Flushed with petrodollars (or should it be petroeuros?) and confident of its economic clout, Russian officials are now actively promoting an engineering feat that could change the world—literally. The chunnel between England and France? Imagine one between Siberia and Alaska. Holy moley!
In what amounts to fashion treason and an assault on rationality, a new strange form of garb is being showcased across the web. It’s called a Privacy Shell and its name leaves nothing to the imagination—imagine a shell you cover yourself with in crowded places. As for the couple downstairs sharing each other’s company inside a shell, well, we have no idea what they’re doing under there.
Time Warner has today announced that it will help subscribers to its $99-a-month Wideband Internet service with rebates on purchases made by Wideband customers for the Slingbox set-top box.
Currently the Slingbox is available to purchase for $300 and Time Warner will offer a full rebate on the price as part of a promotion expected to start in September. The move is thought to be in response to the legal battle between Viacom and Time Warner over the live streaming of content to the iPad application.
In addition to its new folding QWERTY iPad 2 keyboard and case, Logitech has also unveiled a new joystick designed for iPad gaming. The neat little joystick is equipped with a couple of suction cups which allow it to be positioned anywhere you require on an iPad screen, and should be able to be used with any touchscreen tablet device. Providing a thumb-stick style game controller you can use with just about any game with an on-screen joystick or d-pad.
If like me you enjoy the Aliens series of films and games, a new trailer has been released today for the highly anticipated game currently under development, Aliens: Colonial Marines.
The new trailer provides a 2 minute teaser into what you can expect from the Colonial Marines game when released in 2012. Aliens: Colonial Marines has been designed to recreate the look and feel of the Aliens film from 1986 down to the last detail. Watch the debut trailer after the jump. Enjoy!
Ten One the creators of the Pogo Sketch case and stylus have just launched a new addition to their stylus range in the form of the Pogo Sketch Pro. The new creation has been designed to provide a natural, ergonomic grip, with the very best in tip technology all combined with a balanced unibody aluminium handle.
Ten One say that their new Pogo Sketch Pro stylus is the most sensitive stylus currently on the market, and is 100 percent effective at every angle when in use.
Together with its other cameras Sony has announced today, Sony has also announced the VG10 replacement with the arrival of the new NEX-VG20 Handycam. As with the NEX-7 and NEX-5N cameras the VG20 has the ability to interchange its E-mount lenses.
The Sony NEX-VG20 Handycam is equipped with a 16.1 megapixels, Exmor APS HD CMOS together with manual controls to allow for creativity enabling you to tweak the shutter speed, aperture, white balance, and gain.
Even though Nokia has now partnered with Microsoft to roll out Windows Phone handsets. Nokia has today showed that its ties with the Symbian OS is still alive and well with the launch of three new Nokia smartphones, all running the latest Symbian Belle operating system. In the form of the Nokia 701, 700 and 600 smartphones.
The Symbian Belle operating system has been designed to provide smartphone users more flexibility to personalise their user experience on mobile devices, and will be available as a free update for all users of handsets currently running Symbian Anna. There are a couple of videos after the jump which introduce the new Symbian Belle operating system and some of its features.
Apple has just chalked up a great win in their ongoing battle with Samsung by winning an injunction preventing Samsung to sell their Galaxy S Series smartphones within the EU. The new injunction has been granted by Rechtbank ‘s-Gravenhage, a Dutch court in the city of The Hague.
The court has issued a formally Europe-wide preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Ace smartphones. Following on from a similar injunction granted by a German court a couple of weeks ago.
If you are a big fan of Steampunk chic and have a few dollars spare you could become the proud owner of this amazingly detailed loft apartment in Manhattan NY. The owner has painstakingly added Steampunk gadgets around the whole apartment creating the perfect Steampunk abode. Now the current owner is now looking to move on and and has put the apartment complete with Steampunk furniture on the market for a cool $1,75 million.
This week the Windows Phone MarketPlace passed the 30,000 app milestone and opened up to accept Mango application submissions from developers. The opening of the MarketPlace doors for application submissions has happened on time and as Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace Senior Director Todd Brix explained it would back in July.
Microsoft is hoping to have new applications submitted processed and ready to added to the MarketPlace within a couple of days. Just in time for the new wave of Mango phones that are expected to launch very soon.
If you are looking for a compact keyboard case for your iPad 2 you might be pleased to know that Logitech have unveiled a new portable fold-up QWERTY keyboard /case combination that unfolds automatically when you tilt your iPad in to an upright position.
The connection between keyboard and iPad 2 is provided via Bluetooth and Logitech say their new keyboard/case works seamlessly with Apple’s iPad 2 Smart Cover. To provide power for the Bluetooth connection, inside the keyboard is a rechargeable battery, that can be topped up via a USB connection.