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Archive for January 5th, 2008 ↓

Snow-bot? Robot Shovels Snow and Makes Ice

Snowbot - Eats Snow Makes Ice BricksRobots are a fast-moving area of development these days, and scientists have wasted no time in helping people cope with the annual winter blues of show shoveling. The robot pictured here not only clears the sidewalk, or driveway, it takes the snow it collects and packs them into ice bricks.

These bricks can be stored and allowed to melt or alternatively could provide cooling elements as part of a renewable energy strategy.

Vegas Warms Up for CES with Beer Pong World Series?

Beer PongBeer Pong – you heard me correctly – is being played in Vegas during the week prior to CES and never expect the Internet to let you down – there are pictures, images, and even video to help better explain the event. The best part about winning the Beer Pong World Series – you win $50,000!

Are the people in Vegas bored?

TigerTV launches CES 2008 Flickr Group

FlickrWant to share your findings with the world? People attending the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show will be able to contribute their photos from the floor of CES 2008 to a Flickr Group.

This will allow people to share all of their photos with each other and share all the coolest gadgets and stuff there is in Las Vegas this January – at CES 2008!

Keep Cellphones Handy: Two Trapped Two Days In Elevator

Trapped In Elevator without a Cellphone!Keeping your phone on you is something I’d estimate about 30% of us do – the remaining 70% haven’t yet become addicted to their cellphone. SMS, IMs and the proliferation of and Blackberry and related devices have made holding your phone nearly a necessity – at least in our own mind. But not everyone carries their cellular phone.

Some of those not carrying phones were stuck in an elevator at their worksite for two days. Leaving their phones in the car, they didn’t expect to be at the job for more than an hour. A sudden stop by the elevator – and no response by pushing the phone button – put their one hour job into overtime.

Intel based OLPC pulled from CES Keynote

One Laptop Per ChildIntel, who has reportedly been pushing hard to sell their ‘Classmate PC,’ vs the OLPC project’s AMD-based open-source system – has withdrawn from the OLPC project. According to online reports, Nicholas Negroponte, former Media Lab director at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, finally had ‘enough’ of the constant sales pressure.

After documenting the sales pressure from Intel by an OLPC client – the fight really began. ….

HD-DVD not in the Party Mood for CES – Withdraws Event

Warner Home Video Ditches HD-DVDHD-DVD was dealt a major blow when Warner Home Video announced they were going to now exclusively use the BluRay High Definition DVD format. That was the last studio to hold out on making a choice between one and the other – and ironically, more HD-DVD players have been sold (excluding of course PS/3 sales) – yet the planned Cocktail Party and Event to be held on January 6 was cancelled.