Sep 19, 2005 | Category: News
P-Mate enables women to urinate easily while standing up via a disposable paper device. Launched 4 years ago, it is now in common usage in Europe and is a convenient, hygienic, portable, leak proof, discreet, no-brain solution to the bad sanitary and problematic circumstances faced by women all over the world. No more long queues outside female toilets anymore!
How the idea was conceived
During a journey through Indonesia, Dutch born Moon Zijp was confronted with the fact that when she needed to pee she would always find herself in a challenging situation. Moon would have to go deep into the jungle to allow her sufficient privacy to pee, as well as confronting the difficulty of squatting. From these experiences, which most women can relate to, she developed her first P-Mate at the Amsterdam Academy of Arts. This device allowed her and other women to pee while standing upright.
This idea was cemented in the minds of the Dutch when a local talk show host, Paul de Leeuw, interviewed Moon and she demonstrated the P-Mate live in front of the nation! From that point she was overwhelmed with publicity and interest and opened up her idea to all the women of the Netherlands.
How to use P-Mate
1. Simply pop open the P-Mate, move your underwear aside, and place the cupped opening against your body under the flow area between your legs.
2. Tilt hips so funnel faces slightly downwards. Relax and pee.
3. Dispose of in the garbage.
In an agreement reached with Joe Product Promotions of London, England, Go Your Way will be the sole distributor for P-Mate in Colorado, with sales expected to begin by the end of August. This will be the first distribution of P-Mate into the U.S.
“This is a revolutionary product that has taken Europe by storm,” said Karen Diamond, president of Go Your Way. “It allows women to pee standing up, just like the boys, giving a whole new slant on equal rights for women. It can easily fit into your pocket or handbag, so it goes with you wherever you go.”
She explained that it can be used when there are no toilets available such as when camping or hiking, or when the toilet is just too filthy to sit on. The invention is great for traveling, during pregnancy or during any outdoor activity, in addition to being a big help for a woman giving a urine sample at a clinic, hospital or doctor’s office. P-Mate is discreet, hygienic, environmentally friendly and made from recycled materials.
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Sep 08, 2005 | Category: News
Just throw a Pocket Power in your jacket, and you’ll never be stranded by a dead cell phone battery. Using any alkaline, lithium or rechargeable AA, Pocket Power weighs next-to-nothing — thanks to rugged but lightweight aluminum construction.
Plugs right into your phone for up to 3 hours of extra talk time!
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Sep 08, 2005 | Category: News
With Dual Wireless Rear Speakers, Logitech Z-5450 Digital System Combines Power and Cordless Freedom
No more running cables or tripping over speaker wires. Logitech, a leading manufacturer of multimedia PC speakers, today announced the world’s first THX-certified 5.1 speaker system with digital wireless dual rear speakers. The new Logitech Z-5450 Digital speakers, ideal for use with the living room entertainment center or the office PC, provide flexibility in setting up an instant surround-sound system. Each of the independent rear speakers can be placed anywhere within 8.5 meters (28 feet) of the speaker system control center, requiring only a power outlet; no unsightly speaker wires running around the room, yet no compromise on quality. With THX-certification and 315 watts of power, these speakers help create a theater-quality movie watching experience and provide enough thump to help people feel like they’re inside the game.
Logitech also extended its award-winning Z-series family of speakers to include the new Logitech® Z-4 speaker system: an affordable and stylish 2.1 system with a new three-driver satellite design that delivers great performance for listening to digital music on a computer or a portable music player.
“Historically, delivering high-quality sound wirelessly has been a major challenge,” said Ray Weikel, Logitech’s director of product marketing for audio. “The Z-5450 speakers master this challenge, while they alleviate the age-old nuisance of pulling up carpet or crawling through a home’s foundation just to hide speaker wire. These are powerful, high-performance speakers that deliver on the promise of the Z-series family name without compromise, yet add a whole new element of wireless flexibility to multimedia entertainment.”
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Sep 04, 2005 | Category: News
If you think the picture is taken from some Japanese Anime, look closely. It’s a real and deployable mechanatron called Land Walker, similar to those you see in games like Mech Warriors.
Japanese robotics and machineries manufacturer Sakakibara-Kikai has developed the world’s first bi-pedal exoskeleton, bringing the battlemechs and cyborg technology found in sci-fi movies and novels into reality. This mechanatron is similar to those found in movies such as the Imperial Scout Walker (AT-ST) found in Star Wars. Previously, there was a similar mechanatron also created in Japan by Tmsuk called Enryu. Although Enryu is much faster than Land Walker, it uses caterpillar-like tracks rather than legs to move.
Such heavy-duty machineries can be used to lift heavy objects in times of crisis. However, they can also be deployed as fighting mechanatron such as those found in Zion of Matrix Revolution by mounting guns on the sides. This could revolutionalize the land warfare in the future - imagine an army of battle mechanatrons marching towards and crushing the enemies. However, each of these mechanatrons comes with a hefty price of US$345,000.
Take a look at these magnificant mechanatrons in action:
Land Walker moving
Land Walker shooting with mounted guns
More information (in japanese)
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Nikon is redefining the digital camera shooting experience with the announcement of two new revolutionary Wi-Fi enabled models. The Coolpix P1 and P2 are the world’s first built-in Wi-Fi-enabled digital cameras to hit the marketplace. These groundbreaking cameras allow consumers to immediately transmit images wirelessly directly to a computer or to any PictBridge-enabled printer equipped with the optional Nikon Wireless Printer Adapter (PD-10), for wireless printing.
“The new Coolpix P1 and P2 literally pull the plug on digital imaging while highlighting Nikon’s commitment to providing consumers with the latest in digital imaging technology,” says Bill Giordano, General Manager of Marketing for Nikon, Inc. “These models give consumers the freedom, with the push of a button, to immediately share and print their images like never before.”
The Coolpix eight-megapixel P1 and the five-megapixel P2 are the world’s first digital cameras with built-in Wi-Fi capabilities to transmit images via 802.11b and 802.11g-compatible wireless networks and adapters to a computer or most PictBridge-enabled printers equipped with the new Nikon Wireless Printer Adapter (PD-10). Eliminating the need for extra wires or cables, the new models allow consumers to send images from the camera direct to a selected computer or printer with the touch of a button. With a range of up to 100 feet*, the P1 and P2 enable users to transfer images on-the-go from almost anywhere in a home, office-even from the backyard.
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