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Flashlight DVR – Compact Camera & Digital Video Recorder in a Real Flashlight

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FlashlightDVR ™ – Compact Camera & Digital Video Recorder in a Real Flashlight

Heavy duty, real working flashlight. Records video with audio & takes photos day or night. 3 levels of flashlight brightness. 128MB built-in memory. Highly durable with precision tooled aluminum housing.

The Swann FlashlightDVR™ is a heavy duty, real working flashlight that also allows you to record video and take photos during the day or at night. Featuring strong aluminum construction the FlashlightDVR™ can be used in varying weather conditions. The FlashlightDVR™ has 128MB of built-in memory and supports mini-SD cards up to 2GB for extra storage. The flashlight includes 3 levels of brightness to customize the intensity of light to the environment it is being used. The infrared sensors provide night vision up to 13ft (4m). This flexible monitoring solution is ideal for security applications where discreet video or image recording may be necessary. The FlashlightDVR™ is also ideal for leisure activities such as camping or fishing where a flashlight and camera are both needed. Easily view/store videos or photos on your computer using the FlashlightDVR’s USB port. The FlashlightDVR™ is an ingenious piece of innovation with monitoring and recording concealed in a portable flashlight!

Source:  Swann Security

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Watercone Solar Still – solar seawater desalination good drinking water

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Solar thermal desalination – front and forward technology to generate drinking water, based exclusively on salt water and solar energy.

The Watercone® is a solar powered water desalinator that takes salt or brackish water and generates freshwater. It is simple to use, lightweight and mobile. The technology is simple in design and use and is discribed by simple pictograms. With up to 1,7 liters (nearly 2 quarts) in 24h the Watercone® is an ideal device to cover a child`s daily need of freshwater. UNICEF: “every day 5000 children die as a result of diarrhea coused by drinking unsafe water”

Philosophy of the Watercone® concept:
„Many peripheral, de-centralized small units will ensure a better supply of freshwater than one central big generator. If the big one fails, there is no water generation for anyone. If a small one fails, the other ones still keep on working.“

Source:  Watercone

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Targus Mobile Data transfer & Synchronization USB 2.0 cable PC to PC transfer

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Targus Mobile Data transfer & Synchronization USB 2.0 cable

Transferring files and settings from one notebook to another can often be a time consuming and complicated process, but now you can do it effortlessly with just one cable connection. Simply connect the Targus USB data transfer cable to both notebooks and transfer files and settings from one notebook to another with ease. This is a true plug and play solution as the software is stored in the USB cable and launches the transfer application automatically, what could be simpler? Compatible with PC and Mac platforms this is the only transfer solution you will ever need.

Easy to use PC-to-PC data transfer cable: Simply connect the USB cable to both notebooks and transfer files and settings from one notebook to another with ease

Software included inside USB cable: Software is stored in the USB cable and launches transfer and sync application automatically; no CD drivers are required

Mac and PC compatible: Synchronize files from: Mac-to-PC, PC-to-Mac, Mac-to-Mac and PC-to-PC
System Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, MAC OSX, USB 2.0 port

Source:  More Computers

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Ubiquity – awesome web task engine for Firefox

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Ubiquity for Firefox from Aza Raskin on Vimeo.

Introducing Ubiquity

An experiment into connecting the Web with language.

It Doesn’t Have to be This Way

You’re writing an email to invite a friend to meet at a local San Francisco restaurant that neither of you has been to.  You’d like to include a map. Today, this involves the disjointed tasks of message composition on a web-mail service, mapping the address on a map site, searching for reviews on the restaurant on a search engine, and finally copying all links into the message being composed.  This familiar sequence is an awful lot of clicking, typing, searching, copying, and pasting in order to do a very simple task.  And you haven’t even really sent a map or useful reviews—only links to them.

This kind of clunky, time-consuming interaction is common on the Web. Mashups help in some cases but they are static, require Web development skills, and are largely site-centric rather than user-centric.

It’s even worse on mobile devices, where limited capability and fidelity makes this onerous or nearly impossible.

Most people do not have an easy way to manage the vast resources of the Web to simplify their task at hand. For the most part they are left trundling between web sites, performing common tasks resulting in frustration and wasted time.

Enter Ubiquity

Today we’re announcing the launch of Ubiquity, a Mozilla Labs experiment into connecting the Web with language in an attempt to find new user interfaces that could make it possible for everyone to do common Web tasks more quickly and easily.

The overall goals of Ubiquity are to explore how best to:

  • Empower users to control the web browser with language-based instructions. (With search, users type what they want to find. With Ubiquity, they type what they want to do.)
  • Enable on-demand, user-generated mashups with existing open Web APIs. (In other words, allowing everyone–not just Web developers–to remix the Web so it fits their needs, no matter what page they are on, or what they are doing.)
  • Use Trust networks and social constructs to balance security with ease of extensibility.
  • Extend the browser functionality easily.

Source:  Mozilla Labs

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Identity Theft Preventing Privacy Wallet – Anti-High-Tech Pickpocket

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Identity Theft Preventing Privacy Wallet

Most credit cards now contain tiny chips that provide a unique identifier that can be scanned to retrieve your billing details.

Such RFID technology can, unfortunately, also be corrupted by hackers using portable scanners in crowded airports, restaurants, and stadiums. Our slim and surprisingly lightweight Privacy Wallets are literally woven from over 20,000 super-fine strands of stainless steel into a flexible fabric that feels like silk — but protects your ID like armor plate! Stronger than leather, with no sharp edges or corners — and won’t stain or scratch.

Inside, 6 credit card slots, 2 internal slots, and a billfold let you carry plenty of purchasing power — completely shielded from today’s high-tech pickpockets. Choose Smooth or Engine-Turned model.

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Use pictures to search the web from Google Goggles

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Use pictures to search the web.

A picture is worth a thousand words.No need to type your search anymore. Just take a picture.

Find out what businesses are nearby.Just point your phone at a store.

This is just the beginning – it’s not quite perfect yet.Works well for some things, but not for all.

Your pictures, your control.Turn on ‘visual search history’ to view or share your pictures at any time. Turn it off to discard them once the search is done.

Source:  Google

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The Element Four WaterMill provides fresh potable water from an unlimited source: the Air

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Element Four products generate and purify water – on and off the grid. Our solutions to the basic human need for fresh, clean water can be applied to domestic, commercial, recreational, agricultural, military and humanitarian purposes. Our technology can be used almost anywhere water is needed.

The facts about Earth’s water

Our planet’s natural water cycle provides for all forms of life. At any given moment our planet holds 326 million cubic miles of water. Of this, 97% is saltwater and only 3% is fresh water. Of that 3%, 99.3% is locked in ice.

Our air contains 4,000 cubic miles of water. If it were a lake it would be roughly the size of the Great Lakes combined – which is the world’s largest body of fresh water – and would be constantly refilled.

What air has to offer

In more than half the countries in the world, some of them the poorest, thirstiest, and most crowded, the air is humid enough to yield huge amounts of precious water. The atmosphere contains 4 to 25 grams of water vapor per cubic meter, while the WaterMill can change 10% to 40% of that to liquid. Water vapor is constantly replenished by Earth’s natural cycle, so extracting water from the air can continue indefinitely without impacting local ecosystems.

Most nations within 30 degrees latitude of the equator actually have more vapor than they need – an average of 15 to 20 grams of water per cubic meter of air.

Residential WaterMill

The original WaterMill is designed for the residential user. It provides families with a clean, sustainable and cost-effective source of water for drinking and cooking. It produces 11 litres of water per day, and mounts to the exterior of your home, drawing water from the air outside into point-of-use systems inside. The WaterMill is self-regulating, maximizing water production, while minimizing energy consumption.

Source:  Element Four

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Tesla Motor Electric Car 244 Mile Range 0-60 in 2.7 seconds

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Acceleration & Torque

Instant Freedom

The first time you drive the Tesla Roadster, prepare to be surprised. You’re at freeway speed in seconds without even thinking about it. There is no clutch pedal to contend with and no race-car driving techniques to perform. Just the touch of your foot and you’re off, without any of the sluggishness of an automatic.

How powerful is the acceleration? A quick story to illustrate. A favorite trick here at Tesla Motors is to invite a passenger along and ask him to turn on the radio. At the precise moment we ask, we accelerate. Our passenger simply can’t sit forward enough to reach the dials. But who needs music when you’re experiencing such a symphony of motion.

Rest assured that this responsiveness works at all speeds, as noticeable when you’re inching your way through parking lots as when flying along freeways.

100% Torque, 100% of the Time

The Tesla Roadster delivers full availability of performance every moment you are in the car, even while at a stoplight. Its peak torque begins at 0 rpm and stays powerful at 14,000 rpm.

This is the precise opposite of what you experience with a gasoline engine, which has very little torque at a low rpm and only reaches peak torque in a narrow rpm range. This forces you to make frequent gear changes to maintain optimal torque. With the Tesla Roadster, you get great acceleration and the highest energy efficiency at the same time. All while requiring no special driving skills to enjoy it. This makes the Tesla Roadster six times as efficient as the best sports cars while producing one-tenth of the pollution.

Source:  Tesla Motor

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Scubacraft SC3 – Watercraft goes underwater

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Compact, lightweight and capable of carrying 3 people the SCUBACRAFT SC3 is the world’s most advanced watercraft making the undersea more accessible than ever before. Watch Video Here

Retail Price – Available on application

> SPECIFICATION

Capacity 3 persons
Engine type 4 stroke, inline 4 cylinder DOHC
Maximum power 160 Hp naturally aspirated
Range 100 miles
Mass 390 Kg
Surface performance 50 mph
Payload 400 Kg
Maximum depth 30 meters standard (50 meters optional)

> DIMENSIONS

Overall length 4.5 meters
Overall width 2.1 meters
Overall height 1.8 meters

> FEATURES

Advanced twin tunnel hull
Intuitive manual dive controls
ADC (Automated Depth control)
Surface VHF radio and underwater communications
Location equipment: SMB pod, EPIRB and navigation lights
Onboard GPS and dive computer
Manually activated dive procedure
Onboard air supply with reserve
Integrated storage and equipment racks
Multiple dive capability

> PERFORMANCE

Exceptionally strong composite monocoque
Low speed stability
High speed dynamic lift
Jet powered, air cushioned ride
Highly manoeuvrable

> OPTIONS

Underwater filming platform
Imaging sonar
Custom trailer
Lighting and equipment racks
Service packages

Source:  ScubaCraft

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Astak Mole – WiFi Camera

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The Mole is an autonomous, motion-detecting, Wi Fi connecting webcam that will record video and upload it directly You Tube. You can also use it as a DVR by adding an SD card to record all the goings on about the place. Use it to monitor your baby, your house or business while you’re safely somewhere else.

Source:  The Mole

Popularity: 6% [?]

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