Samsung helps you upgrade to SSD drives

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2011

Upgrading your hard disk is a pain, you have to backup, transfer files, and reinstall all your programs. Samsung to the rescue! Samsung will be including a full version of Norton Ghost 15 with their new SSD drives, which allows users to safely and quickly migrate their existing system data to another hard disk.

This allows users to skip the whole process of having to reinstall their OS. Plus with SSD you get increased speeds, less energy consumption and a longer lifespan. All good reasons to upgrade.

Ghostly telepresence robot Telenoid R1

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2010

Yeah, this bot looks like Casper the friendly ghost. The Telenoid R1 comes from designer Hiroshi Ishiguro and just like Casper I’m sure he doesn’t mean to scare people, but he will. It’s the latest telepresence robot in Japan.

Weighing in at 11-lbs. the robot’s stubs, tail, eyes, mouth and limbs all move in synch with the user, thanks to 9 actuators. Facial expressions are transmitted to the robot through FaceAPI software, which tracks the eyes, mouth, and tilt of the head.

Woman buried with cell nags husband via texting

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on April 4th, 2008

Woman buried with cell nags husband Via texting
Sadie Jones died five years ago and was buried with her most her cell phone. Her widower, Frank Jones, claims to be receiving text messages from beyond the grave. Shortly after his wife’s death, Frank claims he missed a call on his mobile, which didn’t even ring.

He claims the call was from his own home number, but there was nobody in the house. But when he entered the house, it smelled like cigarettes and her perfume. Frank also claims that his late wife has been sending them all SMSes from beyond the grave with words that Sadie would say, but no number. Isn’t that just like a wife? She nags you through life, nags you from the grave and just like when she was living, what the hell can you really do about it but try to block it out?

USB Ghost Mouse: Who ya gonna call?

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2008

USB Ghost Mouse: Who ya gonna call?
I may have missed a memo, but last I checked Halloween was still a long way off. These should have surfaced around October. But hey, I guess even the Ghostbusters need a mouse that fits their style, though this ghost was obviously based on the Scream mask.

The mouse features an advanced 3-button optical scroll technology to provide you with high precision control. 800 dpi optical sensor. All the usual specs of a mouse. Aside from looks, I think the one thing that might make using this mouse a tad awkward is the ghost’s tail, unless your hand conforms to it. Scare up one of these for $12.