10 Awesome Sci-Fi Gadgets You Wish You Could Get Your Hands On

1. The Goblin Glider from Spider Man

In Spider Man, this Goblin Glider from Oscorp was created under a military contract. It was used by Harry Osborn, Aka the Green Goblin, along with the Goblin Suit he developed.

It allowed him to fly effortlessly around at high speeds while his feet stayed securely attached to the glider. Spider Man 3 will feature a new version of the glider known as the Sky Stick.

20 Amazing Water Resistant Gadgets

Bubble O Seven – The Amphibious Car

Inspired by the James Bond Film “The Spy Who Loved Me”, the SQuba is an amphibious car designed by Frank Rinderknecht. The SQuba will operate like a boat if driven into the water, and is propelled along the surface by two propellers on either side of its license plate.

To submerge the vehicle, the driver opens a door to let water flood the passenger compartment. Once underwater, the SQuba uses a third engine to suck in water through the car’s front grille and pushes it out through two side jet vents.

Polaroid trying to reinvent itself in digital photography era

Millions of families have enjoyed instant pictures along with the emergence type Polaroid photographs, an alternative to the traditional method involving periods of up to a week for developarea and printing pictures, writes New York Times.

Now, however, Polaroid wants to associate that period with the new technology of digital pictures made with the new mobile phone or digital cameras.

This fall, the company wants to market the size of a printer capable of very small print photos on a digital format in about 30 seconds.

The printer that uses wireless devices like Bluetooth to ensure connection with mobile phones and digital appliances, will cost around 150 dollars (94.91 euros) and size pictures will be 5.08 to 7.62 centimeters, the size of a credit card.

The printer uses a system similar laptopurilor opening and instead of toner uses a chip and a new type of paper printed with layers of microscopic crystals. Crystals can create a multitude of colors when they are warm.

The printer turn signal received from the camera or phone in information on the intensity of heat required picture.

This new type of paper is the creation of former Polaroid employees have created a new company, Zink Imaging, when Polaroid bankruptcy and takeover by Petters Group Worldwide. The printer will be produced by Alps Electric Company of Tokyo.

A potential market for such a product is huge and largely neexplorat, said Steve Hoffenberg, analyst at Lyra Reaserch, business market research. “Today, the large number of mobile phones able to make pictures and digital devices caused a substantial increase pictures made by the great mass of ordinary users,” added May.

Lyra estimates of marketing 880 million phones with photo camera for the year 2008.

However it could be difficult for her new printers create a niche market. According to estimates the same companies, approximately 478 billion photos will be made in 2008, mostly using mobile phone, but only a small part will be printed. The argument consists in the fact that most prefer to post these pictures on web pages or send them to friends via e-mail.

The target group for this new type of printer could be young teenagers or even professional groups such as real estate agents.

Browse will cost less than traditional Polaroid pictures as in the past ten years had prices of at least one U.S. dollars (63 eurocenti), said Jim Alviani, director of business development at Polaroid.

Hartia people from Zink will sell in packets of ten units for the price of 3.99 dollars (2.52 euros) or 30 for 9.99 U.S. dollars (6.32 euros).

The source of energy used by the printer will be a lithium-ion battery, with a term of life enough to print some 15 photos.

Printers can be attached anywhere because of an adhesive layer.

According to Steve Herchen, director of the department of technological Zink, the new paper will be used for other brands in the future not only for Polaroid.

Tomy Company of Tokyo plans to incorporate such a printer in a gallery room, he said. The company responsible for creating these rooms will be Foxconn Technology Group of Taiwan.

Hartia Zink is similar to ordinary photographic paper, the difference in composition, which uses a layer of plastic and other layers of overlapping crystals in succession, added Herschen.

Each photograph printed will contain approximately 100 billion of such crystals. During the printing process of forming crystals are so warm colors.

On the other hand, according to Hoffenberg’s declarations, no matter how ingenious process might be, many would not be tempted to print photos taken by mobile phone.

Gamers Cockpit GT3 racing simulator has everything you need!

If virtual racing gives you the adrenaline rush, then you should be looking at race simulators that enrich you with the ultimate thrill of virtual racing. The Gamers Cockpit GT3 race simulator comes with frame, sound, vision and gaming and endash to give you a real driving experience. The GT3 race simulator comes packaged with a steel chassis, Autotecnica ‘Monza’ Race Seat, steering wheels with XBOX or Playstation pedals, Logitech sound system, Samsumg 19-inch widescreen LCD television, and Playstation 2 or XBOX 360 PRO console. It comes with everything you need to start racing.

The GT3 with Drive FX Racing Wheel and XBox 360 PRO is priced at AUS $3,250 and is definitely worth the thrill you experience from it. Anyway, you can bring the price tag to a lower level by customizing the simulator to your liking.

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Audiovox D2017 Features Details Reviews Compare Accessories

Get Your Entertainment To Go With the purchase of the D2017 10.2-inch slim line portable DVD player, you have the ability to take your favorite entertainment with you wherever you go. This handy unit not only plays DVDs, it also spins your favorite CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs. You can also view JPEG picture CDs on this machine, as well as listen to MP3 files burned on CD-R and CD-RW discs. The D2017 also connects to most home TVs or monitors, so you can watch DVDs through your larger television. A high capacity rechargeable battery gets lots of play time per charge. Enjoy DVD quality video anytime, anywhere with the D2017.
Even More Options The D2017 features an SD card slot on the front of the unit that lets you view information saved on optional SD memory cards. There’s also a USB jack on the left side of the D2017 that lets you insert a Thumb Drive, or connect a USB cable (not supplied) from a camera into the USB port.
Lots of Extras The D2017 comes with a bunch of accessories that will make you appreciate this player even more. There’s a carrying bag for easy transport. The automotive power adapter means you won’t run out of battery power when you’re on the family vacation. Finally, a credit card sized remote control lets you change settings without so much as leaning forward in your seat.
Included With Purchase Remote control with battery, A/V adapter cable, AC to DC adapter, DC power adapter, instruction manual, rechargeable battery.

Alpha television by Brionvega

Gone are the days when the tasteful thing to do was to shut our televisions away behind cupboard doors. ‘Alpha’, Brionvega’s newest addition, is not ashamed to be a television set, its elegant curves testifying to its elevation beyond technology to furniture status; the new generation of Brionvega TV invokes the influences of 1930’s design luminaries Le Corbusier and Eileen Gray, its sleek chromed steel frame recalling the streamlined sophistication of Art Deco and the Modernist movement.

Disdainful of other LCD sets which claim to be two dimensional while in fact coming with unwieldy stands, ‘Alpha’ instead incorporates its base (which also holds the DVD player) behind the screen, the effect being that of a curved L-shape. Meanwhile the die-cast aluminium remote is suitably stylish, its lack of fuss enabling it to lie flat on your table when its not being used. Brionvega advises us to ‘say no to imitators’. Having spied this beauty at Milan’s furniture fair, we’re not sure we could bring ourselves to do anything but.

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Philips Aurea television LCD TV

Once the realm of clunky, graphite boxes, televisions are increasingly credible objects of desire in the design department, largely thanks to the simplification (and shrinking) of the wires and controls. Much as we love our gadgets to be the highest tech possible, we like the technology itself to remain out of sight. The advent of the flat screen was a marginally exciting development, but nothing compared to the intrigue we feel towards Philips’ latest creation.

Switched-off, the Aurea is a standard 42″ wall-mounted flatscreen television. But switch it on and the Philips Ambilight technology replicates the colours on screen, creating an ever-changing halo of light. The effect is altogether futuristic but in a reassuringly ethereal manner, intended to effortlessly bring the viewer closer to the action on screen. A sleek remote control device means you can change the levels of brightness and immersion to suit your viewing material, from relaxed to dynamic. In keeping with the seamless integrated technology, 26 invisible speakers surround the rim of the television.

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Bendable Display is Real

Remember the I Robot movie where they used holographic video messages that were stuck in a small plate-like installation? They also used a rolling out video displays in their portable devices. Sony has made a big step towards it. They have developed a display that can be bent. The new bendable display is very thin and it is a 2.5 inch one. I am sure they can now make any sizes thanks to their new technologies. Sony’s thin film transistor and electroluminescent technologies allow scientists to make a bendable display. Do not try to bend your LCD display at home; it cannot bend, even if it’s from Sony.

Saying thin I meant that the display is really thin. It is 0.3 mm thick which is about 0.12 of an inch. Imagine that? I personally think that this display will open a new era of cell phones, GPS navigators and all the portable media players. Why? Simply because the thickest thing on a device is its display. Who invents the thinnest display has the thinnest cell phone that everybody loves. Having all those advantages as opposed to usual LCD displays this baby is really expensive too. Sony is still trying to make this a cheaper product so that usual people like us can buy their gadget. Well, it will be out of my allowance’s price range for a year or two.

Nano Sized Bendable Batteries – Future is Near

The biggest problem of all gadgets is battery life. Cell phone or audio player, it becomes completely dead when its battery is depleted. Sometimes it is very annoying when in the middle of long trip you are left with no gadgets to entertain you. Moreover, dead GPS in a forest or tourist journey can mean a ruined trip. The only solution to this problem is better batteries. However, the laws of nature are cruel – the more battery holds, the bigger and heavier it is. However, an answer comes straight from nanotechnologies.

Scientists at UCLA have made an interesting, yet useful invention. They built and showed to the public the first nanotube batteries, which will be, as we think, a great replace for modern Li-Ion or Li-Pol batteries. They are less than millimeter thin, and have the structure almost like the old rechargeable batteries do, using zinc-carbon makeup – they are composed of thin layers of zinc and manganese oxide over a layer of nanotubes. They are very thin and small, and because of nanotubes they are bendable too.

Unfortunately, the energy produced by this type of batteries is very small at this level. However, with the current rate of technology development, it will be easy to solve that problem – that’s what lead scientist George Gruner says.

In the future, these nano-batteries can be used even for producing a powered T-Shirts or jackets – imagine your clothes, that recharge your gadgets while you are on the go. It is amazing to think that huge and heavy box-like batteries as we know them now will become a thing of the past, making way for a true high-tech thin and bendable ones.