Sunday, November 11, 2007

Wi-Fi Detector Shirt

The glowing bars on the front of the shirt dynamically change as the surrounding wi-fi signal strength fluctuates. Finally you can get the attention you deserve as others bow to you as their reverential wi-fi god.

Product Features

* Glowing animated shirt dynamically displays the current wi-fi signal strength.
* Shows signal strength for 802.11b or 802.11g
* Black 100% Cotton T-Shirt
* Animated Decal is Removable (with hook and loop fasteners) for Easy Washing
* Battery Pack is Concealed in a Small Pocket Sewn Inside the Shirt
* Runs for hours off three AAA Batteries (not included)

Washing Instructions

1. Carefully peel animated decal from front of T-Shirt
2. Unplug ribbon connector behind decal and remove decal
3. Unplug battery pack and remove it
4. You can leave the ribbon cable inside the shirt
5. Machine wash gentle cycle on cold
6. Hang to dry

Please Note: If you plug the connector into the battery pack backwards the shirt will not animate properly. It will not damage the shirt. Simply reverse the connector.


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Can your pen, can make a call?

Take this pen for example, looks like an ordinary pen, right? Think again, this pen is actually a cellphone.

This gadget is still in concept stage, which means it doesn't exist yet. But here are some details: the pen is designed to connect with Bluetooth headsets, it will have a USB connector, a microSD slot, a mono LCD screen to show numbers and any other information you expect to be on a cellphone.

Numbers are dialed with a touch interface number system, which is etched into the pen itself. The USB connector also doubles as a control wheel to scroll through address books and call navigation.

The pen acts as an antenna, as it's nine inches long. And guess what, the pen actually writes!

We really like this design, and remember, , if you have to write down a phonenumber someone gives you, wouldn't it be silly to ask to borrow a pen, when there's one in your ear?


Artificial Corneas Can Make Blind See

German researchers have developed an artificial cornea that promises easy integration with a patient's native cornea, and prevents cellular hyperplasia on its plastic surface:
"Our artificial corneas are based on a commercially available polymer which absorbs no water and allows no cells to grow on it," says IAP project manager Dr. Joachim Storsberg. "Once our partner Dr. Schmidt Intraokularlinsen GmbH has suitably shaped the polymers, we selectively coat the implants: We lay masks on them and apply a special protein to the edge of the cornea, which the cells of the natural cornea can latch onto. In this way, the cornea implant can firmly connect with the natural part of the cornea, while the center remains free of cells and therefore clear." What is special about this protein is that it can survive the later thermal sterilization of the artificial cornea without being damaged, as it does not have the three-dimensional structure typical of large proteins. Such a structure would be destroyed during the sterilization process, leading to changes in the material's properties. The optical front part of the implant is coated with a hydrophilic polymer, so that it is constantly moistened with tear fluid.

Researchers in Dr. Karin Kobuch's working group at Regensburg University Hospital have already tested these corneas in the laboratory and found that their cells graft very well at the edge and cease growing where the coating stops. The optical center of the implant thus remains clear. The first implants have already been tested in rabbits' eyes - with promising results. If further tests are successful, the technology will be tried on humans in 2008.


Friday, November 9, 2007

XIAS: 7 MP DCS760 Digital Camera

Digital Camera 7.0 Megapixels

Superior image clarity (7.0 Megapixels) a large 2.5" LCD Display and a slim, striking design


7.0 Megapixel Digital Camera

Slim, elegant design

Captures high-resolution images up to 3072 x 2304

2.5” LTPS TFT LCD, scratch-resistant acrylic panel display

3x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom

Movie mode captures video clips with resolution of 640 x 480, 320 x 240, and 160 x 128

Built-in flash with auto, red-eye reduction, always on, slow sync, forced on,forced off

Manual, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent and custom white balance settings

15 picture taking modes: Program, movie, voice REC, portrait, landscape, sunset, night scene,

text, back light, kids, snow, food, fireworks, building, quick mode

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Apple iPhone Voted as Coolest Gadget of the Year

Stuff Magazine has announced its 10 coolest gadgets in the world for year 2007. And Apple’s two gadgets have grabbed the place in the list of ten.

Stuff Magazine readers have voted for the iPhone as the coolest gadget (first position) even before it makes its way in the UK. This touchscreen device has 8GB memory especially designed for music lovers.

iPod Nano is the other Apple device that appeared in the list of Coolest Gadgets. Nano is on the tenth position.

Leica M8, 10 megapixel digital camera is at the second position while the Tonium Pacemaker, the MP3 DJing gadget got the third highest votes.

Sony Ericsson’s Bluetooth wrist watch MBW-150 vibrates to alert users to incoming calls, allowing them to receive or decline calls. Also Sony Ericsson’s W880i mobile phone was included in the coolest gadgets list at sixth spot.

Some other devices that could make their presence in the list are DIY Kyoto Wattson and Shanling MC-30 MP3/CD amp.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

LG wears Prada!

The Prada phone is a unique, sophisticated and elegant mobile phone with the first complete advanced touch interface.

• Capacitive Touch Screen
• Music Player (MP3, ACC, ACC+, WMA, RA)
• Music Multitasking (Messaging)
• Video Player (MPEG4, H.263, H.264)
• Macromedia Flash UI
• Document Viewer (ppt, doc, xls, pdf, txt )


Camera- 2M CMOS Camera / LED Flash
Dimensions-98.8 × 54 × 12 mm
Memory-External Memory Slot (Micro SD)
Standard Battery-Innerpack Battery 800mAh
USB- USB 2.0, USB Mass storage
Bluetooth-Bluetooth 2.0
Frequency-EDGE Tri-Band (900/1800/1900)