Author Archives: Liaw Kim Poh


Wi-Fi Detector Shirt

Wi-Fi Detector Shirt

Want to be a walking Wi-Fi detector? Get the Wi-Fi Detector Shirt and wear them when you are in town. The shirt has a signal waves design on it that will glow according to the signal strength of the wireless network.

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Samsung WEP500 Bluetooth Headset is now available

Samsung WEP500 Bluetooth Headset is now available

Samsung Telecommunications America announces the availability Samsung's ultra slim, circular designed WEP500 Bluetooth headset. At a mere 7.7mm thick and comparable to the size of a quarter, the WEP500 is one of the smallest headsets available today and hosts the latest Bluetooth technology.

E-TEN Glofiish X800 approved by FCC

E-TEN Glofiish X800 approved by FCC

E-TEN Glofiish X800 has just got FCC approval. The X800 is the company first handset to support 3.5G HSDPA connectivity. It features a front-mounted camera to enable support for video calling and GPS functionality with built-in SiRF Star III chipset. The Glofiish X800 is based on the Windows Mobile 6 and comes with a high resolution VGA display.

O2 Cocoon – The designer phone gets unboxed

O2 Cocoon – The designer phone gets unboxed

Reported two months ago, the O2 Cocoon designer phone is now available in UK offered by O2 telco. The O2 Cocoon is a stylish black and white clam shell design phone with smooth lines that is loaded with functionality. The Cocoon features an intuitive music interface and compatible with Windows Media player allowing you to easily manage your music with internal memory for approximately 500 tracks, supporting AAC, AAC+, WMA, MP3 and WAV.

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Pantech IM-U200 Shooting Star

Pantech IM-U200 Shooting Star

Pantech announces the new IM-U200 for SKY Telco featuring a streamlined design with its space ship like body, offers 1.3 megapixel camera, music player, document viewer and Bluetooth. Downside is this handset has a premium-selling price and only available in Korea. It is available for purchase this week in Korea with a price of around $545 USD.

The Sexy Pantech IM-U200 Shooting Star Phone [via slashphone]

ANYCOM Introduces FIPO to Bridge Bluetooth Technology and Apple iPod

ANYCOM Introduces FIPO to Bridge Bluetooth Technology and Apple iPod

FIPO enables the use of a mobile phone to listen to music, in one of the most popular places, the car. The device uses Bluetooth technology and streams audio to the car stereo system. To use, simply plug FIPO into the connector designated for an Apple iPod, and it will begin its search for paired devices. After auto-pairing, the devices will have exchanged control commands, like play, pause and next. This allows the user to control the mobile phone in the same way they would control the iPod while in the car; through buttons on the steering wheel or car stereo.

iPod hi-fi systems or speaker systems dock specifically with the iPod and stream tunes to wherever it is in use. Now, instead of an iPod the FIPO can be plugged into those speaker systems and receive audio streams from any Bluetooth device.

Mass production of this product in the United States and Europe will begin February 15, 2007 and will be available for an MSRP of $99.00.

FIPO Bridges Bluetooth and iPod Docking Specification [via bluetomorrow]

RoboSapien + Wiimote = Fun Times

RoboSapien + Wiimote = Fun Times

Robert Oschler of Robodance.com has made the Nintendo Wii remote work with the RoboSapien robot that is made by WowWee. Oschler is the programmer behind the RoboSapien Dance Machine (AKA RoboDance) piece of software, which at the moment allows you to control the robot using your own voice.

 

Above is a video demonstrating some of the abilities of the software working with the RoboSapien. The programmer has noted that it will be released on or by February 1st 2007. The software works on Windows XP and had been awarded by SourceForge in May of 2005.

Recently many mods have been made with the Wii controller including the ability to play Half-Life on a Mac with the controller (a double mod, because you also need another mod to run Half-Life on Mac), and talks of a 'Wiibrator'.

Thanks for the tips Robert

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