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Tired? Take a Metronap

05/07/2007, Metronaps is currently offering tiny sleep pods for rental in cities located across the world. Known as the EnergyPod, this unique rest module was created to help enhance powernapping at work, enabling workers to get short bursts of rest during a hectic...

Anti-bacterial shirt costs a bomb

05/06/2007, Although there are a number of keyboards and mice in the market that come with an anti-bacterial coating, none of them are as expensive as this Anti-bacterial Shirt that costs approximately $10,000 for a yard of fabric, no thanks to the amount of silver...

Solar thermal power plant

05/06/2007, The new solar thermal power plant in Spain stands at 40 storeys high and looks as if it was being hosed with giant sprays of water from afar. Upon closer inspection, one realizes that this tower is reflected by a field of 600 gigantic mirrors, generating...

Jet-powered toilet

05/04/2007, So what if you own a Ferrari that hits 60 from 0 in three seconds? Paul Sender, a mechanic from US, has spent £5,000 building a toilet that is powered by a Boeing jet engine, making this officially the fastest and only jet-powered toilet in the...

Sprout Umbrella concept

05/04/2007, I’m amazed that nobody else has thought up of this idea in the first place up until now – the Sprout Umbrella concept allows the user to store the canopy and all the other hardawre within the handle itself. Turning the knob on its face will...

Andrew Keen: “Digg is very dangerous”

05/03/2007, OnHollywood – “Can Democratization Kill Professional Mainstream Media?” was the most entertaining session at the OnHollywood conference.Moderated by Dan Farber, Editor-in-Chief at ZDNet, the debate went on with Andrew Keen, author of The...

Sight+Sound rooms at the Hilton

05/02/2007, The Hilton Hotel chain have just dropped news that several rooms at the Hilton Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Hilton San Francisco will be fitted with high-tech gear to provide an experience that is similar to a home theatre. Known as...

Eye-Fi wants to include WiFi in cameras

05/02/2007, Digital camera manufacturers have long been reticent when it comes to including WiFi connectivity in their cameras, but Eye-Fi hopes to turn the tide by developing a memory card that boasts integrated WiFi functionality. This new WiFi memory card will...

Ellos RescueRobot looks futuristic

05/01/2007, The Ellos RescueRobot was especially designed to help locate humans who are trapped underneath rubble or hard-to-reach places in the event of a disaster. Shaped after a robot, the Ellos is damage resistant (although not invulnerable) and aims to save you...

UV Beads Checker

04/29/2007, UV light does serve its purpsoe in the world, but when it comes to women, most of them shun it due to the ability for such light to speed up the aging process by quite a notch. The UV Beads Checker from Japan aims to prevent this from happening by coming...

Geminoid the robotic doppelganger

04/26/2007, A Japanese researcher has successfully developed a robotic doppelganger that looks and moves exactly like him, enabling him to be in two places at the same time technically. Known as the Geminoid, Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University used a...

Wall Clock Bank

04/25/2007, Everyone is encouraged to stash away some money for a rainy day, and the Wall Clock Bank you see here actually takes the adage “time is money” seriously by offering a timepiece that has the ability to store coins for use during dire and...

Exoskeleton up for rent

04/23/2007, Just in case you’re sick and tired of lugging old boxes from the attic to the basement at your wife’s request, you can always rent the HAL-5 exoskeleton from Japan. Word has it that the HAL-5 can be rented for $590 a month in Japan from next...

Robo-falcons to keep pigeons at bay

04/23/2007, The city of Liverpool in England has been named the European Capital of Culture 2008, which explains the flurry of upgrading activity going on there. Unfortunately, the city council still has to contend with the nuinsance of common pigeon dung, and have...