Airbags for your Laptop

IBM has unveiled the new T41 line of notebooks, safe for use by crash-test-dummies. It integrates circuitry that can measure acceleration. If you drop your notebook, the new 'Active Protection System' (APS) will detect the impact and...

Halo 2 on the way

Seen driving around downtown Toronto today....
A British company has found a way to turn a computer screen into speakers without interfering with the picture quality. NXT claims its system produces sound that is high quality, better than most computer speakers. The system places an...
In 2005, the U.S. enacted the Energy Policy Act which changed the date we "Spring Forward" from the first weekend of April to the first weekend of March effective this year. So one month ago, we shifted forward...

Umm what did he say?

I'm usually pretty good at deciphering technobabble, but this is just too much! I started laughing 30 seconds in! Towards the end, I'm not even sure what language he's talking!
RFID chips will soon be in everything you own. It is the new standard to replace the large and unwieldy UPC bar codes on products. For example, a box of cereal will have this tiny chip embedded...
Researchers at IBM have found a way to use a hybrid transistor to control the flow of current through circuits. By using a technique normally used to make CMOS circuits more efficient, they have increased speeds three times,...
Microsoft will be releasing PocketPC 2003 on June 23. The new version will have better support for wireless networking and improved performance. It will also ship with Windows Media Player 9! According to PDA Avenue, a page appeared...

SPOTted

The SPOT Watch is a digital watch that can recieve information wirelessly. I got myself a Fossil SPOT watch. It recieves data through an FM Subcarrier signal to get News, Weather, Sports, and even real-time MSN messages...
The ACCESS project uses a camera to track people in a hallway, then controls an intellibeam and a targetted speaker to freak out unsuspecting targets. Fun to watch, and also a great use of technology!

Accelerometer

So the iPod Touch and the iPhone have an accelerometer in it. They use it to detect when you tilt the device sideways and it will auto rotate your photos or whatever with it. What a waste!...

5MP in a tiny package

Sony has released the new Sony DSC-T1 digital camera. What's the big deal? It's a 5 megapixel camera that is just 91mm x 60mm and only 21mm thick. Despite the small size, they still manage to fit in...

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