21 May, 2012

Latest Posts on Coolest Gadgets

Latest Posts on Coolest Gadgets

LG Optimus LTE II boasts 2GB RAM

Posted: 21 May 2012 11:26 AM PDT

LG Electronics has just announced the availability of their (presumably) flagship model in South Korea – the LG Optimus LTE II, and what makes this particular smartphone from LG special would be the crowning achievement of yet another first, being the first smartphone in the world that delivers 2GB of RAM for optimal LTE connectivity, speed and stability, all rolled into a single device. Folks living in South Korea will be able to get their hands on the LG Optimus LTE II from this week onwards.

Just why does the LG Optimus LTE II require 2GB RAM? The more the merrier, I say, and this amount of RAM will deliver an optimal environment for multitasking and enhance the capability of a smartphone to run large applications. It is hard to imagine that computers not too long ago came with 2GB RAM for the top end models, and here we are with a modern day smartphone featuring something of the equivalent instead.

Other hardware specifications of the LG Optimus LTE II include a rather impressive 4.7-inch True HD IPS display alongside a brightness level of 550 nits, not to mention a resolution count of 1280 x 720 pixels that ought to do its bit to impress your eyes. Not only that, the dual-core Qualcomm one-chip solution will also incorporate both the LTE modem and Application Processor (AP) for added power efficiency, so much so that the battery will be drained slower than before with the same amount of usage.

Apart from that, the LG Optimus LTE II will also sport a removable 2,150mAh battery which is touted to be the largest currently available on a LTE smartphone in the 4- to 5-inch display category. If you are too lazy to carry around a dedicated digital camera with you, then the LG Optimus LTE II will be able to function as an able replacement of sorts, where it has an 8-megapixel shooter at the back, while the front features a 1.3-megapixel shooter for video calls.

Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said, "The Optimus LTE II is the most powerful smartphone technology currently available in Korea. With a faster LTE network, the barrier for downloading and running very large applications is no longer a significant one for many customers, which is why LG saw a need for more RAM on high-end smartphones."

No idea on when the LG Optimus LTE II will arrive outside of South Korea though, so keep your fingers crossed!

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DoSomething.org – Smartphones Help to Prevent Pregnancy?

Posted: 21 May 2012 09:31 AM PDT

We’ve all seen the campaigns before, touting the benefits of safe sex or abstinence, mostly targeted towards our girls. Teenage pregnancy rates are astronomical, and while teen pregnancy rates in the United States have fallen in recent years, our country still has a higher rate than any other developed country. So what do we do now? Kids know how to prevent pregnancy, why aren’t they doing it?

Check out DoSomething.org, its a website that doesn’t tell you what to do, or how to do it… it suggests what your life might be like if you don’t! Utilizing everyday cell phones, kids (or parents) can  turn their friend’s cell phone into digital baby for an entire 12 hours in order to simulate what it would be like to have a baby as a teen.

Users simply send their friends the message that their phone has been hijacked and turned into a digital baby that will now require their care and attention for a whole day and then, for the next 12 hours their new bundle of rechargeable joy will alert them to the fact that they require food, sleep, or diaper changing. In the end, participants are directed to challenge more friends to take on a digital baby for the day and are given some helpful info about teen pregnancy.

Anyway, if you sign up and challenge 5 friends to The “Digital Baby” Pregnancy Text, you’ll not only have fun spoofing your friends while teaching a valuable lesson, you’ll have the chance to win a $2000 scholarship to boot. To learn more about the program or to sign up please visit www.DoSomething.org/baby


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SurfEasy offers plug-in privacy

Posted: 21 May 2012 08:28 AM PDT

With the amount of invasion of privacies that are happening these days (especially in the lives of public figures), you can never be too safe when it comes to safeguarding your privacy, even when you are using the computer. After all, many of us are living out the connected lifestyle these days, and we tend to log in and connect from different locations throughout each moment, using different computers and networks as well. With the £59.99 SurfEasy USB device, it will help in the area of security by offering you a personalized browsing experience regardless of where you are.

Relying on an extremely speedy and super-secure SSL encryption that most major banking institutions would, SurfEasy strives to make sure your status updates remain as your own, and your banking transactions are private, so that no prying or curious eyes will be able to figure out your secrets. The SurfEasy will also ensure that you do not leave digital cookie crumbs behind for others to trace your coming and going.

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Monkey Light 8-Bit Bike Wheel Light

Posted: 21 May 2012 06:30 AM PDT

If you have always been the kind of attention seeking person, then the $49.99 Monkey Light 8-Bit Bike Wheel Light might be just the thing for you to tweak your two-wheeled ride. After all, you might not be able to pull off stunts like Johnny Blaze and have the Spirit of Vengeance to come upon you, but at least it will look far better than a regular bike, as the Monkey Light 8-Bit Bike Wheel Light adds patterns to your set of wheels.

There will be 20 different kinds of patterns with a bunch of different color combinations that will definitely set the tone, pardon the pun, for your journey. Do not worry about going through puddles of water or cycling in the rain, since 10 ultra-bright LEDs will come encased in a waterproof housing so that Murphy will not rain on your parade in that department. It has up to 40 hours of runtime, and makes you fall in love with persistence of vision.

[ Monkey Light 8-Bit Bike Wheel Light copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

Zippered Vents Sleeping Bag

Posted: 21 May 2012 06:00 AM PDT

A sleeping bag is not exactly the most comfortable place for you to rest, but when you are out there in the great outdoors, you do not really have any more choice, do you? After all, you are not a fish who can just jump into any water to swim your way to your destination, or to hang up on a tree without a hammock like a monkey. Hence, the sleeping bag it is, but for those who feel as though something like that is way too stuffy, enter the $119.95 Zippered Vents Sleeping Bag.

The Zippered Vents Sleeping Bag is a patented sleeping bag with zippered vents so that it will cover as much of your body as you wish. There is a quartet of outer zippers which will span across the sleeping bag located near the ankles, knees, waist, and chest, letting campers to selectively cover or uncover any body segment, according to the temperature or personal preference levels. The rectangular bag features an outer shell of 210 thread-count rip-stop nylon, a soft cotton flannel lining, and is filled with four-layer microfiber insulation rated to 20º F.

Your head need not make an impression on the nearby rock or log, since it will come with a pillow that slips right into a built-in sleeve to support your head for a more comfortable rest.

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Contact Lens Helps you “See” Blood Sugar Levels

Posted: 21 May 2012 05:36 AM PDT

I did a post last week about a semi permanent tattoo that could monitor blood sugar in diabetics. It involved nanoparticles being injected beneath the skin that could constantly indicate blood glucose levels by changing color. There was a tremendous response to that post, and its no surprise, no one wants to be sticking themselves several times a day to test their blood.

Well, I thought you guys might be interested in another option that may not be that far off the horizon, how about a contact lens for diabetics that can change color in order to alert you to blood sugar levels utilizing a sugar sensing chemical? That would be pretty awesome right?

The contact lens senses the glucose in your tears, and if the sugar is not being metabolized correctly and glucose builds up in your body the lens will detect the problem and change color. Dr. Jun Hu explains that “it works just like the PH paper in your high school chemistry lab” Of course the person wearing the lens won’t see the change unless they look in a mirror. In order to measure actual blood sugar concentration, one would use a Smartphone app that  analyzes a photograph of your eye.

The lenses have been under development for several years, and the only ones that exist are simply a prototype not yet approved for human use, however if the researches can cut through the red tape you might start hearing more about these lenses in 3 years or so. No word yet on price, but it looks like they would charge for the lenses and present the associated app at no charge. Very cool.


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