Peltor RaceTunes AM/FM Stereo radio and hearing protector

Friday, April 7th, 2006

For some time I’ve wanted a good pair of noise reducing headphones for “mowing season”. Ideally they’d have am/fm stereo so I could listen to the radio (or something broadcast from my little FM transmitter…) REALLY ideally, they’d have a way I could patch something directly into them. I’ve found such a thing from [...]

Upgrade your mouse

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

This is going in the basics category. Quite often I visit a computer that has a mouse which is just a trial of patience to use. I mean, you have to pick it up and move it, shake it a bit, turn it over and clean out the lint from the “ball” area…. The good [...]

Frontier Labs – nexblack

Monday, December 12th, 2005

I know it’s not an ipod… but I’m looking forward to hearing some word when Fronteir Labs releases their “Nexblack”. For background…. the nexblack is priced at around $89 (at the frontier labs store), but I’ve found $69 here. It’s a portable mp3/wma/wma with drm/ogg player (according to the spec sheet.) It uses AA batteries [...]

Your own astromech – R2-D2

Monday, November 28th, 2005

If you’ve always wanted your own astromech, it won’t be too much longer to wait. A voice activated R2-D2 will be available next year from Hammacher Schlemmer. It runs on 4 AA and 4 D cell batteries and will sell for ~$120. According to the article it responds to voice commands, can run in “sentry [...]

iPod nano sales “staggering”

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Reuters has a story about how big the sales of the Apple iPod Nano such as the Apple 2 GB iPod Nano White, Apple 2 GB iPod Nano White, and Apple iPod Nano Armband Grey are exceeding expectations this holiday season. Amazon reported that the Apple 2 GB iPod Nano Black was the 6th biggest [...]

Okay – this one is definitely strange…

Monday, August 15th, 2005

From the strange category…. The register is running a story about scientists that have developed a battery running on human urine (when you think about how batteries are made this does make some sense.)    Send article as PDF   


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