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Mick Webb

— Mobile Technology

Never forget that all important cord with the flipSYNC USB keychain

By - June 24, 2010 3 Pictures
One definition of the word frustrating is realizing you don’t have the right cord for the right job when you need it most - whether it be for an iPod, iPhone or one of the multitude of mobile devices that connect via USB. Presenting a simple yet effective solution to that particular problem is the Scosche flipSYNC, a keychain USB and sync cable about the size of a car alarm remote control. Read More
— Military

GUSS autonomous vehicles headed for RIMPAC wargames in Hawaii

By - June 23, 2010 3 Pictures
Having placed third in the prestigious DARPA Urban Challenge in 2007, engineering students from Virginia Tech have returned to the forefront of autonomous vehicle development by designing and building four GUSS (Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate) vehicles. Able to carry 1800 lbs and designed to resupply and evacuate troops in the field as well as reduce the load carried by them, the vehicles are due to make their debut at the impending 2010 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)war games in Hawaii. Read More
— Science

Highly efficient 'nanocoax' solar cell inspired by coaxial cable

By - June 9, 2010 1 Picture
Traditionally, the goal of high power conversion efficiency in thin film solar cells has been compromised by opposing optical and electrical constraints – while a cell needs to be thick enough to absorb adequate amounts of light, it must also be thin enough for the extraction of current. Rising to this “thick and thin” challenge, researchers at Boston College have designed a nanoscale solar cell based on the age-old technology that created the coaxial cable, promising a higher conversion efficiency than any thin film solar cell yet seen. Read More
— Mobile Technology

The Gresso luxury mobile phone customization experience

By - March 28, 2010 3 Pictures
Not content with being the purveyor of the likes of gold and diamond encrusted mobile phones and USB flash drives, luxury manufacturer Gresso has announced what it claims to be the world’s first mobile phone customization experience. By way of an online “boutique”, the company offers its clientele the choice of almost 40 combinations of titanium, steel and leather – with a starting price of US$2200. Read More
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