If your dog is prone to running off when unleashed in an open space, and sometimes a little tricky to track down. A new GPS tracking system designed for pets has been launched which might be able to help you keep a remote check on your dog via your smartphone.
The goal of the Tagg system isn’t just to find a lost dog, the Tagg
system has been designed to help you not to lose them in the first
place, allowing you to see where your dog is and be notified if he or
she wanders a little too far from home.
A lightweight GPS tracking device attaches to their collar and lets
you locate and track your dog using a computer or
smartphone. Watch the video after the jump to see the Tagg Pet GPS
tracker in action.
The systems allows you to setup Tagg zones, or a "geofence” for your dog. Once the tracker is fitted to your dogs collar you are then notified by texts when your dog leaves t
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ZyXEL have unveiled their new Aerobeam Wireless HDMI Adapter this week which allows you to stream content directly to your HDTV from your media and game devices.
Simply plug any HDMI device, including Blu-ray / DVD players, game
consoles, smartphones and tablets, into the Aerobeam WirelessHD
transmitter and connect the receiver to your HDTV. The WHD6215 Aerobeam
Wireless HDMI Adapter will stream full 1080p video including 3D and
supports 7.1 surround sound audio.
"ZyXEL’s Aerobeam WHD6215 is architected and optimized for the
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If you are the sort that like to take shots of your favorite adult
beverage and likes to drink those shots out of odd glasses this is a win
for you. A set of shot glasses that look like lenses for a Canon camera
have landed called the Shot Glass Lens Set. The glasses are designed by
We have no idea why it’s called Yotel but they’re quite the
experience to stay in. Inspired by first class airline accommodation,
the Yotel franchise has been around for a couple of years now with
outposts in London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and a new one in New York that
opened in June. The Yotel is becoming well known not so much for the
breakfast buffet but its neo-futuristic design that even includes a robot luggage handler.
Since the hotel business is all about stimulating the guests, the
Yotel does this and more with its Japanese-meets-NASA aesthetics and
obvious lack of staff. That means concierge, receptionists, doormen,
The Yotel’s biggest high tech draw, of course, is the large robotic
arm that handles guest luggage. Another interesting Yotel feature is its
space conscious smallness. While not cramped, the rooms are pretty
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If you have always want to get your hands on a Willow Garage PR2
Robot but cant quite find the $400,000 in change to place the order. You
might be please to know Willow Garage has now unveiled a new
and relatively cheaper model called the PR2 SE.
Unfortunately to save on costs and hit the cheaper $285,000 price
mark, Willow Garage needed to remove a few components, well an arm to be
exact. But don’t worry you can always buy the other arm later on once
funds start rolling in.
Even with one arm you can still carry out some amazing tasks, watch a
video of the PR2 SE’s bigger brother, all be it with two arms baking
cookies after the jump.
Both the PS2 and lighter one armed PR2
SE Robot come equipped with the Microsoft Kinect motion sensor, allowing
you to program and create a hug
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The Spire Boat is a speed boat which has been designed by Thierry
Mugler Studio, and as you can see from the photos below, the Spire Boat
has taken some of its design inspiration from the original bat mobile.
The Spire Boat will be presented at the Monaco Yacht Show in
September, and it looks like the company behind this crazy looking
speedboat have already received some orders for the Spire Boat.
There are no details how much the Spire Boat will cost, but we
suspect this will be one for the Bruce Wayne types as it will probably
cost a small fortune.
If you have a few old computers lying around you could put them to good use and create some geeky footwear
or clothing like the Data Sandals pictured below. They have been
created from a multitude of unwanted electronic components including
data wire, motherboards and batteries, by Etsy member and artist Steven
Rodrig uses the printed circuit boards from discarded computers and
other electronic items to create weird and wonderful creations, some of
which are available to purchase on Etsy.
They may not be the most comfortable shoes
on the block, but they have to win 1st place for the most geeky pair of
sandals. If you think they will suit a geeky outfit you already have,
the Data Sandals are now available to purchase for $350 from the Etsy store.
Vision Research have created a new high speed video camera called
the Phantom v1610 which they have just added to their range, that is
capable of recording up to 1 million frames a second.
You will need to tweak a few settings on the camera and also drop the cameras
resolution right down to 128 x 16. But even at a respectable HD
resolution of 1280 x 800 the Phantom v1610 can still capture 16,000
frame per second.
The Phantom v1610 high speed camera is fitted with Vision Research’s proprietary widescreen CMOS sensor which has been custom designed and includes 28 micron pixels, ensuring its light-sensitivity is superb.
Connections on the back of the camera include 2 x HD-SDI ports which
can be configured in a number of different ways, timecode, dual power
inputs, a GPS input, frame synchronisation and trigger.
If you are a fan of everything AMD you will be pleased to know that
AMD have this week unveiled their new Radeon branded RAM. With the
launch of their new AMD Radeon DDR3 System Modules designed to be combined with AMD CPU and APU products.
To start AMD will launch three module sets Entertainment, ULTRA PRO
Gaming and Enterprise all based on the DDR3 standard and and with the
same density of 2GB but with varying speeds.
The Entertainment series will sport 1333MHz, with the ULTRA PRO Gaming series sporting 1600MHz with timings 9-9-9 and 11-11-11 respectively and all three modules will be 1.5V