Non-contact charging for electric vehicles demonstrated by Nissan

Nissan Contact-less Charging showcased in CEATEC 2010 544px(photo source: CEATEC.com)

the idea of contact-less or non-contact charging is not new, and has been talked about since 1998. demonstrated as part of Nissan ‘Future’ technologies in the recent CEATEC Japan 2010, Nissan depicts their vision via the solar tree and Eporo robot cars. the demo, Eporo robot cars moved through a course around the solar tree, when the Eporo robot car runs out of power, it changes its course to enter into the non-contact charging lane and returns to normal lane when recharging is completed. well, i sure do hope this technology will come true. Continue reading “Non-contact charging for electric vehicles demonstrated by Nissan”

new old vintage of the week: Diana Mini Lomography Camera

Diana Mini lomography camera 544px(photo source: mikeshouts.com)

feeling nostalgic like i did? grab a Diana Mini lomo camera and starts snapping away. lomography is not only an art, it is the lifestyle. the palm-size Diana Mini now comes with a range of accessories to go with it, not to mention the available color options. don the Diana Mini with the leather ready-to-shoot camera case, the princess is even more alluring then ever, and if you are feeling a little more sophisticated, grab a piece of the matching leather neck strap and the flash case too. style factor 10 out of 10. now where’s my bell-bottomed pants…. Continue reading “new old vintage of the week: Diana Mini Lomography Camera”

advanced driving simulator featured in Lexus ad campaign

Lexus Advance Driving Simulator 544px(photo source: lexus.com)

with the growing populations and automotive on the road, accidents has become common-place. Lexus aims to eliminate accidents with this advanced driving simulator. the driving simulator is being featured new Lexus ad campaign.

read more HERE or check out the ad below:

via CRAVE CNET

the official LEGO MINDSTORMS Android application – MINDdroid

MINDdroid application for Android 544px(photo source: mindstorms.lego.com)

LEGO has announced it’s first Android application for LEGO MINDSTORMS which allows you to wireless connect to your NXT, and controls it by tilting and turning your Android phone. now we have one master droid reining over another droid. are they going to have an iPhone version?

read more HERE.

new JBL On Stage iPhone/iPod speaker dock

JBL On Stage iPhone/iPod speaker dock 544px(photo source: jbl.com)

the new JBL On Stage certainly looks like an art sculpture which challenged the conventional speakers design (i.e. round or oblong in shape). termed as the Dynamic JBL Weave design. this could be a conversation piece in your home, an art piece which don’t have to spend top dollars to acquire. available in 2 sizes, the larger of the two is the On Stage IV features 4 x 1-inch (25mm) JBL Odyssey transducers, USB jack that syncs your iPhone/iPod with iTunes when connected to your computer, charges your iPhone/iPod while docked and an infra-red remote control. the smaller model, named, On Stage Micro III, has pretty much the same as the On Stage IV except for being smaller physically, and the Micro comes with two x 1-inch (25mm) JBL Odyssey transducers, instead. the JBL On Stage IV and the Micro III retails at US$149.95 and US99.95 respectively (correct at the time of publishing).

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Bike Shelf: style plus functionality

Bike Shelf by Chris Brigham 544px(photo source: knifeandsaw.wordpress.com)

although, i don’t own a bike, i like the Bike Shelf. rather ingenious way of hanging your bike to show off to your guests or personal admiration when you feel like it. on top of just hanging up your beloved ride, you can use the top shelf to display your books, or any item that you fancy. pretty neat. seriously, if i ever have a bike, this is what i would get.

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Raytheon Exoskeleton 2 Robotic Suit: Iron Man in reality

Raytheon Gen 2 Exoskeleton Suit 544px(photo source: raytheon.com)

this is awesome! a couple weeks ago, Raytheon unveiled it’s 2nd generation Exoskeleton Robotic Suit. this project started as far back as 2008, when the 1st generation suit was unveiled. needless to say, this was developed for the U.S.Army but it’s potential applications are far and wide. the suit uses a combination of sensors, actuators and controllers, to ‘amplified’ the strength of human. although it may not look as ‘sleek’ as the Exoskeleton suit that Raiden wears in Metal Gear Solid, but this mark a huge advancement in this technology. as with all other innovations, thing always starts from big, but as technology matures, miniaturization of the components will no doubt be possible, and in the process making the suit even more sleek and agile. Continue reading “Raytheon Exoskeleton 2 Robotic Suit: Iron Man in reality”

underwater scooter lets you scoot around underwater

Hydrobob Underwater Scooter 544px(photo source: hydrodome.com)

you know BOB – the Breathing Observation Bubble? and then there is HydroBOB, an underwater scooter that allows you to roam the underwater without diving training or even if do not know how to swim. HydroBOB is the combination of the BOB with a scooter that scoots around under the water. all you have to do is pops your head into the bubble and ride like a scooter. your head don’t get wet, so those with glasses still can wear them while scooting around underwater. very nice. this is something i really want to try. wonder how well it works in open sea, with the underwater current and all that. but i got one question: what happens if you bumped into a shark well scooting underwater? hmmmm. Continue reading “underwater scooter lets you scoot around underwater”

is this the new limited production Pagani Zonda?

Limited Production Pagani Zonda 750 544px

this upcoming purple on black (carbon-fiber) reincarnation of the Zonda is said to be based on the Cinque which means it will likely to get a 7.3 liter V12 motor developed by AMG with an output of 678 hp and 780 Nm of torque. well, want one? i guess you have to just sit and wait for now. no words of when this will be made available. but why 750? my bet is, it would be probably mean a bored-up version of Cinque engine, to 7.5 liter instead. that’s just my wild guess. either that or it simply means the 750 could be a tuned up version of the Cinque with 750 horses. we will just to wait and see. Continue reading “is this the new limited production Pagani Zonda?”