iPhone Next-Generation

March 31st, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

While this iPhone next-generation render doesn’t have a slide-out keypad, it is however, “flatter, even more tapered and slender version of the current one.” Hopefully, Apple does actually release a new iPhone sometime this summer that builds upon its predecessors.

The market keeps growing with what they have now, so it won’t make sense for them to go through a radical design change just yet.

[via Gizmodo]

USB-Powered Fan Made From CDs

March 31st, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

To build your very own USB-powered fan, you’ll need: a motor, USB port (max. 2.5W), two compact discs, a USB cable, paper or a plastic tube. Next, just cut up the disc, prep the USB cable, and then piece everything together. Project page. Video after the break.

[via Instructables]

Brain-Controlled Honda ASIMO

March 31st, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

Honda researchers have partnered with ATR and Shimadzu Corporation to achieve “robotic thought control using a sensor cap to measure electrical potential on the scalp and cerebral blood flow.” Continue reading fora video demonstration.

Honda claims its technology achieves the world’s highest accuracy at 90% without special training. Impressive, even though it’s clearly R&D work for now.

[via Engadget]

Japanese Game Show Recreates Super Mario Land in Real-Life

March 31st, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

Japanese game shows are known for crazy things, like Human Tetris, and their latest antic is no slouch. They recreate the classic Super Mario Land (Game Boy) game in real-life. Video after the break.

Those crazy Japanese and their kuroko plays. I love them, but can anybody tell me why they have Included Obama in this oversized Gameboy version of Super Mario Bros.?

[via Gizmodo]

PS2 prize drop to $99 tomorrow?

March 31st, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

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While we were talking of price drop for PS3 and PSP, Sony is dropping the price of PS2 to $99. Kotaku has a shot of Kmart’s retail database which says that the PS2 prices will be dropped to $99 tomorrow.

For those of you who do not have a PS2 and are willing to buy one, this is a good deal. People like me waiting for a price drop in PS3 will have to wait a little more perhaps :(.

Via [Kotaku]

PS3 and PSP price-cut coming soon?

March 31st, 2009 by Tanbir 1 comment »

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For all those who didn’t buy PSP or PS3 because of their high cost, here is a good news. The rumor started with a price drop of PS3 and now PSP has also joined in. With consumer spending on electronics declining during recession time, manufactures are forced to cut prices.

It is believed that Sony has informed its retailers that a price cut of PS3 from $399 to $300 may happen soon. However nothing officially is announced yet. While Sony is gearing up for the launch of PSP – 2 this price-cut is most likely to clear out the stocks of older PSPs. If you are willing to buy one of the two, and are ready to wait some time to save some 50-100$ then these rumors are definitely worth giving a try.

Also rumored that if not a price cut; Sony would sell 80GB PS3 @$399 itself with Resistance: FoM and Motorstorm bundled.

Via