Samsung: "No Need" For 3D Cell Phones, But Good Luck With Them Anyway

Samsung's head of product management in its UK mobile division has gone on record as saying the company has no plans to battle rival LG in the 3D cell phone sector. There's no point or demand and it makes phones needlessly thicker. That's the summary. Here are his actual words: » 2/17/11 6:20am 2/17/11 6:20am

NASA Proudly Returns To Take Photo Of The Hole It Made

Six years ago, NASA blasted a hole into comet Tempel 1. Now it's gone back to survey the damage anew and continue observations, with its Stardust-NExT probe photographing the mess made by 2005's Deep Impact. The crater made by Deep Impact is 150 metres across, and can just about be seen in the before and after shots… » 2/17/11 5:40am 2/17/11 5:40am

Capcom's Smurf Crisis Could Lead to Tighter App Buying Controls

According to a "well placed source" quoted by PocketGamer today, Capcom has been called in to see Apple due to the controversy caused by its freemium kiddie game Smurfs' Village. Thanks to some high-profile complaints over the free game's laughably costly in-app item purchases and an apparent high level of return and… » 2/16/11 6:40am 2/16/11 6:40am

MiCoach for Android Will Start Motivating You From April

The popular and really quite good Adidas MiCoach fitness system is about to launch on Android, with a compatible app set to arrive for free download on the Android Market in April. Adidas says the app has already been downloaded by over a million Blackberry and iPhone users, so something's obviously been done right. [… » 2/16/11 6:00am 2/16/11 6:00am

Olympus PEN F Cloned, Digitized and Turned into Quirky Toy Camera

The Gizmon Half D is curious little boutique digital camera, coming loaded with colour effects and cute split frame options. It also clones the look of the famed 1960s 35mm half-frame Olympus Pen F (inset above) rather well, offering a collection of interchangeable lenses for pretending it's a proper camera and you're… » 2/16/11 4:40am 2/16/11 4:40am

Renesas Wins DivX Plus HD Certification, For MKV Files on Your Phone

The DivX Corporation has awarded its first DivX Plus HD certificate to Renesas Mobile, producer of several HD-capable system-on-chip processors. Any phone that features Renesas Mobile's SH73704 will therefore be able to manage full HD 1080p playback, including the popular HD content ripping format MKV. In this age of… » 2/16/11 3:40am 2/16/11 3:40am

Disposable USB Sticks, For Those Sad Memories You Don't Mind Losing

The creative minds of Art Lebedev have once again thought of something interesting to do in the USB world—cardboard. The design team's concept "Fleshkus" memory sticks are supplied on printed card, with users able to tear one off as needed and write a description straight onto the back. [Art Lebedev via UberGizmo] » 2/15/11 7:00am 2/15/11 7:00am

Zuckerberg Claims "Multiple" Facebook Phones Coming This Year

The young billionaire had a recorded message for HTC's Mobile World Congress event today, praising HTC's new social efforts. He also announced that there will be more "phones with a deeper social integration" coming in 2011, with "multiple devices" due and possibly even as many as a dozen. Quite a change in position… » 2/15/11 5:26am 2/15/11 5:26am

Apple's Tim Cook Visited Foxconn—And Came Out Alive

Apple's released an extremely comprehensive new version of its Supplier Responsibilty report for 2011, in which it faces up to suicides and underage workers in its supply chain. Facts reported include a trip made by acting boss Tim Cook to suicide-struck Foxconn in June 2010, where Tim and some Chinese suicide… » 2/15/11 5:20am 2/15/11 5:20am

Disgruntled Ink Cartridge Man's Next Trick—Ink Cart Beatboxing

The site that impressed and slightly confused the world with its viral-going ranting ink cartridge description is back, this time with a musical creation. The above tune is made entirely with ink cartridges. They really do live, sleep, eat, breathe and even listen to the sounds of ink cartridges. » 2/15/11 4:00am 2/15/11 4:00am

PlayStation Hacker Must Hand His Hard Drive Over to Sony

The notorious George Hotz, AKA GeoHot and the man who cracked PS3's tough encryption system, has been ordered to hand over his computer to authorities by a federal judge—so that Sony can "inspect" files relating to his exploit. The judge also ordered Hotz not to delete any files before Sony gets its hands on the… » 2/11/11 6:40am 2/11/11 6:40am