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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Worlds Smallest Fuel Cell Only 3x3 MM

Worlds Smallest Fuel Cell Measures only 3x3 mm:

Check out the world’s smallest fuel cell. You can see it on the right; it's dimensions are only 3 mm x 3 mm x 1 mm. Researchers at the University of Illinois have done all the work for the development of this high tech fuel cell, that consists of just a few materials: water, metal hydride, some electrodes and a membrane.

The cell you see makes 0.7 volts and a 0.1 milliamp current and runs for about 30 hours, which is pretty long given the size of the cell. You can imagine that 0.7 volts and 0.1 milliamp current are not enough to power any high tech gadget of yours, however this is the first step in development.

The technology is good for mobile electronics such as smart phones since it does not use gravity to control the flow of water. Instead it uses surface tension and will work to charge when the device is moving.

USB Lunch Warmer For The Office

We’ve all seen tons of useless USB gadgets and not too many of them worth a darn. This high-tech USB powered lunch bag / warmer is actually bringing some benefit to the workplace. You take your food from home in the combo lunch box /warmer, plug it into your USB port of your workstation computer and by lunch time you have a nice warm meal. This is great for the people that only have a thirty minute lunch break. Thanko is the manufacturer product cost is $22

(via Gadgetreporter).

Sunday, January 18, 2009

WII Controller Causes Heart Attack To Puppy

A puppy has been brought back from Cardiac Arrest by mouth-to-mouth resuscitation – after it was nearly put out by a flying high tech Nintendo Wii controller.

The Five month old puppy, a miniature Sheltie belonging to Kathy White of Marquette MI, was knocked out and stopped breathing after White accidentally hit him with the Wii controller while playing Wii Bowling.

Kathy had just gotten the Wii for Christmas, so she was trying it out, and that's when we were were bowling and my puppy was standing by me and he jumped up and I hit him in the temple and thought I had taken him out instantly.'

Fortunately for the puppy, Kathy's neighbor came to her aid – and managed to bring him back from the the departed by giving him mouth-to-mouth.

He was then taken to a local vet, where he was treated for cardiac arrest and severe brain swelling. It's taken him several weeks to recover, but according to Kathy, he's almost back to normal now.

I have seen Televisions smashed, windows broken, however never a puppy put put though this before.. I really wonder how many unreported injuries happen by the WII.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Sony Unveils Two New Personal Media Players

Sony showed two new model's of Walkmans at the Consumer Electronics Show in its latest effort to get its share of Apple's Personal music player market.

Sony's new Walkman X-Series sports a 3.5-inch OLED touchscreen display and includes WiFi for downloading podcasts, streaming video from YouTube, and more. The X Series will be available early this summer in 16 GB and 32 GB capacities, with pricing yet to be determined.

Available in April, Sony's Walkman W Series features a cord-free design integrating the music player into the headset--a design meant to be lightweight and comfortable. The W series can fully charge its estimated 12-hour battery in only 30 minutes, while most other audio players take a few hours to recharge. The W Series wil be available in April with support for protected and unprotected WMA, as well as unprotected MP3 and AAC formats.


Sunday, January 04, 2009

Samsung To Show Super Thin 7mm TV at CES

Samsung Electronics plans to show a flat-panel TV that's as thin as just 6.5-millimeters at this week's International CES in Las Vegas.

The Samsung TV, Here are some details which are immediately available, is between 6.5mm and 7mm across its width and has an LED backlight.

The backlight sits behind the LCD panel and generates the light that shines through it to allow the image to be seen. Most LCD panels use thicker backlights that make use of fluorescent lights but LEDs are fast finding favor with TV makers for their thinness and better overall light.

The Samsung TV will be at present to be the thinnest LCD TV yet demonstrated.

One thing I would like to point out once you have a television this thin you will have to encase it in something to protect it from breakage or mounting since its so fragile. So why worry about how thin it can be? No price info is available yet.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Limited Edition Sharp Aquos LC-52XS1U-S

Sharp Aquos Limited Edition LC-52XS1U-S As Flat screens continue to improve, transitioning from spectrum-limited fluorescent s to LED's. The 52-inch Sharp Aquos Limited Edition LC-52XS1U-S $11,999 list is the company's first LCD to use LED-based picture. The result is impressive pictures. Out of the box this screen requires professional calibration and complaints about the picture controls not being as effective as one would hope put a damper on the excitment of purchasing a new TV. The list price of $12,000 is pretty insulting where the economy is as well.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Credit Card Thin Pop Up Bulb Light

About the size of a normal sized credit card, this small flip up light bulb is convenient to have in your wallet.

Whenever you need a small light to search for your keys, simply grab this cut-out light bulb and flip it up. It'll immediately light up.

It’s about the size of a credit card and powered by a small cell. Flip up the light bulb shaped cut-out to switch on the soft, mellow glow. What’s the point? You can have a instant light you can carry inside your wallet. Check out the diagrams below

Crazy Hi-Tech Christmas Ball's

I remember those years as a young child where I used to love to watch the Christmas bubbler balls on the tree in amazement.

Now come the high tech ball to decorate your tree with, This ornamental LED display will scroll holiday messages including Merry Christmas, Home for Xmas, happy holidays etc.

Now you to can amaze your children with the same awe we had as children with this High Tech ball!!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Ederly In the Future Will Shuffle No More

Honda has come up with a unique robotic walker for the elderly that will enable seniors or others with disabilities to walk normally again.

The Honda walker should make the disabled so much more mobile than canes and walker's. The Honda walker basically assists with the normal walking process by using a semi exoskeleton to make the legs function rather than a cane to lean on or a walker to slide across a room.

It should not be to long before we see these walkers on the market and people on the streets with robo legs..

This is some of the great technology to hit the market from all the research being done in robotics.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Asus G71 The First Quad Core Notebook

The Asus G71 is the world’s first quad core notebook specially designed for gamers. It is powered by the Intel’s new QX9300 Core 2 Extreme processor and features 17’’ Crystal Shine High Brightness display, an NIVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT GDDR3 512MB graphics card, 4GB of DDR3, up to 1TB of HDD (500GB x2), 2Mpix web camera, Bluetooth V2.1, and Blue-ray writer.

If your a big fan of Eve Online like I am this little powerhouse will definitely handle all the graphics and action that can be dished out without fail. Here is a plug for one of my Eve Online Tip Sites called Eve Online Pirates.

Below is the press release on the ASUS G71

Taipei, Taiwan, October 6, 2008 – Consistent with the tradition of breaking new grounds, ASUS is proud to present the world’s first Intel® Quad Core™ Gaming notebook—the G71. Specifically designed with gamers in mind, the G71 is the first in ASUS’ planned series of Quad Core™ gaming notebooks and an addition to its expanding G Series. The G71 delivers a total gaming experience in a highly portable package, with an emphasis on audio clarity and stunning graphics performance.

The World’s First Quad Core™ Gaming Notebook
The ASUS G71 is the world’s first Quad Core™ gaming notebook, powered by the new Intel Core™ 2 Extreme processor QX9300. The removal of the Overspeed Protection means that the G71 is capable of extreme performance through overclocking, pushing the envelope of computational processing power and thus allowing users to multitask extensively.

Superior Gaming Performance
As a dedicated gaming notebook, the G71 sports an impressive array of high performance components, such as a 17” Crystal Shine high brightness display with a quick response time of 8 ms, powered by a NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT GDDR3 512 MB graphics card. The G71 also features up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066MHz system memory coupled with dual hard disk drives of up to 1 TB (500 GB x 2)—enabling users to enjoy multimedia entertainment and games while on the move.

Direct Console 2.0
Direct Console 2.0 is an all-in-one gaming control interface that allows users to select from three processor speed settings depending on their mode of usage. The same interface also includes controls for Direct Messenger, enabling communication utilities such as Instant Messaging (MSN™), Meeting and E-mail notification. The gaming hotkeys enable users to launch their favorite games with a single touch and execute in-game commands on-the-fly. The chassis of the G71 also features a programmable lighting system, which lights up and blinks during in-game events. These lights can be configured through the Direct Console 2.0, providing the user with a pyrotechnic-like ambience while in the game.

Direct Messenger
Users can now read their emails and communicate via Instant Messaging (MSN™) through the Direct Messenger. Acting as a secondary display, it displays email notifications, instant messages, battery reserves and system loadings in real-time even during a game in progress. This allows users to keep in touch with their friends and family while multitasking between various applications.

Entertainment and Style on the Move
The G71 incorporates several entertainment features that promise to give users a gaming experience like none other. Altec Lansing speakers equipped with a subwoofer deliver excellent sound reproduction, further complimented by Dolby™ Home Theater. A 2.0 megapixel webcam allows users to communicate visually through Skype™ or MSN™; while a dedicated game keyboard layout provides them with strategically placed movement keys on a full-sized keyboard—granting them quick access to their in-game inventories and allowing them to issue commands in the shortest time possible. These features combine to provide an entire host of gamer-centric features for users to immerse themselves in a world of audio and visual entertainment with style.

Fun for Everyone
The G71 may have the sheer power to sate the needs the most serious of gamers, but it is also very suitable for those who prefer to play games on a more casual basis. Attaching ASUS’ innovative Eee Stick—a simple plug and play gaming solution that allows users to interact with the game by translating their hand motions into corresponding movements onscreen—for example, will instantly transform the G71 into a mobile gaming console. The easy-to-use and family-friendly Eee Stick—which works with all of ASUS’ notebooks—consists of an Activation stick, a Navigation stick and a 2.4GHz RF dongle. It has a broadcast range of up to 10 meters, allowing users more leeway for physical movement. Boasting three modes of operation, the Eee Stick can be used with a myriad of game genres, ranging from sports and shooting, to action and beat ‘em up games.