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Powercast looking into wireless charging

04/02/2007, Virtually everyone has learnt to live with power cords and cables as it is an inevitable part of any electronic item. Powercast hopes to change that in the near future by utilizing radio wave technology to transfers RF energy to a device. While this idea...

bNAND flash memory debuts

04/01/2007, We’ve all heard of NAND flash memory, but Hagiwara Limited has released a bootable NAND flash (bNAND) that comes with an integrated flash controller and USB interface, measuring a miniscule 12mm x 18mm x 1.2mm. The main function of the bNAND flash...

Medirelax looks like egg with legs

03/28/2007, Medirelax has unveiled an orb that offers a private cocoon to get away from all the stress and bustle of the outside world, sending you into a state of deep relaxation within six minutes. Of course, this is also a good place to be at for aspiring...

Gummi Bot takes the soft approach

03/28/2007, Robots are cold machines that help humanity before they gain enough intelligence to take over the world, but somehow the Biomimetic Soft-Bodied “Gummi Bots” are capable of melting even the hardest human heart thanks to their cuddly appearance....

Java Platform 8 announced

03/27/2007, Sony Ericsson recently announced its first cellphone that supports the Mobile Services Architecture (MSA) in the form of the Z750. The MSA umbrella standard (JSR-248) aims to reduce the fragmented Java community by taking a two-pronged approach – it...

Samsung goes after CCD blood

03/27/2007, Samsung has proven that the megapixel race between digital cameras and cellphone manufacturers isn’t over yet, releasing an 8.4 megapixel CMOS sensor that will most probably be incorporated into the latest batch of cellphones worldwide within a...

Figla robot vaccum cleaner

03/23/2007, The Figla vacuum cleaner comes with a whole array of sensors that help it perform its task much better than your average teen. The sensors used to aid the Figla as it goes about its tasks include infrared, gyro, ultrasonic, and a simple digital camera. It...

I will crush you!

03/22/2007, A bunch of researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology have successfully created the first electromechanical prosthetic hand in the world that is strong enough to crush an empty beverage can, and I suspect all of humanity in due time. The 300g...

Transparent plastic battery in the works

03/22/2007, Check out the clear flexible plastic that you see on the right – it is actually a polymer-based rechargeable battery developed by Japanese scientists. This unique battery comes with a high charge/discharge capacity despite its miniscule size,...

Concept device tracks our water usage

03/22/2007, While we might go to war over oil at the moment, it is inevitable that nations will fight each other over water in the future due to our nonchalant attitude towards this precious resource now. The Personal Water Meter (PWM) concept from Adam Kereliuk aims...

Cigarette phone a boon to smokers

03/21/2007, The cellphone manufacturer who came up with the idea of a Cigarette phone must be commended for its ingenuity. This unique dual band GSM handset looks more like a toy than anything else, coming in the exact dimensions as a cigarette box. Sliding the...

Automatic gear bikes to the fore

03/19/2007, Cycling is a great form of exercise, but many of us often get intimidated when it comes to rolling hills – especially when it comes to the ascension. Seasoned veterans will be able to use the gears to their advantage, but newbies will probably...

Ever cheerful tissue-dispensing robots

03/16/2007, I really don’t see the need for a tissue-dispensing robot known as Mospeng-kun, but they definitely are handy to have around in a social function. What this robot does is offer a pack of tissue after greeting a nearby person (thanks to the built-in...

NicStic the smokeless cigarette

03/16/2007, Healthy smoking sounds like a paradox, but the makers of NicStic are currently working on a smokeless cigarette that runs on battery power to bring the aforementiond paradox to live. The NicStic vaporizes tobacco via a rechargeable heating coil inside a...