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Computer Generated Image: Better Than Reality?

02/22/2007, Indonesian CG artist Max Edwin Wahyudi has created this super image of Korean actress Song Hye Kyo. While it is tempting to shout “victory” in the quest of making CG (computer graphics) undistinguishable from real-life, I think that this is...

Tamagotchi idea goes 3D

02/16/2007, Remember the Tamagotchi craze the swept the world over a decade ago with 2D sprites and huge pixels? Imagine what the same idea, repackaged in full 3D glory could do. Frepar Networks will be releasing a new device this year which is capable of projecting...

VW Microbus goes a-rolling

02/13/2007, Corky Coker has custom built the amazing Volkswagen Microbus from scratch, where the final product consists of little more than a single seat vehicle complete with a narrow-rimmed steering wheel and the famous VW logo that is loved and known worldwide....

Talking Urinal Cake serves warning

02/12/2007, The urinal cake industry isn’t a very exciting one to be in for obvious reasons, but once in a while, the humble urinal cake takes a leap forward when infused with technology of some sort. Take the new Wizmark Interactive Urinal Communicator from...

Sanyo helps keep earth green

02/08/2007, Sanyo has successfully developed a refrigeration unit that can save up to 46% in power bills at the end of the month – too bad this system is restricted for supermarket use only at the moment. This system combines a consolidated energy saving...

Snow plowing robot

02/08/2007, Winter in Niigata, Japan is often associated with heavy snow that pose problems for residents who then have to shovel away all that snow from driveways and entrances to their homes. The elderly often find this task too heavy for their aged body, which is...

Samsung to develop robotic guards

02/07/2007, The South Korean government will be collaborating with Samsung when it comes to beefing up military bases as well as other strategic sites around the country with robotic guards. Although the idea of equipping robots with weapons that maim and kill can be...

Mini Desk stalls in office

02/06/2007, The Mini is one iconic vehicle that has its fair share of detractors and fans, but even if you’re in the former camp, it would be nigh impossible to deny the coolness of the Mini Desk. This desk is hand-built according to your specifications, and...

Garbage-eating generator produces power

02/06/2007, The brilliant minds at Purdue University are currently concocting a generator that creates usable energy as a by-product of chewing on garbage. Known as the “Tactical Biorefinery”, this unique invention is meant for use on the military front....

New anti-counterfeiting technology

02/04/2007, Counterfeiters beware! Toppan Printing of Japan has successfully developed a spanking new nanotext printing technology that enables one to insert text on a microscopic level into holographic images. This new layer of security will definitely go a long way...

Hybrid mirror-glass developed

02/01/2007, Having some natural warmth during winter is always nice, but whenever summer rolls around, it is best to stay out of the sun lest you pick up more than a tan. Japanese scientists have succeeded in creating a kind of switchable glass that alternates itself...

Super battery looms ahead

01/31/2007, News on the fuel-cell front for consumer electronics have been nothing short of slow, hence it is nice to read about EEStor from Texas develop a hybrid battery-ultracapacitor that ultimately will replace all forms of electrochemical batteries on the...

X-Ray Camera reveals all

01/31/2007, With extremely tight airport security, the time when x-ray cameras come embedded into lamp posts could be nearer than you think…almost. Check out the sample shot on the right – this camera comes with an x-ray scanner that is capable of picking...

Forgiato wheels ooze with class

01/30/2007, Everyone knows that boys, even when they grow up to become men, never really lose the need to play with toys. The sad fact is big boys’ toys cost a whole load more than a Lego set. This is the very same case with Forgiato’s glass wheels,...