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The Simplest Watch You’ll See All Day

Clean, simple, does its job. Not bad. The Sputnik Watch by Kibardindesign is futuristic looking and simple at the same time, and while it looks like just a concept piece, it’s not, well, it was, but now they’re making them and you can pick one up on pre-order, at least that’s what their website says.

Mobile:

The New 4th Generation iPhone Revealed – The iPhone 4

Today, at WWDC, Apple finally released official information regarding their newest family member, the iPhone 4. There were over 5,200 attendees from 57 different countries. We’ll be adding to the specs and adding pictures as soon as we get them. Pre-orders start June 15th, available on June 24th.

Specs

- over 100 new features

- front facing camera

- micro Sim tray

- camera and LED flash

- 4x the pixels, calling the new display, Retina Display (326 pixels per inch)

- 800:1 contrast ration, 4x better than the 3GS

- IPS technology (instead of OLED)

- 7 hours of 3G talk, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music…

- Quad band HSDPA, 7.2Mbps

- Dual mics, 802.11n WiFi, GPS, compass, accelerometer.

- 3 axis gyro, and we tied the gyro and accelerometer, compass, and gyro together for six axis

- 5 megapixel camera with LED flash

- 5x digital zoom

- Records HD video (720p at 30fps)

- iMovie for iPhone

- comes with iOS 4 operating system

- comes in black or white

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13 Unique and Complicated Calendars

We’ve all got digital time displays now (and some of us have $15,000 bullet proof watches) so no need to learn how to read clocks and whatnot. But, if you’re a historian, or a plain old clever guy or gal, maybe some of these complicated and unique time displays will tickle your fancy. Enjoy!

1. Jewish Calendar


Interpreting dates from this calendar would be a Herculean task, taking into account the irregular date formats. The duration of the month is different, the year is different, and pretty much everything else. Thank god, that a day still represents 24 hours!!

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A Big Thanks to TechVert’s Supporters

We’d like to send out a big ‘thank you’ to our sponsors and supporters this month. Without which we would not be able to bring you all the fun and interesting content that we do on a daily basis. You should check them all out when you get a chance because they’re all great companies and we love working with them.

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This month our sponsors include Zephyr Technology, Mimoco, OtterBox, Wrapsol, J.FOLD, SmrtCase, and Grabist.


Zephyr Technology delivers individual and team performance monitoring solutions. To increase fitness and performance, the pros know the value of anaerobic exercise and the requirement for more than simple heart rate monitoring. That is why Zephyr’s patented BioHarnessTM combines heart rate monitoring with respiration, activity level, temperature and posture measurements.

With increased military deployments, natural disasters, hazardous environments and the normal aging process; First Responders, Military Personnel, Personal Trainers and Professional Sports Teams have turned to Zephyr Technology to Measure Life… Anywhere


Since 2005, Boston-based design house Mimoco has fused the art of contemporary characters with the functionality of personal data storage devices making its name known in both the pop-culture driven Art Toy underground and the savvy high-tech ‘tronic world. With a mission to bring style and soul to consumer electronics, Mimoco is renowned for our flagship collection of MIMOBOT® designer USB flash drives.


Known as an innovator of protective solutions for the leading global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors, we’ve got technology covered!

Starting with something as simple as a box, OtterBox was created in 1998 and built upon fundamentals of hard work, creativity and perseverance. Our cases are dedicated to all the klutzy, spontaneous, chaotic, graceless individuals who have broken a device or valuable due to their active lifestyle and like our customers, we’ve been there too!


To ensure both the safety and design integrity of your device, Wrapsol ultra drop + scratch protection system utilizes our patent-pending dry-application repositionable film that releases air bubbles while eliminating any risk of moisture damage. However, for traditionalists — the original Wrapsol scratch protection uses a conventional application process and comes with an optically clear screen film and a proprietary matte body-film that enhances grip and eliminates fingerprints.

And because everyone should do their part to protect the environment, every sale of every Wrapsol product results in us making a cash contribution to Cool Earth, an international charity that protects endangered rainforest around the world to combat global warming, protect ecosystems.


J.FOLD manufactures and sells some of the world’s most stylish wallets and bags. They’ve gotten tons of press for their flawless leather construction and design, making them a leading accessory brand in their category. Visit their website.


Grabist is an online retailer of unique gifts and products. They’ve got limited edition products and the catalog changes from time to time. Recently, they made and sold some of the freshest LOST merchandise.

Lifestyle:

Wind-Powered Car That Goes Faster Than The Wind

Who wants to go fast? A wind-powered car has just been measured in the U.S. traveling downwind, get this… faster than the wind itself. The astonishing run finally answers a question that has been debated upon for quite sometime without a clear answer. That is, Can an object travel downwind faster than the wind?

In the run which took place in Tracy, California at New Jerusalem, the car, made of foam reached a speed of 2.85 times faster than the wind which at the time was traveling at 13.5 mph.

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Ford is Giving Away 5,000 Home EV Charging Stations

Electric vehicles (EV) are coming and they are coming fast. Some of us already own hybrids of some sort and some of us might know someone that knows someone that works with someone that has a fully electric vehicle. However, in the very near future, all-electric vehicles will be commonplace and Ford wants to help its early electric car customers by giving away almost 5,000 in-home charging stations.

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Gadgets:

$15,000 Space-age Bulletproof Watch

Not only is Devon Works new watch, the Tread 1, possibly the one of most expensive at $15,000, I think it just might be the coolest. This is certainly a watch that Q would mock-up. The wristwatch uses four 2-micron thin belts each operated by an individual microstep electric motor to display the time (see the video below).

The list of features are beyond impressive. It’s bulletproof for starters, just in case you know, you were being shot at. The internal rechargeable battery lasts for 2 weeks and can be recharged wirelessly. The internal crystal is temperature-compensating and even transmits data to an aerospace-designed microprocessor. Also an optical recognition system tracks the the status of each belt at all times to ensure extreme precision.

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Science:

Scientists Create Artificial Black Hole

Well, they’ve done it. Researchers in China have built a mini ‘black hole’ capable of absorbing microwave frequencies, and they’ve done it without using the LHC (which many feared would cause a black hole to develop that would swallow the earth). The device they created, officially called a “omnidirectional electromagnetic absorber,” is made of a thin cylindrical layer comprising of 60 concentric rings of metamaterial.

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