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Steve Jobs in Carbonite iPhone Case

April 30th, 2011

Steve Jobs in Carbonite iPhone Case

Originally an actual spoof product, what we see here is a Carbonite iPhone 4 case with the man, Steve Jobs. But apparently someone in Society 6 thinks that this is not funny, and has taken it down.

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If Mario had a portal gun

April 30th, 2011



Mario had been quite a challenging game back then, but it’s a fun game now. But what if Mario brought out the real portal gun in Valve’s Portal game, and uses it to his advantage to save the princess?

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Patriot Torqx 2 SSD Series

April 30th, 2011

Patriot Torqx 2 SSD Series

Here’s some nice SSD for those that are shopping for one. Patriot, the famous memory manufacture, has announced their new Torqx 2 solid state series. This new series provides improved performances over their predecessors as well as larger storage capacities. The storage device can now reach sequential write speeds of up to 230MB/s while the sustained read performance is rated at 270MB/s. As a comparison, the first generation Torqx SSD series has a similar read performance (260MB/s), but their write speeds were limited at 115MB/s, which is exactly half the write throughput of the Torqx 2. The Patriot Torqx 2 SSD series should start shipping this week in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB of storage capacities with a 2.5-inch form factor.

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Casio GW-9300 Mudman G-Shock Watch

April 30th, 2011

Casio GW-9300 Mudman G-Shock Watch

Now here’s a watch for those that likes to get dirty. It’s the new G-Shock from Casio Japan, and it’s called the GW-9300 Mudman. Oh yeah. This muddy watch has all the usual bells and whistles like shock-resistant, a moon phase, a compass, a thermometer and the accurate Atomic clock that will make sure that you move on time. But that’s not all, as this Mudman is also dust-proof and mud-resistant and features a carbon fiber reinforced resin band. This is for those hyperactive adventurers that like to dance in the mud. The Casio GW-9300 Mudman G-Shock watch will be launched in June 2011.

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BlackBerry Bold Touch appears on RIM site

April 30th, 2011

BlackBerry Bold Touch appears on RIM site

RIM has been quite about their BlackBerry phones, but will be launching a new touchscreen-equipped BlackBerry Bold at the BlackBerry World next week. However, RIM themselves have already leaked a picture of the phone itself, as they are featuring it on their own site. As you can see, RIM apparently couldn’t help itself and promised that it will be a “bold step ahead,” and it appears that the phone is unsurprisingly running BlackBerry 7, which until recently was better known as OS 6.1. Then again, information about this phone is scarce right now, so we’ll need to wait until next week to find out more.

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White iPhone 4 is thicker, causes issues

April 30th, 2011

White iPhone 4 is thicker, causes issues

If you’ve not known, the white iPhone 4 is thicker than the black ones by 0.2mm. Now why would anyone make a fuss out of 0.2mm? Well, many.

Apple’s own spec page doesn’t highlight the change in thickness (measured at 9.5mm by TiPb). Instead it still shows a 9.3mm depth with a tiny disclaimer stating, “Actual size and weight vary by configuration and manufacturing process.”
But this has caused several issues, most notably with quality cases. Expensive cases are made with extreme accuracy and will fit black iPhone 4 perfectly with no sweat, and are extremely tight tolerance. However, try putting a white iPhone 4 into the old cases, and you’ll need quite some brute force.

But why is the white iPhone 4 thicker? Phil Schiller mentioned that Apple needed to add extra UV protection among other tweaks, in an attempt to reduce the “unexpected interactions” between the white cover and the internal components. As such, Apple apparently needed to sacrifice some slimness for a better functioning white phone.

So now there are four types of cases that case manufacturers have to manufacture, and also four types for consumers to choose from. You’ve got your white iPhone 4, black iPhone 4, white Verizon iPhone 4, or black Verizon iPhone 4. All with slightly different dimension or button location, so be careful when purchasing a case.

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Intel sees 50Gbps Thunderbolt in 5 years’ time

April 30th, 2011

Intel sees 50Gbps Thunderbolt in 5 years’ time

Intel is dreaming about speeding lately. After launching its 10Gbps Thunderbolt interconnect, which debuted in the new MacBook Pro, the chipzilla is now hungering for more. The researchers in Intel have already started working on something that is five times faster than Thunderbolt. Might not sound a lot, but that’s 50Gbps speed for your new-age USB dude. They’re promising a new interconnect, ready in four years, that will combine silicon and optical components (a technology called silicon photonics) to pump 50Gbps over distances of up to 100m. That’s the sort of speed Intel predicts will be necessary to handle, say, ultra-HD 4k video being streamed between smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes and TVs. Hopefully Thunderbolt will be able to serve us nicely before it gets sent into retirement in 5 years’ time.

SOURCE via PC World

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The disabled has the right to save people too!

April 30th, 2011

The disabled has the right to save people too!

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A glimpse of HP webOS keyboard

April 30th, 2011

A glimpse of HP webOS keyboard

HP said that they may build webOS on laptops and computers, and now a webOS keyboard has surfaced over at FCC, signaling that HP is indeed keen to have webOS appear on more products. The keyboard here is wireless and connects using Bluetooth, with a code number KT-1087. Will we see this alongside the HP TouchPad as an optional Bluetooth keyboard accessory? You bet!

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This is the new Lara Croft, looks more serious, and insanely hot as usual

April 30th, 2011

This is the new Lara Croft, looks more serious, and insanely hot as usual

This is the cover of multiple game magazines for this month, all showing the same artwork of Lara Croft bandaging herself from a terrible wound. This is the new Lara Croft, which is more serious, more realistic, and simply trying to survive from the hordes of family enemies and rivals and bandits. Even the title is simple. It’s called ‘Tomb Raider’, and that’s it.

Last time, Tomb Raider used to be simple and fun, with her fake boobs making huge number of gamers fantasizing things. But due over time where more games are developed, the shadows of Tomb Raider has slowly faded away. But Lara Croft seemed to be back this time, for real.

The game is said to be more physics-based puzzles and platforming. Lara will also be able to exhibit a “survival instinct” that will let her see helpful items in her world, according to early accounts of Tomb Raider previews flooding the Tomb Raider Forums web site.

The game is reportedly taking influence from the likes of Half-Life 2, Assassin’s Creed and Uncharted for some of its new mechanics, drawing influence from films like Batman Begins and 127 Hours for its themes.

This sure brings back memories. Hopefully they also bring along the awesome mechanism and graphics of Eidos’s products.

SOURCE via Kotaku

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