Wall climbing robot

Now this is cool: researchers from the non-profit group SRI International have designed a robot that can climb most walls using an electrostatic charge between itself and the wall to stop it from falling. I forsee a number of uses for this: military surveillance, cleaning windows, scaring little girls, building inspections etc. Wall climbing robot…

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Palm Treo 850 photo

BoyGeniusReport has posted a couple of photos of the upcoming Palm Treo 850. We don’t know much about this device except that it probably has a 400MHz processor, GSM/HSDPA, Windows Mobile 6.1, and 100MB RAM. I’m finding it hard to get excited about the upcoming Treos. Palm Treo 850 photos at BGR

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Eee PC 900 SSD is slow

EeeUser Forums have tested the read/write speeds of the solid state drives (SSDs) shipping with the EeePC 900 and found one of them to be lacking in performance. The EeePC 900 comes with two SSDs: a 4GB one with the operating system and a 8GB (XP) or 16GB (Linux) one for your data – they…

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Acer announces Predator gaming PCs

Acer has announced a new line of high-end gaming PCs that feature an interesting lever open case design (that looks like a cross between Gordon Freeman and Transformers) and the tagline “Faster. Deeper. Harder. Further” (which hopefully won’t get this page tagged as “adult” in the search engines. These PCs come with Vista (unfortunately), Intel…

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Toshiba Portege G710 GPS smartphone

The Toshiba Portege G710 is a smartphone for Europe that comes with Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), GPRS Class 10 and EDGE, Integrated SiRF Star III GPS receiver, 2.4″ TFT LCD screen with 320×240 pixel resolution, OMAP TI processor at 266 MHz, 2MP digital camera with 8x digital zoom, 64 MB of RAM and 128 MB…

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Rotating Power Strip

This is a clever concept from Japanese designer Takumi Yoshida: a tower of power outlets each rotating individually so you can plug in all your gadgets without them interfering with each other. I like it but have a couple of suggestions that would need to be implemented before I would buy one: 1) three hole…

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