To those of you who’ve pre-ordered a Nexus 7 tablet and you’ve been holding your breath waiting for it to arrive at your doorstep, well it looks like the wait is finally over. According to a post on the official Nexus Google+ account, it looks like the very first Android Jelly Bean tablet will be arriving at some of your doorsteps today. The Nexus 7 is officially shipping out to pre-order customers, so some of you might be coming home (or staying in and waiting by your doorstep) for a big surprise.
The Nexus 7 has been well received by many blogs (including ours) so we’re just as excited as you are about the tablets finally shipping out. For those of you who get your hands on it today, do drop us your first impressions in the comments below, we’d like to know what you think about it.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Google Nexus 7 costs $152 to make?, Nexus 7 has a hidden magnetic sensor,
Looking for a new game to load up on your brand new Lumia 900? Well, you’re in luck. EA Games has released its 2D platformer, Mirror’s Edge for Nokia Lumia phones today. While it’s not the first person action game that’s currently out on the PC, it’s the side scrolling version that’s been out on for the iPhone and iPad for some time now. I haven’t played the Windows Phone version of the game before but if it’s anything like the iOS version, it should be a blast.
The game puts you in control of a character named Faith, a runner who has to transmit messages while evading government surveillance. Users make use of swiping gestures that let you run, jump, slide and fight enemies. Definitely for fans of games like Canabalt. Mirror’s edge is available now from the Windows Marketplace for $2.99. Give it a shot and let us know what you think. The game is only for Lumia phones and for people living in the US for now but we can expect it to change in the future.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Windows Phone Marketplace hits 100,000 apps, Final Fantasy makes its way onto Windows Phone devices,
The photo that you are seeing above isn’t taken from a sci-fi movie set or a James Bond movie. It’s actually a real yacht designed by the luxury yacht producer Art of Kinetik. The Serbian manufacturer of luxury wooden pleasure yachts has recently unveiled Antagonist, a 37 foot open weekend cruiser that is powered by two diesel-fueled Yanmar engines, boasting speeds up to 33 knots. Antagonist features a large open cockpit that provides space for up to 8 people.
The wooden yacht also has a spacious sunbathing area and a built-in swimming platform. Inside the Antagonist, you will find a large air-conditioned interior with storage space, bathroom, cushioned seating and wooden work bench. The interior is also fitted with designer fabrics and mood lighting. Pricing has yet to be announced, although we expect it to be equally luxurious as well. Art of Kinetik is planning to launch the Antagonist this summer.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Zero carbon yacht Ocean Empire set to sail, Apple iPad used to control superyacht,
A report in USA Today claims that Microsoft will unveil the consumer preview of office 2013 is coming Monday, July 16. There are more sources cited in the report so a grain of salt may be needed....
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A company called Necomimi has what may be the weirdest technology product I've ever seen in my life. The product is called the Brainwave Cat Ears and claims to read your brain waves to alert people...
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So what do you do when you’re too tired and lazy to play a game of pong? Before you pass the game to someone else, a group of researchers from the U.K. were able to develop a pair of glasses that can control a game of pong using the eyes. In a paper published by the Journal of Neural Engineering, the researchers explained that the glasses have the capability to track eye movements in 3D. Learning the system is said to be easy – only 10 minutes of training are needed.
The team added that the system is 800 times cheaper than other similar brain machine systems. The man responsible for the cool technology is Dr. Aldo Faisal from the Department of Computing Imperial College. More than just a old game for bored gamers, Dr. Faisal and his team of researchers are hoping that the technology will be able to help people with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple sclerosis.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Pong iPad case is touted to be the most advanced of its kind in the world, Atari Pong reboot contest does not endear,
A company called Giada has unveiled a new book sized mini PC the packs in an Ivy Bridge CPU and high-performance GPU in a small package. The computer consumes 35 W of power and the Ivy Bridge...
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Here’s some geeky and inspiring story for you today. One Reddit user who goes by the name NoShftShck16 wanted to propose to her girlfriend of two years. So, he came up with an ingenious idea – propose to her using a Samsung Galaxy Nexus via a boot animation. NoShftShck16 posted a question to Reddit, asking if it was possible to slow down the boot time of the device. Thankfully, with the help of others, he was able to slow down the bootloader of the Galaxy Nexus and successfully installed his sweet custom boot animation.
NoShftShck16 also reportedly sent a message to Google’s Vic Gundotra and Satyajeet Salgar via Google+, asking if he can borrow a Project Glass unit to document the proposol. Surprisingly, Satyajeet Salgar replied saying, “Thank you interest and passion for Google+ and Glass. It is an awesome sentiment and we truly appreciate it at Google! The boot animation sounds amazing. However, I doubt that team is ready to send out any of the devices just yet. My suggestion: don’t try to wait till they (or any new tech for that matter) are ready – you guys looks great together in your profile pic – propose as soon as you’re ready.”By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Ban on Galaxy Nexus sale lifted in the US, Verizon Galaxy Nexus reportedly receiving OTA update,
While they’re not busy designing laptop/tablet hybrids with built-in styluses, Toshiba has been busy working on some new Tecra laptops as well. Designed for small business users, the Tecra R940 and Tecra R950 are touted to have everything a small or medium business needs: increased durability, spill resistant keyboards, hard drive impact sensor and a shop absorbing design ensure your important files don’t get lost when your computer is damaged.
Both models can be configured with 3rd gen Intel Core processors, dedicated AMD graphics, up to 16GB of memory, and are pretty portable with a weight of less than 5.3 pounds and a width of only one inch. Prices for the new Tecra laptops begin at $599.99 and are available from ToshibaDirect.com. Links to the product pages below:Ubergizmo. Related articles: Toshiba outs new R Series of business-oriented laptops, Toshiba unveils new business laptops,
Researchers from the University of Tokyo’s Ishikawa Oku Laboratory were able to develop a camera that track fast-moving objects in real time. In the field of sports, high-quality videos are the keys to efficient broadcasting, and it is quite a challenge to track objects, such as a ball, continuously at high speeds.
In a bid to solve this, the researchers developed what they call as “1ms Auto Pan-Tilt” technology. The technology can reportedly automatically control the camera’s Pan-Tilt angles to keep an object always at the center of field, similar to how the autofocus functionality can maintain an object in focus.
This allows high-speed objects, such as the bouncing ping-pong ball that you can see above, to be tracked due to its high-speed optical gaze controller Saccade Mirror and a 1000-fps high-speed vision. The Saccade Mirror will control the gaze direction of the camera by using rotating two-axis small galvanometer mirrors. The researchers said that its prototype is able to produce full HD image quality to provide the best broadcasting service.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: World's fastest camera used to detect cancer cells in real time, Sony flashes new high-definition wearable video camera,