Great news for the blinds. Developers has developed a device for blind people to give them opportunity "to see" using their tongue. The BrainPort device, as it is called, will collect visual data through a tiny digital video camera that is located in the center of a pair of sunglasses. This recorded data will then be transferred over to a handheld base unit, where the processed data will ultimately be sent to the tongue through an electrode array that allows your tongue's surface to receive such electric... read more »
The Rescue Stick is basically a hand-tossed rescue device inside which resides a life preserver that is automatically deployed as soon as it hits the water. It is actually a baton shaped container which is tied together by specially designed strings which dissolve upon entering the water to automatically release a horseshoe shaped life float. The Rescue Stick measure in at 270×65x70-mm and weighs only 0.9-lb. As soon as it enters the water a chemical reaction is initiated. The rate of inflation is fast, ... read more »
The Milwaukee Cordless Detection Tool Kit 2290-21 is able to detect the location and depth of wood, PEX, PVC, and metal behind gypsum, OSB, ceramic tile, and marble. This device can detect rebar buried 6" deep in concrete. Coming in a pistol grip form factor, it was specially designed with a 4-wheel look for added durability and smooth, accurate measurement.Source : MilwaukeeTool read more »
The LG Crystal GD900 is a slider, equipped with transparent, touch sensitive keypad. It allows not only entering numbers and typing messages, but performing different actions through gestures as well. The device sports a 3-inch display that is also touch sensitive and you can control all functions of the phone with it. It was billed as the world's first transparent-design phone, and the transparent screen. Check out video below if you want to know more.
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For LEGO fans, I think that this Lego Block Calculator is another cool Lego based gadget that you should keep right now. The idea of this calculator is to turn all of the LEGO 'buttons' into the calculator buttons. It’s a Lego, it’s a calculator, it's all kinds of fun. It comes in four colors, red, blue, green and black. Not sure if you can actually connect your Lego pieces to this though and get creative. The building block calculator will be available in August, but you can pre-order it now for $27. So... read more »
Designer Jen-Hui Liao has come out with a cool drawing machine called "Self-Portrait Machine". The device has a camera which captures a picture of yourself and when ready to proceed you put your hand in to some straps, grab a pen and you are then forced to draw a picture of the photo just taken. Check out video of the device in action below.
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For celeb out there, if you want to avoid yourself from photographed by reporters or paparazzi, check out this Anti-Paparazzi Clutch Bag that was designed by Adam Harvey. It is actually an LED flash built-into a clutch purse. The device can handle any number of incoming photos with no recycle time in between shots. When it detects a camera flash it will send out a brighter flash to blind the camera. Clever idea! Source : BoingBoing read more »
Sony has unveiled motion-sensitive controller for the PS3 console at E3 2009. The engineers behind the motion-control project said they had been working on the interface technology for several years, and hoped the device would bring a new set of experience to PlayStation 3 games. In a demonstration of the prototype wand, an engineer was able to wield a sword, shoot a gun and fire arrows at enemies. Sony emphasised that the wand wouldn’t just be useful for more fun, casual games, but would also provide a ... read more »
Samsung LD220 USB monitor which is the world's first USB monitor for notebooks has been unveiled at the World IT Show 2009 in Korea. The LD220 has a brightness of 300cd/m2, contrast ratio of 30,000:1 and a response speed of 5ms. Pricing or availability info are still unavailable. Source : Aving read more »
Check out this cool USB 4-port Hub. I think it will make people who concerned about global warming happy. It is actually a standard USB 4-port Hub but with eco-friendly twist. It comes with six mobile phone connectors that can recharge most known mobile phone types and USB interfacing digital products. This solar charger can be recharged through direct sunlight, AC power or car power. You can pick up one from Brando for a price of $20. Source : Gadget Addiction read more »