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EcobuttonPeople who leave their computers on 24/7 have a new gadget that will save some energy. Attach the Ecobutton to your PC via USB and if you leave your desk, it will put your computer on “ecomode.” Even better, it will record how much power, money, and carbon units you have saved. Tap a key and it turns back on. Made from recycled plastic, it will keep track of the last time it was used and the total over time. Guilt just doesn’t get any better for £14.95 (~$29.00.)

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Sony DSC-T77 CamFor those who really need steady cameras, Sony will be releasing its new ultra-compact CyberShot DSC-T77 that has a 10M CCD sensor with 4X optical zoom, Smile Shutter technology, and a 3-inch, 230,000 colors LCD screen. Available in black, silver, green, pink or brown, the Cam is only 13.9mm thick. Once again, this one will first come out in Japan September 15 with a price of ¥38,000 (~$345.00,) although we suspect it will be on its way Stateside in time for the holidays.

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Water-Powered ClockLife doesn’t get much simpler than this. The eco-friendly Water-Powered Clock from Bedol works when electrodes harvest energy from the water. You simply pour salted water into it to get it to run. At a size of 4 x 3 1/2, this timepiece is a step up from a solar-powered one. At the price of $16.00, you get your choice between orange, green, charcoal, or blue. Just remember to carry a receptacle next time you hit the ocean so that you can tell your buds you are saving the planet.

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MEZ1500 PCNew Zealand’s Aceeca has unveiled their Meazura MEZ1500 that runs Windows CE 5.0 or 6.0. Similar to their MEZ1000 with the same case design and 7-button keyboard, it features a 2.8 x 2.1-inch touchscreen with a 320 x 240p resolution, a Marvell PXA270 processor, and a memory of 64MB of RAM and 32MB of flash. The company claims that it can handle temperatures of 10 to 60º C and can withstand 30 minutes of water 3 ft. deep. At a size of 6.8 x 3.7 x 1.6-inches and a weight of 16.9 oz., you can also order the MEZ1500 with Linux. Contact Aceeca for availability of the rugged handheld that comes at a starting price of $549.00.

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David Piper

Remember when we told you about Ian Usher? Now David Piper is following suit by auctioning off his life on eBay through August 11. Originally, the Lord of Warleigh placed an ad in the International Herald Tribune in 2002 seeking a mate and received more than 2,000 replies. However, the one he chose didn’t work out. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, he plans to move to London for treatment and figures he should get about £6 million. Items include six acres, contemporary art, a waterside residence with a view of the Channel, his two Bentleys, and possibly contact info on those ladies he turned down.

(Oddly enough, when we went back to the eBay site, it claimed that bidding was over. Maybe the chap has decided to remain the master of his domain.)

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Doggyspace

If you love your pup, and we mean really love her/him, then you will want to join Doggyspace, a cross between Facebook and MySpace for canines. You can create a profile, share photos and videos, and meet others who are similarly obsessed. Launched last month, 3,000 dog fanciers have already joined the site and there are claims that there will be about 2 million by the end of the year. While Doggyspace is free to join, Founder Levi Thorton plans to make premium accounts with a percentage of the fee going to animal charities. We really don’t know what paying the extra means, but we assume that gives you a top dog.

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Sharp SB LCD TVThey may not be the cheapest on the block, but Sharp’s 3 new LCD TVs are certainly less expensive than most. The SB series features their Spectral Contrast Engine, a 6ms pixel response, full 1080p HD resolution, and PC and HDMI inputs. The LC-52SB55U is 52 1/32-inches with a $2,300.00 price, the LC-46SB54U is 45 63/64-inches for $1,700.00, and the LC-42SB45 is 42 1/64-inches and only $1,4000.00. The first two are out now, while the third will be available in September.

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Asus Pulse Rate Laser MouseThe Asus Vit W1 Laser Mouse does everything else your old mouse can do plus it has a pulse rate sensor that lies beneath its plastic skin. The wireless device has a 30 ft. range, 5 buttons, a mini-USB receiver, and 12 dpi. We don’t know about you, but just knowing that we will be monitored would make us nervous and have an elevated heart rate. Especially if the little happy face starts to frown.

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Iomega ScreenplayNow you can play files stored on any USB drive on a stardard or with Iomega’s Screenplay TV Link. Connect via USB, then to your home theater system or television with HDMI, RCA, coaxial, or composite connection. It will also upgrade your picture from 720p to . With support for MP3, AC3, WAV, WMA, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and JPEG formats, the Link also comes with remote, power supply, and a one year warranty at a price of $99.95.

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