Christmas is around and endless gifting options are also luring around. If you have millions at your dispose then we have the equivalent options for you to splurge on too! A $20.96 Million Dream Diamond for your dream lady….if that’s a bit too much then flatter her with Léman Tourbillon Grande Date Diamants by Blancpain. Another radiant gift option is La Prairie Pure Gold for Glowing Skin that will take away her age (at least from her face). Well…if these ‘wee bits of things’ won’t entice your love then we suggest you buy a pricey piece of land like California Ranch Asking $155 Million! As for you ladies take a look at some of the gifts alternative we have for your better halves too- Porsche 917 Sofa worth $7500 for your Living Room is an ideal choice for your car aficionado hubby. And if he is one of the 007 fans then Omega James Bond Seamaster 300 Meters Co-Axial will give him a new lease of life. Finally if you are not the materialistic kinds then take a time off and Experience the Richness of India with Cox & Kings.
The Ministry of Information and Communication of Korea together with KT(Korea Telecom) have unveiled five “robots for the people” and are now starting two months of trial service. One thousand of the robots will be distributed to selected families, and after the inspection of the technology, the electronic helpers will go into normal use next year.The household robot will be able to download KT’s (Korea Telecom) wireless data net. News, weather and home-monitoring is available from all the robots. Some of the robots are also units capable of reading stories to the children and teaching them songs or English conversation. A group of 20 robots developed separately will be dispatched to Incheon International Airport and Seoul Station to provide transport and tourist information
For daily commuters who want to avoid traffic, Sony Electronics today revealed the latest nav-u personal navigation system. The new NV-U71T model is the second offering in the company’s navigation lineup. Ready to use right out of the box, this slimmer, easy-to-use device helps drivers map a destination, locate points of interest, find home again and avoid traffic congestion. With an included RDS-TMC real-time traffic receiver built into a supplied cradle, the new Sony NV-U71T notifies drivers of heavy traffic areas and automatically gives them an alternate route choice. With anti-glare coating, it’s easy to see the screen in any lighting. A new super-suction cup for the mounting bracket is made from material that safely adheres to most surfaces in the car. With the new mounting device, Sony NV-U71T can be mounted on most dashboards or a surface on the center console.
“i” minicar from Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has been awarded the “Good Design Grand Prize 2006″ (the prize of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry) in the Good Design Award run by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization. The “i” is the first minicar model to win the Good DesignGrand Prize, which is given to the most outstanding entry among all categories in the year. The minicar, “i” was developed as an innovative premium small car that successfully overcomes the tradeoffs traditionally associated with the category: design versus comfortable interior space; comfortable interior space versus impact safety. Mitsubishi Motors has conquered these challenges by developing a new and leading edge rear-midship layout that mounts the engine forward of the rear axle line.
TPO Displays Corp. of Taiwan has developed a 4.3-inch (11 cm diagonal) low-temperature polycrystalline TFT LCD panel for multimedia products that can change display resolution to 800 x 480, 480 x 272 and 400 x 240 pixels depending on the type of content to be displayed. Expected applications are game consoles, PDAs, media players and other next-generation mobile products. Using a wide VGA, transmissive LCD, the panel achieved vertical and horizontal viewing angles of 170 degrees, respectively, a contrast ratio of 450:1 and luminance of 350 cd/m2 based on the company’s “Normally Black” technology, which keeps the LCD panel in black mode when no voltage is running. The 16.7 million-color display is reportedly good at color reproduction under a variety of lighting.
At the Power Systems World 2006 trade show today, Infineon Technologies AG announced its next-generation family of power semiconductors used for DC/DC converter applications in computers, telecommunications and consumer electronics devices. The new OptiMOS 3 30V N-channel MOSFET family improves reliability and energy efficiency of 1 to 1.3 percent in typical power supply applications by featuring industry-leading performance in key power conversion measures, such as on-state resistance, power density and gate charge. A 1 percent improvement in 1,200 W server power systems worldwide would result in about 360 megawatts savings per year, potentially eliminating the need for one conventional power plant. The performance characteristics of OptiMOS 3 technology allow power supply manufacturers to achieve desired performance levels using fewer devices, resulting in a 33 percent reduction in the number of MOSFETs typically required to implement a DC/DC converter. In addition to providing the flexibility to develop smaller DC/DC converters for a required power rating, OptiMOS 3 devices can be used to increase the output power of a power supply at a given standard size.
As usual we have covered the best of the pink gizmos to keep you well-versed. Motorola L2 turns Pink to enhance its appearance, but to aid a beneficial cause here’s Polaroid’s i639M- Breast Cancer Awareness Digital Camera! While DS Lite enthusiasts can binge in this new Pink Nintendo DS Lite Love and Berry edition. Done with the pink gadgets, we have something for your body care too – Revlon Moisture Stay Paraffin Bath Aids Softness while Hasbro Tooth Tunes toothbrush cleans melodiously. Glance at some of the ludicrous stuff we have come across! Portable Oxygen in cans offers us the handiness of the most IMP gas on this planet. FurReal Breathing Pet Cat is so real that you wouldn’t need a company of a real-life pet anymore.
Sony is expanding its line-up of 4K Silicon X-tal Reflective Display SXRD digital cinema technologies with a new 18,000-lumen projector model SRX-R220.The new projector, model SRX-R220 is designed for digital projection in a commercial movie theater and the projector is capable of displaying 2K and 4K content on screens 55 feet or larger.The The projector is designed to be compliant with the Digital Cinema Initiative specifications for digital motion picture projection. The projector housing is designed to meet FIPS 140/2 security requirements. The enclosure also features built-in rack space for Sony’s LMT-100 4K Media Block and attached Redundant Array of Independent Disk storage unit, or for a compatible server from another manufacturer. Sony’s Screen Management System can easily control the entire system.
Sanyo Epson announced the development of the world’s smallest direct-view full high definition low-temperature polysilicon liquid-crystal display (LCD). Measuring just 7.1 inches, this display brings unparalleled resolution and definition to the market for small and medium-sized LCDs. The 7.1-inch LTPS LCD boasts the world’s smallest screen size for a full HD LCD. A resolution of 310 pixels per inch, the highest level for panels of this size, has been attained thanks to high-resolution technology and the color conversion algorithms of Sanyo Epson’s Photo Fine Chromarich wide color gamut technology, which enables more than 100% coverage of the NTSC color gamut. In addition, this new display is ideal for visual expression thanks to Sanyo Epson’s proprietary technologies, including Photo Fine Vistarich wide viewing angle technology, which enables the displays to produce clear images from any angle, and AME (Auto-Movie-Enhancement) image processing technology.
Mozilla released a new version of its Firefox web browser that has gained popularity as a free alternative to Microsoft’s ubiquitous Internet Explorer software. The Firefox 2 browser is a major update developed by an an international community of contributors and delivers the best possible online experience for people today.Firefox 1.0 was launched in November of 2004 and gained popularity with companies and young computer users and according to Jupiter Research, 44 percent of US companies with more than 250 workers allow their employees to use Firefox on the job as compared to 26 percent a year ago. In the two years since its release, the Firefox browser has won millions of devotees worldwide.