Parrot AR.Drone hits the US this September for $299

June 16, 2010

we have been talking about this over and over again and it finally got announced and the hands on video from the engadget guys wants me to have it even more.

 

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If you are listening carefully to the video there is a girl talking about it and if I understood it correctly you can fly one of these for 12 min straight before it needs to get recharged for 90 min – not great, but a good start.

As previously mentioned the drone is controlled via an app for your iPhone,iPod or iPad (and there is an Android one now too) – You get a free download of the control app in the App Store, as well as a simple combat app in which your view on your iPhone is overlaid with missiles, lasers, and explosions as you duel with another Drone.

there are rumours that more and more apps will be released in the future with new “missions” so it will never get boring 🙂

I personally can’t wait and I will talk my boss into buying one for the office.

@maniac13


iPad Australian pricing, release date announced.

May 10, 2010

The iPad is finally coming to Australia. The release date – May 28th. The price – starts at $629 for the 16GB Wifi model and goes all the way up to $1049 for the 64GB 3G.

If those prices agree with you, then you might want to preorder one fast.

“An unbelievable price” says Apple.


Blizzard announce StarCraft 2 release – Korean economy to crumble on the 27th of July

May 4, 2010

Blizzard announced in a press release overnight that StarCraft 2 will be released world-wide on July 27.

Why is this a big deal? Because even 12 years after the release of the original StarCraft, it’s still one of the most played online games in the world. In fact, in Korea it’s pretty much their national sport with multiple national leagues with matches broadcast on cable TV.

Watch for a severe dip in the Korean economy when the “StarCraft 2 Flu” hits the workforce in July.


Unboxing the new Google 3D Mouse

September 11, 2008

Last night we came into possession of what we believe to be a beta-release for a new kind of 3D Mouse from Google. Whilst we can’t disclose exactly who gave this (because they work at Google) it certainly raised a few eyebrows in here when we opened the package. We’ve never seen a mouse like this before and has a couple of really WOW features (check out the last image).

EDIT: Just uploaded a quick video (this was right after we took it out of the box).

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So our second unboxing in a month (*)… unfortunately we missed the opening of this box initially because it was totally unmarked so we didn’t know what was inside until we saw the mouse through the plastic …at which point we got the camera out. The mouse was well packed with inflated pouch to avoid any damage. 

Confirmed: It is green and has see through bits showing the Google logo.     

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Underside: Marked (A) is likely part of the 3D accelerometer. This lets you lift the mouse up an use it pretty much like like a Wii controller (see shot of screen below).

(B) seems to be part of the Wii-like 3D system for when you’re waving it about – yes you can actually see the yellow sensor inside moving as you move your hand.
 
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(C) – Appears to be the Biometric reader (nicely branded) and (D) seems to control all the 3D movements but doubles up as a really comfortable ergonomic gel to prevent RSI.

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Above: The mouse in action – after the mouse drivers install you get this pretty neat affect as you lift the mouse up; the cursor lifts up and becomes huge, casting a shadow on the desktop. We haven’t figured out what the use for this might be yet but it was fun.

We were a bit disappointed that the mouse is not wireless, but seeing there was no battery compartment it probably needs to get power from somewhere.

Incidentally it’s Google’s tenth birthday, and we know they love a good old joke down under 😉 …Happy Birthday Google, and thanks for the mouse – already put to good use.

Birthday wishes, @ Amnesia.