Calvin Klein has introduced their USB sunglasses. Besides protecting your eyes from the harmful UV rays of sunlight, they also carry your data around. The USB sunglasses has a USB flash drive hidden in the arm that offers 4GB storage capacity.
Take a closer look in the picture, you’ll notice that the right arm of the sunglasses can be detached to work as a USB flash drive which you can then plug into a computer for copying some data. Sunglasses that work as USB flash drive also ensure you will never leave your USB drive behind in those sunny days. But what if it’s a rainy day?
The USB sunglasses will go for sale in October and is priced at $200. What a surprise that they did not try to make it earlier, ready for the summer?
A big bug has arrived and offers connections for up to four USB gadgets that you have. It won’t turn into a butterfly before it’s managed to fulfill its duty.
A Caterpillar-shaped USB hub is certainly a unique one to have on your work desk. It’s kinda cute, neither ugly nor scary with spikes. The two eyes should be the LEDs that will blink when USB signals flow through it. For only $10, you can get it from USBFever.
Sol Air is a wind-harnessing charger that can charge various gadgets. Sol Air was designed by industrial designer, Clarisse Paula Fernando. The charger makes use of wind and human energy to charge gadgets; it also doubles up as an alarm clock.
The Sol Air charger just needs to be placed near a window, and it’ll grab from the free energy source to store into its internal battery. If the wind isn’t blowing, you still get a choice to hand wind it to generate some juice for charging your gadgets.
You just need about 5 minutes of winding of the device to be able to charge a cellphone. The device also features a photo-luminescent casing, which captures sunlight and glows after dark. But it doesn’t convert the sunlight into electricity.
PCI-e based SSD card is the next thing to look on for your computer’s permanent storage to replace hard disk drive as SSD card provides tremendous speeds of read and write. OCZ is another company that has launched their new PCI-e SSD card with amazingly huge capacities up to 1TB.
The OCZ’s PCI-e SSD cards are called the Z-cards, feature a 4x PCI-E interface. These SSD cards will be available in capacities including 250GB, 500GB and 1TB. The three drives are claimed to be able to reach a sustained write speed of 200MB/sec. But the maximum read and write speeds vary between the drives.
The maximum read speed of the 250GB model is 450MB/sec and the maximum write speed is 300MB/sec. The 500GB drive has a read speed of 510MB/sec, along with a 480MB write speed. The 1TB drive is slightly slower, which boasts a read speed of 500MB/sec and write speed of 470MB/sec only.
These SSD cards use NAND flash chips, feature a 250MB local cache, and four Vertex controllers in RAID 0 configuration, to boost performance. The controller used within these Z-drives could be the Indilinx controller which was announced by OCZ earlier on. The Z-cards are now available with a number of retailers for pre-order.
SSD cards are great for their amazing read and write speeds, and no moving parts. And these cards plug into the motherboard of the computer directly. The major downside is the SSD cards are still pretty expensive. In the UK, the Z-cards are priced at £1,092.44 inc VAT for the 250GB model. The 500GB model is priced at £1,701.94 inc VAT, and the 1TB drive costs £2,640.34 inc VAT.
Perhaps you’d think most sat nav devices are the same, which there would be no classification between them, and the main purpose is to guide you to find your way out. But a sat nav device that simply shows the road map, the directions and where you should make turns etc, will not be sufficient for some bigger-size vehicles, such as a truck.
Truck is big vehicle, which will mostly get prohibited to dive into many routes in the city center. There might be certain road blocks, weak bridges or some roads have been marked with restrictions not to let those trucks enter. In such a case, truck drivers cannot simply depend on an average sat nav GPS device.
ProNav is a sat nav device that is specially designed for the truckers. The device will base around the size of the vehicle which tells those obstacles along your traveling path, such as those low bridges, narrow or restricted lanes that trucks are not advisable at all to go in. Having the ProNav installed in a truck, it’ll always ensure the truckers to get to the eligible routes, so they won’t stuck at those narrow lanes and illegal lanes, which will lead them to hit an accident or to get fined.
Look at the Google Logo of today, that simply shows that today is the day of the collision at the Large Hadron collider, to get those pesky particles to collide to recreate the Big Bang or Birth of Universe. It seems like hinting us that it’d be the last logo of Google.
Life forms on Mars could have learned the most popular IM icons used on Earth to express their welcome of their neighborhood. A bump with a big smiley face is found on the surface of Mars. What can you say after seeing this picture? Aliens on Mars wanna communicate with us using this big smiley that we use everyday in IM chat rooms.
The picture was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and appears to be a smiley face on the planet’s landscape. The NASA Orbiter took the image on a special high-definition camera and has been studying the planet for signs of water since October 2006. The happy face can be seen in a crater 3km wide in the Nereidum Montes. The images come just a couple of weeks after the picture of the mysterious lady shot on Mars, which stirred the Internet and also triggered hot discussion on this blog.
A perfect pet for the real open source geek, the Firefox pet. Look, just bring back a little puppy, shave it and then spray painting its back to look exactly like the burning fox that clings on the Earth – the fox that is on the logo of your favorite browser. So, now you can call yourself a real geek devoted to Mozilla Firefox. I hope what has been done to the little doggy in the picture would not trigger any protest from the animal rights groups!