What’s one part country fair, one part art festival, a side of Burning Man and an educational, geek-filled fun-fest? Maker Faire, of course. We went to the Bay Area Maker Faire this past weekend, and overdosed on creative, inspiring DiY technology. Here’s what we saw.
Apple made some bold claims about its new A5X chip, claiming it would give a 4x graphical boost over Nvidia's Tegra 3. At the same time, the Tegra 3 is a powerhouse of computational processing. So lets put 'em to the test.
Everybody is excited for the new iPad release tomorrow. You're excited, I'm excited, these guys are super excited, and the Cincinnati Reds are absolutely pumped.
We recently reviewed—and rather liked—the Asus Transformer Prime. It was the best Android tablet out there. Oh, until Asus dropped its new higher-end Transformer Prime, complete with a 1080p screen and improved back panel. Joy!
While the majority of the damage caused by rioters and looters was contained to London, the madness spread to Liverpool, Birmingham and other English cities, with electronics chains being the worst hit.
Apple has seeded iOS 5 beta 3 to its devs. The third iOS 5 beta should mean that a final release is nearing: iOS 3 saw five betas before going final, and iOS 4 had four.
If Motorola is as good at releasing a 4G Xoom as they were at upgrading the 3G model, I wouldn't count on ever seeing one.
After hearing that Windows Phone 7 would be available across Europe first, Microsoft has got in touch today to boast that five of the largest networks in the UK (O2, T-Mobile, Orange, Vodafone and 3 Mobile) would be stocking the handsets "later this year." October, the rumored launch-date, wasn't mentioned…
When JimmyJane showed off their Form 2 sextoy, Jesus Diaz said it looked like a Millennium Falcon. The new Form 3, on the other hand, resembles a soft-touch computer mouse—but don't go using a Microsoft Arc "down there."
Sony is not taking any risks with its latest set of terms and conditions, warning of "eye strain, eye fatigue or nausea" and suggesting children have their eyes poked by a doctor before being allowed to play 3D games.
What's going on?! Vodafone, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and now Three have announced they'll be selling the iPhone 4 when it hits on June 24th. The US' exclusive carrier, of course, remains with AT&T. Madness. [Three]
I remember the good old days, when 2 or 3 guns was all a man needed.
George Hotz, the young gun who first hacked the iPhone 2G, has claimed to have compromised the Playstation 3. On his blog, Hotz wrote:
Sony's slimmed-down PS3 is a cute little ugly duckling, and not without its concessions. From fewer USB ports to an over-priced vertical stand, and its removed "Install Other OS" feature, here's what you should know before picking one up.
Art Lebedev and his Lebedevites are hard at work designing a follow-up to the Optimus Mini 3, a smaller, three-buttoned version of the Maximus keyboard we saw at CES. Here's what they're thinking: wireless, possibly Bluetooth, maybe AC-powered. People use this to control PowerPoint presentations (good idea, you can…
Those arty chaps at the Royal College of Art have created some great looking mobile phone concepts. The designs were put together for a competition that was sponsored by the cellular network 3. The runners-up included the Vase phone, which begins as an empty "vessel," but has features added to it gradually, according…