Dad Pays Teen Daughter $200 to Quit Facebook for 5 Months

February 7, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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An amount of $200 to quit Facebook for 5 months? That’s kind of a weird deal but it really has happened. That was the deal that Paul Baier offered his 14-year-old daughter. If she could quit Facebook for five months, he promised to give her $200. Baier wasn’t messing around with his $200 offer to […]

Million Dollar Bionic Man Finds Home at British Museum

February 6, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Britain’s Science Museum is now proud to host a one million dollar Bionic Man! Complete with artificial organs, synthetic blood and robot limbs, this human robot is named Rex, short for “Robotic Exoskeleton”. This humanoid has a height of 6ft, 6” and sports a life-like face assembled by leading scientists and roboticists for a TV […]

Iran Develops Qaher F-313, a Top Notch Stealth Fighter Plane

February 6, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Iran has unveiled a new home-made combat aircraft that boasts the capability of evading radars. Named Qaher F-313, this beast sports similarities with the American F-22. The Qaher F313 is a single-seat stealth fighter and is indeed the latest release from Iran’s Defense Department. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said it has almost all the positive features […]

Apple Wins Patent for Slide to Unlock and Rounded-Edge Design

February 6, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Apple has been granted 2 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent numbers D675,639 and D675, 612 correspond to slide-to-unlock user interface and design for the original iPhone respectively. Apple’s patent for a “Display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface” corresponds to the rounded rectangular bar that iPhone users […]

Toyota Toyobaru Concept Expected to Debut in Geneva

February 6, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Every car lover knows about Toyobaru. Its been widely said as the best Toyota car yet and it looks like it is getting a baby sister. This one of course has all the power it needs and the major change from our Toyobaru is that this won’t have any fixed roof. Yes, a convertible Toyobaru. […]

Facebook Outing App That Can Track Your Friends

February 5, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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There is a Facebook app incoming, which is capable of locating your friends for you in real life, and not just on screen. The app is yet to be named, and hopefully it will have one when it lands next month. To summarize what the app would do in a nutshell is that it would […]

Jawbone Acquires MassiveHealth and Visere to Help with Wearable Computing

February 5, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Jawbone, a wearable computing hardware company, is acquiring the design agency, Visere, along with mobile app maker, MassiveHealth. The amount for which Jawbone is purchasing both these companies are unknown, but it should be a large amount, and Jawbone would be planning something huge to have taken such a step. Jawbone started out as a […]

Motorola X-Phone to Launch with Sony Camera Sensor

February 5, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Rumors have been floating about for some time suggesting a new smartphone device from Google, which would have the backing of Motorola’s machinery. According to PhoneArena’s tipster, the device, named X-Phone, will be release with solid hardware and software specs. Let’s check what they are. Although, the earlier rumors suggested a 5-inch display device, PhoneArena […]

Super Bowl will Have Uninterrupted WiFi Access in the Stadium

February 4, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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WiFi won’t be a problem at all at the Super Bowl. The NFL doesn’t want any shortages nor any interference in wireless connections, which is why the Superdome in New Orleans has been designed to handle a whopping 30,000 connections simultaneously during the big game. There are reportedly 700 wireless access points inside the stadium, […]

Google’s Chromebooks are Set to Stay Fit Over the Years

February 4, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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The Linux-based Chrome OS took to the streets in early 2010, and Google followed it up with their Chromebook pilot program later that year. While the Chrome OS doesn’t pose as a grave danger to Microsoft, it has certainly perked up over the last couple of years. We haven’t heard much from Google about their […]

Flowing Effect Power Cords from Adafruit Blink the Way Power Flows

February 4, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Power cords are usually shunned to a corner after we are done charging our devices with them. We don’t particularly pay any attention to them and only look for them when the battery cries out. Bet people would be more interested in their power cables if they were cooler than just being a black stretch […]

BowBlade Allows Gamers to Shoot Arrows in Their Smartphones

February 4, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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Most of us play games on our smartphones and sometimes we use accessories to make the gameplay more realistic. For example, the AppBlaster, which is a gun-like device, allows you to play first-person shooters on your smartphone, by mounting your mobile on it. There’s another such device, but this one allows you to shoot arrows […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Won’t Get the Spotlight at MWC

February 2, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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If you were hoping to hear something exciting from Samsung about the Galaxy S4 during the Mobile World Congress, you are going to be disappointed. The electronics giant is going to shut its mouth and not blurt out any secrets on their upcoming flagship device. According to a source familiar with the company’s launch plans, […]

Scientists Map Thoughts Flowing in a Fish’s Brain

February 2, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
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The brain is a tricky customer. Even after so many years of advancement in technology and research, we still haven’t completely unfurled the mysteries of the brain, be it human or animal. So any work on discovering any aspect of a brain function is akin to groundbreaking. And we have one such kind of study […]

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