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The AirBike VTOL Personal Aircraft

03/28/2005, ” The AirBike™ is a VTOL, personal aircraft which uses vectored thrust, generated by a ducted fan, to achieve both vertical and level flight” If you thought that there are enough blatantly incompetent drivers on the roads, wait until...

Pretec introduces C-Flash, another Flash Format

03/11/2005, Ah great, another flash memory format, just to confuse consumers a bit more. Via pocketpcthoughts This flash memory is very small, that’s why Pretec felt the urge to introduce it. But the question is: do we really need another format? I don’t...

Ultracane, ultrasonic cane for the vision impaired

03/09/2005, This ultrasonic cane is a “radar” for the vision-impaired.Via gizmag The Ultracane send signals that will bounce off and come back to it, like a radar. The bounced signals will be converted into vibrations that will indicate to the users what...

Laptop Steering Wheel Mount

03/08/2005, Chest pain may occur during a violent frontal shock.Via gadgetmadness This goes directly into the bizarre gadgets section. Arkon, a well known manufacturer of PDA mounts came up with this Laptop Steering Wheel Mount. Obviously, the manufacturer recommends...

Adidas_1, the World´s First Intelligent Shoe

03/07/2005, adidas_1 costs $250.Via Gizmag Addidas says that it has launched the world’s first intelligent shoe. They here is “intelligent cushioning”. The shoe is equipped with sensors that will detect if the cushioning needs adjustments. An...

Paro-chan, the world´s most therapeutic robot

03/03/2005, This robot can help fight depression This furry robot is the Paro-Chan and it is the first of its kind to be recognized to be effective in fighting depression and improving spirits. The robot reacts to light and sounds by emitting a sound and moving its...

Printed Human Tissue

02/11/2005, Scientists have created a printer that could allow them to “print” human skin. The technology is not ready to be commercialized yet, but it works by cultivating a patient’s cells and suspend them in a nutrient-rich liquid (the...

"1", the movie shot with consumer-level hardware

02/10/2005, Before the Superbowl magic fades away, we wanted to take the opportunity to talk about “1”, a movie directed by Tim O’Hara that shows the behind the scenes of the most successful high school football team ever: the De La Salle Spartans....

Pioneer AVIC-ZH25MD HDD GPS Car Navigation System

01/22/2005, Pioneer Corporation, JP, has announced the “AVIC-ZH25MD” their new HDD car navigation system featuring “cyber Nabi.” The new system will be available middle of February for 262,500 Yen (limited release). Features include integrated...

Victims of phishing, you might be on your own

01/21/2005, People who are victims of phising might just get a “sorry” from their bank. In U.K, The Association for Payment Clearing Services is arguing that banks were not insured against such losses. Others are saying that it’s up to the banks and...

Vonage passes the 400,000 subscribers mark

01/06/2005, This is an important step for Vonage, and for sure it’s far from over. Their aggressive marketing campain seems to pay. Network devices manufacturers are signing deals and their service is starting to be sold in retail, an excellent sign that the...

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...