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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,...

Lobster-Eye X-ray Vision

12/20/2007, This is the LEXID X-Ray Imaging Device. “Lobster-Eye” describes the optics. It’s not that lobsters have superpowers, but they do have the ability to see in murky waters… This device uses low-power X-rays, making it safer to use....

Logitech sells its digital writing business to Destiny Wireless

12/20/2007, Logitech has decided to sell its digital writing business to Destiny Wireless, a UK firm that is in the same business. There will be a transition period during which Logitech will manufacture electronic pens on Destiny Wireless behalf, until the latter...

Smart soccer ball knows when it crosses the line

12/17/2007, In an intense soccer game, a small difference (like knowing whether or not the ball crossed the line) can make or break the game for one team. This ball knows when it crosses the line, thanks to the interaction between the embedded sensor and...

Litroenergy glows for a long, long time

12/12/2007, A company known as MPK claims that throwing some tritium inside a phosphor-coated microsphere will result in a substance that can glow continuously for over a dozen years without an iota of energy input. The technology is known as betavoltaics, using a...

Next-gen digital billboards coming soon

12/05/2007, Watchfire Digital Outdoor has announced its next generation of digital billboards that utilize the latest field adjustable super-efficient LED technology as well as a new cabinet design that reduces the board’s weight by up to 12%. This new...

Pepsi’s Billion Free Tunes on Amazon

12/04/2007, Of course, you’ll have to work a little for it and… drink some Pepsi. The promo code will be in Pepsi’s bottle-cap, an age-old promotional tool for Pepsi and rival Coca-cola. But that’s not it, you will need five caps to get one...

Eve virtual teacher

12/02/2007, Massey University have developed a virtual teacher known as Eve (how typical), and “she” is capable of sympathizing with you, listening to your problems as well as change her teaching style in order to match your current mood. I wonder what...

Retrevo.com new version: matching people and gadgets

11/19/2007, Today a gadget-shopping website is re-launching: Retrevo‘s mission is to match people and electronics. Last week, we met with CEO Vipin Jain for a private demo of the website’s new version. This is a new kind of online shopping experience for...

Pokémon used to teach science

11/19/2007, I know Pokémon are cute and all, but they will actually be employed by a new in-school program to teach both elementary and middle school students about the wonderful world of science. Nintendo, the The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) and Nortel...