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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Metal Gear Solid 4

September 29, 2006

Metal Gear Solid 4, Guns of the Patriots. This is an animation trailer of the game for PS3. Watch out for the chameleon suit and the organic mobile suits… wow! Even the pigeon got deceived…

Duck Fadar

September 29, 2006

 

Duck Fadar is, an LED-packed rubber duck resembling the Dark Lord of the Sith. Simply pop him in the bath and watch as he floats around and automatically phases through various mesmerising colours.

Duck Fadar’s internal LEDs are water-activated. Taking him out of the bath causes the circuit to break and his lights to go off. Impressive, most impressive!

What is the designer thinking???

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