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The iBrella for iPod

July 31st, 2006


The iBrella, it is a special type of umbrella that acts as an iPod interface, you can ‘emulate’ all the iPod commands solely by using physical interactions with this iBrella. For example, open and close for the iBrella refers to start and pause of the iPod. Furthermore, you can even select a random mode by wildly shaking the iBrella in the air. There more function watch the video to know more. Video demonstration…
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Hands free CAN-OPENER

July 31st, 2006

This is not a Bluetooth headset you use on your phone; it is a can-opener called The No Hands Can Opener. This gadget will move around on a can and cuts a smooth edge just below the rim. When it stops, the lid lifts off safely, without any sharp edges. It is powered by 2 AA batteries and able to open about 100 cand

[via I4U]

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The Land Walker Robot

July 31st, 2006


The Land Walker a wearable robot suit created by Masaaki Nagumo. It stands 3.4m high and weighs a hefty 907kg that is about 1 ton. It is controlled by four pedals to make movement; it can walk forward, backward or sideways at 1.5 kph. It also can do shooting, shoots sponge bullet from two air guns installed beside the cockpit. This robot is available now in Japan selling at the price of $313,985. Video demonstration…
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Robot Giving Birth

July 31st, 2006


Video journalist Gabriel Slate from San Francisco looks at robots being used by California doctors for practicing surgery and giving birth.
[via FreshCreation]

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Pimp a 1955 Ride

July 31st, 2006

RM Auctions will be offering the Beatnik, a custom-pimped BUBBLETOP 1955 FORD from designer Gary “Chopit” Fioto in Monterey, California, August 18. It’s a vision of the future from the past, but you can buy it now. They took four years to modify this car, and include Cadillac and Lincoln components. The car’s estimated value will be around $350,000 – $450,000.

[via TheRawFeed]

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Xbox 360 Tissue-Dispensing Alarm Clock Case Mod

July 31st, 2006

XBox 360 Tissue-Dispensing Alarm Clock Case Mod is a tissue-dispenser and also a snazzy EL-based alarm clock. No DIY instruction are provided, don’t break your Xbox to build it.

[via TecheBlog]

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Insignia Amigo digital music player

July 29th, 2006


The Insignia Amigo a digital music player featuring a 1.2-inch OLED display, built-in FM tuner, 5 EQ modes, line-in encoding for “Easy-CD Ripping”, and 18-hours battery life. It supports MP3, WMA, WMA-DRM (subscription), Audible, and JPEG format. Available in 1GB – $99 or 2GB – $129 at BestBuy.

[via Techblog]

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Quixun QLA-XB32TV LCD

July 29th, 2006


Quixun QLA-XB32TV, a 32-inch LCD TV features 1,366 x 768 resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450 cd/m2 brightness, 10W x 2ch speakers, an HDMI port, and a 176-degree viewing angle. It will be selling in Japan on August 7th, priced at USD777.
[via TecheBlog]

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Alienware Area-51 7500

July 29th, 2006

Alienware come out with their latest machine, Area-51 7500. This 7500 is powered by the latest Intel’s processor and motherboard (code-named Conroe) 7500 has a processor speed out about 3 gigahertz. The Conroe chip also known as the Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo Extreme Edition, consists of two processors running in parallel for increased performance. The Pc support dual graphic card setup, nVidia GeForce 7900 GTX card handles half of the full screen. Other specs include SLI’d GeForce 7900 GTX cards, up to 4GB of ram, 150GB hard drives, DVD burner and water-cooling.

[via New Launches]

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Simutech Game-Rider

July 29th, 2006

Look at this cool Simutech Game-Rider, more exciting play racing games. It is a unique, single-seat Motion Game Simulator; a revolutionary, interactive motion platform that takes you completely into the game. It is made for home use. No word on pricing and availability yet. Watch the demonstration video…
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