Archives for May 2009

Virgin Media 200 Meg Broadband

virgin_mediaVirgin Media have started a pilot test on a new 200MB broadband service. A bunch of lucky “early adopters/testers” get to try the service for the next 6 months down in Ashford in Kent. 100 of these lucky lucky users will be providing feedback to Virgin about the service, performance and after the 6 month trial is up Virgin will make a decision based on the feedback given as to whether users want the service or not. We want it, assuming it actually works as good as they say it does. [Read more…]

Star Trek USB Voip Handset

Here we have some cool retro style Star Trek communicators that actually work as USB VOIP phones. They are named the Star Trek USB Communicators and come with built-in earphones, microphones, speakers with 21 sound effects (we assume trekky type effects) and have 6 foot long USB cables to allow you to attach them to your computer. [Read more…]

Chocolate Powered Formula 3 Chocomobile

Scientists at the University of Warwick here in the UK have created a new car based on Formula 3 specs which is built from biodegradable materials. As well as being biodegradable it also is powered by chocolate.

The car could be seen as very unique in that the steering wheel, seat and car body are made from various vegatables, fibres, carrots, flax and various other bits and bobs that can waste away safely. Fuel for the engine is provided by a mixture of vegetable oil and chocolate waste. [Read more…]

Lego Sunglasses – Crazy?

I’m not quite 100% convinced with this pair of sunglasses. They feature Lego arms which allow you to connect up Lego bricks of any variety to them. Weather it be blocks, Lego men, Lego Space, Lego whatever you can connect it up and for the seriously adverturous you could make a whole helmet to wrap around your head.

My thoughts are now that it falls in to the crazy category. The Lego sunglasses are designed and built by a French optical company named Lynx Optique.

Via: Craziest Gadgets

RealD LP 3D Projector Solution

reald_lp3D is getting some serious attention this year with many screen manufacturers looking towards creating their own 3D TV’s. To help this along companies like Sky have also been testing 3D capabilities over their TV network. RealD are a company who are big in the 3D world and they have created the RealD LP. The LP is a Linear Polarizing Z screen that allows you to use a single projector to create a 3D image by using a passive solution. [Read more…]

Amazon Kindle DX – 9.7″ Screen

amazon-kindle-dxAmazon have just released details of a new ebook reader named the Kindle DX. The Kindle DX comes soon after the launch of the Kindle 2 just a few months ago. The DX features a larger screen measuring 9.7″ which has 16 shades of gray providing very clear and sharp images.

The Kindle DX measures just over 1/3 of an inch in thickness and has storage enough to carry 3500 books, periodicals and documents around with you at all times.

The screen on the DX is auto-rotating like found in many phones. Should you want to read a book in landscape mode you simply rotate it and the screen changes orientation. This makes it handy for viewing maps, graphs and other data more suited to a wider display.

A PDF reader can be found inside allowing you to easily view PDF documents that you download to it from your computer. With wireless 3G built in you can access books from almost anywhere and 3G provides quick access allowing books to be downloaded in under 60 seconds. [Read more…]

Asus U Series Laptops

asus-u20Asus have provided details of their latest line of laptops in the U series. The designs are similar to the MacBook Air and larger and faster then the Eee PC 1008HA. 3 versions of the U series are being launched with the first being named the U20A which has a 12 inch screen. The next is the UX30 which has a 13.3 inch screen and finally the UX50V which features a 15.6 inch screen.

Processors vary on each model with the entry level being supplied with either a 1.2GHz Celeron M. The mid range and higher models (UX30 and UX50V) have either a 1.3GHz Pentium, 1.4GHz Core 2 Solo or a 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo. [Read more…]

DDRdrive X1 RAM Based SSD is Quick!

The DDRdrive X1 is a RAM based SSD that mixes together both flashed based SSD with RAM to providing lightning fast transfer speeds. The 4GB of flash based memory is the primary storage area while the 4GB of RAM is used for the read/writes. When your computer is switched off, all the data from the 4GB of RAM is dumped on to the 4GB of flash in just 60 seconds. [Read more…]

Ducati RC Motorcycle with Leaning Rider

ducati_rc_motorcycle_bike_animThis bike is an RC motorcycle built to look just like a Ducati at a scale of 1:12. It features auto stabilization to prevent it from falling over, has a fully proportional digital control with working suspension.

The interesting thing with this bike is the rider. He actually turns his head and leans in to every turn. It’s not just a cosmetic function though and the leaning motion actually helps the bike while going through turns. [Read more…]

Win 1 of 10 Copies of Norton Internet Security over at Zath

norton-internet-security-competitionOur friends over at Zath are running a competition to win 1 of 10 copies of Norton Internet Security 2009. Virus protection and internet security is something we all should be worried about, so why not go enter their competition to win yourself a free copy of Norton’s latest version.

Rules are fairly straight forwards in that you just need to leave a comment for 1 entry and signup to the news letter for a second entry. You also need to be a UK resident.

Good luck! Competition page here.

Space Invaders Soap

We are seeing a bunch of geeky style soaps recently over from sellers at Etsy. Once again we have another geek style soap made in the shape of space invaders. The Space Invaders Soap measures 1 inch by 1 inch in size and is good for a few washes. They are available in packs of 24 and come in a variety of fragrances. [Read more…]

Palm Foleo to use WebOS

palm-foleo-webosAlmost 2 years ago we mentioned that Palm were looking at launching the Palm Foleo. The Foleo is a netbook style device which was first drawn up about 10 – 12 years ago (although only referred to as a netBook). Back in 2007 when we mentioned the foleo, it was set to be pre-installed with a linux OS, have a 10″ screen and weigh about 2.5lbs. The Foleo shortly after was dropped. It seems like Palm might be trying to relaunch the Foleo again but this time using the WebOS operating system that the Pre is using. [Read more…]