Archive for September, 2007

Handless watch tells time with magnetically-driven ball bearing

Handless watch tells time with magnetically-driven ball bearing

The fashion for strange, almost unreadable watches continues with Erich Lacher's ABACUS - normally the handless face is playground to a tiny ball bearing that rolls around as you move your arm, but hold it horizontal and still for long enough and magnets underneath will drag the ball to indicate the correct time.

 

Linksys leaks existence of Vista-friendly Media Center Extenders

Linksys leaks existence of Vista-friendly Media Center Extenders

It never fails to surprise me how many companies can't seem to manage updating their sites to schedule - either you have a recently launched product missing from the pages altogether, or something new "accidentally" goes live before the PR department would like it to.  Today Linksys are the careless ones, putting teaser details of their Vista-compatible 808.11n Media Center Extenders online then whipping them down again.

 

Nokia BH-501 Stereo Bluetooth cans put through their paces

Nokia BH-501 Stereo Bluetooth cans put through their paces

Unless you're Apple, you probably think wireless headphones are most definitely the way forward.  Sadly up until now you've pretty much had a choice of a) very expensive models, or b) sets that make you look like a reject from a Borg collective.  Neither, to my upsettingly light wallet and social phobia, is a particularly happy option, which is why I'm so pleased to hear that Nokia's BH-501 set is a decent choice.

 

Is the Wiimote this season’s must-have?

Is the Wiimote this season’s must-have?

Seeing as how I'm so squeamish I have trouble inserting a Q-tip, piercings have never really been my bag.  Still, if your ears have the necessary holes and you're just desperate to show off your Nintendo addiction then these Wiimote earings may just be the thing for you.

 

Dual-Nokia (oh, and a couple of iPods) in-car setup

Dual-Nokia (oh, and a couple of iPods) in-car setup

If you thought having a GPS stuck to your windscreen and maybe hooked up to your stereo made you cool, think again cowboy.  Super-portable addict ThoughtFix has certainly shown me up with his dual-Nokia tablet and iPod Touch mounted - as well as a hidden iPod mini, Harmon Karmon Drive+Play and a Motorola Q - in his Toyota Yaris.

 

Check out the video of it all in action, after the cut...

Rumor: Apple Newton making a comeback?

Rumor: Apple Newton making a comeback?

Do you remember that little PDA that might have been attractive back in the day, but now would be considered sin’s uglier cousin? Well it appears with the advent of the iPhone and iPod Touch, and their successes, Apple is considering having another go at the whole PDA thing.

In 2004 Steve hinted at a PDA project that Apple had scrapped just before it went to market. Now there have been reports of two teams working at infinite loop, with the two goals occasionally coming to an intersection. Those two teams would the the Apple iPhone/iPod Touch team and the Apple PDA team.

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