Sunday, November 19, 2006


Free online version of Sim City classic

You can play SimCity Classic for free online. (registration required)



Write on water

Impossible you say? The research team at Akishima Laboratories has created a device that is able to write on water using several wave generators:

The device, called AMOEBA (Advanced Multiple Organized Experimental Basin), consists of 50 water wave generators encircling a cylindrical tank 1.6 meters in diameter and 30 cm deep (about the size of a backyard kiddie pool). The wave generators move up and down in controlled motions to simultaneously produce a number of cylindrical waves that act as pixels. The pixels, which measure 10 cm in diameter and 4 cm in height, are combined to form lines and shapes. AMOEBA is capable of spelling out the entire roman alphabet, as well as some simple kanji characters. Each letter or picture remains on the water surface only for a moment, but they can be produced in succession on the surface every 3 seconds.

Via Pink Tentacle


Illusion - Transparent table

Illusion is a neat transparent table:

All Illusion tables are handmade in Denmark, individual and unique. The design gives the impression of a table cloth on a round table. However, the object uses the structural strength of the folded material to create a magical and surprising experience - an illusion.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006



The world is slowly converging on using USB as a standard for charging gadgets. I already charge my phone, GPS receiver and Pocket PC via USB and now you can even get batteries with a built in USB connector:


  • Rechargeable AA NiMH Battery 1.2v 1300mah

  • Built in Intelligent Charger

  • Charge by powered USB

  • It can also be charged in approved NiMH Chargers

It is only 1300mah but I hope they will create batteries with higher capacity in the future.

Thanks for the tip Marco


Baby Monitor for Symbian Series 60

Psiloc BabyCare for Symbian Series 60 phones:

Psiloc has implemented the functionality of a baby monitor into the smartphone. Leave the device in your child’s room and the activated BabyCare application will detect all the noises. Parents can work or rest e.g. on the different floor and the phone will notify them that the baby is awaken calling at a previously defined number. Smartphone with BabyCare installed is also able to receive parent’s call silently and allows listening what’s going on with the baby or even talking to the little one.

The systems sounds are muted to avoid waking up a baby. Incoming calls can be rejected or redirected to previously defined number. The application controls battery power and if the power level becomes too low BabyCare will send an sms to parents’ phone calling them back to baby’s room.

Thanks for the tip Masce


Woman gets bionicle arm

Mitchell is the fourth person, and first woman, to receive a "bionic" arm which allows her to control parts of the device by her thoughts alone:

The device, designed by physicians and engineers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, works by detecting the movements of a chest muscle that has been rewired to the stumps of nerves that once went to her now-missing limb.

Last summer, surgeons took the first step by rewiring the skin above her left breast so that when the area is stimulated by impulses from the bionic arm, the skin sends a message to the region of her brain that feels "hand." Future arms will also be able to perform more complicated motions. She recently spent time at the Chicago hospital trying out a prototype with six motors, not just the three of her current prosthesis. It will theoretically allow her to reach for things over her head.

Monday, November 13, 2006


Diet Coke and Mentos

What happens when you have 251 bottles of Diet Coke, 1506 Mentos mints and waaay to much time on your hands:

More on the "science" behind it on Snopes