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Xbox Music goes live on October 26

10/03/2012, There’s a new heavyweight gorilla in the ad-supported music-streaming game, and it’s Microsoft. Microsoft’s third (or fourth?) attempt at building a music store is the first one with the Xbox brand in the title, and will be heavily...

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...

Rumor: Samsung is releasing a Galaxy S3 “Mini”

10/02/2012, Here’s a fun rumor coming out of Samsung in Germany: a smaller Galaxy S3 could be announced as soon as October 11th. While the Galaxy S3 is the current Android superphone of choice and certainly the specific Android model at the moment with the most...

iPhones only need $.41 of power per year

10/02/2012, The Outlier blog by OPower measured the electricity used by current generation smartphones, and what they found is encouraging for efficient power consumption: the new iPhone 5 only uses 3.5kWh (Kilowatt Hours) and the Samsung Galaxy S3 checks in a...

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...

Tim Cook apologizes for Apple Maps fiasco, suggests you use Bing

09/28/2012, This is a bit of a surprise! Apple typically takes a stone faced approach towards consumer anger at new products (you’re holding it wrong). But since no rubber bumper will magically improve Apple Maps, an open letter apology is the best CEO Tim Cook...

InsideAR Augmented Reality Conference: Munich, Oct 1-2

09/28/2012, Special offer: Ubergizmo readers will receive 20% discount with UG4insideAR code on the registration page. Augmented reality is the user interface of the future. Metaio’s technology enables real-world interaction with digital content, and is leading the...

The Pentagon investigated a Pokémon-inspired weapon

09/27/2012, A recently declassified document from the Army’s National Ground Intelligence center details a series of proposals for non-lethal weapons ranging from a close-range laser to a device that would flood cellular networks. In particular, it...

AT&T’s new MiFi has a superfluous 2.8″ touchscreen

09/27/2012, Having a touchscreen is a legitimate selling point for many gadgets, so it’s a little understandable why Novatel and AT&T decided to put one on a MiFi hotspot. They crammed a 2.8″ touchscreen–a feature nobody requested–into a...

Topical virus cream spread on the face could fight acne

09/27/2012, A study by scientists at UCLA and the University of Pittsburg published today shows that a harmless virus that naturally lives on our skin infects and kills Propionibacterium acnes, the bacteria that causes acne. Of course, the next step is to weaponize...

Beam robot adds a physical presence to teleconferencing

09/27/2012, Ever want to be two places at once but standard videoconferencing technologies just aren’t creepy enough for you? Well, if you’ve got $16000 to burn and a desire to be a disembodied head attached to wheels, the newly announced Beam Remote...