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Pine. Acrylic. A LED bulb. Such are the simple materials that form this Klingon coffee table. It’s not really Klingon-made and it isn’t found in any Star Trek movie. Keep in mind it’s a DIY project by a very skilled craftsman who decided to put an alien twist on his coffee table. The pointy legs are pine smoothed to a polished sheen supported by acrylic rods. The triangular table top, on the other hand, is adorned with an acrylic layer to subdue the diodes emitting pop-colored lights.

The man behind this particular home build is  Nick Woodrow, who wanted a project that would ‘inspire my GCSE Resistant Materials kids in school!’

 Here’s an action packed video show casing this marvel of ingenuity:

Nick Woodrow seems to be interested in a lot of other things other than Klingon furniture. Judging by his Flickr account, he’s susceptible to artfulness and whimsy with a powerful inc ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 802 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-23 | Comments (0)

Sony is gearing up to launch a their new official PS3 wireless stereo headset on the September 6th. Allowing you to enjoy your PS3 games and in game communication without being tethered to the console.The new PS3 headset is equipped with 7.1 surround sound and uses a small USB dongle to create the Bluetooth connection required to your PS3 console.

The PS3 Wireless headset also provides quick access to microphone controls such as mute and volume control with a simple tap or slide of the finger on the headset. Watch the video after the jump to see a run through of the new PS3 headsets features in action.

The official PS3 stereo headset is equipped with oversized breathable earpads providing you with comfortable gameplay for hours on end, and a retractable mic which can be collapsed when not in use. ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 865 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-23 | Comments (0)

Google is not content with just adding streets and buildings to their Street View they are now also planning an expedition in to the heart of the Amazon to capture 360 degree images of some of the regions most remote locations, for the world to explore from the comfort of their computer chairs.

The new project is a joint initiative between Google and the non-profit group Foundation for a Sustainable Amazon (FAS) and will involve the teams winding their way down both the Amazon River and the Rio Negro River in northwest Brazil.

The project is aimed to help the FAS  show the world :

"not only the environment and the way of life of the traditional population, but to sensitize the world to the challenges of climate change, deforestation and combating poverty,” 

said Gabriel Ribenboim ... Read more »

Category: Google techno | Views: 651 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-23 | Comments (0)

Fancy something a little different for your Xbox Live Avatar to wear? Well a new Robocop themed avatar suit

is coming to the Xbox Live Market Place on August 25th giving you a little retro Robocop charm from the 1987

movie. Watch a fan made trailer introducing the latest addition to the Xbox Live Avatar Marketplace after the jump.

The box Live Avatar Marketplace enables you to customise your avatar up in various tees, purchase robot sidekicks,

even gear up in RoboCop’s full suit of armour! ANyone for a pet Ed-209 robot from the film?

The trailer below a contest-winning creation, by Giant Bomb user MoleyUK.

... Read more »
Category: Gaming News | Views: 670 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-23 | Comments (0)

When the acquisition of Motorola by Google completes Google will have added around 17,000 patent plus 7,500 pending applications to its armoury of patents. But Bloomberg is reporting just 18 of these patents could be worth the $12.5 billion Google is paying for Motorola.

David Mixon, a patent lawyer at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Huntsville, Alabama calculated, that out of all the patents Google will receive. There are inventions dating back to 1994 which form the heart of three Motorola lawsuits against Apple, and could really be the star patents in the haul for Google.

The 18 patents cover areas that are essential to the mobile-device industry, including : location services, antenna designs, e-mail transmission, touch- screen motions, software-application management and third- generatio ... Read more »

Category: Google techno | Views: 735 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-23 | Comments (0)

Following on from its recently launched new range of smartphones RIM is now looking to revamp its BlackBerry App World software and will be launching a newly updated version on August 22nd. Blackberry App World 3.0 will include a new storefront enabling users to be able to find and purchase apps , games and themes with ease.

New features have also been added to help you manage your applications. When you download an app, it will now be stored digitally in ­your own personal storage folder called My World. You can then retrieve the application at a later date or install it easily on a new Blackberry device which any additional cost.

There are also rumours that RIM might be launching its new BBM music service which has now been completed and is ready to launch, around the same time as Blackberry App World 3. But ... Read more »

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 730 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-23 | Comments (0)

If you are looking to try a slightly different type of augmented reality game, a new iPad 2 game called Ball invasion might well be worth a look. Ball invasion allows you to interact with your home or surroundings in a totally new way even allowing you to bounce balls off walls within your location for certain aspects of the game.

The objective of Ball Invasion is to shoot balls hiding in the real world, visible only through your iPad2′s camera. However unlike other Augmented Reality games, Ball Invasion doesn’t require any printed or known markers, but tracks the environment around you. Watch the video after the jump to see the game in action and the moves you can perform, such as bouncing balls of walls and objects.

The Ball Invasion iPad 2 game uses your location as the playing field to your game and allows you to use it to your adv ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 871 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-23 | Comments (0)

Following on from the collapse of the HP webOS products late last week, when HP released a surprise announcement that they would be stopping all production of their webOS hardware. Closing down production and discontinuing operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones.

Brandon Watson, Microsoft’s Senior Director of Windows Phone 7 development, wasted no time tweeting an offer to published WebOS developers. Wooing potential webOS developers into Microsofts corner by offering free phones, training and development tools.

After a few days the move seem to have paid off for Microsoft as Watson has received more than 500 email from interested webOS developers looking for a new development platform. You can view Brandon Watson Twitter feed here&nbs ... Read more »

Category: Microsoft News | Views: 664 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-23 | Comments (0)

Razer has released a new promotional trailer reminding gamers that PC gaming is not dead, in the build up to an

announcement Razer will be making on the 26th August 2011. The video is a little cryptic and doesn’t reveal much

about Razer’s impending announcement.  But reaffirms to us that with over 300,000,000 PC gamers worldwide PC

gaming is far from dead, as some thought would happen when gaming consoles first landed. Watch the brief video

after the jump.

More information will be published over on the PC Gaming is not Dead website, when Razer unveils

it announcement on the 26th August. Which could be for the Razer Switchblade. As always we will keep you posted.

Razer has rel ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 737 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-23 | Comments (0)

If you are looking forward to the highly anticipated release of the new Gears Of War 3 game. You will be pleased to

know that the game development has now advanced from its beta stage to GOLD! Epic has also released a 2.30 min

trailer showing the opening cinematic of the Gears Of War 3 to wet your appetite even further in the build up to its

launch date just under a month away.

Gears of War 3 will be launching on September 20th 2011 and has already notched up over one million pre-orders,

and will be the final game in the current story line. The new game will include four-player co-op modes for the first

time in the series, together with a fully controllable mech suit, called "Silverback”, that will be available for use in

certain parts of ... Read more »

Category: Gaming News | Views: 762 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-22 | Comments (0)

Sony has unveiled details of its new "Live with Walkman” Android phone running Gingerbread 2.3 as its operating system. The "Live with Walkman” smartphone has been designed and created by Sony to provide a unique social music experience to users. Equipped with deep Facebook integration which allows you to access your Facebook pages via the phones picture gallery, music player, phonebook and calendar, and include a Facebook music recommendations feature.

Its also fitted with a 3.2-inch touchscreen display plus a 5 megapixel camera with a 8x zoom feature, auto focus and face detection, as well as GEO tagging and HD video recording (720p).

The new Android phone is also packed with Sony’s xLOUD technology designed to enhance the audio output of the internal speakers, and an "Infinite Bu ... Read more »

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 747 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-22 | Comments (0)

After rolling out their Bootloader Unlock Tool for their HTC Sensation to European users, HTC has now rolled out a new Evo 3D Bootloader Unlock Tool to the US. The new bootloader unlock tool update was announced on the HTC Facebook page and is now available for the EVO 3D for Sprint.

HTC explained via their Facebook page:

We’re pleased to share that the EVO 3D for Sprint unlock process is now available. It requires a software update, so please update your phone via the "About Phone” menu before starting the process. Please check for updates, as well as a detailed explanation of the unlock process.

More information about the available HTC bootloader unlock tools are available on the HTC Dev website.  But be aware unlocking the bootloader on your phone will void ... Read more »

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 782 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-22 | Comments (0)

If you have been patiently waiting for the arrival of  Windows Phone Mango, you will be pleased to know that a Fujitsu IS12T device may now available to pre-order and is hoped will start shipping on August 25th.

The Fujitsu IS12T Windows Phone 7.5 Mango was spotted on a display stand in the Biccamera Yurakucho Tokyo store, but it is thought that these devices might be dummy devices. If true the new Fujitsu IS12T will be the first Windows Phone running the new Mango operating system that was first unveiled by Microsoft last October. Even though the new Window Phone Mango update and device were officially expected to land sometime inSeptember.

Microsoft has been working hard with it hardware vendors to make certain smartphones available for the release of its Windows Phone ... Read more »

Category: Future Mobile | Views: 1058 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-22 | Comments (0)

Skype has announced its intensions to acquire the GroupMe company, a new app startup, founded in 2010 at the Techcrunch Disrupt Hackathon.  GroupMe has created and provides a group messaging service that helps users stay in touch with each other and will enable Skype to enhanced further its mobile offerings. Combining the new text based service with their acquisition of mobile video provider Qik, which Skype announced earlier this year.

The GroupMe company offers a free texting service that  works across mobile devices and platforms, enabling users to connect, share locations, photos and make easily communicate with their contacts and friends.

Early this month GroupMe rolled out a new version to its application GroupMe 3.0 allowing users to manage groups, send messages, share p ... Read more »

Category: Techno News | Views: 658 | Added by: amitguruji | Date: 2011-08-22 | Comments (0)