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Dec 31, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR - Welcome 2oo9


Dec 23, 2008

Self Powered MP3 Player - Wind-up

Everyone likes those gadgets that doesn't need to charged up or any batteries to make it work. One such gadget is this wind up MP3 Player. It doesn't use any external chargers or batteries.

Everyone find this as a not so attractive MP3 player. It’s bulky and awkward due to the wind-up handle.There’s absolutely nothing eye catching about it and if I saw it lying out I’d never realize it were an MP3 player. However, looks aside, the MP3 player quite obviously has one serious perk, it’s very earth friendly.

To charge up the MP3 player you’ll have to wind it up and no batteries are required. One minute of you cranking it equals out to fifteen to twenty minutes of music. You could also utilize that charge to work the built-in flashlight or even use the mobile phone charger that’s also built into the little device. The MP3 player has 1GB of internal memory.You can pick up the MP3 player for £39.10 or about $58.

Source: ChipChick

Dec 21, 2008

Alarm clock in the form of pillow vibrates

The vibrating alarm clock pillow is a gentle means by which to be awoken in the morning. Why get startled by the buzzer of a traditional alarm clock when you can wake up to a soothing vibration. Not only will it save your nerves, it will also allow your partner to sleep undisturbed.

It is currently being marketed in Japan, does away with sound. Instead, this pillow is meant to be the primary pillow that a person uses while sleeping. When the time comes to wake up, the pillow simply vibrates at the appointed time, thus waking you up in a more gentle manner.

Source: Kaden Watch impress

New Addition to the USB Gadgets- USB Stove

I know technology has made us lazy but this is way too much.
One of the most obnoxious things is when you finally decide to take a break from work to make a cup of coffee or tea. Then after you’ve brought back the steaming cup, you get wrapped up in work again and inevitably it gets cold. You don’t want to get back up to heat it, either because you’re busy or are just too lazy. Which is when a cup warmer comes in very handy. This isn’t the first cup warmer to be sold, but this one offers a retro design. That at least gives it a little more edge above the competition.

It sadly doesn’t have any built-in extras, like a clock or a USB hub. However, it’s a neat design and it’s affordable, so it’s probably worth checking out. It’s made to look like a gas stove and even has LED lights to make it seem like there is a flame. The warmer comes in either orange or blue and is of course, powered by USB and not gas. You can purchase it on Gadget4all for $15.

Source: GeekAlerts

Philips Prestigo universal remote - Take Control

Philips Prestigo SRT9320 universal remote control is nothing short of beautiful. At the top end is a 2.8-inch color touchscreen with all your channels, logos and all. On the bottom end is a variety of hard keys that control every function. The SRT9320 is fully programmable without connecting to a PC--it comes with a USB connect for firmware updates--though CNET reports its much easier to use the PC for "multidevice macros". The Prestigo can control up to 20 different devices so I can see how a computer connection might simplify things here. Available in the first quarter of 2009, Philips Prestigo SRT9320 will set you back $249.

Source: Crave

RC car that can climb wall - Believe it

Remote controlled cars might’ve been fun when we were kids, but nowadays it takes a lot to impress someone. It has to fly or hover or have some new type of technology that allows it to go faster.

The Anti-Grav R/C Wall Racing Car doesn’t fly, and - surprisingly - that makes it even more interesting. What it does is race up walls.

No special effects or camera tricks, just physics: the car generates a powerful vacuum underneath causing it to cling to any flat surface. Up up and away!

If you still find it hard to believe, check out the video, it’s impressive:

Dec 16, 2008

Smoke everywhere for a healthy you

You know the feeling as the year draws to a close and you enter into another pensive mood swing, thinking of all the broken New Year resolutions.

Girding yourself, you figure out since New Year’s just a couple more weeks or so away, why not roll forward those resolutions? Apart from trying to kick the habit of the bottle, another major habit that people want to rid themselves of would be smoking. There are plenty of anti-smoking aids in the market to help those who find it difficult to take the cold turkey route, but not all of them are effective. Just like how different strokes work for different folks, so the same applies to equipment that help you quit smoking. Electronic cigarettes are part of the regime, and we’ll take a look at what Smoking Everywhere has to offer right after the jump.

Smoking Everywhere offers its electronic cigarette that looks like just the real thing, except that it does not come with any tobacco or tar - not even a single milligram to assault your sensitive lung tissues. Instead, you will find a small chamber within that combines a potent and satisfying dose of nicotine with a harmless liquid. This mixture will be heated by a battery-powered element, turning it into what looks like smoke sans fire, ash and odour. It would be quite a challenge convincing the authorities at public places that you really aren’t smoking a real cigarette - I wonder whether anti-smoking laws do include electronic cigarettes?

Not only do these make the perfect gift for yourself if you want to live a healthier life, they also make for a great present for others with the same aspirations as you. You will be able to pick up these revolutionary electronic cigarettes in the USA via Smoking Everywhere.

Source: Prweb

Dec 15, 2008

NFS Series may end soon

It seems like its a dead end for the NEED FOR SPEED SERIES.

AS Electric Playground has reported that Electronic Arts has cancelled development of future titles of Need for Speed series. In response, EA spokesperson gave a generic response of not commenting on market rumors.

The comment received on this news was "We're working through a process on people, products, and facilities at EA and don't have any announcements today."

Electronics Arts has also reportedly shelved its plans of opening a new game development studio at Vancouver due to poor holiday sales and global economic recession.

The company recently scaled down their revenue and earning expectations for the fiscal year 2009.

EA's latest NFS installment - Need for Speed UnderCover - has received mixed and mostly cold response from the gamer community and audience. It won't be surprising if EA adopts Rockstar Games' strategy and introduce their titles at more affordable rates. Actually, that might just work in terms of sales.

EA is yet to come out with an official statement on Vancouver Studio franchisee lay-off.

Source: Elecplay

RC Tank - Definitely not the usual one

At first I thought it was another R/C beer can transporter (which it can be in land mode) but when the tank hits the water the wheels fold up into the can holders, cool! Oh and it also shoots BB bullets.

Transforming from powerful, road-going tank to impressive ocean-going assault boat in the merest blink, this cunning device takes 4WD R/C (that’s 4-wheel-drive remote control) to a new level, loosing-off whole squadrons of BB bullets at your command.

Sturdy and imposing on land, with full 4-wheel drive capability to tackle the most arduous of, err, rockeries, this changeling of a device is equally at home in the briny. On activating the transformation device deep in the heart of the unit, powerful twin propellers take over from wheels, providing rock-solid forward motion in the water.

Source: GadgetShop

Dec 12, 2008

XboX Live will be live this Holiday

It looks like Microsoft doesn't want a repeat of last year's post-holiday Xbox Live outages, when the service was basically unusable for two weeks -- according to 360 product manager Aaron Greenberg, MS is "well prepared for the type of growth we expect this holiday," and that more Live staffers than ever before will be on hand to fix things if things do go bonkers. From what we've heard Live is more robust than ever now that the NXE and the associated backend changes have been rolled out, so we're hoping things go well -- but we wouldn't necessarily say no to another free Arcade game.

Source: XBOX360fanboy

WII top the November sales

The family-friendly Japanese game-maker managed to sell an astonishing 2.04 million Wii units in November, up from 981,000 last year.

Experts predicted that the Wii would sell around 1.4 million, a hugely respectable number in its own right, but over 2 million counts as remarkable. Remarkable enough to even beat the formerly chart-dominating Nintendo DS, which itself still sold 1.57 million units.November was kind to nearly everyone, pulling industry revenue up 10 points over last year for a performance NPD's Anita Frazier calls "blistering." NPD's been tenacious about $22 billion as the magic overall record-breaking number for 2008, and November's data falls right in line with that figure.The "recession proof" industry? And then some."One reason for the continued strength of the industry compared to other forms of entertainment comes from a number of sources," said Frazier. "Certainly, the expanded audience for gaming due to the availability of a wider variety of compelling content is a strong contributor.


2.04m - Wii

1.57m - Nintendo DS

836k - Xbox 360

421k - PSP

378k - PlayStation 3

206k - PlayStation 2

Nintendo finally got the lead out and fixed its supply issues, or if you're slightly more cynical, decided the dollar was worth enough to open the stateside floodgates this holiday season. That the Wii beat the DS in unit sales is almost equally flooring.

Dec 8, 2008

Facebook under koobface attack

Researchers say that the 'Koobface' worm - which has been circulating through the popular social networking service, Facebook - is still on the loose, despite Facebook's efforts of cleaning up the mess.

Craig Schmugar, a threat researcher at McAfee Inc, was one of the first security researchers to notice Koobface's spread on Wednesday, and notify Facebook. This attack on the world's most popular social networking site, and its 120 million users, came within weeks of Facebook winning an $873 million lawsuit against people accused of hacking user accounts and spreading spam.

Schmugar said Koobface is a variant of one that hit MySpace, last August. Though the earlier version targeted both MySpace and Facebook, the new one has focused only on the latter. There are more than two dozen variants of the worm in circulation.

Koobface generates spammed links that lead to various compromised host sites, which appear to serve a video. The user receives a fake error message, saying that the version of Adobe Flash installed on his or her computer is out of date, thereby prompting the download of an update.

The update is malicious software that can easily by changed by those behind the attacks to exploit any of a variety of security vulnerabilities. At the moment, it installs a proxy server called tinyproxy. exe and a service called Security Accounts Manager that loads the proxy server at startup. According to Schmugar, the server listens on TCP port 9090 and scans all HTTP traffic to intercept search results for the purpose of ad hijacking and click fraud.

Acknowledging the worm's attack, Facebook has posted a short message on its security page. The instructions urge users, whose accounts had already been compromised, to remove the 'Koobface' virus thus: 'give your computer an antivirus scrub-down and change your Facebook password'.

Dec 1, 2008

Coffee Mug with a message

What looks like an ordinary coffee mug actually will show us the impact of global warming.

Still many people doesn't know the consequence of a global warming and for those kind of people this mug will be perfect. Because this mug actually shows the result of global warming when you pour hot coffee or tea. As soon as you pour some hot drinks in the mug you could see the land masses around the mug disappear in a jiffy,

Which refers to that Oceans start to spread across the coastlines as ice caps melt and water levels rise. This mug was designed to make people aware of the global warming. It really is the ideal cautionary gift for eco-unfriendly tea/coffee drinkers everywhere

Source: Firebox

Nov 28, 2008

Pre-Historic Turtles had only Partial Shell

The mystery of the turtle shell evolution may be revealed with the discovery of the world's oldest turtle fossil, a 220 Million year old creature with only a partial shell.

The mystery of the turtle shell evolution may be revealed with the discovery of the world's oldest turtle fossil, a 220 Million year old creature with only a partial shell. The turtle fossil, found near Guangling in south-west China, is thought to be the ancestor of all modern turtles, although it differs markedly; it has teeth rather than a bony plate, the shell only covers its underside and it has a long tail. The fossil find helps to answer the key questions about the evolution of turtles.

The existing theories propose that the shell developed from plates on the skin, and was similar to the body armour found on ankylosaurs and some other dinosaurs. While another said that the shell was an extension of the backbone and ribs. The bone theory was supported by embryonic evidence; as turtles mature in the egg, their backbone expands outward and ribs broaden to meet and form a shell.

However, the latest research of the newly discovered fossil clinches in favour of the bone theory. Dr Olivier Rieppel, a researcher at the Field Museum in Chicago said that the animal's ribs are broad, but have not fused. A partial shell extends from its backbone. The bottom part of the shell is complete, but the top part isn't. Supporting the view, Dr. Wu and his colleagues, including Chinese researchers Chun Li, Li-Ting Wang and Li-Jun Zhao said this makes sense because it lived in the water, and predators would have probably attacked it from below. Hence, the discovery suggests that turtles may have first evolved in the water, rather than on land.

Dr Robert Reisz, a paleontologist at the University of Toronto said the fossil is a "really great discovery," and an important chapter in turtle history. The Paper on the find showing convincing evidence of how the protective covering evolved was published in the British journal, Nature.

Source: NGC

Nov 25, 2008

Motorola Saved my life says a Louisiana resident

Motorola RAZR phones are thin, compact, and abounding of features. Now Motorola can accomplish addition affirmation to their accepted cell, it is bulletproof!

Or, at the actual least, ammo resistant. Apparently, Motorola subscriber and Louisiana citizen R.J. Richards was mowing his backyard and acquainted an odd sensation, and anticipation he was hit with a tiny rock. This consistently seems to appear to me if I mow my lawn. Mowers tend to draft pieces of bits and hit my legs all the time.

Richards again took out his RAZR phone, alone to accept it abatement afar in his hands. He anon apparent that it had been hit by a .45 ability bullet. Don’t worry, cipher approved to assassinate this man, but allegedly there was a “hunting accident”. Dick Cheney accept to accept been visiting Louisiana that day.

R.J. Richards attributes the cellular buzz bullet-block to all-powerful intervention. In all honesty, I’m not assertive what abroad to aspect this to. If you attending at the allowance of the cellular phone, additional the hunting accident, it does assume a little adjoin the odds.

This is bold the adventure is true, of course. I heard a agnate adventure about how an iPod blocked the aisle of a ammo a few years ago. Allegedly it adored the activity of a U.S. soldier based in Iraq.

So, what is the next adaptable accessory that will block a bullet? Better yet, can we get adaptable accessories to be so boxy that they could yield a bullet? Go advanced and bell in on this one with a comment.

Source: Gearlog

Eco friendly Sprig Kinetic Toys

It gets rather harder these canicule aggravating to accumulate the apple blooming - don’t even attending at your barn for an archetype with a ample gas acquisitive SUV anchored inside, just yield a ankle in your kid-filled home and you’ll apperceive what I’m talking about. Toys, toys and added toys ample up the active room, and a lot of of them are fabricated out of artificial that will still be about a thousand years afterwards you and I accept alternate to our blessed hunting grounds. Yes, the affliction of artificial toys looks set to stay, but would you accede accepting environmentally-friendly toys if there were any in the market? I see a nod there, yes two added easily aloft up in the aback - good, I accept the abstracts now to allotment about the new Sprig Active Toys.

Made from a new ultra abiding bio-material alleged Sprigwood, these toys are absolutely recyclable already they accept accomplished the end of their accustomed lifespan, even the elastic are not spared. In accession to not communicable the ambiance already they’re torn or your kids accept outgrown it, this is one blooming section of carriage back it is kid-powered as well. Despite getting able to ablaze up and play sound, you can blow simple alive that there isn’t any charge to acquirement batteries to accumulate the Sprig Active Toys powered, back they await on able active advance and pump energy. for accouchement these canicule back they’re commonly hyperactive due to the sugar-rich foods in their diet, and there is no bigger way to bake off all those balance activity than powering their own toys.

You will be able to accept from a ambit of toys, including the athletic cavernous Discover Rig (£39.95). Getting push-powered, it is accompanied by its actual own Adventure Guide accepted as Captain Faraday - a chic little bung ‘n’ play appearance pre-loaded with tales of his Secret Safari. Pushing the car about will accumulate abundant activity to accompany Captain Faraday to life, as he starts to absorb the addition with stories, absorbing them by singing songs and pointing the way with his aglow hardhat. Other cars cover the Rally Racer and Baja Scout (£19.95 each), all accompanied by their own Adventure Guide.

Source: Firebox

Nov 23, 2008

keychain with built-in universal remote

Keychains rarely have useful, much less multiple useful functions. However, this little guy may be small but he is packed full of all kinds of useful items. First of all is the universal tv remote, which makes it so that you can turn the volume up or down as well as change channels and shut the tv off entirely. Yes, it has its devious benefits of screwing with a friends TV. Yet it also could be used as a back up when you manage to lose the remote. Which we all have from time to time, I’ve even managed to find mine in the kitchen and on one occasion set down in the fridge. So needless to say a universal remote keychain would come in handy.

Beyond that it also has the obligatory flashlight, which of course comes in just about every keychain that is trying to pass itself off as useful. The final extra that comes built into this flashlight is a bottle opener. Which makes it easier to go to a friend’s party, drink yourself silly and drive them insane by making them watch the most tedious things on tv or just turning the volume down just low enough to annoy them. You can pick this keychain up for $5.99 on Sourcing Map.

Source: TeeChee

Nov 22, 2008

Michael Jackson has converted to Islam

Pop singer Michael Jackson has converted to Islam and changed his name to Mikaeel.

The 50-year-old star, pledged his allegiance to the Koran in a ceremony at a friend's mansion in Los Angeles, the Sun reported.

Jackson sat on the floor wearing a tiny hat after an Imam was summoned to officiate -- days before the singer is due to appear at London's High Court where he is being sued by an Arab Sheik, the paper said.

The star decided to adopt the new religion while he was recording a song at the home of his friend where a Jehovah's witness was brought up to help him through the ceremony.

Apparently the star of hits like 'the Way You Make Me Feel-was convinced by his producer and songwriter friends David Wharnsby and Phillip Bubal.

"They began talking to him about their beliefs, and how they thought they had become better people after they converted. Michael soon began warming to the idea.

"An Imam was summoned from the mosque and Michael went through the shahada, which is the Muslim declaration of belief," the source revealed.

Mikaeel is the name of one of Allah's angels.

"Jacko rejected an alternative name, Mustafa meaning "the chosen one", the source added.

The singer, who rarely ventures out without a mask, is due to give evidence on Monday in a 4.7 million pound lawsuit brought by Prince Abdulla Al-Khalif of Bahrain for defaulting on an exclusive recording contract.


Gremlins are alive

Everyone should know about Gremlins. They are those little furry creatures that if you get them wet, they multiply and if you feed them after midnight, they turn pretty evil.

gremlin After 85 Years, First Gremlin Found Alive picture

Well I cannot say for sure that the food and water part are real, but apparently a Gremlin, mouse-sized primate called a Pygmy Tarsier, has been found alive for the first time in 85 years.

gremlin01 After 85 Years, First Gremlin Found Alive picture

Hiding in the mountaintops of a cloud forest in Indonesia, these little Gremlins weigh about 2 ounces, have large eyes, claws instead of fingernails, and are covered in fur to keep warm in the damn and cool environment.

gremlin-real After 85 Years, First Gremlin Found Alive picture
Last seen in 1921, the Gremlins were thought to be extinct until this recent discovery.

A gift for your kids this Christmas

Trossen Robotics will be making available its new MechRC Humanoid Robot to the masses in the US, and parents can breath easy since this Christmas present won’t break the $1,000 barrier in terms of pricing. That doesn’t mean it is affordable for everyone though, since it is still pretty pricey at $599.99 - definitely not an impulse purchase considering how everyone else is tightening their wallets to weather the current global economic meltdown.

High torque metal gear servos, LiPo batteries for longer run times, a fluid 3D visual software programming interface for easy custom motions, and a remote control unit are included. Everything you need to have you own walking robot is included in this ready-to-walk kit! With over a hundred pre-installed motions and sounds you can get this robot throwing some dance floor shapes or some killer fighting moves straight from the box.

Kids will definitely love this, but it remains to be seen whether this $599.99 device is able to offer as engaging an experience compared to a cheaper games console.

Source: Trossen Robotics

Nov 14, 2008

Get Cash in a futuristic style

At the iEXPO 2008 trade show in Japan, a new robot was unveiled. Actually, this really isn’t really a robot, because it is really only designed to stay in one place and do only one job.

The FeLiCa is a robot designed by NEC to be a payment terminal. Think of it as an ATM for virtual cash. The arm is equipped with a reader to check your bank account for a cellular phone. The screen on its chest is a full touchscreen that allows you to chose the e-money application that you need.

FeLiCa is also equipped with face recognition technology, and if I were NEC, I would put that right in the face of the android.

This is normally the part where I say that the FeLiCa is still concept technology and is not available at this present time. However, NEC has said just the opposite, and FeLiCa is actually available now. I don’t have any word on how to order one, or the price.

Still, I can’t help but wonder what the future will bring FeLiCa. They should really make them walk and talk, and be available at places where you really need cash. Then again, I can see muggers bashing these things just so they can get the real green inside. Maybe they can equip FeLiCa robots with guns.

Okay, my imagination is escalating again. However, if you want to give it a try, leave a comment on the future of FeLiCa.


Nov 13, 2008

Space Invaders Alarm Clock - Geekastic

Being woken up by an alien invasion force doesn't sound like much fun, does it? But when the invasion force in question is a bunch of original Space Invaders, it's positively geektastic!

Those who grew up in smoke-filled, dank arcades will definitely remember the challenge of Space Invaders as you attempt to save the earth from a horde of ever advancing aliens who are absolutely ruthless, stopping at nothing until our home is reduced to mere rubble and ash. Of course, the addictive musical ditty that speeds up as they approach nearer to the earth’s surface makes it all the more exciting, and will probably remain fresh in the minds of many for years to come.

Firebox has a brand new retro alarm clock known as the Space Invaders Alarm Clock. This officially licensed piece of merchandise will light up in a bunch of zany colors when it is time to wake up, and you’ll be greeted by a cacophony of familiar sound effects. Choose from black and white colors for £24.95 a pop.

Source: Firebox

EA Wants People to be fit

Following in the footsteps of Nintendo's popular "Wii Fit," the video game publisher known for the "Madden" football games is jumping into fitness software targeted mostly at women.

Electronic Arts Inc. was set to announce Thursday a new line, EA Sports Active, that runs on the Nintendo Wii console and aims to complement, not compete with, Nintendo's "Wii Fit" exercise title.

Peter Moore, president of EA Sports, called the Active brand, whose first title, "Kickstart Fitness," launches next March, a "somewhat radical departure from the normal game experiences we provide customers."

EA's sports audience has been mostly young men, who have flocked to football, soccer, basketball and hockey titles to make the company the world's dominant player in sports video games.

But to stay competitive with rivals such as Activision Blizzard Inc., whose success with games like "World of Warcraft" and "Rock Band" seems to be weathering the recession, EA needs to continue to expand its audience.

The company's new brand seeks to take advantage of the popularity of the Nintendo console and of exercise games. While the "Wii Fit" is already enormously popular, Moore, a former physical-education teacher, said EA's sports software will run people through an exercise routine with a more Western approach than the Japanese company's product.

"Wii Fit" includes activities like running, skiing as well as yoga, and it emphasizes balance as well as fitness. EA's products will include exercises like running and lunges, as well as simulations of sports such as tennis.

The games use straps to attach the Wii's controller and "nunchuk" attachment to a player's body, so the fitness routines can be performed without holding the controls. EA also plans to include peripherals such as resistance bands. Titles in the line will cost about $60, the same as a regular video game.

Nov 4, 2008

Eating fish Reduces diabetic kidney disease

Eating fish twice a week may reduce the risk of kidney disease in diabetics.

A British research institute found that eating fish twice a week will actually reduce the diabetic kidney disease. This was studied from 22,000 adults and of which 517 are diabetic. Eating fish twice a week reduces the protein in the urine which is the early stage to the kidney disease.

The "unique nutrient composition of fish" may benefit kidney function by enhancing blood glucose control and improving plasma lipid profiles. In addition to eating fish, people can reduce the risk of albuminuria -- protein in the urine -- by controlling glucose, lowering blood pressure, smoking cessation and following a diabetic diet as prescribed by a doctor.

Frozen Mouse cloned - Whats Next ?

Japanese Scientists have successfully cloned a mouse which has be frozen for 16 years. taking a step in the long impossible dream of bringing back extinct animals such as mammoths.

Scientists at the government-backed research institute Riken used the dead cell of a mouse that had been preserved at minus minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit -- a temperature similar to frozen ground.

The scientists hope that the first-of-a-kind research will pave the way to restore extinct animals such as the mammoth.

The findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States.

Source: ABCnews

Oct 28, 2008

Gears of War Lancer Rifle Replicas

It appears the Gears of War franchise is bigger than I thought as I found not one, but two products that are Gears of War related today.

First is the Gears of War themed Zune, which not only sports specially designed graphics on the frame, but it comes pre-loaded with 240 pieces of Gears of War and its sequel’s media including “the original game soundtrack, behind-the-scenes videos, game trailers, concept art galleries, and more”. All of this content is exclusive to this Microsoft MP3 Player.

Of course, if you really want to live Gears of War, you can always purchase the Lancer rifle, a virtual prop from the game now turned real. As you can see by the fake blood on the saw edge of this, this is no children’s toy. However, it does have one fun feature as it can vibrate, and even has a chainsaw sound.

The Gears of War 2 game is slated for release on November 7th, and this is the same day the Gears of War Zune is planned to be released. It should be about $280 for this special edition.

As for the Lancer rifle, it costs about $140, or $210 with a limited edition of Gears of War 2. It should be available sometime next month.

Source: Dvice

Oct 21, 2008

Big Screen on the Pocket Projector

Firebox’s Pocket Cinema is rather tiny, but it packs a big punch (not to mention a hefty price tag). But for about $523 USD, business people can not only enjoy a pocket sized projector to use for business meetings, it can project an image from it’s high powered LED screen up to 50 inches wide.

But that isn’t all …

Playing information from SD cards up to 1 gigabyte in size, the Pocket Cinema can also play stereo audio either through its A/V out headphone jack or the built in stereo speakers. Playback controls include a powerbutton, focus wheel, fast forward or rewind (forwards/backwards), menu and entry/OK.

Pocket Cinema is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery, can play back MPEG4 ASF or MJPEG AVI (recommended) file formats, and can convert just about any other video format using the included ArcSoft media software. It can connect through its A/V in/out plug to everything from VCRs to game consoles to DVD players. It’ll even play back video from an iPod with an optional dedicated iPod A/V cable.

The Pocket Cinema is not only great for business meetings, but also parties, and even impromptu outdoor movie nights. But for movies, you’ll want to bring along a few extra batteries due to its really short battery life.

Includes tripod and remote control.

Source: Geek Alerts

Oct 17, 2008

Searching Online Can help your Brain get stronger

According to latest results set to be published on the American Journal for Geriatric Psychiatry, Internet searches can actually help strengthen the aging brain - thanks to the greater mental "activity" that it undergoes while waiting for the search results and the following "scan".

Studies in the past have shown that any mentally tasking act has the capability to change the way the brain responds to the task. This is known to create a "mental reserve" that comes in handy when the brain is subjected to insult and injury. Additionally, this increase in the mental reserve is reportedly capable of lessening the effects of the inevitable - mental aging.

A recent research conducted to verify these claims threw in some interesting results. Expensive MRI equipments were used to monitor the cranial activity of two sets of people: Internet regulars and novices. As for on what basis the teams have been classified in to "regulars" and novices", regulars were those who went online at least once daily, while the novices were the ones who have never been online or use the Internet once or twice in a month.


Oct 11, 2008

Google's new SMS Channel - Check it out

Google have Introduced a new mobile phone service that send Free text Sms rite into you mobile phone you only need to subscribe to yours favourate channel , This service is fast and easy to work and send you regular updates .

You can use this service for receiving news alerts and weather information on your phone through google sms service you can use this service to send sms on any language ,Google SMS channels lets you can compose and send SMS messages via the web
So the first step to create yours channel is to login to your Google Calendar account and press the Settings button. Click on Notifications and check the SMS box for the Event reminder. At the bottom of the screen, select your country and write your mobile phone number including the country code. Click on the Send Verification Code button and check your mobile device. Google should send you a SMS message containing the verification code that must be entered in the last box of the Settings menu. Click the Finish setup button and then we should proceed to the Events configuration.

Click on the Create Event button and set a new notification for the upcoming events, making Google send you a SMS message before the event takes place. However, do not try to send numerous SMS messages as the search giant might block your account without any warning.

Source: Google Sms Channel

Tired of RC Stuff? I bet you will like this for sure

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull wasn’t that spectacular although it was by no means a failure when it comes to box office receipts. Here’s a toy to help you relive more tense moments of the movie.

Use the powers of the crystal skull remote to control the fearsome ant. Scurries and moves like a super-sized version of the real thing. Terrorize your family and friends with its scissor-action mandible!

Would be nice if this was accompanied by a crystal skull mask or toy in order to complete the intended effect. You will need to spare plenty of AA batteries to keep the $34.98 Indiana Jones Giant Radio Controlled Ant going.

Source: thingsyouneverknew

Oct 10, 2008

Monkeys as Waiters - Strange Restuarant

You expect to see something a little strange from time to time while traveling through Asia, but one establishment has something to really shock you.

Kayabuki, a Japanese tavern in Utsunomiya, recently employed 2 Macaques monkeys to act as waiters. Fuku is 12 years-old and Yat is a young 4 years of age and both seem to enjoy their new work.

Kaoru Otsuka, owner of the tavern, says the 2 monkeys are their household pets, but one day he noticed one of them mimicking a waiter by giving the customer a hot towel in the restaurant. Mr. Otsuka thought it would be an interesting idea to have them actually serve the customers.
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Both monkeys works 2 hours a day, serving drinks and handing customer hot towels.They don’t seem to mind the work and are happy to do it in exchange for some Edamame (soybeans) from the customers as tip.

The monkey waiters have done such a good job and brought so much business to the restaurant, Mr. Otsuka admits they’re better than his real son at the job.

Oct 7, 2008

GTA 4 Fans Now has more to Achieve -Trophies

If it’s one thing Playstation 3 fans look forward to, it’s their trophy lists. With the recent added support for trophies, one list they have been certainly looking forward to is the GTA IV medal sheet. Take a look at the entire list.

Off The Boat - You have completed the first mission.
One Hundred And Eighty - You scored 180 with 3 darts.
Pool Shark - You beat a friend at pool.
King of QUB3D - You beat the high score in QUB3D.
Finish Him - You completed 10 melee counters in 4 minutes.
Genetically Superior - You came first in 20 singleplayer street races.
Wheelie Rider - You completed a 500 foot wheelie on a motorbike.
Gobble Gobble - You got a turkey in 10-pin bowling.
Driving Mr. Bellic - You unlocked the special ability of Roman’s taxi.
Rolled Over - You managed 5 car rolls in a row from one crash.
Walk Free - You successfully lost a 4 star wanted rating.
Courier Service - You completed all 10 package delivery jobs.
Retail Therapy - You unlocked the special ability of buying guns from Little Jacob.
Chain Reaction - You exploded 10 vehicles in 10 seconds.
Lowest Point - You completed the mission “Roman’s Sorrow”.
Order Fulfilled - You completed all 10 Exotic Export orders.
Manhunt - You completed the most wanted side mission.
Cleaned The Mean Streets - You caught 20 criminals through the police computer.
Fed The Fish - You completed the mission “Uncle Vlad”.
It’ll Cost Ya - You made a taxi trip from one island to another without skipping.
Sightseer - You have taken all variations of the helicopter tours of Liberty City.
Warm Coffee - You were invited into your girlfriend’s house.
That’s How We Roll! - You unlocked the special ability of Brucie’s helicopter ride.
Half Million - You have amassed a fortune of $500,000.
Impossible Trinity - You completed the mission “Museum Piece”.
Full Exploration - You unlocked all the islands.
You Got The Message - You delivered all 30 cars ordered through text message.
Assassin’s Greed - You completed all 9 assassin missions.
Under The Radar - You flew under all the main bridges in the game.
Dial B For Bomb - You unlocked the special ability of Packie’s car bomb placement.
Gracefully Taken - You completed the mission “I’ll Take Her”.
No More Strangers - You’ve met all the random characters.
That Special Someone - You completed the mission “That Special Someone”.
Teamplayer - You killed 5 opposing team members.
Cut Your Teeth - You were successfully promoted up a rank in multiplayer.
Join The Midnight Club - You won a multiplayer race without damaging your vehicle too much.
Fly The Co-op - You completed “Deal Breaker”, “Hangman’s NOOSE” and “Bomb da Base II” in time.
Taking It For The Team - You were on the winning team in all multiplayer team games.
Top Of The Food Chain - You successfully killed 20 players with a pistol in a deathmatch.
Top The Midnight Club - You won 20 different multiplayer standard races.
Auf Wiedersehen Petrovic - You won in all variations of multiplayer games.
Let Sleeping Rockstars Lie - You killed a Rockstar in multiplayer.

One Man Army - You survived a 6 star wanted level for a full 5 minutes.
Dare Devil - You completed all the unique stunt jumps.
Endangered Species - You collected every hidden package in the game.
Liberty City (5) - Your friends all like you above 90%.
You Won! - You have completed the story.

Liberty City Minute - You finished the story in less than 30 hours.
Key To The City - You completed GTA IV to 100%.
Wanted - You achieved the highest personal rank possible in multiplayer.

Taking A Liberty - Sorry for taking liberties with your time!

Source: PS3 Trophies

Oct 6, 2008

Mammals facing Threat of Extinction

According to a survey 25% of the mammals are on the verge of extinction. The Red List of Threatened Species says populations of more than half of mammalian species are falling, with Asian primates particularly at risk. The main cause of this due to the deforestation. Red list for the current year checked with 5,487 mammals and out of this 1,141 are identified to be on the very verge to disappearance.

The Red List is published approximately once every year. Although designed as the definitive global list of threatened species, in practice the rankings come from assessments covering different types of plants and animals, and some areas of the list will be more up to date than others.

Source: BBC

USB Drive filled with BEER

Let’s say that you’ve run out of beer and for some awful reason you can’t go get more. What could possibly taunt you more than a beer filled USB drive? I swear it would not surprise me in the least to see a news bulletin somewhere, where a guy decided to try to suck the beer out of his USB drive. It’d likely start with one guy either daring or offering up some small fund to do it, like a dollar. It really wouldn’t take much for someone to do it. Well luckily there are no links to actually purchase this USB drive, instead it is just an example of all the cool things a certain company can do with USB drives.The company can not only fill your USB drive with liquid but add little objects to the mix. Like a car for a racing company. Basically, those cheesy pens that the top of them was filled with liquid have now been replaced with these USB drives. Well, I suppose it had to happen eventually. If you feel the need to create liquid filled USB drives with your company name stamped on them just follow the link to find out more info.

Source: Techeblog

Oct 5, 2008

World's Most Expensive Perfumes

Globally, the flavors and fragrances form a $17.8-billion industry of which the top five players are Givaudan, International Flavors & Fragrances, Firmenich, Symrise and Quest International.

These five companies have a substantial presence in the Indian market, along with competition from Indian F&F houses like SH Kelkar, Sachee Aromatics and Oriental Flavors & Fragrances. The Indian F&F market is estimated at around $225 million.

"The word 'perfume' comes from the Latin per fume 'through smoke'. One of the oldest uses of perfumes was in the form the burning of incense and aromatic herbs used in religious services, often the aromatic gums, frankincense and myrrh, gathered from trees.

The Egyptians were the first clan to use perfume followed by the ancient Chinese, Hindus, Israelites, Carthaginians, Arabs, Greeks, and Romans.

The Egyptians invented glass and perfume bottles were one of the first common uses for glass.

So which is the most expensive perfume brand available in the market? Which perfume bottle is adorned with a five-carat diamond? Read on to find out. . . (These perfumes have been ranked by

Clive Christian's Imperial Majesty
1. Clive Christian's Imperial Majesty: Price $215,000
British designer Clive Christian's creation has recently been voted in the Guiness Book of World Records the most expensive perfume in the world. The 16.9-ounce perfume bottle is stuck into the 18-carat gold collar that is adorned with a five-carat diamond. Only five bottles are made annually, justifying the eye-popping price.

2. Clive Christian No. 1: Price $2,150 (2 oz.)Clive Christian No. 1
This perfume is an extravagant combination of Indian jasmine, mandarin and sandalwood. Its bottle is handmade from lead crystal, while the neck is 24-karat gold-plated sterling silver, set with a solitaire.

The stopper is designed after the original pattern granted by Queen Victoria.

3. Caron's Poivre: $2,000
The peppery unisex fragrance of Caron Poivre is a snip at $2,000 (for 2 oz).Caron's Poivre

This perfume is a concoction of lavender, jasmine, rose, Lily of the valley, carnation, cedar, sandalwood, Tonka and musk.

The maker of this perfume, Caron, is one of the last perfume houses to still have an in-house 'nose' (Monsieur Fraysse) -- also called a master perfumer.

4. Chanel No 5: Price $1,850Chanel No 5
One of the world's most famous perfumes relies heavily on jasmine. It was the first fragrance from Parisian couturier, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel.

History has it that Chanel commissioned renowned perfumer Ernest Beaux to make six perfumes. They were labelled No. 1, No. 2, etc. through No. 6. Chanel liked No. 5 the most and that became the chosen formula.

Initially, this perfume was given to some of Chanel's clients for free at her boutique.
Baccarats Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebe
5. Baccarats Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebe: Price $1,700
Baccarat, better known as the maker of high-quality crystal, entered the fragrance business in the late 1990s with three limited-edition fragrances of its own.

Baccarats Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebe combines frankincense and myrrh. The perfume comes in exquisite Baccarat crystal bottles.Annick Goutal's Eau d'Hadrien

6. Annick Goutal's Eau d'Hadrien: Price $1,500
Annick Goutal is a European perfumer, former model and prize-winning pianist. Her Eau d'Hadrien is a fresh, citrus blend of Sicilian lemons, grapefruit and cypress.

7. Hermes' 24 Faubourg: Price $1,500Hermes' 24 Faubourg
This women's perfume, which comes in 1-oz bottles, is made by French fashion house Hermes International.

Hermes started its fragrance line in 1951. Over the past 57 years, the company has created several fragrances for both men and women.

8. Jean Patou's Joy: Price $800Jean Patou's Joy
This is quite a popular fragrance among Hollywood stars. It comes in 1-oz bottles and is a heavy floral scent, based on the most precious rose and jasmine, created by French fashion designer Jean Patou.

Other Patou perfumes are Amour Amour, Adieu Sagesse and Que Sais Je.
But 'Joy' is the most well known one.