Acadalus CPS-H1 self-leveling camera head

One of the most difficult problems about shooting pictures with a camera on a tripod is keeping the camera level.

Generally, the bubble level attachment is for that, or you could get the Acadalus CPS-H1.

The CPS-H1 is a self-leveling camera head with a built-in digital inclinometer, and it can automatically level the camera at the touch of a button. I’m guessing that the other buttons are for subtly adjusting the camera for artistic angles.

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Cyberwalk Omni-directional treadmill looks like a lot of fun

Yesterday, I was covering an “augmented reality floor”, that was really more of a floor that could replicate whatever texture you wanted to. Yes, I am serious. Read that one here if you don’t believe me.

Now, here is another unusual floor for those who need to have a room that I would like to describe as “versatile”. The Cyberwalk is actually more of a platform to work an omni-directional treadmill.

You might wonder why in the world anyone would want an omni-directional treadmill, but most of the reasons boil down to recreation.

Just imagine if you want to run inside, but you don’t want to run in place or in one direction, like on a regular treadmill. You are free to run anywhere.

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Augmented Reality Billboard shows us our ignorance

I personally think that this is a terrible situation, but the people of the Netherlands have a problem with public service employees such as paramedics being attacked while doing their job.

What makes this problem even greater is those who see such crimes often do very little to stop them. I can understand why people would want to avoid being hurt, but some people who pass by such scenes don’t even bother to call for help.

There is a new public service message that involves a billboard and augmented reality technology. I’ve discussed augmented reality before, and this is the first time I have seen it used like this. Check out a video after the jump to see it in action.

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Paw Plunger keeps floors clean

Alright dogs need to go outside to do their business, even on exceptionally rainy days.  Then when they go trapsing through the house they leave their muddy footprints all over the floor.  Now with kids you can bellow out for them to wipe off their feet, making it so you don’t have to mop every 2 minutes.  Sadly yelling that out to the dog usually just makes them drop their head and leave the footprints a little slower than normal.  This Paw Plunger may look silly, but at least it keeps your carpets clean.

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Canine Shower Stall

I’m not sure why, but giving the dog a bath is my least favorite household chore and usually the most procrastinated one.  Truthfully I have a small dog, plus he’s actually extremely obedient about the whole affair, so it shouldn’t be so bad.  The part I have a problem with is having a not so good back and bending at bad angles in order to clean him up.  Alright so a shower just for the dog is a bit much, but if you’re in desperate need of an alternative then it might be just the thing.

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Nuvo giving away 15 Ritmo Pregnancy Sound Systems

There is no end to products that could be added to the expectant mother wishlist.  It seems like the more new technology that’s released the longer and more impossible that list gets.  Thankfully Nuvo is helping you take off a decent chunk for those highly interested in the Ritmo, which would save you $129.  When you’re trying to get supplies for a new baby, that’s a huge help.  If you’re not expecting but know someone that is, you might want to give them a heads up on this one.

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SuperBiiz to offer SuperTalent USB 3.0 Express Drive

SuperBiiz is more than ready to offer the SuperTalent USB 3.0 Express Drive for folks who want a USB 3.0 drive that will not break the bank. Of course, it still remains to be seen when will the USB 3.0 standard actually pick up and become a mainstream feature for the masses, as the adoption rate isn’t exactly that impressive at the moment. We’re pretty sure though that as time passes, more and more motherboard manufacturers will throw in USB 3.0 connectivity to keep up with the times, and this alone will help USB 3.0 devices proliferate the market. SuperBiiz is proud to participate in this exercise, who hopes that the USB 3.0 standard will further prompt flash manufactures to create new high performance architectures which are capable of outperforming even the fastest USB 2.0 devices on the market. The USB 3.0 Express drive will come in 16GB and 32GB capacities, and for folks who wonder whether it will play nice with older machines, the USB 3.0 Express Drive is fully backward compatible to USB 2.0 connectors.

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