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[13 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

Clever fabric

Columbia, the outdoor clothing company, is about to launch a new range of T-shirts that will actively cool runners when they sweat.
The new technology, called Omni-Freeze Ice, works by detecting the moment moisture hits the fabric’s surface. That process then sets off a chemical reaction, which releases a cooling agent that reduces the temperature of the shirt, cooling the runner at the same time.
“Omni- Freeze Ice capitalises on the sweat that your body produces to deliver aggressive heat management,” explains Columbia. “The moment moisture hits the fabric’s surface, …

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[13 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

RIM’s problems deepen

RIM has revealed that BlackBerry owners in the Americas have also been hit by intermittent service woes. There have been network delays that ape the issues the company has faced in the UK and Europe these last few days. In short, as our US chums might say, “the problem goes global”.
Earlier today, RIM’s UK managing director, Stephen Bates apologised for the troubles the company’s customers have experienced, and claimed that RIM is?”working hard around the clock to resolve the issue”. He added that it is “not going to …

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Spidey sense at the ready

To celebrate the release of Spider-Man: Edge of Time Pocket-lint is teaming up with our friends over at Activision to give away Xbox 360 copies of the blockbuster new release to ten lucky readers.
Playing the roles of the Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Man: Edge of Time propels gamers on a high-octane, adrenaline-fuelled adventure in which the heroic web-slingers must urgently work together across time to save each other and prevent a disaster that ultimately leads to the death of the Amazing Spider-Man.
Against the backdrop of …

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Says X-Men scribe Mike Carey

Mike Carey, the British comic book author behind American titles The Unwritten, X-Men: Legacy and the superb Lucifer series, has revealed to Pocket-lint that, in his trade at least, a majority of artists use Macs, while writers use PCs.
Speaking exclusively to us while promoting his part in the Activision game X-Men: Destiny (he wrote the branching storyline), Carey also explained that the comic book industry has radically changed over the last few years, thanks to the intervention, and invention, of technology. And not always for the …

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No friends to find at the mo

Find my Friends, the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad application that allows you to locate family members and chums, has appeared on the App Store already – even though the operating system, iOS 5, it requires to run is yet to be released.
Published by Apple itself, Find my Friends is an iOS 5-only app, and uses the Apple ID you create with iCloud (when that’s possible). Your contacts will also need to install the app and sign in, and then you will be able …

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The tech to be “as normal as colour”

Paul Verhoeven, the director of sci-fi fan faves Total Recall, Robocop and Starship Troopers, has stated that all science fiction movies could be converted to 3D. He is a massive proponent of the movie format, and even believes that one day 3D “could be as normal as colour”.
Speaking to 3D news website 3dfocus during MIPCOM 2011, the conference for content makers and broadcasters to buy and sell their wares globally, Verhoeven said that although he thinks that filming natively in 3D is preferable, …

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Shop opens next door

Samsung has opened up a smartphone shop just metres away from Apple’s Sydney store, with the aim of selling its Samsung Galaxy S II at the knock-down price of $2; conveniently coinciding with the launch of Apple’s new iPhone 4S.
The Apple iPhone 4S is due to launch on Friday 14 October and fans of the phone would be expected to queue up days in advance, however Samsung hopes to entice those that do with its bargain hi-end Android offering.
The offer entitles the first ten people through the …

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Stephen Bates: “not acceptable”

The UK managing director of RIM, Stephen Bates, has apologised for the service disruption to email browsing and BlackBerry Messenger across Europe. BlackBerry users have experienced network outage for the last few days, a situation that he describes as “not acceptable”.
Speaking at the?third annual BlackBerry Innovation Forum, and reported by website OneMobileRing, Bates claims that RIM is “working hard around the clock to resolve the issue” and that the company is “not going to stop until they get to the end of the problem”.
However, the EMEA-wide issue …

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New pics emerge

The Motorola Xoom 2 has surfaced again, alongside its smartphone cousin the Spyder, ?in a set of leaked pics that allegedly show almost the final builds of both devices.
The new tablet from Motorola features a different form factor to the original Xoom, boasting a set of slightly squared off edges and a white back. The pics featured show the “media edition” of the Xoom 2 sized in at 8.2 inches. There is also rumoured to be a more traditional 10.1-inch version. Inside is a more powerful dual-core 1.2GHz?processor?and …

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Still alive… for now

The PlayStation Network has been hacked again. A post on the Sony Europe blog?by Philip Reitinger, the VP and chief information security officer for Sony Group?points to “another source not from our networks”, attempting to test sign-in IDs and passwords against Sony’s database.?
Keen not to revisit the previous joys of the last PSN outage, Sony has?emphasised?the fact that it was an extremely small number of accounts that actually saw?successful?password and username matches, all of which have been forced to do a secure password reset.?
“These attempts appear to …