Daily Archives: February 14, 2008

Robot Porters Arrive At Japanese Airport


The only thing better than traveling first class would be first class with no baggage to haul around. Starting this month in Japan’s Kita Kyushu airport the reality maybe closer then you think. Robotic porters will be available during select afternoon hours and can carry just over 100lbs of luggage....

A Flying Casino (not a joke)


The term ‘mile high club’ might have a whole new meaning soon. According to Airbus, casino operators (names weren’t disclosed) are in talks to convert the mammoth sized Airbus A380 into a flying casino. The A380 boasts 50% more floor space then the Jumbo 747, so it only makes sense,...

One Tough Ass Camera: Olympus u1030SW


Usually you need some sort of external casing (aka $200 accessory) to achieve a waterproof and shock resistant camera. Olympus’ new digi still camera, the u1030SW (the SW stands for Shock/Waterproof), promises to offer all that and 10 megapixels of shooting power. According to Akihabranews, it can survive a 6’...

RFID Makes Its Way Into Luggage

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According to Digital Trends, for the next 6 months London Heathrow Airport and Emirates Airlines are testing RFID tagging to track luggage. Not just for internal airport use, the traveler will also receive text message updates as to the location of their bags. Hopefully all will bode well with Emirates...

$15,000 Nintendo Video Game

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I have had my regrets for not holding on to all my original Nintendo games. Fortunately, I still have a large chunk of them and the actual 8-bit Nintendo system (remember when they use to boast the ‘bits’). Well, if my regret and guilt isn’t enough, it looks like one...

New Elmo Toy Sure To Draw Rabid Parents

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Fisher-price announced a new Elmo toy today, the Elmo Live. For $60 he sounds like a God send to parents looking to preoccupy their children. Hell, he even sounds mildly entertaining to me, and I am on the verge of turning 30. Set for release in October 2008 (right before...

Free Genetic Testing In Exchange For Ads

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Ever wondered about your genetics? For $0 (that reads FREE) flexSCAN is providing ‘comprehensive genetics testing’. Apparently, Genetic testing costs upwards of $1000 per test. Paired with flexSCAN’s wellness360 service, and you’ve got a genetically dictated health plan. How’d they accomplish this free feat? flexSCAN offers advertisers ‘highly granular demographics,...

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