Coming Soon to Your Home: WHDI

Imagine not having to deal with the frustration of wiring components and simply send video images wirelessly. A new wireless HD video standard guarantees that major brands including Sony, Sharp, Hitachi, Samsung and Motorola will have interoperable wireless video streaming. The will allow consumer electronics companies to standardize their wireless HD spec and embed itContinue reading “Coming Soon to Your Home: WHDI”

Rumor: MacBook Touch

The rumor is that Apple is coming out with a MacBook Touch in October, which will be Apple’s answer to an iTablet. Here’s a description: “Think MacBook screen, possibly a bit smaller, in glass with iPhone-like, but fuller-featured multi-touch. Gesture library. Full Mac OS X.” It’s like a mash-up of every product in Apple’s currentContinue reading “Rumor: MacBook Touch”

Rear-View Mirror GPS To Come to US, Named SmartMirror

Previously named the DS400GB, the SmartMirror is a GPS system that is mounted in place of your conventional rear-view mirror, and has a rear-facing cam input. With Navigon Mobile Navigator 6.5 inside, it’s got “reality view”, a 4-inch touchscreen, integrated speakers and Bluetooth and takes SD cards. It’s actually got two inputs for rear-view cameras,Continue reading “Rear-View Mirror GPS To Come to US, Named SmartMirror”

A Lego Mindstorms Robot That Solves A Rubik’s Cube

Tilted Twister solves Rubik’s cube fully automatically. Just place the scrambled cube on Tilted Twister’s turntable. An ultrasonic sensor detects its presence and starts to read the colors of the cube faces using a light sensor. The robot turns and tilts the cube in order to read all the faces of the cube. It thenContinue reading “A Lego Mindstorms Robot That Solves A Rubik’s Cube”

The Dark Knight: ‘Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys?’

Batman is just a gadget geek at heart. A very, very wealthy gadget geek. But until recently, he’s employed some tech that’s, well, pretty unbelievable. Director Christopher Nolan’s version of Batman is an almost-believable early adopter, with every high tech gizmo at his disposal firmly grounded in real-world technology. To get the lowdown on theContinue reading “The Dark Knight: ‘Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys?’”

iPhone 3G Supply Snapshot: 61% of Apple Stores Sold Out

A week after its launch, the iPhone 3G remains a hard-to-find item in the U.S., with nearly all of AT&T’s company-owned stores sold out. According to checks made earlier this morning by iLounge, Apple’s online iPhone 3G availability page shows approximately 61% of the company’s 187 retail stores sold out of iPhone 3G. 57 storesContinue reading “iPhone 3G Supply Snapshot: 61% of Apple Stores Sold Out”

GigaPan Technology – Amazing Zoom

Please click on this panoramic view of Yankee Stadium which was shot using GigaPan technology. You can zoom in on any detail – from Alex Rodriguez approaching the plate in the first inning against the Red Sox to the façade of the new Yankee Stadium beyond leftfield. Taken by a robotic camera, the photo wasContinue reading “GigaPan Technology – Amazing Zoom”

Turn Your iPhone Into A Wireless Drive With DataCase

One feature of many other handheld devices is the ability to use the device as a portable flash drive to move data between a couple of computers. The iPhone doesn’t have that ability now, but will on July 28, 2008.That’s the day that DataCase will be available in the iTunes App Store for $6.99. FromContinue reading “Turn Your iPhone Into A Wireless Drive With DataCase”

Belkin BreakFree

Now you can get the same kind of damage protection offered by Apple’s MagSafe power connector for your guitar and amp thanks to the Belkin BreakFree ($20; September 2008). Offering noise-free, dynamic sound, the Breakfree causes no audio quality issues, and works with standard quarter-inch TRS plugs. It’s the best way to keep the outputContinue reading “Belkin BreakFree”

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