Archive for May, 2008

The Contactbox charges gadgets, hides cords

The Contactbox charges gadgets, hides cords

If you have difficulty remembering all of your gadgets on your way out the door and need a nice way to tuck them away while they are charging this Contactbox would be a nice solution. It can hold any of your gadgets with the elastic cord and leaves them displayed out in the open.

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VIA OpenBook mini-note reference ultraportable revealed

VIA OpenBook mini-note reference ultraportable revealed

VIA has unveiled its latest ultraportable notebook reference design, the OpenBook mini-note, intended to promote its C7-M ULV based Ultra Mobile Platform.  Combining the low-voltage and economical processor with the company's own VX800 digital media IGP chipset, the OpenBook has an 8.9-inch screen and a choice of WiMAX, HSDPA and EV-DO/W-CDMA modules for mobile connectivity.  The OpenBook also has dual 2-megapixel webcams (internal and on the outer lid) together with up to 2GB of RAM, which should cater reasonably for the choice of Vista Basic, XP or various Linux flavors.

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The Icebar Waterproof Nano Speakers

The Icebar Waterproof Nano Speakers

Not being able to take your tunes with you for a long shower or bath can be obnoxious at times. Yes, you could set up your iPod outside of the water, but if you aren't in the mood for a certain song, you're just stuck with it. Well this handy little case will help out you iPod Nano owners.

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DIY Batgoggles teach cheap echo-location

DIY Batgoggles teach cheap echo-location

These DIY batgoggles may have a well-intentioned purpose - to teach the principles of echo-location to kids visiting a science center - but they also could make midnight paintballing a whole lot more interesting (and/or painful).  Bleeping angrily whenever an object or person is in front of you, they're part of Suneth S. Attygalle's "Dynamic User-centered Research and Design" project.  Echo-location relies on bouncing high-pitched sounds off of objects in your path, measuring the time it takes for the sounds to return (or the frequency they return at) to calculate how close the object is.

Check out the video of the batgoggles in action after the cut

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Rumor – Guitar Hero: World Tour pricing discovered

Rumor – Guitar Hero: World Tour pricing discovered

I'm sure that by now you've seen that Activision is hoping to reach the Rock Band crowd with their upcoming Guitar Hero: World Tour. They have a few tricks up their sleeve such as dedicated cymbal pads and custom tracks, however, one of the big questions remaining is of the price. Will it be able to compete with Rock Band in terms of retail price?

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