Sat-Nav specialists AvMap have announced their latest standalone GPS, the Geosat 6 Drive Safe, which can not only guide you but chide you if you've drunk too much. Fitted with an alcohol sensor, users simply blow onto the device to get a reading and advice as to whether they're safe to drive or not. Input is all courtesy of the 4.8-inch wide-aspect touchscreen, with spoken guidance prompts and Bluetooth for using the Geosat 6 as a mobile phone hands-free.
Being something of a geek, I actually quite enjoy checking out what notebooks people are unpacking when waiting to go through airport security. However, I'd happily trade that for a quicker check-in, so hearing that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are working with laptop bag manufacturers including Targus and Scooba Design to create X-ray friendly carry-cases is, in today's security-obsessed times, welcome news. The new bags would exempt owners from needing to unsheathe their notebooks when going through airport screening, and would have be free of image obscuring padding, straps or electronics.
I just received a detailed itinerary for the HTC London press event on Tuesday May 6, 2008. I arrive in London at 8:45 AM, registration starts at 11:00 AM and the HTC press event kicks off at 11:30AM. I have a briefing with HTC CIO, Horace Luke at 3:30 to 4:00 PM. There's a cocktail event with HTC's CEO Peter Chou at 5:00 PM and dinner at 7:30 PM. HTC's Chief Designer will be attending so looks like I'll have an opportunity to pick his brain on HTC's next wave of innovation. Make sure to stay follow the event in real time via http://live.phonemag.com.
HTC isn't releasing what the press event will entail, but if what's been rumored over the past weeks are indeed true, then we will witness the birth of the HTC Diamond, HTC Touch Pro and perhaps Mr. Chou will dazzle us with the highly anticipated Android-powered Dream phone.
If you travel a lot, especially internationally, you probably already know that burglars in other countries are either more abundant, or more ingenious, so staying in a hotel, regardless of the number of locks on the door, can be risky business. Well, the Folding Door Guard aims to address this issue in a portable manner.
This little device extends out, grips on the floor at the bottom, and forks itself around the door knob to make sure that door doesn’t move. However, if someone is capable of moving, or worse yet, breaking the tube-steel gadget then hopefully the 120 decibel motion sensor alarm would deter them or at least make them reconsider.
Do you remember those cheap pens that you used to get as a kid that had like red, white, blue, green, pink, yellow, and a bunch of other crazy colors in it and you pushed down on the one you wanted and it would extend out so you could write? Well this basically looks like that and does the same thing, but with electricity.