the biggest orders of Microsoft Surface used in karaoke bar [videos]

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check this out. Microsoft Surface finally sees practical use in Hong Kong Red MR karaoke bar. Red MR has 80 units of the Microsoft Surface in 80 of its karaoke rooms and with plan to increase to 300 units in future. it should be the biggest order for the Microsoft Surface to date.

i guess Microsoft will be proud to know at least their Surface is seeing some real use in the commercial sector. though the order number of 80 is hardly considered ‘big’ in commercial sense, but still it is a start. we are more than excited to see things going towards the REAL future. well, we don’t need to detail further, check out the videos below and witness for yourself.

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3-in-1 Camera Connection Kit is an alternative to Apple’s CCK

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(image credit: M.I.C.Gadget) 3-in-1 Camera Connection Kit | US$29.90 | store.micgadget.com

an alternative to Apple camera connection kit this $29.90 3-in-1 Camera Connection Kit for iPad. not only the kit combines the USB and SD card slot dongle into one, it also includes a micro-SD card slot. why the addition? i have no idea. perhaps, it was an attempt to differential itself from the knock-off 2-in-1 Camera Connection Kit.

whatever it is, it makes perfect sense to lump 2 or 3 connectivity into one for convenience sake. we love our gadgets but want to minimize the things we have to bring around to make our lovely gadgets happy. the kit is available in either black or white. at a glance, the kit does look suspiciously like a power pack for iPhone. of course, it is not.

LG to launch dual-core Android handset in January 2011

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(image credit: LG) LG Optimus 2X Smartphone | US$tbc | www.lg.com

its quite unimaginable a year ago that a smartphone could be spotting a dual-core processor. but that was then, dual-core is a reality now with the LG Optimus 2X. the LG Optimus 2X which will features the dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor. on the display front, the Optimus 2X has a 4-inch WVGA screen and will feature two cameras, one 8-megapixel main camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. other features include 1,500mAh battery and micro-SDHC card slot with included 8GB card.

accordingly to LG, with the faster processor, user can expect faster web browsing experience and smoother graphics for game play. the Optimus 2X touted to be able to record and playback full resolution HD video and will able to output the full HD content to an external display via HDMI connection. Optimus 2X will come pre-installed with Android Froyo with the possibility of upgrading to Gingerbread at a later date. though no date was given as to when this will happen.

LG Optimus 2X is set to be available in Korea in January 2011. Europe and Asia market will follow after a few months. however, no date has been set.

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the world most incredibly organized tool chest ever

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Henry O. Studley (1838-1925), an organ and piano maker by trade, made this amazing tool cabinet that is said to contain nearly 300 tools in a highly organized manner. the cabinet measures 40 inches tall (101.6 cm), 20 inches across (50.8 cm) and 9 inches deep (22.86 cm), was made from mahogany, rosewood, walnut and ebony. apparently, the cabinet is so heavy that it requires three strong man just to lift it up.

check out the video after jump and see the short but awesome introduction of this wonder of the tools world. i bet this cabinet is going to make all avid home improvement enthusiasts drool uncontrollably. though, Henry did designed the cabinet more for piano making tools. nevertheless, the Henry O. Studley tool chest is definitely a dream tool cabinet for all DIY-ers and home improvement enthusiasts.

just look at those tools. wow. i must restraint my drool…

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slap on your Nano with metal-silicone slap bracelet

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i don’t know if you guys still remember those slap-type bracelet that was popular once? well, it is back and this time, in the form of a flexible wristband for iPod Nano. constructed of memory-metal wrapped in silky soft silicone for the wrist band and thick silicone for the Nano frame, the Slap is flat and straight until you slap it on your wrist. that’s why it’s called a Slap. Continue reading slap on your Nano with metal-silicone slap bracelet

this 1.5 scale model is a futuristic electric concept trike

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designed by Lorenz Nasdal, this futuristic concept goes on three wheels instead of the usual four wheels for an electric vehicle. dubbed as the Plug-in Electric Tricycle (P.I.E.T.), this environmental-friendly trike is a single-seater which takes on the advantage of a scooter and that of a car. Continue reading this 1.5 scale model is a futuristic electric concept trike

control your dSLR remotely with an iPhone via Bluetooth

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(image credit: blueSLR) blueSLR Receiver | from US$149.00 | blueslr.com

these days, iPhone apps and accompanying hardware to do specialized tasks seem rather overwhelming. just few days ago, we posted about iGrill and now we found something that will interest shutterbugs: the blueSLR remote shutter. working in tandem with an app, the blueSLR lets user control the camera’s setting such as focus, shutter speed or timer with an iOS device. wirelessly, of course.

the blueSLR is particularly useful for taking self-portrait and group photo when there’s no one around to assist in the photo-taking. the accompanying hardware is a Bluetooth receiver unit that plugs into the GPS port of most Nikon cameras. the blueSLR also feature geotagging of photos taken, though the main highlight would have taken the limelight away from it. the app is free and is available on the appstore, while the hardware will set you back at $149.

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg named TIME’s Person of the Year

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by now we should be all familiar with Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of the popular social network website, Facebook. Mark has recently been named the TIME’s Person of the Year. unlike other media, i thought it was of no surprise. judging from the limelight Mark Zuckerberg has been getting. especially, after the movie The Social Network was released.

i have been a ‘Facebooker’ for more than two years now and frankly, i don’t quite know who Mark Zuckerberg is. at least, i do not have a clear picture of whatever or however Facebook began. i must admit, the movie did gives me some fairly good idea of the story of FaceBook. though it may not be entirely factual, still it was a ‘good introduction’ to the world most popular social network site. Continue reading Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg named TIME’s Person of the Year

Submerge is a catamaran, a submarine and a floating home

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modern days, future included, will likely sees us multi-tasking even more. more are expected of us, in both work and leisure. having said that, we also expects the things we use to be able to multi-tasks or exhibit multi-functionability. the concept 150-feet catamaran featured here, dubbed Submerge, embodies the multi-functions quality with its three-modes in one craft design. Continue reading Submerge is a catamaran, a submarine and a floating home

you have Earth, Maps, Street View and now it’s the Google Body

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in addition to browsing our planet earth or peeking down on the maps, you can now browse the human anatomy – the Google way. the Google body browser lets you view, in three-dimensions, a multi-layered human body just as you would with Google Earth or Maps. user is able to zoom in and out, rotate and adjust to the various layers of skins, muscles, tissues and skeletal system.

there is also a search function which enables user to be taken directly to the part that the user is searching for. obviously, user experience ranks up high with any Google products. therefore, as you would have expected, the Google body browser does not use Flash, Java or any other graphical plugins. though no plugins are required, you will need a web browser with WebGL support.

don’t worry if you don’t know whether your browser is supported or not. just head on to Google body browser and you will be advised on how to get going with exploring the anatomy. think it’s about time for us to get educated on our human body. it couldn’t be simpler than that. well, at least as a general knowledge for the rest of the non-doctors.

no, there’s no Artery View as yet. but who knows Google might just surprise us yet again.

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