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Matlo's Sixaxis Emulator lets you use your PC keyboard and mouse on PS3 instead of game controller

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 05:34 AM PDT

If you're a PC gamer and you just can't get the hang of the PlayStation 3′s controller, we have a special emulator for PS3 that will allow you to play your favourite games with your mouse and keyboard.

Thanks to the French developer named Matlo, you now have the chance to use keyboard and mouse as a PlayStation 3 controller thanks to his Sixaxis Emulator. This means that keyboard and mouse could entirely replace your standard PS3 gamepad, and this is more than useful especially if you're a fan of first person shooters. Before you can use Matlo's Sixaxis Emulator with your PS3, you'll have to set it up first by using Linux on your computer and by mapping your keyboard and mouse to the PS3 using the software. This process could be a bit complicated; especially if you haven't used Linux before, so we doubt the average user would make use of it. Nonetheless, Sixaxis Emulator is great for nerds like us, and thanks to it, PC gamers will finally enjoy PlayStation 3 gaming in a familiar way. 

PhoneItiPad – app to turn your iPad into an iPhone

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 05:12 AM PDT

It really isn't a catch. The folks at iPhoneIsLam have been working on an application that will turn your iPad 3G into a fully iPhone-capable iPad. The way the iPad 3G was meant to be in the first place.


This means the result is that iPad 3G users will be able to make and answer calls, send texts / SMS and FaceTime – no hardware alteration whatsoever is needed.



The application which is still under development has been featured in the video below, as you can imagine, this sort of 'hack' won't even make it to the front door of the App Store. So PhoneItiPad will be headed for Cydia which means iPad users will need to have their device jailbroken first, but otherwise there really isn't any catch.

Ruby: The world's fastest Rubik's cube solving robot

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 02:41 AM PDT

Solving the Rubik's cube isn't an easy task for an average human, but if humans can't solve the Rubik's cube, this latest technology robot might be able to offer you some help and at a decent pace too.

The fastest record for humans in solving a Rubik's cube is less than 10 seconds, but robots have set a new record for themselves when it comes to doing the same job. Students from Swinburne University of Technology have created a robot that can solve Rubik's cube in seconds – less than 11 seconds to be exact. This puzzle solving robot is called Ruby, and it can solve any randomized cube in 10.69 seconds. Before Ruby starts solving the cube, it uses a webcam to scan the cube, and then it uses a software algorithm to determine the moves that will solve the puzzle. Currently, the record for fastest solving of the Rubik's cube goes to Feliks Zemdegs who has managed to solve it in 6.24 seconds.

As for Ruby the robot, it will be shown at Swinburne's Open Day on August 21, so public will be able to see him live in action.

eGenius electric aircraft completes its first flight

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 02:23 AM PDT

Electric powered aircrafts aren't a thing of the future anymore, and we're positive that we'll see more of them soon enough. Since we're speaking of electrical aircrafts, another electric aircraft has completed its first flight.

The team from University of Stuttgart's Institute of Aircraft Design have designed the eGenius aircraft, its now taken its first 20-minute flight from Mindelheim, Germany. This aircraft was designed as a part of NASA's CAFE 2011 Green Flight Challenge, and Airbus has funded the development of this aircraft.

The eGenius has wingspan of 16.9 m, hull length of 8.1 m and it can easily carry two passengers whose combined weight is less than 180kg. As for the power of this aircraft, it is using motor that can produce maximum of 60 kW at 2,000 rpm, and it can achieve speed of 235 km/h (146 mph). As for the flight distance, this aircraft can easily fly up to 400 km (248.5 miles).


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