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Nanowires Convert Rat’s Heartbeat Into Usable Electricity [Electricity]

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Nanowires inside a rat can convert the power of breathing and heartbeats into electricity, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Technology Review reports these nano-generators could conceivably lead to nano-scale implants and sensors powered by the body. More

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Samsung NX5 Hybrid DSLR Shaves Price—and Features—From NX10 [Cameras]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, ash, Av, Body, Bp, Bt, Cam, Camera, Cameras, cat, clear, color, dash, Dc, de, digital, Digital Cameras, Display, Ds, Dslr, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feature, Features, ff, Flex, format, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Graph, Hd, Home Automation, Hybrid, hybrid camera, hybrid dslr, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Isp, ITA, kin, La, Labels, Launch, Lens, Les, Light, MER, mid, Mod, Ms, nx5, Of, om, One, order, Pad, Padd, photo, photograph, photography, PI, Ping, Pixel, Play, Pr, price, Q, quant, Rc, Real, Rice, rom, RSS, Rv, Samsung, samsung nx5, sensor, series, serve, Shave, Shop, shopping, Slr, Style, Sun, Tag, tech, TI, TV, V, x-series, X1, X10

However strange it seemed for Samsung to launch a new camera category with the NX10 hybrid DSLR —which puts a DSLR-sized sensor in a smaller body—they’re sticking with it. Hence the NX5: a cheaper, slightly less capable NX10. More

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Watch World’s First Waterproof Full HD Camcorder Take the Plunge [Sanyo]

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Sanyo’s Xacti DMX-CA100 would be a good enough HD camcorder on its own right—a 1/2.33-inch CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom, 2.7-inch LCD, takes 14MP still pictures—if it weren’t also waterproof. But watching it work underwater?

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Watch World’s First Waterproof Full HD Camcorder Take the Plunge [Sanyo]

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I Hope This 14MP Cameraphone Really Runs Android [Smartphones]

by on May.27, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ally, Altek leo, and, Android, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, ash, Bic, Bp, bus, business, Cam, Camera, cat, clear, color, D3, dash, de, Display, droid, Ds, E, Ea, EC, eco, Et, F1, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hand, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Lens, Lenses, lte, MER, mid, Mod, Nes, NK, om, One, order, Os, Padd, phone, Phones, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, Real, Recording, RSS, Rv, sensor, serve, smartphone, Smartphones, Style, Tag, tech, TI, TV, Us, V, Vide, Video, video recording, X1, Zoo, Zoom

We don’t know for sure if the Altek Leo —a smartphone with a 14MP sensor, big honking 3X zoom lenses, and HD video recording—would run on Android or not, but I know that I want it to. More

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Nintendo’s American Heart Association Event to Offer Vitality Sensor Details? [Nintendo]

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The Vitality Sensor , that Wii accessory no one seems to get , could receive some clarity tomorrow as Nintendo and the American Heart Association are scheduled to hold a “special joint announcement” that may offer new info on the device. More

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Modular Neuroid Shows Everybody How Depressingly Polluted the World Is [Geek School Projects]

by on May.11, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 360, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, AR, Art, Av, bd, Body, C5, clear, de, Display, driving, Ds, E, E3, Ea, eco, environment, Et, Eu, Fb, Ge, Geek, Geek school projects, Gizmo, gizmodo, Green, Hd, Heart, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Ion, Isp, kin, Mod, modular neuroid, monitor, Monitors, Ms, Nsa, Of, om, One, order, Padd, Parsons, Play, Pollution, Pr, pre, Pro, Projects, Q, Rc, rom, school, sensor, Sensors, Show, Shows, Slow, Style, Tag, ted, TI, Tracking, Vide, Video, world, X1

The age of cheap, plentiful sensors, tracking everything from heartrates to the noise pollution slowly driving everybody insane is here. Joe Saavedra’s modular neuroid is a wearable, reconfigurable sensor system that monitors pollution we probably don’t wanna know about. More

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Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS Handles Low-Light and High-Speed Shooting Well [Canon]

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I’m very fond of Canon’s IXUS line of compacts, and definitely want to check out this 300 HS at some point, with a f/2.0 lens, backlit CMOS sensor, and the first in the range with manual controls. More

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Sony EVIL NEX 3 Looks Freaky, But Brings Great Specs [Sony]

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The Sony EVIL NEX 3 camera may look a bit odd, but it’s got a 14 MP Sony Exmor HD sensor, a touchscreen—along with old-school knobs—and some nice specs : More

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Bugplug Does Battle Against Vampire Draw [Concepts]

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Has saving energy ever sounded so exciting? No! And it’s never looked as cool, either, as it does with Bugplug, a little monster of a device that uses sensors to switch your electronics off when you leave the room. More

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Optical Sensors Make Any Gadget Its Own Mouse [Input]

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Tiny MP3 players are great, but the tiny means of navigation they often employ can be a big pain in the ass. The Minput project explores the possibility of using optical sensors to let those devices double as mice.

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Optical Sensors Make Any Gadget Its Own Mouse [Input]

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