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HRP-4C sings and dances her way into your heart

06/03/2011, The uncanny valley experience might not be all that common yet among humans, but if the pace of technological advancement continues and robots evolve to be better and better models, that experience might just end up as the norm. But I digress, we are here...

Toshiba limited edition OLED lamp not for sale

06/03/2011, Toshiba has come up with a special OLED lamp designed for emergencies like the quake-stricken areas of Japan. Powered by four AAA batteries or a rechargeable pack that can be changed by solar or USB, it produces 53 lumens of light at 100% and can last two...

Solar device that chases the sun

06/03/2011, While it does have its merits (it’s green and free minus the cost of the solar panels), one of the main problems with using solar power is its efficiency: it takes a long time to store energy using solar panels, and when it does, the stored energy...

Reasons for why the 3DS is not flying off Japanese shelves

06/01/2011, The Nintendo 3DS was released at the end of February in Japan. It launched in North America and Europe one month later, so why is the new console still lagging behind in weekly sales when pitted against Sony’s seven-year-old PlayStation Portable and...

Real-time speech translation no longer a thing of the future

06/01/2011, As technology progresses, what was deemed only possible in sci-fi movies of the past are slowly turning into reality. One of the coolest gadgets ever thought of has got to be a real-time, language translating device (seeing how I’m terrible at my...

Dock Fan for iPhone keeps you cool

05/27/2011, Now we all know that the iPhone is no doubt one of the coolest phones in the world, with the ability to do everything thanks to the fact there’s an app for pretty much anything. But there are some things that even an app can’t do – like keeping...

Pioneer Floating Vision display lets you “touch” 3D visuals

05/26/2011, Pioneer recently showed off a new technology called its “Floating Vision” display – the glasses-free 3D display that lets users interact with the floating images, offering a totally brand new input experience. The display, which Pioneer...

Microsoft retracts Steve Ballmer’s Windows 8 claims

05/25/2011, Apparently Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer let slip more than he was supposed to at the Microsoft Developer Forum in Japan yesterday. Steve Ballmer announced that the next version of Windows would be named Windows 8 and it will be launching next year...

Sony Music Japan hacked

05/24/2011, If we told you Sony got hacked again, would that be news? It seems to be another day, another hack. Yesterday we reported about Sony BMG Greece being hacked over the weekend and today it’s Sony Music Japan. The same method used to get into Sony...

Ubiquitous iRemoTap lets you control turn off your devices remotely

05/24/2011, Ubiquitous, recently demonstrated the iRemoTap at the Embedded Systems Expo – a smart power strip that has a WiFi connection which allows users to monitor and control the power usage on their laptops or mobile devices. Working just like a regular power...

Sharp Aquos Hybrid 007SH shows up at the FCC

05/23/2011, It looks like we were wrong about the Sharp Aquos Hybrid 007SH not making its way to our shores. The folks at Engadget did some prodding around on the FCC website and spotted Sharp’s upcoming clamshell phone with an FCC filing – this means that...