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Heat AND cool your drinks via USB, you lazy SOB…
Friday, November 07, 2008
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See that ugly piece of gray plastic in the photo above? Well, that could just be your key to total computing happiness, according to Digital Cowboy.

Wiimote mashup with Google Maps creates Tokyo jogging sim
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Read the full story Gaming | Internet | Peripherals 12:49 AM JMLH • Permalink
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Fresh from his hack-tastic Wii Balance Board mashup with Google Maps Street View, Tokyo otaku supreme Ryo Katsuma has just dropped me a line to say he’s one-upped Nintendo with his own take on the dull-as-ditchwater Wii Fit.

Buckyballs power tiny fuel-cell powerhouse
Saturday, May 10, 2008
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Exotic molecules like carbon buckyballs may soon become part of our everyday lives if the latest prototype fuel cell from Sony ever makes it to the stores.

Panasonic photo printer grabs still shots from high-def video
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Read the full story Digital cameras & camcorders | Peripherals | Video 04:50 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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Panasonic Japan has come up with an intriguing solution to a problem no one knew we had – a device that can grab and print stills from a high-definition video file.

Bone conduction goes wireless with Bluetooth headset
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Read the full story Audio | Peripherals | Wireless 08:46 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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We’ve seen a few bone-conduction devices before, including a cellphone, a sports headband and an industrial safety helmet, but this is definitely the first we’ve come across that sends the good vibes by Bluetooth.

Levitating keyboard uses magnets to float keys
Friday, July 27, 2007
Read the full story Desktop PCs | Peripherals | WTF? 04:58 AM JMLH • Permalink
Tagged with: keyboards korea magnets

Until Apple stuck a magnetic holder for its multimedia remote control on the side of the most recent iMacs, it was generally accepted that magnets should be kept well away from computer screens. Now that’s no longer a consideration, we’re starting to see more magnetised material in peripherals, such as this first magnetic keyboard.

Sanyo projector shows full-size pics from just 8cm
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Read the full story Displays | Home theater | Peripherals | Video 09:49 AM JMLH • PermalinkComments
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Projectors aren’t always the most exciting gadgets we come across in our line of work, but Sanyo’s latest effort really raises the bar by opening up entirely new areas for projector deployment. The ¥600,000 LP-XL50’s party piece is its ability to project large images of up to 80 inches onto a surface from just 8cm away.

Speedy card readers reach ExpressCard slot


This is a first – a budget multi-format memory card reader that fits into the increasingly popular ExpressCard slot now found on many laptops.

Buffalo’s stylish Skype speakerphone on the cheap
Thursday, April 26, 2007
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Headsets for making internet telephone calls, particularly for Skype, are ten-a-penny, but there aren’t a great number of speakerphones and certainly none is as stylish or cheap as the latest from Buffalo Japan.

1-seg wonder: Japan’s mobile digital TV
Monday, May 08, 2006
Read the full story Displays | Home theater | Household | Peripherals 10:22 PM JMLH • Permalink
Tagged with: 1-seg digital tv


Since April Fool’s Day this year most of Japan has been able to enjoy digital TV broadcasts created specifically for mobile devices, particularly for cellphones. The new service has been branded “1-seg” for a very good reason.

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