The moral of this story is do not buy iPads in a McDonalds parking lot. One South Carolina woman did, and she paid with real money, feeling that the transaction was in the up and up. She handed $180 for an iPad that turned out to be a wooden plank with an Apple logo. We’re wondering if anyone has emailed this news to Steve Jobs. (How’s he doing?)
It’s a compact go-kart that’s ridden like a skateboard. In short, it rules! We’d love to see this in a death-defying race with a DTV Shredder and a Segway. Much epicness would definitely ensue. There’s also a cool video after the jump. Check out the handbreak/controller coiling around its frame.
Dubbed an ‘organ preservation system,’ the Transmedics machine could revolutionize heart transplants forever. While it’s still being tested by a heart transplanting team at UCLA Medical, the Transmedics is already a certified game changer. What it does is preserve a beating heart until its ready to be transplanted. This marks a huge departure from ‘traditional’ open heart work.
Why are we not surprised? In what’s beginning to reek like a publicity stunt, reports have surfaced that an Apple employee lost his iPhone 5 prototype in a San Francisco bar. Sheesh, you think with the new Apple spaceship campus they’d think of building drinking places inside it so there won’t be ‘accidents’ like this. But wait, like all great mysteries, there’s a distinct fish smell here.
Don’t let anyone ever tell you Oblivion wasn’t… nice. Especially people who loved Morrowind or some of the other early Elder Scrolls games. Because we will talk your ear off. And at the end of the day I’m pretty sure most of us liked Oblivion. We just didn’t love it. A big reason for that was that most every location felt pretty much the same. “In Oblivion, we did … maybe nine big cities? And here, we decided ‘let’s do five, and make them more unique. There are fewer of the really large cities, but the ones we have here … there’s more to them,” according to Bethesda’s Todd Howard.
Shocking, but not really controversial. Also, the numbers behind the claim is a calculation based on unproven ‘hunch’ figures. In a bid to reach an interesting food-for-thought estimate of how much money gets whittled away by the Facebook habit, Michael Fitzpatrick tried some serious calculating. The results, however, pack a wallop.
Four kilometers underneath the Amazon river is a vast subterranean water source with possibilities we can only begin to imagine. It’s called the Rio Hamza after ½ of the scientific duo who ‘discovered’ the enormous water source using calculations. No Indiana Jones adventure here (i.e. Indiana Jones and The Lost River of Death) but it certainly proves that the Amazon has more than a few secrets.
We’re not going to take any prisoners: Fallout 3 is one of the most insane and brilliant games ever conceived. Aside from reviving the post-apocalyptic genre with a dramatic plot amidst a world filled with mutants and rad roaches, it made all true diehards wish for their own Pip-Boys. Can someone mod an iPhone so that it can be worn on your wrist like a Pip-Boy?
Have you ever wondered why bus, rain and street sweeper simulations are so insanely popular in Germany? Up until now our best guess would have been something in the water, or maybe something to do with incredibly tight lederhosen straps, but now there may be a competing theory. Apparently DOOM and DOOM 2 have basically been classified as porn in Germany for the past decade and a half.
Every entertainment center I have ever owned has been poorly ventilated. If you get a DVR, a game console, and an AV receiver inside a cabinet with doors and only four little holes to let the heat out your gear may not be long for this world. Antec has a new cooling device that looks like ones for notebooks, but this is one just for home theater gear.
Earlier today we heard that HP would be releasing more HP TouchPad tablets in the next few weeks to satisfy the demand for the $99 tablet, now it looks like the last run of TouchPad tablets will be US only.
The guys over at Mobot spoke to HP’s PR agency, and have found out that the last ever HP TouchPad tablets will be available in the US only, so that means no more TouchPad tablets for us here in the UK and Europe.