21 February, 2012

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the Ramos Alarm Clock – When Oversleeping is simply NOT an Option.

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 09:17 AM PST

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’m a serial “alarm setter”. What this means is that if I have an important event, like catching a plane or a court appearance (never been to court, and I wasn’t speeding anyway) I not only set my regular alarm clock, but one or two backup alarms, just in case the regular one doesn’t wake me up. Its a horrible little obsessive habit, but I never saw my way around it, until now.

Welcome the Ramos Alarm Clock, possibly the most demanding (and therefore effective) alarm clocks available today. It looks gentle enough, with its lovely hardwood exterior, in a variety of finishes, but “set it and forget it” wont work here. Once it goes off, you’ll know what I mean. In order to disarm this alarm you must first memorize the specially generated code and enter it onto a panel, ideally located somewhere far away from the coziness of your soft, warm bed.

The developer, Paul Sammut, made this clock a Kickstater Project, an interesting concept in an of itself, by which developers require the support of interested parties, or backers in order to fufill orders, or complete projects.

Anyway, this clock, and its independent wireless touch panel will definitely prevent you from just hitting the snooze bar until your flight to who knows where is on the tarmac and ready for takeoff. Of course, now that I think about it, does it have a battery back-up? I mean, what if we have a power failure? Will it work if theres a power failure? Geez.

The Ramos Alarm is available in a few different versions, including custom handmade units, with the basic design starting at around 150 bucks. Check out kickstarter.com for more information on the Ramos clock, or to better understand the mission of the kickstarter program.

Source: kickstarter

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The GoPano iPhone Lens – See you Around!

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 08:13 AM PST


So, I admit it, after I succumbed to peer pressure, got rid of my flip phone and marched out and purchased an iPhone (even after everyone suggested I wait for the new one) I have been enjoying it immensely. I have renewed interest in looking for stuff to do with it, and I came across this rather nifty little gadget. 

Take a look at the EyeSee 360 GoPano for the iphone (4 and 4S). The GoPano is a micro lens that simply snaps on your iPhone and enables you to take 360 degree panoramic videos! You can pan during live recording, or even in the already recorded video. This is because the GoPano is recording all 360 degrees around you simultaneaously. (sort of like a high tech karate movie visual effect.) This lets you go back to your movie and choose to see any angle at any point and time. Pretty awesome.

 Evidently, the GoPano actually uses 2 specially curved mirrors which gather info from all directions and reflects it back into your iPhones camera. Then, with the assistance of GoPanos app, your movie is magically transformed into an interactive scene where you get to control just where you want to look. You can also share your cool videos with family and friends on GoPanos website.

Originally designed for aviation and military use, there is a 700 dollar professional option that mounts to your video camera, but the micro, designed just for your iPhone is a stael at only 79 bucks, and the app is available at the iTunes store for free. It really is the next best thing to being there. Available at Amazon.com or feel free to chck out some videos at GoPano.com.


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The Only Omelet And Waffle Maker

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 05:30 AM PST

There is nothing quite like a hearty breakfast to start the day off with, and for folks who love eggs (especially in the form of omelets) and waffles, you can kill two birds with one proverbial stone – in the form of the $139.95 The Only Omelet And Waffle Maker. The amount of tools required to whip up your favorite breakfast is reduced, and with more free space in the kitchen, it would definitely look far less cluttered. This electric waffle iron will be able to cook a Belgian waffle and an omelet simultaneously, so that hungry stomachs need not wait too long to gobble down either.

Boasting two separate forms, where one is for the eggs and the other is for waffle batter, they will heat to different temperatures and rotate 180º, resulting in crisp, evenly browned waffles and tender, airy omelets. Your Belgian waffles are more or less cooked the standard way, to 6.5″ in diameter and being an inch thick, sporting 1″ deep pockets that hold syrup, whipped cream, or fruit compote. As for the omelets, they are 1″ in height and can hold veggies, ham, cheese, and whatever else you want to put inside. Choose from one of the six separate browning levels to suit your taste.

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Wooden Robotic Dinosaurs

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 05:00 AM PST

I am quite sure that many of you have already seen those wooden puzzles that, when pieced together, end up as dinosaurs. Meant to stimulate the mind of kids who are developing their sponge-like brains, they do not take too long to assemble, and once done, will most probably end up on a shelf somewhere as the proud parents realized that getting a LEGO set might be more economical in the long run once the shelf is filled to the brim with cardboard dinosaurs. Well, here is a technological take on the issue that might last longer than an inanimate puzzle pieced together – the £19.99 Wooden Robotic Dinosaurs. You will be able to choose from the Mammoth, Stegosaurus, T-Rex and the Triceratops (of course, the Mammoth is not a dinosaur, FYI), where piecing it together is part of the fun, while the other fun part would be to control them as they go around the home, disturbing the general peaceful feeling.

I wonder what the house dog or cat thinks of this miniature dinosaur roaming around the floor – will they be scared, or do they see them as “prey” to be pounced upon? Made from natural wood, you need no glue or tools to assemble each of the Wooden Robotic Dinosaurs. Just make sure you have a trio of AAA batteries lying around somewhere to get them walking once assembly is done.

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Rinspeed’s Dock+Go makes your smart fortwo look cuter than ever before

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 04:30 AM PST

Could Rinspeed’s Dock+Go actually usher in an age of modular vehicles? I know, this particular smart fortwo car is definitely a great mode for transporting yourself and another person around town, although there isn’t any room left for much other than perhaps a briefcase and a clutch handbag. Here is an idea that Rinspeed is mulling over with their Dock+Go concept – instead of purchasing a brand new car, how about adding on a “boot” (or trunk, depending on which continent you are on) feature?

This creation from Swiss automotive visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht is more or less an on-demand third axle. You can even call it a backpack for your smart fortwo, how about it? At least when you go and do your grocery shopping, you can still be comfortable in this cute people mover while having enough space at the back to stash away the month’s supply of food and essential items.

What you see above was actually meant for demonstration purposes only, where Rinderknecht decided on a two-seat smart car as the basis. Rinspeed’s backpacks are able to transform your electric smart car into the dream car of pizza delivery drivers, as it comes with an integrated isothermal box. Winter sports enthusiasts, on the other hand, will be able to stash away their gear comfortably in another of Rinspeed's Dock+Go packs. Rinspeed even has plans to introduce a "sound pack" in due time, where it will engage the help of infotainment specialist Harman to cram it with the latest high-end sound solutions so that one enjoys a first class acoustical experience.

Right now, the Dock+Go remains a clever mobility concept, and it has been implemented rich with emotions, enhanced with technical delicacies and intriguing enough for Swiss insurance giant Zürich Versicherung to actually want to drop some serious coin in having it roll of fthe production lines. Rinderknecht says, "Yes, we have been in productive talks with potential manufacturers for some time now." Way to go!

Press Release

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LG Optimus LTE Tag

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 04:00 AM PST

We took a look at the LG Optimus Vu yesterday, and here we are with yet another smartphone from the South Korean consumer electronics giant – the LG Optimus LTE Tag. Just what does the LG Optimus LTE Tag bring to the table? Well, this is the first High Definition LTE smartphone in the world (according to the folk over at LG anyways), and is also in line with LG’s vision of delivering the most diverse collection of LTE devices across the board – meaning, a phone for every single person, regardless of need and budget. LG claims that the Optimus LTE Tag is not any mere smartphone which is nice to look at, but rather, it also delivers a truly innovative feature that would come in the form of NFC support that might just help it stand out from the rest of the crowd.

Granted, not all smartphones come with NFC at the moment, and it also depends on where the NFC service is supported. At least, you can be safe in knowing that your phone is well equipped to face the future, whatever may come its way? The reason the Optimus LTE Tag was named so was because of the new LG Tag+ feature that relies on NFC (Near Field Communication) in order to communicate with special stickers or "tags" which are fully programmable to automatically change the phone's settings.

For starters, if you happen to swipe a tag after entering the office, it will automatically send the Optimus LTE Tag into silent mode, while kicking off the Wi-Fi connection so that you can piggyback on the office’s network instead of spending more battery life on a 3G connection. How about this, a tag that is located on your car dashboard might be programmed in order to turn on Bluetooth, GPS as well as raise the volume? Basically, you are limited by your imagination.

As for the hardware, the LG Optimus LTE Tag is no slouch, where it has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor running underneath the hood, while Android 2.3 Gingerbread is the operating system of choice. Of course, LG has promised that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is also in the pipeline, but that is a different story for another day. The display will be pretty much the industry standard – 4.3″, making the Optimus LTE Tag ideal for some heavy lifting in the multimedia department. 16GB of internal memory, a 1,700mAh battery, a 5-megapixel camera at the back and a 1.3-megapixel shooter in front rounds off the list of specifications.

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