February 23, 2011

Apple to Hold iPad 2 Unveiling Event March 2nd

Its always fun to see the creativity of Apple's invitations. Anyways, the rumors are true and Apple will be holding a media event on March 2nd all about tablets. Prepare to be outdated, current iPad users. In other news, the MacBook Pro line is expecting a refresh tomorrow. Stay tuned.

February 14, 2011

Colossal New Planet 'Tyche' Trumps Jupiter Four Times Over

A newly discovered planet at the edge of our solar system may be up to four times as large as Jupiter, scientists believe.

John Matese and Daniel Whitmire, from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette claim data captured by  Nasa's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) proves its existence and it will only take two years to confirm this discovery.

(Nasa's WISE Satellite)

Named Tyche (pronounced ty-kee), the huge gas-planet is believed to reside within the remote Oort Cloud Region. Details of the obscure planet are that it has rings, moons, and is predicted to be composed of mostly hydrogen and helium.

With an orbit thousands of times further from the Sun than the Earth, it’s no wonder the existence of Tyche has remained virtually unknown. Located among the billions of asteroids in the Oort cloud, a hypothesized spherical cloud one light year in radius from the Sun, Tyche has the potential to become the new ninth planet after Pluto’s recent demise.

What would confirm Tyche as a planet is its abnormal temperature (predicted to be -73°C) compared to the icy asteroids surrounding it with temperatures nearing absolute zero.

If confirmed, this discovery would be incredibly significant in both cultural and scientific niches. We’d be back to nine planets, we could rename Tyche ‘Pluto Jr’. instead of some ancient Goddess, and it very might just be the first planet born in another star system and captured by ours. Looks like our Oort Cloud just committed the robbery. 


February 13, 2011

Sony Ericsson finally announces Xperia™ PLAY

Today at Sony Ericsson's MWC 2011 Press event an amazing new handheld gaming/cellular device. Originally captured in pictures in October, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is finally 100% official. Pictures and tech specs below

The Sony Xperia Play will run on a Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a 1GHz Snapdragon processor with Qualcomm Adreno 205 graphics on a crisp 4-inch, 854 x 480 LCD display. With over 5 hours of battery life in a single gaming session this device is not willing to let anyone down. Other attributes include a 5-megapixel autofocus camera, LED flash, stereo speakers, Bluetooth and WiFi compatibility.

In addition the Xperia Play, Sony Ericsson also announced two more new Xperia smartphones, the Xperia Neo and Xperia Pro. Quite frankly this Play Station Phone is going to shake up the gaming industry coming with a pre-loaded 'legendary' PS1 game as well as a wide array of popular Android games including Asphalt 6The Sims 3 and Tetris.  Also at launch, the Xperia Play will have 50 titles available, which will increase on a weekly basis, Sony said. That includes "Guitar Hero," "Assassin's Creed," "Battlefield," and "Dead Space."

Honestly I can't wait for this phone. Every day different technologies advances closer and closer. With such a device capable of running GBA emulators, making phone calls, recording videos, and just about everything else, its hard to ignore this great product.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is launching March available on the Verizon network.  


February 12, 2011

God Bless You Mr. Barron

If you're in a bad mood, try not to look below because these beautiful photos might just ruin it. In this encounter, prosthetic specialist and former Senior C.I.A. specialist Robert Barron used his unique skill-set to make this girls day. It really it amazing to see modern technology assisting the emotional and physical impacts of birth defects (Atresia/Microti in this case). Images below:

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Nokia/Microsoft Partnership Bringing Some Fresh 'Concept' Into the Smartphone Market

Behold the great things coming out of the recent partnership of Nokia and Microsoft. When both CEO's announced a bold strategic partnership revolving around the Windows Phone operating system, nobody expect such a swift attack on everything we once knew about smartphones. With such a flawless design when it comes to consumer-sensitive attributes, one can only look forward to their new conjunct enterprise. This Nokia/Microsoft masterpiece might just be the first smartphone I've ever purchased. 

Just two days ago in their open letter on intent, CEO Stephen Elop of Nokia and CEO Steve Ballmer of Microsoft said.  "Success requires speed and we will be swift." Unfortunately for them I'm already asking them to hurry up. Stay tuned for more news on this exciting new partnership.