Ringbow Controller Could Change Touchscreen Computing

We add “could” for the simple reason that it’s a prototype. Just recently unveiled/previewed at a demo event earlier this month, the Ringbow is perhaps the first of its kind. What it does is be a non-mouse for tablet users. Why is this supposed to be useful? Since touch screens are very touch intensive, wouldn’t it be more convenient to have a dedicated controller for clicking?

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Special Virus Could Program Brains To Eat Less, Lose Weight

Thanks to copious amounts of cheezeburgers, there’s now too many obese people on Earth, mostly in developed countries. Since diet plans and working out in gyms doesn’t work for everyone, researchers at Johns Hopkins may have found a viable means of regulating food intake. A series of tests involving mice reveled that inhibiting a specific protein controls the mammals’ appetites, by doing this, the food intake is better controlled.


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The Crovel Can Do Anything!

Well, almost. Crovel? That’s crowbar and shovel stuck together. Curently being marketed as the ideal outdoor tool for rugged survivalist escapades, the Crovel goes a step farther than other portable shovels by having a crowbar hook at the other end of the spade that can work as a handle.

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Veltop Want To Keep Cyclists From Getting Soaked

By selling portable canopies that can be assembled in moments, like the Veltop Classic pictured below. It attaches to the handle bars and comes with a stiff windscreen and foldable parts like the sunroof and see through side flaps. The whole point of this portable roof is for cyclists to keep mobile no matter the downpour.

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Opinion: Why Sony & PSN Will Probably Be Fine

The previous week has probably been as dark as any in Sony history. This is seriously going in their Wikipedia page, right next to the BMG rootkit mess, the laptop battery boondoggle and any other synonym for unfortunate incident you can think of. About the only silver lining to this whole PSN fiasco is probably that it’s shifted attention both from the Wii 2 announcement, and let’s face it, Sony couldn’t have timed it better if it tried (except maybe during E3, but that would have been.. counter-intuitive) and the George Hotz lawsuit.

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LA Noire Occupying Three Xbox360 Discs

Despite Microsoft testing out a new disc format, it’s currently stuck with the old 9 GB a pop DVDs. And that can only mean one thing for ambitious titles that tend to bring entire cities and possibly hundreds of thousands of virtual people to life. PS3 exclusivity, zing! Or they can just go the multi-disc round, like LA Noire is. “Please insert the next game disc to continue.”

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Sony May Be Facing Third Attack Over Weekend

By now, if you’re a PS3 owner and habitual PSN user you’re either contemplating a life without multiplayer, elbow deep in some sort of Hamachi installation/ ingenious tunelling scheme or busy getting the hang of Halo on your new Xbox while wincing at the occasional pang of guilt and flashback of your PS3 going in the pawn shop window. We kid, we know you’re out there feverishly refreshing PlayStation Blog and waiting for a sign. Unfortunately, this newest rumor suggests you may have more to wait.

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Blackberry Playbook to Get Keyboard Dock Soon

It’s rather interesting to me that to separate the PlayBook from the other tablets on the market RIM tried to position it as a content creation device, not just one for consumption of content. With the focus on making content, the PlayBook had no official keyboard. That keyboard oversight is about to change with a new accessory on the way.

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Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid Supercar To Go Into Production

UK Car manufacturer Jaguar has announced that it will put its C-X75 hybrid supercar concept, that it showed off at the Paris Motor Show into production, and it will cost £700,000 about $1.15 Million.

The Jaguar C-X75 hybrid supercar will feature a carbon composite chassis and a hybrid engine which consists of a high powered small petrol engine, and a range of electric motors.

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Asus Says Shortages Are Demand Based, Rather Than Supply Chain Problems

Earlier this week sources close to Asus were reporting that shortages their Asus Eee Pad Transformer were due to supply chain problems and only allowed them to produce 10,000 units a month. Well Asus have now been approached and officially replied to the speculation explaining the shortages are completely demand based an not to do with supply chain problems, as earlier thought.

Asus was contacted by the Net Book News website who asked about the supply shortages and spoke to ASUSTek Spokesperson David Chang to get a definitive answer.

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