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In trafficn, no one enjoys sitting at a stoplight. As you sit there you get to contemplate all kinds of things. Like wondering how much of your life has been wasted waiting on stoplights. Then you notice you’ve been sitting there a good long while and begin to wonder if the light will ever change. Then comes the agitation,irritation and impatience. Well instead of wondering how long you’ll be at that ridiculous light, you could know exactly how much time you have left if only your city would install these Eko Stoplights.

It just shows you how much time you have left by counting down. This design by Damjan Stanković was actually created for its eco-friendly benefits. With this timer you’d be able to casually sit at the light and know just how long you have. Which means you could shut off your engine to reduce the amount of gas you’re burning up while you’re sitting still. And by this procedure you are also saving fuel, enegry and also reducing pollution. Its really a good innovation or concept.

Now, it’s not that I don’t want to tell the time when I wake up in the morning. It’s that I don’t want it spelled out in macaroni where I usually put my head.

Ah, you got to love concept technology at its finest. I mean, look at this thing. Someone actually made it so the time appears on my bed sheet for crying out loud.

And those numbers don’t just appear in that corner, they are very touchable, just like Braille. So when I get up in the middle of the night, and want to know what time it is, I don’t have to look at my cellular phone or the bright numbers on a clock radio. All I need to do is feel the sheets for the proper time.

Yes, besides the blind, I don’t really see a good use for this product. I mean, if I am too lazy to open my eyes and check the time, I doubt I’ll want to feel the corner of my bed for the time.
I am willing to bet that this concept will not see the light of day. Not only do we not have the technology to make this work, but I just don’t see it working, period.
Still, you got to admire how the controls are on the side of the mattress. I would imagine that these could easily be hit by those who toss and turn in their sleep.
Not to mention the imprints that would appear on your body when you got up the next day. Reminds me of the joke about the Corduroy pillows. They do make head-lines.

When Camcorder joins our daily life, capture all our precious moments, even company us traveling around the world however because of the size of the oldies camcorder which was big, we got trouble in taking care of it. However now, Panasonic launched SDR-S10 “The World Smallest Camcorder” measures 1.2 x 2.5 x 4.5 inches, 10x optical zoom, 2.5-inch LCD. With the ability to record on SD/SDHC format, Panasonic reveal that a 4GB SDHC memory card will allows 100 minutes recording time whereas the 2GB SDHC memory card will allows 50 minutes recording time. SDR-S10 designed in a stylish look, easy shooting that allows you to shoot your precious moment comfortably in the palm of your hand. Watch the stunning pic of the smalles camcorder after the break.

Unfortunately no word on the price of SDR-S10 however it will be available on Europe around the beginning of this May.

Thanks to Tony who got in touch with us about whether we knew the Sony Ericsson Aino would be arriving the UK for the new year. Unfortunately having just checked, we don’t think there is any sign of this happening with any of the UK’s networks. However it does appear to be available as a sim free phone for a one-off purchase price in excess of £380 quid at a certain online shopping site which begins with “a”. Is this pricing worth it though? We think many have the misconception of considering the Aino as a potential “PlayStation phone”. The Sony Ericsson Aino as we mentioned in a previous post, it boasts a keypad with an intuitive touch UI for use with media. Its onboard intuitive media browser gives users a clear overview and one touch direct access to their content. With an 8.1-megapixel camera, automatic syncing with a home computer via MediaGo and Remote Play from a Playstation 3, the Aino should be the all-in-one multimedia hub.

Here’s a brief highlight of the Sony Ericsson Aino’s main specs:

Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Announced: 2009, May
Size: 104 x 50 x 15.5 mm
Weight: 134 g
Display: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 240 x 432 pixels, 3.0 inches
Ringtones: Downloadable polyphonic, MP3, AAC ringtones
Vibration: Yes
Memory card: microSD (TransFlash), up to 16GB, 8GB included
GPRS: Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE: Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G:HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps
Wi-Fi:Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA
Messaging:SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email
Camera:8.1 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Battery:Standard battery, Li-Po 1000 mAh
While some (especially PlayStation fans) may be keen to see how well the Aino works in this respect. So far, we have learnt that the Aino does well and doesn’t do so well in these features:


Bluetooth headphone adaptor offers good sound quality
Handy charging and syncing dock
Packed with features
Innovation with good-looking design


Terrible touchscreen user interface
No touch control when the phone is slid open
Poorly organised features
Uunimpressive camera
PlayStation 3 streaming is hard to configure
Of course, there will always be good and bad to all phones, but if you are considering the Sony Ericsson Aino as a possible Christmas gift. We would recommend you read the full review done by TechRadar just recently.