Daily Archives: December 14, 2005

Strap This MP3 Player to the Back of Your Neck

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Take a pair of sunglasses, wear them backwards around your neck, and slap on an MP3 player and you got yourself the S4 Style MMR1 MP3 player. Unfortunately, the device is only USB 1.1 compatible, but it does support 12 hours of playback from an SD card (MP3/WMA/ASF files) and...

Buy a Hot Dog with Your Cell Phone

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Paying by cell phone for goods has finally arrived on a mass scale at Philips Arena in Atlanta (albeit at one location). Customers of Cingular and Chase Bank using their Nokia 3220 mobile phones equipped with Philips’ (the arena is sponsored by Philips too, brilliant) NFC semiconductor chips will be...

Sega Brain Trainer

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Sega and Professor Kawashima from the Tohoku university have developed the “brain trainer.” According to Professor Kawashima repeating simple math tasks stimulate and train the human brain. “Brain Training Drills” have become very popular in Japan, especially among 35+ year olds. Sega’s Brain Trainer gadget looks a lot like a...

Sony Ericsson Small Globe Music Dock

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If Sony Ericsson’s other mobile phone speaker system was too big, well now you have a nice smaller sized globe version. Just drop your Sony Ericsson W800i , W750i, or W550i into the dock and crank your tunes up. The music dock with no definitive name also has a stereo...

Keep Tabs on Your Child via Satellite

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mTrack, the company that created the child tracking service KidsOk, recently launched their location tracking cell phone, the i-Kids mobile. It can apparently track your child within 20 meters of their location via satellite. The device can receive calls and text messages, and offers a select number of buttons, of...

Quanta to manufacture the $100 MIT Laptop

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The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) board of directors has announced that it has chosen a manufacturer to manufacture the $100 MIT Laptop. OLPC has choosen Taiwan-based Quanta as the original design manufacturer of the laptop According to OLPC, Quanta has agreed to devote significant engineering resources in Q1 and...

iPod nano with 80 hours of battery life

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Thanks to an iPod accessory, the POD60, by Japan Trust Technology (JTT), you can now get 80 hours of battery life from your iPod nano. Of course the biggest problem is that this external battery weighs in at 180 g, or roughly 4 times the weight of the iPod nano....