11/24/2004, “Featuring a complete 5.1 Surround Sound System strategically installed into the frame of the chair, RX2 creates the most immersive experience for gaming, movies and music playback.” Apparently, it is really working as advertised. I have two questions: • How much is it (glups)• What about a 2 seats version? [product homepage][via gizmodo]
11/23/2004, “The American Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with MTV2, has launched SonicVision, a groundbreaking digitally animated alternative music show.” (AMNH) The show features music from high-profile artists along with animated computer-generated graphics. Although the concept is not new (yeah, rave parties were already doing more than 10 years ago, in Europe) people still love that kind of spectacle. Videos (Real Player): DSL / modem
11/22/2004, PowerFilm is a flexible solar panel that can be used to charge your gadgets. It is possible to get a whole range of adapters that suits your needs. The idea is really cool. Traditional solar panels are usually fragile and bulky (if you want a fair amount of power). The PowerFilm solves both those issues. It’s a bit expensive, but if you have no other energy source available, it’s a […]
11/16/2004, “The device is a bracelet that stores and exchanges information about you and your relationships. Data exchange occurs only when you shake hands with another user. Information gathered and processed is reflected on the bracelet itself and can serve as a reminder or as an ice breaker for further conversation.” It’s pretty interesting. It’s too bad that it doesn’t help me to remember the names of people.
11/11/2004, Microsoft is trying to catch up with Google. You can try their MSN search. It’s still in beta for now. I noticed that the search is pretty fast, faster than Google. Their index seems also up to date. It’s too soon to tell if they are really onto something, tough.
11/11/2004, I wanted to get a gaming laptop for some time, and the arrival of upgradeable PCIe graphics might precipitate things. The Voodoo Envy 790 will easily play any game you can throw at it. There’s one issue: the price. Price: $4500[voodoo envy 790]
11/10/2004, TechJapan is reporting about Gran Turismo 4 “Completion Announcement Meeting”. HighlightsÃ¢â‚¬Â¢ 700+ carsÃ¢â‚¬Â¢ 50 coursesÃ¢â‚¬Â¢ Photo modeÃ¢â‚¬Â¢ BMW’s Next-Gen 3-seriesÃ¢â‚¬Â¢ Upcoming GT game for PSP Gran Turismo 4 is a PlayStation 2 game.
11/09/2004, The Buffalo Terastation 1TB is a Network Attached Storage device (NAS). Fortunately, it also connects to USB 2.0 for those who have a “slow” ethernet (non-Gigabit). The Terastation has four 250GB drives (a total of 1024GB = 1TB), and to explain it simply: it’s a boatload of downloads This could also serve as the storage for all your media at home (TV shows, videos, music). I wonder if the design […]
11/06/2004, Venexx has created this perfume-sprayer watch for the ladies and the gentlemen. It’s unisex. The watch contains a tank of perfume (of you choice) that can be refilled. One refill lasts for about 60 sprays.
11/06/2004, “A shock treatment is in store for those who try to molest women on streets. Two students of the garment manufacturing technology programme of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) have designed a unique anti-molestation jacket, which comes with a handy protection device for the wearer if someone tries to attack her. The electric gadget concealed inside the jacket is capable of releasing a current of 70 to 100 […]
11/05/2004, I keep receiving questions about the GMail Drive Shell Extension since I mentionned it in this Blog. Here’s a short FAQ Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ This allows you to use GMail as a Network DriveÃ¢â‚¬Â¢ A new drive icon will show up in your windows explorerÃ¢â‚¬Â¢ The maximum file size is limited at 10MBÃ¢â‚¬Â¢ 40 character file namesÃ¢â‚¬Â¢ Only one account is supportedÃ¢â‚¬Â¢ It can be uninstalled like a regular appÃ¢â‚¬Â¢ GMail does […]
11/03/2004, Epson wants to revolutionize the way chips are being manufactured. By using its Inkjet technology and 2 types of inks (conductive and insulator), Epson can “print” circuits that would have been otherwise created using a silicon “wafer”. This won’t replace traditional silicon chips, but it could lead to improvement in the way the electronics is laid out in our gadgets, Making them smaller.
11/03/2004, In the 80s The MSX was a really advanced computer. It was hugely popular in Japan and Europe. This computer might be re-introduced under the form of the MSX1 chip. It will not serve any entertainment purposes like its ancestor. Instead, it will be an ultra low cost web-access computer in developed countries. Similar initiatives like the AMD Geode NX1250 have a similar goal.
10/28/2004, The Japanese Government has given permission to Mazda to test a Hydrogen-Powered version of their RX-8 sports car. The three months of testing will be used to gather data for further development. Hydrogen is seen by many as the only practical replacement of oil. [via japan today]