Mercedes-Benzs entry into the LA Auto Show Design Challenge 2006 is called the RECY. Beautiful concept.

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Sony Vaio C

September 30, 2006

Its suppose to express your personality, reflects individuality, compliment your wardrobe? Maybe we should start thinking about how we can change the shapes too… I don’t feel like being green or pink all the time…

Built with Core 2 Duo, 13.3 inches screen with energy-saving XBRITE-ECO™ LCD technology, built in 802.11a/b/g wireless connectivity and a DVD burner.

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The US army seems to be getting more fun in the line of duty. Now they got to throw boomerangs if they want to spy around… for the bored soldiers in Iraq? Weeee…..

The Phantom Series single blade rotorcraft has the ability to deliver close up, real time video intelligence within 75 feet of nearly any event and remain virtually undetectable to the human eye.

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Motorola DMB MS800

September 30, 2006

Motorola are getting the hang of being creative since StarTac with RAZR, KRZR, RIZR, SCPL etc…

The DMB (watch TV on the phone)-enabled flip-phone has a 1.3-megapixel camera, microSD card, 1GB of internal storage, GXG 3D gaming, and a swiveling screen. And those on top look this buttons? Nice.

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Sylvania DOT it™ Lights

September 30, 2006

Convenient stick anywhere pocket LED lighting. Small, bright coloured, eye catching, cheap, replaceable AAA batteries. Just press it! How’s my sales pitch?

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Today I read in the news that the parent of BenQ Mobile, BenQ Corporation, has decided to stop funding to this money losing company… and it has shocked Germany, and Siemens was even blamed for selling the company in the first place and put the jobs of 3000 germans at stake. Sad.

Look at this Phone. Dubbed the Black Box, this handset does not have a keypad as it uses a touchscreen. The user interface looks as if it can be accessed via a variety of icons with no text involved at all, making this a truly appealing phone universally which is capable of breaking the language barrier. Great concept, great fish swimming in it… hope it can become a reality since they are still selling phones to the Asian market.

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Fresh2 is a revolutionary light bulb that safely breaks down odors, while providing energy-efficient light. Claims it deodorizes when the light reacts with the titanium dioxide coating on the bulb and has a lifespan of 3 years. Also claims it uses 23 watt but provides 100 watts of light… That’s bright!

2 Packs for USD19.90. That’s dull… But you will save a lot if you are the type that buys air fresheners…

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Acer Ferrari 1000

September 29, 2006

 

What’s the deal between a notebook and a fast car? Expensive! You mean there’s more than that?

The latest to arrive is the Acer Ferrari 1000 is no more the glossy models we have been seeing but which looked more rugged with matt and carbon fiber surface and also the chamfered edge.

This Acer Ferrari 1000 sports a Turion 64 X2, 1.8 GHz, 1024 MB (max 4096 MB), 120 GB, Super DVD Multi drive (slot-in), ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 512MB Ram, 12.1 inch, 1.6 kg, One-year international warranty, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g

 After the jump: other notebook-car collaborations

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When I was a kid, I was very fascinated by the marvel and DC super heros. As I grew older, I read Popular Science and discover what the near future will be like. The six million dollar man 1974, i was born 1975, the bionic woman 1976. When I read Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy in my teens, I counted how old I will be when the first hundred people goes to Mars in only 6months on a huge spacecraft. But since after the cold war in 1991, the world to me seemed some how stale, technological progress halted, economics reigned, I was disheartened.

A few weeks ago, I read about Claudia Mitchell (the first woman to receive a bionic arm) and it got me to read up again and rediscover about science’s progress in present tense. I was quite excited that the six million dollar man became a reality, almost, and recently Panasonic attempt at helping the unfortunate people with stroke paralysis by 2009. Then 2 years back, The Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton, or Bleex, part of a US defence project designed to be used mainly by infantry soldiers.

Then I remember the Japanese has always been making news about their new gundam inspired man-machine interface… more bionic body parts after the jump.

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Sony Ericsson watch MBW-100

September 29, 2006

NICE! Sony Ericsson and Fossil team up for Bluetooth watch!

The duo’s new MBW-100 has an analog watch face, while a small OLED display below helps you manage the Bluetooth functions, shows incoming caller and notifies you of new SMS messages. If receiving a call, you can tap a button to silence the phone ringer, twice to reject the call, while another button handles play/pause and track skipping on your music player. Shipping globally Q4 2006 for around 300 Euros.

A little cheap looking though after taking a second glance… like an entry level digital watch.

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