Archive for the 'Gadget' Category
Quite honestly one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. I did not know that this actually worked, and by ‘this’ I mean that Tesla coils can produce sound. The sounds you are hearing is actually being produced by the electrical sparks themselves, and apparently it is incredibly loud, (over 110 dB’s). Enjoy! (I have also included the notes from the video, as I thought they were quite interesting. Read more4 comments
I have been gaming for roughly 15 years now, and I also use a lot of other software rather regularly. Now one thing that always seemed to be an issue was my keyboard. Particularly when you ended up playing a game with anything more than fifteen regularly used keys, or a program such as Photoshop with an incredibly large amount of keyboard based shortcuts.
One other thing that I always had to have was macros. Now for those of you that aren’t 100% on what a macro is, it’s a pre-recorded set of keystrokes that can be played back via a trigger. Now most modern above standard keyboards will support four macros, however there is now another solution for all these problems of the past.
The Ergodex DX1 allows for a user to have a fully customisable layout. That means you only put on the keys that you need. Read moreNo comments
Sony has release a new PS3 for North America, at a discounted price. Their statement is as follows.
FOSTER CITY, Calif., October 18, 2007 – Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced plans to introduce a new 40GB model of its PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system. Beginning November 2nd, to further enhance the HD entertainment experience, the new 40GB PS3 model will come bundled with the blockbuster movie Spider-Man™ 3 Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, and will be available in North America for a suggested retail price of $399 (USD/CND). The company also announced that effective immediately, the current 80GB PS3 model will be available in North America for $499 (USD/CND), $100 below the original launch price.
So they’ve release another PS3 with the current one at a discounted price, beginning to fall to affordable levels now. A full list of all the specifications of the new model can be seen on the Press Release from Sony’s website.No comments
Nokia has announced they are releasing the next phone in the n-series, the N810 Internet Tablet.
“The Nokia N810 packs the power of a traditional computer into a pocket-sized format. Its open standard technology accelerates the convergence of multiple functionalities and services into a single device”, said Ari Virtanen, Vice President, Convergence Products, Multimedia, Nokia. “Our new Nokia N810 offers users a true Web 2.0 experience in a compact, stylish, yet affordable package – it connects people to what matters to them.”
The phone comes with a linux based OS, has wifi, bluetooth, flash, “enhanced audio and video support”, and ajax support, which to most people means nothing, but it means you can run sites like facebook and myspace without too many hassles. So it will be good for everyone who is hooked into the “web 2.0″ world we are currently living in.
Images from nokia.com below, (click on each one for higher resolution images):
Read the press release for more information.No comments
I found this article through google before and was dying to get the video, (below). The state of wearable computers is actually getting far better than I had ever imagined, from the glove ipod remote, to the actual worn computer at the end of the video, it really does instil my faith in progression of technology to a practical state. Most people would think it’s ridiculous to have wearable computers. I for one, was one of these cynics, however I have seen the practicality for a wearable computer purely by this video alone. Most would say it would be pointless to have an ipod remote glove, after all, how hard is it to use an ipod? Well if it was all in your hand, it would be far safer to change tracks while driving than it would to find the ipod, hold it in your hand, and change the song, (in fact here it would most likely be illegal, as it could pass for a mobile phone and we aren’t allowed to touch a mobile phone while the car is in motion.)
The actual wearable computer, shows it’s practicality as the man explains how he had great difficulty typing, (yes this computer actually allows you to type), due to dyslexia, he would be very tense, and so he found that writing while walking didn’t allow him to become tense. Do watch the video, it is incredibly interesting.
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Below is the Ipod Touch Ad. Shows you the basics of it, looks quite good.
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It’s now available to buy, the OpenMoko open source phone. Now you have a few questions, one may be, what is an open source phone? It’s a phone who’s entire software base is free. Nothing special right? Wrong, it means that ANY applcations you get for it are free, and for those of you who understand programming, you are able to hack and mod your software, however you want. There is also a developer pack that comes with screwdrivers and a debugboard and comes in a “Ruggedised Toolbox”. Ok so far nothing for the general user? How about a fully functional PDA phone, with the following features:
- 2.8″ VGA TFT color display
- Touchscreen, usable with stylus or fingers
- 266MHz Samsung System on a Chip (SOC)
- USB 1.1, switchable between Client and Host (unpowered)
- Integrated AGPS
- 2.5G GSM – quad band, voice, CSD, GPRS
- Bluetooth 2.0
- Micro SD slot
- High Quality audio codec
It’s priced at US$300 for the base model, and US$450 for the advanced one. No contracts, no other rubbish usable in nearly any country in the world, on any carrier. Now to me that sounds like a pretty sweet deal.
It also comes with GPS inbuilt.
Now it is actually better than it sounds because it isn’t 100% functional yet, and there still is some problems, thus why it is still in it’s developer stage. So I’m not saying you should go buy it now, but do keep an eye out for it.No comments