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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.

— 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
— Health and Wellbeing

Robotic jaws give dentists something to chew on

By - July 2, 2009 3 Pictures
In news that might be a little worrying when coupled with our recent story of the flesh-eating robotic clock, UK researchers have developed a Chewing Robot. Thankfully the uses for the Chewing Robot are more benign - it has been developed to study the wear and tear on dental elements, such as fillings, crowns and bridges. By reproducing the motion and forces sustained by teeth within a human mouth, the robot has the potential to dramatically improve the process of developing and testing new dental materials. Read More
— Automotive

The out of this world Extra Terrestrial Vehicle

By - July 2, 2009 9 Pictures
We're not sure ET would have settled for cruising in a basket attached to a bicycle if he'd seen the Extra-Terrestrial Vehicle (ETV). Contrary to its name, the ETV was actually built by Earthling Mike Vetter at his Florida-based car customization company, The Car Factory. Made by stripping the body of a Chevy Aveo and replacing it with a futuristic shell, complete with gull-wing doors, the aerodynamic ETV will get at least 40 mpg and turn more than a few heads while doing it. Read More
— Computers

HP Professional Workstation gets Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor

By - July 1, 2009 1 Picture
Anyone looking at getting a HP xw9400 Workstation has a couple of extra processor options to consider with the company announcing the high-end workstations are now being offered with the Six-Core AMD Opteron 2400 Series processor. According to HP, the extra grunt provided by the new AMD Opteron processors will make the xw9400 a better option for 3-D digital content creation and areas that attract lots of “mega” and “multi” prefixes - “multi-threaded applications, multi-tasking and mega-tasking environments.” Read More
— Digital Cameras

Magic Lantern unofficial firmware for the EOS 5D Mark II shows Canon how it's done

By - July 1, 2009 1 Picture
Canon might want to consider putting a certain Trammell Hudson on the payroll. Hudson has developed an enhancement to the firmware of the Canon 5D Mark II digital SLR camera to make the already impressive camera an even more attractive option for shooting professional video. Dubbed ‘Magic Lantern’, the new firmware includes both audio and video fixes and is a completely open platform, meaning users are free to extend the Magic Lantern firmware themselves. Read More
— Outdoors

The dual purpose Cool Bar – cooler by day, cocktail table by night

By - July 1, 2009 1 Picture
Coolers might keep things cold at a picnic or party, but if you’re looking to keep some drinks on ice with an extra touch of class the Cool Bar could be just the thing. Designed to serve the dual purposes of cooler and cocktail table, we can see the how the Cool Bar might be handy at a barbecue or while camping - keep drinks cool by day and when night rolls in, just lift the lid and you have yourself a cocktail table. Read More
— Mobile Technology

GameBone Pro game controller for iPhone

By - June 29, 2009 1 Picture
With the ever-increasing number of games available for the iPhone and iPod Touch through the App Store it seems many users find the Apple devices an acceptable gaming platform. One of the major downsides for gamers though is the lack of any real physical buttons. 22Moo is looking to provide mobile gamers with a solution in the form of the GameBone Pro, an OS 3.0 compatible, 8-way D-pad, 6 button game controller that connects to an iPhone or iPod Touch via Bluetooth or Apple’s 30-pin dock connector. Read More
— Mobile Technology

Stop squinting - MiLi Pro gives iPhones the big picture treatment

By - June 29, 2009 10 Pictures
The increasing popularity of mobile phones as complete multimedia devices has been hampered by one obvious problem – screen size. That problem has seen the development of different projectors and projection technologies eager to provide the solution. The latest to enter the fray is the Mili Pro - a stylish unit from mobile phone accessory developer PhoneSuit that is designed to give the big picture treatment to Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch. Read More
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