At first glance, the Hed Saver looked like an April Fools’ Day prank, but upon further clicking, it appears that it’s not a gag after all. The Hed Saver is a real bonafide cooling patch marketed at Nintendo 3DS gamers who are suffering from headaches and dizziness with the 3D effect turned up. For about $32, you’ll get two cooling patches that “work right out of the box” with no setup required. Why isn’t that clever! GamingZap is pulling out all the punches to sell 3DS accessories and with a little bit of luck, they might actually lure in some unsuspecting gamers. To be honest, this is just a regular cooling patch you can find in a drug store or at a local pharmacy. Coughing up the $32 for this would be stupid on any person’s part. Bsides, Nintendo’s official recommendation is to take frequent breaks every 30 minutes or so with 3D on or just turn off 3D effect. It’s your money, but we’re just saying, that $32 could probably go towards a new 3DS game. And isn’t that money better spent than on cooling pads?
General Electric’s hybrid halogen-compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs that were announced late last year have started making their way to retailers nationwide. According to the latest reports, these environmental-friendly light bulbs are expected to be available nationwide by April 22 ? Earth Day. What makes these light bulbs special is that they take a short time to completely light up, last longer than regular incandescent bulbs and contain less mercury in them. This means less light bulb changes for folks at home and when the hybrid bulbs get disposed, there’s less mercury for the environment to deal with. The hybrid bulbs are expected to cost between $5.99 amd $9.99 depending on the wattage and the color.
General Electric hybrid light bulbs start shipping, By Ubergizmo. Top Stories : iPad 2 Review, Atrix Review,
The ongoing cooling work over in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plants is scaring the entire world a million times over, so what on Earth are these experts doing playing Xbox 360? They’re actually not playing Black Ops, while citizens of Japan fear for their lives, but are using Xbox 360 controllers to control unmanned Talon robots sent from QinetiQ to help assess the nuclear radiation situation. Equipped with night vision and CBRNE detection kits, the robots can check for “over 7,500 environmental hazards, including chemicals, volatile gases, radiation and explosive risks, as well as temperature and air quality indicators.” All of that can be done with an Xbox 360 controller? Not quite, the likely situation is that the analog sticks are used to navigate the robots because of their precise accuracy. The left and right keys on a keyboard can only move it so much. Anyone figure out how to rig Kinect to these Talon robots for some autonomous action? Call me when you someone does it – that would be rad!
Social networking platform Facebook is expected to have a market value of $ 234 billion in 2015, earning $ 11 billion on $ 22 billion. Lou Kerner, an analyst with Wedbush Securities, a company which analyses the value of private firms, made the huge estimation in his report on the ‘Second Internet’. According to Business Insider, the current $ 85 million valuation for Facebook seems to be on the right track. Kerner had earlier predicted that the social networking giant Read Full Article
When you’re a surgeon working in a hospital, and there’s a downtime where you have no patients to operate on, what do you do? You hone your surgery skills by practicing with surgical robotic hands of course. And that’s just what Dr. James Porter did. Using the Swedish-made da Vinci robot, he managed to fold a tiny piece of paper into an airplane. How tiny, you ask? When completed, the paper plane was barely larger than a penny. While we all know that these robot arms are capable of such things, just thinking about the amount of skill and dexterity required for such a task is even more remarkable. Hats off to Dr. Porter for making such things possible. Hit the break to watch a video of the paper folding in action:
Bored surgeon makes paper plane the size of a penny, By Ubergizmo. Top Stories : iPad 2 Review, Atrix Review,
If you own a really cool radio from the 80s, but you’re unwilling to let go of it after all the money and time you spent getting it fixed up each time it broke down, it’s about time you move on. Good thing for you, Sony has decided to make retro cool again and has released a new DAB/DAB+/FM digital radio. The XDR-S16DBP may not be from the 80s, but that doesn’t mean you can’t tune into your favorite classic stations that are still around. In addition to producing high-quality radio sounds, it has a clock which you can set as an alarm to wake you up in the morning and has space for up to 10 FM presets ? in case you share the radio with somebody and you want a quick and easy way to switch channels. The XDR-S16DBP is available now for $127 (£79).
Time Warner launched their iPad video streaming app a few weeks ago but due to its popularity (the app was crashing servers), they were forced to cut down half the amount of channels that was served on the app. And now it looks like Time Warner has run into another stroke of bad luck. More channels have been removed from the app due to the channel’s owners unhappy about Time Warner broadcasting their shows online. This is because the companies have accused Time Warner of violating contract agreements ? while Time Warner has paid for the rights to air their channels on TV; Time Warner hasn’t got the permission to air the channels on the internet. Now those companies want Time Warner to buy the rights for internet broadcasting. It hasn’t been mentioned what Time Warner’s next move is, but the network has removed the channels from the iPad app. Looks like there won’t be any MTV or FX for Time Warner customers on their iPad tablets, at least for now.
Time Warner removes more channels from its iPad app, By Ubergizmo. Top Stories : iPad 2 Review, Atrix Review,
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Surely when you read the title of this post, you would have thought of a portable media player that runs on the Android operating system, right? Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but what you see on the right is actually a cute looking device that is physically shaped after Google’s Android mascot, carrying the innards of an MP3 player within. Needless to say, you can be sure that this device hails from where-else-but-China, and it lacks any internal memory of sorts but would prefer to rely on a microSD memory card instead. If you happen to get sick and tired of your own MP3 collection, there is the option to chillax to the random tunes of a DJ on your favorite FM radio station. Anyone want to bet against Google getting their lawyers to take note of something like this? Bear in mind that this is no April Fool’s joke, which makes it all the more scarier.
Our friends living in Canada will just have to wait for two more weeks or so before they are able to get their hands on the Google Nexus S which will have Android 2.3 Gingerbread right out of the box, as it finally makes its way to Canada. Stock of the smartphone have already been arriving at Best Buy locations throughout the Great White North, and the rest of the populace await with bated breath on price plans. Keep your fingers crossed that your coffers are deep enough to bring one of these puppies home if you’re extremely interested in Google’s own phone! For the curious, read what we think about the Nexus S in our review.
Best Buy in Canada begins to receive Nexus S stock, By Ubergizmo. Top Stories : iPad 2 Review, Atrix Review,