Apple Gets in the Battery Game

Apple’s got a new product, again, but this time it’s not a computer, digital music device, or tablet, it’s… a battery charger. Yup, Apple just got into the battery game. Their new battery charger comes with 6 AA nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries.

Apple has also brought these products to market with the environment in mind. The new battery charger not only keeps you from buying and throwing away tons of toxin spewing batteries, but it also cuts off power after the batteries come to a full charge. Clever.

The charger comes with a removable AC plug so you can swap it out for other types of plugs if necessary. You can also use any AA NiMH rechargeable battery, not just the ones that come from Apple. You may never buy another battery again, or at least for the next decade, as Apple says their batteries last for 10 years and for hundreds of charges.


First Person Shooter Weapons of the 1990′s

Gaming has come a long way in the past couple of decades. Heck, we’ve even got games you can play without controllers. Nevertheless, we’ll never forget the timeless weapons we used in the old first person shooter games of the 1990′s, so here’s a graphic that pays tribute to those games and their weapons.

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Kinect for Xbox 360 Coming to a City Near You

This summer, the Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 will be available for demos all over the country before it arrives in stores on November 4, 2010. The 14-week tour will visit 32 North American Cities beginning with a stop in New York City and ending in Las Vegas, NV at the PBR World Finals. Users will get a sneak peek at the Kinect and will get a trial of the games you can control with your voice and the wave of a hand instead of the traditional game console controller.

Only Kinect for Xbox 360 makes it possible to play in a whole new way by identifying your movement and body position to create a truly immersive entertainment experience. See a ball? Just kick it. Begin a movie by simply saying “Xbox, play,” or browse through a music list with the wave of a hand. With the Kinect Experience Mobile Demo Tour, you can hone your skills before anyone else by playing fun new games, such as “Kinect Sports,” “Kinectimals,” “Kinect Joy Ride” and “Kinect Adventures” and MTV Games’ and Harmonix’s “Dance Central.”

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REPORT: Apple Acquires Poly9 Mapping Company

Rumor has it that Apple has just acquired mapping company, Poly9. If that’s the case, this will be the second mapping acquisition by Apple which may confirm for some, Apple’s intentions of getting up in Google’s space. The report comes from a translated publication which mentions that Poly9 employees have relocated to Apple’s headquarters in California. Right now, the Poly9 website is down, maybe due to changes they’re making to reflect the acquisition?

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Super Impact Absorbent iPhone Case

We’ll you’re certainly not going to damage your iPhone in one of these cases. But then again, you’re not going to be able to fit it in your pocket either. Pick your battles. This new ArkHippo case is made of a proprietary material similar to Crocs. So, if you don’t have pockets and want to protect your phone, this product might just be for you.

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Mouseless: The Invisible Computer Mouse

Mouseless is an invisible working computer mouse built by MIT PhD student, Pranav Mistry. The mouse, or lack thereof, is controlled by using your hand with no hardware to control the pointer on your screen. This technology would allow for a wide range of interactions between the user and their computer, the ability to wake the computer from sleep, control volume, brightness, and of course gaming, to name a few applications.

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Hottest Gadgets of the 1980′s

Last week we brought you the hottest gadgets from the 1970’s, and before that we published gadgets from the 1960′s. This may not be the first time these types of technology hit the market, but in the 1980′s these are the products people would have stood in line for, much like they do for the iPad and iPhone today.

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6 Gadgets for Beer-Loving Campers

For some, camping is about experiencing the great outdoors, going on hikes, “roughing it” and spending quality time with family and friends. For others, it’s the perfect excuse to do nothing but sit back and drink beer all day long. That being said, here are a few gadgets that we think will aid in the drinking, the drunk and the hangover.

1. A Portable Mini-Keg Dispenser

Coolers full of beer are nice, but ice packs go warm and often the cans do too. Besides, there’s nothing better than drinking draft. While there are many keg dispensers on the market, we decided to go with the Avanti 5L Mini Beer Keg as it’s designed to be portable, it holds camping-perfect 5L mini-kegs, and can be easily hooked up to any portable camping generator. Beers ahoy!

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