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R/C Zombie


Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Movies, Toys,

R/C ZombieAdmit it. You are the first to run to any new Zombie movie. Now you can terrorize your friends, co-workers, and pets with your own RC undead toy. He stands 7 3/4-inches and you can activate him by simply pressing a button on the brain-shaped remote. Once revived, he will drag himself around while moving his neck, shoulders, and hips, and, as a bonus, will moan a bit. The remote controlled ghoulie needs three AAA batteries (not included) to work and comes with a MSRP of $24.95.

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SnagIt

SnagIt 9 works like your regular screen capture but it certainly is a lot easier. The software lets you grab a shot, store it in a media library, or turn it into a graphic. Then share by adding it to your document, presentation, etc. You can combine images by simple drag and drop. SnagIt includes arrow, callouts, and color fill, and more to tidy them up. TechSmith is offering their products at prices beginning at $49.95 or try it free for 30 days. Oddly enough, we had to use our own screen capture to grab an image of the box.

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App Store downloads

Well, if you were curious just how successful the has been since its launch, Steve Jobs spilled the beans in an interview published in the Wall Street Journal this morning. First and foremost, the most amazing part is that sales in the App Store hit about $30 million. Now, if you think about that figure and realize that only keeps 30% of it (well, 30% of sales of apps that aren’t their own), that is $9 million for Apple, and $21 million for developers.

Of course, a large percentage of apps downloaded are free. You just know those have to be popular, right? Well, we didn’t get an official breakdown of free app downloads versus paid, but Jobs did say that there have been over 60 million downloads from the App Store. That’s an average of 2 million downloads per day, every day. If you had any doubt that the App Store would be a hit, well, there’s your proof.

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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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