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August 31, 2006

LEGO Mindstorms NXT

at 5:58 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets


 

Arstechnica has a good review of the LEGO Mindstorm NXT. Seems like a great product, the biggest thing that this system has against it seems to be the price though. At $250.00 you will need a big paper-route to pay for it.

“Opening the new Mindstorms box set off the same spasm of joy, a sense of wide-open possibility that reminded me of those childhood toys. It was clear, just by looking at the 577 pieces, the four sensors, the three motors, the cables, wheels, and CD, and the NXT brick itself, that the dream thwarted in the early 80s could now be fulfilled: I would build a robot that could take over the world.”

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SVGA Glasses

at 5:10 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets

Are you tired of using the Techno Scarf to get some privacy? Why not simply use these SVGA glasses.

“i-glasses SVGA3D Pro is a wearable, portable, high-resolution monitor designed specifically for a wide variety of computer applications and it supports stereoscopic 3D computer imaging! Connect the SVGA3D Pro to any computer’s 15-pin VGA port for an instant, giant screen view in complete privacy – a simple yet effective solution to prying eyes in public places. Great for outdoor use with any laptop or portable computer where the “washout” effect caused by direct sunlight renders typical LCD screens useless (optional battery required). On the road, use i-glasses as an alternate monitor for watching DVDs on your laptop. Your traveling companion will appreciate them! i-glasses are compatible with nVidia-based graphics cards using stereo drivers. The SVGA Pro features a patented optical design that is comfortable for nearly all users with no adjustments necessary. The effect is equivalent to a 70 inch monitor viewed from 13 feet away.”

Via: Gizmowatch


August 30, 2006

Seamless LCD Monitor

at 5:40 am. Filed under Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets

If you are running out of screen realestate a new Radius 320 is sure to solve that problem.

“The Radius 320™ incorporates three 20.1″ LCD panels into a continuous display system with a total resolution of 5.76 million pixels. With the individual panels wrapping around the user, the Radius 320™ provides an ergonomically-friendly viewing experience across a 50-inch diagonal.

Independent of operating system, the Radius320™ can be used on Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems. You will need to have enough video cards to support 3 DVI outputs at 1600 by 1200 resolution. No special drivers are needed beyond those provided by your video card manufacturer.”

Via: SciFi


Hummer on Steroids

at 5:09 am. Filed under Insane Equipment

If you are car shopping with a 200 thousand dollar budget, look no further. The Armet Gurkha could be for you!

“Sometimes in Iraq, or hell — sometimes in Queens — even an up-armored HumVee just won’t cut it. That’s when you need the Gurkha by the armor-freaks at Armet Armored Vehicles, Inc. out of Toronto, ON. The squat and hedgehog-lookin’ 19,000 lb beast-of-an-armored-vehicle ain’t just built to shrug off a roadside bomb with its high strength ballistic aluminum armor, or stop a bullet from an AK-47 with its ballistic glass. No, it’s also pretty fast for its size — with a top speed of 93 mph. Also, considering the cost is only $200,000 — we’re kind of wondering why the US Army doesn’t ditch the $300,000+ HumVee for these bad boys.”

Via: Gizmodo

Cardboard Speakers

at 4:33 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets

Are you moving soon? If you are these speakers might be just right for you. 🙂

“These MUJI Cardboard speakers retail for $42 for a pair, and are easily assembled . Besides, they would be a big conversation piece when you pull them out of your purse at a party.”

Via: Popgadget


August 29, 2006

Philips Lumalive textile garments

at 5:01 am. Filed under Other

Forget billboard advertising, I would wear a cool stylish jacket (or other clothes) for a cut in ad revenues.

“Philips Research seems to be very keen on attracting the tech savvy attention at this year’s IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) with a world-first demonstration of the jackets and furniture that are set to change the face of global fashion. The jackets and furniture feature its innovative Lumalive technology. Lumalive textiles make it possible to create fabrics that carry dynamic advertisements, graphics and constantly changing color surfaces. Philips Research has made immense progress in fully integrating Lumalive fabrics into garments demonstrated by the jackets worn by Philips’ hostesses at the show. The first generation jackets are all set to commercialize through companies partnering Philips Research. What makes Fabric out-of-the-world is flexible arrays of colored light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that are fully integrated into the fabric.”

Via: NewLaunches

Japanese Fan Mods his Mac Cube into a Miniature PowerMac/MacPro

at 3:58 am. Filed under Computer Hacks, Digg

The attention to Detail is Mind Blowing. Link on the page shows how he did it…

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