• Bold Poker Is A Ridiculous And Fun iPhone Game – Must Try!

    Bold Poker Is A Ridiculous And Fun iPhone Game – Must Try!

    You and your friends are all iPhone fiends who buy two new devices every generation.  And you don’t sell them off at Craigslist either — you just put them in a shelf as if their value will appreciate some time down the line.  Put all those iPhones to use with Bold Poker, easily one of the most unique iPhone card games in the App Store. Designed to be played in person (yes, while you’re all gathered around in a real [...]

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  • Kubi Turns Your iPad Into A Telepresence Robot

    Kubi Turns Your iPad Into A Telepresence Robot

    Telepresence robots are awesome.  And it won’t be surprising to see them in wide use just a few years down the line.  As of now, though, full-fledged telepresence automatons are way out of budget for many individuals and businesses.  Kubi is a smart tablet  stand that can turn your humble tablet into a basic telepresence droid. Made by Revolve Robotics, it’s not a full-fledged stand-in robot that can walk around the office, traveling from one cubicle to the next.  However, [...]

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  • AppQuiz: A Game Show With Buzzers For Your iPad

    AppQuiz: A Game Show With Buzzers For Your iPad

    While I wouldn’t know until I try it, I have a feeling the AppQuiz is going to be my favorite drinking accessory.  Imagine: you and three friends playing a quiz-style game with real buzzers you can smack to answer first.  Those who don’t get the answer take shots.  Or removes items of clothing.  Or gets punched in the face.  Or whatever it is you decide to play for. Granted, a quiz-style game show with no live game show host will [...]

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  • iRig Mix Is A Portable DJ Rig For Your iOS Devices

    iRig Mix Is A Portable DJ Rig For Your iOS Devices

    There’s no shortage of DJ and music production apps on iOS. But touch controls can only feed your electronic music jollies so far.  At some point, you’ll want a physical mixer, just like the ones you use with the mixing software in your computer.  That’s where the iRig Mix comes in. Touted as the “first mobile mixer” for iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads, the device measures 217 x 110 x 46 mm, allowing you to easily slip it into a [...]

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  • iPad 3: What’s New?

    iPad 3: What’s New?

    As expected, Apple announced the third-gen iPad last week.  Going by simply as “iPad,” the latest iteration of the blockbuster tablet skips any groundbreaking features, but shores up on enough to solidify its position as the top dog of the pack. The first surprise, of course, is the name.  While we’ve heard monikers like iPad 4G, iPad 3 and iPad HD bandied around, Apple has chosen to go the simple route, returning to the original name with no added dressing. [...]

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  • Akai MPC Fly Turns Your iPad Into A Music Production Center

    Akai MPC Fly Turns Your iPad Into A Music Production Center

    Akai’s series of MPCs are among the most popular sampler/sequencer rigs in the business.  Soon, you can turn your Apple tablet into one with the Akai MPC Fly, an iPad case with built-in control pads for sampling, recording, mixing and producing kickass music on the go. While producing tracks on the iPad has always been possible with the selection of software on the App Store, Akai’s setup seems to make it more professional than ever.  The hardware comes with an [...]

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  • Blue Spark Digital Boasts Pro Quality Recording On The iPad

    Blue Spark Digital Boasts Pro Quality Recording On The iPad

    While the Blue Spark Digital isn’t the most mobile microphone you can use with your iPad, it does bring features you can’t get from any other iPad-compatible mic in the market today.  Billed as the “first studio-grade condenser” to offer both a USB and a 30-pin connector, it can deliver high-fidelity recording and consistent performance better than all the other mics you’ve tried with your iOS machine. Styled with vintage looks, it makes recording sessions look more professional — like [...]

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  • GameChanger Is A Tabletop Board Game For The iPad

    GameChanger Is A Tabletop Board Game For The iPad

    An iPad that slots into a board game dock sounds like a ridiculous idea, although the GameChanger actually sounds pretty neat.  While I’m not sure if it will “revolutionize traditional board game play,” as they claim, it is a novel approach to tabletop gaming that could be fun. Made by Identity Games, it combines traditional board play with electronic gaming, making for an innovative experience.  Not only does the iPad add animation and sound to your games, it actually interacts [...]

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  • Griffin Multidock Lets You Charge, Sync 10 iPads At Once

    Griffin Multidock Lets You Charge, Sync 10 iPads At Once

    You own a psychic hotline network, employing a talented team of highly-trained clairvoyants that you’ve individually supplied with iPads where they read off their scripts and run apps to do some public background checks on the people who call in (which they then pretend they see in the cards).  It’s quite the smooth operation.  Until you need to sync all 50 company iPads to one computer — doing it one by one just isn’t the most efficient system.  That’s where [...]

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  • Oscium’s Kit Turns Your iPad Into An Oscilloscope

    Oscium’s Kit Turns Your iPad Into An Oscilloscope

    Oscilloscopes are widely used in even wider fields.  I’ve never worked a job in any one of those fields where I needed one, but I did watch a tech guy do some electrical measurements using a handheld oscilloscope before.  He had a big gut — that’s all I remember.  Well, now that guy can turn his iPhone or iPad into one with the Oscium iMSO-104, an oscilloscope kit for iOS devices. Set consists of a hardware kit that attaches to [...]

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  • How To Play Games On iPad Using NES Controller

    How To Play Games On iPad Using NES Controller

    I can understand if iPad and iPhone are your favorite gadgets these days. But if you are anything like me, nothing will ever erase the memories of playing sweet sweet Mario and Contra on your NES system. And if you really miss the feeling of a NES controller, this hack should help satisfy the cravings a bit. All you need is an Arduino, some servo motors, suction cups some soldering skills and lot of time. That’s exactly what Joven did [...]

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  • Get Your Family A Dummy iPad Replica And Watch The Tears Roll

    Get Your Family A Dummy iPad Replica And Watch The Tears Roll

    Ever feel left out when you use your netbook at the local café, while everyone else taps away on their iPads?  Join the self-satisfied tablet-toting masses with this Dummy iPad, a non-functional replica of Apple’s market-making slate. Perfect for use as a store window display, the 1:1 replica cleverly mimics the original in looks, dimensions and weight.  That means, you can hand it off to people and they’ll think it’s real — just tell them it’s not running because you [...]

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  • ION Audio iCade Turns Your iPad Into An Arcade Cabinet

    ION Audio iCade Turns Your iPad Into An Arcade Cabinet

    Thinkgeek had a busy April Fool’s last year, putting up tons of awesome fake products on their site.  A number of those have already made it into actual production (e.g. the Canned Unicorn Meat).  Here’s the latest a magical genie brought to life: the iCade. Built by ION Audio, the iPad accessory turns the erstwhile slate into the main display for a functional arcade cabinet.  It looks exactly like the original retro prank design, too, save a few additional buttons [...]

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  • Fling Gives Your iPad A Tactile Analog Stick

    Fling Gives Your iPad A Tactile Analog Stick

    As good as iOS games have become, that virtual joystick remains a bane.   Without the tactile feeling of flanking to one direction, after all, the whole experience is just odd.  Thankfully, some clever fellows came up with a solution in the form of Fling. Billed as a tactile game controller for the iPad, it adds an actual analog stick that you can place on the screen right where the virtual control is supposed to be.  When you move the stick, [...]

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  • HMH Fuse Bringing Interactive Course Curriculums To The iPad

    HMH Fuse Bringing Interactive Course Curriculums To The iPad

    Granted, any of us average Joe can OCR a textbook and make it readable on practically any platform.  The HMH Fuse, however is a whole other beast.  Instead of being just a book, it’s a proprietary platform for delivering erstwhile one-way school materials in an interactive form. Developed by publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the platform is currently being tested on a pilot program involving 400 students in San Francisco, Long Beach, Riverside and Fresno school districts.  Under the trials, the students will [...]

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  • HyperDrive Gives Your iPad 750GB Of Portable Storage

    HyperDrive Gives Your iPad 750GB Of Portable Storage

    For those using the iPad as an accessory gadget, the limited storage space may not be that big of an issue.   If you’re hoping it can replace your netbook or laptop, though, you’ll probably require gigabytes of extra storage beyond what’s already built into the tablet.  The HyperDrive, an external hard disk with features to spare, is exactly what you need. Going around the Camera Connection Kit’s 32GB limit, it arranges the storage into iPad-readable 32GB folders.  Since you aren’t [...]

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  • Samsung Galaxy Tab: iPad, Meet Your First Serious Competition

    Samsung Galaxy Tab: iPad, Meet Your First Serious Competition

    Samsung has finally made a formal announcement on their poorly-kept secret of a slate.  Called the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the much-awaited device will run Android 2.2 Froyo and own the distinction of being the first DivX-certified tablet. With the DivX certification, Samsung is obviously positioning this as a capable multimedia device for mobile users.  Unfortunately, it won’t be able to display full 720p video, with screen resolution topping at 1,024 x 600 pixels (HD content will be played, but output [...]

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  • Zlin iCub, A New LSA Bush Plane Comes With An iPad For Its Navigation System

    Zlin iCub, A New LSA Bush Plane Comes With An iPad For Its Navigation System

    Why spend thousands of dollars on an aviation-specific navigation system for a plane when an iPad 3G with a matching app will do?   That’s exactly what they’re doing with the Zlin iCub, a light sport airplane that will come with an iPad front and center in the cockpit. According to Sport Air USA, who will be importing the Czech-built plane to the States, the panel-mounted tablet will come preinstalled with a number of flight-friendly titles, such as WingXPro7, ForeFlight Mobile [...]

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  • Mohan Custom Tailors Sews Up An iPad-Friendly Suit

    Mohan Custom Tailors Sews Up An iPad-Friendly Suit

    Don’t like hauling a bag along just to carry your iPad? Sure, you can wear a specialty travel vest to hold it. If you gear up in business attire for work, however, there’s no chance you’re pulling that look off. You need a suit with an iPad-sized pocket and that’s exactly what Mohan Custom Tailors now offer. Just like the dashing man in the photo above, you can arm yourself with your favorite new toy, all while looking dapper in [...]

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