GigaOM’s Mobilize conference will explore the technical and business opportunities spurred by the proliferation of connected devices, apps and the way it shapes the way we work, play and live. At Mobilize you’ll learn how people and enterprises need to think as we enter a mobile first world.
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Alongside its normal catalogue of games, Focus Multimedia has introduced its BlackLime budget line of titles. This next game is one such offering[...]
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SteelSeries makes all sorts of peripherals for gamers and the company has announced the launch of the new gaming mouse. The mouse is called the SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] and looks identical to the...
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Microsoft unveiled a new architecture for Bing in May this year that included the nifty sidebar functionality, which promises to integrate with popular social networking platforms such as Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and Google Plus. Today, the team behind Bing is announcing the sidebar integration with Foursquare. Beginning today, Bing users in the U.S. will be able to view public tips from Foursquare in the sidebar column on the right hand side of the screen. Basically, public tips from Foursquare will appear on a user’s location and query search.
You can do venue search queries for places like Gary Danko in San Francisco, Chez Napoleon in New York, Whole Foods Market in Austin, Golden Gate Park, and more. “Now when you?re planning a trip to that dream destination, or a night on the town, you can find people who are knowledgeable about the place you?re searching, based on what they’ve publicly shared on Foursquare,” Swati Gharse of the Bing team said. This feature will be rolling out to all Bing users in the U.S. starting today. Hopefully, Bing will deploy this feature to other countries as well soon.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Bing Maps get 165TB arsenal of new images, Bing image search revamped,
RelayRides and OnStar have announced a partnership that will help owners of GM vehicles equipped with OnStar rent out their cars when the car isn't being used. RelayRides uses an app to let people...
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IKEA is not the only place to offer flat-packed goodness, as it seems as though there is a new kid in town that comes in the form of a prototype wind turbine which was specially designed for flat-pack shipping and easy assembly. I suppose the inventors behind this wind turbine must have spent plenty of time at IKEA before incorporating the Swedish furniture giant?s concept. You can check out the erected prototype over at Keele University in the UK.
Similar to other vertical axis turbines, the prototype which was designed by McCamley is more suitable for the gusting winds of inner cities, although it will also perform admirably in rural installations. Capable of rotating in light breezes as modest as 1.8 m/s (4 mph) in speed, the design of this prototype is highly adaptable, ranging from capacities between 1 and 24 kW, although do not rule out the possibility of larger sizes sometime down the road. McCamley hopes to roll out a commercially available 12-kW model before the year is over, with the ultimate intention of scaling the design to turbines of over 1 MW in capacity.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: AlertMe?s Remote Heating Control available from British Gas, Hus-1 offers eco-friendly living,
When it comes to a protective case for your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, you can say that there are aplenty to choose from in the open market. Very rarely does one pop up once in a while to stand heads and shoulders above the rest – but the HEX Stealth iPhone 4/4S case certainly looks set to fit that criteria. The Stealth delivers protection of the phone from knocks, bumps and scratches, but also doubles up as an easy method to perform contactless tap purchases.
Looking slim and attractive on the outside, if you were to peer within, you would see the thoughtful and forward-thinking engineering that shows off a patent-pending shielded internal storage compartment. This particular shielded compartment will hold any RFID-enabled card in order for you to perform contactless tap purchases over RFID transmissions at any participating tap-to-pay location. You can pick up the HEX Stealth iPhone 4/4S case for $34.95 a pop. [Press Release]By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Optrix XD Sport is a waterproof iPhone case, ego Hybrid Series USB Case offers built-in USB drive,
Being an accessory manufacturer for the iPhone can be quite a lucrative position to be in, but only if you hit it big among the owners of Apple?s iPhone, of course. Well, it seems that third party protective iPhone case manufacturers are clearly going ahead of themselves by churning out a redesigned protective case that carries a taller 4-inch display, in addition to a smaller dock connector that gives the game away for Cupertino?s upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3 killer. Sorry, I could not resist that, but it is nice to describe things from the opposite side instead once in a while.
The new cases will be available from China’s TVC-Mall.com, depicting the aforementioned larger display in addition to a relocated headphone jack that now resides somewhere at the bottom of the device. Of course, the online store is savvy enough to provide a disclaimer, touting that they are unable to “guarantee this product can be used in iPhone 5 – which is to be expected, of course. All these manufacturers want is to gamble on the possibility of being ahead of the curve.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: iCA Military Edition iPhone case up for pre-order, G-Form X Protect Case keeps iPhone safe from an 82mph slapshot,
The Raspberry Pi is an incredible piece of gadgetry. It has inspired electronic enthusiasts to do incredible things with it. Cool stuff like the BBC Micro-inspired keyboard and the ingenious video game console we covered earlier this month are only a few examples of what you can do with it. But a certain guy from the U.K. had an entirely different idea. Dave Akerman strapped his Raspberry Pi to a weather balloon so that he could snap live photos from space. Well, due to the limitations of the balloon, it eventually exploded after flying over 40 kilometers.
But that was just enough for the Raspberry Pi to take cool photos from the atmosphere. “I looked at the Pi and saw none of these desirable features. What I did see though was a USB port offering quick, easy and inexpensive access to a webcam, meaning that for the first time I could have live images (SSDV) sent down by my payload ? something that hasn?t been done very often,” Akerman said. You can check out the details of Akerman’s experience via his blog. You can also view the amazing photos here.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Raspberry Pi is at the heart of this BBC Micro-inspired keyboard , Raspberry Pi turned into a classic gaming console,
The iOS browser market can be said to be a relatively competitive arena if you are a software developer, and Google would be pleased to hear that their Chrome effort has now garnered 1.5% of the browser market for the iOS platform – at least this is what the most recent data from advertising company Chitika claims. The top dog is still Safari by far and large with a commanding 86.1% of usage in iOS. Chrome’s emergence is certainly commendable, considering how the web browser has not been out for a month, and yet it has already made quite an impact in terms of its presence.
Do take note that Chitika’s data is unable to be considered as the definitive source on browser market share, as Chitika only received their data from information that it picks up from ads which run on its partner sites. Having said that, Chitika defends themselves on the grounds of accuracy, citing that the data release was compiled from “hundreds of millions” of ad impressions which are shown across the US and Canada.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: iOS 6: New Maps solution , Apple iCloud upgrade to include photo-sharing features,