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  • Russia Hopes Its YotaPhone Worries Apple

    12/04/2013 10:11:02 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 15 replies
    WSJ blog ^ | December 4, 2013, 1:21 PM | Lukas I. Alpert
    MOSCOW—The space race may be over but Russia hopes the smartphone race has just begun. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was among the first to receive a YotaPhone—the country’s first foray into the hyper-competitive smartphone market—and was told industry pace-setter Apple Inc. better watch its back. “Is Apple concerned about our smartphone?” he asked Sergey Chemezov, the head of Russia’s state-run defense corporation, Rostec, who gave him the phone on Wednesday hours after it hit the market. “Definitely,” Mr. Chemezov replied, according to a transcript of the exchange posted on the government’s website.....
  • Star Trek Electronic Door Chime from ThinkGeek

    09/04/2012 4:40:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 29, 2012 | ThinkGeek
    Uploaded by thinkgeek on Feb 29, 2012 http://thinkgeek.com/e9b8?cpg=yt
  • Gadget can diagnose prostate cancer in 30 minutes

    09/27/2009 3:32:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1,285+ views
    The Star.com ^ | 9/27/09 | Joseph Hall, Megan Ogilvie
    Toronto researchers have developed a portable device they say will accurately diagnose prostate cancer in 30 minutes. The microchip technology, created by a pair of University of Toronto scientists, will be able to determine the severity of the tumours through a simple urine sample and produce quick diagnosis with no need for painful biopsies.
  • Cool Keychain Gadgets - Some are Cool, Some Stupid

    05/01/2009 12:50:16 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 15 replies · 801+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 05 01 09 | Nick
    You know that excitement that wells up inside of you when you get an unopened parcel? Well, Bandai wonders: What's the best part? Opening it, or getting what's inside? If you get a little tingle out of ripping the seal, then look no further than Bandai's Peri Peri keychain toy. For whatever reason, it'll simulate just that — for as many times as you like. "No more wasting time. Enjoy your life forever!!" the product’s description reads.The keychain even includes a built-in speaker that makes sound effects of, um, "roulette mode, cat mode, bingo mode and so on." I can...
  • Osama Bin Laden's Brother Invents Must-Have Tourbillion Watch For Pilots [Photo]

    01/23/2009 11:00:15 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 18 replies · 444+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | Fri Jan 23 2009 | Gizmodo
    Osama and his half-brother Yeslam have two very different professions. One is the world's most notorious terrorist and the other is a pilot that makes fancy watches like those in his new "Aviator" line.First off, Yeslam has lived in Switzerland since the 80's and has openly condemned the acts of his brother. His company sells perfume and other fashion accessories, but this particular line of tourbillion watches was apparently inspired by the death of his father in a plane crash. Should the electronic instruments break down in an aircraft, the pilot can determine true airspeed without calculations and estimate...
  • Techie-Freepers....I need your help

    11/13/2008 10:54:02 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 18 replies · 614+ views
    free republic ^ | 14-nov-08 | OL' Hickory
    (VANITY) Techie-Freepers....I need your help Does anyone out here have an Igoogle page? I wanted to add a Free republic gadget to my homepage so I don't have to go through drudge to get here. If there are any Techies out here...... can someone make one? ****NON TECHIES-******** a gadget is basically a link you add to your homepage,so you don't use the address bar. no typing...just click and go Thanks
  • Gadget toilet made for modern kings and queens (Roto-Rooter's 'Pimped Out John')

    02/08/2007 9:56:04 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 532+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/8/07 | Reuters
    SINGAPORE, Feb 7 (Reuters Life!) - Think you deserve a throne? A U.S. plumbing firm has created a luxury toilet equipped with laptop computer and flat-screen TV which it plans to give away in an online sweepstake. Ohio-based Roto-Rooter says its "Pimped Out John" is designed to "fulfill all your wildest bathroom dreams." Special features include an iPod music player and speakers, an Xbox video game console, a refrigerator filled with drinks and snacks and a cycling exercise machine. "The bathroom is the perfect place for your very own throne. It shouldn't always be regarded as the room of last...
  • Sniff an' Talk (You've heard of Ringtones? Meet Smelltones!!)

    11/15/2005 11:37:38 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 9 replies · 294+ views
    Keitai KunKun cellphone smell tones. Pfaff, keep your snazzy ringtones, what you really need are odour tones which trigger when your mobile phone rings or an email arrives. Must be activated by the signal from the incoming call. Mind you, not sure it’s going to be much use when your phone rings in the middle of a crowded commuter train, eh, and you’re mashed up against armpit from Accrington? Is the first among the world! It is news universal design in “odor” at arrival of the mail of a cellular phone! It is epoch-making mobile accessories to inform of arrival...
  • I Am Become Death, The Shatterer Of Worlds

    07/15/2005 9:48:59 PM PDT · by Tennessee_Bob · 57 replies · 1,886+ views
    Self | July 16, 2005 | Tennessee_Bob
    With this quote from the Bagavad-Gita, Oppenheimer summoned in the nuclear age at 5:30 in the morning at the Trinity Site in New Mexico. The yield of code name Gadget was estimated to be equivalent to 20,000 tons of TNT - 2,000 B-29s worth of explosives. A quote from Brigadier General T.F. Farrell regarding the blast - "The effects could well be called unprecedented, magnificent, beautiful, stupendous, and terrifying. No man-made phenomenon of such tremendous power had ever occurred before. The lighting effects beggared description. The whole country was lighted by a searing light with the intensity many times that...
  • Pay or else: Gadget disables cars if payment isn't on time

    09/16/2003 10:53:06 AM PDT · by bedolido · 67 replies · 407+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 09/16/03 | LENA WARMACK
    ARLINGTON - Randy Rapp, owner of Don Rapp Motor Co., a family-owned and -operated used-car business in Arlington, was frustrated with customers falling behind on their car payments. "I'd get people sometimes that would run off in one of my cars because they can't pay me and they get desperate and I'd lose two to three cars a year; it's a serious problem for me," Rapp said. That was four years ago. Today, Rapp, 47, has solved the problem with a small gadget called On Time. The unobtrusive device is installed under vehicle dashboards. The device reminds a car owner...
  • Spy Gadget Leaves Nowhere To Hide

    08/19/2003 6:27:57 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 463+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-19-2003 | Robert Uhlig
    Spy gadget leaves nowhere to hide By Robert Uhlig, Technology Correspondent (Filed: 19/08/2003) For unfaithful spouses and errant employees, things may never be the same again. A Swedish moose hunter has invented a matchbox-sized device that can trace just about anything that moves. Using mobile phone text messages and satellite navigation technology, the surveillance gadget can reveal its location to an accuracy of 10 ft in 140 countries. Hidden in a briefcase or under the dashboard of a car, it threatens to blow the cover of anyone who wants to keep their movements secret, giving its owner the kind of...
  • Gadget Lets Owners Talk 'Dog"

    05/12/2002 12:35:32 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 145+ views
    Ananova ^ | 5-12-2002
    Gadget lets owners talk 'dog' A Japanese firm has unveiled a gadget which converts dogs barks into human expressions of emotion. Toy-maker Takara is marketing the Bowlingual device, which translates growls, barks and yelps into six human feelings. The hand-held device works like other computerised voice-recognition devices for the human voice. The dog gadget covers frustration, alarm, self-expression, happiness, sadness and desire. The Bowlingual matches barks with digital patterns of pre-programmed barks within the device to translate doggy feelings. Depending on the type of bark, words pop up on the device display such as "I can't stand it" or "How...