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Anti-Molestation Jacket

11/06/2004, “A shock treatment is in store for those who try to molest women on streets. Two students of the garment manufacturing technology programme of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) have designed a unique anti-molestation jacket, which...

The MSX will be re-introduced as an ultra low cost PC

11/03/2004, In the 80s The MSX was a really advanced computer. It was hugely popular in Japan and Europe. This computer might be re-introduced under the form of the MSX1 chip. It will not serve any entertainment purposes like its ancestor. Instead, it will be an...

Mazda Hydrogen-powered RX-8 sports car to hit the road

10/28/2004, The Japanese Government has given permission to Mazda to test a Hydrogen-Powered version of their RX-8 sports car. The three months of testing will be used to gather data for further development. Hydrogen is seen by many as the only practical replacement...

Dell Inspiron 9200, a 17" Laptop

10/27/2004, It took Dell more than a year to offer a 17″ Laptop. This is the right size for looking at the (optional) 1600 x 1200 screen. It can be configured in a pretty standard way. The Inspiron 9200 is powered by a Pentium-M up to 2Ghz. As usual, the basic...

Fingerprint-based security just got cheaper, thanks to Fujitsu

10/26/2004, Are fingerprints better than password to protect your data? It’s a pretty controversial subject, but what we know for sure is that fingerprint technology just got cheaper. Fujitsu just reduced the cost of its fingerprint reader by using a...

BTX PC-Case format coming to the mainstream

10/25/2004, For a decade, the PC cases were manufactured using the ATX format. The format basically dictates were components such as power supply and connectors go. BTX is the new evolution of PC-Cases. What’s better? The thermal design is better, and that...

What is that Toshiba Gizmo?

10/23/2004, I found this funny looking gizmo while browsing on the Toshiba Japanese website. I did a quick search but did not find it in the products. So if you have a clue, let me know. [toshiba website]

Autonomous robot powered by Via EPIA mini-ITX motherboard

10/20/2004, “The Prodigies”, a team of two young boys (15 & 20) has built this “robot” and plan to participate to the DARPA grand challenge. There’s a $2 million prize for the winner. The robot is controlled by a Via EPIA mini-ITX...

HP demonstrate ultra-thin flexible screen technology

10/19/2004, Having a “digital paper” is not a new concept, but HP seems to have the edge on the research & development off this type of paper-thin screen that displays the image even when it is not powered!In the future, this could lead to the...

Aquabox, the elegant liquid-cooling solution for your PC

10/18/2004, Liquid cooling for PCs is not really a new thing, but I really like the elegance of the Aquabox. I could imagine a tower like this on my desk (if the fan is not too noisy). It looks a bit like the Reserator 1 from Zalman. [via sorobangeeks]

SBC to offer $1.99/month Wifi Hotspot access

10/17/2004, SBC, the largest phone operator in California is going to offer an unlimited Wifi hotspot access for $1.99 a month. During the last months, SBC has built up a large number of Hotspots. Today, they run 3900 Hotspots, from 70 seven months ago. The service...