainly aren’t the latest in high fashion, and they may not even be the next big thing in renewable energy. UK wireless provider, Orange, has partnered with GotWind to design and create rubber wellington boots that generate electricity. Seemingly perfect for rainy British climes, the boots channel heat from the wearer’s feet and…