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Curiosity is now Mayor of Mars after checking in Foursquare

10/03/2012, While the billions of people here on earth try to carve up some space to live and being the “king/queen of his/her own castle”, the Mars rover from NASA known as Curiosity is living it out on the Red Planet that is thousands and thousands of miles...

Gold-producing bacteria used by researchers

10/03/2012, Throughout human history, many have tried to ‘create’ gold from other materials. We popularly know these people as alchemists, none of which succeeded of course. Thanks to the modern understanding of the chemical elements and the ability to...

FTC shuts down telemarketing scammers posing as tech support

10/03/2012, The FTC today froze the assets of 14 companies involved in a long-term scam. These companies, usually based in India, cold-called up English-speaking consumers posing as a representative of a major tech company, such as Microsoft, Symantec (makers of...

Mobiles Republic survey shows users’ news-reading habits

10/03/2012, One of the key uses to which most users put their mobile devices is to stay ahead of the latest news updates. Smartphone and tablet users extensively use their devices to subscribe to different news sources so as to get national as well as international...

This newly-discovered dinosaur will haunt your dreams

10/03/2012, Researchers at the University of Chicago announced today that they’ve discovered an identified a new dinosaur, Pegomastax africanus. It’s not as big as a Brachiosaurus or as ferocious as a Velociraptor, but it’s still plenty...

ROHM CIGS near-infrared see-through image sensor

10/03/2012, [CEATEC 2012] The ROHM CIGS (Copper indium gallium (di)selenide) Near-Infrared sensor provides the ability to see  near-infrared light waves that are normally invisible to the naked eye. By capturing near-infrared light, it is possible to see through...

Asukanet Aerial Imaging (AI) Plate

10/03/2012, At CEATEC 2012, we’ve had the opportunity to see the Asukanet AI Plate for ourselves as the company had built a live demo in their booth. The overall idea of the AI (Aerial Imaging) Plate is to project an image that looks like it is floating in the...

Wonderbra Decoder reveals more than meets the eye

10/03/2012, No, supermodels are not the Transformers in any way, although some of them do have more than meets the eye. Here is an interesting way of using QR codes to capture the attention of the masses, although we do admit that it is not too hard to achieve that...

Gmail now searches within attachments

10/02/2012, The Gmail inbox for many of us living in the cloud is the equivalent of a disorganized, overstuffed purse: you know what you’re looking for is in there, but sometimes it’s hard to search through all the used kleenex (spam)...

Valve finally launches software titles on Steam

10/02/2012, During August this year, it was reported that Valve was gearing up to break itself free from a games-only orientation and had revealed plans of launching software titles on Steam. It was stated that the popular digital distribution company would launch...

Motorola (read: Google) drops patent claim against Apple

10/02/2012, This morning Bloomberg tweeted that Motorola’s claim against Apple in front of the US Federal Trade Commission has been dropped. Although Motorola reserves the right to refile a claim, Apple is still pursing a separate settlement based on...

CEATEC Japan 2012 – Day 1 Round-up

10/02/2012, [CEATEC 2012] We are covering CEATEC, Japan’s largest consumer electronics show, until October 6, and Hubert Nguyen, Ubergizmo’s co-founder, is a judge for the Innovation Awards there. So far, we have seen a number of exciting new technologies from...