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‘HOMEWORK' interactive learning system improves communication between children, parents and teachers

By - July 29, 2007 0 Pictures
July 30, 2007 Getting parents involved in what their children are doing in the classroom and giving them opportunities to help their child at home can only better a child’s learning and education. The new learning system ‘HOMEWORK' is providing an effective means of simplifying this communication between the parents, teachers and learners by integrating educational software with broadcast quality video from the Channel Four educational TV series ‘The Number Crew’. Children work in a teacher-led group using an interactive whiteboard, either on their own or in small groups using tablet PCs. The teacher can use his or her own tablet PC to plan lessons, manage the class, allocate work and monitor each child’s progress. Parents can see what their children have been doing at school, are able to offer help and hence feel more involved with the classroom. Read More
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Surf’s up - Ocean City’s public wireless network

By - July 29, 2007 1 Picture
July 30, 2007 Ocean City, New Jersey, is about to become one of the first American dot com-munities. As part of a $3 million plan to upgrade public services in the popular tourist destination, small wi-fi transmitters are being installed on light posts to drench the city in a wireless internet network. Access to the high speed broadband will be free for the residents and will be available to tourists for a small charge. And with a tourist base that increases the town’s population from 15,000 to 130,000 in the summer, it’s a safe bet the council will more than get their money back. Read More
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Smart video advertising at the petrol pump – rolling out in 115 countries globally

By - July 25, 2007 2 Pictures
July 26, 2007 Pay-at-the-pump petrol is a great convenience for drivers, but it sucks profit away from the retailers who derive the majority of profit from convenience store sales. Petrol buyers are the perfect target for point-of-sale advertising – they’re already out of their car, and what’s another five dollars of snacks or coffee on top of a $50 fill-up? To combine the best of these scenarios and catch more of these disposable dollars, a global partnership between three market giants is about to target every petrol customer in 115 countries with a sophisticated video advertising campaign right at the pump, and it promises to change the gas station experience for good. Read More
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The Auto Card Manager wallet

By - July 25, 2007 6 Pictures
July 26, 2007 In the last few years we’ve seen a number of different products come out with the explicit goal of reincarnating the traditional men’s wallet. We’ve recently reviewed the Jimi Wallet, the Dosh Wallet and the ambitiously named and conceived Wallet 2.0 – all variations on a theme and interesting in their own right. The latest to follow this trend is the ACM, or Auto Card Manager, a sexy-looking but perhaps overly bulky steel device that safely stores 6 or 12 credit cards (or any card that’s roughly the same size) and neatly pops the appropriate one out at the touch of a button. While it might be overkill for day-to-day use, the ACM is certainly a nifty gadget, and a clever corporate gift. Read More
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Smart protection for high-heel shoes

By - July 2, 2007 10 Pictures
July 3, 2007 Smart Heel heel protectors are all about protecting your assets, and with billions* spent annually in the U.S. on fashion footwear each year, many women would agree that high-heels are an asset worth protecting. These simple but effective patent pending devices are designed to slip onto your heels before venturing outside in order to fend off tears and scratches caused by sidewalk cracks, stairs and escalators. The protectors are then removed when you reach your destination ensuring that the heels remain unscathed and looking their best. Read More
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Oops I’m Late - mobile notification solution for latecomers

By - July 2, 2007 1 Picture
July 3, 2007 Before the advent of the mobile phone, running 15 minutes late meant just that – you arrived 15 minutes late and people waited for you. Enter text messaging, PDAs and the impatience of the 21st century psyche where you are expected to notify all concerned about the most microscopic change to your ETA – usually resulting in the stressful and sometimes dangerous practice of calling or scrambling a text message while in transit. “Oops I’m Late!” is a novel solution in the form of a newly released software package that uses GPS to calculate the distance between your location and destination and automatically notifies designated contacts that you’re running behind schedule. Read More
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The Dosh all-polymer wallet

By - June 25, 2007 7 Pictures
June 26, 2007 Wallets appeared soon after the introduction of paper currency in the early 17th century and ever since then, leather has been the material of choice. Gizmag has encountered a number of products aimed at equipping the wallet for the rigors of modern life including Wallet 2.0, The Jimi Wallet, the Tsaya Thigh Holster and now the Dosh Wallet - an Australian design that uses a blend of flexible and semi-flexible polymers to create a rugged, waterproof home for all of those items like credit cards, keys and sim cards that just weren’t an issue in the year 1642. Read More
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Sweet smelling first for organic rose

By - June 25, 2007 1 Picture
June 26, 2007 A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. The name may not matter but genes do – longevity, durability and higher yields have long been factored in above fragrance as desirable genetic attributes in the quest for the ideal commercial rose. Now florists in the U.S have unveiled what’s claimed to be the world’s first certified-organic fragrant rose. Read More
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3D foot measurement devices roll out in the USA

By - June 25, 2007 1 Picture
June 26, 2007 Swords into plowshares in the 21st century - 3D camera technology originally designed to detect unexploded bombs has been adapted to accurately measure your shoe size. QinetiQ's FootSee 3D foot gauges can measure the length, breadth, height and shape of your feet in an instant, and the data can be used to decide which shoes provide a perfect fit. The FootSee devices are now beginning to roll out across the USA after an initial purchase by Stride Rite, and collected data will be fed back to footwear manufacturers to help them develop better-fitting shoes. Read More
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