While walking around the cold streets of New York City, I saw posters for Pump Pod.
It is interesting to see how technology and fitness have been melded together for this service. This might be a good alternative for those too cash strapped for a live personal trainer. The ideal audience would probably be traveling executives who have very little time but one of the aforementioned gadgets.
Not exactly your high tech gadget, but cryptography buffs and the Da Vinci Code fans might want to check out the Cryptex. Cryptex.org creates customized Cryptex™ Security Boxes to user specifications.
A cryptex is a cylinder that encloses a scroll with a message inside. The tube has external rings that contain characters (letters or symbols) and rotate to act as a combination lock. Once the rings have been configured with the correct combination, an end of the cylinder opens up to reveal the scroll.
Not very secure by today’s standards, but still a cool gadget isn’t it?
Watch the trailer for the Da Vinci Code movie set to be released this May to catch a glimpse of the cryptex in action.
I was looking for a new alarm clock / CD player, when I stumbled across this binary LED clock. Ignoring the fact that it has none of the features I was looking for, besides for its ability to tell time (albeit involving using your brain), it looks awesome.
The clock contains 20 LEDs that represent the numbers of both the true and shortened binary sequence (32, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1). The first two columns show the hours, the next two columns show the minutes, and the last two columns show the seconds.
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The PMP, from Handheld Entertainment, is expected to be released mid 2006, and will measure approx. 3.5�? x 5.5�? x 0.5�?. The ZVUE 500 will have a 3.5�? screen (320×240 resolution @ 30fps), containing 1GB of internal memory, Wi-Fi, memory card slots, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and the ability to plat both Windows Media Video and Audio files. The portable media player is expected to cost no more than 300USD