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                                                                      Light Affection Frame
                                                                  These frames are illuminated, carved, 3-D resin sculptures
                                                                                                                                                                       ColorCache
                                                                  made from a photograph. All you need to do is e-mail your                      ColorCache is a colour picker and palette building tool that allows you
                                                                  favourite high-res photo. The 3-D replica is assembled into a                to easily select the right colours for all your projects. It comes with an
                                                                  picture frame of your choice—night light or lamp. The lights                 on-screen magnifier and colour pick dropper that lets you select multiple
                                                                  are available in different frames and sizes.                                 colours from anywhere on the screen and add them to a palette, where
                                                                                                                                               you can instantly view how they look together. Each palette can be given a
                                                                                                                                               custom name, so you can efficiently organise different colour schemes for
                                                                                                                                               quick reference. Each newly captured colour is also automatically copied
                                                                                                                                               to the clipboard in a format of your choosing, ready to be pasted into other
                                                                                                                                               programmes. In addition, the ColorCache Palette Builder lets you preview
                                                                                                                                               colour combinations in your browser, create distributable on-line versions
    Deluo MouseGPS for Laptop                                                                                                                  of colour charts, printable charts and more. Also includes a colour scheme
                                                                                                                                               generator and a color forumla editor.
  This optical USB mouse comes with a built-in GPS receiver! Flip the
  switch to activate the Atmel ATR0635 with SuperSense GPS chipset,                                                                              Download at: http://www.tlhouse.co.uk/pc_software.shtml
  and you’ll receive positional assistance right on your laptop. There
  are no monthly fees and no Internet connection is needed. Organise
  your travels even further by bundling your purchase with Microsoft’s
  Streets & Trips mapping software.

                                                                                                                                         Using your
                                                                                                                                       favourite websites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paper maps
                                                                      Massaging Slippers
                                                                                                                                       and services
                                                                                                                                       could soon mean
                                                                                                                                       memorising far
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        banished?
                                                                                                                                       fewer passwords.                                                                          Nokia has launched navigation tools designed to make
                                                                  These slippers from Hammacher Schlemmer contain a plush
                                                                                                                                         Tech giants                                                                          the paper street map obsolete for pedestrians.
                                                                  interior with integrated motors that give a vibrating massage
                                                                                                                                       Microsoft, IBM,                                                                           The firm’s next generation of digital maps gives real-
                                                                  to the soles of your feet. Just press the button and relieve
                                                                                                                                       Google and Yahoo                                                                       time walking directions on the mobile phone screen,
                                                                  foot pain after a long day at the office. They can even be
                                                                                                                                       have joined the                                                                        just like sat-nav systems which guide drivers.
                                                                  worn outdoors, thanks to the rubber outer-soles. The slippers
                                                                                                                                       board of the Open                                                                         “Nokia is taking navigation services out of the car so
                                                                  are powered by two AAA batteries.
                                                                                                                                       ID Foundation which                                                                    it can always be with you,” said Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo,
                                                                                                                                       aims to streamline                                                                     president and CEO of the firm.
                                                                                                                                       login systems across                                                                      “Struggling with oversized paper maps will become a
                                                                                                                                       the web.                                                                               thing of the past.”
                                                                                                                                         The Foundation                                                                          Nokia’s Maps 2.0, for its Series 60 and 40 phones, is


                                                                                                                                                                    Password pain
                                                                                                                                       wants to bring about                                                                   part of the firm’s push into location and context-aware
   the Iomega eGo Portable Drive                                                                                                       a system that could mean                                                               technologies.
                                                                                                                                       one ID acts as a guarantor                                                                Kallasvuo said:
  Store up to 640,000 photos, over 2,900 hours of music, or 240                                                                        of a person’s identity


                                                                                                                                                                     set to ease...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Navigation is one of
  hours of video in a stylish and compact design. Available in five                                                                    across all the sites they                                                              the foundations of the
  vibrant colours, the drive has an elegantly curved chassis with                                                                      have signed up for.                                                                    context-aware mobile
  chrome endcaps. Simply connect it to an open USB 2.0 port                                                                              Already more than                                                                    phone. We believe it will
  and drag and drop your files onto the drive. Don’t worry about                                                                       10,000 websites have                                                                   be as important as voice
  accidentally dropping it, because its DropGuard technology                                                                           adopted the Open ID                                                                    capability was 20 years
  protects the eGo from drops of up to 51 inches. It weighs less                                                                       approach.                                   employ one login ID to for all the sites   ago.
  than half a pound and measures just 5.25 by 3.5 inches.                                                                                At the moment, using a new web            they use, it is more likely to let people    He added: “Your mobile
                                                                                                                                       service typically means registering,        significantly reduce the number of online device will soon be in tune
                                                                                                                                       laboriously entering personal details       identities they maintain.                  with your surroundings and
                                                                                                                                       and thinking up another login name and        The backing of Microsoft, Yahoo,         adjust accordingly.”
                                                                                                                                       password.                                   Google, IBM and Verisign will give the       Nokia expects to sell
                                                                                                                                         Open ID aims to remove some of the        project more momentum as between           35 million mobile phones
                                                                       iTempo 800 CD Audio System                                      need to keep creating new login names       them these firms look after services that equipped with GPS (Global
                                                                                                                                       and passwords by adopting the approach      have hundreds of millions of users.        Positioning System) in 2008.
                                                                      A speaker system that’s perfect for anyone who wants to rock     used by your computer when it looks up        No information has been given about        Nokia said it was the
                                                                      out. It’s capable of playing not only CDs and AM/FM radio,       a site name you type into an browser        when the Open ID system will be used       world’s first pedestrian
                                                                      but also music from an iPod, USB flash drive, and—check this     address bar.                                on the web services, such as Live Mail or navigation on a mobile
                                                                      out—any Secure Digital or MultiMedia Card. The iTempo 800          The Open ID approach revolves around      GMail, that the companies run.             phone.
                                                                      features an integrated subwoofer, complete with two-inch-        an already established web identity that      Prior to the companies joining the         Nokia made its
                                                                      sized full-range drivers and a four-inch subwoofer that are      people nominate as their core identifier.   Open ID board Yahoo had pledged its        announcement as the
                                                                      said to deliver up to 20 watts RMS output power. It’s equipped     When this identity is used to sign on     support. It created a trial system that    Mobile World Congress
                                                                      with an alarm function to get him out of bed for work, too.      elsewhere, requests are sent back to        let people user a Yahoo login as their     opened in Barcelona, with
                                                                                                                                       the original place it was created to be     Open ID. In a similar move Google allows methods of driving mobile
                                                                                                                                       verified.                                   people to leave comments on Blogger        uptake worldwide firmly on
                                                                                                                                         While this could mean that people         postings by signing in with their Open ID. the agenda.

				
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