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Portable Elevator for Moving!

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Last week I was over in South Korea and noticed one of these portable elevators from a moving company.  I don’t know if they have this in other parts of the world but I know they are not common here in the U.S.

I live in an apartment in San Francisco with majority students who move out every 3 months or so and it’s a pain when they start taking over the resident elevators.  Sometimes the students try to force their giant mattresses and couches into the elevator, causing havoc and 1 elevator for the rest of 500 people that live in my apartment.

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Motorola i1 Launched!

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Sprint launches their newest push-to-talk Android smartphone (in fact, first ever) at Sprint Stores nationwide.

The Sprint Motorola i1 comes with an Android 1.5 platform, multi-touch screen, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and 4X zoom, and on iDEN 800/900Mhz network.

The iDEN 800/900Mhz is a lot slower than Sprint’s 3G or 4G but this phone’s main feature it that you can use the push-to-talk feature to other phones with that capability.

The Motorola i1 has a battery life of 210 minutes under continuous use and 100 hours in standby-mode from its 1400

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Warehouse Robots!

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If you’ve worked in a warehouse before (like I have), you will appreciate having at least a forklift to do the work for you but even better than that would be having these warehouse robots from Kiva Systems.

One thing missing though that I’d like added to this terrific warehouse robot system is ability to use it with higher racks to take advantage of high ceiling walls of a warehouse. Otherwise, you might actually lose space wh

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DIY EEPROM Tester!

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EEPROM, a type of memory chip where you can store data, has limited number of writes.  Usually most EEPROMs are rated at 100,000 writes.

Well, if you wanna find out how much writing you can actually do, you can build yourself a DIY EEPROM tester and just keep doing re-writes until the thing stops.

How long will it take to complete a million write-verify cycles? The Flash Destroyer’s current top speed is about 736 cycles per minute, or 22 hours to complete 1 million writes. Back that off to one write

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Erosion Hack – How to Stop Landslides and Erosion!

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While shopping for a new home, I found out and learned a lot about land erosion/landslides.  Where I am trying to buy home is near an active landslide, something that could be devastating for a homeowner.

So first let me explain how erosion happens.  Basically when the soil cannot hold more water than its weight, it can slide down to the slope.  On places where there’s cliffs like in Daly City where I am trying to buy a home, this can cause huge landslides.   When this happens to the land nearby your house, it can be devastating as you can easily lose your home.

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Newnex USB 3.0 Repeater Cable Hands-on Review!

I had the pleasure of talking to the President of Newnex, Dr. Sam Liu at CES 2010 (Thank you btw for the interview.), who was demonstrating the world’s very first USB 3.0 repeater cable that can extend the standard maximum length of USB 3.0 of 3 meters to 12 meters. This little repeater cable and device consumes very little power yet can possibly let your USB 3.0 device work at a distance 4 times longer.  I am not sure if multiple repeaters can be used to go even further (although probably not), this still is a great solution to USB

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Vaccuum DIY – How to Turn Any Bucket into a Wet/Dry Vaccuum with BucketVac!

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Here’s an awesome new product that will be available this year called BucketVac that lets you turn any standard painter’s bucket into a wet/dry vaccuum.

My take on this device, AWESOME!  I am sure this might become common tool among contractors in the near future.  Maybe I will ask them for a sample as soon as they are available.

Here’s another use for that 5 gallon bucket everyone carries to the job site. Turn it into a tough commercial wet/dry vacuum just by snapping a BucketVac into plac

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Laser DIY – How to Make a 7-Color Laser!

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Wow, here’s an awesome laser DIY that shows you how to make a 7-color laser.  Yes, a laser that can shoot out 7 different types of lasers.  I guess the creator of this laser followed the directions from here and you can see the results here.

I just went for the 7 color laser, not the spiro.  How Rog gets all of that to fit into his small box is beyond me.  I thought I woul

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Toyota Develops DIY Brain Powered WheelChair!

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We’ve seen the brain-powered Twitter machine for people with spinal cord injuries.  Well, Toyota has just announced a fully-capable brain-powered wheelchair that you can control with your favorite human body part, the brain!  I too, wonder when we will be able to drive a car with our brains but the wheelchair is no small feat for sheezy.

According to Toyota, the company’s BMI technology has advanced to the point where

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What is Sonic Boom?

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Today, I was just surfing around the web and found “Sonic Boom”!

What is it?

It’s when the aircraft goes faster than the speed of sound and creates water vapors basically or according to Wikipedia:

When an object passes through the air, it creates a series of pressure waves in front of it and behind it, similar to the bow and stern waves created by a boat. These waves travel at the speed of sound, and as the speed of the object increases, the waves are forced together, or compressed

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