Gadgets

Digital Billboards add movement to extremely large ads

And we thought roadside advertising was already obtrusive into our lives! Cisco Systems plans to have a multi-billion dollar business running through digital billboards by 2010. Google and Coca-Cola, among others, have already shown their interest in extending their advertising wings to these massive animated billboards. Interestingly, these billboards are already technologically advanced enough to actually interact with the people ...

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Testing Sanyo’s stylus-free thumbwriting recognition: W42SA

One of the models that deserve attention in the Winter line-up of AU KDDI would be Sanyo’s W42SA. This phone supports a new kind of handwriting recognition that does not require a stylus, instead you would be using your thumb to “stroke” over the number keys. Of course you can still use the usual T9 predictive text system, but just ...

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Wristwatch piercing body mod means never forgetting the time again

You gotta give teenagers credit where credits due. There is no doubt that creativity seeps through the blood of many teenagers and here’s some proof. This watch piercing was done on an 18-year-old girl! This idea wouldn’t work for the squeamish. Technically you could say this is a body modification, since it is a piercing, but integrating a gadget such ...

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Philips SRM7500 SlideShow compatible remote for Vista

Are you one of the many people overly excited about the new media center capabilites that are built into Windows Vista? Philips has begun to make its SRM7500 remote that is Vista compatable with a built in display. The display makes use of the SlideShow features to display information pertaining to what you are doing on the computer. While the ...

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Tune Tether ranks up there with pocket protectors

The Tune Tether is an invention that will probably make you sad. Why? Because it’s an invention that you could have created by yourself. It solves a problem that nearly everyone has had one time or another. When you are listening to your music through headphones and someone wants to talk to you, although your first reaction might be to ...

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Victor/JVC UX-DM8 iPod stereo dresses to impress

This is a very nice looking stereo, something that has become commonplace with iPod docks. Yes, this is an iPod dock, what is new? This particular stereo is called the Victor/JVC UX-DM8 (companies still having a hard time with the naming process) and it is set to be released in February. So what sets this iPod station apart from the ...

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Nokia Achieve concept phone and UI give hope

[ev type=”youtube” data=”9qIZBo8a_pA”][/ev] Nokia has released a video of one of the most amazing concept phones to date. It can be likened to a Nintendo DS with these differences. Both top and bottom screens are touch, they span the entire device, and it is much slimmer. The user interface shown in this video is impressive as well. While all of ...

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Rubberband gun pleases young boys and grown men alike

This is the dream toy of boys everywhere. While kids under 10 might not understand the power of this, just show them a picture, it’s in their genes to know that this is great. This, my friends, in an automatic rubberband machine gun. Remember the rubberband guns that took forever to reload after just one or two shots? Well, this ...

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