Motorola introduces the EQ5 portable wireless speaker

The new EQ5 portable wireless speaker from Motorola promises sound with a wallop despite the fact that it is so small that it fits within the palm of your hands! It doubles as a speakerphone when paired with a phone, and features echo-cancellation and noise-reduction for clear communication. The integration of controls permits the system more »


Samsung’s Purple Gleam: Royal customization

Verizon Wireless is now the proud carrier of the new purple Samsung Gleam! This new phone is more than just a new color scheme. It has a living wallpaper capability, which allows Verizon Wireless users to view the phone’s status with either an urban or a country view that changes with the time of day. more »

The Open Television Network and RSS feeds: One neat trick

OTN Logo

The Open Television Network, which was born this week, is a sneaky little behind-the-scenes platform that lets small media publishers sell content that’s distributed through RSS. It represents an entirely fresh approach to creating an unmediated online video marketplace between content owners/creators and consumers. Big publishers will continue to sell content through major stores like iTunes, but OTN allows publishers to distribute content that, if fairly priced, might make a few bucks.

ICUE: The perfect way to read anything

ICUE logo

You can now receive hundreds of books via ICUE on your cell phone that are priced anywhere from 50-cents to $9.00! And you don’t have to worry about buying a new bookcase to store them either! Your cell phone will take on the job so you can read them whenever and wherever your little literary heart desires. You can also read them at any pace that makes you feel comfortable, whether that be per word or per phrase. The text appears automatically at a size and speed that you determine, which means no more endless scrolling down the page or squinting at small text.


Samsung’s seductive L310 mobile phone

Samsung L310

Black and gold are the sexy way to go in the new line of glamorous mobile phones from Samsung. The L310 is sure to dazzle and enthrall all divas (and wannabes) with its chic flair and stylish design. Looking more like a fashion accessory than a cell phone, when flipped open, the ‘S’ shaped, gold-colored metal hinge renders an extra little dash of dazzle. It probably should have stopped there (all this dazzle), but it didn’t. For a bit more splendor, the camera on the cover is also glittered.

Sony Ericsson gets new brand female ambassador

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova bears the distinction of having become Sony Ericsson’s very first global brand ambassador. She will retain the title exclusively for four years, and the soon-to-be 21 year old will be working closely with the company’s design team on a range of products and accessories. She will also undertake consumer brand campaigns designed to attract core target audiences.

The out-of-court agreement complements Sony Ericsson’s 6-year $88 million global title sponsorship of the Women’s Tennis Association Tour which was signed in January 2005. According to Dee Dutta, Corporate Vice President and Head of Marketing at Sony Ericsson:

Compex shock therapy: Electrocution and the new you

Compex Sport

Scary and compelling are two words which describe the feelings of a Sport user who would rather remain anonymous. The $899 device electrically stimulates and revives muscle tissue that ordinarily wouldn’t get activated. If this conjures images of how Frankenstein was created, you better proceed at your own risk (which you might want to do even if it doesn’t).

The Sport by Compex is the latest piece of athletic gear to enter the United States. This amazing device is geared to those who pursue athletics as a hobby and who don’t have the time to train (and torture themselves) as much as they might like to. Still, the need to outdo anyone who might be watching prevails, as one slaps on electrodes and begins the shocking Compex full body experience.

Enter Robopult: The industrial Godzilla


For the technologies that fall into the catapult category, enter Robopult, the newest and most terrifying metallic sight since Godzilla crushed a city that got in the way of his last good will tour fifty some odd celluloid years ago. Robopult is unlike the others of its ilk; namely, the ballista and the catapult, as Robopult is perfectly capable of flinging fireballs and just about anything else you can imagine in the air! This industrial robotic arm that is transformed into a computerized demon hurler is not for everybody in more ways than one.

The Panasonic DMC-LS80S camera: For beginners mostly


The new compact camera from Panasonic may be designed specifically for beginners who wish to dabble in the art of digital photography, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t one cool camera. Now you don’t have to be an expert to capture truly amazing shots, with a little help of course from the DMC-LS80S from Panasonic.

The new Lumix 8.1-megapixel Compact Digital Camera comes equipped with many really cool features, including a folded optical increase 8.1-pixel matrix, LUMIX DC VARIO lens and a 2.5-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2300000 pixels. It also has an optical stabilizer MEGA Optical Image Stabilization, GsINAs ISO 100-6400. It features Intelligent Mode support functions, which enhance the brightness of the display and the Easy Zoom button instantly extends into full telescopic position.

Japan to fly origami plane from outer space


The International Space Flight Center and researchers from the University of Tokyo have teamed up with members of the Japan Origami Airplane Association to develop a paper aircraft capable of surviving the flight from its base to the surface of the earth. Yes, you heard and read the news correctly, and the prototype will be 8 centimeters (3.1 in) long and weigh about 30 grams. Researchers began testing the strength and heat resistance a few days ago in an ultra-high-speed wind tunnel at the University of Tokyo’s Okashiwa campus.


Motorola’s Telescopic Zoom Lens

Motorola Zoom

Is your current camera phone giving you everything you want? If it isn’t, then you might want to check out the new telescopic lens specifically made for Motorola cell phones. This lens has the ability to capture images at a distance and works especially well with the Motorola RAZRV3 and Motorola KRZR KI models. It doesn’t look that hot with the phone, but you can’t have everything, can you?


Stealth’s rugged LCD monitor: One TuffTouch indeed

Stealth Computer

If the bigger and tougher the better is the axiom to be applied for computer gear, there’s no need for Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) to be left out of the equation. Stealth Computer, a specialty equipment manufacturer, is moving things along in this direction with its launching of “TuffTouch,” which is a 17-inch touch-screen monitor encased in aluminum alloy created for what the company calls “harsh environment applications.”