There is now a geeky way to verify money given to you is not counterfeit. Lose the pen and use Embotec’s EM-D275, which can identify counterfeit currency with a specially adapted lens controlled by a scroll button in as little as 13 seconds. No word yet on pricing, but somehow I think this thing can pay for itself.
In a study conducted by the Edinburgh Sleep Centre it finds that fliers can adjust their internal body clocks by adjusting their amount of light intake.
They say the trick is to wear sunglasses during the last few hours of an overnight flight and to continue to do so for the first few hours after getting off. Doing that, they found, takes only 1 day to readjust to normal sleeping patterns for every hour of time zone flown toward the west and even more when flying east.
Unfortunately a 22-year-old Chinese welder was killed when his Motorola cellphone battery exploded in his chest pocket while he was working in high temperatures.
Motorola said it was “highly unlikely” that one of the company’s products was to blame and questioned whether the man was using a fake Motorola cell phone or battery.
Obviously Warner Brothers understands that the next generation DVD war is holding back sales of high definition media. To solve that they are thinking that a dual-sided disc that features a Bluray movie on one side and an HD-DVD on the other. Currently delayed until early next year Warner Brothers has only signed up subsidiary Paramount embrace the Total concept at this time.
Al Gore’s 24-year-old son was arrested and jailed in Southern California this morning.
Al Gore III, 24, was driving a blue Toyota Prius about 100 miles an hour on the San Diego Freeway near the Crown Valley exit in Laguna Hills when he was pulled over by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy at about 2:15 this morning, a sheriff’s department spokesman, Jim Amormino, said.
Now the only reason I found this news worthy was because he was able to get a Prius to go over 100MPH.
MacScoop’s inside sources are claiming that the long overdue version of iLife may have just hit Golden Master.
The development of the new iLife suite was actually finished a few weeks ago and nothing prevents Apple from releasing it during the summer or on early September, sources told MacScoop.
Sources confirmed the new suite will run on both Mac OS X Tiger (10.4) and Leopard (10.5) operating systems. Previous iterations of iLife have always supported the last two versions of Mac OS X.
I wondering what features they could humanly add to the iLife suite, which seem pretty feature complete. Anyone care to venture a guess?
Gizmodo has shinny shinny screenshots of the forthcoming SideKick.
The Sidekick Zante / Q900 / Slide is due sometime in October with the Danger OS everyone has come to love. For connectivity it will use the extremely slow and painful EDGE network (by T-Mobile of course!), 128MB of internal Flash storage (or up to 2GB with a MiniSD card), MP3, WAV, AAC and WMA support, 1.3 MegaPixel camera, Push Email, SMS, MMS and IM
Estimated retail price is $269 which is kinda nice for this shinny toy.
We promise to to keep the fawning to a minimum, but this was certainly blog worthy. DVD Jon, who was responsible for cracking the DVD DRM, has engineered a way to activate your iPhone without buying a cellular plan. Mind you, The iPhone will not have phone capability, but the iPod and WiFi will work.
You’ll need to download the Phone Activation Server v1.0 application from Jon’s website. He noted that this application will not do anything unless you understand certain magic numbers as well as add entries in your computers hosts file.
Aching for solid state storage? Tanscend has debuted a 32GB Express Card for $509 and the price includes a USB adaptor, now if we could only boot off an express card we have a winning product!