Archive for December, 2006

Dell Accidentally Leaks 27″ LCD TV with USB

Dell 27 LCD TV W2707CDell posts a new image accidentally for a 27″ LCD TV with an upstream USB port and two downstream ports on the back panel. With no visible coaxial cable input the 27″ LCD is most likely targeted as a high-end desktop display rather then a consumer TV. With CES coming up in the next two weeks we are sure Dell will announce something (W2707C LCD) to further define what is going on. This will be the first Dell LCD TV with USB inputs which views is just another sign USB is the preferred connectivity buss for today’s technology. Read on for full diagram. Continue Reading

myPodder Easy Way To Manage Your Podcasts

mypoddermyPodder might be the easiest way to manage your audio and video podcasts. It’s a U3 podcast management utility that is free of charge. You can select single episodes or entire seasons with your subscription and syncronize with the U3 myPodder client. Podcast Ready allows you and your friends to share your favorite podcast episodes with each other easily. Search, browse and share podcasts for free and have them downloaded directly to your U3 smart drive. You can sign up for a free account at Continue Reading

Will Wizpy Start OS on USB Flash Drive Trend?

Turbolinux WizpyCould Turbolinux really develop a true portable PC which fits on a flash drive? Turbolinux introduces (what I call) their version of U3 called Wizpy. The USB Wizpy device is 60GB of flash storage with 1.71 OLED display and together with Linux create a portable computer system. The flash device then uses any PC for it’s input capability (monitor, keyboard and mouse) to function as a normal PC. No files, records or maleware are left on the host computer system after disconnect. Along with running Linux, Continue Reading

Twisty Tangle Tronics iPod Speakers

Tangle Toy DNA speakersThese twistable iPod and MP3 player speakers add a level of clutter to any computer desk, unless you are a 13 year old looking for something goofy. The Tangle Toys Tronics DNA Speakers are available for around $60 USD the DNA is for Dynamic Neural Audio sound which give the speakers an omni-directional sound for simulated surround-sound. Connect via USB or stuff it with a couple AA batteries Continue Reading

How To: Free 3D Scanning for any Object

free 3D scanning software
Here’s a little How To for obtaining a complete 360º model of any object. Just four items are needed. 1) Free software from Institute for Robotics, Germany. 2) USB Webcam. 3) 90º angle backdrop. 4) Laser from local hardware store. The heavy lifting is done by the free software which has an advanced algorithm that automatically puzzles together the scans made from different sides. Continue Reading

Like JVC, Sony Has USB Car Stereo

Sony USB car stereoSony GT Series car stereo grows with feature-packed USB head unit. Via USB you can connect any music source to the Sony head unit for mobile music. Two models are available, the CDX-GT610U / CDX-GT616U and play MP3, WMA or AAC formats from any digital music source, CD or USB. With the new model Sony introduces a ultra-precise 24-bit D/A conversion and Xplod circuitry to ensure incredibly clean, dynamic reproduction of digital music. Continue Reading

Will USB Become Standard Connection For Cell Phone Chargers?

China might be setting the standard for cell phone charger connections to become USB. The Chinese government will impliment a single national standard on mobile phone chargers sold in the country to avoid waste and to lower manufacturing costs. Under the new standard, all mobile phones, regardless of the brand, will be able to share one charger via USB access, allowing users to charge handsets through any USB port.charge cell phone via usbThe unified standard will cut the cost of a new handset and reduce electronic waste and consumption of resources, a Ministry of Information Industry (MII)official said. China has almost 450 million cell phone subscribers, with up to 100 million replacing their phones Continue Reading

USB Flash Drive Is USB Flash Drive + Web Cam

USB memory web camThe “to be” newly released USB memory + webcam from Volvox is small on size and mega pixels. The SYV30RP is due to hit stores but at only 1.3Mp and 30fps is not much to get excited about, BUT the USB memory + web cam is amazingly small and ideal for a plain-view hidden camera which looks like a flash drive and acts like one (512MB, 1B, 2GB storage). To view the spec page and more details Continue Reading

Water Proof Mickey Mouse Flash Drive

Mickey Mouse flash driveInspired by Mickey Mouse, A-Data has a Mickey sports collection flash drive to make mass storage fun. The Mickey USB flash drive (RB18) comes with two capes, one with a smiley face and another as a brushed impression – basically Mickey’s head and ears. A-Data has made the Disney flash drive water-proof to sport him up a little. Looks like there will be more styles rolling out to include Continue Reading

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