Archive for September, 2006

Logitech preps fashionable Bluetooth cans

Logitech preps fashionable Bluetooth cans

Now here are some Bluetooth headphones that I might actually consider wearing, rather than the enormously bulky or ridiculously Borg-like competitors.  The ever-elucidating FCC has revealed Logitech's slender FreePulse headset, which rocks Bluetooth 2.0+ EDR with A2DP so as to control your Zune, compatible cellphone or dongled iPod.

 

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OCZ Roadster – Tiny USB Flash Drive

OCZ Roadster – Tiny USB Flash Drive

How portable do you want your portable storage to be? OCZ announced a really small USB flash drive called the Roadster. The size of the flash drive is almost the same as the USB connector itself. The storage capacity on Roadster is 1GB and larger storage capacity to be announced in the future. Currently OCZ has not release any pricing on the Roadster yet.

Roadster super small USB flash drive [via ubergizmo]...

A ThinkPad Ignited in Flame at LAX

A ThinkPad Ignited in Flame at LAX

Yet another laptop battery has ignited! This time a ThinkPad caught fire in LAX airport. According to CNET the ThinkPad was a T43, which usually ship with a Sony battery. If you have been following the time-bomb battery news, Sony battery is the culprit of many exploding and burning laptops. Many airlines taken precaution by not allowing battery powered laptop on the flight. So I don’t think Sony is off the hook yet on this matter.

Flaming LAX laptop was a ThinkPad [via cnet]...

Mustek Paragon TW450 Speaker Towers for iPod

Mustek Paragon TW450 Speaker Towers for iPod

What better way to show off and worship your iPod at home then to place it on one of these grand speaker towers from Mustek. This Paragon TW450 speaker system stands 38 inches high with a 45-watt amplifier. Will make quite a centerpiece for the living room or a great iPod shrine. Not only does this system amplify music, it also recharges your iPod's batteries while it sits there on its throne. Comes remote control as well as RCA line-in port in the back so you can connect it to an existing home audio system. Will be available soon in retail stores for $250.

Via: New York Times

When Cell Phone Meets Wristwatch

When Cell Phone Meets Wristwatch

This may be the worlds first mobile GSM wristwatch phone. Created in Austrailia by SMS Developments, this wristwatch comes with Bluetooth, full SMS capabilities, USB port for downloading games and ringtones, Bluetooth headset for voice calls, and a talk time of 80 minutes. Comes in black, silver, red, gold, yellow, and blue. It will be released in December only in Australia. Avaibility in other parts of the world is uncertain for now.

Via: WristDreams

AI Wheelchair watches out for danger

AI Wheelchair watches out for danger

During a senior citizen's charity barn dance last year, my grandmother was the victim of a very slow hit-and-run incident when one of the other participant's wheelchairs ran over her foot.  With tragedy like this lacing our streets on an almost bi-daily basis, it's a corn-fed shock to the system that wheelchair users are not required to pass some sort of pavement safety testing scheme.  Thankfully, Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) are doing something about it.

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3DTV Coming to Homes in Three Years

3DTV Coming to Homes in Three Years

If the sharp clear images of HDTV aren't enough for you perhaps you should try 3DTV. In just three years, 3DTV could be sitting in your living room. We're talking about watching movies in 3D sans the 3D glasses, sans the tendancy towards motion sickness, and all in your own home. Have to thank the European Commission for funding research in this arena to the 3DTV network, a multinational consortium of 200 researchers from 70 different countries. However in contrast to the above mentioned "stereographic 3D" technology, experts say that "holographic 3D" technology wont be available for another 10 to 20 years down the line. Imagine being able to watch a whole football game with little 3D football players playout on the top of your coffee table. But dont be expecting any Star-Trek-like holodecks though until we reach the final frontier of the next generation.

Via: BBC News

Burning Reminder Ring – Never Miss an Anniversary Again

Burning Reminder Ring – Never Miss an Anniversary Again

Forgetting your anniversary is one thing that will make your life miserable (at least for a month). Writing it down on your PDA will not guarantee you will remember them and prepare special things for your spouse on time. Here comes your ultimate reminder, a Reminder Ring, this ring will heats up to 120F degrees for at least 10 seconds, on every hour starting from the day before your anniversary date. The ring is powered by battery that will charge itself using your body heat so it will not died out before it gets to burn your finger. The date of burning finger hell will be programmed into the ring when you order them. So if you do not want to miss your anniversary, this is one way of doing it, or you can just remember it!

Remember Ring Gives You a Burning Reminder [via gizmodo, product page]...

Merom Based Celeron M in Q1 2007

Merom Based Celeron M in Q1 2007

Intel has been on the uproar lately for their performance and midrange processor, so where does the low end processor goes? Don’t you worry; the low end Celeron lineup is getting structure makeover soon, as Intel will release Merom-based Celeron M in first quarter 2007. The 64-Bit Celeron will not inherit the Core 2 Duo name; they will be named as Celeron M 500 family instead. The first two models to be available in Q1 will be Celeron M520 (1.6Ghz) and the Celeron M530 (1.73Ghz). Celeron M520 will be priced at $134; as for M530 pricing has yet to be announced....