suits

  • Army suit increases human strength by 20 times

    Army suit increases human strength by 20 times

    A U.S. Army contractor has developed an Iron Man-like suit that can amplify human strength by up to 20 times. (You’d almost be able to lift Biggs, then!) The suit, developed by Salt Late City-based robotics house Sarcos, is expected to go into trials next year. If all the bugs are worked out—the battery currently only lasts about 30 minutes per charge—the Army says it may one day… Read More

  • Apple agrees to refunds for power adapter buyers

    Apple agrees to refunds for power adapter buyers

    Just a quick note for those of you who purchased replacement power adapters for your iBook or Powerbook, the ones that cause sparks and start fires that burn you and your family alive: you’re getting a refund. Depending on which adapter you have and for which portable, you could receive up to $79 from Apple in a class action settlement. This is addition to the power adapter recall Apple had… Read More

  • HTC confirms driver update forthcoming, not much else

    HTC confirms driver update forthcoming, not much else

    If you own an smartphone manufactured by HTC running Windows Mobile, you’re about to receive a free software update. We don’t know when it’ll hit or what it will do, but it’ll do something. HTC has been criticized by some for what they consider poor implementation of of graphics acceleration in certain handsets, saying that the devices are sluggish due to poor drivers for… Read More

  • Seattle man sued for leaving neutral feedback on eBay

    Seattle man sued for leaving neutral feedback on eBay

    Let’s say you buy a few coins on eBay. Let’s say you get a fair price. Let’s say when the coins arrive, though, they’re packed poorly, loose in an envelope. Not good for old coins. So, because the price was fair but the shipping sucked, so you leave neutral feedback. That sounds reasonable. But let’s say the seller then sues you for $10,000. That’s the story of… Read More

  • "Vista-Capable"-stickered PC's Vista-incapable; Microsoft to pay?

    "Vista-Capable"-stickered PC's Vista-incapable; Microsoft to pay?

    So some Washington folks are getting all ornery over what they believe is a misleading sticker put on new computers during the lead-up to the Vista release. “Windows Vista Capable,” boasted the stickers proudly. Of course, many were only capable of running Home Basic, the most spartan of the many flavors of Vista, which does not include the flashy Aero effects. A group of consumers has… Read More

  • Court case might change the laws of second-hand buying: Craigslist, eBay, others in jeopardy

    Court case might change the laws of second-hand buying: Craigslist, eBay, others in jeopardy

    I’m always scared of lawyers. We live in litigious times, and lawyers are the “new priesthood, baby!” They’re involved in everything. When I got my first “cease and desist” from Apple, we had a party. I’m not sure what that says about me or Apple, but it makes a point: when threatened, we rattle our sabers in the form of calling our lawyers. What’s… Read More

  • Grizzly Man in Financial Ruin, Selling Halo Suit

    Grizzly Man in Financial Ruin, Selling Halo Suit

    Troy Hurtubise, famous for his bear-proof suits, recently made headlines for developing a Halo-inspired anti-ballistic suit. After spending $15,000 and several years developing the suit, Hurtubise had hoped to sell the design to some military hoping to protect its troops in hostile situations. Suit features include a head-guided laser pointer, the whole bullet deflection thing and a handy… Read More