Friday, May 23, 2008

Spy Sunglasses with Secret Bilateral Cameras

Unleash the James Bond in you and get these amazing Dual Camera Spy Glasses. The cameras are hidden in the arms of the glasses and capture the peripheral vision. A simple button switches on the recording and transmits the video to a wireless receiver, which can be placed up to 15 meters away. Check out the specs after the jump.

Spy Sunglasses with Secret Bilateral Cameras cost $402 and are available with ChinaVasion.


* Memory: 128MB
* External Memory:Up to 2GB (SD card, NOT included)
* Display: 2.4 Inch LCD
* Video Capture Format: ASF
* Video Capture Resolution: 320x240
* FPS (Frames per Second): 25fps
* Audio Record Format: 4bit WMA
* Viewing Format: AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VOB, DAT, ASF
* Music Format: MP3, WMA, OGG, AC3
* Bit rate: 32~320Kbps
* Picture Format: JPEG
* Earphone Jack: 3.5mm-10mW+10mW
* Output of Built In Speaker: 20mW
* Receiving Frequency: 2.414GHz, 2.432GHz, 2.450GHz, 2.468GHz
* Frequency Stabilization: +/-100Khz
* Receiving Sensitivity: <-85dBm * Channels Available: 4 * Channel Scan and Channel Skip for multiple Cameras * AV OUT/IN (NTSC/PAL) * SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio): 85dB * Languages: English, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, French, German * USB: 2.0 * Power Source: 3.6 V 1300mAh Battery, 5 VDC Mains Connection * Dimensions: 102x71x25

Camera Specifications

* Image Device: 2 Colour CMOS Sensors
* TV system: PAL
* Angular Field of View: 60 Degrees
* Synchronization System: Internal
* Backlight Compensation: Auto
* White Balance: Auto
* Transmission Frequencies (4 Channels): 2.414GHz, 2.432GHz, 2.450GHz, 2.468GHz
* Locked Frequencies
* Output Power: 10mW
* Power Adapter: Internal 60mAh Battery (Approx 50 mins Operating Time
* Transmission Range: 15 metres Line of Sight
* Built In Microphone: Max Audio Range 4 Meters
* Dimension: 141mm front width, 40mm eyepiece height, 124mm arm length
* Manufacturer Ref.: 0CI4HE0ZS8FH

Other Features:

* Stylish Glasses
* Built In Calendar on Receiver


* Solar Charger with Cables
* User Manual
* Earphones
* USB Cord
* AV Out Cord (3x RCA to 3.5mm )
* Power Adapter
* Mini CD with Driver and Conversion Software
* Storage Wallet for Reciever

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Stardust LED furniture light up your room

In a fantastic combination of incorporating LED lights to the furniture, Italian furniture company Meritalia has introduced the Stardust range. The lineup includes sofas, pillows, armchairs and footstools; all of which have been made from a packing material that make the furniture lightweight. The airtight covering ensures that the furniture remains waterproof and survives accidental spills. Designed by Mario Bellini, the Stardust lineup adds a glow to your room, transforming an ordinary abode to a heavenly one. More Pictures After The Jump.

Overweight MacBook for $6800 is a fat slob

Like ArsTechnica points out, there's a lot you can do with $6800 in an Apple Store, but surely you won't levitate towards what Europe-based Munk Bogballe has to offer. On the platter for you is a 2.4GHz MacBook with a 160GB drive and 4GB of RAM. The highlight being anodized aluminum surface and the underside, coated in fine "Eurpoean aniline leather." Pre-loading Microsoft Windows XP (no word on whether it is Pro or Home) and a genuine copy of Microsoft Office Works Suite are supposed to be the other treats involved. If this didn't crunch the deal then maybe the bit where company is donating an XO laptop to undisclosed "governmentally sponsored education programmes" will lure you. Stop laughing! This is not a joke!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Volkswagen and Sanyo join hands to develop new lighter batteries for hybrids

Volkswagen AG along with Japan's Sanyo Electric is in the process of developing a lithium-ion battery, a key component of hybrid and electric cars. Sanyo is going through a restructuring and believes its battery business is key to its turnaround. Sanyo is currently manufacturing nickel-hydrogen batteries that can be recharged repeatedly and supplying them to Honda Motor Co. and Ford Motor Co. Volkswagen and subsidiary Audi AG will also adopt Sanyo-made nickel-hydrogen batteries for use in the Volkswagen group's first hybrid model, to be rolled out as early as next year. Toyota, which has enjoyed enormous successes with Prius hybrid model, has worked with Matsushita Electric Industrial, known for its Panasonic brand, to start mass-production of a lithium-ion battery for use in Toyota's hybrid models by 2010.
By working with Sanyo, Volkswagen hopes to catch up with rivals in eco-friendly vehicles. The lithium-ion battery that Sanyo and Volkswagen will develop will be smaller than a nickel-hydrogen battery, making it possible to design lighter cars than those using conventional batteries.

Nike Wi-Fi sneakers – Wi-Fi detection on the go

Among the many ways to detect the strength and location of Wi-Fi hotspots around you, there are things that work off your USB port, applications, even t-shirts. But this takes the cake - Wi-Fi sneakers. They're nice looking shoes and they'll tell you if there's an available network in your current vicinity. And think how handy it is that they're a sneaker. If you discover a hotspot but the signal strength is a bit on the weak side, you can use those sneakers to run a few blocks over to see if it boosts up a bit.
It's a great little all-in-one. You'll need to ask Nike for the price & also make sure you don't talk a walk in them on a rainy day. Nobody wants to get electrocuted detecting a wifi signal when a storm is on the verge.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Wanetlight an LED chandelier controlled by the WiiMote

After the WaSnake here comes the Wanetlight a luminous suspension composed of 25 blown glass candles that form a three-dimensional matrix of light. It is composed of 5x5x5 LEDs clustered in the three axes (LxWxH). The cluster forms a luminous 3-D screen cage. Each LED can be individually piloted to enable users to configure all sorts of light compositions in space. It is controlled by a Wiimote, which commands the sensors that pilot the ascending/descending movements of the LEDs.

The new way to deliver beverages

This may be the best way to deliver beverages yet! The radio-controlled cooler can take the place of a poolside cabana boy (although they might not be as hot!) and you will not even have to give it a tip (but you will miss out on the hot abs and the cute butt!). Although it is suggested that you use only sealed containers and not the fruity concoctions with umbrellas that can easily spill.

And like all products that you initially think are cool this one also has some other drawbacks. The cooler holds just six beverages and has a range of only 30 feet, according to GeekAlerts, so your guests will have to stay reasonably nearby whether you like it or not. But if you team it up with a beer-fetching Roomba for reloading, the supply is limited only by the capacity of your fridge. Personally I would choose the hot poolside cabana boy. What’s a $20 tip vis a vis leching at a hot bod by the pool!

Tan you pet

Okay, so you might want to kill yourself over how indulgent people are getting over their pets after reading this article. It seems people now like getting their pets “tanned”. Umm…and what if these animal tanning lovers had a black dog or cat? Anyhoo…SunSpa has now come out with this new pet tanning bed which offers a beauty treatment regimen for your beloved pet without having it laze in the sun or dirtying its paws in the great outdoors. So much for keeping your pet healthy and active.

This device comes with a wood arch that allows your pet to stretch out on it, where simulated sunshine offers the warmth of an actual sunbath. The bulb is able to maintain a temperature of 80-85 degrees on the bed’s Crypton Fabric surface, lasting for up to 5,000 hours while sipping 150 watts of power. And of course a “sensible” person like me thinks this is an absolute waste of money; apparently there is a market big enough to warrant such a release.

German invents radar deflecting paint

Nickel, 67, a wheelchair-bound amateur inventor from Berlin, decided to concoct a paint to shield tanks, ships and aircraft from radar detection in much the same way that Stealth bombers are invisible. Nickel already had a name for his miracle paint: AR 1. After spending thousands and thousands hours in the laboratory, he finally mixed the paint he was looking for. He sent a can of it to Helmut Essen, a radiation physicist who runs the radar technology department at the Research Establishment for Applied Science (FGAN) near Bonn. Essen examined Nickel's paint and was surprised to learn that it works. When a house, a ship or a car that would usually light up on a radar screen is coated with AR 1, it disappears almost completely into the darkness. Essen hasn't been able to figure out why this happens. It might be because the paint is a type of Jaumann absorber, which reflects incoming radar waves in such a way that they cancel each other out. Or it could have something to do with microscopically minute magnetic particles that absorb the radiation's energy.

But Essen still isn't sure what exactly makes the paint work. Essen considers the fact that Nickel concocted the paint out in the desert -- with almost no research resources at his disposal. In all likelihood, Nickel's invention is probably more valuable for civilian use. Pilots and air traffic controllers worldwide complain about the interfering effect that airport buildings have on the radar screen. If they were coated with Nickel's paint, they could be made largely invisible.

Intel's Netbook is official and called 2go PC

Putting rumors to rest, Intel has finally announced its 2go PC that is being manufactured by PC builder CTL. According to the gripe, this education-oriented budget laptop will feature an Intel Celeron M, a 915GMS graphics chipset, 512MB of included DDR2 memory that is upgradable to 1GB, and the PC features 40GB of storage. Specs also include wireless 802.11b/g connectivity, an 800x600 pixel screen (standard), 1-watt stereo speakers powered by a Realtek ALC6555 audio system. 2 USB 2.0 ports, 10/100 BaseT Ethernet connectivity, microphone/headphone connectors, and a built-in SD/MMC card reader are also included.

The CTL will sell the 2go PC for about $400, and will see distribution within two months.

Nokia unveils two new XpressMusic phones- Nokia 5320 and 5220

Nokia is gearing up to woo your senses with two new phones in the XpressMusic range. The 5320 XpressMusic and 5220 XpressMusic fall into the "affordable" bracket and promise to entertain you to the hilt. Specs on the Nokia 5320 XpressMusic include dynamic design with 3G social entertainment capabilities, exceptional music and web 2.0 access, innovative new voice-controlled Say and Play feature, dedicated XpressMusic keys, a 3.5mm audio jack, up to 24 hours of playback time, an audio chip for hi-fi sound quality, extendable memory up to 8GB, HS-USB for fast music transfer and HSDPA for fast access to data. Features also include full-featured Internet browser, access to Ovi and Nokia Search 4.1. The phone is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2008 for around 220 EUR ($350).

The Nokia 5220 XpressMusic is Edgy and features a unique design. Specs on this one include instant access to music on the go with a unique, asymmetrical design. It also features up to 24 hours playback time, dedicated XpressMusic keys and a 3.5mm audio jack. A built-in lanyard adds portability to the design. The phone is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2008 for about 160 EUR ($255)

Nokia 6600 slide - Smooth talker

The Nokia 6600 slide is one of the company's smallest slider to date. The phone has glossy steel covers, an aluminum center key and the 'tap twice' feature of the Nokia 6600 fold phone. It incorporates a 3.2 megapixel camera, a 2.2" QVGA display and integrated Nokia Maps application which can be enhanced with an optional Nokia Bluetooth GPS Module LD-4W and separate navigation license. "There is a strong consumer demand for mobile handsets that blend elegant looks with modern features," said Mikkel Drucker, Director, Connect Devices. "Each of the three devices introduced today offers a slightly different take on a core design language. We believe they are both beautiful to use and beautiful to behold - and offer a range of choice."
The Nokia 6600 slide has an estimated retail price of $390 excluding taxes and subsidies.

LG – Scarlet Letter LCD TV

LG has introduced a new line of TVs called the Scarlet. The LCD HD TVs, which range from 32 to 52 inches, have a 50,000:1 contrast ratio, super-fast response time of 4 milliseconds, HDMI 1.3, and 1080p resolution—apart from the smallest model. Frankly I don't see the scarlet letter anywhere on its body, try to find something for yourself to relate to. See what it looks like below. Prices in Korea range from around $1,500 to $5,300, but there is no word on US prices—or, for that matter, when they're coming over here.

JVC HA-SX500 slim headphones

The right kind of headphones is hard to come by and when you find one, it's like striking gold. I remember picking up this pair that I thought was perfect but alas, the earbuds kept falling out of my ear and it ended up as dead investment. However the story is about to change with these really neat pair of headphones from JVC. Reminiscent of the fold-up Sony headphones, this high-end pair belongs to the Bi-Metal line of in-ear canal headphones. The good news is that they are iPhone compatible and will be available by this month for $79.99. To fully understand the term Bi-Metal, refer to the press release after the jump.

"The new JVC HA-SX500 achieves high quality sound by employing JVC's original Bi-Metal structure and a new large 16mm neodymium driver unit, offering greater power handling and sensitivity.

JVC's Bi-Metal structure is designed to enhance performance across the frequency range by housing the drive unit in a steel base wrapped in a high-specific-gravity brass ring to eliminate vibration and energy loss. The HA-SX500 also offers a vast reduction in friction noise. The headphones feature flexible rubber joints, reducing friction noise while increasing comfort, and use OFC (oxygen-free copper) to minimize transmission loss in the 0.8 meter friction noise reduction cord.

The lightweight HA-SX500 headphones are designed to provide a comfortable and secure fit while delivering superior isolation from external sounds and minimizing sound leakage. The ergonomic silicon rubber earpieces come in three sizes to provide snug, customized sizing, supported by a cushioned metallic foldable headband for a secure fit and hours of comfort.

A number of convenient accessories complete the package, such as a 0.7m extension cord and a handy carrying case. In addition, the HA-SX500 offers a plug that is compatible with Apple's iPhone."

LEGO MP3 Player

This is a trend that needs no introduction. The art of turning everything Lego is something that needs appreciation rather than a cliché appreciation. The studs on the oversized Lego brick act as controls for the player and you can also find a USB port and a headphone jack. It supports both MP3 and WMA file formats. The colors are pretty realistic enough to represent overgrown Lego bricks. Imagine fitting the giant blocks together and having a giant music system (just hypothesis). There still is a child in all of us.
The Lego MP3 measures 29 x 17 x 58 mm and costs $49.

Razer DeathAdder first mouse for the Mac gamer

Razer has launched the Lunar White Razer DeathAdder, an ergonomic right-handed gaming mouse specifically built with the needs of Mac OS X gamers in mind. The first gaming mouse in Razer’s arsenal specifically developed for the Mac gamer, the Razer Death Adder’s –renowned Razer 3G Infrared Sensor technology and engineering improvements make it ideal for Mac OS X gamers in need of a fully feature gaming mouse. The DeathAdder for Mac OS X features the 1800 DPI (dot per inch), Razer Precision 3G infrared sensor with 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response and a tracking speed of up to 120 inches per second (IPS).

The Razer DeathAdder has five independent Hyperesponse buttons and award winning On-the-Fly Sensitivity drivers that allows players to instantly change and adjust mouse sensitivity settings to their game environment. The Razer DeathAdder possesses a sleek and smooth rubber coated matte black finish that enhances gripping traction while maintaining a dry surface, with a pulsating white Razer logo that illuminates its elegant curves and the perfect right-handed ergonomic shape.

Fujitsu Siemens develop zero watt LCD monitor

Very few companies take a green initiative while producing new products that help the environment. Fujitsu Siemens has developed a new monitor that claims to use zero power in standby mode. This money-saving monitor miracle is made possible thanks to a built-in switch that shuts down the monitor completely when a signal from the computer is absent—and then abruptly brings it back to life when the signal reappears. This sort of technology will prove especially useful for businesses, which is why Fujitsu is aiming squarely at this market when the monitor is released this summer.
This new model will sell for the same price as conventional monitors.

The Hard Disk Crusher – Hackers rejoice

For those who still don't know that every email they wrote since they got their computer is subject to recovery from their hard drive. Every movie they downloaded can be traced; even the mp3 songs they shared with friends are easily recoverable by someone looking for it. That's of course until you buy yourself a Hard Disk crusher. This no-nonsense machine from EDR Solutions does exactly what its name says, destroying a hard disk in as little as 10 seconds. "It basically 'drills' through the hard drive's spindles which physically creates ripples in the platters making it impossible to recover any data.

The Crusher can even work with an emergency hand pump in case your building is surrounded by enemy forces who have cut off the power. The only problem--and it's a big one--is its $11,500 price tag. For that kind of money, a few medium-range explosives would seem more cost-effective. But even better would be just buy a hammer and a screwdriver to punch through your beloved hard disk.

ASIMO to conduct a symphony orchestra

Honda's amazing 51-inch tall humanoid robot, ASIMO, is preparing to conduct the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in a performance of "Impossible Dream." Along with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the mechanical marvel will open a special concert performance for young people in Detroit on May 13. Honda says ASIMO's size was designed to help it operate comfortably within human living spaces, and to make it "people-friendly." At 51 inches tall, it can operate light switches and door knobs, and work at tables and other work surfaces. The height of its eyes matches that of a sitting adult, making it easy to communicate with. ASIMO — whose name stands for "Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility" — to eventually be put to work assisting the elderly and disabled in their homes. The robot's 34 degrees of freedom of motion help it to walk and perform many tasks in a human-like manner. For example, ASIMO can run, walk, climb stairs, communicate, and recognize people's voices and faces.

Toyota develops high tech simulator for race car safety

Toyota has developed a computer simulation which recreates high speed accidents and their effects on human physiology. Using the new system called Total Human Model Safety (THUMS), the FIA Institute and Toyota have been able to study the kind of serious injuries that are difficult to measure with conventional crash-test dummies. The results of the new study are in the process of completion. The FIA Institute targeted this technology specifically to help study high speed rear impact crashes in the FIA Formula One World Championship and Indy Racing League (IRL). The THUMS technology has proved a very effective system in analyzing the complex interaction between the driver's body and the car in a high speed accident.

This cooperative effort has led to a determination of the mechanism for spinal-stress buildup — the result of a combination of g-forces and the unique seating position used in F1 and IRL racecars. The research has prompted considerations for measures to reduce stress on the spine during rear impact collisions. The FIA Institute expects this effort to lead to improved safety for F1, IRL and other single-seater racecar championships.

The Uno – A Zippy little bike

When looking at it for the first time you get the impression that it's a concept vehicle for display purposes only. The Uno and its inventor, 18-year-old Ben J. Poss Gulak, hung out in a booth neighboring the show's special guest, Russell Mitchell of Exile Cycles and was the ultimate in contrast of custom creations. In fact, heavily tattooed Mitchell was seen riding the Uno around the show on Saturday evening. A 2006 trip to China prompted Ben to consider a project in electric transportation after seeing the damage done by the internal combustion engine. "The smog was so thick, we never saw the sun," Ben said. He then realized that some form of electric transport was desperately needed in the same compact form as a motorcycle or bicycle to help ease congestion and save the environment.

Since Ben had competed at the International level of the science fair before, he was able to apply to Team Canada directly without going through the Regional and National levels of competition. It was this competition that he submitted his first Uno. A simple frame made from angle iron and mountain bike wheels, which were of course powered by electric motors. The Uno model you see here, Ben's third prototype, was unveiled at the National Show. After many hand drawn sketches and complex drawings, he began the machining work of building the basic drive/suspension assembly. He didn't know CAD software, but instead used the free Google software called Google SketchUp. Ironically, a salesman came knocking shortly after, trying to sell SolidWorks, a 3-D CAD software package. Ben explained he couldn't afford anything like that, but he did show the salesman what he was working on. The next day a copy of SolidWorks and a SolidWorks for Dummies book arrived.
Operation of the 54.4 kg (120 lb) machine is simple, in fact it's so simple there are no controls except for an on-off switch. To go forward you simply push your body weight forward to tilt the machine. To back up, just lean back on the seat to tilt it backwards and back it goes. The farther you lean, the faster it accelerates. The gyro tells the ECU how much to accelerate and that in turn delivers the proper amount of current to the electric motors, one for each wheel.

Push-kun the trash can robot amuses all

Agreed robots have been created to serve mankind, but once in awhile its good to create ones that have no specific purpose in life and entertain us. The Push-kun (a.k.a. Mr. Push) is a robot with a crab-like gait. It tells jokes; plays drum rolls on itself, tosses oversized dice and performs other amusing antics. Osaka-based Robot Force has created it, and it gave stiff competition to its opponents in the Baka RoboCup 2007 competition. Check out Push-kun's moves in this video shot at a recent robot conference in Tokyo. A little red robot named OniRoppo, also created by Robot Force, appears toward the end of the video.

Blinged Macbook Air in Gold with Bejeweled Rainbow Apple

All the super rich geeks, watch out for this decked out 24 karat gold MacBook Air with a decorated version of the classic rainbow Apple. Folks at Computerchoppers are ready to entice their filthy rich clients with the shiny gold and colored sapphire. Maybe you find it a little flashy at first but you will definitely start loving it. There is no obvious change in the weight expect for few ounces here and there. Air is a standard 1.6ghz/2gb/80GB, with a 24-karat gold plating, polished exterior, and flat/crystallite interior. The price: $5000 USD. However you will have to chip in another 3000$ for the rainbow which is 14-karat gold with 3.8ctw sapphires.

Apple upgrades iMac

iMac is all set for a makeover from Apple. Apple upgrades its lowest end iMac with 2.4Ghz processor and with the top of the line reaches 3.06Ghz. All the CPUs are running at 1066Mhz Front-side bus and feature 6MB L2 cache. The iMac was previously updated in August 2007, It's about time for Apple to bump its specs especially with Intel's speedy roadmap. Many rumors claims Apple's intention to release 30-inch iMac, that rumor is now squashed.

20″, 2.4GHz, 1GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT 128MB. $1199

20″, 2.6GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB Hard Drive, ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO 256MB, $1499

24″, 2.8GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB Hard Drive, ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO 256MB, $1799

24″, 3.06GHz, 2GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS 512MB, $2199

Nikon updates the Style Series with S52 and WiFi-enabled S52c COOLPIX cams

Nikon has updated its "Style Series" of cameras with the COOLPIX S52 and S52c compact cameras. The only difference between the two cameras is that the S52c has WiFi capabilities. This capability allows the S52c to upload shots wirelessly to services like Flickr or Nikon's own "my Picturetown." The common specs inlude 9 megapixel sensors, 3x zoom, and optical image stabilization. Both will be available in May, with the S52 slated to sell for $250, and the S52c for $280.

Samsung VLUU i100 and i80 for the Digital Nomads

Samsung Techwin has added two new cameras i100 and i80 to its VLUU i Series lineup. The target buyers for these cameras according to Samsung are 'Digital Nomads' or those who prefer one device to perform as many. Both the cameras can playback MP3, popular video formats, view text files and double as a voice recorder. The VLUU i100 has a 10.2 megapixel sensor and will be available in a choice of silver, dark gray, brown and red with a 3X optical zoom lens. The VLUU i80 on the other hand has a 8.2 Megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD 3X optical zoom and will be available in black and silver. Available in Korea for now the i100 sells for 378,000 KRW ($ 375) and the i80 for 298,000 KRW ($ 300).

'Sims' creator makes Spore; lets you play god

Gaming buffs must be aware of The Sims created by Will Wright, taking his knack of developing realistic games such as dating, working and raising children to another level, he has now developed The Spore. With this new game, users can play god and practically has all the power in his hands; the entire game is user created. Players start as microscopic life forms competing for survival in primordial ooze and work their way onto land, where they evolve into creatures that build civilizations and rocket into space.

"It is still probably the most interesting question for scientists and five-year-olds: What is life?" says Wright. "It starts out as single-cell organisms and then you are eventually flying around the galaxy exploring new worlds, meeting other creatures and creating federations." Inspired by his passion for biology, learning, science, and science fiction; Wright used his expertise to develop this game. Players get complete control over how their animated characters evolve; Creatures can have scales, fins, wings, claws, extra appendages, additional eyes, or body parts in unexpected places.

The AI (artificial intelligence) that each character gains is related to its features. For example a character with fangs will be more hostile that one with grazing teeth. The Spore comes to US and European markets in September.

Sony PSPJ-15012 remote control headphones for the PSP

Sony Japan has announced the sleek and sexy PSPJ-15012 headphones for the PSP. The unit comes with a microphone to be used with Skype and Talkman which work with the PSP-2000 along with other games and software with support for voice chat etc. With the remote control you can play, pause, stop, rew, ff, adjust volume and activate the hold function. The silver and black PSPJ-15012 earphones go on sale in Japan from June 19th for 3800 Yen ($ 38).

Sony's Sixaxis controllers turning up in MGS4 PS3 bundles

Sony is getting very creative in dumping off its doomed six axis controllers. Now that the Dual Shock 3 is finally here, you will find them in MGS4 PS3 bundles. Japanese PS3 buyers will be able to choose from three "Welcome Box" MGS4 bundles in Satin Silver, Ceramic White, and Clear Black, and in addition to Snake's latest adventure and a Dual Shock 3, they'll find a SIXAXIS inside. Its really sad to see the giant of Sony bending over the success of the Wii controllers and fro all practical reasons just tossing in the now obsolete controllers.

The bundles will cost $470, compared to $492 for the gunmetal gray bundle that doesn't include the extra controller, so basically Sony's giving Japanese buyers $20 to take a SIXAXIS home.

Samsung launches BD-P1500 4G Blu-Ray player

Samsung Electronics has launched the HT-BD2F BD-P1500 4G Blu-Ray player along with 2G Blu-ray home theater 'HT-BD2F' in the Korean market. Like its third generation predecessor (P1400) the P1500 comes with an Ethernet port for firmware upgrades. The 2G HT-BD2F home theater sports a 7.1 channel speaker system. The BD-P1500 4G Blu-Ray player will be released in other markets soon, however release dates and pricing information for both are not known for now.

ASUS M70- First Terabyte Notebook PC

Need to have you entire movie collection on the go, all the while…I know carrying external drives can be a pain and risky as well. Enter ASUS M70 and voila…your troubles will be shooed away. This hunk will be the first terabyte notebook. Specs include dual 500 GB SATA drives in a single kit, a 1080p 17" High-Def LCD screen, a Blu-ray drive, one HDMI port and four built-in Altec Lansing speakers.

Blog Wired has summed up the quick facts about the relative capacity of a terabyte in a cool way; we reproduce them for you here:
• A terabyte is the equivalent of the contents of books made from 50,000 trees.
• The books in the United States Library of Congress contain about 20 terabytes of text. (ed. Note: this one might be dated, there might be slightly more.)
• You could fit 1,000 copies of the Encyclopedia Britannica in a terabyte.
• The prefix tera originates from the Greek word teras, which means monster.