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Nanogenerators: Move, Shake, and Drop to Charge Your Gadgets

It took a long time but scientists have finally developed the first nanogenerator that could be available commercially to the whole world in a matter of a few years. With how things are working out for this technology and at the pace that it's being developed, you could soon be powering up your electronic gadgets simply by moving your body and going about your daily tasks just as you do today.

Transform Your iPod into the Ultimate Handheld Gaming Console with These Gamepad Stickers

If you're an avid gamer then I'm sure you've encountered a plethora of games for your iPhone or iPod Touch that's a little bit hard to navigate with just flat, touchscreen controls. Have you ever played an action game or a shooter and reminisced just how much easier and better gameplay was if you had this game to play on your Game Boy or PlayStation Portable or Nintendo DS with the raised controls and buttons?

Xbox 720: Is It Coming Soon?

Speculation as to when the successor of the Xbox 360 will be released began way back since 2007. News about the Xbox 720 (it would make sense to some people just to multiply the 360 by 2 to arrive at the new name, but we never know, Microsoft could really use it) is making rounds once again, but it isn't just plain rumors that's stirring the coup this time around.

Doggies Do The Chew - Dog Food Promotion Goes Viral

You can now use your smartphone to feed your pet.

From Social Media To Semantic Web, LinkedIn Caffeinates NYC & San Fran

Extra, Extra. . . read all about it, LinkedIn offers free coffee to residents and commuters in New York City and San Francisco with the launch of its latest product. Holy Cappuccino, Starbucks. . . you deserve a break today...

Turn Tunes In Your Head Into Music For Everyone's Ears

Music has long been seen as an expression of one's thoughts, feelings, or emotions. But what about for people who are suffering from severe physical disabilities or for those who do not have the ability to speak? Well, researchers from the United Kingdom are working hard to give them a musical voice by developing a new computer system that can turn thoughts to music.

Get Ready for Landing and Takeoff in the Airport Mania iPod Game

You may not own a real physical airport but you can manage one on your iPhone or iPod Touch with Airport Mania: First Flight. Land the planes and guide them across the tarmac to unload their passengers. Load some new ones on-board and send the planes soaring back to the sky for another flight.

Social Media Booty Calls By Virtual Cloud Girlfriends

In 'Lars and the Real Girl' - as delusional as the lead character was in the movie, at least he had something "real" to hold onto. With the beta launch of a site called "Cloud Girlfriend," the goal is to offer virtual love affairs to male users in the form of what they might conjuring up as perfect mates. Giving a whole new meaning to the sexual innuendo "faking it," this new Internet startup wants to help guys move their status from "single" to "in a relationship" on Facebook.

On This Day In Video Game History: March 29

On March 29, 2004..Painkiller goes gold. The highly anticipated first-person shooter published by DreamCatcher Games and developed by People Can Fly is finally ready to go into production.

Four Awesome Games for the Nintendo 3DS

March 27 marked the launch of the Nintendo 3DS in the United States and the gaming world could not be more abuzz with the latest handheld gaming console that offers three-dimensional gaming without the glasses. We've already covered the Nintendo 3DS as well as the science behind 3D gaming in previous posts, so this time we're focusing on four of the games that you can actually play on this nifty device.


Harvard Scientists: We Can Use Electricity to Fight Fires

We can't fight fire with fire, but we can sure use electricity to quench the flames. This discovery was made by a team of scientists from Harvard University based on a 200-year old observation that electricity can influence the shape of flames and make them bend, twist, turn, flicker, and eventually snuff them out.

Jobs: "No Interest" in App that Detects iPhone's Radiation Emission

Steve Jobs replied with a succinct "No interest" to Gil Friedlander, Tawkon's CEO, when the latter asked the former if he would approve an app for the iTunes App Store that would allow iPhone users to see the level of radiation that their devices were emitting at any given time. With that, Gil took his app to Cydia and offered it to the users of jailbroken iPhones for free.

Easy Does It With the 4 Steps iPod Game

I was unimpressed the first time I came across the name of the app: 4 Steps. I didn't read the description so I had absolutely no clue or inkling as to what it could be about. Its developer describes it as a brain-training game by way of images but I see it more as a relaxing game of picking out a progression of four from four images that are presented in each level.

Color Your Social Network With Complete Strangers

Like Blanche DuBois' famous line in Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire," sometimes you just "have to depend on the kindness of strangers." Not to be lumped together with anti-social networks such as Avoidr, Color.com does however have the ability to allow its users to connect with strangers. And on the heels of coming off a $41 million round of funding, apparently investors feel that 'people you don't know' do have something in common - if only being at the same place, at the same time.

Catch the Bieber Fever with These iPod Apps for Beliebers: Part Two

We've covered most of the basic background stuff on Justin Bieber in Catch the Bieber Fever with These iPod Apps for Beliebers: Part One so why don't we cut the chitchat and go straight to the apps in this post?

Catch the Bieber Fever with These iPod Apps for Beliebers: Part One

Peer into the world of the down to earth seventeen-year-old international pop sensation this one time and you might come to the realization that maybe Justin Bieber really was born to be somebody. Young girls all over the globe are pining to be his baby, just waiting for him to find somebody to love and hoping that Justin would make one less lonely girl out of them. Here's part one of a collection of apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch featuring the one and only Justin.

Hey Bruno, I Would Catch This (USB) Grenade For You!

As Bruno Mars sang, he'd catch a grenade for you, throw his hand on a blade for you, and he'd even jump in front of a train for you. You know he'd do anything for you; he'd even take a bullet straight through his brain, but he complains that you won't do the same for him. Well, now you can return the favor and catch a grenade for the hunky crooner–a USB grenade by ThinkGeek, that is.

GroundLink, A Car Service App That Circumnavigates The Globe

While car service apps like Uber and Flinc seem to be populating our mobile devices in rapid number, GroundLink appears to be the only one that has global coverage around the clock - allowing geek cred to 'virtually' replace the old school street cred of hailing a cab.

How To Turn Your iPod into a Game Boy–On the Outside!

Remember the days when the Game Boy was the hottest gaming console on the planet and people just wouldn't stop buzzing about every new version that was going to be released when it would be announced? It sold over 118 million units worldwide during its run so you could say that it was one helluva popular handheld gaming console during its prime. Now iPWN! honors the iconic handheld by letting you turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a Game Boy–at least on the outside, that is. 

Facebook Search vs Google Search - Battle for Internet Domination

Before the recent All Facebook report, titled “Facebook Testing Web Search Box At Top Of Site” was changed to “Facebook Not Testing Web Search Box At Top Of Site (update)” I can imagine the reaction from Google's top brass. There has been a lot of speculation about Facebook potentially adding social media search to its core product, presenting the Big G with its first major threat in over a decade. Is that day close at hand?