The gist of this new product from Tamiya, best known for its super cool model race cars, is a calling card whose content can be disassembled and rebuilt into whatever machine you fancy…like a battleship.
Setting aside the usual Top Gun references, this is actually a new e-magazine called Maverick from Virgin, the multinational empire helmed by the serial entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson.
Even though the waters of e-reader/smartphone publishing have proved treacherous—similar moves by traditional print mags GQ and WIRED have floundered—Maverick is diving headlong into the maelstrom for bragging rights and profits too, of course.
Both Nokia and RIM wasted no time releasing statements countering Steve Jobs’ claim that antenna problems on smartphones like the controversial iPhone 4 are present among similar devices.
On the same day that Jobs held an all-important press conference to address multiple defects of the latest iPhone—which has shipped 3 million units since its release last month—Nokia circulated a press release whose wording emphasized its commitment to functional design.
Some people like to text, a lot. They even do this while walking which is quite dangerous especially in busy streets (watch out for the manhole!)
Enter Road SMS, an Android app that lets you peer through the camera of your smartphone so you can see where you are headed while happily thumbing away.
Toyota is one of the leaders of the pack when it comes to making hybrids but they still have to crack the puzzle of electric cars. Tesla is helping them out in this end by creating two prototype electric vehicles for the Japanese car maker.
NVIDIA’s latest Fermi graphics card is now shipping at Newegg. Gigabyte, Palit and a host of other manufacturers fielded a total of twelve devices.
A UK designer by the name of Kevin Scott just made biking easier for many folk. He created a bike that is able to bend back on itself, making it easier to secure your bicycle if you don’t have a lock handy.
If you’ve been feeling left out from all the touchscreen action, Mimo just released another limited edition monitor just for you.
The iMo Monster is a 10.1″ touchscreen monitor that has a 1024 x 600 resolution and gets its connectivity and power through a 4.5′ USB cable.
The latest buzz is that smartphone maker Research In Motion (RIM) will be making a tablet carrying the same brand as their flagship devices.
Ashok Kumar, a research analyst, speculates that the mobile computer will have a 7-inch touchscreen, dual cameras at the front and at the back plus a 1GHz processor.
There’s certainly a lot of folks out there who have dedicated a slice of their life to getting Mac OS X running on non-Apple hardware. It’s complicated but sure gives you that endorphin rush after you complete it. Not many though are willing to invest a huge chunk of time and effort building a hackintosh.
Lifehacker recently posted a way to get around this using just an OSX86 iso and Sun’s free virtualization software VirtualBox.
A happy and sad day for iPhone hacking today. Geohot announced that he’s successfully installed Cydia onto an iPhone 4 sent to him. The bad news? He has no plans of releasing a tool for it or anything related to it for that matter.