Posts Tagged ‘Gadgets’

Monday, June 28th, 2010

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Sharp are trying to come up with the smallest digital devices before anyone else. Last month, Sharp introduced the world’s first 3D camera for phones and now it has introduced the world’s smallest digital TV tuner. Measuring only 30mm x 29.6mm x 5mm, the Sharp VA1N2WF2121 digital TV tuner is about 70% smaller and 50% thinner than the previous model by Sharp. The electronics company have reduced the number of parts from 300 to just 80. The new Sharp digital TV tuner is compatible with DVB-T, ATSC, ISDB-T/TB, DVB-T/T2 and CTTB.

We’ll come back with the details on the price and availability of the product as soon as we got them.

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Image Source: Yanko Design

A concept Android-based espresso machine called ‘Appresso’, designed by the Metatrend Institute has turned up on Yanko Design. This lets you listen to music that suits your mood, whilst enjoying a cup of coffee.

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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

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The traditional Bluetooth headsets have to be recharged separately and you have to awkwardly carry them around, regardless of their minimal size. But this new Bluetooth headset from designer Aaron Ricica is “consolidated into the cell phone and charges auto when you hook up your mobile phone for juice.” (more…)

Friday, June 4th, 2010

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We are all aware that saving paper will provide us with a greener planet. We’ve seen the Boogie Board to replace your paper notepad and now a company called Kno Inc. has announced a large dual-screen tablet called the Kno. “The device has two large 14-inch touchscreens, joined by a hinge that specifically targets the education sector.” (more…)

Friday, June 4th, 2010

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We’ve seen some strange clothes out there that are adapting to today’s hi-tech lifestyle, such as the iClothing dress and a custom suit for the iPad. Both these designs were made with pockets, large enough to house the iPad. Designers are now working on something more intimate for the wearer. They hope that their new design “could soon be helping their wearers cope with the stresses of modern life.”

“The prototype garments monitor physiological states including temperature and heart rate. (more…)

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

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We heard earlier this month that Microsoft’s Project Natal is expected to be released in October this year. The rumour mill is active once again and this time we’ve some reports about the possible cost of Project Natal, which is a controller free gaming unit. (more…)

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

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After tapping the market of luxury phones and gadgets, Stuart Hughes has done a great favour to the rich iPad maniacs by introducing the solid Gold iPad SUPREME Edition. (more…)

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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We have seen small computer chips which result in powerful and compact digital devices, yet the advancement in chips could go beyond expectations. This is provided that the new atomic transistor (developed at the University of New South Wales, Australia) is manufactured on a larger scale.

“Researchers have shown off a transistor made from just seven atoms that could be used to create smaller, more powerful computers. Transistors are tiny switches used as the building (more…)

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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My boss loves cooking and spends most of his weekends cooking at home, but I’m one of those occasional cooks who just like BBQ’s. If you’re unskilled at BBQ-ing like me, or have just always wanted a pair of tongs with a built-in LCD display, these digital BBQ tongs look like a neat accessory. (more…)

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

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While I was afraid and reluctant to talk to my colleague who sits next to my desk and has been suffering from cold for a couple of days now, I was wondering if there could be a gadget that would let you know how many germs or virus are surrounding you. Then I came across this post by Wired that says that researchers have been hunting for a genetic signature that can accurately assess (well before symptoms appear) whether someone has been infected with a virus, during an ongoing US Pentagon-funded research project lead by geneticists at the Duke University. (more…)