Monthly Archives: March 2010

Durabella

The Dualbrella: Two Umbrellas In One

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Really?  Seriously?  But yes, I’m afraid so – someone has finally built the Dualbrella.  It spans 6 feet wide and 3 feet deep insuring that it covers you and your partner in the most inclement of weather.  Just make sure you dodge those big wind gusts otherwise you might find...

Helios

Oregon Scientific Launches Helios Weather Station

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New to the Oregon Scientific lines of products is the Helios Solar Weather Station.  To be entirely honest there’s nothing new going on here, but it does offer a semi-robust feature set at a reasonable price, especially when compared to their +ECO line. So what are the deets?  Aside from...

ipad preorders delayed

iPads Sold Out, Next Ship Date April 12th

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Still debating about the iPad preorder purchase?  Well, it looks like they’ve sold out of the first batch of WiFi models.  That means that if you decide to pull the trigger now you won’t see yours until April 12th – that’s 9 days later than everyone else. [via TUAW] Read...

Nasa iPhone App

NASA iPhone App Could Indirectly Put You On The Moon (video)

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Want to control the Mars Rover? There’s an app for that. At EclipseCon, 2010 the annual Eclipse open source community meeting, attendees were given the challenge of creating a robotic control system to drive a NASA robot over a virtual Mars-like environment. Peter Friese and Heiko Behrens decided to create...

fvtouchcamb

Facevision FVexpress Combo Webcam

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For those who want to, err, “chat” on Chat Roulette in the highest quality possible, the FVexpress Combo from FaceVision looks like a great webcam. The 2MP, 720p webcam records at 30fps, ensuring smooth, crystal-clear video. It features a 75-degree field of view and a 28mm lens. Also included is...

Robot Dentist patient

Japanese Robot Screams If She Is Poked Too Hard (video)

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Let’s file this under “cool but kinda creepy”: Hanako is a Japanese-built robot created by three universities and a robotics manufacturer whose purpose is for training dentists. Her mouth is filled with sensors that are designed to react to the dentist’s tools. She also sneezes, screams if poked too hard,...

Wii Netflix Disc

The Wii Netflix Disc Has Arrived

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Why I’m posting this I don’t know, but today we got the Wii Netflix disc.  Unlike the Xbox 360 you gotta insert it anytime you wanna stream.  Lame.  But the good news is that if you ordered one it should be in your mailbox, just in time for Friday night...

pcubee

Pcubee 3D Box Doesn’t Need No Stinking Glasses (video)

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These days it’s nearly impossible to escape 3D.  Every where we look we see something related to 3D…this post is no exception.  But the 3D we’re often hit with is dependent upon stereoscopic imaging.  Not so with the pCubee.  The 3lb cube contains 5 screens and by tracking the location...

WSJ iPad

WSJ iPad Pricing Leaked

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On April 3rd comes the arrival of the iPad, and with it the hopes that the print industry can be revolutionized. The Wall Street Journal is banking on the device, as leaked pricing from sources close to the paper shows a $17.99 monthly subscription fee for the newspaper. Magazines are...