Worlds First Elasticated USB Data Cables Unveiled (video)

Asahi Kasei corporation has unveiled a new cable called the Roboden, which is the worlds first elasticated cable, that can be used for USB devices, data transfer or power.

The company has developed the new Roboden cables working with Spandex, and based their designs on the way the human skin is able to stretch and bounce back, by a factor of around 1.5. Watch the video after the jump to see the new Roboden cables in action.

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Engineers Use 3D Printer And Bone Like Material To Create New Bones (video)

3D printers are becoming more and more common in every day life and are even becoming available to the masses via Kickstarter. Now Researchers at Washington State University and engineers have been able to use a customised 3D printer to create a bone like material.

Which researchers are hoping will allow them to repair injuries in humans. The new material can be used as a support to help broken bones while they mend, and then dissolve away, leaving no side effects in the patient.

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YouTube Analytics Feature Rolls Out Today, Providing More Detailed Viewing Statistics For Publishers

YouTube movie publishers will be pleased to know that Google has today started rolling out a new YouTube Analytics feature. That will allow publishers to be able to see comprehensive statistics, detailing how popular their videos are and whether they have been watched all the way through.

The new YouTube Analytics will include a number of features including the ability to see a complete overview of all the important statistics, more detailed statistics so that you can have a more precise understanding of your content and audiences.

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HP webOS Decision To be Announced In Two Weeks

We recently heard that HP may be considering selling off webOS, which the company acquired when the purchased Palm, and it ended up costing HP over $3.3 billion, and now the company has announced that they will decided what to do with webOS within the next two weeks.

HP’s CEO Meg Whitman recently told French newspaper Le Figaro, that the company would make a decision within the next two weeks on what to do with webOS.

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Gunpoint, Indie Game Trailer Unveils Fresh Approach To Game Design (video)

In a world where big name games development companies fight over sales. It great to see independent games developers brings fresh life to the gaming scene. Rather than the standard genre of FPS, sports or hack and slash gaming.

Developer and PC Gamer writer Tom Francis is currently developing whats shaping up to be a great new style of game with a retro feel, called Gunpoint. That Francis’ describes in his own words, as a “stealth puzzle game that lets you rewire its levels to to trick people”. Watch the video after the jump in which Francis takes you through the gameplay of his new game. Enjoy!

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Kindle Fire Hacked To Run Nintendo 64 Games

Owners of the new Amazon Kindle, who have already become a little bored with the range of games available for the new Amazon Android tablet. Might be please to know that a developer has been able to created an emulator that will allow classic Nintendo 64 games to be played on Amazon’s Kindle Fire using the power of its dual core processor.

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First BlackBerry BBX Smartphone To Be Called BlackBerry Surfboard?

We recently heard about the first BBX powered BlackBerry smartphone, which was rumored to be called the BlackBerry London, although at the time it wasn’t clear whether this would be the devices actual name or just a codename.

Now according to a recent report from TechCrunch, RIM’s first BBX powered BlackBerry smartphone will be called the BlackBerry Surfboard, and apparently RIM has already filed a trademark for this name.

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Apple iOS 5.1 Beta Still Doesn’t Fix Battery Drain

Early reports are beginning to filter through from a few users of Apple’s iOS 5.1 beta. Reporting that the new iOS 5.1 software still doesn’t address the battery drain issue, some iPhone 4S users are experiencing.

Apple has already rolled out a couple of updates to its iOS software, which have included tweaks to try and solve the issues. But after rolling these out in 5.0.1, users still complained that the problem remained.

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Battlefield 3 Reaches 8 Million Sales

Many thought that EA’s Battlefield 3 game would have a hard time finding sales launching the same month as the new Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 3 game. But even after considerable first day sales, Battlefield 3’s sales are still growing well , even after its initial launch buzz has begun to fade a little.

Even though its competitor Modern Warfare 3 sold a staggering 9.3 million copies during it first week. Battlefield 3 has provided a different game style and mechanics, using the new Frostbite 2 games engine. Which has proved to be popular with gamers worldwide.

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Apple Disables Quick Setting Shortcuts In iOS 5.1

There are a number of applications available in the iOS iTunes App Store, that will allow iPhone and iOS device owners to create quick shortcuts to setting from their homepages . Some of which we have already featured here on Geeky gadgets such as IconProject and SBSettings. Unfortunately for users of these handy applications, Apple has now seen fit to disable their ability to create shortcuts in Apple’s new iOS 5.1 software.

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Lenovo LePhone K2 Android Smartphone Announced

We have already seen a couple of new Android smartphones from Lenovo, and now we have another Android device which is headed to China, the Lenovo K2, which will comes with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread.

The Lenovo LePhone K2 features a 4.3 inch IPS touchscreen display, processing is provided by a dual core 1.5GHz processor and it also features 1GB of RAM and 1GB of ROM.

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Asus Transformer Prime Lands In the US December 8th

The Asus Transformer Prime has to be one of the most anticipated Android tablet releases this year, earlier today we saw a video of the 8 megapixel camera on the Transformer Prime in cation, and we have been hearing rumors that the device would go on sale in the US on the 8th of December.

It would appear that the 8th of December is the official launch date for the Transformer Prime in the US, as Asus Taiwan have confirmed to the guys over at Netbook News, the launch date of December the 8th.

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