REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile


Tuesday, the T3 Gadget Awards 2011 named the Galaxy S II “Phone of the Year” —  the first time in 3 years the award hasn’t gone to Apple or HTC.  Today, T-Mobile is releasing their version of the GSII, which is already available on Sprint and AT&T. The T-Mobile GSII is the final version to launch in […]

127-year-old steam car still running


The oldest known working car in the world has sold for $4.6 million at an auction in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The vehicle was made in 1884 and runs on steam. The car was actually made a year before the first experimental design of what we’d now recognize as a petrol engine, which featured in cars built […]

Mindwave + Arduino = Mind-Controlled Car [Video]

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B-Reel is not playing around, even though, technically, they are. The production company has rigged up one of those things we thought we’d have in the year 2000: mind-controlled toys. Using a Mindwave headset for measuring brain activity, an Arduino unit and a Processing script, a team of developers managed to hack together what you see […]

Goodbye, Steve Jobs [1955-2011]


Steve Jobs, aged 56,  has died following a longtime battle with cancer. Jobs resigned from his post as CEO of Apple in August 2011. He was counted among the best and most influential of American entrepreneurs. His death was announced by Apple late Wednesday evening. No one wants to die. Even people who want to […]

$50 Aakash Tablet a Reality in India


The Indian government has unveiled a tablet computer that costs just $50. The Aakash (the Hindi word for sky) is made by DataWind, a business created and run by two Canadians but based legally in the UK where it’s previously sold a cheap pocket device which does web surfing and little else. This is truly […]

Ruuuuuuuuunnnnnnn!!!!!! BigDog Now Has a Big Brother!


The AlphaDog Proto is a lab prototype for the Legged Squad Support System, a robot being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA and the US Marine Corps. When fully developed the system will carry 400 lbs of payload on 20-mile missions in rough terrain. The first version of the complete robot will be […]

Anatomy of an Apple Rumor [Infographic]


Rumors are pouring out of Apple HQ all the time–some are insane (looking at you, three-monitored MacBook) and some are dead-on (“lost” iPhone 4, anyone?) But how do the rumors get started, and how, once they’ve been leaked, do they snowball? This infographic was designed by  Chris Kalb for PC Mag. [DViCE]

The Evolution of the Big Dog Robotic Mule [Video]


We’ve posted about Big Dog quite often on [GaS] in the past, so I thought you guys would enjoy seeing this video showing the evolution of Boston Dynamics’ robotic mule throughout the years. Enjoy! [Via]

E-Ink Technology Explained & Color E-Ink [Video]


In the following video, Sriram Peruvemba, vice president of marketing at Eink, explains how the technology behind E-Ink displays actually work. He then goes on to talk about future developments in the technology. Check it out: [Via]

Facebook and Twitter Team Up

Facebook was quick to respond to the flight of people over to Google+ when it launched, with a new feature that easily targets what groups can see your status updates. Now the social media giant has teamed up with Twitter in a move to block out Google’s attempt at getting a foothold in the market. […]

The Raincatch [Video]


Raincatch from Hyeona Yang on Vimeo. This is a fascinating invention that appears to serve no practical function.* The idea: collect rainwater, purify it in your raincoat, and store it to drink through a straw while walking in the rain. I think. As a water purifier, it sounds great. As a raincoat, awesome. But having […]

New Self-Inflating Tire Technology [Video]


Check out this short video showcasing the technology behind the pumptire as well as a prototype demo showing a pressure rise from 22-52psi as the tire is being used. [Via Neatorama]