Computing

Meizu rips off Windows Vista, after iPhone and iPod nano

Meizu (the Chinese company famous for ripping off other people’s designs and making them work better than the original) has done it again. After taking inspiration from the iPod nano and the iPhone, Microsoft is not spared either. But really, this time is just a soft rip-off, since it’s Meizu’s skin hacked by Meizu fans to make it look like ...

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Kinetic powered mobile phone patented, will recharge when you move

With most mobile companies working their hardest to improve battery life and charge time, there are other options popping up as well. This patent for Kinetic power phones would make recharging as easy as shaking the phone, an idea explored in the past only as a concept by ModeLabs. The kinetic energy to electric energy technology is not new in ...

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Keyboard Key Earrings guide you through skull

Recycled computer parts are always fun, especially when made into wearable do-dads like these Keyboard Key Earrings. These recycled “Home” and “End” keys, used from real recycled keys, are secured under orange glass beads attached to silver wire hoops. Sadly, the trash dump must of been low on keyboards since the earrings are already labeled as sold out on the ...

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CelTrek SIM Card for international roaming

Roaming charges are one of the scariest words you can utter to businessmen and travelers. Global Roaming Inc announced today their launch of an international SIM card that could save travelers up to 50-90% of roaming charges from other companies. The CelTrek SIM card will work in 160 countries over a network of 700 GSM operators. The CelTrek will be ...

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Rumor!: Quieter 360 coming through software upgrade

Sources say that the answer to a noisy 360 system is coming soon and is in fact already running as an upgrade on some systems. The software update was supposedly sent out to journalists to test with their debugging console. This update is said to reduce the noise from the disk reader of the Xbox 360. Depending on how this ...

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Japanese lantern also dubbed as speaker

Japanese lanterns look great, the only problem is that they use candles, and they’re made of wood and paper. How about having something that looks pretty much exactly the same as those lanterns, saves the candles, can be powered via USB and also dubbed as an external speaker? That’s right, you can pick up one of these for 37USB from ...

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Bodybuilding with your mouse

Not sure if you have ever heard of EMS (electrical muscle stimulation), it’s basically using an external electrical source to stimulate your muscles to work, hence mimicking the very act of working out. Not sure if it works, and not sure how well it works. Anyway, some Japanese company is combining this with your mouse, so you would have EMS ...

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Toshiba shows off unattractive fuel-cell powered A2DP headphones

Prototypes are meant to be attractive, right? They’re supposed attract buyers to look into the company’s new technology. Toshiba might has just done the opposite with their fuel-cell technology. (fuel, being alcohol) We’ve seen fuel-cell driven notebooks and even Gigabeat MP3 players, but by far the most unattractive would be this: the A2DP headphones. Ok, fine, probably it doesn’t really ...

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SkyTRX Mini Tracker: How the high-tech ninja stalks his prey

The SkyTRX Mini Tracker is the solution for the high-tech stalker. A mountable, small, water-resistant, tracker that mounts using a magnet located on the device. Rather it be for tracking your girlfriends every step or following enemies for sinister purposes, the SkyTRX gets the job done in a discreet fashion. Powered by only two AAA batteries, the SkyTRX stores up ...

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Silicon chip could help diagnose genetic forms of Parkinson’s Disease

From Melbourne, Australia comes a Silicon-based chip that might one day help scientiests and doctors with the early diagnoses of Parkinson’s disease. Melbourne scientists have started diagnostic testing the 17 genes they believe to be causes of the neurological disorder. If tests show to be successful, the $500 genetic test could make previous measures obsolete, which were also a lot ...

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