Inspect-a-Gadget:

March, 2009


March 31, 2009  3:42 PM

Honda create mind-controlled robot, oh the possibilites!

falani Profile: falani
honda, robot, Robotics, ROBOTS

The video below shows a man controlling Honda's Asimo robot using just his thoughts in what is called the world's first Brain Machine Interface (BMI) technology.


March 31, 2009  2:44 PM

Microsoft kills Encarta – So many memories

falani Profile: falani
encarta, Microsoft, wikipedia

I remember doing my history homework over my friend's house because he had Encarta back in 1996.

After looking at the human body for a couple of hours we got stuck into the magic of history coming alive through the computer. We were amazed at how...


March 31, 2009  9:39 AM

Microsoft and TomTom navigate to agreement over Linux

falani Profile: falani
Linux, Microsoft, TomTom

Microsoft and TomTom have settled for an undisclosed amount after the giant claimed that TomTom's use of Linux violated its FAT filesystem patent.

TomTom has agreed to allow Microsoft use of four of its navigation patents for free as well as the removal of some functionality in its PNDs...


March 31, 2009  9:23 AM

Free, legal mp3 download wars – First Spotify and now Google

falani Profile: falani
downloads, Google, Mp3, Spotify

Google has launched an ad-based MP3 download service in China which looks like it will soon compete with Spotify, Baidu (the leading Chinese search engine for websites, audio files, and images) and, more...


March 30, 2009  2:16 PM

Skype on iPhone – what’s the big deal?

falani Profile: falani
Apple, iPhone, Skype, VoIP

So, as expected, Skype is coming to the iPhone with calls only being made over Wifi.

Things to note:

  • You can sort your contacts alphabetically or by who's online
  • You can dial a number or quickly call a contact stored in your address book.
  • iPod Touch...


March 30, 2009  10:48 AM

The MacBook Mini unveiled! Well sort of, it’s either official or a fake

falani Profile: falani
Apple, Mac, MacBook, Netbook

Some, possibly leaked, images have appeared showing a MacBook Mini / netbook thanks to the guys at 9to5 and Gizmodo. According to the Russian...


March 27, 2009  9:10 AM

Competition/Game: Play our F1 racing game and win!

falani Profile: falani
f1

Ready, set and... GO GO GO!

The F1 season starts this weekend and we've got an F1 flash game and competition to celebrate.

If you can complete a lap in the fastest time then you have the chance of winning the chance to drive speed around Silverstone and experience first...


March 27, 2009  9:00 AM

Hot foot from China

edoyle Profile: edoyle
slippers, Thanko

If you're getting cold feet over your latest deal, here's something to comfort you. Furry slippers but not just any furry slippers; USB-powered furry slippers.

USB Slippers.JPG


March 27, 2009  4:45 AM

Free iPhone – well, SIM free anyway

edoyle Profile: edoyle
Apple, FREE, iPhone, unlocked

Playcom iphone.jpg


March 26, 2009  12:36 PM

T-mobile pre-pay first to get the ZTE touch

edoyle Profile: edoyle
pre-pay, prepaid, T-Mobile, ZTE

ZTE Touch - FRONT.JPGT-mobile is offering the...


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