Mini has a prototype for an augmented reality system, developed in conjunction with Qualcomm, and the tech looks absolutely bizarre. Being behind the wheel will become almost like a video game when the driver put on the goggles that look like a cross between Google Glass and something a World War I aviator might wear. Continue reading… “Mini’s augmented vision glasses”
This cannon is scarcely larger than a dime, and at first glance it’s not looking all that scary. But watch this video of it firing its ball-bearing-sized cannonball. Look what it does to that beer mug! And it’s accurate, too. This thing could put an eye out.
Muvi makes small, clever, little camcorders. Their previous model, the Micro DV, was considered to be the smallest camcorder available. That was of course, until the Atom came out. Measuring a tiny 1.5 inches tall, it’s the choice of hidden shower cam aficionado’s everywhere.
Ok, maybe you can convince me that there’s a legitimate use for this, but I’m having trouble figuring out what that would be. The Atom records to a microSD card, supports up to 8GB, and it’s voice activated.
With some cheap parts and a little electrical magic
you can make yourself a mini fridge
Physics, how we love you. You keep our feet on the ground, ontologically-ambiguous cats locked in boxes and photons in two places at the same time. It also enables the Peltier effect, what’s that we hear you breathlessly ask?
If a current is passed between two different materials a heat differential is created; one side hot the other cold. The principle is used in all sorts of situations including cooling processors and mini-fridges, though apparently they’re not that efficient, just small and light…
Oh so Tiny!
Chen Forng-shean, who has been sculpting as a hobby for around 30 years, carved the tiger from resin in anticipation of the Chinese lunar Year of the Tiger, which begins on February 14.
Standing at just 1 millimetre (0.04 inch) high, and just over a millimetre long, he says that it’s the world’s tiniest tiger.
Tiny art from a left over part.
Is That A Floppy In Your Disk Drive Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?
CD-R discs that come in the shape (but not the feel) of vintage floppies. They’re those obnoxious mini-CDs, though, so they only hold 200MB… which is, at least, 138.89 times more data than a real floppy can hold. As mini-CDs, make sure not to cram these into your SuperDrive.
Keep out of reach of little children or they may swallow it
Although slick touchscreen phones from Apple and LG are battling for market share in Asia, a new throwback (read: non-touch) phone from Sony Ericsson called the Walkman Phone Xmini has become a surprise hit among Japanese techies. Continue reading… “Walkman Phone Xmini”
This XPod active speaker is so small, you could carry it around in your pocket and hardly know it’s there. Just a third of an inch thick, the three-inch wide enclosure contains a couple of speakers and a minuscule 2-channel 770mW amplifier. It charges up with USB, and look at that little slot in the back – just the right size to let you use a coin to prop it up.
Amazing Daschund Video
I built the ball machine because I thought my dog Jerry, might like it and that it would be something fun for me to build. So after two years of on and off work, with many safety features such as IR proximity sensors to protect Jerry and my son from the machine, I finally complete.
Perhaps THESE Cows Could Jump Over The Moon
It’s the little cow with a big future. Rising supermarket prices are persuading hundreds of families to turn their back gardens into mini-ranches stocked with miniature cattle.
Registrations of the most popular breed, the Dexter, have doubled since the millennium and websites are sprouting up offering “the world’s most efficient, cutest and tastiest cows”.
The P970 can be charged and then taken on the road as a second battery for gadgets with a USB input .
It sounds like a solution waiting for a problem, but Motorola’s P970 battery-powered battery recharger began shipping, four months after the curved, PEBL-like gagdet was announced at the Singapore-hosted CommunicAsia 2006 show. UPDATE (2009): Motorola’s P970 was Zen-like in its simplicity – a rechargeable battery that recharged your cell phone’s battery via a mini USB port. Too bad it’s no longer on the Motorola Web site.