Wireless Spy Camera PenQ should really order up this Wireless Spy Camera Pen for Mr. Bond, as it is certainly something 007 would use.
When you twist the cap of the Wireless Spy Camera Pen, it begins to start transmitting. Not only that, the pen connects to a 2.5 inch LCD screen that has a range of 20 meters. The video you will see is 882x240 resolution, but it has built-in memory of 64 MB of storage. There is a support for SD and MMC memory cards for 2GB.
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Microsoft End User License AgreementBy touching any computer ever made, you agree to the terms of this agreement....Microsoft shall have the rights to your first born child. This child shal be called Bill or Billina. Said child shall be assigned an activation code, which must be used prior to this child playing outside....User furthermore agrees to sing praises to Microsoft every morning upon waking and each evening before retiring.... Simply raise your hands in the air and........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 12/3/2007 7:43:30 PM)
EyePilotEyePilot Color Guide Software is an easy to use, interactive software program that enables you to work more effectively with color information.Using eyePilot, you can better understand and work with a wide range of color-dependent web sites, documents, graphics and computer applications. EyePilot helps to end confusion around the use of color graphics such as pie charts, maps, web links and data plots.........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 12/3/2007 7:33:52 PM)
Crayon Physics DeluxeVia Bill Tozier, comes this Bill Tozier (presumably more enjoyable with a tablet PC and stylus than with a mouse)........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 11/19/2007 7:48:50 PM)
Bee Strategy Helps Servers Run More SweetlyHoneybees somehow manage to efficiently collect a lot of nectar with limited resources and no central command - after all, the queen bee is too busy laying eggs to oversee something as mundane as where the best nectar can be found on any given morning. As per new research from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the swarm intelligence of these amazingly organized bees can also be used to improve the efficiency of Internet servers faced with........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 11/18/2007 8:59:22 PM)
Lecture Search Engine To Aid StudentsImagine you are taking an introductory biology course. You're studying for an exam and realize it would be helpful to revisit the professor's explanation of RNA interference. Fortunately for you, a digital recording of the lecture is online, but the 10-minute explanation you want is buried in a 90-minute lecture you don't have time to watch.
A new lecture search engine developed at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 11/14/2007 8:39:04 PM)
Dealing with the data delugeMost people have a few gigabytes of files on their PC. In the next decade, astronomers expect to be processing 10 million gigabytes of data every hour from the Square Kilometre Array telescope.
And with DNA sequencing getting cheaper, researchers will be data mining possibly hundreds of thousands of personal human genome databases, each of 50 gigabytes.
CSIRO has a new research program aimed at helping science and business cope with........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 11/7/2007 8:11:15 PM)
Holiday Lighting Remote KitTired of climbing behind your Christmas tree to turn it on? I always come out with a hair full of tinsel, which is a nice look, but more New Year''s, don''t you think
This year we''re using Smart Home''s INSTEON Wireless Remote Starter kit which controls all your outside Christmas lights, that tasteful blow-up Santa on the lawn, and the holiday Douglas fir
Smart Home tells us that the INSTEON Holiday Lighting Starter Kit can be set up........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 11/6/2007 10:10:46 PM)
New computer program automates chip debuggingFixing design bugs and wrong wire connections in computer chips after they've been fabricated in silicon is a tedious, trial-and-error process that often costs companies millions of dollars and months of time-to-market.
Engineering scientists at the University of Michigan say it doesn't have to be that way. They've developed a new technology to automate "post-silicon debugging."
"Today's silicon technology has reached such levels of........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 11/5/2007 10:20:49 PM)
WikiMapiaWikiMapia is a Web 2.0 project to describe the whole planet Earth. It was created by Alexandre Koriakine and Evgeniy Saveliev, inspired by Google maps and Wikipedia.To avoid ''online vandalism'' you have to register to add places. The further you zoom in on the map, the more details will be revealed.........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 11/1/2007 6:53:18 PM)
Windows to LinuxVia Chris Pirillo - Quoted - " We get questions every day from people wondering about how to switch to Linux. What do they need to know? What should they get? One of our Lockergnome bloggers came up with an excellent starting point."........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 10/28/2007 11:39:16 AM)
Motorola RAZR2 Luxury Special EditionPhone Scoop take a quick look at the new Motorola RAZR2 V8 Luxury Edition.........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 10/24/2007 9:45:45 PM)
A player that knows what you needWell, it's fall 2007, so the much-anticipated Yamaha BODiBEAT MP3 Player should arrive in limited release any day now. If you're a workout nut or want to become a person who embraces exercise, BODiBEAT is going to blow your socks off (and your wallet out)
Unlike your iPod, BODiBEAT is loaded with workout management features. It analyzes your playlist by beats per minute and then matches songs to the speed of your workout. There are four........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 10/21/2007 7:19:32 PM)
Giving Computers Common SenseUsing a little-known Google Labs widget, computer researchers from UC San Diego and UCLA have brought common sense to an automated image labeling system. This common sense is the ability to use context to help identify objects in photographs.
For example, if a conventional automated object identifier has labeled a person, a tennis racket, a tennis court and a lemon in a photo, the new post-processing context check will re-label the lemon as........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 10/17/2007 8:09:17 PM)
Talk about new Nikon digcamsNikon released a dizzying lode of cameras at the end of the summer-eight new Coolpix models, as well as two new high-powered digital SLRs, the D3 ($5000) and D300 ($1800). If you want to learn more about the technology behind these new offerings, Nikon has posted a pair of podcasts at its Web site in which host Mark Ellwood and photography expert Steve Heiner discuss the new introductions and then dig deep into the workings of Nikon's........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 10/9/2007 8:40:55 PM)
Verizon's New PhonesIt appears that Verizon is going cell-phone crazy with not just one, but four new models. All of them come in various colors, A2DP, as well as Verizon's VZ Navigator service
The Juke has 2GB worth of built-in storage and VGA camera
The BlackBerry Pearl has EV-DO and a 3.5mm minijack.
The Venus is a slider that has a dual-screen setup: one for display and another for touch screen fun. It also has a 2 megapixel sensor and a........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 10/8/2007 9:28:41 PM)
Grin and snap itFace recognition is all the rage these days in digital cameras, but Sony appeared to have taken the technology to the next level with its "smile shutter." The technology is supposed to detect when someone is smiling in a scene and automatically snap a photo of them. When I heard about the feature, I confess I was skeptical. Nevertheless, it tickled my curiosity. While I haven't been able to get my hands on a Sony model, like the........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 10/8/2007 9:28:33 PM)
Secure, Portable StorageLet's face it, flash drives are really convenient. However, if your flash drive falls into the wrong hands, so does your data. What's a paranoid geek to do
Enter the Ironkey, sold by ThinkGeek. In addition to having up to 4gb of storage, it's encrypted on-the-fly with 128bit AES. When you stick the drive into a Windows computer, you have to enter the device password. If you fail the password entry 10 times, the crypto chip........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 10/3/2007 5:40:31 AM)
Fighting phishing attacks with phishing tacticsEarly findings by Carnegie Mellon University scientists suggest that people who are suckered by a spoof email into visiting a counterfeit Web site are also people who are ready to learn their lesson about phishing attacks.
Phishing attacks have become a common method for stealing personal identification information, such as bank account numbers and passwords. Lorrie Cranor, associate research professor of computer science, said phishing........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 10/2/2007 9:51:05 PM)
No iPod hacking for youVia TUAW - Quoted - "But even before his upload finished, we're told, his ISP showed up, with a takedown notice in hand. Apple had somehow found his site, had contacted his ISP, and let them know that it would be against copyright law for him to upload that code to the Internet."........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 9/27/2007 8:19:10 PM)
Digital Clock Alarm plus iPod Dock in COLORS!!PB Teen Catalog is a teen spin off from Pottery Barn stores and catalogs. This version of the catalog has some super hip, fun things to play/decorate and use for teens, kids and those who want a funkier style
Called the "Rockin' Alarm Clock" comes in pink or navy blue and can be monogrammed.
This digital alarm clock features all the basics like sleep, snooze and alarm functions, plus an auxiliary jack that recharges and........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 12/9/2007 10:22:25 PM)
Free software brings affordability to mathematicsUntil recently, a student solving a calculus problem, a physicist modeling a galaxy or a mathematician studying a complex equation had to use powerful computer programs that cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. But an open-source tool based at the University of Washington won first prize in the scientific software division of Les Trophees du Libre, an international competition for free software.
The tool, called Sage, faced initial........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 12/6/2007 3:00:25 PM)
USB Exercising MouseThe Faster you type the faster he pedals. Your daily word count is recorded, so you''d better work hard.........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 12/3/2007 7:33:42 PM)
Black Casio EXILIM EX-V8If you grew tired of silver-colored Exilim cameras, Casio has a black version of the Exilim EX-V8. at least in Japan. My last experience with the Exilim EX-Z3 wasn't so great: the image quality was lower than the Canon or Nikon counterparts, even if the camera body was superb. Anyhow, here are the technical highlights:
11.8MB of internal memory (that's it?).
SD and SDHC support.
Video recording in H.264,........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 11/29/2007 5:25:10 PM)
Google favored over other search enginesWeb site policy makers who use robots.txt files as gatekeepers to specify what is open and what is off limits to Web crawlers have a bias that favors Google over other search engines, say Penn State scientists whose study of more than 7,500 Web sites revealed Googles advantage.
That finding was surprising, said C. Lee Giles, the David Reese Professor of Information Sciences and Technology who led the research team which developed a new........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 11/15/2007 10:28:42 PM)
Security loophole in Windows operating systemA group of scientists headed by Dr. Benny Pinkas from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Haifa succeeded in finding a security vulnerability in Microsoft's "Windows 2000" operating system. The significance of the loophole: emails, passwords, credit card numbers, if they were typed into the computer, and actually all correspondence that emanated from a computer using "Windows 2000" is susceptible to tracking. "This is not a........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 11/12/2007 9:48:35 PM)
Benefits of online interaction for teens outweigh dangerIs there such a thing as being too safe on the Internet? One University of Illinois education researcher believes there is, at least when teenagers are concerned.
Media reports warn of online predators, hate groups and other "digital dangers" lurking in online social spaces, and those dangers are not to be taken lightly, says Brendesha Tynes, a professor of educational psychology and of African American studies at Illinois.
"But we may do........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 11/7/2007 5:12:18 AM)
Decades of cancer research into 2 yearsCanadian scientists expect to accelerate the war on cancer by tapping into a global network of hundreds of thousands of people who volunteer their idle computer time to tackle some of the worlds most complex problems.
The research team, led by Dr. Igor Jurisica at the Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI), and researchers at Princess Margaret Hospital and University Health Network, are the first from Canada to use the World Community Grid, a........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 11/6/2007 10:23:12 PM)
Mini Droplet CD Player from ConsonanceI do not know how a CD player with dimensions of 14x38x43cm and a weight of 20kg(!) can be termed "mini," but let me just say that the droplet CDP3.1 CD player from Consonance is neither portable nor affordable. This latest offering from Consonance follows the legacy of its predecessors and will leave you poorer by $2,495 to $2,995. And the specs won''t sweep you off your feet either - it''s a 24-bit, oversampling player with digital circuitry........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 11/6/2007 10:10:43 PM)
Complete Cat Toilet Training KitEverything you need to toilet train your cat in one kit. The kit includes: CitiKitty Training Seat, Quick Start Training Guide, and CitiKitty Expert Training Tips and Tricks.The specially designed training seat securely fits on your toilet. Your cat naturally uses CitiKitty as its new litter box. Each of the four perforated rings are removed from the training seat thus reducing the amount of litter. Once all rings are removed your cat is toilet........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 11/1/2007 6:53:13 PM)
Most Complex Silicon Phased Array Chip in the WorldUC San Diego electrical engineers have developed the world's most complex "phased array" -- or radio frequency integrated circuit. This DARPA-funded advance is expected to find its way into U.S. defense satellite communication and radar systems. In addition, the innovations in this chip design will likely spill over into commercial applications, such as automotive satellite systems for direct broadcast TV, and new methods for high speed........Go to the Gadget-blog (Added on 10/30/2007 10:18:28 PM)
Kodak releases new software versionI don't have a very high opinion of the software bundled with most digital cameras, but there are a few standouts. One of them is Kodak's Easyshare application. The program is fun, easy to use and can meet the organizational and editing needs of many shutterbugs. Kodak announced today a new Windows XP version of the software, release 6.4. According to the company, new features in the program allow you t
Access photos stored in........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 10/22/2007 7:14:55 PM)
Spread some color around with the Rainbow USB hubJust check out this Rainbow USB hub and you'll realize what wonders color can do to an otherwise dreary device such as a USB hub. The device is not only distinctive but also well designed. Each USB port is a colorful plastic box wide enough for you to plug in big devices. But what hooked me is that it gives the functionality of a 4-port hub (plug-n-play, 2.0 compatible) in addition to being really flexible. How so? Well, each port is connected........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 10/21/2007 7:19:41 PM)
Vocal Joystick uses voice to surf the WebThe Internet offers wide appeal to people with disabilities. But a number of of those same people find it frustrating or impossible to use a handheld mouse. Software developed at the University of Washington provides an alternative using the oldest and most versatile mode of communication: the human voice.
"There are a number of people who have perfect use of their voice who don't have use of their hands and arms," said Jeffrey Bilmes, a UW........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 10/10/2007 4:55:05 AM)
AT-T TiltAT&T's newest Mobile Phone is very aptly named. As you can plainly see, the screen can tilt (get it?) at a 40 degree angle and provide you with a nice little QWERTY keyboard.
It also has other features, like a 3 megapixel camera, an MP3 Player, and microSD card reader. The Tilt also has Windows Mobile 6 including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, UMTS/HSDPA, and GPS. Did I forget to mention that the 2.8 inch display is also a touchscreen? Well, it........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 10/9/2007 8:41:14 PM)
Motorola MC70With all the UMPCs that are coming out now, it feels like they need to be targeted to specialty markets. It appears that the Motorola MC70 is geared toward field-based employees.
The Motorola MC70 has a SiRFStar III GPS receiver, barcode data capture, signature capture, supports EDGE networks, and has WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. The MC70 is also tough and resilient, with resistance to heat, cold, and water.
Unfortunately, I have no........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 10/8/2007 9:28:38 PM)
Researcher traces history of the personal computerCarbon paper? Punch cards? What are those?
The Internet, personal computers, word processing and spreadsheets are so embedded in todays society that its hard to remember that just 35 years ago they didnt exist.
Thomas Haigh, assistant professor of information studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), is among a very small number of computer experts in the world who are also historians, studying the role of technology in........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 10/8/2007 8:44:21 AM)
Google Turns 9!Yes, today's Google's 9th birthday. Nine years may seem so short a time to create a giant company. But Google is an exceptional exception
Google.stanford.edu in late 1997. Sergey Brin in 1999 says, "A perfect search engine will process and understand all the information in the world .... That is where Google is headed."
Google.com, meanwhile, started as a search engine and it remains as such up until today. The........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 10/3/2007 5:40:38 AM)
Motorola RAZR2 V9m Review 2Phone Arena reviews the Verizon Wireless version of the Motorola RAZR2 V9m, the CDMA variant of the second-generation RAZR. The new phones offer large external display and good functionality packed in slim body.........Go to the Cell-phone-blog (Added on 10/2/2007 8:30:46 PM)
Computers to 'read the minds' of usersTufts University scientists are in the process of developing techniques that could allow computers to respond to users thoughts of frustration too much work or boredomtoo little work. Applying non-invasive and easily portable imaging technology in new ways, they hope to gain real-time insight into the brains more subtle emotional cues and help provide a more efficient way to get work done.
New evaluation techniques that monitor user........Go to the Computer-blog (Added on 10/1/2007 10:16:55 PM)