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