First Projector on a camera: The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj

nikon-s1000pj1I’ve covered mini-projectors several times on this blog, greatly anticipating the day when every consumer has one. Yesterday, a landmark was made as Nikon announced that its Coolpix S1000pj will include a miniature LED projector.

This 12.1 megapixel camera comes with a 2.7 inch LCD viewscreen, a 5x wide-angle NiKKOR lens, and can capture HD video at 1280 x 720 pixels. Oh, by the way, Nikon also put out three other cameras, but who really cares about that, let’s talk about the projector on the S1000pj!

All the user needs is a flat surface and he or she can beam their images to a 40-inch size. The user can also mix music, and create effects along with transitions for these pictures.

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Nikon unleashes bevy of digital cameras

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Nikon is a trusted name when it comes to digital cameras, and it is nice to know that the company doesn’t aim to rest on its laurels anytime soon with a new Coolpix line being unleashed upon us consumers, featuring the S70, S1000pj, S640 and S570. First of all, the S70 will continue from where previous touchscreen models left off, featuring Nikon’s most recent update to its internal technology with a 3.5″ Clear Color Display and a new generation of touchscreen controls that make photo shooting and playback a snap. Apart from that, it comes in a stylish dual-texture design with the ability to capture video in high definition at 720p resolution, although you won’t be able to get full HD with this. Other features include a 12.1-megapixels sensor, a 5x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR lens, ISO 6400, 5-way VR Image Stabilization System, Subject Tracking, Scene Auto Selector Mode and Nikon’s Smart Portrait System.

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Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000

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Most people would know Microsoft to be a software company, but they do have some pretty good hardware peripherals for the everyday computer user as well. I remember Microsoft’s early foray into the world of computer peripherals, where their ergonomic keyboard was split down the middle in a contoured manner – great for those who do plenty of typing in front of the screen each day, but not so conducive when you’re a hardcore Quake player, having bound a bunch of keys to selected weapons that are separated by a plastic chasm in the middle. Well, this time round, Microsoft has released its latest Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 series that will bring together the Microsoft Comfort Curve keyboard layout complete with a soft-touch palm rest.

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Philips develops roadside drug test

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One quick blow on a device and cops can find out just how much alcohol you’ve consumed.  Sadly though, so far they haven’t had a roadside way to test for drugs.  Which means cops have to drag in people that they suspect to be using drugs.  Well that will be changing at some point in the somewhat near future.  Instead of dragging people down to the station for a test, Philips has a test they’ve developed to help cops out on the side of the road.

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The Spoticam lamp disguised as security camera

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It seems more and more devices are disguising themselves as other devices.  This at first glance appears to be a security camera, when in fact it’s a light.  It’d make for an interesting porch light and might make it less likely that someone will break in.  It might also make you feel important to have a security camera sitting firmly at your door.  It’d definitely make for a humorous light to sit at your desk.

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Bugatti Espresso Machine gets you caffeine in style

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Most coffee makers have become so incredibly ordinary that they barely get noticed, except when you’re feeling a little deprived of your caffeine fix.  Some are a little more fancy than others, but as far as looks go they’re about as exciting as a microwave.  These Bugatti Coffee Machines won’t be able to blend in within any kitchen.  The colors featured on the coffee maker are as cheery as you’ll be after your first or second cup of coffee.

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Halcyon Concept Car: I’ve seen the future, and it’s shaped like this

halycon-concept_pezqg_5965Picture the first cars that were ever assembled, such as the Model T and what not. They look very different than the cars than the cars of today, right? I suppose that automobile design has a certain (for lack of a better word) evolution to it.

So let’s hit the fast forward button to see what the shape of cars will be in the future. I’m not certain what you were thinking, but I never would have come up with this. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that designer Ralph Tayler-Webb’s Halcyon car is ugly, I’m just saying that I wouldn’t have gone with such an indescribable, almost amorphous, shape.

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Shapeways printer makes 3D models in Stainless Steel

scalednose-picker-by-community-member-maxsmoke-620x606You see that picture of the devil picking his nose? Believe it or not, it was not constructed by human hands.

I’m not saying that it was made with the hands of Angels and Demons, because hopefully they would make something better than that. No, it was made on Shapeways 3D fabrication service which allows “stainless steel printing”.

Of course, 3D printers are really nothing new. This is the first time one has been created that uses stainless steel instead of plastic. It manages to print metal objects layer upon layer, provided the proper shape is given with an 3D modeling program like CAD or CAM.

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