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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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Accessories:

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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Computers:

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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Gizmos:

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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Gizmos:

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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Gizmos:

Is Polaroid Video Printing Right Around the Corner

We’ve been showcasing a lot of creative camera concepts lately and we’re always on the search for what’s next. So, is Polaroid video printing right around the corner? Well, if designer Kim Hyun Joong had it his way, it sure would be. Joong has designed a gadget that takes video like a digital camera and prints out a playable video Polaroid. Sound like the future? It is.

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Hottest Gadgets of the 1970′s

Last week we brought you the hottest gadgets from the 1960′s. This week we’re bringing you the most “far out” gadgets from the 70′s that were only slightly less popular than the iPad is today. Ok, maybe that is an understatement. Check out these awesome gadgets that were the envy of all geeks more than 30 years ago.

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Electronics:

Portable World Cup Projector

The World Cup is huge this year, as always. As such, it may be difficult to find a spot at the local bar to watch the game, and watching the game at home can be a little less exciting then cheering on your team with a group of people. Enter the mobile cinema, this thing is a portable projector so you can take it with you and project the game onto any wall or flat surface, it’s an instant party.

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