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3D Movie Screenings to Include Interactive Game

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Movies, Video Games

Starship O2

Lucky UK moviegoers will get to play a 3D game this summer, in addition to enjoying movies like Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 3D and Toy Story 3 3D at participating VUE cinemas. O2’s Asteroid Storm allows audience members to guide the Starship O2 through an asteroid belt by raising their hands. Cameras mounted on the ceiling use IR scanners to track hand movements. While it seems …

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Sanyo eneloop Lamps

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech

Sanyo Eneloop Lamp

Sanyo, parent of the Eneloop brand batteries, has come up with a lamp powered by 2 AA eneloop batteries (naturally.) The ENL-Y1S(W) can be used as a bedside table lamp with either white or blue light. It also doubles as a flashlight. The lamp will run for up to 35 hours shining white light, or 16 hours with blue light, depending upon brightness. Included …

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Babyglow Color Changing Clothing

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Wearables, Science

BabyglowAny first time parent knows the panic when their newborn appears to have a fever and drives their physician crazy with constant calling, only to be told a simple solution or to calm down. Chris Eberjer came up with Babyglow, clothing that changes color when the baby’s temperature is rising. Available in blue, pink and pastel green, the garment turns white when the temp is …

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Pure Digital Launches Flip Channels

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Internet, Software

FlipShareIf you dig your Pure Digital Flip video camcorder as much has we do, and hate the hassle of editing and uploading, this will be good news for you. The latest version of their FlipShare software has been released with Flip Channels, online storage that you can use to share with others as well as simpler uploading to social networking sites. Sign up for the app …

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Security Guard Keyfinder

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, Misc. Tech, Toys

Security Guard KeyfinderWe are constantly losing our keys to the point that we have to put them on a hook so we always know that they are not in the refrigerator, between cushions or lurking somewhere under the bed. Now there is a solution with the Security Guard Keyfinder. The retro device attaches to your keychain and the next time your keys disappear, just put your lips …

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Real time Collaborative Browsing

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Science

RCBCollege of William and Mary researchers are working on RCB (real-time collaborative browsing) to make things easier for those who want to surf together, such as businesses with customer support or distance online education. The first person installs a Firefox browser extension that can generate a session URL to send to others. When up to 10 others click on it, they are sent to a page that …

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BenQ Joybook Lite U102 Netbook

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: PC / Laptop

Joybook LiteBenQ has just released their Joybook Lite U102. With a polished obsidian finish and weighing less than 1kg, the ultra-portable netbook has an Intel Atom processor, a 10.1-inch UltraVivid 16:9 WSVGA LED-backlit screen and a 250GB HDD. Included is a 90% sized QWERTY keyboard and an expanded touchpad to make the unit more ergonomic. The Joybook Lite made its debut in Taiwan, China and Thailand in …

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Europe Chooses micro-USB Phone Charger Standard

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Peripherals

Cell Phone chargersWe wish that other places were as up to date technologically as Europe. Sony Ericsson, Nokia, RIM, Apple and other companies have joined with the European Union to standardize a universal USB cell phone charger next year. Not only will it be easier to only have one charger, it will be good for the environment. Phones built with the new standard in mind …

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Marshall Mini Guitar Amp

Marshall Mini AmpMarshall fans will dig this Mini Guitar Amp. Powered by a 9V battery (not included,) the claim is that it sounds like a full size amp. While that may not be true, it does look like the original and features overdrive, tone and volume control. It comes with a belt clip for those who wander while they jam, and a headphone jack for times of …

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Motorola Karma QA1 Handset

Karma Q1AThe Motorola Karma QA1 is for those who can’t get enough socializing. The slider has a full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.5-inch 240x320 display, 3.6Mbps HSDPA, a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0 support, A-GPS and microSD card slot. Access MySpace, Facebook, email, IM and use its voice memo recording to keep track of it all. AT&T is now selling the Karma for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in …

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