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Thecus Technology N3200PRO NAS with RAID-5 & optional WiFi

Thecus Technology N3200PRO NAS with RAID-5 & optional WiFi

Liked the look of Mvix's dual-drive RAID NAS but need room for a third hard-drive?  Thecus Technology may have the network-attached storage for you, then, in the shape of the N3200PRO.  With space for three SATA HDDs for total capacity of up to 3TB, the 160 x 170 x 215mm box offers home and small business users not only the convenience of a media server but the speed and data redundancy benefits of RAID 5.

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WowWee Rovio hacking begins: LED headlights

WowWee Rovio hacking begins: LED headlights

Back when the WowWee Rovio was first announced we knew it would prove to be a popular platform for modders and robotics fanatics to adapt.  The three-wheeled remote WiFi camera-bot has only been available for a few weeks, and already we're seeing the first hacks come in.  Today, it's the turn of Rudolph at RoboCommunity; a straightforward tweak, perhaps, but a sensible one - adding LED lights to the remote-controlled webcam "head".

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WowWee Rovio official site up; Ship date slips to December? [Updated]

WowWee Rovio official site up; Ship date slips to December? [Updated]

WowWee's official site for the Rovio mobile WiFi webcam has gone live, with videos and other information about the web-connected platform.  However, while it claims the robot is available now, the Rovio itself is proving difficult to find on any of the US sites linked to; in fact, the estimated shipping date from Hammacher Schlemmer has slipped to December 17th 2008.

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Spykee WiFi Erector Robot Video Demo

Spykee WiFi Erector Robot Video Demo

The first user videos of the Meccano Spykee WiFi robot are beginning to emerge, demonstrating the open-source 'bot in action.  Courtesy of Sven comes this first clip, a full demo of Spykee in its constituent parts, then assembled and terrorizing some children.  He also shows the internet interface, through which you can control Spykee from anywhere with a network connection.

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WowWee Rovio videos: WiFi remote webcam demo

WowWee Rovio videos: WiFi remote webcam demo

While we wait for the first Rovio reviews, WowWee are drubbing up enthusiasm for the WiFi-enabled remote webcam with some new demo videos.  Intended to give an overview of the robot and its functionality, the three clips show everything from using Rovio remotely through the web interface, using the webcam on its adjustable arm, and directing it to return to the charging base.

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