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HTC's updated Touch Cruise smartphone

HTC has announced an updated version of its HTC Touch Cruise smartphone that was released in January 2008. The new model Touch Cruise features a new look and expands on the GPS capabilities of its predecessor with the inclusion of HTC Footprints – geotagging software that not only allows users to geotag photos taken on the unit’s 3.2 MP fixed focus camera, but also lets them take notes and an audio clip related to that image to form a “digital postcard”. In addition to identifying each postcard with its specific GPS co-ordinates, Footprints also auto-names each postcard with its general location or area.  Read More

Sanyo's eneloop electric hybrid bicycle

Countries with a strong bicycle culture such as those in Asia have rapidly embraced bicycles of the motorized variety. Whereas many early motorized bicycles employed internal combustion engines, the tide has shifted in favor of more environmentally friendly electric motors. Sanyo’s new eneloop electric hybrid bicycle offers a “Power-up Mode” assist ratio of up to 1:2 to enable easy pedaling up steep hills and a new “loop charge function” that charges the battery as you cruise the streets.  Read More

The GAMEROX video gaming chair

If there’s one thing most parent’s hate seeing, it’s their offspring slumped in from of the TV, video game controller in hand, ruining their posture and getting fatter by the second. This is one of the many reasons Nintendo’s Wii has proven so popular and now a company with a new concept in game seating is also hoping to do its bit for poor childhood posture and inactivity by getting kids moving and improving their posture while they sit playing video games. The GAMEROX chair is designed to promote movement during game play to deliver health benefits through improved circulation, movement and exercise by taking advantage of children’s natural tendency to move with the onscreen action.  Read More

The energy generating revolving door at the Driebergen-Zeist railway station

In a clever example of harnessing the power of human movement, Netherlands based door manufacturer Royal Boon Edam has developed an energy generating revolving door for the Driebergen-Zeist railway station which generates energy with every person passing through the door.  Read More

Japanese student walking in a virtual world with the character controled by his brain wave...

Dream analysis could be set to become a whole lot easier with news that a Japanese research team has created a technology that could eventually display images from people’s dreams on a computer screen. So far the team at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories has only managed to reproduce simple images from the brain, but, “by applying this technology, it may become possible to record and replay subjective images that people perceive like dreams," the private institute said in a statement.  Read More

The Vision-X Dyna-Curve screen

With big screen HDTV’s becoming the rule rather than the exception it can be a little hard staying one step ahead of the Joneses. Nowadays the only way to truly impress the neighbors in the home entertainment department is with a true home theater comprising a projector and screen. So for those looking to be the envy of the neighborhood Vutec has introduced a new generation of high-gain curved screens dubbed the Vision-X Dyna-Curve. The Dyna-Curve screens feature an advanced multi-aspect masking system for use with all widescreen 2.35:1 anamorphic lens projectors, masking to 16:9 and 4:3, while maintaining constant image height for movie, HDTV and Standard TV formats.  Read More

New screening technology could get you through the gate and into the air sooner

If terrorists aimed to frustrate millions of air travelers with time consuming pre-flight baggage searches they definitely seem to have made progress, but new technologies used to analyze human behavior could provide an alternative to the time consuming process of analyzing the content of passengers’ carry-on luggage. These systems would detect signs of emotional strain that could indicate that a passenger may intend to commit an act of terror. It might sound like science fiction, but such technology is much further advanced than most might think, and it’s not surprising that Israel, a country that faces constant security threats, has become a leader in developing such technologies.  Read More

The Logitech G13 advanced gameboard

We gamers are a hardy breed - we risk hand fatigue, sleep deprivation, eye strain and obesity all in the name of world domination, hostage rescue or quest completion. Logitech have addressed at least one of these afflictions with their G13 advanced gameboard – a hybrid gaming keyboard that features a naturally contoured design that is designed to deliver increased comfort and reduce hand fatigue by complementing the natural shape of the hand, while the smooth, concave home-row keys make it easy to locate buttons by touch.  Read More

Keanu Reeves looking to attract a whole new audience in The Day The Earth Stood Still

Any aliens bored with anal probing and cattle mutilation will be able to kick back and enjoy The Day The Earth Stood Still tomorrow when 20th Century Fox makes history by beaming the first motion picture into space. The company is touting the transmission of the remake of the 1951 classic movie as the first ‘galactic release’ of a movie and hopes to get some favorable reviews from Alpha Centauri in eight years – accounting for the round trip communication.  Read More

The Novatel Wireless MiFi

Widespread mobile Internet access is the next step along the road to complete connectivity and Novatel Wireless are hoping their new MiFi product line proves a vital stepping stone in hastening our trip along that path. The palm-sized MiFi enables users to access high-speed Internet from anywhere there is a cellular connection, including moving vehicles where multiple passengers may need Internet access.  Read More

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