Archive for June, 2007

Hydra Games Console Kit – 8-bit DIY game console

Hydra Games Console Kit – 8-bit DIY game console

Tired of arguing which console you should get? Xbox360, PS3 or Wii? Why not build your own console? If you are DIY kind a guy with some programming skills, the Hydra Games Console Kit will be a nice toy to play around with. Okay, it’s not exactly your modern days console, but the fun is where the word "DIY" comes in. For £199.99, you can get the 8-bit game console kit and start cracking on your home brew game.

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ForkChops – chopsticks for newbies

ForkChops – chopsticks for newbies

Using chopsticks is a challenge to me, and I’m sure many feel the same way. ForkChops, the $4.99 chopsticks that combined the tip of its end with fork and spoon will definitely help you getting your noodles down your stomach. It is available on Amazon.com with variety of colors. It is also available in a set of 6 for $31.99.

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It’s safe to touch: fingerprint scanners reviewed

It’s safe to touch: fingerprint scanners reviewed

If, like me, you dread deleting the cookies in your browser because you've forgotten most of the usernames and passwords to regularly-visited sites, then a simple fingerprint scanner might be a good option.  Yes, a mixture of Hollywood scaremongering and honest security concerns have seen us nervous of people either cutting off our digits or copying them with Jell-O, but for general avoidance of login screens there's little denying the convenience of biometrics.  Todd Haselton over at Ars Technica gathered up four and tried to fool them with Vista, Firefox and Silly Putty.

 

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Rumor: Nokia 7900 fashion phone

Rumor: Nokia 7900 fashion phone

Nokia is a strong performer in fashion phone market, the 7900 confirmed Nokia’s stand that phones should be a fashion statement. The rumored Nokia 7900 has very unusual buttons design with its triangle pattern. The back of the phone has similar pattern as the buttons. Detail specs are not very clear yet at this moment, but according to some words on the web, it will features UMTS, 1GB internal memory, 230 hours standby time and 3 hours talk time. The screen will sports resolution of 240 x 320.

Nokia 7900 peeks out from behind the curtain [via boygeniusreport, nokiaport.de]

2G iPod Shuffle Knockoff in black

2G iPod Shuffle Knockoff in black

We all know Chinese factories are very capable of producing knockoff products, but never I seen one that resemble the original all the way to the packaging details. You can actually find an iPod shuffle 2nd generation in black for only $14 in China; of course it’s the knockoff version. Aside from some misspelled word (assombled) and pricing, it’s quite hard to tell them apart between the original and knockoff.

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Solar paint might revolutionalise personal energy needs

Solar paint might revolutionalise personal energy needs

We might need to wait a while for this one to hit the shelves of our local DIY stores, but when it does it might just change the way we power our gadgets forever.  Researchers have stumbled on a type of photovoltaic sensor that converts infrared rather than visible light to electricity, and they're now working on shrinking those down into "quantum dots" small enough to be suspended in a solvent like paint.  That would mean that you could simple apply a coat or two to your roof and use that to power your plasma TV.

 

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