Gadgets

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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Would you like a cat stuck on your phone? Or a Benetton phone?

Willcom today also announced 2 design updates to their tiny “nico” phone (45x125x14.3mm 67g). As if the original design is not cute enough, they’ve decided to mount a cat cartoon character Koneko on top, they’ve also added the relevant wallpaper, ringtone and accessory to bundle with it. So now you can have a cat hanging out of your suit pocket ...

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Use your indoor chordless phone on the train: WX220J

Japanese network operator Willcom has announced the JRC WX220J this morning. The phone is nothing compared to the 20 phones you saw from AU KDDI and NTT DoCoMo 2 weeks ago, however the WX220J retains a really retro (20th century) design and stripped off everything fancy. The WX220J is targeted towards companies that use the PBX standard for their indoor ...

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HCID Gloves to give soldiers hands on control

One thing that has always limited the soldiers of the military is that they always have to be attached to their weapon. There is never really any true and full concentration on other matters when your toting around an automatic weapon. Handwear Computer Input Devices (HCIDs) might be the future of militiary strategy and safety means. The HCID will let ...

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