Posts by: stevea

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A Mobile Phone So Smart It Can Do Blood Work

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First responders, pay attention, because you might be able to save some MORE lives with what I’m about to hit you with next.  Some engineer managed to take ten dollars worth of electronic parts–available off the shelf pretty much anywhere–and modify his mobile phone into a cell phone that does...

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Thanko’s USB Powered Gloves Only Look Idiotic

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I love Thanko.  There’s just no two ways about it.  These guys clock out some of the craziest ideas in gadgetry with a straight face, and I love picking them up to talk about them. Today I’ve got a real winner–USB powered fingertipless gloves. No, seriously.  Gloves, with internal heating...

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The Sign Language Translator Turns Ameslan Into Spoken English

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Remember how we just finished talking about the Tele Scouter, which interprets every language and translates automatically?  Well, it’s a bit of a misnomer because there’s one language it won’t interpret–American Sign Language. That’s right, folks–Ameslan is completely out of the Tele Scouter’s bailiwick.  But now, we may have the...

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Plexidor Pet Door–Maybe Just A Little Too Far

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Maybe, just maybe, we spoil our pets a bit too much. Oh, sure, we don’t think twice about the occasional chew bone or some such, but some dogs today eat better than some people do.  Plus there’s the add-ons–clothing lines for pets, Xbox Live subscriptions (when do they PLAY??), dog...

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Philips Tapsters Likely Won’t Hit Stores

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Several months back, we introduced you to the Philips Tapster headphones.  But there’s some bad news here for everyone who was looking forward to them–there’s now pretty much no way they’ll hit store shelves. The folks out at Crave on Cnet’s Asian subsidiary believe they know why, too–they don’t work....

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Another Cash For Gadgets Program, This Time At Orange

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In an interesting move, now retailer Orange is getting into the cash for old gadgets game with its Recycle and Reward program. While they don’t have the awesome automated kiosks of other vendors, Orange will give you a quote and a check within a week when you take whatever it...

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Remote Heart Monitoring Powered By Bluetooth

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If you or someone you love has chronic heart problems, like the kind that took my grandfather, then you might well be interested to hear about the results of the three month test that’s currently in its second month for a kind of portable heart monitor that can send data...

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Cyberdyne Japan Releases Statement On Future of Robotics

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It might shock you to know there’s a Cyberdyne corporation in Japan. But what only might shock you is to discover that they’re into robotics…but the helpful kind.  For instance, they’re working on a robotic suit that functions almost like an exoskeleton, augmenting weak limbs with outside mechanical help.  The...

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Punjabi Police Discover Newest Law Enforcement Gadget, The Taser

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The Punjab police, ladies and gentlemen, have stepped boldly into twenty-first century law enforcement technology by receiving a consignment of Tasers, the first of their kind in India. They’ve become both ubiquitous and infamous in the United States, the devices fire a pair of darts connected to the base unit...

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The Docupen X-Series: A Pen Sized Scanner

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Way back in the depths of 2005, we talked about a kind of ultra portable scanner called the Docupen.  Well, the company that makes these has just released a brand new kind that they’re hoping will be so extreme you’ll likely ignore the mostly pointlessness of the device and buy...