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HzO has finalized its “WaterBlock” technology and it debuted last week at the Consumer Electronics Show. This waterproofs your phone and allows it to be fully functional while in any kind of liquid. According to a post on PCWorld.com, “the technology isn’t intended for prolonged exposure under water, rather as a way to protect products when they’re accidentally dropped in the toilet or the bath, for instance. But the demonstration showed that the devices can, in fact, keep running for hours when submerged, and the company says they can safely be used while lounging in the pool or in the rain.”
The waterproofing process uses a vacuum chamber that sucks all of the air out of the device, and then pumps in a gas that seeps into the device. The gas has a waterproof material that rests on all the inside surfaces, which gives it a very, very thin protective coating. So, instead of this being a waterproof case that goes on the outside of the device, the inside of the device is waterproof.
Check out the video below to see the demonstration!
Pampers has just come out with a new app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. It’s called Hello World Baby Memories and it encourages you to take a picture of your child one time every day so you can eventually see a slideshow video of how your child has grown. You can put these pictures and videos up on Facebook and other social media sites. You can download this app for free from the app store here.
Apple has recently been awarded several world records for both the iPhone 4 and the App Store. Here’s what was awarded by The Guiness Book of World Records 2011 Gamers Edition. The fastest selling portable gaming system is the iPhone 4. According to Guiness, the first-day sales of the iPhone 4 was an estimated 1.5 million units. In comparison, the PSP sold only 200,000 units and the Nintendo DS only sold 600,000 units the first day they were available.
The most popular application marketplace, the largest downloadable video game store, and largest launch line-up of any gaming system is the Apple App Store. The App Store had over 6.5 billion downloads and nearly 260,000 apps available for download- which makes it the most popular downloadable app store in the world. Out of all these apps, nearly 40,000 of them were games, making the App Store the largest video game download store in the world. The last award the app store received, largest launch line-up of any gaming system, was determined when the App Store launched. It had over 500 apps when it launched, and 145 of those were games- which won the App Store the award.
Last June, the iPhone 4 was released. The white iPhone 4 was delayed a few times due to some problems that Apple never clearly stated. Some thought the problems were with the white paint having an effect on the camera when the flash was being used. There have been rumors all over the internet lately about the white iPhone 4 finally being released, and just a few days ago, an executive from Apple may have confirmed this rumor. Phillip Schiller, Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, stated on his Twitter account “the white iPhone will be available this spring (and it is a beauty!).”
I’d say that’s a pretty good hint that we’re going to see the white iPhone soon. What do you think?
Here is another great invention from Withings. It’s a blood pressure monitor that you just strap onto your arm, plug the cuff into the charge/sync port on your device, touch the start button on the screen, and your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad will do the rest of the work for you. The device connects with the Withings API and that allows it to upload your BP readings to the Microsoft HealthVault or Google Health so you can view your BP readings wherever you are.
This device is also not available yet, but is due to be on sale sometime later this month. It will sell for around $129. Check it out on the Withings website here!