Category Archives: Gadgets

Transform your VHS tapes to DVD

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Pinnacle, a division of Avid (editing software used in television) offers a beautiful product to the general public, the Dazzle Video Creator Platinum. It allows you to simply capture images of your VHS and video cameras in your computer and then make montages to be transferred to DVD or video to the Internet. The software Continue Reading

Modu is the world’s lightest mobile phone

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The Guinness World RecordTM for the world’s lightest mobile phone has been awarded to Modu for its tiny and sophisticated mobile phone. Modu was awarded this prestigious honour after careful consideration by the Guinness World RecordsTM judges, who declared that: “The lightest mobile phone is the modu, which weighs 40.1 g (1.41 oz).” Guinness World Continue Reading

Microsoft Surface is coming your way

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If all goes as planned, the Microsoft Surface will be marketed to the general public within 3 years. This is what the senior management of the company seems to be telling us. In an interview with Fortune magazine, Tom Gibbons, the head of products at Microsoft, explained that the demand exceeds all expectations, but some Continue Reading

Photoshop Express in public beta phase

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These days, I’m wasting/spending a lot of time looking around for a bunch of applications and components built with Adobe Flex. I have been reading up quite a bit on this very promising framework and talked about the release of the most recent version of the builder. It’s not very surprising to find some of Continue Reading

Rock Band on the Wii – Finally!

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I don’t usually cover the gaming industry because that would require an entire blog dedicated to that subject, but sometimes an interesting tidbit comes along that is worth deviating for. I know quite a few people who will be interested by this news: Harmonix has announced that the very anticipated game Rock Band, will finally Continue Reading

Restaurants of the Future

Several restaurant owners in Europe, Japan and the United States have installed new gadgets within their establishment. It is a touch screen, through which customers can pass their order. The idea behind this concept is to encourage impulse buying. If, for example, a person is looking at a beautiful picture of a chocolate cake, it Continue Reading

Youtube videos on Tivo

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I’m always a fan of merging technologies because they are usually a great way to facilitate user tasks and make something available to a broader audience. This one is about a little website that everyone must have heard of: Youtube. Each month there is an average of 66 millions viewers who flock to youtube.com to Continue Reading

The Automower

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The Husqvarna Company has just put on the market what appears to be the ideal mower. It cuts the grass automatically. That’s right! It does not need human intervention to carry out its task. The name of the device is the Automower. “The new Husqvarna Automower™ Solar Hybrid is powered by innovative and groundbreaking technology Continue Reading

a Quick look at Solid-State Drives

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The first time I used a flash drive, I thought: “Why don’t they just make huge storage with the same technology?”. Turns out it was already in the works and it has been for quite some time, but we are about to see the first real-world applications of this technology. Solid-State Drives, means that there Continue Reading

HD DVD early adopters will get a break

Canadian shoppers who bought HD-DVD players before the ”Format War” was over thought they would be stuck with their obsolete players with no more new media coming out.  Future Shop has announced that they will be giving consumers a 100$ credit towards the purchase of an LG or Samsung Blu-ray and HD DVD combo player.  Naturally, Continue Reading