If you’re a fan of remote-controlled toys are controlled using your iPhone or iPad, you’ll get a kick out of the new iSpy Tank.
This toy tank is very interesting and different
remote-controlled toys we’ve seen because it has an integrated wireless
camera. That wireless camera stream video to your smart phone allowing
you to see what the tank sees.
That means you can drive this will take around out of your line of
sight and be able to control it accurately. The camera more the tank can
record video and take snapshots. The tank works in conjunction with the
app and uses your home Wi-Fi connection.
The tank can rotate left and right, move forward and backwards, and
the camera can
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Some of our readers will remember the Google Nexus Q that was announced at last years Google
I/O, it looks like Google may be cancelling the device as it is now
shown as ‘not for sale at this time’ on Google’s Play Store.
Google launched the Nexus Q at last years Google I/O and then shortly
after it was launched Google stopped selling the device, although
people who pre-ordered it received the Nexus Q.
It looks like Google may have cancelled the device, and it is not clear on whether they plan to re-launch a new version of its at this years Google I/O or if they plan to cancel it altogether.
Sony announced a number of devices at this years CES, which include
the new Sony Xperia Z smartphone and also the new Cybershot RX1, and now
they have put together a video of the devices being put together.
The video below shows three devices being put together in a sort of
reverse teardown, and as well as the Sony Xperia Z and the Cybershot RX1
it also includes one of their new HD camcorders.
We suspect that this isn’t how these devices are out together on
Sony’s production line, and the majority of the building of each device
will probably be automated.
Russian authorities are not very fond of fake Apple products. That’s
why they used a bulldozer to crush a mountain of authentic looking
iPhone 4 and 4S handsets after picking up a Chinese man who had
attempted to smuggle the handsets into the country.
The Chinese man claimed that the handsets were real, but he lacked the
necessary documentation to prove their authenticity. Totalling 127
units, these allegedly fake devices would cost about $36,500 on the
Russian market. The man was fined a just $65, which seems strange. That
fine won’t deter anyone from selling fake products.
I hope it doesn’t turn out that these phones were real after all of this.
Yamaha has this week announced new additions to its range of audio
systems with the unveiling of its new TSX-132 and TSX-B232 desktop, and
the MCR-042 and MCR-B142 micro audio systems.
The Yamaha MCR-B142 and MCR-042 both put out 30W of sound via
connections made by USB, aux-in and Apple’s older 30 pin devices,
together with CDs if preferred.
The TSX-B232 and MCR-B142 models are both equipped with Bluetooth
connectivity, allowing users to wirelessly stream music to these systems
from smartphones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. The systems
are also equipped with AM/FM radio, and have been created to deliver
exceptional audio qu
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If you own a Windows RT device you might be interested to know that
there is a way to be able to run ported Windows applications on
Microsoft’s new Windows RT devices.
When Microsoft created their Windows RT operating system, they
basically used the Windows 8 OS but cut it down to run on devices
equipped with ARM-based chips instead of x86 processors, and will only
run apps installed from the Windows Store, until now.
The team over at xda-developers has discovered a way to used a jailbroken Windows RT devices to run Windows desktop applications, and developers have already started to recompile apps so they can be side-loaded on the Microsoft Surface RT.
Xda-developers have created a list of software that’s already been porte
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Motorola had previously said that they would be updating the Atrix 2
to Android Jelly Bean, Motorola changed their minds on this last year
and instead offered owners of the device a $100 credit towards the
purchase of a new Motorola device.
Motorola were obviously working on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the
Atrix 2, but decided not to release it, however there is good news for
owners of the device as the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM for the
Atrix 2 has been leaked.
The guys over at the XDA Developers have managed to get their hands
on the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM for the Atrix 2, you can find
out more information on how to get in on your device over at the XDA Developers forum.
Sony recently announced their new flagship Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z which will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean when it goes on sale shortly, and now Sony has confirmed that the device will get Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Sony has revealed in a Q&A session on their Sony Mobile Blog, that the Xperia Z will be getting the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update shortly after the handset goes on sale.
The Sony Xperia Z features a quad core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor
and 2GB of RAM, there is also a 5 inch full HD display with a 1920 x
1080 pixel resolution.
Other specifications on the Sony Xperia Z include a 13 megapixel camera, and 4G LTE, the device is also resistant to dust and water and also features NFC.
HP has this week announced that is will be launching a new line of
monitors on February 3rd 2013 that will come equipped with Beats audio
The new range of HP Beats monitors will feature IPS displays, and
were unveiled at CS 2013 last week, and have been created as part of
a collaboration between HP and Dr. Dre.
The new monitors
will offer users 178 degrees horizontally and vertically and
feature edge-to-edge glass and super thin design, measuring just 13.95
mm at the top and ranging from 15.6 inches up to 27 inches. For more
information on the new HP Beats monitors jump over to the HP press release website for details.
Corsair has this week unveiled new addition to its liquid cooling range with the launch of the Hydro Series liquid CPU coolers H110 equipped dual fans and the single-fan H90 pictured below.
The H110 is equipped with a
double-length 280mm by 140mm radiator with side-by-side fan mounts, and
each fan is a low-speed 140mm static pressure fan, which Corsair claims
will push "much more” air per decibel of noise compared to 120mm fans.
Corsair’s H90 cooling solutionis a single-fan liquid cooler with a
more compact square 140mm radiator, and just like the the H110, it’s
designed to run quiet while still offering superb cooling performance.
The H110 and H90 are available now for $130 and $100, respectively.
multiplayers will be disappointed to learn that Microsoft has announced
it will be closing the doors on its servers next month. With 15th
February marking the end date for the Halo
2 PC multiplayer service.
As well as announcing then end of the Halo 2 Multiplayer service next
month Microsoft also revealed more information on new Spartan Ops
episodes of which the second half of Season One launches next Monday.
"To prepare you for the impending flurry of Spartan Ops-related
information, I’ve assembled some fun facts about the first half of
Spartan Ops Season 1. And by "I’ve assembled some fun facts”, I of
course mean I had someone else assemble some fun facts, because we both
know there’s nothing I love more (well, besides Adam Kovic, that is
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Lenovo doesn’t seem to be the old company looking to launch a new
Chrome device it seems, as information has been discovered pointing to a
new Chromebox currently being developed by Acer called the Kiev.
Developer François Beaufort discovered details about Acer’s
unannounced Chrome OS desktop code-named "Kiev.” and released the
Which includes a new Chromebox system
equipped with a 2.7 GHz Intel Pentium G630 dual core processor,
supported by 2GB of RAM and fitted with a 500GB hard drive. But this is
obviously not been confirmed by Acer and could just be the test rig they
Acer has in the past always created slightly cheaper devices that its rivals so it could be safe to assume
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LG has announced today that it has sold more than 1 million of its LG
Optimus G smartphones, which rolled out in September to Korea and later
to other countries during October 2012.
Although the LG Optimus G smartphone has yet to arrive in China as
yet and will probably significantly add to the already impressive
figures. Korean news agency Yonhap also reports that LG sold 7 million
smartphones in the third quarter of 2012, and is expected to sell in
excess of 45 million smartphones in 2013.
To re-cap the LG Optimus G smartphone
was LG’s flagship smartphone of late 2012 and is powered by a quad-core
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, supported by 2 GB of RAM with 32
GB of internal storage, and is fitted
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