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3D scanning and augmented reality for iPad

Occipital have developed a product called the Structure Sensor, a clip on accessory for the iPad which is designed to allow the user to scan 3D objects as well as to play augmented reality games. Occipital have clearly seen the potential of the Kinect for 3D applications. want to bring …

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Analyst claims Apple will ship 63m iWatches in 2014

Wang Wanli, analyst with CIMB Securities Limited was interviewed by the Commercial Times. He claimed that Apple will be releasing their iWatch next year and that annual shipments will reach 63.4 million in the first year after launch. Wanli said that Quanta Computer will split iWatch orders with Inventec on …

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Unilever slammed for ‘degrading’ Facebook noodle advert

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have ruled that Unilever cannot use one of their Piri Piri Pot Noodle online advertisements in its current form and ordered the firm not to use ‘offensive images’ in the future. The company caused an uproar on the Unilever Pot Noodle Facebook Page. They showed …

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UK considering ban on car key fob style mobile phones

UK officials are considering banning the sale of mobile phones which are designed to look like car key fobs. The BBC reported today that they had been speaking with a government spokesman. The issue is being discussed with the National Trading Standards Board and the Serious Organised Crime Agency. The …

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Google claim they are immune to UK law

Internet powerhouse Google have been at the centre of a controversy after being accused of illegally tracking UK users browser histories. More than 100 British people are attempting to take the company to court over the issues. Google say they do not have to comply with UK laws, even though …

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Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic and Comfort products for Windows 8

Microsoft announced a new range of Sculpt keyboards and mice, particularly targeting the latest Microsoft operating system. Microsoft gathered the information for the products design by researching into 10 markets and discussing products with more than 5,300 workers. A high percentage of the staff experienced discomfort daily when working with traditional …

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Ford Focus is officially the worlds best selling car

The Ford Focus was the world’s best selling car in 2012 and it is already leading the chart in 2013. According to global registration data from Polk, vehicle registrations in the United Kingdom climbed by 18 percent during Q1 2013 to hit 288,724 models sold. The Ford Focus claimed 25,081 …

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Turn your iPhone into an outdoor GPS with TopoCharger

GPS units are fading in popularity thanks to the improvement with smartphone mapping systems, however they still are not built to guide a user around forests and trails. The new Trimble TopoCharger is designed to change your iPhone into a fully fledged outdoor GPS system. The TopoCharger from Trimble Outdoors …

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Facebook acquire Mobile Technologies

Facebook have acquired the company responsible for speech translation application Jibbigo. Mobile Technologies are based in Pittsburgh and it signals a move for Facebook into strengthening their platform. Facebook have said that they will continue to support Jibbigo for ‘the time being’. The application was launched in 2009 and allows …

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Are you suffering from ‘Game Boy Back’?

If you or your child is having difficulty standing up straight then you may need to blame your console. The effects of hunching over to play with smartphones, consoles and tablets have created what two Dutch orthopaedic experts are calling ‘Game Boy Back’. These back problems are normally associated with …

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Norway government block Apple 3D Oslo photos

According to latest reports, Norway’s government are blocking Apple from taking photographs of their capital city Oslo. Apple are wanting to take 3D images for their Maps application, according to local media. Newspaper Aftenposten say that there are security concerns about access to detailed views of government buildings and anyone …

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High tech Japanese toilet can be hacked

Security researchers at Trustwave have revealed a vulnerability with high tech Japanese toilets. The issue means that anyone who downloads the Inax Satis application can control any high tech toilet. According to Trustwave all Inax Satis Bluetooth toilets have the same Bluetooth Pin (0000) hardcoded. Anyone who downloads the application …

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Women paving the way for tablet growth

Men may be seen globally as being most interested in new technology but UK research has detailed that more women are using tablets than men. A survey of 3,824 British adults by YouGov show that women claim 52 percent of tablet market share in the UK, up from 43 percent …

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Tired? use the NapAnywhere pillow

If you like napping when you are travelling then the new NapAnywhere pillow might just be the next gadget on your shortlist. The new design is designed to support your neck, even when sitting straight up. Ideal for those plane flights. Some of our staff would feel right at home …

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Nikon to release smartphone?

The compact camera market is struggling thanks to the ever increasing quality of smartphone cameras. Nikon President Makoto Kimura told Bloomberg his company is aware of the trend and wants to create a series of new products aimed at the bigger market. He hinted that they may consider releasing a …

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Google will spend $500 million marketing Moto X Phone

The Wall Street Journal have said that Google will be spending a whopping $500 million marketing their flagship smartphone of the Motorola Mobility unit. This figure is greater than the marketing budgets of both Apple and Samsung, the smartphone market leaders. The Moto X phone is due out sometime in …

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HTC One ‘Glamour Red’ showcased

HTC have been showcasing their ‘Glamour Red’ version of the popular One smartphone. The HTC One was already available in traditional Black and silver versions, but the red model will certainly appeal to a more flamboyant user base. Reports from the Far East point to a Blue version also planned …

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WearIt Sporty smartwatch: for the active user

With Apple and Samsung dragging their heels, other companies have been launching their latest smartwatch designs, hopefully to grab some sales before the headlines feature the big players. The WearIT smartwatch is a sportswatch design designed for the active user. The WearIT features a small 1.54 capacitive touchscreen with a …

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