Tuesday, September 29, 2009

You may be able to buy a Sixth Sense

The time has come and now you can may be able to buy a sixth sense. A couple of years ago at TED, we heard from a young grad student named Jeff Han. Jeff showed off a new technology. This technology showed off a new type of interface that anyone who watched the elections on CNN is now familiar with, but at the time no one had seen – the multi-touch. It’s on your I-phone and you are going to see it more and more places. Everyone that was in the audience knew that we were among the first to see a new technology that was going to take off.

Today we got to see another such technology. MIT Media Lab researcher Pattie Maestechnology that her team has been working on that allows us to integrate data with our other senses. The device that she showed us built from off the shelf parts (like a simple web cam) “sees,” and can search for information based on what it sees. For example, you can look at a book in a bookstore, and the devise will pull up an Amazon review and project it onto the book pages for you to read. If you see something you would like to take a picture of, you simply form your hands into a frame, the device “sees” it, and takes a picture of what you have in the frame. It can also project numbers onto your hand which then act as a keyboard for your cell phone. showed a

My words can not do justice to this invention, but my sense is that you will see it soon enough – it is simply is a technology that has to make it out of the lab, and according to the inventor – will cost about the same as today’s cellphone. It is a bit bulky, but remember, it is a prototype.

Monday, May 25, 2009

GPX-4000 Gold Detector

The Ultimate Gold Prospecting Metal Detector

This is an entirely new class of gold machine, unlike anything the industry has seen before - incorporating features and benefits unmatched by any detector previously offered to the general public!

To operate effectively and search deep, gold metal detectors have to eliminate mineralized ground signals which vastly exceed the tiny emission from deep gold targets. Only Minelab's patented, Multi-Period Sensing (MPS) and Dual Voltage Technology (DVT) is specifically designed to punch deep for gold; no matter how bad the soil mineralization is. Through a radically new design, Minelab's gold machines are undisputedly recognized as the BEST gold detectors in the world!

New Functions: No other detector gives you more control over performance.

- New Gain - The gain function sets the overall sensitivity level of your detector. In areas where search conditions are mild, you can increase gain. Conversely, decrease gain in mineralized area. Our sophisticated gain control used in combination with other functions such as timing, audio, and ground balance enhance, the performance.
- New Sensitive Timings - With 2 new sensitive option, the GPX-4000 offers dramatically reduced "hot rock" signals and false ground noise in "hot" ground conditions (Smooth Timing), and extra depth on large targets in "mild" ground conditions (Extra Timing).
- New Ground Balance Type - The GPX-4000's new "Specific Ground Balance" mode will make detecting hot grounds easier than ever before; especially when using Mono-Loop coils.
- New Response - Between large nuggets, prospectors also find many small nuggets. The deep large nuggets can be made more audible with the GPX-4000 new response function. By inverting normal target response deeper, larger nuggets will produce a response closer to that of smaller nuggets.
- New Motion - The GPX-4000 will automatically optimize detecting performance based on the GPX-4000's sweep speed set by the operator.
- New Volume Limit - The volume can now be set to reduce loud signals without compromising signal strength.

New Lithium-Ion Battery: Offers the most longevity of any battery.

- Increased full time power compared to conventional batteries
- Operates the GPX-4000 for over 12 hours.
- Robust and lightweight aluminum housing.
- Self-contained intelligent charging system
- Three to four hours rapid charge time from 12v vehicle or AC adaptor.
- Power monitoring on LCD display.

New LCD Function Display: Allows you to select variable settings for key functions.

- Precisely remember settings for future use,
- No More unintentional change of key settings,
- Personal Settings saved automatically on shut down,
- Restore factory presets at any time.
- Improved Control Panel Layout: The most commonly used functions are now conveniently and cleverly located on the front panel for quick and easy access.

Pre-Set Search Modes: Patch Finding, General Searching and Deep-Seeking.

Experienced prospectors know that different search techniques require different advanced settings on the detector. For best results and maximum performance, the GPX-4000 offers three pre-programmed search modes for three common prospecting techniques.
- The GPX-4000 can be customized to your own preferred settings for each technique or search mode.
- Patch finding
- General Detecting
- Deep Detecting


Brizo is developing new technologies that further aid in water purity. Our DIAMOND Seal Technology uses a diamond-coated valve to keep water from coming into contact with outside contaminants. Additionally, our InnoFlex waterways use PEX-C tubing that not only makes new designs possible, it's completely lead-free. It will be better for all water seal.

New Ferrari F70 2009

The Ferrari F70 will be based on the Aurea Concept launched by Ferrari in 2004. The Aurea Project was born from the desire to place the F1 DNA on a normal car. This is what the new F70 will be about: a car with the design and power of a F1 car, but specially designed for the road.

On designing the Enzo, Ferrari needed to make some compromises in order that both the design and the technologies of the car to be satisfied. So they build the Enzo on aerodynamic consideration. But when they build the FXX they have realized that the Enzo could have all the technologies they had to give up. And in the F70 case all the aerodynamic will be hide under the car. The result is that the exterior design of the F70 won’t be affected by compromises, like in the case of the Enzo due to the aerodynamic technology developed by Ferrari and used in the FXX.

The front design will combine modern elements inspired from F1 cars with retro touches from the old supercars. The F70 will be made of carbon-fibre, and this will help to reduce the weight, thing that is necessary considering the big output of the car.

Like on the future F430 CS, the F70 will feature Magnesium sport wheels and the carbon grille in the back (also good to better cool the engine). The brakes will be upgraded with bigger discs, the soft Pirelli P-Zero tires give the car enormous grip, and the interior is completed with deep sport seats.

In the same style as the Ferrari P4/5, the F70’s two exhaust pipes will be mounted like the F1 cars on the top of the back end, and other two down in the diffuser.

The Ferrari Enzo it is powered by a V12 engine delivering 660 hp. The power on the F70 will grow with around 100 hp. Initially there were rumors that the F70 will have an output more than 800 hp, but Ferrari said that they have no intention of building a competitor for the Bugatti Veyron, and also a car with such an output will generate lots of problems, including heating and weight.

It is expected that the V12 on the F70 to deliver not more than 750 hp. This output will help the car to make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in less than 3 seconds and a top speed of 235 hp.

Ferrari limited the Enzo at 390 units. We expect that the F70 to be limited at 300 units and be priced somewhere at $700.000.


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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Softbank AQUOS 932SH

The 932SH actually has dual TV tuners so that you can watch programming from 2 different sources. It's apparently the world's first mobile phone to have such a feature.The phone also sports virtual 5.1 sound using Yamaha's AudioEngine LSI.
Sharp introduced its new TV focused phone, the Sharp 932SH from AQUOS range for SoftBank Mobile. With a slim design it comes with a 90 degrees rotating 3.3″ WVGA (480 × 854) ASV LCD display and a 8MP CCD camera with ISO2500. The 932SH also supports 16GB microSDHC cards, 3D games, and sending and receiving emails.
The handset includes Bluetooth, Infrared, a built-in GPS, a mobile wallet and music player. With dimensions 50 × 109 × 18 mm and weight about 140g it provides up to 250 minutes of talk time and about 350 hours of standby time.

The new Nokia 2009 mobile phone exposure

Dec. 7, after Nokia in the "NOKIA World 2008 Conference" on a new flagship-class Nokia N97 in the near future, we have been able to learn about the new Nokia plans to touch the next step. The following picture is said to Nokia in Brooklyn's meeting revealed that although this picture is not really picture plane, but seems to imply that we have a Nokia mobile phone's touch in the future development direction.
From the point of view the future exposure photos of the Nokia smart phone does not seem to touch the current S60 operating system and its interface than the current system in its smart drive on the S60 platform to use the more complex. Of course, the future is the Nokia 2009 mobile phone touch focus on the force for one year prior to the on-line exposure of a range of Nokia's new 2009, Nokia has also aroused a lot of fans.
Nokia plans from the point of view finally began to rival the Apple iPhone, the Nokia 2009 seems to touch on the new machine's design is not simply imitate but to catch up with a comprehensive iPhone. While it is too early, but it is touch in the new interface may be better than Apple's iPhone would also like to be more beautiful.

Sony's OLED, Wi-Fi Walkman Gets Priced to Go Head-to-Head With the iPod Touch

Sony's X1000-series Walkman PMP, which packs a gorgeous OLED screen and Wi-Fi, is likely to be priced at to directly compete with Apple's iPod touch, according to an early appearance on Sony's site.
On Sony's "SonyRewards" site, the X1000-series unexpectedly popped up with a price, albeit in Sony's "points" currency. But if we convert from Sony points to, you know, actual money, the X1000 will come in at $299 and $399 for the 16GB/32GB versions, respectively. That's exactly the same as Apple's price on its equivalent iPod touch models.
The X1000-series includes a lot of features the iPod touch doesn't, like the all-important OLED screen, noise-cancelling technology, an FM tuner, and Sony's vaunted sound quality, but the iPod touch has been an established smash hit for years now and we wish Sony would have undercut to make more of a splash. This is just a rumor, at the moment, but an appearance on an official Sony site is pretty solid evidence that these will be the final prices. [Sony Rewards (16GB, 32GB) via Engadget]

Steorn asserting first constant free energy technology

Every new invention raises a hope against the biggest threat that constantly lingers around, that is, the ever depleting energy. This day on 20 Aug 2006, Steorn claims in the Economist the invention of the technology which can supply free, clean and constant energy. This technology is claimed to provide power to vehicles, to engines, to mobiles without any recharging. The technology focused on interaction of magnetic fields, that results in energy creation without any loss, so this is the direct opposition of the ‘Principle of the Conservation of Energy’. Steorn is asking for the public validation and endorsement of the scientific community since its uses can cater many urgent global needs, including security of energy supply and zero emission energy production. Steorn wants its use as a royalty-free technology by energy sector in third world for basic needs such as electrification projects

Electronics Invention - New Flash Memory Device

Electronics Invention - - Say goodbye to external hard drives. A research team in Singapore, A*STAR, is in the process of developing a new way to store memory. A*STAR has invented a new "phase change material." The phase change materials are substances, "that are capable of changing their structure between amorphous and crystalline at high speed." The phase change material could replace FLASH memory used right now.This is how it works: Conventionally, PCM is worked by changing phase change materials' structure through applying an electric current. Now, phase change might be effected by means of switching the new phase change materials by using magnetic fields.

Brand New Energy-generating Shoes

When the human beings existed in million years ago, our ancestor still having their bare feet and walking around like a Barbarian (Sorry, I have no offense about it, but our ancestor really an uncivilized living creature in the very beginning!)
Thanks to the brain, human beings starting to involve throughout the time and in the end, we have becoming one of the smartest living creatures that dominate this mother Earth!
The rapidly growing science and technology has bringing us to an advanced stage, where there are more and more incredible and marvelous gadgets have been introduced and available on the market.
Everyday, there are over hundred or thousand of new invention being developed and under testing process. And, there are over 45%-50% of these specimen will be eliminated in the testing period. As a result, those gadgets that selling in the market place has already passed numerous tests!
Let take this NTT’s Energy-generating Shoes as a sample. It’s a special shoe that can generate electricity when the user walking. The shoes have a small generator that has been attached to water-filled soles. Each of the steps will put pressure on the soles and it will cause the water to spin a small turbine and generate power.
These so-called “futuristic” shoes can be generated up to 1.2 watts of electricity, which it can be used to run an iPod mobile music player constantly, if only the user keep on walking…

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Credit Card Shape USB Flash Drives 8GB

Product Description Credit Card Shape USB Flash Drives 8GB

Features: Large and Flat Double Sided Imprint Area, Slimmest USB Device In The Market, Water Proof, Heat Tolerant
Standard Production: 25-30 Business Days
Rush Service: N/A
Imprinting Options: Full Color Imprint
Imprint Locations: Front Side, Reverse Side
Imprint Area: 3.37" x 2.125" (85.6mm x 54mm)
Available Capacities 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB , 16GB
Compatibility PC or Mac with a USB interface
Connector: Double Sided USB Connector
Durability: Water Proof, Sand Proof, Heat Tolerant, Washing Machine, Car Dashboard
Surface Quality (optional): Mat / Glossy / 3D
Operating Systems Windows Vista/XP/2000/ME/98/95, Mac OS 8.6 and above, Linux 2.4. X
Drivers Only Required for Windows 98/95. Online Download Available
Transfer Rate High Speed USB 2.0. USB 1.1 Compatible
Data Retention 10 Years Minimum
Dimensions L x W x H 3.370" x 2.125" x 0.08" (85.6mm x 54mm x 1.9mm)
Imprint Surface Plastic
Weight 0.4oz (12 g)
Warranty Lifetime Warranty

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Buffalo to release its stylish ultra-light external hard drive for women

SEOUL, Korea (AVING) -- Buffalo announced the release of its stylish ultra-light external hard drive 'MiniStation Red(model: HD-PEU2/RD)' weighing only 190g.

Available in three different capacities of 250GB, 320GB and 500GB, this 2.5-inch hard drive features Turbo USB 2.0 interface up to 20% faster than USB 2.0 and SecureLock Mobile technology.

Wireless Mouse A Pen

Who knew that a wireless mouse could actually double up as a pen? Well, this unique device functions as a standard pen for you to put down your John Hancock, but when you detach the receiver and hook it up to your USB port, the pen turns into a wireless mouse. I would say this is great for casual browsing only, as you wouldn't want to involve in some hardcore graphics design with something like this. A pretty nifty idea - hopefully the pen comes with refillable cartridges or else it'd be a waste to purchase a new unit each time round.

Colorful USB car mouse

fashion car mouse
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many color

Technology Features:
1. Switch operation force : 60±15GF,
2. keystoke operation force: 80±20GF,
3. 3D keystoke operation force: 170±30GF,
4. switch use time: 3 million times
5. cable line: 150±1% cm
6. product size: 10*5.5*3.5 cm
7. run condition: windows98/ME/2000/XP
8. style: USB
9. color: red & yello& blue & black & white

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Stunning sports car from Hybrid Technologies is aiming for 220 mpg

Over the years we've seen plenty of ultra cool rides that manage to combine green living with high performance by going electric. The problem is that America's love of the open road doesn't jibe well with the 200-250 mile range of most electric cars, so hybrids are a good way to stay green without putting you on a leash.
This upcoming model from Hybrid Technologies is slated to be available within a couple of years with a choice of two different drivetrains. An all electric version with a 150-170 mile range, and a gasoline-electric hybrid that aims to capture the Automotive X Prize by managing at least 220 mpg.
This sounds amazing if they manage to pull it off, but for now let's stick it in the "I'll believe it when I see it" file.

EV Innovations unveils electric cars

We're at the New York International Auto Show today, and one of the first things that caught our eye was the Wave, a brand new plug-in electric car from EV Innovations (formerlyHybrid technologies). The car is meant to be an affordable electric vehicle for commuters — it can get up to 170 miles on a charge. It starts at $34,000. And though the version at the show is just a prototype, the company claims it's not a concept, and that you can order one online starting today.
But with a top speed of 80 mph, the Wave isn't going to win any races. That's why EV Innovations also introduced the Inizio EVS (red interior and render pictured below), an all-electric sports car with a top speed of 170 mph that can go from 0-60 in just 4 seconds. The Inizio EVS can go 200 miles on a charge. But these upgrades from the Wave don't come cheap—the sports car costs more than $100,000 more than the Wave, with a starting price of $139,000. If they work, these two should give the Tesla Roadster and Tesla Model S a run for their money, but we'd feel more confident in the company's claims if it had brought working models to the show.

Solar Icemaker

Just when you thought ice cube-creation technology had peaked, a team of engineering students from San Jose State University has come up an ice maker that has zero carbon footprint. It’s more than an eco-party trick — consider it an electricity-free alternative to refrigeration and air conditioning, which is critical if you happen to be somewhere off of the electrical grid, like in the developing world or in a disaster zone.
It works like this: the solar icemaker uses a refrigerant liquid that evaporates when exposed to the sun. The vapor travels through pipes that come into contact an absorbent material, which cools when the sun goes down. Once the slow-cooling absorbent hits 104°F, the refrigerant turns back into a liquid and its temperature drops like a rock to below freezing because of pressure differences. Put some water next to the evaporator’s exterior and, presto, ice.
A typical icemaker uses electricity to run a compressor to do this work, but the solar icemaker just uses solar energy, with no moving parts. And the systems are sealed, so barring a leak, they'll never need replenishing. The icemaker makes about 14 pounds of ice per day — more than enough for the margaritas at your end-of-summer barbecue. The students' prototype isn't available yet, but maybe next summer….

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Toshiba To Show Off 512GB SSD

Toshiba plans to show off its latest invention, the industry’s first 2.5-inch 512-gigabyte (GB) SSD based on 43 nanometer (nm) Multi-Level Cell NAND, at CES 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. I’m feeling sad because of my new Vaio Z only using 250GB hdd, arghh..! You can expect a high level of performance and endurance from the new Toshiba’s SSD drive offers.

“The solid state drive market is evolving rapidly, with higher performance drives to meet market requirements, and differentiated product families targeted for appropriate applications,” said Mr. Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Vice President of Toshiba Corporation’s Semiconductor Company. “This new 43nm SSD family balances value/performance characteristics for its targeted consumer applications, through use of MLC NAND and an advanced controller architecture.”

Switzerland Exhibition Inventions

A pick-up device for table tennis balls invented by Far East University of Taipei, China, is presented at the 37th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products, in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, April 1, 2009. 710 exhibitors from around the world are presenting around 1000 products hoping to catch the eye at the 37th International Exhibition of Inventions, which runs from April 1-5. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Dell Studio XPS 435

Dell Studio XPS 435, Observe the latest and greatest technology, advanced design and state-of-the-art features designed to enhance your overall experience and keep you ahead of the rest. Configured with ultra fast intel core i7 processors, intel turbo boost technology and tri-channel memory. Do even more in less time. The latest intel core i7 desktop processors power through intense multitasking by handling multiple applications simultaneously without ever breaking a sweat.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


This is a motorcycle for snow. It would run on a track like a snowmobile, but it would be a different kind of ride. The user would be sitting higher, just like on a motorcycle, and would be able to maneuver tighter turns. It could also go down narrow trails more easily.

New sport coupe - Maybach Exelero

In 2005 the Maybach Company presented their new invention. It was a chopped-down two-seater coupe sponsored by tyre company - Fulda. This model is a combination of first-class quality of a high-end limousine and powerful coupe that reaches a maximum speed of over 350 km/h.

TALON Small Mobile Robot For Terrorism

TALON is a powerful, lightweight, versatile robot designed for missions ranging from reconnaissance to weapons delivery. Its large, quick-release cargo bay accommodates a variety of sensor payloads, making TALON a onerobot solution to a variety of mission requirements. Built with all-weather, day/night and amphibious capabilities standard, TALON can operate under the most adverse conditions to overcome almost any terrain. The suitcase-portable robot is controlled through a two-way RF or F/O line from a portable or wearable Operator Control Unit (OCU) that provides continuous data and video feedback for precise vehicle positioning.
Built with all-weather, day/night and amphibious capabilities standard, TALON can operate under the most adverse conditions to overcome almost any terrain. The portable robot is controlled through either a two-way RF or F/O line from a portable or wearable Operator Control Unit (OCU) that provides continuous data and video feedback for precise vehicle positioning.
TALON’s payload and sensor options include: multiple cameras (color, black and white, infrared, thermal, zero light), a two-stage arm, gripper manipulators, pan/tilt, two-way communications, NBC (nuclear/biological/chemical) sensors, radiation sensors, UXO/countermine detection sensors, grenade and smoke placing modules, breaching tools, communications equipment, distracters and disrupters.
The TALON robot is used for bomb disposal. It is operated by radio frequency and equipped with four video cameras that enable troops to determine which areas enemy soldiers occupy. In addition, the TALON is waterproof up to 100 feet, allowing it to search for explosives off-land. The TALON also was used to locate victims and debris at the World Trade Center. It was developed for the EOD Technology Directorate of the Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ by the engineering and technology development firm Foster-Miller.
The Talon began helping with military operations in Bosnia in 2000, deployed to Afghanistan in early 2002 and has been in Iraq since the war started, assisting with improvised explosive device detection and removal. Talon robots had been used in about 20,000 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan by the end of 2004.
The Pathfinder Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration [ACTD], sponsored by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command with the ACTD and Urban Technology Office at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center serving as technical manager, is an effort to integrate unmanned ground vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles and unattended smart sensors into a mobile, self-forming and self-healing network. The network enhances situational awareness, command, control and communications to commanders and assault forces operating in urban areas. Pathfinder leveraged the Talon robot, which is commonly used for jobs best avoided by warfighters, such as entering a booby-trapped cave. The ACTD is integrating the Special Operations Forces Laser Aiming Module used to send a coded laser to guide smart munitions to a target. It's on the robot, so you don't expose soldiers. You can clearly identify targets without having Soldiers get into harm's way. By using a radio relay attached to it, troops can drive it out to longer and more useful distances.

Soldiers have armed robots as battle buddies by early 2005. The Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection System, or SWORDS, joins Stryker Brigade Soldiers in Iraq when it finished final testing. The system consists of a weapons platform mounted on a Talon robot. It’s not a new invention, its just bringing together existing systems.
The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center and Army Special Operations Command jointly hosted a demonstration of modular payload systems on robotic platforms from 14-17 July 2004 at Avon Park Bombing Range, FL. The demonstration started with a Talon robot driving over anti-personnel land mines to place an explosive charge on an anti-tank mine, followed by a live fire of all three armament systems engaging targets out to 450 meters in single fire and automatic fire modes. Visitors to the demo watched the live fire events and then received detailed briefings on the operation of the systems.
Different weapons can be interchanged on the system – the M16, the 240, 249 or 50-caliber machine guns, or the M202 –A1 with a 6mm rocket launcher. Soldiers operate the SWORDS by remote control, from up to 1,000 meters away. In testing, it’s hit bulls eyes from as far as 2,000 meters away. The only margin of error has been in sighting. It can engage while on the move, but it’s not as accurate.
The system runs off AC power, lithium batteries or Singars rechargeable batteries. The control box weighs about 30 pounds, with two joysticks that control the robot platform and the weapon and a daylight viewable screen. SWORDS was named one of the most amazing inventions of 2004 by Time Magazine.
As of late 2004 there were four SWORDS in existence; 18 were requested for service in Iraq. Each system has cost about $230,000 to produce. When they go into production, it is estimated the cost per unit will drop to the range of $150,000 to $180,000.
While many people are fearful that armed robots will run amok on the battlefield, this was not an issue for the demonstration. The robots employ a "man in the loop" where the robots are always under the direct control of a soldier. The soldier issues commands to the robot and the small arms weapons through the robot's operator control unit. The soldier also issues commands to the rocket and grenade launchers through a newly developed Remote Firing and Control System. This firing and control system, which was developed by Duke Pro, allows a single soldier to control up to five separate firing systems using a 40 bit encryption security system.

The World's Greatest Invention

As someone who creates audio, video and takes tons of pictures, you might say that backing up and archiving data is a bit of an issue for me. Hard drives are the cheapest archival medium, but enclosures are expensive and a pain. I really like the drive arrangement of the Mac Pro - they're easy enough to get in and out of the machine that I don't mind doing so for the occasional archive. I started thinking it would be cool to get some spare trays and it would be even cooler if there was an external device I could just push one of these trays into if I wanted to make that drive live without shutting down the machine. But even that isn't necessary. I found the Thermaltake BlacX. It is a USB 2.0 SATA drive dock. Drop a raw SATA drive in, and you're all set. It works!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Nokia's N96 16 GB Multimedia computing Dual Slider

It's tough to give a good one-line summary of this new mobile handset from Nokia because as the younger sibling to the N96, this multimedia computer has a lot to live up to. Fortunately for us it appears to be handling it quite well.

For starters the N96 doubles the internal storage capacity providing a 16GB capacity that can be expanded further with MicroSD cards. It also packs in a 5 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens allowing quality photos and video to be shot at 30 frames per second. Video and DVB-H TV (if you are near it) can then be displayed on a generously sized 2.8 inch QVGA display. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and A-GPS round out the connectivity of this HSDPA 900/2100 MHz phone.


Nikon Coolpix 8800 Key Features:

  • 8.0 effective megapixels (3,264 x 2,448-pixels)
  • 10x optical Zoom-Nikkor ED lens with a zoom ratio of 35-350 mm (35mm [135] format)
  • 238,000-pixel high resolution through-the-lens EVF (Electronic Viewfinder), enhances user experience with backlight LED illumination
  • Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A] and Manual [M] exposure control modes
  • RAW data image mode - NEF
  • Fast, accurate Nine-Area Multi Autofocus
  • Macro shooting capability as close as 1.2-inches supported by Best Shot Selector (BSS) function and VR function
  • AE-BSS (Auto Exposure-BSS) for automatic selection of the best relative exposure — highlight, shadow or histogram
  • Quick response - instant startup, reduced shutter release time lag and fast image processing
  • 12 preset Scene Modes, including the new Panorama Assist Mode
  • Continuous shooting of up to 5 full-size images at 2.5 frames per second (fps)
  • Nikon’s exclusive 256-segment Matrix Metering, complemented by Center-Weighted, Spot and Spot AF area metering
  • Noise Reduction Mode for timed exposures
  • In-camera color control - Saturation control (5 steps and B&W)
  • Movie — TV movie (640 x 480 pixels; 30 fps) with audio, Small movie (320 x 240 pixels; 15 fps) with audio, or Sepia movie (320 x 240 pixels; 5 fps) with audio, or Time-lapse movie (640 x 480 pixels; 30 fps) without audio
  • Large vari-angle highly transmissible advanced TFT-LCD backlit monitor for greater visibility – even in bright sunlight

Solar Powered Bobike

It’s time to say goodbye to gas stations, solar-powered bike is comming soon. This motorbike operates on solar energy and designed by SUNRED, a Spanish automotive development company, that got a prize for Best Innovative Technology during the Barcelona Int’l Auto Show.

The project, which will result in a life-size prototype in the near future, consisted in creating a model able to capture sunlight, store electrical power and power the motorbike in the most environmentally respectful way. Instead of deploying panels that might occupy too much space, SunRed decided to adopt a clamshell structure that would optimize the panels surface while not making the vehicle bulky. When the bike is stopped, the solar panels surface tops up to 3.1 m2 (25 sq. ft) and it can store energy for up to 20km (13 miles) at 50km/h (30 mph). The motor, as in most modern electric bikes, is brushless and it’s placed right in the axle of the wheel, saving transmission components.

It will soon be available and I’m certainly in favor of such vehicles to grace our roads in the near future. Although this is just a concept, SunRed pretends to serve it as a benchmark for future developments of solar applications in all kinds of vehicles. So keep an eye ………..

Brain Machine Interface of human

A new technology in Japan could let you control electronic devices without lifting a finger simply by reading brain activity. Slight changing flow of bloodstream in the brain that translates brain motion in electric signals and analyzes by the brain machine interface.

Hitachi developed brain-machine interface is a technology called optical topography, which sends a small amount of infrared light through the brain’s surface to map out changes in blood flow. This technology is traditionally focused on medical purposes.

Since 2005, Hitachi has sold a device based on optical topography that monitors brain activity in paralyzed patients so they can answer simple questions - for example, by doing mental calculations to indicate “yes” or thinking of nothing in particular to indicate “no.”

An earlier such technology required to implanting a chip under the skull but it’s diffrent, key advantage of Hitachi’s new technology is that only sensors are used & don’t have to physically enter the brain.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007, follows the demonstration by simply take off a head gear that reads brain activity and lets you control everyday objects without lifting a finger. A cap connected by optical fibers to a mapping device, which links, in turn, to a toy train set via a control computer and motor during one recent demonstration at Hitachi’s Advanced Research Laboratory in Hatoyama, just outside Tokyo.

However, the technology is entertaining in itself and could easily be applied to toys. It’s really fun to move a model train just by thinking. Any brain-machine interface device for widespread use would be “a little further down the road and we are thinking of various kinds of applications,” project leader Hideaki Koizumi said. “Locked-in patients can speak to other people by using this kind of brain machine interface”.

Scientists are now set to develop a brain TV remote controller letting users turn a TV on and off or switch channels by only thinking. As well as Honda, whose interface monitors the brain with an MRI machine like those used in hospitals, is keen to apply the interface to intelligent, next-generation automobiles.

The technology could one day replace remote controls and keyboards and perhaps help disabled people operate electric wheelchairs, beds or artificial limbs. Initial uses would be helping people with paralyzing diseases communicate even after they have lost all control of their muscles.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rechargable USB Battries

To kick off the blog, we start with an extremely innovative new invention, USB Rechargable Battries

Although charging batteries using your USB port is not a new idea, before you`ve always needed an external charger which plugs into your USB port and is another bit of kit to carry around with you.

These USB Battries are the same size as normal AA batteries, but the top lifts off to reveal a USB connector, so the batteries can plug straight into the USB port making them easy to recharge. Great for taking away on holiday, they can be recharged straight from your laptop, without the need to carry round an external charger!

With a desktop PC they are extremely useful for charging up batteries for wireless keyboards and mice (which tend to eat batteries!).

The USB Cells also help the environment, as they can be recharged over and over again, cutting down on damaging waste products from dead batteries, which are often incinerated or buried in landfills. The USB Batttries are made from nickel metal hydride (NiMH), which are more enviromentally friendly than the traditional NiCad batteries, which are to be banned in the EU shortly because they contain toxic nickel cadium. They can also deliver an extra 10 - 25% capacity over traditional NiCads! Because they are unplugged when charged, unlike traditional battery chargers, they can also save energy reducing your carbon footprint (or at least saving energy you can use for other gadgets!).

The USB Battries can be recharged over 500 times, and a full charge takes just 5 hours with an LED indicator telling you when the batteries are fully charged and ready for use. A quick 20 minute charge should be enough to power a wireless mouse for a day.

Currently the British spend over £5 million pounds per week on batteries for their favourite gadgets, so these rechargeable batteries can save you some serious cash! Although the batteries require no external charger, they can be used in a tradional battery charger if required, although the charging time increases to 7 hours for a full charge.

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