Motorola DynaTAC 8000X
The world's first commercial handheld mobile phone, received approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in 1983. Weighs nearly 2 pounds, measures more than a foot long, & costs $3995. DynaTAC 8000X aka The Brick, can be handy though.
[Image via motorola]
Green Technology Mobile
Just put it in a flowerpot and watch it grow - it's the sunflower phone cover. © Warwick University
So how about next time when you want to dispose of your mobile, instead of throwing it away you just sow it? And you get to watch a sunflower blooming. [Via 24hourmuseum]
Mosquito Repelling Phone
It emits a sound to repel the mosquitoes away. It's the sound of the repellant. Its a doubt if humans can stand the sound which they need to switch on for half an hour before going to bed to avoid the mosquitoes.
Yoyo phone is supposed to be worn around the neck of the user. It draws energy from the bounces and swings, created by the user.
888 Concept From Nokia
It allows you to change it into any design of your choice, roll it, bend it, clip it, whatever you want to do.
Vertu Signature Cobra.
It only costs a cool $310,000.
[Image via slashphone]
Designed by B & O & built by Samsung. It's a combination of advance features with clamshell design.
Though its difficult to deny that it does look like one of those face powdering devices gals carry in their bags. A word of caution: don't put it in your girl friend's handbag as you may pick a wrong one out.
[Image via mobiledia]
Dual Screen Mobile Phone
So in what way does this dual screen help?
"It's specifically designed to optimize mobile internet services for a wide-ranging variety of multimedia contents."
Wednesday, February 21
Thursday, February 15
Guys at Instructables have come up with a perfect solution to remove the glued-on logos on the face plates of your mobile phone and PDA, & you will be surprised to know that the main ingredient is the 'Sugar cubes'.
So how to go about it?
You just need to tape around the screen, keypad, & around where sugar could easily enter. The need of using the tape is to stop sugar entering the phone & you ending with a malfunctioning device.
Now use as many sugar cubes needed to remove the logo & you simply can scrub of the unwanted logo & do remember to replace the worn-out tape as needed as it might have got damaged or loosened in the process of rubbing.
Here is the video of work in progress.
And to be sure you got all of it right, do check the detailed link for a full step by step guide.
Wednesday, February 14
While scanning for Google Earth someone noticed a very interesting sight (you wont believe it either) A car was parked on the side of a building & still amazing, it has a parking lot too. There were some speculations that its just a photo retouching of the aerial photography.
'Bebop' a GEC member found out the very next day that it was not a made up story. It was also known that this unique sight is in Westenbergstraat, Netherlands.
View in Google map, View in Google earth.
Images via Gearthblog, bbs.keyhole.com [Harry Van Reeken]
Tuesday, February 13
Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration has come-up with this, which will "Turn Google Talk Into an Internet Radio Station Without Any Software; Play Live Music from your PC".
How will this help? You can do the following with this:
"1. Play that huge song collection on your local computer using any media player like iTunes or Windows Media player and stream that music live to your IM buddies.
2. Send MP3 songs as voicemail to any of your contacts in GTalk that they can download as MP3 or directly play via the Google MP3 Player in GMail.
3. Dedicate a music video on Youtube to your valentine and it will stream live to her computer as audio via Google Talk."
Click on 'Desktop', choose 'New', & finally click on 'Shortcut'. Create shortcut window will open, in that you just need to paste this:
%windir%\ system32\ rundll32.exe advapi32 .dll,Process IdleTasks & click next. Now type a name for this short cut say 'Memory Clean' or anything will do & say finish. If you wish you may change the icon as per your choice. It's done.
If you still have any confusion you may refer this video.
Monday, February 12
Scientists from Japan have developed this new technology which can make a transparent glass turn into a mirror at the flip of a switch.
How can this be of any use to us: Just think of this, when it's a hot sunny day outside you can keep your interiors cool, cutting the cost of your cooling by turning the transparent glass into a mirror which will deflect the sun. On any other day when the temperature drops, one can turn it back into the normal glass letting the sun's rays inside & help in heating.
[Images via Ubergizmo]
Sunday, February 11
Go to 'Start' & 'Run' your command prompt & type 'CMD'. Once you get the command window type 'tracert', give a space & type the name of the IP address you are looking for. Let's take in this case www.yahoo.com. Now tracert will start looking for the IP address starting with your own IP address & goes through all the steps to the final address you have selected. At the end of the list is the IP numbers of the address you are looking for. Write it down, as we will be needing it for getting the satellite image of the location.
Open your browser & type www.ip-adress.com, once you get the search box in the said site enter the IP numbers which you have written & click on lookup. Instantly you will be given a map with the IP address location & if you click the big satellite picture, it will actually give a satellite image of the location of the IP address you are looking for.
Thursday, February 8
Monday, February 5
www.yahoo.com is worth $458,867,144.64 ranked 1 (Alexa).
www.msn.com is worth $612,297,825.84 ranked 2 (Alexa).
www.google.com is worth $0.00 ranked 3 (Alexa).
www.baidu.com is worth $7,689,034.80 ranked 4 (Alexa).
www.youtube.com is worth $356,416,683.60 ranked 5 (Alexa).
www.myspace.com is worth $396,073,360.44 ranked 6 (Alexa).
www.live.com is worth $2,502,605.82 ranked 7 (Alexa).
www.orkut.com is worth $8,510,440.50 ranked 8 (Alexa).
www.qq.com is worth $0.00 ranked 9 (Alexa).
www.sina.com.cn is worth $0.00 ranked 10 (Alexa).
Inspired by Tristan Louis's research into the value of each link to Weblogs Inc, Business Opportunities Weblog created this little applet using Technorati's API which computes and displays once blog's worth using the same link to dollar ratio as the AOL-Weblogs Inc deal.
Heating and cooling account for about 56% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes. A wide variety of technologies are available for heating and cooling your home, and they achieve a wide range of efficiencies in converting their energy sources into useful heat or cool air for your home.
When looking for ways to save energy in your home, be sure to think about not only improving your existing heating and cooling system, but also consider the energy efficiency of the supporting equipment and the possibility of either adding supplementary sources of heating or cooling or simply replacing your system altogether.
1: Place heat-resistant radiator reflectors between exterior walls and the radiators.
2: Release trapped air from hot-water radiators once or twice a season; if in doubt about how to perform this task, call a professional.
3: Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators as needed; make sure they're not blocked by furniture, carpeting, or drapes.
4: Clean or replace filters on furnaces once a month or as needed.
5: Turn off kitchen, bath, and other ventilating fans within 20 minutes after you are done cooking or bathing to retain heated air.
6: Insulate your hot water heater and hot water pipes to prevent heatloss.
7: Insulate heating ducts in unheated areas such as attics and crawlspaces and keep them in good repair to prevent heat loss of up to 60 percent at the registers.
8: Use fans during the summer to create a wind chill effect that will make your home more comfortable. If you use air conditioning, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort.
9: Turn off kitchen, bath, and other ventilating fans within 20 minutes after you are done cooking or bathing to retain heated air.
10: Install a programmable thermostat that can be adjust the temperature according to your schedule.
11: ENERGYSTAR labeled products can cut your energy bills by up to 30 percent. Find retailers near you at http://www.energystar.gov/ when you're ready to replace your heating and cooling systems - as well as appliances, lighting, windows, office equipment, and home electronics.
12: Your contractor should be able to give you energy fact sheets for different types, models, and designs to help you compare energy usage. For furnaces, look for high Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) ratings. The national minimum is 78% AFUE, but there are ENERGYSTAR models on the market that exceed 90% AFUE.
Heating can account for almost half of the average family's winter energy bill. Make sure your furnace or heat pump receives professional maintenance each year. Look for the ENERGYSTAR label when replacing your system.
Thursday, February 1
Increase your wireless router signal strength with just a few, & easy to find materials such as cardboard, glue and wire mesh.
Though it doesn't look too great but if it works (and we assume it does) then your need for a signal boost & expensive add-on antennas will be taken care off. Any way we are here for its utility & not its looks. It's worthy of a try.