Monthly Archives: October 2009

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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...

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Powermat Portable Mat Review

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When we saw Powermat’s offering at CES 2009 we were pretty excited.  After all, who doesn’t want to ditch the always cubersome plug in process for all their mobile gadgets.  But like most gadgets, especially those that offer a game changer to the industry, skepticism is abound.  So does the...

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iTunes 9.0.2 Now Available, Should Break Palm PRE Sync

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iTunes 9.0.2 just hit Apple’s software update and from what I can see there aren’t really any massive improvements, but then again hence the .0.2 iteration.  So what are we looking at?  They’ve probably issued a patch that prevents Palm’s PRE from syncing with iTunes, at least that is according...

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Apple TV 3.0 Has Arrived

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If you haven’t hacked the crap out of your Apple TV then you’ll be pleased to hear that Apple issued an update for the small and slender box, Apple TV 3.0.  While recording TV shows is still devoid from the units capabilities, users will enjoy the new features including iTunes...

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Most Expensive Watch In The World: The Arena Metasonic

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Watches are quite the man-made marvel.  So tiny, yet so complex and precise, I have no idea what is the appropriate way to price a watch.  This absolutely stunning Arena Metasonic watch is something that would probably make Bond himself get spinal tingles. Before you start thinking about buying this...

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KR Tools 12609 Pump-Action ScrewDriver AutoLoads Bits

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Bob Vila ain’t got nothing to say about this handy gadget!  Condensing 4 screwdrivers into one, this Auto-Loading ScrewDriver has two phillip’s head and two flat head screwdrivers each with two different sizes.  Each bit is magnetic and the whole thing looks really easy to use (see pic). The whole...