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Sony ICD-CX50, the ultimate voice recorder

03/10/2005, Co-Published with BIOS Sony has released no less that seven new digital voice recorders. The most interesting of which is the ICD-CX50, which allows you to record and take digital pictures thanks to a built-in 1.2-Megapixel CCD digital camera. You can...

Ultracane, ultrasonic cane for the vision impaired

03/09/2005, This ultrasonic cane is a “radar” for the vision-impaired.Via gizmag The Ultracane send signals that will bounce off and come back to it, like a radar. The bounced signals will be converted into vibrations that will indicate to the users what...

Laptop Steering Wheel Mount

03/08/2005, Chest pain may occur during a violent frontal shock.Via gadgetmadness This goes directly into the bizarre gadgets section. Arkon, a well known manufacturer of PDA mounts came up with this Laptop Steering Wheel Mount. Obviously, the manufacturer recommends...

Adidas_1, the World´s First Intelligent Shoe

03/07/2005, adidas_1 costs $250.Via Gizmag Addidas says that it has launched the world’s first intelligent shoe. They here is “intelligent cushioning”. The shoe is equipped with sensors that will detect if the cushioning needs adjustments. An...

IBM´s Smart Shopping Cart

03/03/2005, I hope that they have a map of the store… Apparently, IBM has started to sell its Smart Shopping Cart in Japan. The cart provides additional product information to the customers. It seems just attached to a standard cart, we might see it in the...

Paro-chan, the world´s most therapeutic robot

03/03/2005, This robot can help fight depression This furry robot is the Paro-Chan and it is the first of its kind to be recognized to be effective in fighting depression and improving spirits. The robot reacts to light and sounds by emitting a sound and moving its...

Implantable electroshock therapy eases depression

02/28/2005, This pulse generator could reduce severe depressions This “brain pacemaker” could help treat depression for some patients. It is implanted in the chest and sends electric signal to the vagus nerve (2 milliamp for 30 seconds every 5 mn). This...

Printed Human Tissue

02/11/2005, Scientists have created a printer that could allow them to “print” human skin. The technology is not ready to be commercialized yet, but it works by cultivating a patient’s cells and suspend them in a nutrient-rich liquid (the...

"1", the movie shot with consumer-level hardware

02/10/2005, Before the Superbowl magic fades away, we wanted to take the opportunity to talk about “1″, a movie directed by Tim O’Hara that shows the behind the scenes of the most successful high school football team ever: the De La Salle Spartans....

Google hires lead Firefox programmer, plans for a web browser?

01/25/2005, Google has hired Ben Goodger, the former lead programmer of Firefox, the new hot web browser. Ben will continue to work on Firefox at Google. This makes people think that Google is up to something in the web browsing area. Another hint that reinforces...

Pioneer AVIC-ZH25MD HDD GPS Car Navigation System

01/22/2005, Pioneer Corporation, JP, has announced the “AVIC-ZH25MD” their new HDD car navigation system featuring “cyber Nabi.” The new system will be available middle of February for 262,500 Yen (limited release). Features include integrated...

Victims of phishing, you might be on your own

01/21/2005, People who are victims of phising might just get a “sorry” from their bank. In U.K, The Association for Payment Clearing Services is arguing that banks were not insured against such losses. Others are saying that it’s up to the banks and...