Monthly Archives: May 2008

Demo of Microsoft TouchWall

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[GR]YPrfqdl55D0[/GR] I don’t see how this is any different than the Microsoft Surface (the table), but as always, we all enjoy a little touch screen interaction, especially if it’s intuitive. Could be cool for presenting to huge groups. Update: Ok, so it uses 3 lasers placed at the bottom that...

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Army Reveals Robotic Suit

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Ok, so we’ve seen these robotic suits before, but they’ve usually come from Japan or some other foreign local. Sarcos, located in Salt Lake City has been developing a 150-lb robotic suit that gives its wearer super hero like strength (up to 20x human strength). Sarcos, who was recently purchased...

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Auto Dimming Clip-On Mirror

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Sometimes when I drive my VW GTI, I wish I had some of the finer features found on higher end cars.  One of them: an auto dimming rear view mirror.  Well, looks like now I can, thanks to Alpha Mirror.  The device attaches to most rear view mirrors – in...

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LED Gloves

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From a practical standpoint I can’t see anyone wearing these. On the other hand (pun completely intended) tech nerds and grease monkeys (aka mechanics) might find them extremely useful. Available here for about $45....

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Apple Multitouch Keyboard for Apple TV (rumor)

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Relax folks, it’s just a rumor. According to Crunchgear, Apple might release a multitouch keyboard for the Apple TV. If they do, let’s hope it’s for the Apple TV DVR (aka controllable by the iPhone). The above pic is a mock up. Do I think this is real? No. Why?...

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Laser Target Alarm Clock

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The Laser Target Alarm clock might just take the cake of all alarm clocks (does that even make sense). Sometimes the best way to wake yourself from a deep slumber is to get the brain working right away. Hell, I wake up and check email via my iPhone. It get’s...

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Adjustable Hot Sauce, Yes Adjustable

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I’ve got an Indian buddy (he’s actually Sindian – South African and Indian) and he can eating scorching hot (spicy) foods.  One time he presented me with partially cooked jalepenos and I almost collapsed on bite number one.  In any case, to keep up with the cultural diversification and tastes,...

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The World’s Smallest Helicopter: GEN H-4

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If you’re like me you’ve had that itch at one time or another to hover high in the high sky.  If you’ve got $60,000 that itch can now be scratched.  Japanese inventor Gennai Yanagisawa has built a 165-lb helicopter, which might be the world’s smallest.  It’s small in foot print...

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A Truck That Runs On Coffee

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Is this the perfect truck for that early morning commute – you know, the whole ‘wake me up’ aroma thing that Folgers instituted? The Cafe Racer is a 1975 GMC pickup that burns used coffee to make it go. According to Gas2 the engine used to burn the coffee can...

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Slimmer Redesigned Xbox 360

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I guess there’s a rumor floating around out there on the World Wide Web that Microsoft has plans to redesign the Xbox 360.  Apparently, it would be a slimmed down version.  Unfortunately, a Microsoft spokesperson squashed those rumors stating “while we don’t normally comment on rumours like this, we can...