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Sometimes the tech can be creepy like this interactive robot (G.I.A. – Gestural Interactive Automaton). The author of this project is Daniel Jay Bertner – link to his blog) and he named this device a “robotic sculpture”. Also, he claim that “G.I.A. Is a robotic life form that strives to emulate and socially engage its viewers in hopes to become understood and accepted.”
You can watch the GIA in action in below video:
ASUS just launch a new device in O!Play family.
The ASUS O!Play Media Pro Smart TV set-top box uses a powerful codec, supporting 50+ formats. Its digital TV tuner updates any TV to digital, with a 7-day Electronic Program Guide. High speed downloads, HD streaming, and access to online content are facilitated by Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11n Wi-Fi, with access to services such as YouTube XL, Picasa, Acetrax, DailyMotion, and internet TV/radio.
Exclusive O!Direct affords one-click streaming from desktops and notebooks to HDTV, plus O!MediaShare interconnects the set-top box with smartphones. ASUS-sourced live firmware updates ensure an always-current experience.
|Supported video formats||MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM/RMVB, XVID|
|Supported video file extensions||mp4, .mov, .avi, .asf, .wmv, .flv, .mkv, .ts, m2ts, .dat, .mpg, .vob, .mts, .iso, .trp|
|Supported audio formats||MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, FLAC, AIFF, Dolby® Digital AC3m, DTS® Digital Surround, Dolby® Digital Plus, PCM/LPCM, Dolby® TrueHD, ID3 Tag, MS-ADPCM, LC-AAC , HE-AAC ,COOK ,RA-lossless|
|Supported image formats||JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF|
|Supported subtitle formats||.srt, .sub, .smi, idx+sub, .ssa, .ass|
|Television system||Digital TV: DVB-T|
|I/O ports||1 x power (DC-in) input|
|2 x USB 2.0|
|1 x Gigabit LAN (1000Mbps)|
|1 x mini HDMI port|
|1 x analog audio/video output|
|1 x digital audio output (S/PDIF)|
|1 x SD/MMC card slot (2-in-1)|
|1 x RF-in|
|1 x IR|
|Dimensions||151.85mm x 106.7mm x 29.03mm|
I like to travel around the world. Sometime I like to visit expensive places like Monte Carlo (tip: the best time to visit Monaco is in September), London or Dubai. Even so, I’m not so rich so I need to plan in advance my trips and find the best discount hotels and flights.
Always check online for discounts and deals. You could get lucky and land a deal for a trip at half the price. Ticket resellers are always trying to get rid of tickets last minute for destinations that did not sell. Therefore you are always going to want to be on the lookout for and deals you can get your hands on.
Book your reservations far in advance. One of the best ways to save money is to book your reservations right away. A lot of people think that they don’t need to book their tickets right away and that things will work out. Although you might get lucky and find a deal, remember that nothing is set in stone until you book a flight. You can also save a lot of money by booking flights and hotel packages together.
Shop around for the best fares if you are traveling by air. Search on popular travel sites, as well as the airline’s own website (ex: British Airways, Lufthansa, Delta). Know the rules for change fees or cancellations, which will generally be more favorable when booking directly with the carrier itself. If your plans are set in stone, you may even want to consider using bargain travel sites or ones in which you can negotiate the fares. Remember also that airfares are generally less expensive on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Book well in advance for the lowest fares, and don’t be afraid to ask for refunds if the fare drops before your departure date.
Rates will vary, sometimes greatly, depending on where and when you book them. If booking directly with the hotel, always ask if the rate quoted is the “best rate available.” Use discounts that you are entitled to, such as AAA or AA discounts. If you know that you will not need to make changes, consider using websites that require you to pay in full at the time of booking. Be aware, however, that these rates are usually nonrefundable.
Before deciding on a destination, make sure that you know the costs involved for traveling in that area. Choose a place that fits into your budget and will give you plenty of room to splurge on the things that you want to do. Then, make a budget and know ahead of time how much you want to spend. Nothing can ruin a trip more quickly than realizing that you cannot afford the activities and events that you have the opportunity to experience.
Know your destination as well as possible before leaving home. Use the Internet to become familiar with all the things to do there, and which things to avoid. Reserve enough money to enjoy the things that are the most important to you, while putting aside enough to splurge on unexpected activities that will be revealed only after arrival.
Eating out can put a huge drain on your vacation budget, so think ahead about how to avoid some of these costs. If dining in restaurants is a big part of what you enjoy about traveling, then include it in your budget, by all means. Consider, however, booking hotel rooms with refrigerators, so that you can at least save money by eating breakfast or snacks in your room. Pack things like bread and crackers, or purchase them at a local grocery store after arrival. The time spent at the beginning of your trip can more than pay off, with less expensive and more nutritious options for meals in the off times. Bring along a backpack and throw in some snacks for when you are out enjoying activities, so that you can avoid paying for expensive drinks and fast food at venues.
Time spent planning for expenses can make your trip more enjoyable and less stressful on every level.
Travel is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have, making lifetime memories for your entire family. A trip can easily turn stressful, however, if expenses get out of control. It is wise to plan ahead for not only the known costs, but also for the inevitable unexpected expenses that occur. Read on for some tips for managing the financial aspect of your journey.
I find a new “toy” for geeks. It is Sugru and it will keep you busy for long time and all things around you will become full of colors …
What Sugru is? Sugru is a silicone rubber modeling material that sets permanently.
How Sugru works? It can be worked in much the same way as modeling clay. It adheres to aluminum, steel, glass, wood, and even some fabrics and plastics. After drying for 24 hours at room temperature, it maintains a hard rubbery texture.
Sugru comes in sealed, 5 gram foil packets and Use Sugru to add grip to tools and everyday items, smooth over rough edges, even add non-slip padding to the bottom of electronic device/coffee mugs/anything you want! When it’s dry, Sugru is waterproof and dishwasher safe, meaning you can use it on just about anything.
This pouch comes with 12 mini-packs of Sugru material in 5 colors, two Sugru stickers and a 7-step booklet to help you become a ‘Sugru Guru.’ We like Sugru because it makes tools like pliers and screwdrivers more comfortable to use and also makes a great prototyping material! Check out the Sugru website below for examples of how other people are using Sugru to hack things better.
Sets in 30 minutes, Cures in 24 hours. Adheres to Aluminum, Steel, Glass, Wood, and even some Fabrics and Plastics. Five gram packs Colors can be mixed Waterproof and dishwasher safe when cured. Temperature resistant from -60° to 180°C
I’m not a very tech guy but as soon I read about GALAXY Beam, Samsung’s projector smartphone, I was stunned not for projector feature but its 6Gb RAM memory..
Or maybe not? maybe it is an error. But no single tech editor saw this? Not one from Samsung Mobile PR team? No one? Hello?
this is the print screen from Samsung Mobile website (the link)
The smartphone itself is OK and the projector feature (the main feature promoted by Samsung for it) should be fun for Kids but not for any professionals like Samsung want to think. It is funny just to think to a sales manager tell to the customers in the meeting “just a moment to show on the wall some charts. I’ll project those photos with my smartphone…” ha. you got the deal, not…
I was looking for the best t-shirt for Valentines Day and I found it: 8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt is a proximity based geek lovin’
During your normal activities two and a half pixelated hearts will light up on your shirt. But get within hugging distance of your significant other wearing the matching shirt and suddenly the hearts on both of your shirts start to light up until you’re fully powered up. Go too far astray from the source of your affections and you’ll drop back down to two and a half hearts again. Got it?
8-Bit Dynamic Life Shirt Features
Glowing Animated T-Shirt Displays Your Remaining Life Energy
Buy as a Pair. When two shirts are within hugging distance all 6 hearts light up
Black 100% Cotton T-Shirt
Animated Decal is Removable (with hook and loop fasteners) for Easy Washing
Battery Pack is Concealed in a Small Pocket Sewn Inside the Shirt
Runs for hours off three AAA Batteries (not included)
Super Bowl is on Sunday, February 5, 2012 and you should be ready for the best barbecue in your life. Let’s see what tools are available to make the best barbecue for Super Bowl 2012 day.
Even you are New York Giants (NFC) fan or New England Patriots (AFC) fan you can find something to transform Sunday, February 5, 2012 into a memorable day. Click on the photos to buy your favorite item.
Team Grill New England Patriots MVP Series Patio Gas Grill
All starts with a good gas grill. The triple-fired porcelain-enamel lid is decorated with the team logo and colors, while the stainless steel side shelves offer more than 1,200 sq in of preparation space. It also features three stainless steel burners, an infrared burner, and a side burner.
New York Giants Grill Cover
Already have a grill? A simple grill cover with New York Giants logo can be all you need.
New England Patriots 4-Piece BBQ Grilling Utensil Set
This stainless steel BBQ set is a perfect way of showing New England Patriots pride on Super Bowl 2012 Day. Each utensil is printed withNew England Patriots’ artwork. The set includes tongs, brush, fork and a laser etched spatula sporting the team’s primary logo.
New York Giants 3-Piece BBQ Grilling Utensil Set
New York Giants 3-piece BBQ set features 3 stainless steel tools with long, easy grip silicone handles and metal loops at the end for hanging, secured in an attractive polyester zip-up case with an adjustable shoulder strap to match the handles of the tools inside. A digital printed New York Giants logo graces the outside of the tote when rolled up. Don’t forget to choose the New York Giants in color option before order.
New England Patriots Chef Hat and Apron Set
New York Giants Chef Hat and Apron Set
New York Giants Adult Comfy Throw Blanket with Sleeves
New England Patriots Adult Comfy Throw Blanket with Sleeves
After you finish the barbecue take this blanket and be ready for the game.
You know what a ballista is. If not please watch a movie with Roman Empire and after come back to this page.
This ballista kit is based on the Roman design and has been designed for simple assembly. Beside history moments you can bring a lot of fun and joy to your office. Just imagine you attack your boss with a ballista…