Archive for January, 2008

Conceptual Fire Extinguisher puts out flames by throwing balls at it

Conceptual Fire Extinguisher puts out flames by throwing balls at it

Last year there was a huge fire in my town that did some damage to my place of work. It was the first time “devastating fire” ever really hit home with me and I’m not ashamed to admit I have a slight fear of another fire being started to finish what the first one didn’t. I like to be safe and feel safe and I actually keep a fire resistant body shield in my vehicle. You can never be too safe. I’d really like to the Capsule fire extinguisher brought to life, I’d feel a lot safer with one around.

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Toyota Camer Monitors Sleepy Drivers

Toyota Camer Monitors Sleepy Drivers

I don’t condone driving while you’re sleepy, not one bit, and I’m not above calling someone to come and get me if I don’t think I’m fully alert and able to drive. I’ve seen too many people get hurt or killed due to car accidents and that’s why I love this idea from Toyota to install face monitoring cameras that will wake up those of you who don’t know your limit.

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Groqit Personal Inventory Management System

Groqit Personal Inventory Management System

I own a lot of stuff as I’m sure all of you do too. Having such a large amount of stuff can sometimes be a hassle when trying to remember exactly which items you do own and which you’ve yet to purchase. The Groqit personal inventory management system is a device that will solve this problem for you.

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Nikon Unveils D60 DLSR

Nikon Unveils D60 DLSR

The Nikon D60 gets official today, a few minor changes compare to predecessor D40x. It uses the same physical body design with similar features like 10.2 mp CCD sensor with sensitivity up to ISO 3200, 2.5 inch LCD display and shutter speed range of 1/4000s to 30 seconds.

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PS3 Blu-Ray Profile 1.1: does it live up to expectations?

PS3 Blu-Ray Profile 1.1: does it live up to expectations?

We try to keep our readers with up-to-date with the latest technology and news, but occasionally a few things get delayed, like the PS3's Blu-Ray Profile 1.1 update that’s been out for a few weeks. I didn't get the first Sony's Profile 1.1 movie, Resident Evil: Extinction until last week. My lame excuses are: 1) I hate the movie, slouching zombies are getting old and pretty boring, and 2) I've never really felt I need Profile 1.1. But I do have a job to do, so here's the SlashGear hands-on report on the Profile 1.1 update.

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magicJack $20 unlimited VoIP reviewed

magicJack $20 unlimited VoIP reviewed

We first saw magicJack all the way back in October, where we managed to kick off an argument about truth in advertising in the comments; now PC Magazine have got one of the adaptors in for review, to see whether YMax's claims are true.  To recap, the magicJack device is a matchbox-sized gizmo with a USB plug on one end (to go into your computer) and a standard RJ-11 phone jack on the other, into which you plug a standard landline phone.  The big selling point is unlimited national calls for $20 a year.

 

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ASUS 8GB Eee in short supply

ASUS 8GB Eee in short supply

The low-end versions of ASUS' Eee laptop have received much of the attention - not least because of their bargain basement price tags - but up at the top they're having problems keeping up with demand for their 8GB model.  SLC (single-level cell) NAND flash memory, which the Eee uses for storage instead of a traditional hard-drive, is currently in short supply, and ASUS has had to cut off shipments of the 8GB Eee to Taiwan until availability increases.

 

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