Amid all "The Da Vinci Code" hype of recent weeks comes word of a clock featuring the artist's most famous visage--the Mona Lisa. Designed by Boym Partners, the clock is configured so the moving hands are made up of the painting's background. The minute hand consists of a section of La Gioconda's right eye, which circles around oddly as the time ticks.
If, as so many of us do, you spend much of your day in front of a PC, you likely move your hand from mouse to keyboard countless times during a given stint at the computer. The Combimouse aims to eliminate the need for that back-and-forth by merging mouse and keyboard into one device.
The product looks something like an odd-shaped split keyboard. The right unit functions as a mobile combination keyboard/optical mouse that can be moved around on a support surface just like a conventional mouse. Its grip is similar to that of a regular mouse and its … Read more
Big electronics like colossal boom boxes, giant cell phones and industrial-size camcorders went out of style along with big hair in the early '90s. Thankfully, camcorders today aren't limited to behemoths that have to be lugged around on your shoulder. Now, the choice is usually between choosing a cheap purse-size camcorder or coughing up a few bills for a tiny camcorder or a tiny camera with a camcorder built-in.
Rivals Sony and Matsushita Electric (Panasonic in the U.S.) have jointly proposed a per-second specification for high-definition video cameras, according to EE Times. The elegantly named AVCHD format will record 1080i and 720p signals and let consumer record HD images with an eight centimeter DVD recordable disc.
Data transfer rate is maximum 18 megabits per second.
A few companies have come out with high dev video cameras for consumers, but they cost around $2,000. The price will drop over the next two years. Panansonic wants to come out with models for around $800 in 2007 while some companies … Read more
Fosfor Gadgets has come up with a fun retrospective that features a few choice gadgets of yesteryear, comparing them with their modern-day counterparts. The best news: This list, which includes such gems as an 11.5-pound "transportable" phone, is apparently just the first installment.
HP has upped the ante with the V3000 and dv2000's processor options: you can configure each with an Intel Core Solo or Core Duo processor--or, when it debuts, AMD's dual-core processor. We're glad to see HP continuing to offer consumers a choice of processor, and we can't wait to get a version of each to pit head-to-head.
Having both undergone a significant redesign, the Presario V3000 and … Read more
So-called "pre-N" wireless--Wi-Fi technology that predates the new draft form of the 802.11n wireless standard--is old news. The 802.11n standard is not due for final approval by the IEEE until sometime around July 2007, but that isn't stopping wireless vendors like Linksys, Netgear, Belkin and a host of other companies that do not want to be left out of the wireless competition from embracing the draft standard. It should be noted that the newest draft standard was ultimately rejected on May 2, which is ironic because some manufacturers announced the availability of a 801.11n … Read more
LOS ANGELES--It's the discount hunter's nightmare. You get to the cashier sweating, with a cart sagging under the mountain of sodas, washing detergent and toilet paper that will be sooo cheap with those little coupons you cut out of the mail in the morning.
You load everything onto the conveyor belt, browse your pockets, purse, wallet and your pockets again for the precious pieces of paper. As the groaning of the long line behind you increases, you realize that the inconceivable has happened: You have forgotten your coupons at home--again.
Brent Dusing, CEO of the San Jose-based company … Read more
Guitars--especially electric guitars--are highly adaptable tools. Not only are they among the most musically versatile instruments, they can be outfitted and accessorized with enough gadgets and electronics to fill Metallica's tour bus.
It was just a matter of time, then, before we'd see something like the Intel/Fender Telecaster, a concept guitar introduced last fall. It's a Fender Telecaster--the guitar of choice for many lead players in country-music and rock 'n' roll groups--whose solid wood body has been routed out to accommodate a Hewlett-Packard TC1100 tablet laptop with 1.25GB of RAM, an Echo Indigo I/O … Read more