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  • Sun installation controlled by an iPad and iPhone down under

    Sun installation controlled by an iPad and iPhone down under

    Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, famous for his interactive art, has harnessed the latest technology from Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to create one of his largest projects ever – a 3D, animated, scale model of the sun. Part of Melbourne’s ‘Light in Winter’ Festival, Lozano-Hemmer’s ‘Solar Equation’ is a giant helium-filled balloon, roughly 100 times…

  • Monkey Brainwaves Power Robotic Arm

    Monkey Brainwaves Power Robotic Arm

    Animal rights’ activists beware, laboratory scientists in the US are at it again. University of Pittsburgh researchers, led by Andrew Schwartz, have been attaching robotic arms to monkeys’ brains and watching as they manipulate the robots by the power of thought, alone. The scientists inserted two sensors in the areas of the monkey’s brain cortex…

  • iPad Suit is the Latest in Techno-Fashion

    iPad Suit is the Latest in Techno-Fashion

    Manhattan-based Mohan’s Custom Tailors is causing a minor fashion rumble with its iPad suits. The suits feature an oversized inner pocket to fit Apple’s latest device and are being custom made for gadget-loving gentlemen who like to wear their technology. Mohan’s said it designed the suit jacket following customer requests, and has so far received…

  • Geemarc’s Clearsound CL8200 is the Noisiest Phone on the Market

    Geemarc’s Clearsound CL8200 is the Noisiest Phone on the Market

    If being disturbed by other people’s ringtones gets you down, then the Geemarc Clearsound CL8200 is going to make your life a misery. Designed for the hearing-impaired, the Clearsound has a ringer which reaches an almost painful volume of 1000 decibels – comparable to the volume of noise produced by a speeding pneumatic drill. Designed…

  • China Produces the 380A – the World’s Fastest Train

    China Produces the 380A – the World’s Fastest Train

    The 380A, heralded by the Chinese Government as the fastest train in the world, whizzed off production lines last week. Built by Changchun Railway Vehicles, the 380A is so named because it can travel at speeds of up to 380 kilometers per hour (236 mph), 30 km/h fastest than its next fastest counterpart. The train…

  • Tests Reveal Demo iPads are Covered in Bacteria

    Tests Reveal Demo iPads are Covered in Bacteria

    Why has it come as such a surprise that demo iPads in Apple stores are covered in bacteria? Visitors including snotty children and coughing adults wait in line to put their grubby digits on the new techno-gadgets on a daily basis. Samples collected from iPads in stores across the States have revealed varying levels of…

  • Australian police wants one click police alarm on Facebook

    Australian police wants one click police alarm on Facebook

    It looks like Facebook will have a police point of presence before the end of the year. Last week, members of the FBI, U.S immigration, Australian Federal Police (AFP) High Tech Crime Centre, the UK’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, Interpol and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police met with the U.S. Department Of Justice…

  • MSI Reveals Robot Vacuum MS800

    MSI Reveals Robot Vacuum MS800

    For those of you who find hoovering a hassle, who hate hefting furniture to find floor dust, the MSI M800 may be the gadget you’ve been dreaming of. The M800 is a robotic vacuum cleaner with a powerful suction system and an ‘arm’ that maneuvers dirt towards its dust hungry mouth. It uses ultrasound to…

  • Microsoft Demonstrates Project Natal at D8 Conference

    Microsoft used this week’s D8 conference to demonstrate Project Natal. Billed as the next big thing in gaming, Microsoft claim Project Natal is the console that can overcome all technophobia. Senior Vice President of Microsoft Don Mattrick’s rather utopian claim is that Project Natal “is about breaking down barriers – between generations, between games and…

  • Nokia Launches Bike Charger Kit

    Nokia Launches Bike Charger Kit

    Nokia has unveiled plans for a bicycle-powered phone charger, to be available by the end of the year. The €15 kit will include a bicycle charger jack, Nokia phone holder to keep your handset safe in city traffic or on bumpy off-road trails, and a dynamo, which will kick in when you hit 4mph (6kmph)…