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In 2010, a surgery was performed in Kobe, Japan. iPads were used in conjunction with OsiriX 3D navigation software to help surgeons by acting as an interactive, detailed monitor. In the video, we can see assistants zooming in and out on the screen as others perform the procedure.
It was not the most elegant solution, as the device had to be wrapped in plastic -- not only to stop fluids breaking it, but for hygiene purposes. It also required two people to use it, one to hold the item and another to show the screen to doctors, but as iPad use in the medial profession continues to grow, it may yet prove as valuable a tool as a scalpel.
The iCade is an arcade cabinet designed for the iPad.
Originally, the idea to turn a modern device into a retro gaming system was an April Fool's joke, but the concept turned out to be so popular that it was developed and set into production.
Available for $99.99 to U.S. and Canadian customers, this product works by sliding an iPad in to a docking station, where the iCade connects to the device using Bluetooth technology.
Over 2600 titles from Atari are available through a suite download, whereas an accompanying app allows a user to download and purchase from a selection of 100 games. It is compatible with the iPad and iPad 2 models.
What do you give an Apple fan for her birthday? An iPad, of course.
Stefan Magdalinski, CEO of Multiply.com, decided to give his girlfriend an iPad for her birthday. At that point in time, it was unavailable in South Africa where they lived, so it had to be smuggled back from London. But rather than simply wrapping it, why not freeze an iPad in chocolate carbonite? Magdalinski enlisted the help of friends who ran a chocolate business and were willing to give it a go.
For those that wonder, it did manage to survive the process.