After the ‘cracking iPhone 3G’ news, it seems the iPhone 3G has yet to offer another rather shocking and hopefully one-off problem. Pictured are shots of an overheated and as a result an iPhone 3G with a melted casing. All the hardware is working fine and are intact but the dock connector was damaged which would probably mean that the phone will be useless as it cannot be neither charged nor synced.
Apparently the story behind this was a member of the Mac Rumors forum fell asleep with his iPhone 3G left in his pocket, but he soon woke up in pain to find that his iPhone had overheated and burnt the skin over his leg. When taken out of the pocket, the iPhone 3G was hot and the plastic casing had melted! The user in question had noted that he had disabled 3G as well as push services and the screen was set to auto-lock in a minute, so it was unlikely that this situation should have happened. Take a look at the photos below, hopefully this was just a one off incident, but I reckon this will be a difficult one for the warranty to cover!
If you own the new iPhone 3G, particularly the white one and think that its been looking abit strangely with new signs of ‘cracks’ to its casing recently, then it may actually not be your fault. Though this can obviously be due to ‘abuse’ of your iPhone, god knows what some people do to their phones, some users of the latest iPhone 3G have noticed this happening despite the phone being in brilliant condition. It appears that this problem has been occurring amongst the latest iPhone 3G users, with the majority being the white ones. The cracks have been observed around corners, volume and vibrate controls, near speakers and the headphone jack.
Though I haven’t heard anything like this from our readers, it seems if you’ve been experiencing this problem you may be eligible for a brand new replacement. However that is to say this replacement is not guaranteed and you should expect a scrutiny of questions and examination by the Apple staff on your attempt to claim a new iPhone as there is absolutely no doubt that some will try to get their hands on a new iPhone by inducing a bit of DIY ‘crack’ like damage…
Not being rude or anything but I have a few friends who have been learning to use the chopsticks for sometime but just can’t seem to get ‘hold’ of it. Poor coordination, possibly? Is it something that can’t be perfected with practise? I don’t know about that, but the Tukaani, is definitely something that my mates will love, firstly to save them from further embarrassments and secondly to eat properly! It’s so simple and looks effective, hope it goes into production in the near future!
Here’s the latest news that’s been all over the tele today, Virgin Galatic reveals the WhiteKnightTwo, the aircraft which will be on-course to become the first to carry non-astronauts (people like you and me) into the outer space.
Here’s an important fact: Fewer than 500 people have gone to space. Out of those 500, most have been highly trained astronauts or scientists.
But now its going to be different, at least if everything goes well in the near future, commercial space travel will take another step toward, it won’t be restricted to just the rich and famous who can afford it but also for anyone from different social classes whom have ever had the same dream of space travel as anyone else.
The WhiteKnightTwo is the aircraft that will launch SpaceShipTwo into suborbital space. At the moment, the aircraft’s first job is to serve as a flight simulator next month for pilots that will be operating them in the near future. According to Virgin Galatic if simulation and everything goes according to plan, both ships will be ready by next year or 2010!
Unlike the gold plated Porsche 911 Convertible from Russia we showed earlier this week, this Porsche 911 GT2 fine tuned by TechArt aka the GTstreet RS appears much more attractive and appealing. This is not the first time TechArt has tuned a Porsche as stunning as this, if you follow the TechArt link after the jump you will find from their site that they have been tuning various Porsches for some time.
Yes, it’s that time again, time for another rumor! We’ve had concepts of what the next PSP could be like in the past months, such as the iWish which was a rather ridiculous and impossible thinking that both the PSP and iPhone could combine together. Then abit further back, we had the PSPhone, which was also another concept combining the PSP with the functions of a phone, if you just searched for PSP on our blog, I’m sure you’re find a few more. More recently, I saw a ‘sleeker’ concept for what the next PSP could look like, but really none of those that I just mentioned above claims that this will be PSP 2 which makes them reasonable. But what I have in the pics below are from a site that claims this will be the next PSP, in other words PSP 2 or PSP 3000 as some are calling it.
It’s in black and as you can see there is a new PlayStation button, with the mic and a thinner outer ring. There’s also the headphone jack with the TV out port which features more arrows than before.
Well what do you guys think? Because it’s from a site called pspchina (I know, my mind is full of pre-assumptions, I’m sorry!), it’s made me remain skeptical about it, what about you?
If you’re not like many tech fanatics nowadays who just rely on mobile phones to check time, this timepiece concept may interest you. As you can see, its not got the most modern look of all designs, just a simple LCD display, but the strap does look very geeky, it made of PC ribbon cable with one of its end connected to USB. This USB bit of the watch is normally hidden away when worn, but that’s not to say it doesn’t have a purpose. The concept is that the Timeless Watch is actually powered via USB, while the watch isn’t worn, plugging it into your PC will apparently charge the watch up!
To make this design even more geeky, I suggest maybe giving it some sort of memory stick / flash drive component? More pics after the jump…