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Ball Scroll Handheld Mouse

I’ve had problems with my wrists for years now, mostly because of the hours upon hours of sitting at my desk, arm poised in the same position for a countless amount of time, mousing my way across Azeroth, or just surfing the good ole net. With mouses these days you can spend half your time just programming the shortcut buttons. ...

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RoboStool Is The Stalker You’ve Always Wanted

This robot may not be well versed enough in sports to partake in Robot Soccer, but it’s certainly lazy enough to be a sports fan. With three different modes of control: universal remote, beacon navigation, and thermal sensor following, the RoboStool tries its best to find you, so it can take the weight off your feet or die trying. Labeled ...

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Teddy Bear Backseat Driver

iXs Research Corporation unveiled the prototype robot teddy that provides spoken directions to the driver while making distracting gestures. It’d be cool if it did pelvic thrusts every time you came to your exit but no, this bear isn’t down to party. It’s got an alcohol detection sensor in its neck and will snitch on you in a moments notice. ...

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CyberWalk Makes Virtual Reality A Little More Real

One major issue that has plagued the virtual reality market is its inablilty to create a realistic navigational environment. Even when you don those VR goggles, there are always limits to how far you can move, which really puts a damper on the whole virtual experience. We’ve seen attempts at solving these problems before, but never in such an advanced ...

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Test: A bike ride with the PSP GPS

While we’re still waiting for the PSP GPS module to be released in North America, we can take a look at what  it can do in Japan. The guys at NikkeiBP have taken the PSP GPS module for a spin this weekend, this time they’ve used  the MaPlus Portable Navi software. Data stored in the 1.8GB UMD is enough for ...

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MainNav MG-920 finds itself a very niche market

The MG-920 seems to be a device that could be useful, but also seems like it could be just another device that gets big and in the way. It is a Bluetooth GPS receiver and a FM transmitter coupled into one (ugly) device. What good does this do you? Here’s what it does, you judge for yourself. The FM transmitter ...

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Hand-held Guide Dog Gets You Where You’re Going

No, it’s not a Chihuahua. This Guide Dog is actually a hand-held GPS navigation system. It has a super bright 4″ TFT LCD touchscreen display, built-in antenna, and can even play games. More importantly, it’s extremely portable, as it’s the thinnest GPS device on the planet. It also comes with support for SD, MMC, MMCplus, and Personal Storage Disc formats ...

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