Sunday, August 30, 2009

Robonica looks at new robotic entertainment formats

Robonica is a start-up that is looking into new ways of robotic entertainment and aims to redefine the entertainment robotics market later this fall by rolling out a whole new range of products that come with the tagline, “The Rise of Robotic Gaming.” This new range will merge elements of robotics, R/C vehicles and electronic gaming, making them stand out from the current crop of entertainment robots that is able to offer meaningful and structured gameplay regardless of whether one is alone, with friends or through online interaction.

A smart, fully programmable and highly agile two-wheeled robot, Roboni-i is the first entertainment robot to offer unlimited play patterns. The state-of-the-art robot features 16 sensors and four processors, RF remote control and Zigbee peer-to-peer RF protocol allowing for competitive gameplay with real-world robots. It also comes packaged with game accessories and six action games enabling players to form a playing field and use the gaming controller to select a game as they enter a new dimension of interactive, real-world robotic gameplay. Whether alone or with friends, they will need to beat the odds, race against time, manage resources, neutralize threats, execute special effects and collect bonus points to improve score. The Roboni-i’s online gameplay is out of this world. By plugging Roboni-i into the PC, players enter a virtual world where they can create profiles, participate in virtual missions, play online games and interact with friends who are online at the same time. Its Advanced PC-based Command Center Software allows users to program every facet of the robot’s behavior, edit games and upload performance data.

Check out Robonica in action in this video:

Bugatti Vera Kettle

special electronic controls for all of the functions required to keep the tea kettle up and functioning. It can achieve temperatures between 45 and 100 degrees Celsius. The screen and all of the buttons are located on the handle itself. The screen displays a clock and includes a self-timer that sets and regulates the tea kettle. The kettle can be programmed to make sure that your tea is done when you need it to be, like on a coffee break or first thing in the morning. To get this Bugatti Kettle it’s only going to cost you a measly £185.00 or about $300.

Flatbed Scanner disguised as book

If you are tired of the way your scanner looks, this is one way to solve the problem. Datamancer took a flatbed scanner and put it in a book that they hollowed out. Choosing the book you use could definitely change the look of the mod completely. It’d also be one way to show off your personality and the types of things you love. From the looks of things this isn’t just a book he found at your local Barnes and Nobles, but one he made himself.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hercules to release 720p Webcam

The Hercules Dualpix HD 720p lives up to its name as it shoots in 720p HD resolution video with 1280 x 720 resolution at 30 frames per second with 16/9 format.

For photo resolution, it has 5 megapixels in interpolated mode, and it has a 1 megapixel CMOS sensor for quality images, even in low-light conditions. There is also a high-quality built-in microphone for good sound as well.

It uses USB 2.0 Video Class (UVC) interface for high-speed transfers for “driverless installation” for Windows XP SP2, Vista, and Windows 7.

Take a look at Hercules Infinite Webcam:

Friday, August 28, 2009

New Nokia 3G Netbook with pictures and video

Nokia announced it's first netbook , Nokia 3G. The netbook will be powered by an Intel Atom 1.6GHz Z530 chipest.

Its Feature includes:

720p HD screen, 10-inch HD display, 12 hours battery life and a HDMI output port.

Check out the New video for Nokia 3G:

iPhone app: Latest Facebook application is now available

The new Facebook app version 3.0 for the iPhone / iPod Touch aims to make staying connected to and sharing updates with your friend an even easier experience than before.

Its Feature Includes:

landscape mode, zooming photos, seeing latest b-day and updates and of course a complete photo management entirely from your iPhone. For iPhone 3GS users, you will definitely be delighted to know that the new Facebook 3.0 app now finally gives you the ability to upload videos which you have recorded.

See the video Below:

Thursday, August 27, 2009

CES 2009: The Best Gadgets In 2009

Panasonic introduces 103-inch Plasma Monitor.The combination of advancements in Plasma production technology and the tremendous worldwide success of the Panasonic 103-inch Plasma HD Display over the last two plus years have enabled us to increase production as well as efficiencies, and thereby make it available to a wider range of customers at a lower price point. When our 103-inch Plasma first debuted, it was a made-to-order product. It soon became obvious that in ultra-large screen sizes, nothing comes close to the Panasonic 103-inch Plasma in delivering crisp, clear, blur-free images in 1080p High Definition. Demand for the 103 exceeded our initial expectations, and its popularity continues.

The Panasonic 103-inch plasma display has been installed in the U.S. including NBC Network’s Sunday Night Football studio, CBS Network’s The Early Show set, The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s Inventors Hall of Fame (Alexandria, Va.) and other locations.

See the video below:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wireless Gadget: iRiver WAVE-HOME

The iRiver Wave Home is a wireless gadget with a touchscreen that relies on a constant stream of web widgets that offer up tiny-bits of tasty, digestible media content.
The Wave comes with a separate control that also serves as a wireless phone handset used for VoIP calls, though you can actually use the 7-inch (800 x 480 pixel) touch display as a virtual keypad.

IRiver is not releasing the price yet, but the rumor is that it will come down to about $400. It will launch next month in Korea and in the U.S. by mid-year.

Check out IRiver in CES 2009:

Monday, August 24, 2009

The New Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 is coming this month : Windows 7 be Ready

The Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 is the greatest set of keyboard and mouse, It will be here in August. Beyond the usual improvements to design (and some nice new soft touch materials), the setup includes some Windows 7 optimizations, particularly the Taskbar Favorites keys for instant access to corresponding taskbar items from a row of hotkeys (think your number row in World of Warcraft, Mr. Gnome Rogue), along with a Windows Flip button on the mouse and keyboard, and Device Stage support for checking out and setting up your fancy Microsoft hardware in glorious detail.

The mouse is a Blue Track-powered affair, and both devices hook up to the computer wirelessly through an included 2.4GHz transceiver. The pair will be out later this month for $80.

See the Video below:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Orange UK is launching LG GD910 watch phone on August 27 for £500

Orange brings the Watch Phone exclusively to the UK:

Orange today announced that the LG Touchscreen Watchphone (LG-GD910) will first go on sale in the UK in its Bond Street Station shop on Thursday, 27th August. Available for a limited time only, consumers will be able to purchase the must have gadget of the year at the exclusive price point of £500.

The handmade device will be priced at £500 ($826) and only available for a limited period; units will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

See the Video below:

Friday, August 21, 2009

Spy Gadgets: Now record the video by wearing glasses

There are pens, watches, buttons, other mundane objects equipped with a pinhole camera available, but it does take a little practice to make sure you will record your intended target and not the person or things beside or above it! Now with these 2.4GHz Wireless spy camera sunglasses it might be a touch easier, since there is a camera on each side of the arm both concealed inside the frame without any protruding wires.

myGrid wireless charger by Duracell

Available this October, myGrid kits (including charger and one power sleeve) will be available for Nokia, Motorola, and Blackberry handsets, as well as the many flavors of Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Arc Mouse : Microsoft Technology

Arc Mouse combines the comfort of a desktop mouse and the portability of a notebook mouse.
It can fold up to 60% of its actual size. The Arc mouse has several colors with it, see below:

2.4 GHz - 30 ft. Wireless Range
Folds For Portability
Battery Status Indicator
Scroll Wheel
Laser Technology
6+ Months Battery Life
3-Year Limited Hardware Warranty

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Funny : How Google created Chrome logo

A very funny image called How Google created Chrome logo.

Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS Enabled Sport Watch

During a run, this slim, sleek watch accurately tracks distance, pace, calories, and displays it all on the easy-to-read screen. Tap or slide a finger around the innovative touch bezel to change information without fumbling for a button. No cables, no hookups, the data’s just there. Users can upload data to Garmin Connect, a web-based application that lets them analyze, share and store workouts. Zone training, heart rate zone training, supports 5 heart rate zones Compatible with GSC 10 speed/cadence bike sensor – monitor pedaling cadence and wheel speed.

Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS Enabled Sport Watch features

  • time of day (12/24h),
  • dual time zone, (day/date),
  • daily alarm Training and
  • motivational features – Virtual Partner, courses, workouts, goals
  • GPS features – mark waypoints, back to start, save location
  • ANT+Sport wireless technology lets you automatically transfer information back and forth between the watch and the PC
  • Unit-to-unit – transfer workouts and locations to other Forerunner 405’s
  • Dimensions – 45.75mm x 70.5mm x 16.4mm Weight – 2.11 ounces (60 grams)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sony Vaio P-Series Laptop

The P-series Lifestyle PC is one of the smallest laptops we've seen; it is almost similar to a UMPC, but with a traditional clamshell laptop design. The widescreen 8-inch 1600x768 display and tiny keyboard make for a form factor that has roughly the same footprint as a standard white business envelope, and is less than 1-inch thick, weighing 1.4 pounds.

The P-series Lifestyle PC will retail for about $900, and options include solid state (up to 128GB) or standard hard drives and a variety of colors, including garnet red, emerald green, onyx black, crystal white, and classic (matte) black, with matching accessories including a fitted leather case.

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Video : Electronics Show CES 2009 Gadgets

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Level Camera Cube

There's not always a horizontal point of reference when framing photos, which can mean re-shoots, or cropping back at the computer. This allspark-looking Camera level helps avoid that: snap it on your flash mount, align the bubbles, and shoot straight.

• Attaches to any hot shoe
• Perfectly level photos, every time
• 1" x 1" x 1" cube
• Spend less time editing, more time shooting
• 3-axis level so you can shoot horizontally or vertically

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fujifilm Intros Amazing 3D Digital Camera: FINEPIX REAL 3D W1

Fujifilm has introduced a new digital camera with capabilities of capturing 3D videos and 3D still images, the REAL 3D W1 camera has dual lens and sensors combo which shoots regular 2D images at 10 Megapixels and combine them to create a stereo scopic 3d image. It also boasts of a 3X optical zoom with 3D functionality, you can also shoot 3D Still photos, which can be enjoyed on its special 2.8 inch 3D viewing LCD screen without the need of additional 2D glasses.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Stealth NW-2000 rugged convertible touchscreen notebook

tealth Computer have unveiled their latest notebook, the NW-2000, a ruggedized hybrid laptop/tablet based around Intel’s 1.06GHz Core 2 Duo, a 13.3-inch sunlight viewable resistive touchscreen and MIL-STD-810F, shock & vibration compliance. The sturdy convertible has 2GB of RAM (4GB maximum), a 160GB shock-mounted hard-drive (or optional SSD) and spill-resistant keyboard, and can cope with being dropped 91cm onto a wood-covered concrete surface 26 times in succession without impairing functionality.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Japanese hybrid magnetic motorbike

A Japanese vehicle manufacturer unveiled the prototype of a new electric motorbike carrying a hybrid magnetic motor, which can run almost noiselessly up to 180 kilometres (112 miles) on one charge.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Zune HD - Microsoft Makes Things Official

That's right folks, the ZUNE HD is real. Microsoft officially announced the next iteration in their Zune line today, making it less of a tripped out pipe dream, and more of a totally tubular reality. The specs, which look exactly like that leak we say, go like this: 3.3-inch, 480 x 272 OLED capacitive touchscreen display, built-in HD Radio receiver, HD output


Jenda Lifetime Voice Calendar

Tired of losing Post-it notes? Couldn’t find a marker to write on the white board in the kitchen or at the desk? Well, Jenda may have the right thing for you, its called the Lifetime voice calendar. Its basically a mobile recorder in the shape of a calendar, it sounds simple to use even kids and seniors should have no problem with it.

Just push the right buttons for the exact date and make a recording of the list of things you need to do, then at that very day just push the blinking “Today” button and the list of messages will be replayed.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj: First camera with built-in projector

Nikon has just announced the new Nikon Coolpix S1000pj - the world’s first digital camera to include a built-in digital projector. The idea is to allow users to enjoy the pleasure of a personal go-anywhere theatre and to introduce a fun new way to share pictures with friends and families.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ferrari 458 Italia announced

Ferrari’s latest entry supercar, the 458 Italia is officially the Ferrari F430’s successor. There is certainly no need for us to tell you which has the x factor. The Ferrari 458 Italia is powered by a direct-injected V8 that pumps out 568hp and 398 lb-ft of torque, 0-60mph happens in just 3.4-seconds.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Auto tech: Nissan goes greener with Leaf electric vehicle

Nissan’s second attempt after the Altima Hybrid to actually become known as a green(ish) automaker in America? The Nissan Leaf is a four-to-five seat, front-drive C-segment hatchback.

Nissan’s main selling point for the leaf is not just that its a specialty urban runabout, but rather, it was designed as an everyday vehicle that meets the needs of 70% of the world’s motorists. I think Nissan’s perspective has been based upon practicality (though important) more than the needs of motorists in terms of exterior design.

See the video below:

Monday, August 3, 2009

LG Crystal GD900 transparent keypad

The LG Crystal GD 900 crystal keypad, it is absolutely, the world’s first. What’s even more amazing as you will see in the video is that this transparent keypad has multiple hidden functions. It will not work as a keypad but also a touchpad for UI navigation, handwriting, zooming in/out and even as a shortcut launch pad! If you’re planning on getting the LG Crystal, you must see the video below first.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Microsoft NEW Technology Microsoft Surface

icrosoft Surface is a multi-touch product from Microsoft which is developed as a software and hardware combination technology that allows a user, or multiple users, to manipulate digital content by the use of natural motions, hand gestures, or physical objects.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lucid Touch

ouch is a compelling input modality for interactive devices; however, touch input on the small screen of a mobile device is problematic because a user’s fingers occlude the graphical elements he wishes to work with.
LucidTouch is a mobile device that addresses this limitation by allowing the user to control the application by touching the back of the device. The key to making this usable is what we call pseudo-transparency: by overlaying an image of the user’s hands onto the screen. This pseudo-transparency allows users to accurately acquire targets while not occluding the screen with their fingers and hand. LucidTouch also supports multi-touch input, allowing users to operate the device simultaneously with all 10 fingers.