It’s possible. If this is the first time you’ve read about piezoelectricity, don’t fret. It’s old, dating back to the dawn of the electric age. Pizoelectric has been around for well nigh 200 years. Is it still relevant? According to a handful of researchers, it is. The crucial testing happened at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). What happened was a thin piezoelectric film was used to generate power and it worked.
And by anywhere, we mean ANYWHERE. Whether it’s your living room, kitchen, bathtub, or down the hall after you’ve been kicked out by the landlady. Okay, that’s too extreme. The Sasan Magic Carpet, though barely resembling a carpet, is a foldable ultra-thin mattress that’s configured according to the user’s needs.
If you have enjoyed playing N.O.V.A 2 on the iPhone and iPad, you might be pleased to know its now landed in the Mac App Store allowing you to join the Alliance on your Mac machine.
The Mac game brings with it 13 chapters taking you through hostile, yet amazing environments of various Orbitals with over a dozen weapons to choose from including: Dual Hand Guns, Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Automatic Shotgun, Sniper Rifle, Rocket Launcher, Grenade Launcher, Alien Plasma Gun, Alien Lightning Gun, Alien Laser Gun, Turrets, Frag Grenades and Mines.
Version 3 of the long standing uTorrent BitTorrent software has launched this week and brings with it some great new features including a new instant media streaming function and its free download for Windows only.
uTorrent 3.0 will now allow you to start downloading media files from their start to end allowing you to watch or listen to the file as it downloads. Other features include a new drag-and-drop function which has been added to make share your files with friends even easier.
Earlier today we told you about two new Android Honeycomb tablets from Archos, the Archos 80 G9 and the Archos 101 G9, and now they guys over at Le Journal Du Geek have go their hands on one of these new Android Honeycomb tablets from Archos.
The video below is in French, and it gives us a good look at the Archos 80 G9 hardware and also some of the features running on the tablet, which comes with an 8 inch display.
If you are unfortunate to not own a PS3 and are currently waiting for the release of Rockstar’s new L.A. Noire on PC, its going to be a long summer for you. As Rockstar have just announced that Team Bondi’s L.A. Noire game ” will be arriving this fall for the PC ” in both retail and digital formats.
If you’ve been out of the loop the last few months, L.A. Noire is a game developed by Team Bondi in conjunction with Rockstar Games and is set in 1947 Los Angeles and draws heavily from film noir during the 1940 and 50′s.
The Motorola Droid Bionic was announced back in January, and there have been recent rumors that the device was cancelled, now Motorola has confirmed on Twitter that the Droid Bionic will launch this summer.
The Motorola Droid Bionic will features a 4.3 inch qHD display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, processing is provided by a dual core 1GHz processor, and there is also 512MB of RAM.
Digitech have launched a new iPad iPB-10 Programmable Pedalboard which allows you to utilise the power for your iPad within your music simply by docking it within the Pedalboard.
Once docked the iPB-10 allows guitarists using the accompanying Nexus app to simply drag and drop effects combining with physical footswitches on the pedalboard to provide the control and fire them when required. The Nexus app offers a choice of 87 different pedals, including chorus, distortion, flanger, phasers together with variations of wah.
Zinio has launched a new version of its magazine app for Android, and the latest version is designed to offer hardware acceleration for NVIDIA Tegra 2 powered Android Honeycomb tablets like the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
The video below shows two Motorola Xoom tablets next to each other, one using the hardware acceleration and one without it, and you can clearly see the difference between the two.
Some of our readers will remember about a year ago a group called Goatse Security hacked the email accounts of 114,000 users on the iPad with AT&T, the details were then published on the web after Goatse claimed that they had alerted AT&T and they had done nothing about it.
The FBI started looking into the security breach shortly after it happened, and one if the hackers was subsequently arrested after he surrendered himself to the authorities in January this year, he has now pleaded guilty to a number of US federal charges.
A new mobile commerce application with SDK called Card.io has been launched by two former AdMob execs. The new application uses a smartphone camera to take a photo of a customers credit card and then allow a business to charge card holder.
The team have targeted their new application at developers by creating a handy SDK which allows developers to simply drop the service in to applications that they maybe creating. Watch a brief demo of the Card.io system in action after the jump.
If you have used Google Sites to create your online presence for either your personal or business website. You might to interested to learn that Google has this week rolled out a new feature to its Google Sites services which now automatically renders your site in a mobile format for iOS 3.0+ and Android 2.2+ devices.
The most noticeable automatic adjustments include; aligning the header layout and top bar, fitting the width of the site to match the device’s width and smart handling of sidebars, horizontal navigation, and dropdown links within your site.