Optical Mouse & Skype Phone

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closed, the mouse works like any other with the dial in the middle functioning
as a scroll wheel.

The clever stuff happens when a call comes in.

The user can then flip open the mouse to reveal a functional phone, with
the mouse-wheel being used to adjust the volume. Pressing the scroll wheel mutes
the call.

The built in echo cancellation feature should guarantee decent
call sound quality, and finishing the call is as simple as flipping the
mouse-phone shut.

A potential problem might arise if you wanted to use the
mouse when you¢re on a call, but we think you can just switch to speakerphone
mode. Or maybe not (the translated press announcement goes on about ¡knitting
machines¢ so it¢s a bit vague).

Being a Sony product, the Sony VN-CX1
looks to please groovy feckers, offering the mouse in 5 trendy colours to match
their shade of laptop/shirt/nail varnish.

Manufacturer Specifications

128x64 pixel LCD screen with backlight
Only English
Connect with USB to your computer
1000 DPI optical sensor

Crystal clear audio with 16bit 48 KHz sampling rate.
Also compatible
with Internercalls, SparVoip, NetAppel, poivY,
VoipDiscount, VoipCheap and

Clever Inventions which makes Life Easy. .::

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Things That Make Life Easier... Or Not

CUP & COOKIESSmart cup in which you can put 2-3 of your favourite cookies
You don't need extra plates. It's made for right handed and left handed.

BANANA GUARD - Protect Your Banana! Are you fed up with bringing bananas to
work or school only to find them bruised and squashed? Banana Guard allows
you to safely transport and storage individual bananas letting you enjoy
perfect bananas anytime, anywhere.

LOCK-CUPLock Cup - Anti-Theft Coffee Cup. Are you tired of others stealing
your coffee cup? Well now there's a solution. The Lock - Cup has a hole
which prevents most people from using it. Only the owner of the cup can use
his/hers shaped key to close the hole.

PENGUIN TEA TIMERMaking tea, though easy to do, is also time consuming.
Once you pour the hot water into the cup, you must patiently hover over it,
waiting for the tea to steep. Well, the Penguin Tea Timer happily does the
waiting for you. Place your tea cup under the beak and set it to the
desired time. As you turn the timer dial, the beak lowers the tea into the
hot water. When time is up, a bell sounds and the penguin automatically
lifts his beak, removing the tea bag from the water.

TRANSPARENT TOASTERYou love toast, but you always burn it? Th e n this
invention us for you. This transparent toaster allows you to see the bread
while it is toasting so you just have to take it out when the colour is
right. This idea is based on a transparent heating glass technology.

BUTTER CUTTEROne Click Butter Cutter controls your portion as an important
part of staying healthy. This ingenious butter cutter delivers one standard
pat with each click of the handle.

GIANT REMOTENever lose your remote again! With giant buttons, this
extra-large remote is easy to use and impossible to lose. It's a 6-in-1
remote so you can use it to control your TV, VCR, DVD player, satellite,
cable and auxiliary A/V device. It even features glow-in-the-dark buttons,
so you can easily find the remote in the dark.

DAYCLOCKWhat day is today? You don't know? Then you need a DayClock. It's
uniquely designed to keep track of weekly events like your golf day, card
night, movie night, and so much more. It's ideal for vacations and cruises
when it's easy to lose track of the day.

LASER SCISSORSCutting a straight line has never been easier. Just aim the
pin-point laser and follow the line. The scissor blades are stainless steel
and cut very clean with a micro serrated edge.

ILUMINATING CAR SLIPPERS Do you get up at night to drink water, go to the
toilet...Do you wish you could see in the dark? Remarkably bright LED
lights are triggered by your footsteps and light up the floor 30 feet in
front of you; ultra-soft plush style are extra comfortable and cozy warm.

"THE THING" - INFANT PILLOW The Zaky is an ergonomic infant pillow designed
by a mom to mimic the size, weight, touch, and feel of her hand and forearm
to help her baby with comfort, support, protection, and development. The
Zaky can help calm your baby and help your baby sleep better through the

TRAVELER'S PHRASE BOOK T-SHIRT If you are traveling a lot and don't always
know the language of the country you are visiting, then this T-shirt is for
you. It has a phrase book printed on it so just point a finger at the
pictogram you need and then point it twice at the question mark, which
means, "Where is it?" and in no time you have found what you were looking
for... or not.

MODERN LADDERRealy cool modern ladder.

LATEST DESIGN WAITER/WAITRESS TRAYS Anatomic tray, for waiters. No more
dropping trays.

WHEEL-MOVING BENCH Whether you want to sit in the sun or in the shade, near
the river or under the tree... now you have your movable bench, to sit
wherever you like.

Future Phones....

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check out this phones!!!!
which one u want to own???

1 .. Nokia 888 Communicator
Nokia definitely has the most interesting concept phones. Nokia 888 Communicator is a striking futuristic concept phone. The phone, which uses liquid batteries, speech recognition, flexible touchscreen and touch-sensitive body cover,is designed by Tamer Nakisci and won the Nokia Design Award

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2 .. Nokia Aeon
Nokia Aeon was presented by Nokia on their Website in the Research & Development section. What is so great about this phone is that it looks like it will actually go into production next February. Of course, its just a rumor, but still, makes us hope to actually see it someday in the GSM shop. All we know about it for now is that its a touchscreen phone and it looks fantastic.

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3 .. Sky "Sleak n Slim"
"Sleek & Slim" from SKY is another concept based on touchscreen technology. The phone has a discretely glowing touchpad, hideaway keys and generally utterly-fashionable minimalist design.

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4 .. Benq-Siemes "Snaked"
Benq designers thought of women too and presented Snaked. This is a "reptile" looking phone, creepy somehow, but still is very cool. The Snaked is a fashion phone for sport loving women, because it also has body monitoring sensors to help the ladies keep those fine shapes.

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5 .. What You See is What You Get Concept
One thing is for sure about this concept phone…they could've named it shorter. Designed by Pei-Hua Hang, the phone's name comes from the fact that this concept no longer uses an LCD as viewfinder for the digital camera, instead it uses a transparent frame. And of course, interaction is made through a touchscreen

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6 .. Retroxis By Dark Label
If most phones presented here will never be sold in store for sure, the Retroxis concept phone from Dark Label looks kinda human, and makes us hope we'll be able to get one of these one day. Designed by Lim Sze Tat the phone is encased in high polished polycarbonate renowned for its lightweight and toughness and has an invisible OLED display that silently hides away when inactive.

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7 .. Benq-Siemens "The Blackbox"
Black Box designed by Benq-Siemens uses a touch screen as its keypad and, depending on the functions you are using, the touch screen changes the control layout immediately.

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8 .. NEC Tag
Somehow similar to the Snaked concept, the NEC Tag is a flexible phone concept that can be , for example, hung from a belt or wrapped around the user's arm. Interesting is that the phone has shape-memorizing material and sensors that allows the phone to change its shape according to the mode.

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9 .. TripleWatch
Though the idea of a cellphone watch is not so new, the TripleWatch designed by Manon Maneenawa has an interesting triple flip technique that allows the user to transform the watch into a normal cellphone. When used as a wrist watch, the phone has a speaker button that allows the user to answer the phone and hang up while driving.

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10 .. Asus Aura

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boost your Wi Fi signal

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With some little tweaking from home stuff, u can boost the signal from ur wi fi router. It doesnt look pretty, but it works! n thats more important. small n easy steps illustrated below.

n VOILA! its done!

20 Great Google Secrets

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Google is clearly the best general-purpose search engine on the Web

But most people don't use it to its best advantage. Do you just plug in a keyword or two and hope for the best? That may be the quickest way to search, but with more than 3 billion pages in Google's index, it's still a struggle to pare results to a manageable number.

But Google is an remarkably powerful tool that can ease and enhance your Internet exploration. Google's search options go beyond simple keywords, the Web, and even its own programmers. Let's look at some of Google's lesser-known options.

Syntax Search Tricks

Using a special syntax is a way to tell Google that you want to restrict your searches to certain elements or characteristics of Web pages. Google has a fairly complete list of its syntax elements at


. Here are some advanced operators that can help narrow down your search results.

Intitle: at the beginning of a query word or phrase (intitle:"Three Blind Mice") restricts your search results to just the titles of Web pages.

Intext: does the opposite of intitle:, searching only the body text, ignoring titles, links, and so forth. Intext: is perfect when what you're searching for might commonly appear in URLs. If you're looking for the term HTML, for example, and you don't want to get results such as


, you can enter intext:html.

Link: lets you see which pages are linking to your Web page or to another page you're interested in. For example, try typing in


Try using site: (which restricts results to top-level domains) with intitle: to find certain types of pages. For example, get scholarly pages about Mark Twain by searching for intitle:"Mark Twain"site:edu. Experiment with mixing various elements; you'll develop several strategies for finding the stuff you want more effectively. The site: command is very helpful as an alternative to the mediocre search engines built into many sites.

Swiss Army Google

Google has a number of services that can help you accomplish tasks you may never have thought to use Google for. For example, the new calculator feature


lets you do both math and a variety of conversions from the search box. For extra fun, try the query "Answer to life the universe and everything."

Let Google help you figure out whether you've got the right spelling—and the right word—for your search. Enter a misspelled word or phrase into the query box (try "thre blund mise") and Google may suggest a proper spelling. This doesn't always succeed; it works best when the word you're searching for can be found in a dictionary. Once you search for a properly spelled word, look at the results page, which repeats your query. (If you're searching for "three blind mice," underneath the search window will appear a statement such as Searched the web for "three blind mice.") You'll discover that you can click on each word in your search phrase and get a definition from a dictionary.

Suppose you want to contact someone and don't have his phone number handy. Google can help you with that, too. Just enter a name, city, and state. (The city is optional, but you must enter a state.) If a phone number matches the listing, you'll see it at the top of the search results along with a map link to the address. If you'd rather restrict your results, use rphonebook: for residential listings or bphonebook: for business listings. If you'd rather use a search form for business phone listings, try Yellow Search


Extended Googling

Google offers several services that give you a head start in focusing your search. Google Groups


indexes literally millions of messages from decades of discussion on Usenet. Google even helps you with your shopping via two tools: Froogle

which indexes products from online stores, and Google Catalogs

which features products from more 6,000 paper catalogs in a searchable index. And this only scratches the surface. You can get a complete list of Google's tools and services at


You're probably used to using Google in your browser. But have you ever thought of using Google outside your browser?

Google Alert


monitors your search terms and e-mails you information about new additions to Google's Web index. (Google Alert is not affiliated with Google; it uses Google's Web services API to perform its searches.) If you're more interested in news stories than general Web content, check out the beta version of Google News Alerts


This service (which is affiliated with Google) will monitor up to 50 news queries per e-mail address and send you information about news stories that match your query. (Hint: Use the intitle: and source: syntax elements with Google News to limit the number of alerts you get.)

Google on the telephone? Yup. This service is brought to you by the folks at Google Labs


a place for experimental Google ideas and features (which may come and go, so what's there at this writing might not be there when you decide to check it out). With Google Voice Search


you dial the Voice Search phone number, speak your keywords, and then click on the indicated link. Every time you say a new search term, the results page will refresh with your new query (you must have JavaScript enabled for this to work). Remember, this service is still in an experimental phase, so don't expect 100 percent success.

In 2002, Google released the Google API (application programming interface), a way for programmers to access Google's search engine results without violating the Google Terms of Service. A lot of people have created useful (and occasionally not-so-useful but interesting) applications not available from Google itself, such as Google Alert. For many applications, you'll need an API key, which is available free from

. See the figures for two more examples, and visit


for more.

Thanks to its many different search properties, Google goes far beyond a regular search engine. Give the tricks in this article a try. You'll be amazed at how many different ways Google can improve your Internet searching.

Online Extra: More Google Tips

Here are a few more clever ways to tweak your Google searches.

Search Within a Timeframe

Daterange: (start date–end date). You can restrict your searches to pages that were indexed within a certain time period. Daterange: searches by when Google indexed a page, not when the page itself was created. This operator can help you ensure that results will have fresh content (by using recent dates), or you can use it to avoid a topic's current-news blizzard and concentrate only on older results. Daterange: is actually more useful if you go elsewhere to take advantage of it, because daterange: requires Julian dates, not standard Gregorian dates. You can find converters on the Web (such as


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), but an easier way is to do a Google daterange: search by filling in a form at

www.researchbuzz.com/toolbox/goofresh.shtml or www.faganfinder.com/engines/google.shtml

. If one special syntax element is good, two must be better, right? Sometimes. Though some operators can't be mixed (you can't use the link: operator with anything else) many can be, quickly narrowing your results to a less overwhelming number.

More Google API Applications

Staggernation.com offers three tools based on the Google API. The Google API Web Search by Host (GAWSH) lists the Web hosts of the results for a given query


When you click on the triangle next to each host, you get a list of results for that host. The Google API Relation Browsing Outliner (GARBO) is a little more complicated: You enter a URL and choose whether you want pages that related to the URL or linked to the URL


Click on the triangle next to an URL to get a list of pages linked or related to that particular URL. CapeMail is an e-mail search application that allows you to send an e-mail to google@capeclear.com with the text of your query in the subject line and get the first ten results for that query back. Maybe it's not something you'd do every day, but if your cell phone does e-mail and doesn't do Web browsing, this is a very handy address to know.

The Loudest USB Speaker

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Yamaha is planning to the blow the usual array of tinny-sounding USB speakers out of the water with the launch of the NX-U10, claimed as the world’s loudest USB speaker. How?

Well, USB provides 5V, which gives connected devices only 0.5W x 2 of power. To overcome this, Yamaha has created the PowerStorage Circuit to boost this 20 times to 10W x 2. It also features something called SR-Bass (Swing Radiator Bass) to add some meat to your tunes.

Even better, the NX-U10 can be also powered from a plug socket or even 4 AAA batteries. This is especially useful if you want to plug your MP3 player into its 3.5mm stereo mini-jack. It weighs in at just over 1lb and could be yours for around £130 online.

condom fashion show in China

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Condom fashion show in China

Models parade in outfits made of condoms during a fashion show at the 4th China Reproductive Health New Technologies & Products Expo in Beijing July 11, 2007. Condoms of all shapes and sizes were used to make dresses, hats and even lollipops. Models fought through extravagant soap bubble special effects to show off tight-fitting wedding gowns, scaly-looking evening dresses, outrageous bikinis and other garments made entirely of condoms. The show was held at the Fourth China Reproductive Health New Technologies and Products Expo and organized by China's largest condom manufacturer, Guilin Latex Factory, to promote the use of condoms in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It also marked World Population Day, organized annually by the U.N. Population Fund

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