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Review of the New Fossil Wrist Net

12/03/2004, Fossil recently released a new version of the Wrist Net MSN Direct watch. I actually expected the two watches to be pretty similar, however it turns out they are very different devices. If you’re thinking about getting an MSN Direct watch,...

Too busy to play with your Dog? GoDogGo can help

12/03/2004, I’m pretty amazed by what inventors can come up with. GoDogGo is an automated tennis balls launcher that is designed to keep your dog entertained for hours at a time. It can throw a ball with a pre-defined force every 15 seconds and can be...

Diode LED Wristwatch, by Saishin

11/30/2004, This watch has 84 LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights that will tell you the time, in a rather weird way. “The Minute and hour lights light up one at a time until they reach the time, then pause, so you can tell the time, and retract.” (via...

Samsung, the company that perpetually re-invents itself

11/30/2004, Samsung is one of the consumer electronics company that I respect the most. During the last decade, they have successfully gone from the company that was making cheap, low-quality products to a global leader of electronics. Today, Samsung is synonymous...

iFBot, a companion for the elderly, in Japan

11/29/2004, iFBot has been created to serve as a companion for elderly people in Japan. It can react to the motion of its owner, and could be most useful to alert the emergency services in case a health issue comes up. Price: $5600 [business-design][sorobangeeks]

Yourself!Fitness, a Virtual Personal Trainer on Xbox

11/28/2004, Your next (virtual) trainer is on this photo. Her name is Maya and she’s the main character of Yourself!Fitness, a training application running on Xbox. Different programs are available like Fitness, Flexibility, Weight loss or Yoga. The application...

RoboCoaster G2, the Programmable Rollercoaster

11/26/2004, RoboCoaster G2, touted as the Next-Generation roller coaster ride, was demonstrated last week. Most of the rides that I have tried were either rail-based or arm-based. RoboCoaster is merging the two techniques, allowing the passengers to experience the...

RX2, the Dolby 5.1 Chair from Spherex Inc

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...

Sonic Vision, do you see your music?

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...

PowerFilm, the flexible Solar Panel

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...

iBand, an IR technology for exchanging personal information

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...

MSN Search (beta), did you try it?

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...

Voodoo Envy 790, a high-end gaming laptop

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]

Fresh news of Gran Turismo 4

11/10/2004, TechJapan is reporting about Gran Turismo 4 “Completion Announcement Meeting”. Highlights• 700+ cars• 50 courses• Photo mode• BMW’s Next-Gen 3-series• Upcoming GT game...