Gadgets

New autopilot feature might make another 9/11 impossible: Sensors on a Plane

Scientists at Boeing have developed a hijack-proof piloting system, designed to make it impossible to crash the plane into buildings or ground. The feature would be activated either by a simple switch, in close range, or through door sensors which could sense when the cockpit door was forcefully opened (which we think would lead to many false alarms). Once triggered, ...

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Matsushita showcases data transfer via visible light

When the term “data beaming” was coined, people can’t help but to think that there’s an actual beam between 2 devices that travels and carries the data across. In actual fact this does not happen unless you wear infrared-enabled night spectacles. This morning National (Matsushita) demonstrated the new Visible Light Communications technology (VLC) at the International Lighting Fair. As the ...

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Stenop: Glasses for the poverty stricken and the vision impaired

So you think your Coach designer glasses make you look dorky? At least you don’t have to wear a pair of these. The Stenop Glasses are a low cost solution for the sight impaired. Glasses frames have become extremely expensive if you’re ordering for an actual prescription, and not just a pair of bifocals. A pair of frames can cost ...

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Takara Tomy’s Wonderful Shot: A camera for your canine

Taking photos of your pet over and over can become boring after the first 1000 shots or so. There’s only so many facial expressions most dogs make. But how about letting your dog be the photographer? The Wonderful Shot Dog Camera attaches to your dog’s collar, allowing your dog’s view to be your view. That makes us so happy. The ...

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Self Stirring Mug saves you a few seconds

People are so busy these days, even a simple task such as stirring a cup of java can delay them precious seconds. The Self Stirring Mug stirs while you multi-task any other project your working on. Your dose of caffeine is then ready for consumption, without even the smallest effort put into stirring. With a liquid capacity of 16 oz, ...

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Authentic Chinese Propaganda Clock

Apparently, China isn’t as cuddly with the free world as we thought them to be. Aside from blocking our sites from their Internet networks, they also seemed to be propaganda pros. Spitting out these tin Propaganda Revolution Clocks for every Chinese family to sport proudly. Sure, the clocks were produced from 1966-76, but that really isn’t even that long ago. ...

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Monaco Nokia 8800: ISSE Russia Special Edition

The Monaco Nokia 8800 stands out like the other Nokia special editions have. ISSE from Russia designs this 8800 permutation with sleek colors and shimmering jewels set into the face of the phone. ISSE is known for their jewelery design, which really shows on the Monaco. The luxury wristwatch like jewel design adds a certain grace to the phone that ...

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Izumi INC-7000 Nose Washer to block booger reproduction

More Japanese inventiveness! Despite the title of this post, the Izumi Nose Washer does have a practical use, unlike some of the less useful Japanese inventions. With Spring around the corner, hay fever is a serious annoyance for millions of people worldwide. For those few hundred people who are actually willing to buy something this ridiculous, the Izumi could clear ...

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DIY “Midi” (Kinda) Footpedal

Not exactly a true ‘midi’ pedal in the full sense of the word. The PCB used for the sound system is actually the old innards of a keyboard, connected through Radio Shack foot pedals that Myspacer, Tvkid, had to travel on a 60 mile marathon run, to find enough for his creation. Running the pedal system through a laptop through ...

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Matsushita Vacuum Cleaner MC-P7000JX eats your dust

Matsushita really pumps up the vacuum with its new P7000. With the addition of a new brush to its suction opening, instead of the typical solo brush, the P7000 offers a solution for high powered vacuum needs. Each of the two brushes move in opposite directions, picking up any fleeing dust particles that cross its path. The P7000 also packs ...

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