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Cat Armor Suit

02/11/2008, While this might seem like an awesome idea in the first place, good luck trying to get your cat to wear the cat armor suit. While most folks will see the entire suit of armor as a decorative piece of art, I’m sure someone on the face of the earth...

Israel Keeps Pilots Up with Viagra?

02/08/2008, While it is not new that pilots are sometimes given drugs to keep them alert (or just awake), a military report from Israel says that the “Viagra family of drugs” might get the job done better because the improved blood flow induced by the...

Power-Generating Bionic Knee

02/08/2008, This power-generating knee has been adapted from a knee brace. Although it is said that it could power a small device like a cellphone, it is not aimed at consumers. Instead it could be used by people who don’t have an easy access to electricity,...

$1000 Fine if Minors Browse Adult Content on Your Open WiFi

02/07/2008, Ars Technica has an interesting article about how you could be fined $1000 if minors use your unprotected WiFi access to browse for adult material. That’s a bill that is discussed in Utah. “If you live in Orem and your next-door...

Computer Activity Takes its Toll on Real-Life Camping, Fishing

02/06/2008, According to AP, increased computer activity has taken a toll on nature-based activities such as camping and fishing. That in turns might have an impact on how environment conservation and biodiversity are perceived, especially by children. There’s...

Pulse Smartpen: Read, Write, Speak and Listen With Your Pen

01/28/2008, [DEMO 2008] Today, Livescribe unveils the Pulse Smartpen, a computer embedded in a pen that captures handwriting and simultaneously records audio, synchronizing it to the writing. This is particularly useful for taking notes during a class or a...

TAG Reading System, the new learn-to-read device from LeapFrog

01/28/2008, [DEMO 08] Leapfrog is coming at DEMO with its new reading system, the Tag Reading System. This pen-shaped device interacts directly with real books: by simply touching the Tag reader anywhere on any page of a specially printed book, children can hear...

Matchpoint Launches Local Business Search Service Nationwide

01/27/2008, Today, Matchpoint launched its beta version of an online service to anonymously request and compare offers from 10 million businesses. I would nickname this service the “yellow pages with adrenaline”. From Financial Services to gyms to house...

$2.5m Worth of Data Down the Drain

01/24/2008, Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, so they say, and this was proved by a Florida woman who believed she was about to get fired. In order to exact her revenge, she apparently deleted $2.5m worth of computer files (that’s approximately 7...

Roll-Out Screen eBook to Be Released in Mid 2008

01/23/2008, ”You get the large display of e-reading, the super battery life of e-reading, and the high-end connectivity … and the form factor and weight of a mobile phone,” (link – Karl McGoldrick, Polymer Vision CEO) That sums up the...

Wireless Order System from Apple

01/02/2008, Apple has filed for a patent that would provide a wireless LAN-type system that targets retail shopping specifically if approved. The “wireless communication system” patent is tipped to receive a remote order from a wireless client before...

Paper-like Battery

12/27/2007, Photo courtesy of cri.cn Zhang Xiachang (in the photo) is a Chinese researcher that has created this paper-like battery that is 0.5mm thick and can be bent and rolled like paper. It looks much more advanced than the paper-thin battery that we posted about...

Tekken Movie?

12/21/2007, I always liked the fact that arcade games scenarios can usually be written on a smurf’s Kleenex, but what’s good for a beat-them-up fighting game might not be such a good idea for a Hollywood movie. People just don’t learn form the past,...