Atomic Robo Violent Science is the upcoming action-platformer game developed by Second Fiction. Look for the game to be first released on iOS devices with upcoming versions for Windows Surface and Android following.
Based on an episodic Graphic Novel called Atomic Robo, Violent Science is a culmination of the best features from classic retro platformers and the fast paced action running of Temple Run. Designed with Atomic Robo fans in mind but hoping to reach a new audience of gamers who enjoy a challenging mobile experience as well.
The story behind Violent Science revolves around Robo and his team of Action Scientists. Robo’s enemy Baron Von Helsingard, or Helsie for short is looking for an item of immense power. Robo must find it first in this comic adventure that will see our hero outsmart Helsie and lead him on a path of Violent Science.
Violent Science features a comic-style interface that allows the player access to 5 worlds spanning through 15 different levels. Upgrade your Robo and Action Scientist abilities such as the “Science Rifle” shot and “electro-magnetism” to collect in-game currency and power orbs. Users may also create a customized experience with in-game options and the “Play Mobi” feature to challenge friends and see where they rate on the leaderboard.
Atomic Robo: Violent Science will feature a “Chiptune” soundtrack featuring Virtual Boy and the up and coming electronic artist, Antiskill. Look for Violent Science in March with additional content to be added within a month or two.
I love that in this day and age, a great idea can go from relative obscurity to overnight success thanks to the power of the Internet and the funding of the general public. Crowd-funding resource Indiegogo is one of the top websites where great ideas get brought to life, and the Amiigo Fitness Bracelet ($99) is one of its latest success stories.
The popularity of the personalized and customizable vitality tracker already is exceeding expectations, and is now in an expanded fundraising phase as it prepares to bring the Amiigo to market.
Currently, the device and its app are available to early birds for a $99 introductory price, and according to one of Amiigo’s co-founders, David Scott, it should begin shipping to Indiegogo customers in June. Once Indiegogo orders are met, the Amiigo will become available publicly within a few months.
The rumored iWatch may indeed be inching its way closer to market, but until then, there’s no shortage of wearable computers to monitor everything from text messages and e-mails to our motions and activities. It will be interesting to see where this new era of the wearable computer takes us. If you’ve been tracking Apple’s patent acquisitions, then you can reasonably predict that the future of wearable iOS-oriented technology is about to become a crowded field. The Amiigo fitness monitor is therefore ideally poised to lead the way in this blossoming field, and usher in a new era of interactive, wearable smart-technology.
The Spanish word “amigo” means companion, or friend, and as your own personal fitness-tracking device, the Amiigo is just that. It reports back to you regarding everything from your vital statistics to the amount of energy you exert at any given moment. Furthermore, the Amiigo is programmable to detect your own unique motions, giving you the most accurate assessment of your energy output and how your body responds to a variety of specific activities.
While there are certainly other options available for fitness monitors that interface with our iOS devices, the Amiigo is the first I’ve come across to provide such detailed information on such a wide range of motions and activities. This is the closest thing to a commercially available, AI fitness monitor that I’ve seen so far.
According to Amiigo’s Indiegogo campaign, “The Amiigo allows users to track specifics like; exercise type, reps, sets, duration, speed, and intensity. Amiigo also tracks heart rate, blood oxygen levels, skin temperature, overall activity level, and calories burned.”
Additionally, “The Amiigo can determine exactly what kind of exercise activity you are doing and can track and identify over one hundred different activities and then correlate these activities with physiological information such as heart rate and blood oxygen saturation. With the Amiigo users can also create and record new exercises that might be unique, abstract or specific to them. After a user records an exercise, it will be recognized in future workouts!”
Recently Amiigo co-founder David Scott took some time with iPhone Life to discuss the Amiigo and how informative, intuitive, and innovative it truly is.
iPhone Life: Thank you for taking the time to chat with iPhone Life. For starters, can you tell our readers a little bit about your inspiration and goals for the Amiigo?
Scott: With the Amiigo, our focus was to create the most engaging fitness experience, in the most user-friendly format. The Amiigo provides measurements and tracking that will definitely be helpful to hardcore athletes, but it’s also designed to be helpful to the less dedicated athletes. The Amiigo was designed to help an individual tailor their personal fitness goals to meet their workouts.
The Amiigo allows you to share your metrics and stats with family and friends. We feel that the social (competitive) element means that you will be more likely to achieve your fitness goals. The Amiigo software can easily be integrated with Facebook, and we are also working hard to build our own social platform.
iPhone Life:We’ve seen a number of wearable fitness monitors pop up over the past couple of years, how does the Amiigo set itself apart from the rest of the options out there?
Scott:Well, two years ago this sector didn’t even exist. Currently, most fitness monitors are just glorified oximeters, they don’t register motion, so that means they don’t register anything on a stair stepper or while cycling for instance.
If you do exercises like free-weight squats or leg presses, other devices may not even register that you did anything, much less that you had different exhaustive experiences. The Amiigo will provide you with precise physiological data that lets you know what you did and how much energy you exerted as well as incorporate a social element that can really help you feel motivated and inspired.
The Amiigo Fitness Bracelet is ideal for:
The Gym: Weight Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Free Weights, Crossfit
Cycling: Road and Mountain Biking
The Water: Swimming and Water Sports
Outdoors: Hiking, Walking, Jogging
Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Football, Rugby
You: Create and Record your Unique Exercises
For today’s Daily Deal we’ve found 11 great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have 5 productivity / entertainment apps and 6 game apps in today’s bundle.
We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great deals and we’ll continue to look for the best app deals as they pop-up. Some of these apps are up to 67% off, several are even free, so be sure to check them out because they are on sale for a limited time.
- Donut Ninja – Tappi Bear () – This popular ninja game has a 4 star App Store rating and is now available for Free instead of $0.99.
- Doodle Truck 2 () – This action game has a 4.5 star App Store rating and is now available for Free instead of $0.99.
- Farming Simulator 2012 () – This farming game has a 4 star App Store rating and is now on sale for $1.99 instead of $2.99.
- FLUP HD – This fun puzzle game has a 4.5 star App Store rating and is now available for Free instead of $0.99.
- Lili () – This very popular adventure game has a 4 star App Store rating and is now on sale for $0.99 instead of $2.99. This app weighs in at 388 MB so please be sure that you have enough space on your iPad before downloading.
- Tin Man Can () – This cool adventure game from Chillingo has a 4.5 star App Store rating and is now available for Free instead of $0.99.
Productivity and Entertainment Apps
- Beauty Booth Pro () – This photo app has a 4.5 star App Store rating and is now on sale for $0.99 instead of $1.99.
- BoothStache () – This wacky photo app has a 4.5 star App Store rating and is now available for Free instead of $0.99.
- Fast Camera () – This very popular photography app has a 4.5 star App Store rating and is now on sale for $0.99 instead of $1.99.
- iStopMotion for iPad – This stop motion photo app has a 4 star App Store rating and is now on sale for $4.99 instead of $9.99.
- Speech with Milo: Verbs () – This speech therapy tool has a 4 star App Store rating and is now on sale for $0.99 instead of $2.99.
Also be sure to check out yesterday’s Daily Deal to find more great savings.
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We use our PadGadget Apps Tracker to constantly monitor the App Store to find the biggest price changes on iPad apps. Our editorial team goes through the data, picks the best deals on the most interesting apps and then brings them to you on a regular basis. All app prices are checked at the time of posting but prices are subject to change without notice. When developers put their apps on sale it’s usually for a very limited time, often 24 hours or less, so be sure to check pricing on iTunes before making a purchase.
Apple claimed that it was hit by same hackers which targeted Facebook- A new protection software is going to be released
Apple claimed that they have been targeted by the same group of hackers which has attacked Facebook in an attempt to break its network security. Apple further shared that only small numbers of Mac employees have been affected by this attempt, yet there is no evidence that any data is left. This report is shared by Reuters’ analysts and they have further added that Apple will be releasing software for preventing the customers from such attacks.
Apple’s sharing of report against hacker’s attack is followed by Facebook complained done on last Friday. Facebook also claimed in their report that none of their users’ data is being compromised in this attempt to demolish security.
Apple has therefore started working with the law enforcement agencies to figure out the actual source of hacking and as well they have introduced their software tool to protect users of Macs against malware employed by unidentified assailant.
Both Apple and Facebook has shared their report to assure the users that they are making every possible step in order to secure the data of the users and to warn the hackers that they are moving ahead in data security issue. Also this data breach sharing is done to ensure transparency from the companies facing threats from the cyber security.
Apple however has claimed that this type of security breaches rarely occurs in their company. Company has reported such type of breach in which 400 iTunes accounts were hacked in 2010. The adopted preemptive move has indicated that company is being dealing with different level of security issues. The good news is, data of both companies is not leaked and thus the both tech giants are considering resources to track the culprits.
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“To hear a full frequency of a recording, you don’t even have to turn it up loud!”
-Kool Kojak, multi-platinum songwriter who produced Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida, Katy Perry
Recently, I had the opportunity to connect with the team at Munitio, a precision sound brand specializing in lifestyle electronic accessories. Pronounced “Muni-she-yo,” as in the Latin word for fortification and defense, Munitio audio gear embodies strength, authenticity, and style. Before this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, I must admit, I wasn’t familiar with this small San Diego-based company. Now that I am, I am excited to tell you more about it and share my review of one of its flagship products, the new SV earphones.
The Munitio SV earphones are one of the most balanced pairs of earphones I’ve had the pleasure of trying out. To say I was very impressed with their exquisite, crystalline sound delivery would be an understatement. Listening to music through the SVs was a surreal experience. The complexity and clearly delineated layers of acoustics the SVs pumped out would impress even the most discerning audiophile.
The SVs captured my attention on so many levels. On the one hand, it was easy to get lost in the pristine sound quality of whatever I happened to be listening to; On the other hand, I found myself in auditory awe at all of the details and nuances I was able to hear using these precision earphones. In some instances, songs I’m very familiar with felt like I had never heard songs, which in actuality, I was very familiar with.
“More consumers are realizing it’s better to have headphones that sound good based on personal listening tastes, rather than just buying what everyone else has,” said MUNITIO co-founder Danny Massaro. “Appearance is obviously important too, so we’ve created headphones with unique style and sound identities that appeal to certain lifestyles and listening preferences and allow people to hear their music like never before.”
Their latest addition to an already stellar line up continues in the tradition of excellence! Regarding the SVs, MUNITIO co-founder, Danny Massaro had this to say, “Acoustically, each MUNITIO product is designed with its own unique sound identity that appeals to an individual’s personal listening preference. For instance, the SV is defined by an ultra-smooth frequency response curve through the mids and highs, exceptional vocal clarity and fast, accurate crossover transitions between instrumentals. Stylistically, MUNITIO products take their cues from a variety of different sources, but always with studio-grade performance, rugged industrial design and tactical functionality at the core. Some of the SVs design heritage comes from the world of high performance racing. You can see that reflected with the flat, tangle-free ribbon cable and the slotted bass port and curves of the aluminum housing earpiece.”
With so many great headphones and earphones out there to choose from, it can be a true challenge for any one company to break away from the pack and gain recognition. Add to that, that I am particularly critical of headphones and speakers and weigh my words carefully when offering my reviews of audio equipment, being raised the son of an audiophile myself. With the SVs, the detail-oriented team of professionals at Munitio have succeeded in not only impressing me, but also in taking high-end audio engineering to a whole new level.
The Munitio SVs may be some of the pricier earphones the company has to offer, but if $130.00 isn’t in your budget, do yourself a favor and check out their high quality Billets that will only cost you $70.00 and I’d say that even these lower priced models perform better than 75% of the earphones on the market today. On the other hand, if you are looking for some of the best earphones money can buy, be sure to take a gander at Munitio’s Nines ($170.00), which are their top of the line, premium sonic experience earphones.
150-foot wide asteroid to pass close by Earth today at 2:24pm EST/1924 GMT; communications satellites likely safe
“A newly discovered asteroid about half the size of a football field will pass nearer to Earth than any other known object of its size on Friday, giving scientists a rare opportunity for close-up observations without launching a probe,” Irene Klotz reports for Reuters. “At its closest approach, which will occur at 2:24 p.m. EST/1924 GMT, the asteroid will pass about 17,200 miles (27,520 km) above the planet traveling at 8 miles (13 km) per second, bringing it nearer than the networks of television and weather satellites that ring the planet.”
“Although Asteroid 2012 DA14 is the largest known object of its size to pass this close, scientists say there is no chance of an impact, this week or in the foreseeable future,” Klotz reports. “The non-profit Space Data Association, which tracks satellites for potential collisions, analyzed the asteroid’s projected path and determined no spacecraft would be in its way. ‘There is no reason to believe that this asteroid poses a threat to any satellites in Earth orbit,’ Space Data operations manager T.S. Kelso said in a statement.”
Klotz reports, “Even in areas that will be dark during DA14′s pass by Earth, the asteroid is too dim to be spotted without a telescope or binoculars. NASA plans a half-hour broadcast beginning at 2 p.m. EST/1900 GMT on NASA Television and on its website which will include near real-time views of the asteroid from observatories in Australia, weather permitting. The space camera, Slooh.com, will incorporate several live feeds, including views from the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, in a webcast beginning Friday at 9 p.m. EST/0200 GMT. “
Read more in the full article here.
The Associated Press reports, “Scientists at NASA’s Near-Earth Object program at California’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory estimate that an object of this size makes a close approach like this every 40 years. The likelihood of a strike is every 1,200 years. Asteroid 2012 DA14, as it’s called, is too small to see with the naked eye even at its closest approach around 1925 GMT, over the Indian Ocean near Sumatra.”
“The best viewing locations, with binoculars and telescopes, are in Asia, Australia and eastern Europe. Even there, all anyone can see is a pinpoint of light as the asteroid zooms by at 17,400 mph,” AP reports. “As asteroids go, DA14 is a shrimp. The one that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago was 6 miles across. But this rock could still do immense damage if it struck, releasing the energy equivalent of 2.4 million tons of TNT and wiping out 750 square miles.”
Read more in the full article here.
“Will the asteroid affect cell-phone service?” Elizabeth Landau asks for CNN.
“According to current modeling of the asteroid’s path, it will probably not affect the satellites,” Landau reports. “These satellites include those used by television networks, cell phone services and weather services. ‘Scientists have determined that it is very unlikely – but not impossible – that television signals, any other form of communication, or any weather data will be impacted by the asteroid,’ CNN meteorologist Sean Morris said.”
Landau reports, “As for global positioning satellites, which communicate with the GPS function on smartphones, the asteroid will pass about 5,000 miles above them and probably won’t interfere with navigational systems.”
Read more in the full article here.
We recently heard that Apple could possibly lose the iPhone trademark in Brazil, the iPhone trademark in Brazil is owned by a company called Gradiente Electronica SA, the trademark was registered by the company back in 2000.
Now Brazilian regulators have made a decision on the trademark for the iPhone name in the country, and it is not good news for Apple as they have ruled in favor of Gradiente Electronica SA.
Hey JB’s. In my first video: http://www.youtube.com i showed you how to connect to Siri through Google Server (The owner of the server had to insert commands manually). Today i’m going to show you how to connect IPHONE 4 ONLY to the origianl apple servers that giving service to newer devices such as iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and so on.. Before the guide, note that not all of you will have the luck and will manage to find a spot right away on apple servers! you should keep trying although Siri is sorry all the time! you will get your spot like i did. and now for the guide that is very similar to the old one. if you did steps 3-4, Do not do them again. Guide (do in the order that said in the guide and not as in the video): 1. Add the source: ihackstore.com 2. Download SiriDr and all the packages that come with it – Respring 3. Open Cydia and add the source: cydia.bassamkassem.com 4. Download [Ac!D]Siri-iOS 6.1 (About 10 Min’) – Respring 5. Go to to SiriDr icon on springboard, and press on the bottom bar at SiriDr Servers Now, press download the certificate, open in Safari and Install 6. Go back to SiriDr and Press the Siriserver For iOS 6 – Respring 7. You should be done for now, u can change the language in Settings – General – Siri (Enable it if it’s Disabled) 8. Try Siri continuslly Read Carfully and take responsabillty on your actions. Good luck. Please Share, Like, Subscribe, Follow twitter.com
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Apple has released a product during the Super Bowl for App Store developer’s vanity URLs. This domain was advertised in the new Star Trek movie within a huge public. The advertisement shows to the viewers as Appstore.com/StarTrekApp instead of Facebook.com/StarTrekMovie.
The advertisement was first seen by CNET. The domain “AppStore.com” is a personal gift from Steve Jobs Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff back in 2008. According to the Apple Developer documentation posted on January 31, developers can shortened the name of URL in iTunes App Store or the Mac App Store. The user can create easy links by App Store Short Link by the particular form of app or company name. This simple way can ease users to search your application in the App Store directly from your website or marketing campaigns. These links are helpful in offline communication like print ads, TV spots, trailers app, radio ads and billboards.
New URL can quickly turn into a land grab in crowded App Store where more than 800,000 mobile applications are available on the App Store iOS. Apple is prepared for this competition. In case of conflict of names or URLs with multiple outcomes, for example appstore.com/airhockey, direct the user to a search the page. These developers are encouraged to generate unique names for their applications instead of prevent this problem from occurring.
domain redirects users to Apple.com but without the “www” opens the iTunes App Store or the Mac App Store. In the past, short links are available using the URL itunes.com. Now changes the AppStore.com are itunes.com in this case.
Analysis of several sources and App Store developers inside Apple shows that, the new vanity URLs will not configured according to developer’s need, it will be provided by Apple on the behalf of developer. Due to this, a conflict was raised between CNET and our original report. This is confusing because of developer documentation perception.
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