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PlayStation Card – time to stimulate the economy

11/10/2011, Want to do your bit for Uncle Sam and make sure enough money flows around the market? I guess the only way would be to spend, spend and spend, but in these times of belt tightening and austerity measures, you might want to be more careful with where your...

Footballers in the UK get QR codes shaved into their head

11/10/2011, If you thought that the game of football (or better known as soccer in the US) was already too commercialized, it seems like they have taken it one step further by shaving QR codes into the back of players’ heads. The “lucky” football club that will...

Raincoat guards against poop and poisonous seepage

11/09/2011, I do wonder why do they call this particular piece of protective clothing a raincoat if its main function is to prevent you from being laced with poop as well as poisonous seepage from your surroundings. After all, a raincoat is supposed to keep you dry...

Kobo acquired by Rakuten

11/08/2011, Kobo, the eBook reader platform developer and eBook reading app provider has been reported to have been purchased for $315 million by Rakuten, one of the world’s top 3 e-commerce companies by revenue. It looks like Rakuten wants to take a stab at...

Amazon Fire spin-off in the works?

11/08/2011, Back in October, Amazon was reported to have used a company name Seesaw LLC to file trademark applications for Kindle Fire and Amazon Silk. A few months ago, those names turned out to be real products when the Kindle Fire tablet with the Amazon Silk...

Hyperink publishes eBooks based on search data

10/28/2011, Most book publishers choose to publish books that they link as opposed to what they know will sell. And if it’s a book by someone famous, it’s usually not a problem as his/her books will be snapped up from the shelves regardless. But most of...

Metaio includes gravity in augmented reality platform

10/28/2011, Have you seen just how augmented reality (AR) apps have changed the way we see things around us? Someone should make a vampire AR app, where you see the pulsating veins and arteries that make the stuff of life flow through each and every person – I...

Google forked out $151 million for Zagat?

10/26/2011, Google is flush with cash, we all know that, but definitely are not as rich as Apple in terms of market capitalization. Surely $151 million is not too much to ask then for Zagat, a restaurant review and guide source? At least, that is the figure quoted by...

Bodymetrics launches world’s first retail full 3D body scanner

10/24/2011, It looks like the days of purchasing clothes that don’t fit properly are coming to an end (especially if you’re purchasing them online). The folks over at Bodymetrics have come up with the world’s first retail full 3D body scanner – a...

Sprint to end unlimited mobile broadband and hotspot plans

10/21/2011, If there ever was a time where you would bid farewell to unlimited mobile broadband and hotspot plans from Sprint, October 31st would be the perfect day to do so. Why, you ask? Well, we just have gotten word from Sprint that they will be officially axing...

Palm Stores closed for good

10/17/2011, Somehow, I cannot but help think that what HP is doing to Palm and webOS is similar to what Xerxes of Persia threatened King Leonidas in the movie “300”, where the very memory of Sparta itself will be erased from earth. Well, why do my...

Apple to license only lower level patents

10/17/2011, So Samsung is trying to get the iPhone 4S banned in Japan as well as Down Under, but if history were to be studied, chances are they would fail in their attempt since a similar move in the Netherlands last week failed to yield the desired results. Well, I...

Microsoft welcomes Skype officially

10/13/2011, We all know that Microsoft picked up Skype for a cool $8.5 billion in May earlier this year, with boards of directors from both Microsoft and Skype having approved the acquisition previously. Well, not much was heard concerning this merger since then, but...