This is could be perfect if you're one of those boomers who's obsessed with reliving your teenage years--and if you have a spare $10,000 lying around (backseat not included). But unless you live in an airplane hangar, this isn't exactly a media-room item. According to Tech Digest, it measures a full 40 by 60 feet. One more thing: The winning bidder is responsible for dissembling and transporting the screen from the Big Pevely Flea Market … Read more
Brando is a company that makes some decidedly goofy gadgets (who doesn't?) but it also has figured out a decidedly practical strategy: making all-in-one technologies.
We're not talking about grotesque mutations but useful devices such as a single dock for iPods, PSPs and cell phones. That seems to have been the driving philosophy behind the "55-in-1 card reader," which I4U News says will work with all manner of storage cards, including "SDHC / SDHC 2.0 cards, MicroSD/T-Flash, miniSD, Memory Stick Micro (M2)"--all without adapters, for just $28.
This is exciting news, because … Read more
It makes sense that this latest product comes from Japan, which we maintain is headed toward a human-free society because of its declining population growth. Just as it has found so many ways to automate services, the Japanese have found one less duty for police to handle: fender benders.
As Plastic Bamboo notes, Fujitsu's automotive subsidiary has developed the equivalent of an airliner's black box to document "the scene and sounds of a traffic accident" with a system that includes a microphone, recorder and a camera with a 134-degree lens. The device automatically kicks in when … Read more
'Tis the season for giving, all right. Just when we were whining about solar chargers being too big and bulky, Chip Chick comes along and posts an item on a solar mobile phone charger that's not only much smaller than others we've seen but could even pass as a fashion item.
True, chargers made by generic companies in China like this one aren't known for having the best track records. But given its manageable size (about 3 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick) and its price of $18.50--including adapters for various phones and MP3 players--we … Read more
YES. YES. YES. This is what I have been looking for ever since temperatures started dropping this fall. You see, I'm a firm believer in the benefits of walking around outside as much as possible. If I have time to get there on foot, I'll walk. I take my iPod along for entertainment. And when it's cold, I bundle up. Easy enough, right?
Wrong. When it gets cold, for obvious reasons I wear gloves. But gloved hands can't operate iPod click wheels, so I find that too often I either forsake my beloved walking soundtrack or … Read more
It's a simple fact of life: Good ideas often miss something obvious that would make them great ideas. One example is GPS devices for locating lost or missing children.
Many of the tracking technologies we've seen are basically one-way systems--you stick a sensor onto a backpack or clothes, then the parent tracks it with a main unit. But why not make it work the other way around as well?
Now you can not only read The New York Times, you can wear it. And not just as one of those dorky paper-ship hats, either.
Artist Holly Anne Mitchell fashions jewelry from recycled newspapers, and the innovative results are surprisingly stylish--pins and cuff links from crossword puzzles, earrings and bracelets from stock listings, sudoku puzzles and color Sunday comics. The pieces--which could become collectors' items as newspapers increasingly give way to digital content--sell online and generally run between $80 and $200.
Mitchell's paper-fashion pursuits started when she was a student of fine arts at the University of Michigan charged … Read more
Following the introduction of its 2007 Altima Hybrid, which we saw at this month's LA Auto Show (and which makes use of Toyota's hybrid drivetrain technology), Nissan has outlined plans to introduce a car using its own hybrid technology in 2010.
The announcement is part of the Nissan Green Program 2010, which also includes plans to introduce an original hydrogen fuel-cell car incorporating an in-house-developed stack, and a "three-liter car"--a car that gets gas mileage of 100km per three liters of gasoline (around 79mpg)--both by 2010.
Nissan's news is the latest in a … Read more
Crave has seen all manner of USB storage devices, many of dubious value. But A-Data has recently come out with a USB drive that not only seems well designed but is also practical.
Chip Chick says the 12GB "Mini Cube" (not to be confused with the "Cube Mini") has a plug that folds away into a square case less than 2 by 2 inches that's not really a cube at all, which is a good thing for space-saving reasons. What's most impressive about this $125 device is a "one-touch backup function" that … Read more
We dredged the series of tubes for you: here's today's roundup of link love.
--MUSIC: "Studio 60" Christmas song free for download (CNET News.com)
--DESIGN: Moonwalker Digital Dance Shoes (Gizmodo)
--WEB 2.0: Chop, slice, and 'deep-tag' your YouTube faves with Gotuit's SceneMaker (Webware)
--WEB 2.0: Diggbait: Top 10 Tech Words of 2006 (Valleywag)
--GAMING: NES Wii Skin (Uncrate)
--MUSIC: Wi-Fi radio gathering steam (Listening Post)
--GAMING: Left-Handers (Might) Make Better Gamers (Kotaku)