Archive for September, 2008

Mio Knight Rider GPS on sale at Radio Shack

Mio Knight Rider GPS on sale at Radio Shack

Mio's endearingly-geeky Knight Rider GPS - which guides you with the authentic voice of K.I.T.T. from the original TV series - goes on sale today exclusively at Radio Shack in the US.  The deal will see Radio Shack as the sole place to get the device until the end of October.  Aside from the retro styling and voice-synchronized flashing lights, the Knight Rider GPS allows users to pick from more than 300 common names (i.e. not just Michael) and have K.I.T.T. welcome them personally whenever the unit is switched on.

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Vodafone BlackBerry Storm screen shots reportedly leak

Vodafone BlackBerry Storm screen shots reportedly leak

Images purporting to be the BlackBerry Storm with Vodafone branding have leaked, offering what could be a glimpse of the interface likely to be seen on Verizon's recently announced version.  The touchscreen smartphone is shown in both portrait and landscape mode (more pictures after the cut), in the web browser, spreadsheet app and messaging suite.  However an odd network notification suggests that all may not be as it seems.

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Furutech Powerflux Power Cord is crazy expensive

Furutech Powerflux Power Cord is crazy expensive

Do you ever sometimes feel less than intelligent? Perhaps you think you have a rudimentary grasp of science and technology but one day when you're faced with something particularly complex, you feel a bit inadequate and question your own intelligence. Yeah, that's where I am now after seeing the Furutech Powerflux Power Cord. It costs $1,800 and while the company provides ample reason for the high price tag, I can't say I understand a bit of it.

For instance, the "conductors are 68-strand α (Alpha) OCC twisted around μ–conductor strands with a special-grade PE insulation or dielectric." Um, okay! They go on to explain that the conductors are OCC wire that have been treated with the the company's Alpha Cryogenic and Demagnetizing process.

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Samsonite Checkmate Laptop Bag makes flying easier

Samsonite Checkmate Laptop Bag makes flying easier

One problem many people have when flying is getting their laptops through the security checkpoints. But with the Checkmate Laptop Bag by Samsonite, getting through those checkpoints should be a breeze.

Measuring in at 16.5 x 13.0 x 4.7 inches, you can store up to a 15.4-inch laptop and you don't even have to remove it during security checks. All you have to do is unzip the bag, unfold it and lay it flat, then send it through the x-ray machine.

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Infrared Tracker Remote Control Car is guided by light

Infrared Tracker Remote Control Car is guided by light

Who needs fancy remote controls for a remote control car? I mean, all those joysticks and buttons and stuff can get confusing. So, to take the guesswork out of the play process, the Infrared Tracker Remote Control Car was developed.

Instead of fiddling with controls, all you have to do is point the controller where you would like the toy car to go and it will go there. Sounds simple enough. The controller is, in essence, a laser pointer and the car will follow the point of light by using an infrared tracking system.

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Sony PSP will get better 3rd-party support in 2009

Sony PSP will get better 3rd-party support in 2009

It's always hard to predict how a product will do. You can do all the market research, pour over the numbers and still end up wrong. And though the PSP hasn't exactly been the hottest item on the market in recent months, it is expected to do better in the coming year. At least, if were are to believe SCEA Director of Hardware Marketing, John Koller.

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