09/19/2011, Apart from hearing whispers of Samsung actually attempting to block the sales of the iPhone 5 the moment it is announced to hit Korea, here is yet another juicy bit of information that might just see the legal war between the two corporate giants escalate further – Samsung has widened a sprawling global patent dispute with Apple by filing a countersuit in Australia, lodging an appeal to a key ruling […]
09/06/2011, The fierce patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung is still going on, with Apple claiming that Samsung infringed upon its patents and designs for their Galaxy Tab and Galaxy smartphone products. While that may or may not be the case (that’s for the lawyers to argue out and for the judges to decide), as to whether these alleged infringements are impacting Apple’s iPad sales are now being called into […]
08/19/2011, As most are aware, HP had overnight announced that they would be discontinuing webOS, and naturally this was a shock to many – potential customers, current owners of HP’s webOS tablet, the TouchPad, as well as retailers who may have placed huge orders on the TouchPad.
08/16/2011, Just a quick recap for those who have not managed to follow the recent legal proceedings between Apple and Samsung. Apple managed to score their first victory through an injunction in Australia, which resulted in the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 coming to a screeching halt.
08/15/2011, Everybody’s going green these days, and it’s been reported that even the soldiers in Australia will soon be joining the movement. The Australian National University (ANU) have managed to create wearable lightweight solar panels that convert light directly into electricity using SILVER solar cell technology. Designed for the Department of Defense, these silver cells have a bendable radius of around a few centimeters, which allow it to be used as […]
08/03/2011, Is it, or is it not? First of all, we heard that Apple’s lawsuit managed to convince Australian courts to halt the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and a day after that we have Samsung stepping forward to say they will go ahead with the Galaxy Tab 10.1′s release, although it will be a slightly different model from the one that Apple fought so hard to prevent from […]
08/01/2011, If you live in Australia and you’ve been meaning to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 you may be out of luck. If you can recall Apple and Samsung are still embroiled in a legal dispute over patent infringement and product likeness, with Apple claiming that Samsung had copied the designs of their iPhone and iPad.
06/30/2011, Melbourne schoolgirl Holly Bligh, aged 9, has albinism which is a genetic condition that affects not only the pigment in her skin, hair and eyes, but also her vision. Normally for Holly to read, she would require a hefty magnifying glass, and work sheets given out by her teachers would have to be magnified when photocopied specially for her. Well now thanks to the iPad, it seems that most of […]
03/29/2011, Solar panels are a great way to generate electricity without causing any harm to the environment, but the problem with them is that they require a large area to contain a huge amount of solar panels in order to generate sufficient amounts of electricity. While this works great when there’s a lot of real estate to go around, in highly dense or populated areas, it would be a waste of […]
03/15/2011, Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to share the music on your iPod with your friends, but the teeny speakers on the device didn’t do the sound much justice? Well, two designers from Sydney, Australia have come up with a solution to the problem. Called the Trembo Trunks, these useful rubber “speakers” help you to amplify sounds coming out of your regular earphone buds wherever you […]
03/14/2011, Pioneer Computers, an Australian computer manufacturer has just announced the DreamBook ePad H10 – their first foray into the world of Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets. It packs a 10.1″ (1280 x 800) display, and a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, putting it in the same class as the Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – 10″ dual-core tablets with Honeycomb. In fact, they’re pretty much all the same. Android […]
02/10/2011, In the future when people say “let me put on my thinking cap”, they could really mean that they’re going to put on a thinking cap. Some researchers in Australia have managed to come up with such a device that stimulates a person’s brain – something that the Australian media have equated with getting hit by lightning. The thinking cap works by exposes its subject’s brain to 10-15 minutes of […]
01/17/2011, If you’re an avid collector of retro video game consoles you’ll probably feel the pain of this poor guy in Brisbane, Australia. Amidst the recent floods that have been happening in that part of the world, the latest one totally wrecked his lifelong collection of retro gaming controls. PC-Engines, old Segas, Nintendo Game & Watch handhelds, game cartridges – you name it, he probably had it (maybe even more than […]
10/04/2010, Folks shopping around for a Windows 7-powered tablet should be happy to hear that Australia-based Tegatech has announced the October 12 global launch of its 10.1-inch Tega v2. Interestingly enough, the company’s site includes drivers for Android 1.6, along with a dual-boot manual, so perhaps the hacking community might take to this device for its dual-boot capabilities, though Android 2.2 support would have been much nicer. Pricing wasn’t mentioned just […]