Posted: September 10th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: REBLOG | Comments Off on REBLOG! Jake Zien Saved My Electrified LIFE
It’s a fact – I’m a freak – a powerboard freak! Clearly my home was designed and built by a Neanderthal, a caveman who had no need of powerpoints, electric plugs or switches.
Fast forward to now, and I’m surrounded by powered objects, and until recently – thanks to Jake Zien – I was surrounded by a mess of powerboards.
Jake Zien’s superclever Pivot Power has almost literally saved my electrified life, however, as the TV man says “…but wait there’s more!” Jake has now got a supercute Power Pivot Mini :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 15th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: HTC, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: Arirang Smartphone, DPRK, HTC Smartphone, Mobile Phone, North Korea, smartphone, The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, 조선민주주의인민공화국 | Comments Off on DPRKs First Smartphone Based on Google Android OS
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – DPRK aka North Korea, our second favourite peoples republic – has unveiled what it says is its first domestically produced smartphone, although industry analysts say the “Arirang”, built around Google’s Android OS, is most likely made in China.
The Arirang – complete with touch screen, high-pixel camera, and its very own set of apps – is being offered for sale to North Korea’s reported two million mobile phone users, all of whom are prevented from contacting the outside world.
The phone, named after a famous Korean folk song, has already gained the approval of the country’s President, Kim Jong-un, Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency – KCNA – reported.
Visiting a factory where the phone was said to be produced, Mr Kim was reported to have praised its Korean-style applications, which he says provided best convenience to users while guaranteeing security. State security, that is :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 31st, 2012 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Gaming, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: Sifteo, Sifteo Cube, UPDATED | Comments Off on Sifteo Cubes Update
Around the same time last year we announced the immanent release of Sifteo Cubes Intelligent Play – Sifteo Cubes! The New Face of Smart Games – a clever little system where the timeless concept of building blocks where given a thoroughly modern makeover. Überclever cubes sporting a touch-sensitive color LCD display, onboard sensing technology, embedded computer, games, puzzles sent wirelessly from a handy PC or laptop.
Sifteo’s clever system has just been treated to an update.
The addition of a new Sifteo Base to the system allows players of the next generation system to venture beyond the radio range of the previous version. The maximum number of cubes available for gameplay has also been doubled for more complex puzzles, to unlock new levels or just to get more family members involved in the action.
The addition of the Sifteo Base completely eliminates the need for a nearby computer during gameplay by allowing game storage on the compact unit itself and wirelessly communicate with the Cubes. The base is battery-powered for portability as well as featuring built-in speakers for in-game audio.
Punters can buy and add games to the base unit using Sifteo Sync desktop software – via pc – as the name suggests, the new games automatically download to the Sifteo Base when it’s plugged into your pc :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: June 5th, 2012 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: Radio Control Helicopter, Video Surveillance | Comments Off on 99 Dollar Eye-in-the sky
Goes without say that technology is a bounding thing, the availablty of gadgets seems to defy Moores Law. As news agency’s and wires report drone strikes, our favourite electronics store Jaycar has released a $AU99 Radio Control, Single Blade Helicopter with Video Recording! Check the Video + Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 17th, 2012 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: New Gadget, Quirky, Split Stick, Split USB Stick | Comments Off on Split Stick
Here’s a simple thought for our highpants wearing punters. A double sided USB stick. The Split Stick is designed to keep your work files separate from your personal files. With the Split Stick, you can enforce the digital divide between work and home, hers and his, G-rated and X-rated, perfect for those non-lucid, couch-dwelling moments :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 9th, 2012 | Author: The Technoid | Filed under: Android, Apple, iPhone, Samsung, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: Apple iPhone, Google Android, Phablet, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Phablet, Tablet PC | Comments Off on Samsung Phablet: The Galaxy Note Set to Sell 10 Million Units in 2012
Reuters Jeremy Wagstaff describes it as “a piece of toast” it’s wearing labels like “a device for elephants and a throwback to the good old brick of the 1980s” Snickering aside, Samsung has sold 5 million Galaxy Note phone/tablets and plans on selling 10 million units this year.
Galaxy Note is much more than a freak hit! Tech-consumer, design experts and gadget analysts reckon the surprise success of the “phablet” marks a much deeper shift in the fast-paced world of mobile devices. Launched in late November 2011, the Samsung Galaxy Note is a standout product. The most obvious thing about the Note is its size. Its 5.3 inch screen is almost as wide as the iPhone’s screen is long.
…then there’s the stylus. Apple’s co-founder, the late great Steve Jobs famously ridiculed the idea of using a pen to interact with a screen, Samsung however has embraced pointy ended accoutrements, they’ve partnered with Japan’s übercool Wacom, the market leader in digital pen technology, to come up with something less clunky than, well chunky!? Granted the stylus or s-pen is still kind of chunkyish, try writing or sketching with your finger!! Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 10th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Apple, Cult of Apple, iPad, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: Apple iPad, Call of Duty, Crysis, Crytek, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Farmville, Namco Bandai | Comments Off on Apples New iPad Making Waves in Games
We didn’t manage to get our hands on Apples latest ubergadget, the iPad, the one that Apple paints as Resolutionary! Our Favorite Rueterist, Liana B. Baker has filled that missing space however, reporting that the übergadget has caught the eye and desire of gamers: Apple’s faster and sharper-looking new iPad is drawing the notice of the traditional video game industry, as developers are envisioning games for it that have more in common with the visceral 3D shooter “Call of Duty” than “FarmVille.”
Apple is also setting itself up to take on Microsoft and Sony on their home turf of game consoles.
From Electronic Arts to “Crysis” developers Crytek, industry executives are figuring out ways to migrate graphics-intensive so-called hardcore games to the iPad. Epic Games and Namco Bandai – 7832.T – took the stage at Apple’s iPad unveiling this week to show off what they can do with an iPad that has a faster quad core processor.
With more than 55 million iPads sold to date, including 15.43 million last quarter, the tablet is quickly catching up to the number of consoles on the market: the PlayStation 3 has sold 62 million units and Xbox 360 has moved more than 65 million units. That growing user base is drawing developers who want to see their games played on as many devices as possible.
“Apple is definitely building their devices as if they care a lot about ‘triple-A’ games,” said Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, the studio behind “Gears of War” for consoles and “Infinity Blade” for the iPad :: Read the full Reuters article »»»»
Check: The pad at the official Apple site: http://www.apple.com/ipad/