Archive for June, 2007

Memorex M-Flyer has spring-loaded USB action

Memorex M-Flyer has spring-loaded USB action

There are hundreds, if not thousands of different styled USB flash drives. Personally, I don't really care for the ones that are shaped like some type of food or anything. I like the ones that are sleek and simplistic like this M-Flyer Pilot from Memorex.

There really isn't much to this drive, but it features a capless design, so you don't have to fiddle taking off the cap and then losing it. The USB connector is spring-loaded, so with just a quick press of the button, it's out and ready to be plugged in.

iCamping : What Kelly thinks about the iPhone

iCamping : What Kelly thinks about the iPhone

As some of you might already know, our own Vincent is camping out in front of 5th Ave’s Apple store to be one of the first groups to buy an iPhone. He stopped a nice young lady that apparently a college student and an intern name Kelly to ask about her perspective on the iPhone.

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PAX looks to fill E3’s shoes with impressive list of exhibitors

PAX looks to fill E3’s shoes with impressive list of exhibitors

If you're a gamer and you've never heard of Penny Arcade, you should check them out. They're just a couple of guys that love video games, and happen to put out a web comic every three days. I visit their site on a regular basis, and they never let me down. They also run a gaming show every year called PAX, and this year is going to be the biggest yet.

Broken UK Xbox 360s get free trip to Prague

Broken UK Xbox 360s get free trip to Prague

Gadgets dying is an inevitable part of a tech-rich life, and if your Xbox 360 has recently required an ambulance ride to Microsoft you're probably pacing up and down by the mailbox in anticipation of its return.  So spare a thought for the UK gamers who found out that while they'd dispatched their carefully-packaged console to an official Microsoft repair centre in Havant, a large number of them were being reshipped to Prague before they'd actually get looked at.  It's all because they're getting around 1,500 to 2,500 consoles in to look at every day.

Disaster House is designer flatpack crisis shelter

Disaster House is designer flatpack crisis shelter

With hundreds of people in the UK evacuated from their homes thanks to flooding, and the memory of natural disasters in the US and elsewhere still fresh in our minds, it's no surprise that designers' thoughts turn to sustainable, straightforward sources of shelter in times of crisis.  Gregg Fleishman's contribution is the DH1 Disaster House, consisting of multiple interlocking panels of resin-coated European birch.

 

Logitech goes HD with new webcam range

Logitech goes HD with new webcam range

While Apple is quietly upgrading its MacBook Pro range with a 1.3-megapixel webcam, Logitech is out and proud with their new HD-quality 2-megapixel range.  So far consisting of two models - the desktop-friendly QuickCam 9000 and the laptop-loving QuickCam Pro for Notebooks - each has lens and optics made by Carl Zeiss, a silent autofocus system and support for 720p HD video at 960 x 720.

OLED cellphone concept gets back to slick basics

OLED cellphone concept gets back to slick basics

Designer Jacob Palmborg might be one of those people who's a little fed up with all the iPhone hype, and just wants a phone which is, pure and simple, a phone.  His cellphone concept manages to capture that simplicity and look pretty damn gorgeous at the same time; a slice of slightly-bent plastic and metal, it uses a full-surface OLED touchscreen for menus and numeric pad.

 

Embedded WinCE contest pits technology against ignorance

Embedded WinCE contest pits technology against ignorance

Each year Microsoft pokes the creative cortex of students in their Windows Embedded competition, challenging teams to use an eBox 2300 running Windows CE 6.0 and fashion something to satisfy a set theme.  This year that was "imagine a world where technology enables a better education for all," and there seems to have been some pretty lateral thinking going on.  The fifteen finalists have been announced, and they'll go through to judging to see which top three teams take away the $15k-worth of prizes. 

 

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