Pandora handheld console expected soon

pandora Pandora handheld console expected soon

The OpenPandora team is showing off an almost finalized case design for the Pandora open-source handheld console. The unit is has a ARM Cortex-A8 600Mhz+ CPU running Linux, a 4.3-inch 16.7 million color touchscreen LCD, a full keyboard with dual analog stick layout, WiFi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, and a High Speed USB 2.0 Host, and can reportedly last 10 hours on a single battery. The device still isn’t quite completed, but is expected to hopefully be released April 7th. [via ArsTechnica]

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Myka Torrent Player Box to Ship, Finally

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Scientists get closer to creating invisibility cloak

Scientists at Duke University are reportedly one step closer to creating the invisibility cloak we’ve all been dreaming of. David R. Smith, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke says “The new device can cloak a much wider spectrum of waves–nearly limitless–and will scale far more easily to infrared and visible light. The … Read moreScientists get closer to creating invisibility cloak

Android Phones Get 2D Bar Code Reader

Bar codes aren’t just for the grocery store anymore. The advent of personal bar code readers, like ScanLife’s latest for Android phones, allows you to quickly jump to Web sites, phone numbers or videos. This is basically a shortcut for typing on your smartphone’s keypad or browsing through menus. It’s even possible to create your own bar … Read moreAndroid Phones Get 2D Bar Code Reader

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The History of the Robot Voice: From Kraftwerk to Kanye

Man’s obsession with robotics has made quite an impression on the world of music.  From “Mr. Roboto” to “More Bounce to the Ounce”, synthetic vocals have been celebrated by artists like Kraftwerk, Roger Troutman, Peter Frampton, Kanye West and many others.  When did the use of robotic voice in music begin?  How far has it … Read moreThe History of the Robot Voice: From Kraftwerk to Kanye