The Beetle from Volkswagen is a truly iconic ride for the ages, and to see one of these classics purring around on the road is certainly a sight to behold, especially when it has been kept in immaculate condition. Well, the ZelectricBug will surely make heads turn, considering how it is a project that has breathed new life into an old Volkswagen Beetle.

Read full post →ZelectricBug Is A 1963 Beetle That Runs On EV Power

google-maps-drug-sectionIt is pretty difficult to live in a politically correct environment these days, where everything that you say needs to be weighed extremely carefully so as not to offend any party out there. Well, tact and wisdom needs to be applied all the time, so it is rather surprising to see for ourselves that a block in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, has appeared on Google Maps as the “West 8th Street drug section.” Of course, the residents living there are definitely far from amused, of course.

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Hulu-logoAll good things must come to an end, and concerning the Hulu service in Japan which was launched nearly three years back, being a first-of-its-kind subscription video on demand service in the market, it seems that Hulu will be selling off its Japan operations to a strategic buyer. The interested party would be Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV), who will take over the day-to-day operations as well as management of the business when the transaction closes.

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asus-logoThey say that knowledge is power, but I would like to think otherwise. Knowledge is potential power if you know how to leverage it, and ASUS intends to “educate” the masses with what they have in store for the future where its Android 4.4 KitKat devices are concerned. In fact, a list of which particular device from ASUS’ stables that will be on the receiving end of this operating system update has been revealed, so for those who happen to own an ASUS PadFone 2, PadFone Infinity (the old and new models), or PadFone A80 have reason to smile. This particular Android 4.4 KitKat update will arrive on the original PadFone Infinity in Asia and Russia, as well as the PadFone A80 in Europe. As for the ASUS PadFone 2 and the new Infinity, both of them should be updated to the latest KitKat version regardless of its territory.

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Having a house with a plot of land is a dream for many, but with it, comes stuff like having to prune the garden, water the plants, and making sure that not a single weed grows in there. That could translate to a whole lot of work really, and at times, you might even feel like purchasing a patch of artificial grass instead. Researcher and artist Cassinelli Alvaro decided to work on the Toro-bot instead, where it will arrive in a pair of walking, locationally-aware robots that has Japanese lanterns as heads. This is as weird as it gets, don’t you think so? These tiny garden robots will move around your garden from time to time so that you have a “new” look each time – without having to lift a single finger along the way.

Read full post →Toro-bots Help Out In Your Garden Reorganization Effort

rolls-royce-drone-shipsAmazon might have their Amazon Prime Air program, with hopes of delivering packages to your doorstep using airborne drones in an effort to increase efficiency and doing it in an extremely cool manner (while skipping the clogged road arteries in major cities during rush hour), but this does not mean that airborne delivery is the only way to move forward. No sir, Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc has other ideas – by working on unmanned cargo ships instead. In Rolls-Royce’s Blue Ocean development team, they have decided to set up a virtual-reality prototype at its office in Alesund, Norway, which is capable of simulating 360-degree views from a vessel’s bridge.

Read full post →Rolls-Royce Working On Sea-Faring Drones

ok-googleThe modern day smartphone and computer loves to help us multitask, but some things in life simply does not make for such an allowance. For instance, those who tried to cook and perform a search on the Internet simultaneously would not be too pleased with either result – not only will your keyboard or tablet get stained, but you might miss out one crucial ingredient or overcook your dish. Fret not, Google knows what a bummer this can feel like, hence in their latest Chrome Beta, one is able to perform a search using Google Voice Search, which translates to doing away with any kind of typing, clicking or hand-washing. All that you need to do is to open up a brand new tab or visit in Chrome, say “Ok Google,” before you begin your search by speaking.

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microneedle-fluIf there is one thing that kids hate, I would suppose it would be receiving a vaccination. Anything with needles, whether large or small, is scary, and I think eating one’s vegetables would come in a close second. What if there was a way to deliver vaccines without instilling the fear of needles into the recipient? This particular painless patch could usher in a new future, where one could eventually apply a vaccine patch to themselves without having to drop by the doctor’s clinic. Of course, this would also mean more self-management, and there are folks who are not that great when it comes to keeping a meticulous track record of their previous vaccination (or those of their kids), so that is something to look out for.

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Apple Maps has not exactly been the most accurate way to get around somewhere which you are not familiar with, as a grandmother in rural Pennsylvania can attest to. In fact, for the past one and a half years, Apple Maps has been sending skiers who rely on their iPhone to get around to her home, rather than the ski lodge which they intended to visit. Basically, Apple Maps would direct skiers who are on the lookout for Roundtop Mountain to go through Beaver Creek Road, but there is one major issue with such a directive – this route happens to be a dead end, as you can see for yourself in the embedded video above.

Read full post →Apple Maps Send iPhone Owners To Grandma’s House

iphone2g-640x415While phones will full touchscreen displays have been around before the launch of the first-generation iPhone, they weren’t particularly nice to use, partly due to the fact that these touchscreen devices still relied on resistive touchscreen displays, versus capacitive which was used by the iPhone.

What this meant is that the touch wasn’t as smooth, fluid, or intuitive. If you’ve used one of those phones before, you know what we’re talking about. That being said, it’s safe to say that the launch of the first iPhone really shook up the mobile industry and it is something that Apple should be proud of, but it seems that not everyone feels that way.

Ex-Apple senior direct of product marketing, Bob Borchers, was recently quoted as saying, “If you had the original iPhone, I apologize; it was not a great phone, it was an OK phone.” Read full post →Former Apple Exec Apologizes For The First-Gen iPhone