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Darren Quick

Darren Quick

Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag.

— Wearable Electronics

Anti-paparazzi clutch bag gives pushy shutterbugs a taste of their own medicine

By - July 8, 2009 4 Pictures
Celebrities looking for a way to combat those pesky paparazzi that doesn’t involve fisticuffs and a less than flattering mug shot will want to hope this new "anti-paparazzi device" makes the jump from concept to commercial availability. The concept is basically an LED flash built into a clutch purse that emits a photo ruining flash of its own when it detects the flash from a camera. Read More
— Automotive

Calling all cars – futuristic cop cruiser takes to LA streets

By - July 7, 2009 3 Pictures
A new vehicle billed as the most technologically advanced police car in the world is due to begin testing in the US. Based on the Australian-built Holden Commodore, which were rebadged as Pontiac G8s in the US, the car aims to turn a standard vehicle into a ‘virtual office’ for emergency services personnel. It replaces the cluttered, cockpit-style gadgets that abound in current police cars with a large single touchscreen display embedded in the passenger dash and throws in some Bond style crime fighting gear like an air gun that fires a laser guided GPS tracking device onto fleeing vehicles. Read More
— Marine

Waterwalkerz brings out your inner hamster

By - July 6, 2009 1 Picture
Waterwalkerz let you get in touch with your inner hamster and walk on water at the same time. Once inside the plastic inflatable ball you’ll be able to walk on water for up to 30 minutes before the air runs out, although you’re likely to run out of energy well before then. While it may not be the most elegant means we've ever seen of treading atop H2O, it certainly looks like the most fun. Read More
— Health and Wellbeing

Shape Up Alarm Clock Dumbbell to wake masochists

By - July 5, 2009 1 Picture
We’ve looked at a few alarm clocks designed to rouse the reluctant riser from their slumber over the years. There’s the Puzzle Alarm Clock to get the gray matter working first thing in the morning and Clocky to get you up and running. Joining the ranks of masochistic devices is the Shape Up Alarm Clock Dumbbell which won’t stop screeching until you’ve done 30 reps. Read More
— Health and Wellbeing

Coating technique helps bionic implants fit right in

By - July 5, 2009 1 Picture
Six million dollars probably wouldn’t get you much of a bionic man these days, but a new process for coating metal implants could vastly improve the lives of the growing number of people who have undergone complicated total joint replacement surgeries. The new electrochemical process improves the implants’ functionality, longevity and integration into the body by producing a coating that is virtually indistinguishable from the body’s own material. Read More
— Health and Wellbeing

What’s on your mind – microelectrodes offer poke free brain control

By - July 3, 2009 1 Picture
The brain is one of our most delicate organs. It’s not really meant to be prodded and poked, hence the nice protective skull surrounding it. That fragility makes experimental devices that use tiny electrodes poking into the brain to help paralyzed people use computers and potentially let amputees control bionic limbs, a risky proposition. But now a new University of Utah study shows that brain signals controlling arm movements can be detected accurately using new microelectrodes that sit on the brain, but don't penetrate it. Read More
— Digital Cameras

Video perfection tool catches up with TV cop technology

By - July 3, 2009 1 Picture
Anyone who has watched CSI or any of the Law & Order franchises has no doubt witnessed a well groomed police technician magically clean up fuzzy security camera vision, thereby providing the detectives with the vital number plate or the face of a criminal at the push of a button. The truth is, of course, far removed from such TV fantasy – at least it has been until now. A new video “perfection tool” developed by researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) helps investigators enhance raw video images to improve the quality at which the images were originally recorded. Read More
— Computers

Viewsonic enters the PC market with the VPC100 All-in-One PC

By - July 2, 2009 1 Picture
Viewsonic, well known as a manufacturer of affordable LCD monitors, has decided to add a little bit extra to its latest release by cramming the guts of a PC behind a 19-inch LCD display to produce the VPC100 All-in-One PC. Viewsonic’s first entry into the PC market maintains the company’s reputation for affordability with its USD$599 price tag and cuts office clutter with its lone cable. Read More
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