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Vonage passes the 400,000 subscribers mark

01/06/2005, This is an important step for Vonage, and for sure it’s far from over. Their aggressive marketing campain seems to pay. Network devices manufacturers are signing deals and their service is starting to be sold in retail, an excellent sign that the...

In-Car Sandwich Maker

12/28/2004, Every morning when I drive I see people not paying to much attention to the road. Cellphone calls, newspapers and food are probably the most common distractions. The worst that I have seen was a guy eating a bowl of Chinese noodle (with the broth) with...

The tsunami in Asia and how you can help

12/28/2004, This is not really tech-related, but it is important nonetheless. You’ve all seen the disaster on TV, as of today, there were more than 55000 killed. Here is a list of links where we can provide help to the survivors: Indian Prime Minister Relief...

Bendable Organic Solar Panels

12/28/2004, The cost-to-power ratio of solar energy is not very good. In fact, compared to old-fashion fossil fuel energy, it’s even pretty expensive. This might change with the introduction of the Organic Solar Cell. The solar cell will be made of pentacene, a...

Flybar 1200 is a monster pogo stick!

12/23/2004, Christian Harris writes: “The company that brought us the original pogo stick in 1918, SBI Enterprises, has now brought the Flybar 1200 ($300) to market. In doing so, it has scrapped the steel coil spring in favor of 12 huge rubber bands, or...

Germany has the biggest solar energy plant in the world

12/22/2004, This solar energy farm is the symbol of the German will to use clean energy. The solar park consists of 57600 solar panels will generate 10 megawatts. That’s enough to power 9000 homes. It’s not much energy compared to traditional power plant,...

Hyper-resistant metal could revolutionize gizmos

12/21/2004, Back in August we talked about the “Rubber Metal”, a super-resistant, flexible and virtually indestructible material that also conducts electricity. It is built using nano-technology. The material is assembled molecule by molecule. This could...

UberGizmo featured in USA Today

12/20/2004, A friend of mine noticed that we were featured on USA Today’s “Hot Sites”. “Another day, another great new tech-gadget blog on our desktop. UberGizmo has been getting great information on all kinds of gadgetry of late – a...

View Traffic on Yahoo! Maps

12/19/2004, Did you notice that Yahoo! Maps now displays real-time traffic conditions? It will tell you how fast traffic is going and will display an icon if there is an accident. If you click on an accident icon, Yahoo will display additional information, such as...

Robot chromosomes?

12/16/2004, Kim Jong-Hwan, a professor from the Robot Intelligence Technology Lab (Korea) has created a set of 14 “artificial chromosomes” that defines robots personality. In fact, by “genes” he really means “software”. It...

Affordable Touch Panel Phone

12/16/2004, This stylish phone would look pretty good on my desk, and yeah, I can already hear my friends arguing that it’s not wireless (therefore low-tech). I don’t care, I think that a wired phone with an LCD panel *is* high-tech and that this one...

´Nano-needle´ operates on cell

12/15/2004, “Scientists have performed a delicate surgical operation on a single living cell, using a needle that is just a few billionths of a metre wide.” (BBC) The nano-needle was used to penetrate the membrane of a cell. This could boost the research...

Virtual white cane for the blind

12/15/2004, “UCSC researchers are developing new assistive technologies for the blind based on advances in computer vision that have emerged from research in robotics. A “virtual white cane” is one of several prototype tools for the visually...