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Kaleidescape to gain Blu-Ray Playback and probably Ripping too

Kaleidescape to gain Blu-Ray Playback and probably Ripping too

The massive and high-dollars Kaleidescape media systems will add a new player sometime next year to support a few more media formats, better playback quality from DVD, online content and Blu-Ray playback. The new player will support existing media server with no additional software licensing fees increment even with the addition of Blu-Ray, but the studio may impose additional fees to archive Blu-Ray content.

Panasonic’s Evolta Claimed the World Longest Lasting Alkaline Battery

Panasonic’s Evolta Claimed the World Longest Lasting Alkaline Battery

The new unifying corporate brands of former Matsushita, Panasonic Corporation announced a new battery that was certified by Guinness World Records as the world's longest lasting alkaline battery. The ‘Evolta’ which name derived from "evolution" and "voltage" has 20 percent better battery cell compare to Duracell and Energizer. The new battery also has a full decade of life expectancy, makes it suitable preparing for world-level chaotic event like WW III in my dark and cynical world. It will go on sale in Japan around April with the cost of $5.50 (590 yen equiv.) for a pack of four.

New battery keeps going and going and going
[via brisbanetimes]

Gadget lookalikes: SII’s Sony-wannabe

Gadget lookalikes: SII’s Sony-wannabe

Anyone got an idea where SII might've looked to get "design inspiration" for their DB-J990 electronic dictionary?  No?  Well, I'm sure the Sony VGN-UX50 is blushing right about now.  But aside from flattery through imitation, does the J990 hold up?  To be fair it's not just a dictionary; it also has the Mobipocket eBook reader, an mp3 player, supports Word, Powerpoint, PDF and HTML documents.

Thing is, something like this could cause a whole lot of embarrassment.  You whip it out while at the local Starbucks, wanting to look up the meaning of "monopoly", and a curious crowd gathers wanting to see Sony's minor-miracle.  Imagine their surprise - and its rapid descent into disgust - on realising it's most certainly not a UX50.  Expect bruising and jeers.

SII [via Akihabara News]

Tyukalov Custom Wireless Mice

Tyukalov Custom Wireless Mice

Every Christmas there are certain people on my list who are very difficult to buy for.  All year I hope that they'll be badly behaved, so that I can cross them off, but it inevitably gets to mid-December and I'm scurrying around the stores like a radioactive chicken desperately searching for something interesting to buy.  Well, now I know what I could get for the discerning geeks in my life: one of these custom-made wireless mice from Tyukalov.

Currently hand-made in three different designs, each with leather inlays and metal highlights, they not only look good but also incorporate the standard features of optical sensor and scroll wheel.  Apparently made from "materials traditionally used by NASA and other space agencies", they come in a custom presentation case.  Slava Tyukalov, their maker, has also put together the hilarious Matreshka covert USB flash drive shown after the cut.

Kaleidescape 1U For All Your Movies and Music

Kaleidescape 1U For All Your Movies and Music

For movie and music buffs with massive collections of media and money, there is a great way to organize everything from Kaleidescape. Their systems have been around, but have not been somewhat affordable till now with their mass market release of their entry-level Kaleidescape system. The system consists of servers, music, and movie players that can be combined in any number of ways to deliver movies and music seamlessly throughout your home.

Gameboy Micro lookalike

Gameboy Micro lookalike

This is something for those who thinks a $100 Gameboy Micro is too expensive. This similar looking One Station costs about $40 in a Filipino electronic shop offers all the 8-bit Nintendo game all on the gaming machine and you wouldn't expect that 32-bit quality games you normally play on your other Gameboys. Take a look.

[via Jepoyeng]

Watch the Salmon Cannon fire a fish 22mph

Watch the Salmon Cannon fire a fish 22mph

It is with great personal pleasure that I introduce you to the salmon cannon. Before you fly off the handle, know this: this fish-firing masterpiece does not exist to destroy salmon, but to help them survive. These fish are actually getting fired from a cannon in order to help their species live longer.

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Gecko feet breakthrough could shape sticky robots

Gecko feet breakthrough could shape sticky robots

The method geckos use to switch their sticky feet on and off could open the door to clever new adhesives or even robots that could by turns cling to walls or rocky surfaces but then spring away with minimal exertion. A forest of tiny hairs known as setae cover the lizards' feet, and researchers at Oregon State University have figured out how they can toggle the stickiness of those hairs.

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