Archive | April, 2008

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Samsung Instinct may be the New 3G iPhone Killer

Posted on 07 April 2008

Samsung 3G EV-DO

With rumors running rampant that a new 3G iPhone is eminent, Samsung has quietly released what they believe is an iPhone killer. There have been others before, but the new Samsung 3G Instinct has the most promise of the bunch. Running on Sprint’s 3G “EV-DO Rev. A” data network the Instinct looks a lot like the iPhone, but has 3G, a replaceable battery, and haptic feedback for the touchscreen. The Instinct is due to be released in June and by that time there is no telling what form or features will grace the iPhone, but it’s good to see some competition that might actually be competition.

[via Yahoo]

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XCOR’s Lynx to Bring Space Travel to the Masses

Posted on 04 April 2008

Lynx Personal Spaceship

A small company from Mojave, CA is poised to bring space travel to the general public. Well, the rich public. XCOR Aerospace recently announced that it’s Lynx suborbital spaceship will be ready for flight in 2010. The Lynx is the size of a small private aircraft and will carry two passengers to a height of 200,000 feet above the earth’s surface.

The Lynx Mk. 1 is a single stage suborbital spacecraft. I can reach Mach 2 on it’s ascent and will give passengers about 4 minutes of ‘micro-weighlessness’ on the edge of space before gliding back to earth. The entire trip only lasts 30 minutes and goes for about $100,000 USD. No word on if the TSA makes you take off your shoes before getting on board.

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