Sabtu, 13 Desember 2008

HTC Touch HD Review


Dell Launch Traveler 619 Mobile

The Traveler 619 GPS Smartphone from Pharos gives you high performance in an expressive design with mobility and productivity in mind. It has a large QWERTY keyboard for your typing convenience, a 2.8” touch-screen QVGA(320x240) display for a good colorful display, a 2 MP digital camera for recording pictures and video, supports the 2.5G communications capability based on quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE cellular modems and offers a real fast Web browsing, email and other Internet services. In addition, it offers real-time traffic, gas prices, movie times and weather information.Powered by the Windows® Mobile 6 operating system, the Traveler 619 comes pre-loaded with Microsoft® Outlook® Mobile (Calendar, Contacts, Tasks and Inbox), Word Mobile, Excel® Mobile, PowerPoint® Mobile, Internet Explorer Mobile, Picture, Notes, ActiveSync, Calculator, Game, Voice Recorder, MSN® Messenger, Media® Player 10.

This is not all; the device gives up to 4 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time and comes with built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and IrDA to offer you every type of connectivity you wished that a smart phone had.

The Complete C++ Training Course, Fourth Edition [Video Training]

In Illustrator CS3 Essential Training, instructor Mordy Golding teaches the basics of this application to new and experienced users alike. He then delves into Illustrator CS3's new features, demonstrating how to use each of the tools to its full potential. From the interface to the intricacies of the drawing tools, from transforming, editing, and positioning objects to applying filters and live effects, Illustrator CS3 Essential Training covers each aspect of this popular vector graphics application. Exercise files accompany the training.

1. Key Illustrator Concepts
2. Creating Illustrator Documents
3. The Illustrator Interface
4. Basic Drawing
5. Basic Path Editing
6. Basic Text Editing
7. Making Selections
8. Understanding Appearances
9. Working with Groups and Layers
10. Advanced Drawing and Path Editing
11. Working with Color
12. Object Transformation and Positioning
13. Using Brushes
14. Working with Masks
16. Applying Filters and Live Effects
17. Advanced Text Editing
18. Designing for the Web
19. Creating Blends
20. Working with Images
21. Performing Specialized Tasks
22. Saving and Printing
23. Working with Other Programs

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Real-Time Shader Programming (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics)

Now that PC users have entered the realm of programmable hardware, graphics programmers can create 3D images and animations comparable to those produced by RenderMan's procedural programs--but in real time. Here is a book that will bring this cutting-edge technology to your computer.

Beginning with the mathematical basics of vertex and pixel shaders, and building to detailed accounts of programmable shader operations, Real-Time Shader Programming provides the foundation and techniques necessary for replicating popular cinema-style 3D graphics as well as creating your own real-time procedural shaders.

A compelling writing style, color illustrations throughout, and scores of online resources make Real-Time Shader Programming an indispensable tutorial/reference for the game developer, graphics programmer, game artist, or visualization programmer, to create countless real-time 3D effects.

* Contains a complete reference of the low-level shader language for both DirectX 8 and DirectX 9
* Provides an interactive shader demonstration tool (RenderMonkeyTM) for testing and experimenting
* Includes a CD ROM containing all shader examples, source code, and tools, plus the DirectX SDK
* Maintains an updated version of the detailed shader reference section at
* Teaches the latest shader programming techniques for high-performance real-time 3D graphics
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3D Game Textures: Create Professional Game Art Using Photoshop by Luke Ahearn

"As well as the design angle of creating artwork for games, this book also tackles the business side of creating artwork for commercial purposes, making it a wonderful insight into the world of the professional games artist. After reading this you'll have a far better understanding of what it takes to become successful in the games world, and it will give you the opportunity to begin building a stunning profolio." - Advanced Photoshop

"Discover how to design bullet holes, flames, windows and walls - all the effects that are an essential for today's videogame - with easy-to-follow tutorials. There are a variety of different themes explored throughout this book, covering anything from urban street scenes to the fantasy genre." - Advanced Photoshop, April 2006

"This book can help anyone become a better texture professional...Ahearn's book can and help you become a much better artist, even if you never did much texturing before...The details are simple, but they give anyone who has no Photoshop experience a better idea of what to do. A more experienced reader can gain an in-depth look at how to add improved texture to his projects. 3D Game Textures is a great book for beginners who would like to learn about textures for 3D art. No one should have a problem understanding and using this easy-to-comprehend information." - Apogee Photo Magazine, August 2006
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Jumat, 12 Desember 2008

Fire-Breathing robo dog is ready for the apocalypse

Fire-Breathing robo dog is ready for the apocalypseThe dudes at the Mutoid Waste Company just need 3 more of these beasts, then they can roam the future wastelands as the Four Robo-dog-men of the Apocalypse, spreading fire and carnage wherever they ride and fulfilling prophecies.

For now they have one. These guys love them some scrap metal and Larry is their latest creation to crawl out of the gates of the workshop and onto the streets of London, breathing fire with each step forward. See the bot in action below.

T-Mobile G1 Review


Gigabyte M528 MID is cool and very portable

Gigabyte M528 MIDI like netbooks, I happen to think that the tradeoff of screen size and some power for portability is well worth it for the way I use a notebook. That said I think going below an 8-inch or 9-inch screen size is too much of a compromise, but some folks want even more portability in their web access device.

The MID walks the line between a netbook and smartphones like the iPhone and Gigabyte has an interesting new MID called the M528. The M528 was seen back in June, but Gigabyte has updated the specs. Running on Linux the device has a 4.8-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 800×480 that is touch sensitive.

Nokia Technology : New 3G MTV Mobile Available with SFR

ModeLabs confirmed the commercial launch of its new MTV 3.4 “Non-Stop MTV” mobile telephone. Following the success of the MTV 3.3 launched in May 2008, MTV is thus reinforcing its range of 100% Music and TV mobiles with the MTV 3.4 to be made available as an exclusive SFR Pack in all SFR shops and retail distribution.

The MTV 3.4 “Non-Stop MTV” mobile incorporates the full range of multimedia functionalities. In particular, its “one-click” ergonomics developed by ModeLabs provide it with SINGLE CLICK access to MTV channels and to MTV’s musical playlists. The MTV 3.4 also possesses a large choice of preloaded MTV content (ring tones, videos, logos and games) and is equipped with a 2 mega pixel camera, an MP3 player, a videoconferencing function, an RSS feed reader and a memory that can be enlarged via a micro SD card.

Available for €29 as part of the SFR pack, this new generation mobile will be the perfect occasion to satisfy young consumers during the year-end festivities.

About ModeLabs Group:

ModeLabs Group, which specialises in the design of tailor-made handsets and telecommunications distribution, is a new generation player in the mobile phone sector. The company designs, develops and markets mobile phones, accessories and services for mobile phone operators, retailers and well-known brands.

Its activities are organized around two poles:

ModeLabs Distribution, specialist in the distribution of mobile telephones and accessories and the number 1 in France.

ModeLabs Conception, for design and development activities relating to tailor-made handsets and innovative technological products in the Bluetooth sector.

Nokia Technology : Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Now Shipping

Nokia announced that the highly anticipated Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is now, or soon will be, available in select markets globally, including Russia, Spain, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Finland, among others. The latest in Nokia's XpressMusic range, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic delivers an affordable music device with a touch screen interface to the mass market.
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Kamis, 11 Desember 2008

Error Control Coding: From Theory to Practice

Error-controlled coding techniques are used to detect and/or correct errors that occur in the message transmission in a digital communications system. Wireless personal channels used by mobile communications systems and storage systems for digital multimedia data all require the implementation of error control coding methods. Demonstrating the role of coding in communication and data storage system design, this text illustrates the correct use of codes and the selection of the right code parameters. Relevant decoding techniques and their implementation are discussed in detail. Providing communication systems engineers and students with guidance in the application of error-control coding, this book emphasizes the fundamental concepts of coding theory while minimising the use of mathematical tools.
Reader-friendly approach ti coding in communication systems providing examples of encoding and decoding, information theory and criteria for code selection
Thorogh descriptions of relevant application, including telephony on satellite links, GSM, UMTS and multimedia standards, CD, DVD and MPEG
Provides coverage of the fundamentals of coding and the applications of codes to the design of real error control systems
End of chapter problems to test and develop understanding
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330 Java Tips

Code Examples
Databases & beans
Distributed systems
File Systems - I
File Systems II
Graphics, AWT, Swing-I
Graphics, AWT, Swing-II
General Java - I
General Java -II
General Java -III
General Java -IV
General Java -V
Java Hardware
Job, fun...
OSs & Java
Servlets & Servers
Sound & Multimedia
String, text, numbers, I/O- I
String, text, numbers, I/O- II
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Mathematical and Computational Tools for Electrical and Computer Engineers Using MATLAB

Elementary Mathematical and Computational Tools for Electrical and Computer Engineers Using MATLAB This book is mostly based on a series of notes for a primer course in electrical and computer engineering that I taught at the City College of New York School of Engineering. Each week, the class met for an hour of lecture and a three-hour computer laboratory session where students were divided into small groups of 12 to 15 students each. The students met in an informal learning community setting, a computer laboratory, where each student had the exclusive use of a PC. The small size of the groups permitted a great deal of individualized instruction, which was a key ingredient to cater successfully to the needs of students with heterogeneous high school backgrounds.
A student usually takes this course in the second semester of his or her freshman year. Typically, the student would have completed one semester of college calculus, and would be enrolled in the second course of the college calculus sequence and in the first course of the physics sequence for students in the physical sciences and engineering.More Information
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C Programming for Microcontrollers

C Programming for Microcontrollers
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Quick Start Guide
Chapter 3: A Brief Introduction to C – What Makes Blinky Blink?.
Chapter 4: C Types, Operators, and Expressions
Chapter 5: C Control Flow
Chapter 6: C Functions and Program Structures.
Chapter 7: Microcontroller Interrupts and Timers
Chapter 8: C Pointers and Arrays
Chapter 9 – Digital Meets Analog – ADC and DAC
Chapter 10: C Structures
Chapter 11 The Butterfly LCD

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Nokia Launches N97 3G HSDPA Mobile Phone

Europe : Nokia unveiled the Nokia N97, the world's most advanced mobile computer, which will transform the way people connect to the Internet and to each other. Designed for the needs of Internet-savvy consumers, the Nokia N97 combines a large 3.5" touch display with a full QWERTY keyboard, providing an 'always open' window to favorite social networking sites and Internet destinations. Nokia's flagship Nseries device introduces leading technology - including multiple sensors, memory, processing power and connection speeds - for people to create a personal Internet and share their 'social location.'

"From the desktop to the laptop and now to your pocket, the Nokia N97 is the most powerful, multi-sensory mobile computer in existence," said Jonas Geust, Vice President, heading Nokia Nseries. "Together with the Ovi services announced today, the Nokia N97 mobile computer adjusts to the world around us, helping stay connected to the people and things that matter most. With the Nokia N97, Nseries leads the charge in helping to transform the Internet into your Internet".
Sensing your 'So-Lo'
The Nokia N97 introduces the concept of 'social location'. With integrated A-GPS sensors and an electronic compass, the Nokia N97 mobile computer intuitively understands where it is. The Nokia N97 makes it easy to update social networks automatically with real-time information, giving approved friends the ability to update their 'status' and share their 'social location' as well as related pictures or videos.
Widescreen - Internet and entertainment
The home screen of the Nokia N97 mobile computer features the people, content and media that matter the most. Friends, social networks and news are available by simply touching the home screen. The 16:9 widescreen display can be fully personalized with frequently updated widgets of favorite web services and social networking sites. The Nokia N97 is also perfectly suited for browsing the web, streaming Flash videos or playing games. Both the physical QWERTY and virtual touch input ensure efficiency in blogging, chatting, posting, sending texts or emailing.
The Nokia N97 supports up to 48 GB of storage, including 32 GB of on-board memory, expandable with a 16 GB microSD card for music, media and more. This is complemented by excellent music capabilities, full support for the Nokia Music Store and continuous playback time of up to 1.5 days. The Nokia N97 also has a 5-Megapixel camera with high-quality Carl Zeiss optics, 16:9 and DVD quality video capture, and support for services like Share on Ovi for immediate sharing over HSDPA and WLAN.

Rabu, 10 Desember 2008

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

If you're in charge of database administration, developing database software, or looking for database solutions for your company, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies can help you get a handle on this extremely popular relational database management system. Here you'll find what's new in the latest version; how to choose and install the right variation for your needs; how to monitor, maintain, and protect your data; and what it takes to keep your database healthy. You'll discover how to:
Build and maintain tables
Design a database and communicate with it
Retrieve, analyze, and report data
Build solid, robust database applications
Use the SQL Server Optimizer and Query Designer
Navigate SQL Server with Visual Studio
Develop useful reports with the Report Builder and Report Designer
Create Business Intelligence solutions with Business Intelligence Development Studio
Configure your server and perform major administrative tasks
To help you quickly find what you need, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is divided into nine minibooks:
Essential Concepts
Designing and Using Databases
Interacting With Your Data
Database Programming
Reporting Services
Analysis Services
Performance Tips and Tricks
Database Administration
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies gets you started, helps you solve problems, and will even answer your questions down the road!
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Building J2EE(TM) Applications with the Rational Unified Process

This book is a Rational Software Corporation-specific book focusing on the development of J2EE applications (version 1.3) within a RUP (Rational Unified Process) environment. As such, the book has a heavy dependency on UML (version 1.4). The authors aim to give the reader a basic understanding of component architectures and associated technologies, and how these component architectures and technologies are applied in the context of systematic development, specifically the Rational Unified Process. The reader will learn a set of proven best practices, guidelines, and standards that apply to systems development. It will reflect the next version of RUP which is scheduled for release during in 2002. This version of RUP will be a considerable departure from the current version.

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C#: Your Visual Blueprint for Building .Net Applications

C#: Your Visual Blueprint for Building .Net Applications

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Microsoft tackles auction pirates

Windows XP on sale, PA
Many sellers were offering fake versions of Windows XP

Microsoft has launched 63 separate lawsuits against people peddling counterfeit software on auction sites.

The legal action targets sellers in 12 nations including the US, UK, Germany and France.

Most of those Microsoft has targeted have been selling fake "Blue Edition" versions of Windows XP.

Microsoft said the operating system was proving popular on auction sites as it is reaching the end of its commercial sales cycle.

Windows XP stopped being installed on new PCs at the end of June 2008 to make way for the newest version of Windows, Vista.

While Microsoft has claimed strong sales for Vista many businesses and consumers have shunned it in favour of the older software.


Selasa, 09 Desember 2008

C++ Standard Library Practical Tips

C++ Standard Library Practical Tips teaches beginning and experienced programmers how to use the Standard Library and its major component the Standard Template Library (STL) effectively in routine programming chores. The book provides 100 quick, easy-to-use tips and solutions to common programming problems such as using the right container, getting a C-style array from a vector, initializing a map with specified values, and computing the mean, median, and mode. The solutions are grouped by topics including, lists, deques, vectors, text processing, numerical algorithms, numerical processing, and containers so programmers can quickly look up a solution when they encounter a problem. To demonstrate the use of the tips in practical application, the book concludes with a capstone project about digital image processing and, in particular, image enhancement. This application shows the power of the Standard Library as it graphically illustrates how just a few lines of Standard Library code can produce major changes in the appearance of an image.

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The InDesign Effects Book by Ted LoCascio

* With its intuitive interface and seamless integration with other Adobe software, InDesign is rapidly gaining ground on QuarkXPress in the page layout and desktop publishing market
* The only InDesign book that shows designers step by step how to produce amazing effects and cool tricks that they can immediately incorporate into their own work
* A stunning full-color guide that offers a highly visual, spread-based interior design
* Includes cross-platform Mac and Windows coverage
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Parents warned on fake consoles

Parents are being warned about fake imported Nintendo games consoles which could be a fire hazard and pose a danger to their children's safety.

HM Revenue & Customs said it had seized hundreds of counterfeit Nintendo DS and DS Lites, which were discovered to contain dangerous power adapters.

Nintendo confirmed it had not produced the potentially dangerous adaptors.

Several UK consumers had ordered the consoles after being attracted by the much cheaper price.

Many had been bought for £40 instead of the usual £100 retail price.

'Serious harm'


Europe delays its ExoMars mission

Rover testbed (Oerlikon)
Teams right across Europe are involved in the ExoMars project

Europe is delaying its flagship space mission to Mars by more than two years.

The ExoMars rover, which will search for signs of life on the Red Planet, will not now launch until 2016 because of the high cost of the project.

The 1.2bn-euro price tag is deemed to be too high by governments, and space officials have been asked to find ways to reduce it.

One option may be to try to get greater involvement - financial and technical - from the Americans and the Russians.


Adaptive WCDMA - Theory and Practice

Adaptive WCDMA - Theory and Practice


1 Fundamentals
2 Pseudorandom sequences
3 Code acquisition
4 Code tracking
5 Modulation and demodulation
6 Power control
7 Interference suppression and CDMA overlay
8 CDMA network
9 CDMA network design
10 Resource management and access control
11 CDMA packet radio networks
12 Adaptive CDMA networks
13 Multiuser CDMA receivers
14 MMSE multiuser detectors
15 Wideband CDMA network sensitivity
16 Standards
17 UMTS standard: WCDMA/FDD Layer 1

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Departure 2093: The future of flight

Departure 2093: The future of flightWhat might the future of flight look like? The folks at Finnair have a pretty good idea. They have five future aircraft concepts for the year 2093. As you might expect, all the aircrafts are eco-friendly and materials used in the making are 100 percent recyclable. I have to say they look awesome.

How about a zero-emission supersonic aircraft, designed for long-hauls? AV windows that offer zoomable views of the sky or the earth? How about a charter aircraft with turning engines in front that can glide and take-off vertically? Some even feature hologram theaters, restaurants, and bars, shops, a beauty parlor, a first-aid station, and gymnasiums. The future of flight is looking pretty awesome. I’d be willing to bet that most of their ideas will be realized by 2093.

Senin, 08 Desember 2008

LIFT Car Concept : Hang Your Car in The Parking Lots

This is a small city car offering a combination of public and personal transportation. This car has been designed for people who suffer from inadequate parking space in their area. Now the time has to come to day goodbye to parking lots and get ready to say hello to hang outs. This stylish LIFT car concept can adjust itself in the aerial parking without demanding any extra space. Once you are done with your work, you can just drop it down and simply drive home. There is only one street smart solution to the soaring traffic problems and that is LIFT car concept.

lift car concept

lift car concept

Speck offers new cases for MacBook and MacBook Pro

Speck See Thru Satin CaseMac computers are gaining popularity all of the time. it hasn’t been too long since Apple announced the newly updated aluminum clad MacBook and MacBook Pro computers. If you dropped the coin needed to grab yourself one of these sexy new notebooks, you probably want to be sure it stays scratch free and protect it from drops.

Speck offers up a new case for the aluminum 13-inch MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro that uses a hard shell design for extra protection. The case uses what Speck calls a soft touch See Thru Sating design. The exterior of the case is translucent allowing you to see the Apple logo and some of the case though the protective covering.

Marantz IS301 wireless iPod dock

Marantz IS301 wireless iPod dockWireless iPod docks are not new, but the trend kind of died out leaving us with many tethered versions. Marantz has one of their own to offer with the IS301, a Lucullan wireless iPod dock that transmits both audio and video and includes a receiver with ports for your home theater. Almost every dock-connecting iPod will work and it also features Bluetooth 2.1 for BT-enabled devices. It should hit Japan in January for about $277. Hopefully the US soon after.

Han Solo in Carbonite USB Flash Drive

Han Solo in Carbonite USB Flash DriveCelebrate Han’s not so eternal Carbonite nap with this USB flash drive. Although I don’t remember Han’s legs looking all frog-like. I also don’t remember Leia looking like a Hobbit. Still, it’s fairly adorable in a Star Wars Babies kind of way. We hope that this drive will hold your data better and longer then it held Han. 1 full GB of data/carbonite for $25.

Hear Your Baby’s Heart Beat with Beforme

The device that has been designed for all the expected mothers out there who would like to touch base with the unborn. The process of being able to give another life is something that has a lot of emotions attached to it and nothing matched the feeling than that of hearing the heartbeat of the child. Understanding this need, comes Beforme is a device that can be said to be a mixture of stethoscope and an mp3 player. The device can be really handy in creating the bond between the mother and child which is beyond words. So all you mothers out there, keep listening to the music but the best track is the heartbeat of your child.

beforme stethoscope and mp3 player

beforme stethoscope and mp3 player

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iPod Cigarette Case for smokin’ tunes

iPod Cigarette Case for smokin’ tunesHere’s a little something for smokers who love their gadgets. If you have a spare iPod laying around, you too can be very James Bond like and turn it into a cigarette case.

Basically, just remove the guts and replace said guts with butts. Makes a great conversation piece and your be the life of any party. It can be a secret compartment for anything small, not just cigs. This person came up with the idea when their iPod had an encounter with the pavement and died.

Stitch USB Humidifer with bad breath

Stitch USB Humidifer with bad breathThere must be something in the water over at Disney. Either that or they pass around a crack pipe at meetings, between counting Mickey money and eating bits of Walt Disney’s remaining refrigerated flesh.

First there was the Stitch CD player. Creepy, but harmless really. Now they’re pimping out this $118 USB humidifier that looks like it will kill you with Stitch breath. $118? Really? The Stitch USB Humidifier projects a fog into the air, whether you give him a breath mint or not. Not sure where you pour in the water. Probably his butt. This thing just looks hungry. Hungry enough to kill you.

Honda FC Future Sports Car with V Flow Fuel Cell Technology

The new FC Sport fuel based car from Honda was recently displayed at the LA Auto Show is one traffic stopper. The designers have taken into their advantage the flexibility which is extended by the fuel cell powertrain as it is placed on the back of the driver. It’s a 3-seater with the styling of sports car major McLaren F1 vehicle, where in the driver is in the middle with passenger seats on side and back. The concept car is right now under study and testing to understand the full utility of the product. Though there may be a possibility of Honda releasing a full fledged version for commercial use.

honda fc sport car

The new FC Sport fuel based car from Honda was recently displayed at the LA Auto Show is one traffic stopper. The designers have taken into their advantage the flexibility which is extended by the fuel cell powertrain as it is placed on the back of the driver. It’s a 3-seater with the styling of sports car major McLaren F1 vehicle, where in the driver is in the middle with passenger seats on side and back. The concept car is right now under study and testing to understand the full utility of the product. Though there may be a possibility of Honda releasing a full fledged version for commercial use.

honda fc sport car

honda fc sport car

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The new FC Sport fuel based car from Honda was recently displayed at the LA Auto Show is one traffic stopper. The designers have taken into their advantage the flexibility which is extended by the fuel cell powertrain as it is placed on the back of the driver. It’s a 3-seater with the styling of sports car major McLaren F1 vehicle, where in the driver is in the middle with passenger seats on side and back. The concept car is right now under study and testing to understand the full utility of the product. Though there may be a possibility of Honda releasing a full fledged version for commercial use.

honda fc sport car

honda fc sport car

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honda fc sport car

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Minggu, 07 Desember 2008

Sanrio unveils Hello Kitty ultra-compact laptop

Sanrio unveils Hello Kitty ultra-compact laptopJust in time for Christmas, you can get this latest HK branded piece of gear to go with all of your other HK purchases. It’s nice to know that aside from ushering in the apocalypse, the kitty is also weathering the economy nicely and still enticing young girls.

The Hello Kitty C1 is equipped with Windows XP Home Edition SP3, a 120 gigabyte hard drive, 1 gigabyte of RAM, a 10inch display, and comes with pre-installed software including Open Office

, Firefox, Skype. The Hello Kitty C1 is available now for $890.95.

Nokia Build: French users can customize the Nokia 7310 online

Nokia Build: French users can customize the Nokia 7310 onlineHave you longed for the ability to customize your phone before buying it? If so, then you’ll want to check out the Nokia Build website by Nokia France. The website makes your dream come true by allowing customers to design or customize their handset before ordering online. For right now, the program only works for Nokia 7310, but who knows, maybe there will be more options soon. You know you want to order my beautifully designed Slipperybrick phone.

HB 778 Touch Diamond clon

HB 778 Touch Diamond cloneHere’s another clone out of China. The HB 778 dual SIM card phone looks a lot like a phone we know. Yep. The Touch Diamond or Touch Pro. It sports a 2.8-inch touch screen and of course, dual slider design that slides up for the numeric keypad and side slide for gaming keys instead of a QWERTY keyboard. You’ll get a TV function, FM radio, 2.8-inch Touch screen, touch keypad with vibrator, 1.0-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, dual SIM slot, and microSD slot. It even comes preloaded with classic games like Super Mario. The very familiar HB 778 will cost you $151.

GoWear fit is like a pedometer on steroids

GoWear fitThe new year will be here before you know it bringing with it the usual New Year’s resolutions from people. One of the most common resolutions is to lose weight. There are lots of gadgets available that can help people lose weight and reach fitness goals.

One of the newest gadgets is called the GoWear fit. The device is sort of like a super pedometer. It goes on the upper arm and includes an armband. It monitors all sorts of things for the wearer like steps taken, calories burned, amount of physical activity, sleep duration and efficiency.

“Yes I Do” soundwave wedding ring

“Yes I Do” soundwave wedding ringHere’s a ring only a married geek could love. Most people engrave their wedding ring with things like “Forever” or “Yes I Do” etc. Instead of engraving those words on a wedding ring, this ring comes with a cut-out of the sound wave of “Yes I Do”. Designer Sakura Koshimizu uses lasers to cut out the shape of the waveform of those sounds.

He’ll use sound editing software, record the sound and the software will show the sound waves on the screen, which can then be fed into a laser. Hey, it’s better then a tattoo. How many ya got now? Pam, Mary, Laura and Britney? Meanwhile you’re married to a Sarah. Yeah, this is much better. You know, just in case.

USB Musical Christmas Tree for your office desk

USB Musical Christmas Tree for your office deskIt’s that time of year again and how do you plan on celebrating Christmas aka Festivus in your office space? One option is this musical usb Christmas tree. It’s like this one, but with music. It features 12 built in Christmas songs, as well as LED lights that change color. If you get it now, you’ll be good and sick of holiday music by the big day but at least you’ll have a small color changing tree to keep you company while you work. It will only cost you $15.

iMuffs deliver sound, not warmth

iMuffs deliver sound, not warmthSure, the name sounds cozy, but iMuffs are not meant to keep your ears warm, which sucks because it is cold outside. But they will let you listen to your iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPod Photo, iPod Touch, iPod Mini and all 3rd generation iPods without a cable.

Just attach the iMuffs Bluetooth transmitter to your iPod and you’ll be un-tethered. You can control the volume and playback with the headphones themselves, keeping your device safely in your pocket. The built-in battery can be recharged via USB, and they claim a play time of 16 hours. You can get the iMuffs in black or white for $129.99.

iPod Breathalyzer accessory doubles as a FM transmitter

iBreath Breathalyzer for iPodThe iPod is so popular that there is a huge amount of accessories and gear to go along with them. Typically, accessories revolve around speakers, earphones, FM transmitters and the like. Sometimes we see a few more exotic accessories like voice recorders.

Today a new iPod accessory was announced that takes the strange gadget cake called the iBreath iPod Breathalyzer. A fold out breath tube lets users blow into the device to see the blood alcohol level and decide if they have had too many drinks to drive.