Even though summer is drawing to an end, there are parts of the world where that doesn’t matter and the bugs bite, and bite like they just don’t care. And
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While some commercials might be entertaining and amusing, for the most part we?re sure that many of you guys out there switch channels when your TV show is on a break and commercials start playing. The same could apply while listening to radio which is why plugging in media players into vehicles or popping in a CD would be a more attractive alternative. However if you?re too lazy to switch channels or the radio station, a recently discovered patent by Apple has revealed a system where users can switch away from commercials either from radio or video and replace it with stored media instead, like a song on your phone.
This switching is done automatically, and if you?re wondering how this is achieved, it actually uses metadata from assets like the Radio Data System, broadcast listings or published third-party schedules to help determine when an upcoming content might not be of interest to you, the listener/viewer. The system will then switch to your stored media until the content has been passed and will then resume regular radio/video services again. The system will also be able to determine what the user likes or dislikes through a system similar to Pandora, where users can like or dislike a song and the system will then ?learn? your preferences. No word if Apple has plans to incorporate this patent into any of their upcoming products, but being able to skip ads and whatnot sure sounds like a great feature for Apple?s rumored iTV!By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Apple patent reveals possible plans for an illuminated touchpad, Google files patent for microphone/speaker orientation,
So we know that Guild Wars 2 is gearing up for another stress test today, possibly its last one before the game opens the doors to pre-purchasers for the weekend, giving them a good 3 day head start before everyone else. Well if Guild Wars 2 is a game you?re very much looking forward to, the folks at PC Gamer have obtained an exclusive look at the level 50 Twilight Arbor dungeon that was being played through by some ArenaNet QA testers, and gives gamers a glimpse at the dungeon?s first boss which is a spider queen. We have to admit that we like what we see so far and you can check it out in the video above. However if you?d rather not spoil the game for yourself and would rather play it through, then perhaps you?ll want to give the video a pass. For those who watched the video, are you guys excited?!By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Guild Wars 2 gears up for another stress test today, Guild Wars 2 server list and launch times revealed,
While Skyrim: Dawngard has yet to make its way onto the PlayStation 3, due to it being not good enough, it seems that those who are enjoying the DLC might have another DLC to look forward to in the future. In a trademark filed by Bethesda?s parent company, Zenimax, the name Hearthfire has been revealed. Given that the name Hearthfire is used to refer to the 9th month of the in-game calendar, the name should not come as a surprise and to a certain extent it is rather appropriate. Of course details of the Hearthfire DLC is pretty zero at this point, assuming it is even a DLC to begin with. However if and when it does launch, thanks to Bethesda?s deal with Microsoft, Xbox 360 owners can expect to enjoy it as an exclusive before it makes its way onto other platforms. In any case we certainly hope that Bethesda is able to sort out the issue Dawngard is having with the PlayStation 3 platform as we?re sure that players would rather play Dawngard than have to wait for the next DLC, which may or may not have issues with the PlayStation 3 as well. We?ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more info, but until then what do you guys think Hearthfire could feature?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Skyrim 1.7 available on Steam now, Dress your Xbox Live avatar with Skyrim items,
Earlier today we reported that photos of Sony?s upcoming NEX-5R and NEX-6 cameras had leaked. Well if you thought that the photos did not do the camera justice, the folks at Sony Alpha Rumors are back and this time with alleged press shots of the NEX-5R. Details of the cameras remain somewhat of a mystery, although according to the rumor mill, both the NEX-5R and NEX-6 could sport WiFi connectivity, allowing users to transfer photos wirelessly, phase detection AF pixels on its image sensor and, with the NEX-6 sporting a brand new 16MP sensor as well. Of course since none of this is official, it should be taken with a grain of salt, but what do you guys think? If you?d like to see the rest of the NEX-5R photos, head on over to the source link below.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sony NEX-5R rumored to feature phase detection AF pixels on its sensor, Sony Xperia T "Mint" photos surface ahead of its announcement,
It?s summer and chances are it?s probably too hot to do anything, let alone mow the lawn but someone?s got to do it, right? Well if you think that the opportunity cost of you mowing your lawn is greater than the price you would pay for a robot to do it for you (yes, we said robot), then you?re in luck as Honda has officially unveiled the Miimo, a robotic lawn mower destined for the European market. Operating within a boundary wire placed around your yard, the Miimo will cut anywhere between 2-3mm of your grass throughout the week, and will do so in random patterns which is designed to reduce the stress on your lawn. With a fan built into the blade holder, this allows the Miimo to suck the grass towards the blades which results in a ?superior? finish.
The Miimo will run on a lithium-ion battery and has the ability to return to its charging station when it is low on battery. The device will also sport three bump sensors which helps it to navigate away from solid objects that it might have accidentally run into, and also has the ability to manage its wheel and blade speed when it runs into thick patches of grass. Available in two models (Miimo 300 and Miimo 500), the Honda Miimo will be available via Honda Authorized Dealers across Europe in 2013 although there was no word on how much it will cost. [Press release]By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Honda Stride Management Assist uses ASIMO technology to help the elderly walk, Honda Asimo upgraded to new model,