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Samsung goes after CCD blood

03/27/2007, Samsung has proven that the megapixel race between digital cameras and cellphone manufacturers isn’t over yet, releasing an 8.4 megapixel CMOS sensor that will most probably be incorporated into the latest batch of cellphones worldwide within a...

Figla robot vaccum cleaner

03/23/2007, The Figla vacuum cleaner comes with a whole array of sensors that help it perform its task much better than your average teen. The sensors used to aid the Figla as it goes about its tasks include infrared, gyro, ultrasonic, and a simple digital camera. It...

I will crush you!

03/22/2007, A bunch of researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology have successfully created the first electromechanical prosthetic hand in the world that is strong enough to crush an empty beverage can, and I suspect all of humanity in due time. The 300g...

Transparent plastic battery in the works

03/22/2007, Check out the clear flexible plastic that you see on the right – it is actually a polymer-based rechargeable battery developed by Japanese scientists. This unique battery comes with a high charge/discharge capacity despite its miniscule size,...

Concept device tracks our water usage

03/22/2007, While we might go to war over oil at the moment, it is inevitable that nations will fight each other over water in the future due to our nonchalant attitude towards this precious resource now. The Personal Water Meter (PWM) concept from Adam Kereliuk aims...

Cigarette phone a boon to smokers

03/21/2007, The cellphone manufacturer who came up with the idea of a Cigarette phone must be commended for its ingenuity. This unique dual band GSM handset looks more like a toy than anything else, coming in the exact dimensions as a cigarette box. Sliding the...

Automatic gear bikes to the fore

03/19/2007, Cycling is a great form of exercise, but many of us often get intimidated when it comes to rolling hills – especially when it comes to the ascension. Seasoned veterans will be able to use the gears to their advantage, but newbies will probably...

Ever cheerful tissue-dispensing robots

03/16/2007, I really don’t see the need for a tissue-dispensing robot known as Mospeng-kun, but they definitely are handy to have around in a social function. What this robot does is offer a pack of tissue after greeting a nearby person (thanks to the built-in...

NicStic the smokeless cigarette

03/16/2007, Healthy smoking sounds like a paradox, but the makers of NicStic are currently working on a smokeless cigarette that runs on battery power to bring the aforementiond paradox to live. The NicStic vaporizes tobacco via a rechargeable heating coil inside a...

LED hourglass now in 3D

03/16/2007, Dhananjay Gadre and Anurag Chugh have successfully developed a LED hourglass that brings a new twist to an old device. The LEDs were ingeniously arranged in a circular, conical fashion to play the part of an hourglass’ glass parts, giving the entire...

Weird plane-helicopter hybrid

03/16/2007, Baldwin Technology has developed a working prototype of their helicopter which defies conventional design, making even Leonardo da Vinci proud. This unique helicopter was specifically made to lift heavy objects. It can even achieve a faster travel time by...

Rollerblades get 1.5 horses

03/14/2007, Check out this pair of Motorized Rollerblades that was retailing for $78 on eBay. Fancy wearing one of these to push you through those strenous uphill stretches so that you can enjoy an exihilirating ride downhill? The reason behind this mad mod is...

Laser diode from Sharp burns at 6X

03/14/2007, Sharp of Japan has recently developed the GH04P21A2G blue-violet laser that is capable of burning doubled sided discs of the Blu-ray and HD DVD variety at 6X speed. Mass production of these new diodes will begin this May, featuring an output of 210 mW,...

Robot to rescue those fainted in a fire

03/14/2007, This bright green robot that you see is not a threat to the human race despite how you might perceive its actions at first glance. No, it ain’t swallowing up a human whole, but it actually uses those arms to identify and pick up any humans who might...