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— Home Entertainment

Solo Internet radio features iPhone remote app

By - May 4, 2010 4 Pictures
If you like to find out what else is on radio, the Grace Digital Solo Wi-Fi Internet radio tuner could be one to add to your collection of music devices. Solo connects to practically any home stereo system or powered speaker set via its stereo RCA jacks and promises easy set up with its built-in Wi-Fi 802.11g card that connects directly to any 802.11b/g/n wireless router. There’s also an free iPhone app that turns your phone into a remote that allows you search, skip, and power the Solo anywhere within range. Read More
— Aircraft

Barcelona Moon team enters Lunar X PRIZE

By - May 4, 2010 4 Pictures
Barcelona Moon, a new Spanish team led by entrepreneur Xavier Claramunt, has officially announced its entry into the ongoing $US30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE. To win the Grand Prize, a team must soft land a privately-funded spacecraft on the moon, send a rover at least 500 meters out onto the moon’s surface, and transmit a specific set of video, images and data back to Earth. The as-yet-unnamed Spanish rover, appropriately enough, looks rather like a sombrero. Read More
— Good Thinking

Simple, effective, revolutionary: V-Lock is the perfect keyhole

By - May 4, 2010 2 Pictures
Some inventions struggle because they're too complicated to explain. The V-Lock, on the other hand, is gonna do great, because it's instantly understandable even without an explanation, hugely useful and forehead-slappingly simple. Everyone who's ever unlocked a door in the dark will understand the problem and designer Junjie Zhang's clever solution in a flash. We love it and we'll take a dozen please. Read More
— Science

3D posters without glasses sure to demand attention

By - May 4, 2010 1 Picture
We’ve all seen cards with images that move or provide a 3D effect without glasses when the viewing angle is moved. Although the technology has been around since the 1940s, its limitations in viewing distance and clarity has seen it largely remain a novelty for prizes in cereal boxes, collectible cards and the occasional movie poster. Now researchers have updated the technology for the 21st Century, enabling a much clearer 3D image on posters up to five meters in size which can also be viewed from a distance. Read More
— Home Entertainment

Pure Internet radio threesome head for the U.S.

By - May 4, 2010 11 Pictures
British digital and internet radio enthusiasts have enjoyed the quality sound and cool styling of PURE products for a good while now. Happily, the company has just announced that three of the range first announced at CES 2010 will shortly be available to U.S. customers. The award-winning EVOKE Flow, the independence-inducing Oasis Flow and the Siesta Flow bedside companion are leading the charge, with others following a little later. Read More
— Automotive

The world's most expensive speeding ticket

By - May 4, 2010 1 Picture
Authorities around the world have long puzzled how to effectively deter those who would endanger innocent lives by driving recklessly on public roads. Car confiscation laws are now in place in many jurisdictions within America, Canada, Australia, Holland, Israel, South Africa and Poland, and in Iran you can have your car confiscated if it is carrying a pet or an inadequately covered female or playing loud music – indeed, in Iran, you can even be imprisoned and flogged for driving offences. Maybe that would be preferable for some, compared to what happened to this guy. Read More
— Science

Swiss breakthrough could mean rain on demand

By - May 4, 2010 2 Pictures
Swiss researchers have reported laser-powered cloud seeding success, both inside and outside the laboratory. Inside the lab, a powerful infrared laser caused visible clouds of vapor to follow in its wake when fired into a water-saturated chamber and sensitive weather apparatus recorded spikes in water droplet density when it was fired into the skies of Berlin, although nothing was visible to the naked eye. Read More
— Mobile Technology

Converse iPhone app turns your phone into a double-ended language translator

By - May 4, 2010 1 Picture
We've all been there - you're trying to communicate with someone who doesn't speak your language and you don't speak theirs, and no amount of charades and gesturing will do the trick. You need a toilet and he's wondering why you're telling him your brother eats flies. Converse is the name of a new app that will soon become available which is claimed to turn your iPhone into a double ended language translator – a multilingual, face-to-face instant messaging conversation. It's one of the most innovative uses of the iPhone's form factor we've yet seen, with both people able to type on a keyboard in their own language at the same time and have the words translated and displayed for the other person. If it works as advertised, Converse is set to significantly reduce communication problems on holidays and business trips. The new app enables an English speaker to communicate with people in 51 different languages and keyboards accommodate non-Latin languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Thai, Czech, Hebrew and Ukrainian scripts. Read More
— Home Entertainment

Media player dock doubles as a shelf

By - May 4, 2010 3 Pictures
If your residence is cramped for space, so much so that you don’t have any shelves left on which to place your iPhone/iPod dock, then you need one of these. Finite Elemente’s Hohrizontal 51 is a shelf with a built-in dock and speakers that not only provides a special place from which to play your tunes, but also is big enough to house other things – like that vase your mother-in-law bought you as a house-warming gift. Read More
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