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James Bond Stealth Camera

2007-12-19T02:47:47.383+08:00

(image) There is finally a hi-tech gadget from Q's laboratory that can be had by the measly (albeit smart) masses who are not fortunate enough to carry a license to kill. Not even the likes of Auric Goldfinger would imagine that this inconspicuous Zippo look-alike actually contains a digital camera capable of holding over 300 images.

The JB1 uses ST Micro technology to capture highly-detailed images with incredibly small file sizes.

Product Features
  • High Resolution Digital Still Camera: Internal memory holds up to 150 pictures @ 640 x 480, up to 310 pictures @ 320 x 240
  • Surveillance Mode: Record images at preset time intervals; perfect for covert observation for up to 19 days
  • Amazing ST Micro technology allows for high quality image capture with incredibly small file sizes.
  • Video Clip Recording with Sound: Make undercover recordings of up to 30 seconds duration
  • Data Storage and Transfer: Move important data between computers utilizing your JB1 camera as a portable hard disc drive.

Technical Details

  • Resolution: 640x480 (high resolution; 0.3 megapixels), 320x240 (low resolution)
  • Storage: Internal memory stores up to 150 pictures at high resolution, 310 at low resolution
  • Video: up to 30 seconds with audio
  • Audio: up to 12 minutes
  • Self-Timer: 10 seconds
  • Interface: USB
  • Included Software: JB 1 Auto-Downloader; JB 1 Image Editor; JB 1 Greeting Cards*; JB 1 Videomail* (* With File Password Protection Feature)
  • PC System Requirements: PC Pentium 166MHz or better, Windows 98, ME, 2000 or XP, 32MB RAM, 20MB+ on HDD, USB port, VGA monitor and CD-ROM drive
  • Macintosh System Requirements: Mac OS 8.6 or above with USB support (Mass Storage Only). Quicktime or similar Image viewing application.
Where to buy?

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iMac 24-inch 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

2007-12-19T02:08:24.462+08:00

Discover the fastest iMac ever, with 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo processing. iMac offers 30 percent more screen area and a modest performance boost. The iMac competes with the PC desktop market now better than perhaps any previous Mac to date, but the added cost of the larger, faster model might put off some buyers--especially if you are a gamer or an upgrade enthusiast.Processor Type: Intel Core 2 Extreme 2.8 GHzMulti-Core processor technology: Dual-Core64-bit processor: YesInstalled Qty: 1Max processors supported: 1 Cache Memory Type: L2 cacheInstalled Size: 4 MBCache Per Processor: 4 MB Mainboard Data bus speed: 800 MHz RAM Installed Size: 2 GB / 4 GB (max)Technology: DDR II SDRAMMemory speed: 667 MHzMemory specification compliance: PC2-5300RAM form factor: SO DIMM 200-pinRAM configuration features: 2 x 1 GB Storage Controller Type: 1 x Serial ATA - IntegratedController interface type: Serial ATA-300 Storage Floppy drive type: NoneHard Drive: 1 x 500 GB - Standard - Serial ATA-300 - 7200 rpmMonitor Monitor Type: LCD display - TFT active matrixDisplay (projector) diagonal size: 24 inMax Resolution: 1920 x 1200Image brightness: 380 cd/m2 Graphics Controller Type: PCI Express x16Graphics Processor / Vendor: ATI Radeon HD 2600PROVideo memory technology: GDDR3 SDRAMInstalled Size: 256 MBDigital video standard: Digital Visual Interface (DVI)Max monitors supported: 2 Audio Output Type: Sound card - IntegratedSound output mode: StereoSpeaker(s): 2 x Right / left channelKeyboard Keyboard interface: USBKeyboard features: Built-in two USB 2.0 ports Mouse Mouse technology: OpticalMouse interface: USBNetworking Networking: Network adapter - IntegratedWireless LAN Supported: YesData Link Protocol: Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, IEEE 802.11n (draft)Features: AirPort Extreme readyCompliant Standards: IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11d, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0, IEEE 802.11n (draft)Expansion / Connectivity Expansion Slots Total (Free): 2 ( 0 ) x Memory - SO DIMM 200-pinInterfaces: USB 2.0, 1 x Display / video - RJ-45, 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - VGA, 1, 3 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A, 1 x Audio, 1 x AudioOperating System / Software OS Provided: Apple[...]



Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard

2007-12-19T01:28:25.261+08:00

With 300+ new features, Leopard is the most impressive Mac OS X version yet.

General requirements
  • Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor
  • 512MB of memory
  • DVD drive for installation
  • 9GB of available disk space
  • Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.
  • Some features require Apple's .Mac service; fees apply.







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Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard


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Airwash Waterless Washing Machine

2007-12-09T03:15:56.978+08:00

Airwash is a waterless washing machine for the home of 2020. Eliminating the use of detergent and precious water resources, it cleans clothes with pressurized air and negative ions - nature's cleansing agent. Its form is inspired by the waterfall, nature?s negative ion generator. Its touch-light interface marries function with emotion, humanizing the often-mechanical experience when handling household appliances. Liberated from the laundry area, Airwash is a symbol of wellness and sophistication, designed for living spaces and focal points in the home.

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This Airwash is not available so we will have to wait a little longer before we see this in reality in our bedrooms.

[Source: www.electrolux.com]

The Airwash takes "dry-cleaning" to a new level.




Motorola Solar Power Cellphone

2007-12-05T17:02:52.004+08:00

(image) Motorola has been awarded a patent for technology that will make it possible to recharge the battery of cellphone through solar cells embedded within the liquid crystal display (LCD).

The implementation believed to solve the problem of limited cellphones area to grab sunlight.

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Spectec SDW-821 54Mbps SD SDIO Wireless LAN Network Card

2007-12-03T07:24:47.252+08:00

(image) Have a PDA or smartphone with a SD slot, but no wireless networking? Spectec's latest WLAN card, the SDW-821 brings 802.11b/g connectivity to your smartphone or PDA.

Technical Details

  • Add 802.11g or 802.11b WiFi to a PDA
  • Works for Windows Mobile 2003/5.0 Windows CE 4.2/5.0
  • Supports 40-128 bit WEP, TKIP, WPA
  • 54Mbps data rate supported
  • UltraLow power consumption

OS Support: Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition (Pocket PC 2003 SE) Windows Mobile 5.0 for PDA/Smartphone.

Compatibility List: HP h2200, IPAQ 1940_CE4.2 rz1700, hw6515, hx2110, hx2750, rx1950, hx6510, rz1720,iPAQ 5450, 7515 DELL AXIN X30, AXIN X51, ASUS p505 Toshiba e850, Dopod 818, 828,D600, E616,E806 Eten m-600, m-500 acer n30-B, n300(wm5.0) O2(Dopod 818) xda II , xda Iis, xda II mini Qtek s110 i-mate PDA2K , PH10B, Jam Mio 168,168RS, P350_WM5.0, A701 Toshiba e830 Medion 967 Fujitsu Siemens Yakumo delta 300GPS Unsuitable Model Dopod 818 pro (MDA compact II), Medion 96710 (wm5.0), Acer n300 (wm5.0)

Where to buy

Securely connect you to the web whenever and wherever you are




Eye-Fi Card, Wireless 2 GB SD Memory Card

2007-12-03T06:41:45.702+08:00

(image) The revolutionary new Eye-Fi Card looks and works just like a standard 2GB SD card except it has a tiny secret: Wi-Fi is built in. Now, docking your digital camera, connecting cables, and fumbling with card readers are a thing of the past. The Eye-Fi card will wirelessly upload your photos from your camera onto your computer and the web.

Product Features

  • Uploads photos automatically from Eye-Fi Card inside your camera. Built-in Wi-Fi connects to your home network
  • Provides free and unlimited photo uploads to your computer and your favorite photo or social networking website. Photo transmission is secure and private
  • Supports sharing and printing websites, including Fotki, Shutterfly, dotPhoto, webshots, phanfare, Picasa Web albums, flickr, TypePad, Wal-Mart, snapfish, VOX, smugmug, facebook, photobucket, Kodak Gallery, and Sharpcast
  • Handles full-resolution jpeg images and intelligently re-sizes photos if limited by your chosen photo or social networking website
  • Fits digital cameras that use SD memory cards and offers 2 GB of memory to store photos on the card

Specifications and Requirements

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The Eye-Fi Card works with 802.11g, 802.11b and backwards-compatible 802.11n wireless networks. It supports 40/104/128-bit WEP encryption, WPA-PSK, and WPA2-PSK for secure Wi-Fi transmission. It has a range of 90+ feet outdoors and 45+ feet indoors.

The Eye-Fi Card works with virtually all digital cameras that accept SD memory cards, but you should check the Eye-Fi website for the most recent compatibility list (www.eye.fi.com). The Eye-Fi software works with Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Mac OS X (10.3 and 10.4)

Please note: The Eye-Fi automatic wireless uploading process currently only supports jpeg files; if you are shooting other file types such as RAW, the Eye-Fi Card will function as a normal SD card and store photos but will not be able to wirelessly upload them.


Where to buy

The Eye-Fi Card comes with everything needed to make it simple to set up and connect to your home Wi-Fi network




Sony LF-V30 LocationFree Base Station

2007-12-03T06:19:14.526+08:00

(image) The LocationFree Base Station is a device that connects to your cable or satellite box and streams your TV shows and DVR content over the internet for you to watch and control anywhere you go. Now you can watch live local news, recorded DVR content or the hometown ballgame wherever you have internet access, whether you're cooking in the kitchen or enjoying room service in a hotel halfway around the world. Enjoy local TV , even if you're not local.

There's just something about local TV programming that makes you feel at home. You know which shows you like best and where and when to find them. You have a local newscast you rely on and a hometown sports team you can't bear to miss. The VAIO(R) LocationFree Base Station is the ideal solution for mobile professionals, college students and global travelers seeking the comforts of home TV from the road. With a LocationFree Base Station at home and a compatible PC or PSP system in tow, far away doesn't seem so far away. With a LocationFree Base Station, you can watch and control content on your DVR from virtually anywhere you go. Great for catching up on your recorded programs from the road, this feature is also handy for in-home use. Since a DVR stores its content to a local hard drive, you can normally only watch this programming on the TV that the DVR is

Product Features

  • displays programming from TV, DVR, and other audio/video components remotely via the Internet
  • connects to your wired or wireless home network
  • built-in Wi-Fi® compatibility
  • send video to a computer or PSP® system with an Internet connection

Technical Details

  • Model Name: LF-V30
  • Model: LF-V30
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • device_type: Digital multimedia broadcaster
  • multimedia_functionality: Digital video broadcasting, Digital audio broadcasting
  • connectivity_protocol: IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi), IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g



Where to buy

Streams video sources, including live TV, to any broadband-connected Windows PC or PSP in the world




Seagate FreeAgent Pro 320 GB

2007-12-01T19:54:08.326+08:00

(image) For the person who needs access to their digital content away from home, at work, or online, while also allowing that same content to be shared in a secure setting, look no further than the Seagate Free Agent Pro 320GB Portable Hard Drive.

This powerful portable hard drive delivers high-speed transfers, while also giving you the ability to share content with others safely and securely from a remote location or even online.

The Free Agent Pro is also ideal for those who want quick and painless transfers of their data from their computer to their drive, and from their drive to online accounts (such as Shutterfly or email).


Product Features

  • Vast capacity with a footprint no bigger than a stapler
  • Transfer files quickly with USB 2.0, eSATA, or FireWire
  • Sync the drive's content to multiple computers or to an online space
  • Share your hard drive content safely and securely
  • 320 glorious gigabytes of storage

Technical Details

  • Model Number: ST303204FPA1E3-RK
  • Capacity: 320 GB
  • Interface: FireWire 400, USB 2.0/eSATA
  • Transfer rate (USB 2.0): Maximum 480 Mb per second
  • Transfer rate (eSATA): Maximum 3 Gb per second
  • Transfer rate (FireWire 400): Maximum 400 Mb per second
  • Spindle speed: 7200 RPM
  • System requirements (PC): Windows Vista/XP Home or Professional Edition/2000 Professional
  • System requirements (Mac): OS X 10.3.9 (or higher) with Power PC G3/G4/G5 processor or OS X 10.4.6 (or higher) with Intel Core Duo/Core Solo processor; disk utility to reformat for Mac (included FreeAgent Go software and drive formatting works only with Windows)
  • Dimensions: 1.4 (3.0 with base) x 7.5 x 6.3 inches / 3.55 (7.62 with base) x 19.05 x 16.0 centimeters (WxHxD)
  • Warranty: 5-year limited warranty
  • What's in the Box: FreeAgent Pro data mover drive, FreeAgent software and electronic documentation (preloaded) and electronic documentation, USB2.0 and eSATA interfaces, dual FireWire 400 interface, USB 2.0 cable, AC power adapter, quick start guide
[Where to buy]

Simply plug it in to any power source and connect the USB cable to any computer, and you're ready to go




Linksys WRT600N Linksys Ultra RangePlus Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router with Storage Link

2007-12-03T07:32:13.262+08:00

(image) The Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router is really four devices in one box. First, there's the dual-band Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect to the network without wires. There's also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100/1000 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together at up to gigabit speeds. The Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.

Also included a Storage Link that lets you easily add gigabytes of storage space onto your network using readily available USB 2.0 hard drives -- or plug in a USB flash disk for a convenient way to access your portable data files. The built-in Media Server streams music, video, and photos from the attached storage device to any UPnP compatible media adapter. And you can get to your files from anywhere in the world through the Internet.

Product Features

  • Internet-sharing Router and 4-port Gigabit Switch, with a built-in, dual-band, speed and range enhanced Wireless Access Point
  • Two simultaneous, separate, radio bands double your available bandwidth
  • MIMO technology uses multiple radios per band to create robust signals for maximum range and speed, with reduced dead spots
  • Connect a hard drive or flash-based USB storage device to allow access to your music, video, or data files from within your network, or through the Internet
  • Advanced wireless security and SPI firewall for protection from Internet attacks

Technical Details

  • Model: WRT600N
  • Connectivity Technology: Wireless, Wired
  • Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11n (draft), IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g
  • remote_management_protocol: HTTP


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Advanced wireless security and SPI firewall for protection from Internet attacks




Kindle: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device

2007-12-01T05:06:58.407+08:00

(image) Amazon Kindle is a revolutionary portable reader that wirelessly downloads books, newspapers, magazines and blogs to a crisp, high-resolution electronic paper display that looks and reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight.

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Product Overview

  • Revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper.
  • Simple to use: no computer, no cables, no syncing.
  • Wireless connectivity enables you to shop the Kindle Store directly from your Kindle—whether you’re in the back of a taxi, at the airport, or in bed.
  • Buy a book and it is auto-delivered wirelessly in less than one minute.
  • More than 90,000 books available, including 100 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers.
  • New York Times® Best Sellers and all New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
  • Free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
  • Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
  • Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
  • More than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN's Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post—all updated wirelessly throughout the day.
  • Lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces.
  • Holds over 200 titles.
  • Long battery life. Leave wireless on and recharge approximately every other day. Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging. Fully recharges in 2 hours.
  • Unlike WiFi, Kindle utilizes the same high-speed data network (EVDO) as advanced cell phones—so you never have to locate a hotspot.
  • No monthly wireless bills, service plans, or commitments—we take care of the wireless delivery so you can simply click, buy, and read.
  • Includes free wireless access to the planet's most exhaustive and up-to-date encyclopedia—Wikipedia.org.
  • Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.
  • Included in the box: Kindle wireless reader, Book cover, Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable


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ShakerRacer project with N95

2007-11-30T23:35:22.037+08:00

Andreas Jakl and Stephan Selinger have launched a new application called ShakerRacer that utilizes the 3D Acceleration Sensor of a Nokia S60 3rd Edition mobile device such as Nokia 5500 Sport, N93i, N95 or N82 to control and drive a real world Radio Control (RC) toy car using your hand/body movements.

The RC car used was modded to accept a Bluetooth connection instead of the proprietary wireless module which an RC car came with and they also add in a microcontroller.

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ShakerRacer: a natural way to control a car — with the acceleration sensor

Compatibility

  • S60 3.x with acceleration sensors
    e.g. Nokia 5500 Sport, N93i, N95, N82, ...

Developed by

Published

  • November 2007




Brunton SolarRolls™

2007-11-30T22:38:29.280+08:00

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Flexible Solar Panels
  • Amorphous solar cells for effective low-light performance
  • Reverse flow protection
  • Tefzel® fluoropolymer construction for extreme durability
  • Waterproof
  • UV transparent
  • Link multiple like-units together for even more output
  • Rolls and stores in convenient storage tube
  • Includes vehicle outlet cable & multi-linking cable
  • One-year warranty


"...this solar charger may end your battery woes for good."
--Backpacker Magazine

"If you can't bear to leave your gadgets behind, pack this waterproof solar panel to power them. It rolls up like a poster and charges like a cigarette lighter."--Newsweek

"A boon for off-the-grid campers, the 18-ounce, 57-inch-long Brunton SolarRoll 14 can harvest enough solar energy to power a mobile phone or laptop-or even recharge your car battery. --Men's Journal

"Drape it over a tent in full sun and the 12-by-57-inch Brunton SolarRoll 14 will power a sat phone, GPS or laptop-it'll even recharge a dead car battery in a lonely corner of Death Valley. Best of all, the 19.5-ounce solar panel and adapter plugs can be rolled up and tucked away in a foot-long, three-inch-diameter tube that'll slip covertly into your pack or kayak."
--Outside Magazine

"Gear Of The Year"- "Brunton's new line is a genuine breakthrough...Brunton, a company renowned among outdoor types for first-rate optics,personal navigation, and (especially) camping gear, has now pioneered a line of portable power equipment that can generate, store, and convert electricity so many of us opt to use in our hunting pursuits. This line is so ingeniously conceived and versatile in scope it can keep the power on for anything from teeny AAA batteries to sat phones to portable ice chests (and even my ravenous laptop)." --American Hunter

"Now you can be a day's horseback ride or a ten-mile hike from civilization and still have power."--Sports Afield

"The need to recharge batteries is a serious issue for expeditioners and other see-you-in-a-month travelers. The best of the several solar chargers available is the Brunton SolarRoll. It cranks out (surprise!) 14 watts, which is enough to run a small device (camera, ipod) or chargea large one (laptop, car battery). What really distinguishes it, though, is the way it can be stored - in a tube. Unfurled, the Brunton is one by five feet; rolled up, it's a three-inch thick burrito. It weighs just over a pound."
--National Geographic Adventure

[Via brunton.com]



The SEIKO Electronic Ink watch for women

2007-11-30T06:58:12.222+08:00

(image) Last November the 2006 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève prize for electronic watches was awarded to SEIKO's remarkable Electronic Ink watch, because of its breakthrough display technology. With its ultra-thin profile display, its extraordinary contrast and clarity, and its unrestricted design potential, SEIKO's Electro-phoresis Display watch has captured the imagination of the industry.

For 2007, these unique capabilities have been fused into a delightful bracelet watch for women which is the perfect expression of SEIKO's emotional technology. If the wearer is at work, it can be set to its 'efficiency' mode; the display is informative and easy to read. If, however, the watch is set to its 'mystery' mode, the panel expresses the time in a more imaginative, evocative style. Just pick the style to reflect your mood!



The key characteristics of the Electronic Ink watch are:

Ultra high contrast: The display is made up of pure black and pure white particles which allow the same contrast as on a printed page; twice the contrast, in fact, of a LCD panel.

Ultra thin: The display is much thinner than is possible with any conventional watch technology, analog or digital. The display is also flexible, so 'wrist bracelet' or bangle designs are possible.

Low power consumption: The display is readable under very low light conditions, so no backlighting is required. The display also has an inherently stable 'memory effect' that requires no power to retain and sustain the image. For these reasons, battery life is extended.

Unrestricted size: Because of its flexibility and other properties, the display can be of virtually any size and shape. In this design, the display area covers over two thirds of the total surface area of the watch.

Specifications:
  • Case (bracelet is integrated): High-intensity titanium
  • Glass: Dual curved Sapphire crystal
  • Diameter outside 75.3 mm
  • Inside 61.5 mm
  • Width 22.0 mm
  • Thickness : 6.9 mm
  • Weight: 80 g
[Source: SEIKO PRESS RELEASE]



SanDisk 1 GB Cruzer Profile Biometric USB Flash Drive

2007-12-01T16:15:09.350+08:00

With built-in biometric security, Cruzer Profile delivers the ultimate in portable data security. This highly-secure product stores all your data and passwords, accessible only with the swipe of your fingerprint. Just plug in the drive, swipe your finger, and you can log-on to any of your stored protected areas in a snap with the exclusive CruzerPass password bank.

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You can use any host PC with your Cruzer Profile without having to install any cumbersome software or leave any trace on that PC.

Special two-piece design allows the most flexibility for the user. Just position the product and sensor for a convenient swipe. This allows flexibility for different USB port configurations, and the slide on cap protects sensor for safe travel.

Cruzer Profile includes trial versions of CruzerSync (synchronization) and PocketCache (backup) software.

Product Features

  • High Security Protection where Data is Accessible by Fingerprint Recognition
  • Distinctive Ergonomic Design for easy access and swiping
  • Cruzer Profile authenticates users when a finger is swiped across the device
  • An embedded identification sensor reads the fingerprint
  • Gives approval & activates the drive

Technical Details

  • Model: SDCZ5-1024-A10
  • Memory Storage Capacity: 1 GB
  • device_type: USB flash drive (biometric)
  • removable_storage_interface: Hi-Speed USB
  • Hardware Platform: PC
Where to buy



Sony NWZA818 - 8GB Video MP3 Walkman

2007-12-01T16:25:45.216+08:00

(image) The Sony Video WALKMAN NWZA Series - Up to 30hrs Battery Life - Crystal clear display coupled with a simple user interface means that you can find your music, video and photos quickly and easily. Intuitively designed, the WALKMAN video offers enhanced searching (and cover art display) meaning you can conveniently access every classification (artist/album/genre etc) from the Now Playing page.

Technical Details

  • 8GB MP3 player
  • High quality video playback
  • AVC(H.264/AVC), MP4
  • 2'' colour LCD screen or 320 X 240 mm
  • Clear bass
  • Clear stereo
  • DSEE, EX-headphone
  • Equaliser;drag and drop transfer
  • Plays Forsure certified
  • Multi Audio Codec supported, WMA/MP3/Linear PCM
  • PC application windows Media player 11, MP3 conversion tool, media manager (download from sony website)
  • System requirements, Windows XP or Vista
Where to buy




IAMM NTD36HD Real High Definition Cinema & Opera Jukebox

2007-12-01T16:39:05.466+08:00

The IAMM NTD36HD is a very impressive media centre which can play Divx files wirelessly. It can store and play movies, music, and photo as well as storing any data like an ordinary external hard drive - but importantly it comes without an external hard drive, so you can choose your own.
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Technical Details:

  • With the built-in Ethernet LAN (10/100Mbps) you can playback (stream) movie files, music and photo from your PC directly on your TV set without having to copy files into the NTD36HD hard disk drive.
  • You can store all your favorite DVD's, movie files, MP3 files and photos into NTD36HD, and enjoy playing them back on your TV set in any places and at any time.

  • If you have a plan to set up Home Theatre system in your living room, the NTD36HD will be the must-have item as it has various and powerful functions.
  • With its two high speed USB 2.0 host controllers, you can connect various external devices such as external HDD, ODD, digital camera and USB card readers.
  • DVI connector ready, Analog 5.1 ch. Direct Media Access by built-in network
Product details:
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 9.5 x 19 cm ; 1.3 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.5 Kg
Where to buy



ViewSonic 22-inch with integrated iPod dock

2007-12-01T16:22:51.620+08:00

The 22-inch VX2245wm Viewdock LCD is the display that enables you to do all that thanks to its multimedia display.It has an integrated iPod dock, USB hub and memory card reader all in one and integrated stereo speakers with subwoofer which enable you to listen to your iPod music without the need for any external speakers.
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Features
  • This 22" LCD display features 1680 x 1050 resolution, a 700:1 contrast ratio and 280cd/m2 brightness. Ideal for when you need a wider area to see all your work, the widescreen lets you work in two documents side-by-side.
  • The fast 5ms video response time delivers blur-free, full-motion video and crystal-clear graphics.
  • The thin bezel lets you see more without taking up valuable desktop real estate. The high neck and floating head design accentuate the visual experience.
  • Multi-mode input technology supports both digital (DVI) and analog (VGA) signals for ultimate compatibility and configuration flexibility.
  • This display features a multimedia base with iPod dock, 8-in-1 card reader, microphone, headphone jack, USB port for joystick/game control and USB port for keyboard/mouse.
  • This display is PC and Mac compatible.
Where to buy



Sangean U3 Utility Radio

2007-12-01T16:55:31.269+08:00

The Sangean U3 is a rugged AM, FM utility radio that is water resistant and has been ruggedized. It has a smooth rotary tuning knob and backlit digital dial. There are five presets for AM and five for FM. The 6.5 inch, 7 watt full range speaker and Deep Bass Boost combine for great sound. There is even a built-in digital clock alarm with sleep and snooze functions.(image)

Specifications

  • AC Mains 120 VAC 60 Hz 25 watts
  • Battery Six D (UM-1) cells
  • DC Input 12 VDC [9 ~ 14 VDC] 1 Amp [Center +]
  • Tuning Type PLL Synthesized Digital
  • AM Band 520 - 1710 kHz
  • FM Band 87.5 - 108 MHz
  • Speaker 6.55 Inch, 8 ohm 15W
  • Aux Input 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo (mixed to mono) 250m Vrms at outup 5W @100 Hz47 kOhm
  • Output Power 7 watts on AC or 4 watts on batteries
  • Antenna System AM Ferrite bar and FM flexible whip
  • Size 10.25 x 14.5 x 10 inches 9 Lbs. (260x370x350 mm)
  • Weight (4.2 kg) without batteries



Men and women have long desired a more rugged radio - one that would withstand accidental dropping and other rugged abuse. The U-3 is the answer for anyone who is seeking a sturdier, more reliable music system for tougher use. It is water resistant, and can be powered by AC current, batteries, or through your vehicle. With 10 programmable memories and an alarm clock, this radio is the only one you'll need on those long camping trips, or in your garage or workspace. The U-3 even has the ability to charge cell phones.


Where to buy



Sumatra PDF Portable

2007-12-01T17:09:55.286+08:00

(image) The portable PDF viewer

Sumatra PDF Portable is the lightweight Sumatra PDF packaged as a portable app, so you can view PDF files on the go. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind.

Features(image)

Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF viewer for Windows. Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features. It's small and starts up very fast.

Download Details

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  • File size: 1.0MB (download), 1.0Mb (installed)
  • Publisher: Krzysztof Kowalczyk and PortableApps.com (John T. Haller)
  • Date updated: July 30, 2007
  • System Requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista, Wine under *nix (no toolbar)
  • License: Free / Open Source (Launcher: GPL, Sumatra PDF: GPL)
  • Source Code: launcher source (included), Sumatra PDF source

Download Now 0.7,
Windows, 1.0MB



MPlayer Portable

2007-12-01T17:11:34.188+08:00

(image) The movie player to go.

MPlayer Portable is the popular MPlayer media player packaged as a portable app, so you can take your video files along with everything you need to play them on the go. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind.

Features(image)

MPlayer is a full-featured movie player that plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5 and even WMV movies. And it's all controllable through the easy to use MPUI frontend.

Download Details

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Download Now 1.0,
Windows 4.8MB

[Via http://portableapps.com]



Red Rings of Death

2007-12-01T17:18:11.991+08:00

(image) The Ring of Light (RoL) flash red on the front of your Xbox 360 console. The upper right quadrant light is the only light that does not flash red.

Three red lights on the Xbox 360 indicator representing "general hardware failure", known by gamers as the infamous "red ring of death".



Due to a high number of repairs relating this globally, Microsoft recently announced it would offer an extended three-years warranty to anyone that experiences this problem with console.



ASUS R2H UMPC

2007-12-01T17:30:11.840+08:00

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a leading provider of high-performance notebook computers, introduces the latest R2H UltraMobile PC. With built-in high-resolution webcam, incorporated global positioning system (GPS) and biometric fingerprint authentication, the 7-inch ultra compact R2H is designed to fulfill the increasing need for an all-in-one mobile device that enables professionals to stay connected, productive and secured on the go.
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7-inch LCD touch screen with handwritten input support and solid security protection - The R2H offers full PC functions and more!


Product Features

  • Handheld, ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) with 7-inch touchscreen and advanced security features
  • 900 MHz Ultra Low Voltage Celeron M processor, 60 GB hard drive, 768 MB RAM (max)
  • Connectivity: 3 USB, 1 AV, Ethernet, Secure Digital memory card reader
  • 54g Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Bluetooth V2.0+EDR, Fast Ethernet, Intel GMA 950 video card
  • Windows XP Tablet Edition operating system
  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Processor: 900 MHz

Where to buy


ASUS R2H Series offers a smart balance of mobility and performance with comprehensive security feature that protects both software as well as hardware solutions, providing a secure and convenient computing experience for users. 7-inch LCD touch screen with handwritten input support and solid security protection - the R2H offers full PC functions and more!




Types of battery

2007-12-01T17:33:57.098+08:00

Do you know which type of battery you used? There are many different types of batteries to meet the demands of individual appliances and their users. Always check appliance instructions and/or battery compartments for the size, chemistry and number of batteries that should be usedLead-AcidEnergy-to-weight: Low Self-discharge: Very LowRechargeable: YesProbably the only wet-cell battery you'll use on a daily basis, since it powers the ignition system and other electronics of your car. They can provide extremely high surges of power when required, such as activating the starter motor.Zink-CarbonEnergy-to-weight: ModerateSelf-discharge: Very HighRechargeable: NoKnown as "super heavy duty" batteries. Extremely cheap and work well in devices that use very small power but they only last 18 month (includes manufactured date) when not in use.AlkalineEnergy-to-weight: HighSelf-discharge: HighRechargeable: NoThe most familiar disposable battery today and have many times capacity than other dry cell. Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd)Energy-to-weight: HighSelf-discharge: ModerateRechargeable: YesProvides plenty of power by weight and most significantly it is rechargeable. Unfortunately, if you recharge without properly discharging first, it wont charge up to full and have a "memory effect".Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)Energy-to-weight: Very High Self-discharge: High Rechargeble: YesStill suffers from memory effect but to nowhere near the same degree as Ni-Cd. Provides more energy by volume.Lithium-Ion (Li-ion)Energy-to-weight: Extreme Self-discharge: Very Low Rechargeable: YesThe most popular battery in portable electronics. There's no memory effect so you can charge it after only a couple of hours use. Li-Ion also doesn't lose much charge when not being used.Lithium Iron Disulphide Energy-to-weight: Very Extreme Self-discharge: Negligible Rechargeable: NoCommonly used in high-end digital cameras and some watches. These batteries are capable of delivering high currents. They also last for up to ten years in a low-draw device and can operate in sub-zero temperatures. Unfortunately they cost an absolute fortune and not rechargeable.[...]



ioDrive™ : World’s fastest drive

2007-12-01T17:37:58.805+08:00

(image) The ioDrive is the world’s fastest drive. Designed specifically for bandwidth and applications that are I/O bound, the ioDrive is a no compromise solution for the toughest computational challenges facing the HPC community today. Putting the ioDrive in a league of it’s own.

The card is a PCIe storage card which can be slotted into motherboards with a free PCIe slot.
  • 800MB/sec read speed, 600MB/sec write speed, and 100,000 IOPS (input/output per second) per PCIe x4 card.

The ioDrives will be available from Q1 2008 in 80GB, 160GB, 320GB and 640GB capacities with price of approximately $30 per GB.