Sabtu, 22 November 2008

cityAnt Concept For Car Rental Service

With increase of vehicles on roads, it is but naturally shrinking the parking and the road space available for cars. Add to that the depleting natural resources, auto makers are trying to make concept cars that addresses both the problems. The 2-seater CityAnt seems to be a derivative of this thought as the vehicle runs on electricity. As per the designers it is an amicable solution for short distance rental service which can run on self service model which shall be controlled with membership. Looks wise it’s cute and the addition of alloy wheels is a boost in the overall look and feel of the car.

cityAnt electric car for rental

cityAnt electric car for rental

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Futuristic and Cool Mobile Phone Designs by Mac Funamizu

Many cell phone users like to use phone with new design and impressive looks. This designer has tried to give a fresh new look to the mobile phones in different shapes and sizes. Some of the shapes are incredibly cool and sleek. Each and every mobile phone comes with different mechanisms for inputting data and soft key layouts. If you are searching for an innovative slider design with an impressive feature set then you might get one in these designs.

mac funamizu mobile phone concept

mac funamizu mobile phone concept

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The Roddler, Tricycle Stroller for Your Baby

You must have had a stroller, but have you ever seen a product like this Roddler? It is a revolutionized hot rod inspired stroller that can even be converted into a tricycle. Now you need not walk by your feet while taking your baby for a walk, with this new revolutionized product you and your baby can together enjoy the ride with full safety. A shade at the top will keep your baby away from scorching heat of the sun. Its stylish design and elegant colors would impart a sense of enthusiasm while being on the ride.

the roddler

the roddler

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Jumat, 21 November 2008

Venturi Volage Electric Roadster for 2012

This can be one of the most incredible cars you might have seen recently. Venturi Volage is a fully electric roadster that boasts 295 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. Volage is indeed a head-turner with plenty of unbelievable features such as Active Wheel Technology that empowers each wheel with a significant amount of additional control over the vehicle. This concept is planned for 2012 but because of the impressive looks who doesn’t want to be the driver and master of this unleashed man made wonder. To sum up, Venturi Volage is a wonderfully crafted speed car concept that definitely deserves success and fame.

venturi volage roadster

venturi volage roadster

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Nikon D2X Digital Camera

The new D2X Professional digital SLR has a 12.4 million pixel DX format CMOS sensor, by default the D2X can shoot at 5 fps, however it has an interesting 6.8 milion pixel option which reduces the sensing area (to a FOV crop of 2x) but increases the frame rate to 8 fps. Hence the D2X can be seen as two cameras in one, a 12.4 million pixel high resolution shooter and a 6.8 million pixel high frame rate shooter. Obviously the use of CMOS is new to Nikon but also new on this camera is a four channel read-out from the sensor and the ability to perform WB correction to the analogue data before it is digitized. Also new is the WT-2 wireless transmitter with 802.11 b/g support and wireless Capture Control.
Key Features
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Resolution 12.84 Megapixel
Camera Type SLR/Professional
Interchangeable Lens With Interchangeable Lens
Focus Type Autofocus& Manual Focus
Focus Range Varies With Lens
Macro Focus Range Varies With Lens
Focal Length Varies With Lens
Image Quality
Camera Resolution 12.84 Megapixel
Image Resolutions 2400 x 1600 • 1600 x 1064
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed 30 - 1/8000 sec
White Balance Auto • Manual
Frames Per Second 5 Frames
Memory Type CompactFlash Card Type I • CompactFlash Card Type II • IBM Microdrive
Compression Modes Uncompressed
Compression Type JPEG • Raw Image
ISO Speeds 100 • 800
Flash Type External
Flash Functions Auto Flash • Front Sync Flash • Rear Sync Flash • Fill-inFlash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync
Viewfinder / Display
Viewfinder Optical (Through-the-lens)
LCD Panel With LCD Panel
LCD Panel Size 2.5 in.
LCD Screen Resolution 235,000 pixels
LCD Protected Position Without LCD Protected Position
Interface Type USB 2.0 • Wi-Fi
Video Interface Video Out
Wireless Capabilities IEEE 802.11g/b
Power Supply
Battery Type Proprietary Lithium
Included Features
Self Timer 2 Sec. • 5 Sec. • 10 Sec. • 20 Sec.
Built-in Microphone With Built-in Microphone
Tripod Mount With Tripod Mount
System Requirements
Operating System Apple Mac OS X • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows 98SE • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Width 6.2 in.
Depth 3.4 in.
Height 5.9 in.
Weight 2.4 lb.
Included Accessories Software • USB Cable • Video Cable • Lithium Battery • Battery Charger • Strap
SKU 25215

Sony HDR-FX1 HD Camcorder

Sony HDR-FX1 HD Camcorder
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Ever since JVC brought the first prosumer HD camera, the GR-HD1, to market, serious videographers have been waiting for someone to grant them a hi-def option with three chips and a feature set they could sink their teeth into. Sony has finally obliged them with the innovatively designed HDR-FX1, which captures 1080i MPEG-2 video following the HDV standard and offers a broad palette of image controls.

- PAL Version
- Video input type: Camcorder
- Effective sensor resolution: 1,070,000 pixels
- Gross sensor resolution: 1,120,000 pixels
- Progressive scan: Yes
- Optical sensor size: 1/3"
- Optical sensor type: CCD
- Min illumination: 3 lux
- Digital video input format: MPEG-2
- Image effects: Black & White, Color, Sepia
- Image stabilizer: Optical (Super Steady Shot)
- PCM digital sound: 16bit (48KHz / 2 channels), 12bit (32KHz / 2 channels)
- Digital scene transition: Black fader, White fader
- Min shutter speed: 1/4 sec
- Max shutter speed: 1/10000 sec
- Shooting modes:Normal movie mode, Normal movie mode, Normal movie mode, Digital photo mode
- Shooting programs: Spotlight
- White balance: Custom, Presets, Automatic
- White balance presets: Indoor, Outdoor
- Exposure modes: Manual, Automatic, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority
- Flash type: No

Supplied Accessories:
AC adaptor, AV cable, Lens cap, Rechargeable Battery Pack, Shoulder Strap, Tape / Cleaning Tape, Remote control, English Instruction Manual.

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 10 September, 2008.

Bloodhound SSC Faster than Magnum Bullet

Don’t get confused with it, it’s neither a rocket nor a space craft, it is a perfectly designed car that may soon be running on the road of your cities. This unique piece of machine is specifically built to run at the speed of about 1050 m.p.h. Yes even faster than the fired bullet from 0.357 Magnum. It is yet a production model and engineers are working on it for over three years to make it a reality. Its sleek design together with a propeller engine at the back imparts a lightning speed that would take you to the destination within seconds.

bloodhound ssc

bloodhound ssc

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Egg Mobile Phone Design is Great for Youngsters and Elderly People

With the cell phone companies vying up to attract new customers, on these lines comes what the designer call as the egg phone. The instrument is shaped in elliptical shape and looks more like an egg. It is a touch screen device with all the regular features like MP3 player, camera etc which all have been synonymous with all high end phones these days. A USB port is available for charging or transferring data. It is available in attractive colors and will surely grasp the attention of all the youngsters, well not just youngsters, even elderly people might love this cell phone because of its big numbers, easy for the eyes. Now, one can say that this is one egg that you really can’t eat!

egg mobile phone

Kamis, 20 November 2008

Jerry Yang to quit as Yahoo boss

Jerry Yang
Mr Yang made the decision to quit as CEO last month, the BBC was told

Jerry Yang, the co-founder of Yahoo, is to stand down as the internet portal's chief executive officer.

His departure follows lengthy criticism of his stewardship of the company, which has seen its share price collapse to about $10.

Earlier in the year he fought off a hostile takeover bid from Microsoft which offered $33 a share.

Mr Yang also told the workforce that he would be participating in the search for his successor.

Rabu, 19 November 2008

Yahoo tells Microsoft: 'Buy us'

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Yahoo said the company is for sale at the right price

<p class="first"><b>Yahoo said the "For Sale" sign is still on its front lawn and that Microsoft should buy the company.b>
<p>The internet portal's co-founder and CEO Jerry Yang made the comment despite the fact Yahoo rejected a $33 (£21) a share offer from Microsoft back in May.
<p>Mr Yang's suggestion also came hours after Google pulled out of an internet advertising partnership with Yahoo.
<p>"To this day the best thing for Microsoft to do is buy Yahoo," said Mr Yang.
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Technology sets sights on piracy

The Sirius Star oil tanker (undated image)

The Sirius Star's cargo has an estimated value of $100m

The hijacking of giant Saudi oil tanker Sirius Star has focused the world's attention on piracy.

In the past five years, the number of piracy attacks around the world has fallen from 452 incidents in 2003 to 282 in 2007.

But it is a different story off the coast of Somalia; pirate attacks have increased by 100% in the past year.

The Sirius Star is the biggest tanker ever to be hijacked, with a cargo of 2m barrels of oil worth more than $100m.


Senin, 17 November 2008

T-Mobile Germany launches BlackBerry 8900

T-Mobile Germany launches BlackBerry 8900Everybody always gets the goods before we do. T-Mobile Germany released the BlackBerry 8900 today, which offers improved performance over the original BlackBerry Pearl. This new Curve model has some of the following features: 480 x 360 resolution display, Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS navigation, 3.2 megapixel camera and DivX and XviD support. The most prominent feature is the new trackball, which should be tighter and cleaner than those used since the launch of the original BlackBerry Pearl. It will cost you(If you’re German) 4.95 Euros with a two-year contract. Otherwise it will cost you 359.90 Euros.

i-Station Rotate dock will rotate your iPod or iPhone

i-Station Rotate dock will rotate your iPod or iPhoneThe i-Station Rotate from Logic3 is the latest offering in the i-Station line. It makes sure that your iPod or iPhone is always oriented in the right direction, which I’m sure will help you avoid some neck problems while watching videos. The i-Station Rotate has a built-in dock rotating mechanism that turns your device horizontal or vertical depending on your whims, when you still need it to be connected to the dock.

It’s pretty practical and compact, which is good for taking the i-Station Rotate with you on the road etc. It features a Video Out function, TDMA noise suppresion, 3.5mm Stereo line-in socket, a remote control and a carrying case. You can get the i-Station Rotate in January of next year for $129.99.

Tectoy’s Zeebo gaming console

Tectoy’s Zeebo gaming consoleTectoy has announced the Zeebo, a 3G network-based gaming console that will launch in Brazil in July of 2009, then show up in other markets after a few months. Apparently the idea is that the console forever connected to a 3G network. That conection won’t cost the gamer anything, with all the games and content paid for and downloaded through the network.

Action Hero 3D, Evil Prey, and Quake will come preloaded on the console. Yeah, not some of my first choices either, but they aren’t dead set on competing with the Wii, Xbox 360 or PS3 obviously. They’re trying to appeal to those who can not afford expensive consoles and games, despite a crazy $599 price tag itself. Games will cost between $10 and $30. Fail.

Minggu, 16 November 2008

BlackBerry Storm from Verizon: $199 on Nov 21

BlackBerry Storm being released by Verizon on Nov 21 fro $199Verizon has now officially announced that RIM’s BlackBerry Storm 9530 will be available from Verizon wireless starting November 21. This smartphone is sure to be a hit as it’s BlackBerry’s first touchscreen (SurePress), and iPhone-competing device. It’s also the first device from Verizon set for Global 3G use.

The BlackBerry Storm is going for $199.99 with a two year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate and will come bundled with an external 8GB microSD card to make sure you can save all that media you’ll be downloading from the high speed connection.

A hard drive hacked into a turntable

A hard drive hacked into a turntableIf you’re a DJ or a wannabe DJ, you’ll want a turntable that sets you apart from the rest. You could spend some real money to get yourself a decent set-up or you can make your own if you have an old hard drive laying around. That’s what a group of students at universities in the UK, Austria, and New Zealand did.

They all worked together to come up with a digital DJ interface, and the HDD-turntable you see above sits at the center. The students fell in love with the weight of the disk and the quality of its bearings. All you need are “a few op amps, resistors and a programmable microcontroller of some kind” and you can be mixing like they do. Hit the link for instructions.

Sperm-shaped USB drive scares laptops everywhere

Sperm-shaped USB drive scares laptops everywherePut this USB drive in your laptop and you may get some kind of tech surprise in about nine months. Apparently this sperm-shaped USB drive was handed out at the American Society For Reproductive Medicine’s 2008 conference. It may be the strangest and most frightening USB drive we’ve ever seen.