Computing

Plane Finder AR iPhone App Uses Augmented Reality to Track the Planes in the Sky

While developer pinkfroot limited has been using the transportation game as a means to an end for his application development for a while now, we’ve never seen a transportation app quite like this. Plane Finder AR utilizes GPS technology, real-time air traffic mapping and augmented reality to create a whole new transportation experience for those who still have their feet ...

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Run Newton OS on the iPhone

If you look back at Apple’s Newton PDA device, it’s pretty clear that it was a major inspiration for iOS. You could say that Newton was the iPhone’s grandfather. Now, through the Open Einstein project, iPhone users can run an emulation of the Newton OS right on their modern devices. Downloading the code from the Open Einstein project’s site allows ...

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Laser Backpack for 3D Mapping on the Go

You didn’t think it was going to be THAT practical, did you? Massive or not, the Laser Backpack is the most portable option you have for mobile 3D mapping. Funded by the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Army Research Office, the backpack uses sensor fusion algorithms for creating textured 3D models. The backpack utilizes cameras, inertial ...

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Magic Slate Mousepad: Doodle and Drag

Remember those Magic Slate drawing pads from when you were a kid? You know the ones. You’d draw a little picture, or if you were like me, draw an indistinguishable blob of squiggle, lift up the page to erase and start all over. ThinkGeek has employed this technology into the Scratch & Scroll, part Magic Slate, part mousepad. A true ...

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Slice Your Apples on the MacBook Cutting Board

Until Steve Jobs decides to integrate cutting board technology into the iPad, I guess we’ll have to settle for this MacBook Cutting Board for all of our food preparation needs. The apple tree wood cutting board is designed to look like a unibody MacBook. Apple pie, fresh apple slices, apple scones, Apple iPods, they all have to start somewhere. You ...

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Apple iOS 4.1 Now Live for iPhone and iPod Touch

Greetings iPhone users. You know that big iOS 4.1 update you’ve been waiting on for what seems like centuries but has really only been since Apple’s “Special Event” last week? It’s live right now, through iTunes, here is a list of new features and updates for the iPhone and iPod Touch: Game Center: gaming meets social networking. Play multi-player games ...

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Netflix Releases Official iPhone and iPod Touch Apps

Netflix promised their iPhone and iPod Touch apps would be released this summer, and here they are. Netflix officially launched their Netflix for iPhone and iPod Touch apps today into the App Store. Netflix subscribers can use this app to stream your Instant Watch movies and TV shows right from your devices. I checked out the iPhone version of the ...

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GEARgasm: 43″ Ostendotech CRVD Curved Display

I wouldn’t even bother to besmirch the sanctity of the 43″ Ostendotech CRVD display and its 0.02 millisecond response time and 2880900 resolution with the mediocrity that is my computer. A display like this deserves nothing less than a custom-built gaming behemoth. Most Alienware gamer rigs are too modest for this bad boy. With its awesome curved form factor you’re ...

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How to Recover Deleted Texts, Calls and Photos from Any iPhone

Taking a page right out of the textbook for Stalking 101, the iPhone Recovery Stick USB stick is capable of recovering any text, call, photo or even website that had been previously deleted from the device. Ironically only compatible with Windows, simply plug both devices into a PC and click the Start option. The rest is handled automatically. The software ...

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