Gadgets

Airis N004x skimps on hardware, but has replaceable battery

Who is Airis, you might ask. Take a look at this pretty sleek portable media player and you will come to the conclusion that, whether the device works or not, they know how to make well designed products. So how does it perform? With a 1 or 2GB flash drive, it seems a bit small in todays world of 8GB ...

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LG FM37 (it rhymes) brings touchscreen tech now

Look at those screens and realize that they aren’t nearly as small as your iPod Nanos. Comparatively, the new LG FM37 digital media player packs either a 1/2/4 GB flash drive and supports MP3, WMA, and OGG audio playback. On the concept of thin, this player is only 10.4mm thin (about 1cm). Those screens are touchscreens and are 2.4″ LCDs. ...

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Store up to 100,000,000 yen with the Jinsei Ginko ONE

Takara-TOMY showcased an updated version of the Jinsei Ginko Life Bank, instead of storing 500 yen coins, the new model will simply be a counter that you mount on water bottles, and it will count the number of 1 yen coins ($0.01) you have pushed through. Each counter can go up to 9999, but at the Toy Forum the company ...

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Sony pushes Memory Stick Duo to 32GB, charges an arm and a leg

Why does Sony love its proprietary media storage formats so much? The list just goes on with UMD, Beatmax, MiniDisc, and the Memory Stick. There seems to be no real reason for all of this. All the proprietary formats do is cost the consumer more money. After the release of Sony’s CompactFlash compatable cameras, it seemed that Sony might be ...

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Toy DMB TV with an attitude for you to crack

You know how sometimes you need to have the gadget grow on you after the purchase before you start to get comfortable with using it? Well, Japanese toys manufacturer Takara-TOMY has brought this to a completely different level with the new kind of One-Seg DMB toy TV they showed us at Toy Forum 2007 this morning. This portable TV itself ...

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GeMei X27 Media Player wants to be a Gameboy

The GeMei X27 vaguely resembles a sleek renovation of the Gameboy Micro, but with a clumpier feel and more options. This GeMei media player is capable of playing all the most used media formats; MP3, WMA, AVI, JPG, GIF, and BMP files. And you would be right in thinking that it’s media features seem to fit in with the reset ...

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Scan your graphs directly into MS Excel

Most of the scanners in market nowadays have OCR functions, that is, they can recognize the alphabets on the paper and convert them into texts (not graphics). More advanced scanners can scan documents and safe them directly as PDF or MS Word files. PFU, a subsidiary of Fujitsu Japan has just brought out a scanner that can scan your graphs ...

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