Kosher Smartphones Now Available In Israel

We remember a BBC docu about an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community where one of the members explained that they would always be riding the last car of the train of progress. Sounds poetic, but it’s ever so true. To at least tap into a significant market in their country, an Israeli telecom firm unveiled kosher smartphones whose features and apps aren’t offensive to orthodox sensibilities.

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Battleship Shoe Is Ready For War

Looks real nice, huh? While it appears fit to wear, the craftsmanship and detail involved should discourage real use. Just admire it for the eye catching aesthetics, which include what looks like an 88 anti-tank gun plus some armor plate. Created by artist Phil Noto, this “battleship shoe” can float or shoot projectiles, but it does make for a cool geeky toy on your action figure closet.

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The Attack Of The Giant Office Supplies

Yeah sure, everyone thinks they’ll survive a Zombie apocalypse or an alien invasion (see Crysis, Mass Effect, Halo, Duke Nukem). But what happens when those office supplies finally decide to overthrow their masters? Uh oh. Resistanc eis futile. Pictured below is a giant tape measure and its more adhesive sibling. We don’t see a stapler and a glue stick, but they just might be hiding.

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Antec Unveils New LED BIAS Lighting

You may not know what a bias light is. It’s a light that you put behind your monitor so you aren’t staring at a bright screen in totally dark room. Apparently, some high-end animation studios use them and they are supposed to help reduce eye fatigue too. I have seen bias lights before that are really expensive.

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Sony Tablet Teaser Video Released (video)

Further to the announcement earlier this week of Sony Tablets coded named the S1 and S2. Sony has now released a teaser video showing a little more detail and the curved designs of the new Sony Tablets.

The new Sony tablets come in two distinct  styles with the Sony S1 tablet equipped with a 9.4-inch display and a wedge shape design which Sony says provides a more ergonomic tablet to use.

While the S2 is designed as a foldable dual-screen tablet, fitted with a pair of 5.5-inch 1,024 x 480 pixel displays. Watch a teaser video of the new Sony tablets after the jump.

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Pioneer HDJ-500T-K Headphones Support Hands Free Phone Calls

If you are looking for a pair of headphones you can use to make hands-free mobile phone calls, then the new Pioneer HDJ-500T-K headphones launched this week, might fit your needs.

The new Pioneer HDJ-500T-K headphones come supplied with two interchangeable cords: a 1.2m-3m coiled cord for DJ purposes and a 1m straight cord with a microphone located on the cable that allows users to answer incoming calls when connected to a smartphone.

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1000 Watt Subwoofer Chair (video)

How would you like to sit on 1000 watts of speaker power? The subwoofer chair consists of  two 16-inch subwoofers contained within the chair’s structure and is designed to create a thundering bass tone. The chair is predominately designed for teenagers to listen to music either from their iPods, MP3 players or gaming systems.

Watch the video in which Greg Ball the designer and creator of the 1000 Watt Subwoofer Chair, explains his reasoning behind creating such a chair. Together with the design process involved, from the CAD drawings to the water cut components.

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The Final Hours of Portal 2, Interactive iPad Story

If you are an avid Portal fan and have ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to create a highly anticipated sequel title. Geoff Keighley’s The Final Hours of Portal 2 is a three-year multimedia project that details the studio’s creative ups and downs in bringing Portal 2 to market.

The Final Hour of Portal 2 interactive iPad Story takes into the top-secret office of Valve, creators of Half-Life, for an unvarnished, behind-the-scenes look at the making of its latest game Portal 2

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