Monday, July 30, 2007

Japanese Gadgets - DocuPen by Tom Takihi

Hailed as the world’s most advanced nation, Japan never stops initiating new ideas as far as technology is concern. Almost all technological appliances inside our living room today even came from their genius inventions. Now, another mind-boggling office device being invented which will soon replace a traditional scanner.

Here’s a pen that looks like an ordinary shick pen but it is in fact also a scanner. This is perhaps the closest thing out in the public consumerism market that’s from a movie set. Really. Remember those spy movies and mission impossible movies where the main character scans a bunch of document using a pen like scanner and once they’re done they just clip it over the breast pockets like it’s just another pen.
This is the DocuPen RC800 Color. It scans a full page of graphics and text in just 4-6 seconds. Ladies and gentlemen, this is definitely an certified novelty from a scanner the size of a pen. There two versions to this DocuPen, one is the more expensive RC800 at $299 and the other is the RC700 at $99, which is rather affordable for students.
Planon Systems Solutions, Inc., provides you with the ultimate in convenience and quality with their DocuPen Series of scanning solutions. In today’s society, mobility and flexibility gives you the competitive edge. The DocuPen offers the business professional a convenient, light weight, portable scanning solution. DocuPen is the ideal addition to the mobile office!
The DocuPen R700 and RC800 includes PaperPort from Nuance, which provides you with the capability to find, organize, and share digital documents. PaperPort also offers seamless integration with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Notepad, Wordpad and a variety of graphics programs. With automatic OCR (Optical Character Recognition) capability, the software will convert your scanned documents into editable text!
The R700 Professional and the RC800 Professional includes the ABBYY FineReader, OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and PDF conversion software. This awarding winning software offers the highest level of recognition accuracy and format retention.

Tom Takihi is the author of this article. If you to know more about new gadgets and more astonishing inventions from japan, please visit this website

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Goodbye Wi-Fi

Until recently whenever I used my computer I felt really "weird".

I'd get a pain in my left temple and the left side of my face would burn. My lips and tongue would tingle, I'd get pins and needles in my toes and fingers, my chest would feel tight as though I couldn't breathe properly and I'd feel sick and disorientated. Also I felt the blood was rushing round my body much too fast.

As I said I felt really "weird" despite wearing two bio guard pendants around my neck to protect me from the electrosensitivity emitted from electro magnetic fields. I'm not sure if wearing two is really necessary but being surrounded by so many electrical gadgets I felt I needed all the help I could get.

So what's changed?

I got rid of the Wi-Fi internet connection in my house.

I spend a lot of time on my computer and using the Internet has become a way of life, not just for me but for the other members of my family too. Consequently we needed a system whereby we could all be connected at the same time if necessary.

Wi-Fi was brilliant as it was fast, efficient and there were no unsightly wires running all over the house.

For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, Wi-Fi is an acronym for Wireless Fidelity and enables people with laptop computers to access the internet whilst moving around. In homes it means the internet is accessible in any room - even the toilet if you are that desperate, and in most cities you will find Wi-Fi hotspots where you can log on.

In my house I have one room which I affectionately call my "office", and it was here I had the Wi-Fi router installed. It was also where I did most of my computer work. The router was in one corner of the room and when I sat down at my computer it was about head height.

Fortunately for me I watched a quality BBC programme about WI-Fi on the television recently and by the end of the impartial reporting I was left in no doubt as to why I felt so strange.

In Sweden the problem with Wi-Fi is recognised as an official disability and affects about 3% of the population. All the symptoms which the people in the programme displayed were those which I was experiencing.

I decided to test whether I was right so I switched off my Wi-Fi connection and used my computer off line. I was able to spend a considerable amount of time on the computer without any unpleasant symptoms.

Next, I tried accessing the Internet using the computer in a different room from my "office". I had the Wi-Fi switched on but was away from the router. This time I still suffered the weird symptoms but not quite as quickly as when I say opposite it.

Lastly, I left the Wi-Fi router switched on but didn't actually use the computer. I still felt "weird".

That settled it for me. The Wi-Fi had to go. As long as it was in the house I was vulnerable regardless of whether I was using it or not.

Wi-Fi passes through walls and I can even pick up my neighbours wireless internet connection on my computer although he, obviously, lives in a different house. However, the further away from the source I am the better so it's not too much of a problem.

I've replaced the Wi-Fi with a connection made via the electrical sockets in our house. It uses the electrical wiring currently in place and means that like the Wi-Fi the Internet is accessible in any room where there is an electrical socket.

The connection isn't quite as fast but I don't care. I no longer feel ill and for me that's all that matters.

There is no question Wi-Fi is an incredible technological advancement, but like mobile phones the health risks are unclear. No-one has ever lived a life time using the technology and until they have the risks cannot be accurately assessed.

For me Wi-Fi is one advancement I can personally do without. How about you?

Jean Shaw is the author of I'm Not Naughty - I'm Autistic, and Autism, Amalgam and Me

To read Jean's original article on the dangers of Wi-Fi and her other articles

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Which PDA is Right for You?

The PDA initials stand for personal digital assistant, and these are some small gadgets that fit into your pocket. The PDAs were initially meant to be personal organizers, but the technology had made it possible for the PDAs to get other cool features such as radio, MP3 players and cameras, that make them more than personal organizers. These can become the 21st century man’s best friend.

So what else can a PDA do? Well, first of all, it organizes your day the way you want it. You can access the Internet using your PDA, make some calculations, play computer games, record video footages, take some pictures, typewrite, word processing, making and writing spreadsheets, being a reliable GPS as well. You can store any kind of info on you PDA and use it anytime, anywhere. In addition, the latest PDA are also used as mobile phones, so you need nothing more than a PDA to fill your bag or pockets and you are ready for the busy day. The PDAs are an alternative for laptops, but much smaller. One of the shortcomings of the PDA is that these have a small screen compared to the laptop; however, the PDA is lighter and smaller than a laptop.

The PDAs have a touch screen, and many of the devices that are available on the market have a color screen. The PDAs have memory card slots, and you can add more memory to the already existent figure that is featured on the PDA. The most devices have a SD (Secure Digital) or Compact Flash slot. Some PDAs have USB ports for USB flash drives. The majority of the PDAs have Bluetooth wireless connectivity and the major operating systems are: Palm OS, Windows Mobile, Blackberry OS, Linux (which is for free), Sympbian OS, Windows Vista and many others. The most popular PDAs are the HP iPaq PDA, Acer N Series PDA, AlphaSmart PDA, Amida PDA, BlackBerry PDA, Casio Pocket Viewer PDA, Dell Axim PDA, to name but a few.

All in all, the PDA is a great invention as it is several things in only one device: personal organizer, camera, mobile phone, radio, MP3 player, and connection to the Internet. Do you need anything else? If you do, it won’t be a wonder if the PDA manufacturers come up with a new range of PDAs that might feature that very thing that you need.

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Data Logger Applications – Temperature

Data Logger Applications – Temperature by Jim Furness

Perhaps the most common application for the use of the data logger in the world today is for temperature logging. The temperature data logger is used in factories, offices, hospitals, museums, road transport, and outdoors for environmental monitoring. Here is an outline of typical temperature data logger applications:

Temperature data logger use in factories
The monitoring and logging of temperature is vital in many manufacturing processes. In the food industry a temperature data logger is often used to ensure that unprocessed food is stored at the correct temperature in cold stores. It is also used in ovens and production lines to ensure the food has been heated to the correct temperature for the required length of time

In the semi conductor industry clean rooms and production processes must be kept at a constant temperature to ensure quality control. Here the temperature data logger is indispensable.

In brick works a temperature data logger is used in the oven through process to ensure that bricks are cured to the correct temperature.

Temperature data logger us in offices
Many companies will position a temperature data logger in main working areas throughout their building to verify that a comfortable temperature is maintained during working hours. Staff will sometimes complain that a room is either too hot, or too cold. A data logger can be used to record the actual temperature so that subjective judgments can be corroborated.

Temperature data logger use in hospitals
Hospitals use many types of data logger for temperature recording. Fridges and freezers where drugs and samples are stored will have a temperature data logger permanently installed. Incubators are also generally monitored for temperature and here a data logger is often used for historical data.

Temperature data logger use in museums and art galleries
In paintings many artefacts are extremely sensitive to temperature. It is common for a temperature data logger to be placed in each room, and often within individual display cases to monitor ambient temperature. In art galleries paintings are very sensitive to temperature. As well as placing a data logger in each room, sometimes a temperature data logger is also fitted within the frame of very old paintings, particularly those painted on wood.

Temperature data logger use in environmental monitoring
In addition to general weather monitoring the temperature data logger is used widely to log temperature over large areas where scientists and researchers need to have exact ground temperature data. Typical examples are glaciers, rain forests, mountain areas, and polar regions. A temperature data logger can also be used to monitor rivers and lakes.

Temperature data logger use in road transport
Sensitive or delicate goods, in particular foodstuffs can often be in transit for many hours or days by road. A data logger can be used to check that goods in refrigerated trucks have been maintained at the correct temperature throughout a journey. In the UK it is now a requirement to use a data logger to record temperature in vehicles used for livestock transportation.

Jim Furness is CEO of Omniinstruments Ltd, specialists in data loggers and other instrumentation solutions

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Ipod Shuffle As The Proud Possession Of Music Enthusiasts

It is said that creation follows recreation and vice versa. Entertainment is really an indispensable means of relaxing and refreshing yourself especially after a hectic schedule. There are numerous ways of unwinding yourself. However, music has always been and will always remain the prime source of entertainment for most of the people in the world.

With the advancement in technologies around the world, new kind of gadgets are being manufactured to cater to the needs of the millions of music-lovers thereby, tapping the potentiality of this growing music industry. This process has brought a revolution in the electronic-gadget industry as we have been witnessing a phenomenal rise in the sales of different music-related gadgets across the globe.

Among all types of music-related electronic gizmos, iPod Shuffles have become a roaring success ever since they were invented. iPod Shuffles are regarded as the most easy, convenient and comfortable means of listening to your favorite music on the move all the time. iPod Shuffles are actually an advanced and improved versions of MP3 players and they offer a number of additional features that enhance the quality of sound providing a whole new meaning to the concept of music-listening. It is no wonder then why iPod stands as the best selling MP3/MP4 players in the world market today. Its success can be largely attributed to its sleek design, unique user-interface, elegant look, and superlative sound quality.

The concept of iPod came into being in October 23, 2001 when Apple Corporation first released its iPod Shuffle. At present, we are on the 5th generation of iPod. This high-end MP4 player boasts of 60 to 80 GB memory storage, video capability and a host of other attractive features that can potentially entice millions of music enthusiasts, gizmo geeks and techno junkies around the world. So, if you are one of those die-hard music lovers and have been pondering over buying yourself an iPod Shuffle, be aware of its pro and cons. The following are a few very useful facts that you should know about iPods before you settle for one. Take a peek:

Internal Memory:

Internal Memory of an iPod can vary from 512MB to 80 GB depending upon the size as well as price factor. The latest edition of iPod Shuffle from Apple comes in two different versions, one with 512MB that offers storage of about 120 songs and, the other with 1GB allowing the users to store up to 240 songs. iPods having higher storage facility will cost you more. So, choose the one according to your need.

Battery Life:

It is extremely important to check the battery life of the iPods while buying one. Usually, most iPods come with a built-in rechargeable battery. However, you should ensure that the iPod Shuffle you are buying has an AC/DV adaptor for quick battery charge. The current edition from Apple includes a 12-hour rechargeable battery.


iPods can be found in a wide-range of sizes. When it comes to the size of an iPod, more often than not, it depends on the features of a particular player. For instance, iPods featuring large screen, video capability, and hard drive facility can be big in size. As a result, they cost more. Be specific about your need; know what you want from an MP3 player, and then pick the one that suits you the best.


Universal Serial Bus or USB is a standard feature of all iPods. This helps you plug and connect the player to your PC enabling you to drag and drop music files from your PC into your iPod. The latest model of iPod supports USB 2.0 transfer.

Audio Format:

Make it a point to check whether the iPod you are buying supports some specific audio formats. Typically, all iPods, MP3 and MP4 players invariably support MP3 format. However, some players do not support all audio formats. For Instance, you may not be able to listen to a downloaded track just because your player does not support that particular music file which is in WMA format. Check the player`s specifications before buying it and make sure that your iPod supports most standard audio formats.

Additional Features:

Most MP3 players, MP4 players and iPod Shuffles are now available with a host of additional features like FM tuner and audio recording facility. Some players might cost you more just because they include these additional features. There is no point in paying more if these features are not of much interest to you. So, just look before you leap!!!

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Why People are so Crazy about Iphone by Praveen Kumar

Why People are so Crazy about Iphone by Praveen Kumar

The Most ever Hyped device Iphone is already on the streets of USA. Rest of the world is waiting for its entry into their own countries.So what's so Great about it.Let's recall the words of Steve Jobs during iPhone product announcement event. "Today we are introducing three revolutionary Products.The First One is a wide Screen Ipod with Touch controls, the second is a revolutionary mobile Phone and the thrid is a break through internet communicator.These are not three devices,this is one device and we are calling it iPhone. Today apple has reinvented the phone".

Build Specifications:- So lets discuss about the iphone and the features that make everyone crazy over the Iphone. The dimensions of Iphone are 115 x 61 x 11.6 mm or 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches and it weights about 135 grams . The Front is almost occupied by a huge display with a small speaker on the top and a Home Button below it. It is not a flip Phone or even a slide Phone. There is no QWERTY keypad or even the Number pad in the Iphone. On the left hand side Iphone is having a speaker and a ring/Silent button. On the top a standard headset Jack, a Sim Card slot and a Sleep/wake Button.A dock is Provide for charging the Iphone and is compatible with Ipod. On the back it has a 2Mp Camera on the top Left Corner.

The most promising feature of Iphone is Large touchscreen. Even the Nokia N95 is also not comparable with resolution and display size provided by Apple Iphone.Another Promising feature of Iphone is Multi-touch user interface. It can recognize you finger gestures and actions and has the ability to ignore unintended touches. Apple claims Iphone as a non Stylus needed touch sensitivity phone. Wit the Multi Touch feature Iphone can recognize your fingers whether you are using a single finger or Multiple fingers.So while browsing a web page for example you can click with a single finger to open a link at the same time use the second finger to scroll around. Even Iphone recognizes unintended touches (i.e) if you place all the fingers at a time and do something on the iphone, Iphone would not react to your actions and stays like a teddybear.The thrilling feel of the Multi-Touch interface is the Pinch and Zoom feature.

Whenever you need to zoom in anything on the screen, simply hold the tips of your index finger and thumb together, touch the screen and Pull your fingers apart to zoom out and simply sense the action.Iphone screen is scratch resistant.Symbian is O/s Being used for most mobile Phones today. What could be the O/S for Iphone? Great Iphone runs on Mac Os X. The most Popular desktop operating system from the Apple for Mac computers. The Mac Os X is at the heart of the Iphone. But why would we want to run such a Sophisticated Operating System on a Iphone. It Provides powerful features than any other mobile O/s. It has Multitasking, the best Networking, Power Management and efficiency techniques. Above all the base of Os X means that all the applications and networking on the iphone are desktop class. Photo gallery, Photo Manager , Calendar, Maps, Applications, E-mail and a lot more applications that are working on Mac OsX can work on Iphone with reduced functionality.These applications are very rare to find in window CE and Symbian Mobile Phones.

Iphone Provides you the complete Browsing Experience with the fastest Built-in Safari Browser.Iphone is Powered with Multitasking Features. So You can read a web page while downloading e-mail in the Background.

There are tiny widgets available with iphone for information on stock markets and weather forecasts. You can also schedule the widget to automatically display at a certain time and the day of week it should display. The iphone stock widget lets you track stock market condition for as many companies as you want. And also widgets like scientific calculator, Units Convertor are available in Iphone. You can combine multiple widgets on to a single screen like a dashboard.Even the Most Populous Google Maps is available as a widget in Iphone. Eric Schimdt Google CEO joined Apple's board few months ago and this is the first product to come out of the relationship between apple and google.once you enter a search criteria in the google maps widget, it directly takes you to detail map pointing with a red marker. If you enter "NewYork" it shows you the map of Newyork and exact location of the Place.Google Maps is an Best Implemented widget on Iphone.

Does apple has reinvented the Phone? My answer is No Since apple actually has made this device right in terms of adding advanced features, Excellent build quality and a never experienced interface for a phone which was lagging from other competitors until Now.

I am praveen kumar and i am interested in writing articles on technology. So do visit website for more technology related articles. Feel free to publish this article anywhere until unless credit is given to me. I do write articles on Making Money Online with a flavour of technology. I also have a huge list of free online games to be Played.

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Fix Your Xbox 360 - Xbox 360 Repair by Guuru

Fix Your Xbox 360 - Xbox 360 Repair by Guuru

Fix your Xbox 360 in little over an hour. It’s true! Now there is a handy Xbox 360 repair guide for you to follow step by step. If you are having problems like the "Red Ring of Death" error, or other problems with overheating consoles, graphic errors, and freeze ups, then this is the Xbox 360 repair guide for you. Besides, you don’t want to spend $140 to have your Xbox 360 repaired, when you can fix your Xbox 360 yourself now do you.

That is only the beginning of what this Xbox 360 repair guide offers. You can purchase Xbox 360 consoles that are in need of repair, repair them, and double your money selling them again. If you are the type of person who can use a pair of pliers, and perhaps a couple of other household items that you probably already have laying around, then you can fix your Xbox 360 yourself, and save the default $140 charge to have your Xbox 360 repaired elsewhere.

I have been repairing Xbox 360 systems for a couple of months now, and let me tell you, this Xbox 360 repair guide has been the key to my success. Do some research, Xbox 360 repair is quite costly. Don’t send yours away when you can fix it yourself.

The steps to fix your box 360 are quite simple and easy to follow. This will be one repair guide that you keep close by at all times. Rest assured, you are not the only ones having problems with your Xbox 360. More and more people are reporting issues and problems with their consoles and are sending them away to have their Xbox 360 repaired for rediculous prices of over $140. Don’t be one of those suckers, fix your Xbox 360 yourself.

Check out the guide to Fix Your Xbox 360

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Nokia Cell Phone News This Summer by Allweb

Nokia Cell Phone News This Summer by Allweb

Nokia is a name that rings a bell for almost everyone on this globe. And this is simply because it is a mobile manufacturing company that has never let anyone down, having a device for everyone, at various prices with various features.

Nokia has chosen its aim to connect people from all around the globe, but as a matter of fact, Nokia has done more than that. Nokia makes it possible to communicate and exchange info, finding new means of doing that each day. And it has done a great job ever since 1865! Everyone has heard about the notorious Finnish company Nokia, and in addition there are many Nokia device owners all around the globe. As a matter of fact, in 2005, Nokia has sold its billionth phone.

Nokia is famous for its numerous models of mobile phones that have been upgraded periodically, the company coming up with new, trendy designs and even cooler features that appeal to everyone who wants to have a great and multi purpose gadget that helps them keep in touch with the entire world. Nokia can boast with items such as the Nokia N80ie Device, Nokia the N800 Internet Tablet, the Nokia N73 mobile phone, Nokia E70 Phone or the Nokia 7370 Phone, to name but a few of the latest launched models. These incorporate multi features in a tiny phone.

Some time ago, having a mobile phone was simply great. Today, having a mobile phone is a regular thing for anyone. However, the mobile phones have improved a great deal, and they present all sorts of new features that make them more than a mobile phone. Nokia has endowed their phones with games, radio, MP3 players, cameras that can take instant pictures, video cameras that can record and many more features that come in handy for the modern man. For example the Nokia N80ie Device can allow to you access the Internet, so it is like having a computer in your mobile phone. This device has an incorporated multimedia computer that give access to the World Wide Web and other info that may be stored on this lovely device.

And one of the greatest things about Nokia is that you can always rely on these devices. The latest phones can hold up till 10-12 days, all the mobile phones using the Li-Ion Batteries.

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