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Japan to construct solar-powered robotic base in moon. Sounds interesting?

May 31st, 2010

Japan to construct solar-powered robotic base in moon. Sounds interesting?

Japan has announced its interest to invest 200 billion yen (nearly 2.2 billion USD) on a robotic base near the south pole of the Moon by 2020. This includes rover robots that will be exploring the moon’s inner structure and also gathering rock samples.

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High-Tech fridge now teaches you how to cook!

May 31st, 2010

High-Tech fridge now teaches you how to cook!

Now you wonder what is a fridge getting a post in our blog eh? This is a futuristic fridge by Ashley Legg from Yanko Design, a concept that is supposed to give you ideas, recipes, and instructions, on a healthy meal, depending on what you have in the fridge. High-tech enough?

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Skype 2.0 ready for iPhone, but calling isn’t free.

May 31st, 2010

Skype 2.0 ready for iPhone, but calling isn’t free.

Skype finally announced that their 2.0 is ready for iPhone, which comes with support for 3G calls. But there’s a catch. Apparently Skype-to-Skype calls will be free, until end of August 2010. After that, there will be a ‘small monthly fee’ for Skype-to-Skype calls, alongside the operator data charges.

Sad case indeed, but never mind that, we should start blasting our iPhones with it now, since the summer’s here.

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False alarm from Nvidia turns happy geeks into sad chucks.

May 31st, 2010

False alarm from Nvidia turns happy geeks into sad chucks.

Earlier on this week, the Nvidia Forceware 257.15 beta driver was released, and many had rejoiced, and celebrated, as the GPU/PPU-accelerated PhysX can now finally work on non-Nvidia GPUs. Many though that Nvidia has finally let the issue go and market their lower end cards as PhysX cards too.

However, when the wind got wild, Nvidia quickly announce that this was not a feature in the new released beta driver, but a bug instead. That restriction rule was not implemented in that particular driver, and the WHQL version of the driver will have that rule enforced into it. New downloads from Nvidia’s site will also have that rule re-enforced.

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A display that isn’t that ‘convenient’

May 31st, 2010

A display that isn’t that ‘convenient’

Samsung, the Electronic Giant from South Korea, has many ‘world’s 1st’ under their names. Now they’re gonna add another into their long list, albeit this time it’s kind of bizarre. This time, it’s a transparent AMOLED display, an enlarge version of the 14-inch shown in January.

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R/C cars go green, thanks to Horizon.

May 31st, 2010

R/C cars go green, thanks to Horizon.

Shown above is a Tamiya TRF-416 R/C car, but it is not your typical toy car. This R/C car is fitted with a hydrogen fuel cell powered by Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies. The package comes with everything you’ll ever need to mount the kit onto your tiny R/C toy boat, little flying plane, or car kit. It can even power the cars at 45mph for a full hour of fun, though the cost for the ‘fun’ was not announced yet. Time to boast to your friends about your new toy and green commitment. And a cheap alternative way if you can’t afford the real full-size hydrogen-powered car.

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Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior

May 29th, 2010

Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior

Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior is a award-winning game for iPhone and iPod Touch. It is an arcade fighting game like Street Fighter. Frankly I like this more than Street Fighter. Plus, it is cheaper, priced at $4.99.

“A masterpiece of the 3D martial arts genre, the game is developed using motion-capture technology and features players fighting in historical locations around the world in an attempt to become the Master of Martial Arts and honor Bruce Lee’s legacy. Customizable fighting styles make Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior highly user-friendly.

In Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, the gameplay and controls are designed for casual as well as skilled gamers, and filled with high quality graphics, easy maneuverability and lively animation. It will be the first game to bear Bruce Lee’s name and likeness in the iTunes App Store.”

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NVIDIA announces GTX480M, frying eggs on notebook now possible.

May 29th, 2010

NVIDIA announces GTX480M, frying eggs on notebook now possible.

Ever since AMD announced that their chips will be on 100+ models of notebooks beginning end of this year, Nvidia is having nightmares every night. The woodscrew Fermi was trashed around, delayed, and getting nicknamed by its friends and schoolmates and haters. AMD’s 5000-series had a great leap ahead of Nvidia in the DirectX 11 market, and was blasting away enjoying its runaway success. Nvidia finally go live with their Fermi around March, but 6 months late isn’t the main thing concern here anymore. The Fermi was huge, hot, and power-hungry. It barely won over the 5000-series.

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Guess My Age

May 29th, 2010

Guess My Age

When you are bored in school or office just spend a minute in guessing the handsome and beautiful age. Check it out.

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Watch 2010 FIFA World Cup with this HANNSsoccer 28 TV

May 29th, 2010

Watch 2010 FIFA World Cup with this HANNSsoccer 28 TV

Watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup with this HANNSsoccer 28 TV from Hannspree. This football-shaped TV is 27.5-inch 1080p Full HDTV (1920 x 1200) that comes with an integrated Freeview tuner, a 10.000:1 of contrast ratio and a 170° / 160° of viewing angle. The HANNSsoccer 28 TV also features a couple of 10 Watts speakers, two HDMI ports, Composite, VGA and a sleep timer. It is available at $600 each. What you gonna do with this when football fever is over?

[via TechFresh]

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