Move over chocolate, there is a new sexy beast in town. One look at the LG Shine will make you want to dump whatever phone you carry. It will feature a brushed aluminum exterior, a 2 megapixel camera with flash, 1GB of internal memory, a memory card slot, and a 2.2″ QVGA display that doubles up as a mirror whenever the display is inactive. Nice specs. The LG Shine’s will release in Korea first without any mention of international shipping dates. Boooo.
When I was in the scouts, camping was all about roughing it, and getting away from modern life. We had campfires, and tents.
Then I read this. Coleman developed a lantern that operates with remote from up to 30 feet away and has a runtime of up to 23 hours. The remote controlled lantern also features a 7-watt fluorescent U-tube for a brighter, whiter light. The pocket-sized wireless remote uses 2 AAA-batteries and the lantern sells for just $25.99.
Well, I guess it is designed for the geeks that NEED to be connected when they camp. You know the people with their trailers, and satellite phones.
I love how Technology is the only field where small is acceptable. Gimme my honking LCD TV, BK Stacker, and SUV. But I want the smallest laptop and mouse you can find. Samsung, is well known for its range of ultra slim cellphones, has stepped up to the small plate with an extremely tiny mouse measures a mere 40mm x 95mm x 8mm. It comes with 5 buttons, LED lighting, a semi-automatic cable winder, and a wheel that moves from right to left. Also the mouse is rumored to have an 800 dpi resolution.
Perfect any the small obsessed.
That a way to take hit Windows where it counts. Just kidding. Apple had no intentions of purposefully exposing a small number of Windows users with the RavMonE.exe virus. Check out Apple’s official announcement. Thankfully, there have only been 25 reported cases to Apple concerning infected customers.
Apple goes through the steps necessary to cleanse your system of the virus had you been one of the unlucky < 1% of iPod Video customers who also happens to be running a Windows box.
What a horrible PR ass covering it must have been at Apple. From the makers of OS X, Windows users can now enjoy a little something extra pre-packaged within their iPods. Yummy.
DIYers stop reading now, this is not for you. The Arcade-in-a-box is basically a well groomed MAME box, so you know how to build it. This post is for the people who would rather buy something then make something.
The console itself is basically a Windows XP based PC (2.88Ghz+ processor, 512Mb of RAM and a 120Gb hard drive) with really awesome arcade-quality joysticks, pushbuttons and 3-inch trackball mounted on top.
To get you going it comes pre-loaded with 2 collections including ‘Midway Arcade Treasures’ and ‘Atari Anniversary Collection’ but since the console is just a Windows PC adding your own games should be pretty easy (*cough* MAME *cough* ROMS *cough*).
Now for the sticker shock, the Arcade-in-a-box is retailing for $1,799, which seems incredibly expensive. But somebody has to put a price tag on the device.
Sharp is working on an LCD screen which from different angles shows up to 3 different images by sending light in 3 different directions at once. Called Triple Directional Viewing it’s still in development and will be targeted for use in PDAs, mobiles and in-car systems. In the car, while the driver is using the screen as a navigator and the person riding shotgun is looking up restaurants, the guy at the back can watch a DVD. Hopefully someone will keep his eyes on the road at all times.
But surely, this is the office worker’s ultimate tool. As soon as they release the 17″/19″ version, you can have excel or word documents on the sides, while browsing UNEASYsilence without your boss ever realising. Brilliant!
Some may think of me as being overly paranoid with my electronic goodies. Who wouldn’t be right? Fortunately, I think I have a little more dignity than to stick my MacBook Pro into a see-through clear hard case. There’s something that just screams “overly paranoid gizmo owner” about the SeeThru Hard Cases by Speck Products ($40).
The sad part? The thought of purchasing one of these actually crossed my mind the first time I happened to chance upon their site. Sad right? I was going to wrap my MacBook with a glossy plastic shell… I think I’ll stick with my neoprene sleeve. I prefer to leave home without my air-tight spacesuit.
Great recreated band-aid hand-painted on to your typical skateboard deck. Talk about realism and artistic skill. Props to the original artists for creating something unique and “ironic”. See the original image set on Flickr. If hand-painting a custom board seems like too much of a hassle, you could take a seat behind your computer monitor and whip up something in Photoshop to send to Boardpusher.
Anyone willing to justify the costs of a $350 Sony Mylo can now smile in glee as Sony and T-Mobile have partnered offering Mylo’ers the opportunity to enjoy free Wifi access at T-Mobile Hotspots. Considering most states are littered with Starbucks establishments, it’s a solid deal for Mylo users.
The deal offers Mylo users one year of free Hotspot access (or until the end of 2007 – whichever comes first). What’s a years worth of Hotspot access worth? $360. You do the math, and the bean-looking device pays for itself.
If Sony really wants to see the youth / hipsters of America carrying this device, all they have to do is knock about $150 off the retail price.
Okay, figure this one out. This egg shaped phone sensor will let you know when your mobile is ringing by it’s feet vibrating.
How does it do that? The device is constantly scanning for a GSM signal, and springs into life when it finds something. A far cheaper alternative would be to turn on a pair of speakers, that you already have (Anyone with a GSM phone knows exactly what I mean). Or better yet, how about just leave the ringer on.
Gotta love useless gadgets.