Archive for November, 2011

Honda’s Asimo Robot

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Asimo is a humanoid robot that Honda Motor Company unveiled to the world in 2000. The robot, whose name is an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, was created to help people who have problems with mobility. This month Honda demonstrated the latest version of Asimo. The new model is capable of smoother and more continuous movement and thanks to increased intelligence is able to adapt to a variety of situations.

In fact, the latest version of Asimo is an “autonomous machine” that can make decisions about the correct behavior based on it surroundings. No operator is needed to control the robot’s movements. Honda believes this new autonomous robot is one step closer to being a practical tool that will be able to work among people in an office setting or other public space.

If you’d like to find out more about robotic development in Japan, read about another robot named Murata. You can find out more about Asimo on the Honda website and don’t miss the amazing video of Asimo in action on YouTube.

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Credit Card Lightbulb

Monday, November 21st, 2011

The world’s flattest light bulb looks like a credit card. Push the bulb vertical and, like magic, it lights up. The credit card portion then become a handy stand. Store one in your wallet or purse for emergencies or anytime that your need to shed a little light on a situation.

You can buy the Credit Card Lightbulb for $4.99 at ThinkGeek.com. It comes complete with batteries.

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Magic Wand Pocket Scanner

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Document scanning and archival has never been easier thanks to VuPoint Solution’s Magic Wand portable scanner and your computer. Simply press the scan button and pass this hand-held scanner over an image, photo or printed page. The Magic Wand will then creates a scanned image and save it on a MicroSD card. No special software is needed to transfer scanned images to your computer, just download them with a card reader or through a USB connection.

Scan resolution is 300 to 600 dpi for both color and black-and-white images. Scanned images are created in standard JPEG format. This is the perfect scanner for students, business owners and anyone who would appreciate an easier way to scan.

Magic Wand is the original portable scanner. It’s available in a rainbow of colors including blue, pink, red, purple and green as well as black and white. Find out more and read reviews on the VuPoint Solutions website.

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Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip

Monday, November 07th, 2011

With the holidays approaching it’s once again time to think about gift gadgets. Everyone’s watching their wallets these days, which is why we’re recommending the Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip MP3 player. This compact player is available in a variety of colors and either 4GB or 8GB memory configurations. The battery runs for 15 hours and the player supports all major music format. At about $50, the Sansa Clip Zip is a colorful and inexpensive alternative to the Apple Nano.

Find out more about the Clip Zip on the official Sandisk website.

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