News: Outmosphere – Find out what’s on in your neighbourhood

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Realtime event applications may not be totally unique, sure we have Google Now which tells us what bus is coming and what the traffic is like and so on. Some of us (especially the youngsters out there!) want more with regard to what’s happening not just in their locale that day, but maybe on a particular date. Enter Outmosphere.com

Outmosphere aims to break the trend by giving anyone instant results on what venues, shows, gigs or almost anything that is happening in the user’s location. So far it’s totally unique and does not need any fiddly app’ to run, just log-in to Outmosphere via your favourite browser on your smartphone, tablet or literary any other device and hey presto, Outmosphere detects your location and presents you with a graphical itenary of whats happening and when..

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News: Google to launch its own retail stores this year?

Rumors are high on the fact that search giant Google, will be about to launch its own version of retail outlets in 2013, just like its counterparts, Apple. Although Google already do have some ‘stalls’ in airports in the UK and abroad, this will be the first retail outlets for the search giant.

According to Engadget, Google is looking to heighten its retail presence amongst its retail customers so that it can show-off its Nexus range of smartphones, tablets and the newly revamped Chromebook. It also comes at a time when Google maybe ready to launch other new and exciting hardware, that only a ‘live product demonstration’ can fully justify the product in question, such as the Google Project Glass HUD glasses and the rumored X-phone…

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News: Apple iWatch, fact or fiction?

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The big news this week from close sources at Apple sight that designs have been made and pre-production models produced of a so-called iWatch (or whatever, if anything, Apple decide to call it). Its a logical, but certainly not unique concept from the californian based company and in my my humble opinion Apple need something new to help prevent the recent slide in its share price.

According to various (trusted) sources including The Wall Street Journal, long time Apple product maker, Foxconn, have been in talks with Apple on various ‘wearable’ devices including the iWatch. But what can we expect of this wrist-based technology and what sort of competition will Apple be up against?

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WTF: Heat exchanger cup holder to charge your batteries!

There are a lot of gadgets on the market, especially for USB novelty stuff that users might use once, maybe twice, then relegate them to the bottom draw. However this new concept might just be what desk users have been looking for. It’s a ‘heat exchanger’ that converts heat from your favorite brew and chargers a device connected to it.

The project called the One Puck offers to provide around 1 amp of current to any connected device, be it an iPhone, Android Tablet or just about anything else. Just think of the applications.  At present its a Kickstarter project, however the innovative team behind the One Puck, Epiphany Labs, says it will cost around $150.00 once it gets launched.

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Mobile: New Blackberry Z10 priced at £480 (sim-free)

RIM, the manufacturers of the once very popular Blackberry smartphone have announced, some might say is their last ditched effort, to gain back some marketshare in the face of the iPhone and Android smartphones sales that have over the fast few years seen masses of users switch from the canadian smartphone (and tablet) vendor.

Blackberry OS 10 (replacing the current OS 7) will be launched tomorrow,  30th January with no doubt some of the fan fair we have come to expect from the tech companies. Already there has been a fair amount of tech leaks on the product and new pricing has been spied at leading phone retailer, Carphone Warehouse.

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