Brother developing motion-powered batteries for low-power electronic devices

By on July 17, 2010 at 4:20 AM.

Brother developing motion-powered batteries for low-power electronic devices

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Japanese electronics manufacturer Brother is stepping outside its printing and sewing machine roots to explore motion-powered battery technology. The Japanese company is unveiling prototype AA and AAA batteries that are comprised of a rechargeable battery and an accompanying generator which produces power from vibrations/movement. The system can generate up to 180mW and is designed for low power devices like remote controls and LED flashlights. No word on when, or even if, these batteries will hit mass production but folks in Japan can get a sneak peek at this shake and charge battery system during the upcoming Techno-frontier 2010 being held July 21 to 23 in Tokyo. More →

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Make the Old Spice Man your cell phone voicemail

By on July 15, 2010 at 12:02 PM.

Make the Old Spice Man your cell phone voicemail

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The Old Spice Man (you know, the guy “on a horse”) has been making rounds on the internet the last few days, and he stopped by online community Reddit to answer user questions. One question/request was: we need your audio to build our own voicemail messages. And so the Old Spice Man voicemail generator was born. If you’re bored, hit up the read link to generate your own custom Old Spice voicemail. This voicemail is now diamonds! Do do do doot doo do do dooot. More →

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