We love all gadgets that you can wear and lessen the chance of losing, and this Luxury MP4 Watch is no exception. Enclosed in a steel shell and with a 1.8-inch 160 x 128 pixel OLED, it features a built-in Li-on battery. You can play MP3s, WMAs, Mp4s, music videos, movies, and display JPG images. It also allows wireless broadcasting through your car stereo or portable radio by an integrated FM transmitter.
The player holds 1 GB memory, connects to your PC by USB for downloading, has voice recording with built-in mic, features 4 hours of video playback time and 7 hours with audio, and recharges in only 1.5 hours. About the only thing it won’t do is wash windows. The MP4 Watch is available from our buds at vavolo For $110.00.
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Designed for over-the-top romantics, the Euricase Ring Box features a built-in LCD video screen. Load your fave pics, a clip of Luther Vandross singing, or a scene from “Casablanca” by USB connection. Working on a single lithium rechargeable battery, it will hold up to 500 images or 30 to 60 minutes of video in case you want to include a marriage proposal and don’t have the guts to ask in person. The Euricase is available for pre-order in four colors and four metallic finishes (for an extra $50.00) for $198.95 with a shipping date of November 1.
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Why is it that Sony keeps pumping out new products before anyone else? We are beginning to think that they keep clever people holed up in windowless think tanks and working 22 hours a day. Their latest contribution to home entertainment is an ultra-thin TV with OLED to produce a 3mm thick screen. OLEDs are brighter than LCD panels and have better contrast ratio and sharper images. Sony’s president Ryoji Chubachi says, “I want this world’s first OLED TV to be the symbol of the revival of Sony’s technological prowess.”
We hope so too, for their sake, but other companies, such as Samsung, are also working on the technology. Sony’s TV has an 11-inch display and will become available in Japan for ~$1,735.00 beginning December 1.
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Canon has revealed its latest compact photo printer. The SELPHY ES2 is basic white on the outside, but inside has a few new capabilities. It comes with 16 templates for postcard-size images, nine clip art stamps, and imaging effects. The printer will make 2 x 3 and 4 x 6-inch photos in both color and black and white. The SELPHY is available at a price of $199.99, just in time for you to create your own Christmas cards if you plan on sitting on Santa’s lap at the mall.
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The University of Washington and its Professor Oren Etzoni released PanImages at the recent Machine Translation Summit in Copenhagen. Instead of searching for photos by text that may not be recognizable, the system recognizes a string of letters in about 300 different languages and looks for them in Google and Flickr. In a recent test of the process, PanImages found 57 times more results than on an average search.
The procedure works by scanning machine readable wiktionaries. As an example, Etzioni said that if you type in the Zulu word for refrigerator (“ifriji’) you would get almost 500,000 results as opposed to 2 on available search engines. While we seem to be over-saturated with images by using English, it is a comfort to know that the Zulus will be able to find appliances with less of an effort now.
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IOGEAR’s flash drive fits into your wallet, pocket, or purse. At a size of only 4.80 x 0.118 x 6.25-inches, it holds up to 4GB of music, movies, images, or other important data. The metallic blue drive is plug ‘n play with USB 1.1 and 2.0 functionality with a transfer speed of up to 480 Mbps, and will work with Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.3 or later, and Unix. The Wallet Drive is available for $56.99 on Amazon. Just don’t slide it into your ATM by mistake.
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Almost a cross between Facebook and YouTube, College Addiction features videos, images, flash animations and in some instances R-rated material. There are about 200 games on the site such as Magic Academy, Happy Pill, and Mind Me Bloody Beer. Established about 3 weeks ago, the website is already gaining a decent following. High School and upper grades are also encouraged to sign up at no charge and upload videos to be voted on by peers.
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It never fails. The day after school starts, companies inundate us with Christmas presents and ideas. So our first contribution to commercialism has to be this Santa Slide Show. The 1.5-inch color LCD lets you show off at least 50 images on your
Holiday Tree or on its included stand. Photos can be easily downloaded with its software and USB cable. The ornament requires 2 AAA batteries (not included) and is available for $34.95 at firstStreet. Purchase two and get a $10.00 discount. That way, there can be two tacky displays for showing off the family photos.
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Imagine being able to create Google Earth in your own neighborhood. Estes, our fave rocket folks from the time we were old enough to fly them, are finally getting into the technology game. Their Digital Video Rocket can shoot footage from as high as 500 feet in the air. It is capable of recording a 12 second video at 640 x 280 pixel resolution or can capture up to 3 pictures per flight for a total storage of 15 images.
Connect the flying cam to your PC with included USB cable to download video and images. The injection-molded plastic rocket also comes with a launch pad, software, a controller (batteries not included,) and two sets of L1194 button cells. Also not included are C6-C5 engines which can be purchased for $9.95 per 3-pack. At a size of 16 x 3-inches, the rocket will be available for delivery around the third week of this month for $59.95.
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Wolverine’s EPS 250 GB Multimedia Storage Player is a 7-in-one card reader for moving JPEG, Bitmap, Tiff, Text, and RAW images to memory cards. It supports CF, SD & SDHC, MMC, MS, MS-Pro, and XD cards. Add the optional adapter and it will also read MS-Duo, MS-Duo Pro, miniSD, and RS-MMC cards. If you are in it for the music, the EPS has a built in FM tuner, built-in mic and supports MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV, AAC, and CDA. With an optional Cradle System it will record MPEG-1, MPEG-4, WMV9, and Xvid video from your TV/VCR/VTR or camcorder.
Designed for professionals, the battery-operated device is perfect for traveling and comes with earphone, USB and A/V cables, charger, and carrying case. We like the versatility of this do-it-all gadget although the EPS sans options will still set you back $649.99.
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