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iPhone 5? Maybe Next Year, Think More Like iPhone 4S!

According to reports from insiders, Apple will not be launching iPhone 5 (as some of you thought) but iPhone 4S, which will include the same form-factor as the iPhone 4 but with an Apple A5 dual-core processor (like the iPad 2) and HSPA+ support.

Plus, as shown in the photo above, iPhone 4S should be available on T-Mobile and perhaps Sprint.  This is inevitable as Apple is losing grounds quickly to Android by having their devices only available on AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

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Corvette C6 Proved to Be a Death Trap When Battery Dies!

Here’s some serious issues with Corvette C6s.  When the batteries die, the door release buttons stop working, therefore effectively trapping the driver in the car.  Of course, this may be funny if your friends are around but if you are stuck in the middle of nowhere with 110 degree sun (perhaps somewhere in Arizona), there’s a good chance you might starve to death if your cellphone loses signal completely.  Murphy’s Law, it can happen. There is however, an emergency manual lever to open the doors when this happens but hey, there are people who don’t read

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ZeroTouch Multi-Touch, an Invisible Multi-Touch Interface!

Here’s an interesting multi-touch idea that might be very useful and implemented across all multi-touch devices in the near future.  The ZeroTouch as its name says, uses “zero” physical touch to the screen and can implement the same multi-touch gestures as on a regular multi-touch screens “invisibly”.

The frame is lined with 256 IR sensors, which are connected to a computer. When ZeroTouch is mounted over a traditional computer screen it turns the display into a multitouch surface. In a demonstration at CHI, Moeller played a computer game using

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How to Build a DIY Energy Meter for Less Than $20!

For those of you who want an inexpensive DIY energy meter that would detect how much electricity you use, you might want to take a look at this hack where the author uses a simple circuit to detect infrared pulses from the electric meter whenever there’s 1 watt of electricity used.

 

via hackaday

 

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Flashbang Bra Holster Allows for Quick Draws for Ladies!

Here’s a genius idea, a bra holster that can hold your gun for quick draws.  I think this could also lead to accidental flashing but hey, it’s a great idea, watch this video:

You can get this on eBay.

via wired

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Bulletproof Clipboard!

Want to defy those flying bullets with a clipboard?  Did I hear a clipboard???

Yes, this Bulletproof Clipboard does exactly that, stops up to a 9mm bullet, rated at level 2 body armor.

I think this is perhaps a good clipboard you can slip into your chest the next time you get into a gun shooting.

Each Bulletproof Body Armor Clipboard is a section of Level II body armor, with a clip attached to hold the paper. Level II body armor is tough enough to stop the penetration of 9mm bulle

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How to Build a Portable DIY Face Detection System for under $30!

For those of you who want to build a portable DIY face detection system (without the use of full-sized computers/laptops/netbooks), engineering students at Cornell university have come up with a simple solution using an Atmel ATmega644 8-bit microcontroller, a C3088 camera module with an OmniVision OV6620 CMOS image sensor, Atmel’s AT45DB321D Serial Dataflash, a Varitronix MDLS16264 LCD module for output, a 9-volt battery, and a small wooden s

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DIY Geiger Counter Kit!

We’ve seen a guy who made a DIY Geiger Counter before, for those of you who want to build your own to detect radiation (yes, that what Geiger Counter does, detect radiation, you can read all about it on WikiPedia), you can get this DIY Geiger Counter Kit and build it easily, just some soldering and assemb

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DIY Daft Punk Helmet!

Check out Harrison Krix who spent the last 17 months building this fully-functional DIY Daft Punk Helmet.  This is the most awesome DIY project I’ve probably seen for the last 17 months with every gory detail mastered to perfection. This would be the ultimate helmet to wear to a rave concert.

Here’s a time-lapse video of the DIY Daft Punk Helmet in the making:

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Boeing 747-8 Brake Performance!

Here’s a really interesting story of the Boeing 747-8 brake testing and performance, which utilizes 100% worn-out brakes on a 975,000-pound airplane. (That’s almost a million pounds!)

In April, the Boeing Test & Evaluation team brought the 747-8 Freighter to a long runway in California to simulate the ultimate rejected takeoff (RTO). Crews loaded the airplane above its maximum takeoff weight of 975,000 pounds (443,181 kilograms) and installed a set of 100% worn-

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