Author Archives: Keffan Dolly


Microsoft Arc Keyboard: Marvelous Mini

Microsoft Arc Keyboard: Marvelous Mini

As I'm sure you very well know there is a a massive amount of options when it comes to keyboards. With most being like the one just before it, Microsoft's Arc seems to be an exception to the rule. The ARC is a wireless keyboard designed with both function and style in mind, the overall size of the unit is just 12x6 inches but in no way means it isnt a feature rich device.

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Datacolor Spyder3HDMI calibrates your TV through HDMI

Datacolor Spyder3HDMI calibrates your TV through HDMI

If you have ever calibrated a TV for color accuracy you know how incredibly time consuming and frustrating it can be. There are a slew of options on the market which claim to make this process easier. Some of them are a complete waste of money and the ones that work well usually pack a pretty hefty price tag and include some sort of "eye" to aid in the calibration process. A company called Datacolor is bringing a new approach to the table in the form of HDMI tuning.

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ZOMM cellphone leash: Keep your keys close

ZOMM cellphone leash: Keep your keys close

The ZOMM was designed and built to be the worls first wireless key leash.It was created to keep you from losing your keys by emitting a loud sound when your keys and your cellphone stray too far apart.  While that sounds like a great idea, I cant help but think that the limited range of Bluetooth would result in the user turning the device off and thus defeating the entire purpose.

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Music Bot can name any song

Music Bot can name any song

A robot designed and built at the University of Malaga can tell you the name of any song at all. You can sing it, play it, whistle it or really convey it however you would like, and the robot can tell you the name of the song. Being able to tell you the name of the song is a pretty cool trick but that's not all it can do: the bot can tell you the gender of a singer and how many participants of each are singing at any given point in the song, together with suggesting music you may also enjoy based on the music it "hears".

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Skiff Reader Uses LG Micro Foil Screen

Skiff Reader Uses LG Micro Foil Screen

With numerous E-Readers on the market and many more to come at CES 2010 one in particular is trying to stand out from the crowd. Hearst Corp's Skiff digital media system and Sprint are going to be previewing their new 11.5 inch touchscreen e-reader at CES this year. Although there are many competitors, this particular reader has an ace up its sleeve: it has an 11.5 inch touchscreen microfoil display with a resolution of 1200x1600 making this the highest resolution E-Reader ever. It is also only a quarter inch thick making it the thinnest and largest E-Reader as well.

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JoliCloud enters pre-Beta

JoliCloud enters pre-Beta

JoliCloud, an optimized Linux based OS aimed directly at netbooks has just entered public pre-beta. This change comes bundled as two updates. Immediate differences include a new welcome screen and, most notably, the newly added ability to be installed directly from your Windows 7 or Windows XP machine. Additionally there will be added support for the GMA 500 chipsets. With these new additions 98% of all netbooks on the market are currently supported. There are currently plans to support the NVIDIA ION chip set however so far that update has yet to be released.

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Omnitread Robot: Awesome!

Omnitread Robot: Awesome!

I'm not sure if you have ever woken up in the morning at thought to yourself "I'm going to make a robot that looks like a tapeworm", I know I sure haven't.  Just because we haven't had these visions doesn't mean someone else hasn't, and in fact they have: researchers at Michigan State University have developed a robotic caterpillar called OmniTread, which can climb, slither and squeeze through almost any obstacle. Just like the humming bird robot we covered earlier this week, this bot also has search and rescue in mind.

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Wavebox portable microwave

Wavebox portable microwave

Really, who wants to go out into the wilderness and track down dinner? Sure, the idea seems fun and adventurous but  for people like myself it would result in nothing more than being swarmed by hornets and falling in a creek. And ultimately going home hungry.  Of course you could always take a bag lunch but really come on what is this 2008? The other option out for the tach savvy hunter gatherer is picking up the Wavebox portable microwave.

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