Category Archives: technology

MacBook Pros updated with Corei5/i7 processors, 10hr battery

After an unusually long wait, Apple has finally released updated models of its MacBook Pro line of notebooks.

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Santander Visitors Center infested by swarms of helpful robots (video)

Santander’s Group City in Madrid is a big place; nine buildings sheltering 5,500 employees of one of the largest banks in the world. Guiding visitors around such a massive complex is a challenge, and what’s the best way to solve any challenge? Robots, of course. Santander turned to YDreams, who we’ve seen before playing with augmented reality, but in this case produced something more tangible: a fleet of little red guys called “Interactive Guest Assistants” that use swarm interactions to guide fat cat bankers to their next conference — and maybe to face off against the evil Maximilian in a harrowing battle at the end of the movie. There’s also a giant virtual wall full of boring financial information presented in fancy ways, even an augmented reality map of the complex, all shown in a video after the break. It’s the bots we like the best, so we’ll be ordering a gaggle to guide our own visitors — to their doom.

The New YouTube Revealed

Starting today, YouTube will look dramatically different for everyone. That’s because the Google-owned video website will be rolling out its redesign to all users over the next few hours — the rollout should be complete by 7:00 p.m. today.

Line2 Adds a Second Line to Your iPhone [VIDEO]

Line2 is a mobile app from Toktumi that’s a refreshing option for iPhone users who need to maintain a separate personal and a business phone number.

Opera Mini for iPhone submitted to Apple for approval (video)

Can you feel the tension? Opera is now in the throes of the App Store approval process. The wait is on to see if Apple will loosen its grip and approve the fast (very fast) Opera Mini browser for iPhone app that we checked out at

Pogoplug now streaming to Xbox 360 and PS3

It’s been a long and painful four months since Pogoplug introduced its second generation NAS-ifier, but those who’ve been holding out for additional functionality can finally buy in. In an effort to cater to these so-called “gamers,” the company has enabled its device to stream multimedia content directly to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles; users will be able to access, share and stream media directly to their console from any local or remotely located Pogoplug, and if all goes well, your console should actually see the drives connected to the Pogoplug and the contents of other shared Pogoplugs automatically. In related news, the unit is also now capable of pushing out offsite backups through a new version of Active Copy (shown above), so all that’s left to do is hop online and suck down that tasty firmware update that should be waiting. Enjoy!

Want more on the PlayStation Move? Head over to Joystiq!

Sony’s calling the PlayStation Move the “next generation” of motion gaming and planning to market it as heavily as an entirely new console, so it’s sort of a big deal — and that means our main dudes at Joystiq are all over it. We’ve already covered the main details, but hit the links below if you’re looking for some seriously deep dives.