Maybe we've seen too many bad sci-fi movies, but the thought of a gadget that talks to us is a little unnerving--especially if it involves our physical well-being. We suppose that the intentions are good, given that it's about exercise and all, but the last thing we need is some mechanical voice assessing our performance. Even if it is a "pleasant female" one, as GadgetGrid says.
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The RS800 has been designed for serious endurance athletes and competition runners. The system provides an unprecedented amount of feedback on body performance and enables the planning, tracking and analysis of training to an exacting level near before realized.
The Polar RS800sd Running Computer is a complete system for planning, monitoring and analyzing your training. It provides an optimum combination of features for elite level athletes and their coaches. With the new Polar WearLink transmitter W.I.N.D., the Polar RS800sd? is part of the world's first integrated training system together with adidas running gear. … Read more
Would you pay $1,185 for the LED headlamp pictured here? Would anyone?
We've seen a whole range of illuminated headgear, from baseball caps to alien-wear, but this one has it all: Not only does it have an absurd price tag, but it also has all the dork factor of a "Light Head Magnifier." OK, maybe that's going too far. We're all in favor of safety, but there's no question that this is effective date-repellant fodder.
I dig goofy T-shirts and this one stole my heart this morning. It comes from Web 2.0 invite service Crusher (review), and emulates the style of a captcha, which are those often times impossible-to-read pictures of warped and stretched words you need to translate to prove your humanity on most Web sites. Unlike real captchas though, solving this one won't help translate old books, or separate your Web identity from that of cold and calculating robots.
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If you've been dying to give your Windows XP machine a Windows Vista makeover without the pain of upgrading, WindowBlinds' latest offering will probably seem like a gift from the interface fashion gods. Or, if you're into pain and you'd like to cover up that snazzy Vista interface with an XP look, you can do that, too.
Heck, you can even add a flaming-spewing, animated dragon if your desktop skin is crying out for some orc-love.
This week, it's medicine vs. Madison Avenue.
On Monday, Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health announced study results that for children aged 2.5 to 5.5, watching more than 2 hours of TV a day can lead to behavioral problems and poor social skills. A day later, Panasonic announced its "Bring Back Family Time" advertising campaign that promotes its high-definition TV products as a way to get families to spend more quality time together.
Quotations from the respective announcements couldn't contrast more sharply. Can you match which came from Kamila Mistry, lead … Read more
It's only Monday, but the robot news has been coming fast and furious of late. Fast like turbo robot.
Tomy launches U.S. version of i-Sobot site: The English version of the Web site for Tomy's $300 robot is now live, just in time for its late October launch. According to Waziwazi, i-Sobot will hit the shelves of Sharper Image and Toys R Us on Halloween day. Waziwazi also has a hands-on review of the robot, along with some good video footage. Tomy and the Guinness Book of World Records claim i-Sobot is the world's smallest commercial … Read more
Sky Golf GPS has been around for quite a few years and was one of the first companies to offer a hand held GPS device for golfers. Once you purchase the device you can download golf courses that they have mapped from their website. So if your traveling to play golf or you want to know everything about your existing golf course the Sky Golf GPS maybe the device for you.
The SG5 Pro is for golfers who want a hand held GPS with advanced features such as a large color display and a long-lasting rechargeable battery. SkyGolf's advanced … Read more
Voting is now closed! See the exciting conclusion of the Nonviolent Robot Tournament right here.
The nonviolent robotic cream has risen to the top. Figuratively.
All this week, Honda's Asimo and Star Trek: The Next Generation's Commander Data will be hitting the hardwood and competing for your votes. The robot with the most votes will take its place among the pantheon of greats, immortalized as the champion of all nonviolent robots.
Update: I've tried Flyright, an herbal jet lag remedy stirred up by Silicon Valley herbalist Ted Ray. On the positive side, I can definitely say it takes the edge off the haziness and fogginess that can accommodate international travel. Drinking a spoonful every three hours along with several quarts of water and green tea during a flight to Tokyo definitely took away some of the surly wooziness that one can get from sitting in a plane for 11 hours.
I hit the ground and felt fine. Tired, but I could function better than normal in that situation. It doesn'… Read more