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Revolutionary Organizer Provides Convenient Storage and Access to your Electronic Devices and other Knick-Knacks

April 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Cocoon Innovations CPG4 GRID-IT! Organizer, 7

The GRID-IT!™ series of products provides endless configurations for storing your digital devices and personal effects. The Cocoon Innovations CPG4 GRID-IT! Organizer, 7″ x 5″ is conveniently sized for your current purse, laptop bag or travel case, you will save time on the go by easily finding what you need.

  • Constructed of a rubberized woven elastic object retention system for gadget organization
  • Ideal for pens, notepads, cellphones, chargers, wallets and more
  • Versatile organization
  • Endless configurations
  • Designed to hold items firmly in place
  • Back of GRID-IT! doubles as a mouse pad
  • Price: $9.99
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    Also available in 12″ by 8″, Gray, and 10″ by 5″.

    Check out our other sizes and shapes and colors:
    Cocoon Innovations CPG25BK GRID-IT! Organizer 3-Ring Binder Accessory, Black
    Cocoon Innovations CPG20BK GRID-IT! Organizer, 15″ x 9″, Black
    Cocoon Innovations CPG25RD GRID-IT! Organizer 3-Ring Binder Accessory, Red
    Cocoon Innovations CPG5RD GRID-IT! Organizer, 10″ x 5″, Red


    And even more!

    Easy-to-Install Security System with 8 Top Grade Indoor/Outdoor Cameras

    April 30, 2010 Leave a comment

    SVAT Electronics CV301-8CH-008 8 Channel H.264 Smart DVR Security System with 8 Cameras

    The SVAT Electronics CV301-8CH-008 8 Channel H.264 Smart DVR Security System is designed for the do-it-yourselfer and is loaded with features that will help keep your property safe and secure. Includes eight (8) weather resistant cameras with night vision and 420 TV lines resolution. An interactive coaching menu walks your through installation, so setup is a breeze!

  • Record over one month (1000 hours) of continuous video footage
  • iMenu will guide you through the entire setup process
  • View video online with no service fees from any computer with internet access
  • iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Symbian smartphone compatible
  • 8 professional grade weatherproof cameras with 420 TV lines of resolution
  • Stay notified with e-mail alerts when motion is detected
  • Night vision cameras to see any monitored area, even in total darkness
  • Price: $699.98
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    Good Morning! Tech News: Satellites Issuing Speeding Tickets

    April 30, 2010 Leave a comment

    Satellites to issue speeding tickets from space

    UK drivers had better stay under that speed limit, because the traffic authorities are watching… from outer space. According to The Telegraph, an American company called PIPS Technology has developed a system that uses two cameras on the ground and one mounted on a satellite in orbit to catch speeders.

    The system – called “SpeedSpike” – figures your average speed between two points, captures an image of your license plate and reports you if you’re going faster than the law allows. Oh, and if you’re hoping Great Britain’s notoriously gray weather will save you, you’re out of luck; the system works even when it’s cloudy or dark.

    SpeedSpike will be tested in two places: the London borough of Southwark, and along the A374 between Torpoint and Anthony in Cornwall. If the trial is successful, the tech may be used to enforce speed limits near schools, to reduce the need for speed bumps, and for “main road enforcement for traffic reduction.”


    Read more at CNN.com

    Delivers 1080p HDTV Signals to Multiple Rooms Over Cat 5 Cable

    April 29, 2010 Leave a comment

    Audio Authority 1171BK 1:6 Cat 5 Single-Source Multidriver

    The 1171BK Cat 5 Single-Source Multidriver will distribute HDTV signals to multiple rooms over Cat 5 cable. Each system will serve six remote locations, with resolutions up to 1080p. Features one input and six Cat 5 outputs. This system is rack-mountable and includes rack ears.

    A Distribution Wall Plate (sold separately) is required for each zone.

  • One input, six Cat 5 wallplate/receiver outputs (receivers sold separately)
  • Up to 1080p component video (YPbPr)
  • Distributes HDTV signals up to 1,000 feet from the source
  • Coaxial digital and stereo analog audio
  • Infrared remote jack for IR pathway
  • Price: $602.99
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    Good Afternoon! Interesting News: There’s a Mobile Phone that Breathes..

    April 29, 2010 Leave a comment

    The Mobile Phone that Breathes

    Researchers at Intel Labs in Berkeley, California, have designed a prototype mobile phone that slurps up air and spits out pollution measurements.

    The researchers eventually hope to make everyone who carries a phone into a mobile air quality monitor, to supplement the 4,000 stationary monitors used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state partners.

    It’s the idea of “citizen science” taken to a new extreme.

    The pollution readings would be useful for several reasons, said Allison Woodruff, a research scientist at Intel.

    First, they would give regulators a sense of air quality trouble spots that might be missed by government monitors, which tend to have significant distances between them that millions of walking monitors could fill.

    The moving air sensors also would enable a new level of social science, she said. If you wanted to learn more about asthma, for instance, you could look at the air quality experienced by asthma sufferers and see if that had any impact.

    Currently, such evaluations aren’t really possible, she said.

    The measurements would be tied to a person’s GPS location to create a real-time map of air quality readings. That info could be available to everyone on an app or a website, the researchers said.

    The prototype air-quality phone developed by Woodruff and Alan Mainwaring is a bit clunky for now. It has big holes in its case, to let air in. The sensors that pick up carbon monoxide, ozone and nitrogen oxide aren’t small enough to let the phone fit in most pockets. That might be just as well, since the researchers aren’t sure what would happen to the pollution measurements if a phone went inside a purse or pocket.

    Woodruff said it might be equipped with light sensors that would tell it to stop taking and uploading measurements if it was inside a pocket.

    But, they said, air quality sensors are getting better and smaller. They are confident the kinks will get worked out, and that this idea will make the air healthier. They hope their pollution-tracking phone will become reality in a matter of years.

    Read More at CNN.com

    Everything Needed to Integrate an Elk Security with an INSTEON Home Automation System via a Computer Interface

    April 29, 2010 Leave a comment

    INSTEON-Compatible Elk M1 Gold Kit and ISY-99i Controller with Dual-Band PLM

    This amazing package includes everything you need to create a home security system that will seamlessly integrate with an INSTEON automation system.

    The ELK M1 Gold system features a rock-solid security foundation with powerful automation functionality. Choose from a wide variety of Elk security system accessories to create 16 zones (expandable to 208). This Elk panel even has the capacity to handle up to 144 wireless zones, just add an M1 Cable to NX Wireless harness, ELK Wireless Receiver / Input Expander.

    The Elk panel works with the included ISY-99i controller, which is one of the most advanced NSTEONcontrollers on the market, supporting up to 256 devices and scenes and a maximum of 300 programs. You can set up timer events and custom event triggers, as well as monitor and control all the INSTEON-compatible devices in your home from any web-browser anywhere in the world. Also includes is an INSTEON Dual-Band PLM Serial Interface which features built-in dual-band technology that sends and receives INSTEON signals via powerline and radio frequency (RF), so it doubles as an Access Point. This makes it ideal for new INSTEON installs if you have or plan to use an RF-only INSTEON-compatible devices like a remote, thermostat, motion sensor or contact sensor.

  • Security panel is expandable up to 208 on-board zones and 144 wireless zones
  • 500+ word/phrase vocabulary for voice announcements of alarms or zone status
  • Built-in telephone remote control makes any phone a keypad
  • Backlit, large-character flush-mount LCD keypad
  • Configure and Program INSTEON Devices
  • Price: $1,199.99
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    Adds 6 Additional Outputs to Your Cat 5 HD Signal Distribution System

    April 28, 2010 Leave a comment

    Audio Authority 1170BK Cat 5 MultiDriver Expander

    The Audio Authority 1170BK Cat 5 MultiDriver Expander adds six additional outputs to Audio Authority’s 1:6 Cat 5 Single-Source Multidriver (#1171BK). This expander’s outputs deliver identical audio and video to six wallplate/receivers in remote locations. The outputs are not matrixed – only one source is possible with the 1170BK. Product dimensions: 1.75″ H x 16.7″ W x 9″ D.

    A Distribution Wall Plate (sold separately) is required for each zone.

  • Adds six Cat 5 zone outputs to 1171 MultiDriver
  • Up to 1080p component video (YPbPr)
  • Coaxial digital and stereo analog audio
  • Infrared remote jack for IR pathway
  • Zone receivers powered through Cat 5 cable
  • Three different Cat 5 receiver styles
  • Price: $512.10
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