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How Radar and Laser Technology Works: Avoiding Speeding Tickets

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Features, Transportation, Videos

We hit you with our Escort Passport 8500 X50 review earlier today, and it's a great investment for any driver looking to avoid speeding tickets, but it’s not enough. What more can you do to keep the cops off your back? Having your vehicle also equipped with a laser jammer will cover the flaws of most detectors. Laser jammers emit a light brighter than the laser an officer would shoot at a vehicle, but they're illegal in some states, so you may want to check into that first before pulling the trigger. Don’t believe that works? Check out the video above and see for yourself.


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Altitude LightLane for Bicycles

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Transportation

LightLaneAltitude’s Alex Tee and Evan Gant created a prototype of LightLane for a design competition to promote bicycle commuting. Their thought was that the bike lane should adapt to the cyclist as opposed to visa versa.  The reaction was so positive that, although it did not win, it is becoming a reality nonetheless. The device attaches to the back of the bike and has both bright red LEDs and DPSS green lasers. It comes with a universal attachment bracket and phone charger.

Read More | LightLane Bike

Litiholo Hologram Kit

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech

Hologram KitShades of Princess Leia! Litiholo claims that their Hologram Kit can create a 3D image in about an hour with no chemicals. Instead, it uses a Safetylight laser. The kit comes with twenty 2 x 3-inch RRT10 plates, a plate holder, a mount with 2 diode pieces, an LED darkroom light, simplified instructions, a battery pack and batteries, at a price of $99.99. Litiholo also has tips on their site, an upgrade kit and figures for purchase, including the lovely princess and Yoda.

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GE Holographic Discs

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Storage

HologramGE is bringing good things to digital storage. Their new technology, still in the planning stage, allows standard sized holographic discs to hold about 100 DVDs of information. The data is encoded in light patterns, then the holograms refract light patterns when a laser is shined on them. While this technology has been around since the 60s, InPhase Technologies (part of Bell labs) has announced that they will be using $18,000.00 machines to introduce the system for video and storage of medical images.

Read More | NY Times

MAINGEAR Customizable mX-L Laptop

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, PC / Laptop

MAINGEAR mX-L

MAINGEAR’s new laptop is certain outstanding in letting everyone know who owns it. The mX-L is 12.125 x 9.125 x 1.3- inches and weighs 4.45 lbs. It has a 1280x800 LED backlit display, a choice of two processors and DVD and Blu-ray optical drives. Also featured are 3 USB ports, VGA out, audio in/out and WiFi and Ethernet connectivity. Add to that an integrated webcam, mic, 4-cell 2.4Ah battery and a price starting at $1,099.99. Let them know what design you would like on the cover and they will laser it in.

Read More | MAINGEAR

General Motors Enlarging Windshield

Enlarging Windshield

General Motors researchers are working on a new windshield that gives those who have vision problems an easier way to see the road. The glass combines lasers, infrared sensors and a camera to enhance images on the road. The combined technology enlarges objects that are already in the driver’s view. While GM feels that the ideal target for this product would be the aging baby boomers, we are all for anyone who can use it and perhaps save a deer or two.

 

Read More | ABC News

Laser Target Alarm Clock

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech

Target Alarm ClockWhen you feel like you want to take potshots at your alarm in the morning, now you can do just that with the Laser Target Alarm Clock. When it goes off, you shoot the laser directly into the target to turn it off for the next 24 hours, unless you change its time or manually deactivate the thing. We figure by the time you aim and go bang, you will certainly be awake. The clock takes 3 AAA batteries and the laser 3 LR44 (not included) at a price of $19.99.

Read More | ThinkGeek

Logitech V450 Nano Mouse

Logitech NanoLogitech has unveiled its V450 cordless laser mouse for notebooks. It features their Plug-and-Forget Nano-receiver that goes into your USB for charging and can be stored inside the mouse. It has a laser sensor for smooth tracking, 2.4 GHz wireless tech, auto-turn off, and 12 months of battery life. The ergonomic mouse includes sculpted keys and soft rubber grips, and will be available later this month in the U.S. and in July in Europe for $49.99.

Read More | Logitech

Gadget Pen Serves Five Functions

Gadget Pen

Here’s another device that multitasks. The 5 in 1 Gadget Pen is a stylus for PDAs, cell phones or NDSs, even in the dark. It acts as a red laser pointer, a bank note checker, and surprise, is also a ball point pen. Finally, you can use the bugger as a mini-torch. At the minute weight of 30g, the pen comes with three spare lithium batteries and a minuscule price of $11.00.

(Thanks, Fanny)

 

Read More | Gadget4all

Laser Show is Red Hot

Red Hot Laser Light ShowIf you are a fan of laser shows, now you can put them on for you and your buds. The Red Hot Laser Light Show not only is encased in scarlet, it projects red circles, lines, spheres, and shapes. With two modes, if you add some tunes it will respond to the music. The device is portable, wireless, and includes a mic so you can bring it to the nearest pub to entertain everyone, until they tell you it is interfering their pool playing. Remember to get some AA batteries as they aren’t included. Get yours for $24.95.

Read More | Scientifics Online

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