Daily Archives: October 30, 2009

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Multi-Room Aquarium For Spoiled Fish

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Talk about sweet!  I never thought of fish being worthwhile pets but I’d maybe think differently if I saw them all domesticated in one of these designer tanks.  At a stupid ass price of $6,500,  I can only imagine the “trustafarian” who displays this in their loft. It also looks...

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Classice Nintendo Icon Rubik’s Cube

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Not too long ago we posted on the expensive but cool TouchScreen Rubik’s Cube and today we have the Classic Nintendo version.  Though I don’t recognize all of these icons, I’m sure there are fanboys out there that have these tattooed in special places. Designed by deviantARTist r4r3truffle, this item...

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Install A WiFi HotSpot In Your Car With GM’s AutoNet

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Available next month, GM’s AutoNet will let you literally install a WiFi hotspot in your car.  The unit plus installation will cost $500 and there will be a monthly charge of $30 for a 1GB cap.  There is also a 5GB cap offered but no price is known as of...

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Consumer Grade Facial Recognition: FaceID

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Flashback to a time when facial recognition seemed so far off from reality.  Now open your eyes.  This FaceID system can recognize up to 500 different faces using a pair of digital cameras to create a 3-D image of your face.  After that it runs a face detection algorithm to...

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The Phraselator: A Universal Translator Can’t Be Far

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So I was digging around when I found DARPArama, kind of a clearinghouse of prototypes and ideas and whatnot out of DARPA, or Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. And I started reading about the Phraselator…and frankly, you’re not going to believe this. The Phraselator is a voice recognition based translator...

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Apple Patents New Headset MP3 Player

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Once again, Apple has blown us all away with its relentless flood of gadgetry, as a new patent has emerged. It’s about what you’d get if you managed to combine an iPod Shuffle with a Bluetooth headset, and what it’s being called right now is a headset MP3 player. You...

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Track Your Children’s Movements: The ET3500 Tracking Bracelet

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Remember how yesterday we were talking about tracking your children with a simple USB device from Insignia?  Well, apparently, the child tracker phenomenon is really taking off because another device has stepped up to challenge, the ET3500 GPS Tracking Bracelet. It’s a bracelet that attaches to a child’s wrist–or anyone...

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The Driving Reporter Gadget: The Black Box For Your Car

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Here’s a device that makes Big Brother look a lot more fun and accessible–the Driving Reporter Gadget. It’s a USB device that’s also an in-car 16 channel GPS system that stores about 100 hours of your driving.  All the data, all the activities are routed into this thing so you...