Japanese Sense-Roid Robot Is For Hugging Yourself (Video)

Somewhere in Japan, a mannequin torso is being hugged like crazy. All in the name of science and robotics, of course. Besides, hugging is nice. Just check the video after the jump.

Anyway, seen below is Sense-Roid, a student project from the University of Electro-Communications. If you’re wondering what’s being done to it, why, it’s being hugged.


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AT&T HTC Status Facebook Phone Gets Official

Earlier today we showed you some photos of the US version of the HTC ChaCha Facebook phone which is headed to AT&T, the HTC Status, and now AT&T has officially announced the HTC Status Facebook Phone.

The HTC Status features a 2.6 inch touch screen display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, processing is provided by an 800MHz processor and there is also a five megapixel camera on the back with auto-focus and a VGA camera up front .

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Elliptical Machine Office Desk Lets You Huff while you Work

I think we can all agree that having to be at work sucks bad enough that the last thing we want is anything that makes work more taxing. I also think there are a few people out there that really want to get into shape, but are too chained to a desk to find the time. Hammacher Schlemmer has a new product called The Elliptical Machine Office Desk that will let you work and get fit at the same time.

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Nokia 700 (Zeta) Symbian Belle Smartphone Leaked

The guys over at GSM Arena have managed to get their hands on some photos of a yet to be announced Nokia Symbian smartphone, the Nokia 700 (Zeta), along with some specifications.

According to the report the Nokia 700 is running Symbian Belle, which is the next version of Symbian after Symbian Anna, and it features a 3.2 inch nHD AMOLED display, and a possible 1GHz processor.

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Breaks UK Sales Record Selling 3.72 Million Copies

Activision and Treyach’s Call of Duty: Black Ops first person shooter has set a new record in the UK by selling over 3.72 million copies since its release.

Becoming the biggest selling game in UK games market history beating the previous holder  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which held the record with 3,702,410 copies sold, Call of Duty: Black Ops cumulative UK sales up to June 25th stood at 3,722,411


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DyzPlastic Heroes And Villans Android Collectibles Announced

We have already featureds the previous versions of the Android collectibles from the guys at DyzPlastics, and now they are releasing a new range of Android collectible mascots called Heroes and Villans.

There will be four different versions available, and they will debut at the 2011 Interntaional Comic-Con in San Diego, and will only be available in a limited number, with one design being made available each day from Wednesday the 20th of July at Comic-Con.

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MSI Launches 14 Inch CX480 Laptop With nVidia GeForce GT 520M

Today MSI have announced their new CX480 laptop which is equipped with a Intel 2nd generation Core i processor with options for either a Core i5-2410 (2.30GHz) or Core i3-2310 (2.10GHz) to be fitted.

The new CX480 uses a nVidia GeForce GT520M discrete graphics card with 1GB of DDR3 display memory and supports DirectX 11, together witha automatic graphics switching to help conserve your battery power when graphics performance is not required, providing up to 8.5 hours of use on a full battery.


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Samsung Files ITC Complaint Against Apple

It looks like the battle between Samsung and Apple is heating up, last week we heard that Apple had filed a lawsuit against Samung in South Korea, we also heard rumors this week that Apple are pulling away their business from Samsung.

Samsung currently makes a number of components for Apple’s range of iOS devices, and now it would appear that Samung has filed a complaint against apple with the ITC (International Trade Commission).

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Buffalo Unveils MiniStation Plus USB 3.0 1TB Storage

Buffalo has launched a new line of portable storage solutions this week in the form of the MiniStation Plus drive. The new Buffalo MiniStation Plus comes in two storage capacities either 500GB or 1TB which is housed in a shock proof chassis.

It is also USB powered so there is no need to carry a power cable, which is always a bonus, and will provide transfer speeds around 5Gbps when used with a USB 3.0 port.

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Pic3D Film Turns 2D Displays Into 3D (Video)

Global Wave from Japan has developed a new film which is designed to be placed over the display of your smartphone, tablet, computer monitor or HDTV, the film can apparently transform any 2D display into a 3D display.

the company behind the film are producing different sized versions for different sized displays, including LCD monitors, the Apple iPad the iPhone and the iPod Touch, have a look at the video of it in action below, which explains how the film works.

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Google’s Android Apps Reach 4.5 Billion Downloads

It looks like Google’s Android Market has hit another milestone, as the Guardian is reporting that the Android Market has now hit a massive 4.5 billion app downloads.

This compares to 1 billion downloads about a year ago, the first 1 billion downloads took Google 2 years to reach, and according to Ian Carrington, Google’s mobile advertising director the last 1 billion downloads happened within the last 60 days.

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