The mighty Dutch giant Philips has launched a new living room thingy called the iPronto. I say thingy, because it’s kind of hard to categorise. The $1699 iPronto TSi6400 is billed as a wireless home control panel, but it really seems to be more of a cross between a Web pad/tablet PC and TV remote control. The idea of using the integral Internet browser to access an electronic program guide and stuff does sound cool though. [via digitlife]Read More
Monthly Archives: September 2002
The InkSaver software program is designed to help you save money by cutting down on the amount of ink your ink-jet printer uses. It does this by intercepting your print job on its way to the printer and allocating leaner, meaner settings for the amount of ink used for the output. It’s a nice idea, and the company claims no performance hit, but I’ll remain a little sceptical until I’ve actually seen the $29.99 product in action. And it will…
Apparently we’re about to be swamped with a veritable flood – if that’s the right word – of 3D LCD computer screens. The latest announcement comes from Sharp which has developed a model which can switch between 2D and 3D at the touch of a button. Sharp are not the only kids on the 3D block, however, as NeurOK Optics and Dimension Technologies will be super quick to point out. [via slashdot]
The Resources for Windows XP site is simply chock – and I mean chock – full of stuff about XP. Troubleshooting, patching, programs, and so on and so forth! A mandatory bookmark for those running the operating system!
The Sandlot Science site features illusions of all shapes and sizes – lots of them. You can buy them, play with them, learn about them. In fact do just about anything you want, including marvel at the minds that created them. [via madville]
The JVC HP-ALW800 wireless headphones don’t have a headband, and instead hook directly onto the ears in a rather innovative but mysterious way. Range 7 meters and priced at around $65.00. More in English here.
The Nanotechnology Research Institute of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan, has ‘developed a sub-micron ink-jet technology that makes it possible to dispense dots 1/1000 smaller than the dots produced by currently available technologies.’ What does this mean? It means that they can ‘ink-jet print’ ultrafine electronics and wiring onto boards, which will allow for even teenier, weenier devices for us to lose.
PDFZone.com offers just about every PDF tool you’re ever going to need – and then some. Bookmark worthy!
Intel has announced a new technology called Light Filed Mapping which it claims will allow for almost photorealistic games and interactive programs. Of course we’ve heard this sort of stuff before, but LFM really does seem to provide some neat results. Check here for some cool videos.
Wow, the Minox Digital Classic has got to be the coolest digital camera in the world at the moment. This replica of a 1950’s miniature Leica M3 contains a 1.3 megapixel digital camera, and can store up to 99 images in its internal 32 MB memory. What a shame it has no preview LCD though. Priced at around $290.00. [via boingboing.]
Meet HRP-2P – let’s call him Harry shall we? – the latest in a long line of prototype Japanese robots designed to amuse and enthrall us (and eventually take over the world – muhaahahahaha!). His main claims to fame are that he’s taller than yer average at around 5 foot, and that he has no bulky electronics backpack which most of the alternatives sport. I suppose that this makes him a lean, mean, stumbling machine. Go Harry! [via japaninc] And…
Typical isn’t it. You wait around for ages for Bluetooth headsets to appear and then three come at once. OK, well two then. The Nokia HDW-2 is a neat looking doo-hickey which fits in your ear and is painted gold, and contains Bluetooth bits and stuff. Surprisingly it’s not compatible with the Nokia 7650 though, because that handset does not support audio Bluetooth. Now there’s an interesting thing!
Now why would anyone want to load 30 operating systems onto their computer? Perhaps because they can? Now remember kids, don’t try this at home!
Celebrity Doubles is yet another…er…celebrity double site, featuring some real glamour and glitter from across the water.
Anyone thinking of buying a Nokia 7650 camera phone might do well to check on Joel Rowbottom’s Pop-Shots site. It’s basically a gallery of random photos taken in London with his handset. As he so eloquently puts it – ‘candid photos from a crap phone camera’. Oh dear!