By Gregory Mone
Posted 09.13.2007 at 3:40 pm 6 Comments
For those of you who are chronically short of USB ports on your notebook, the Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 offers an elegant new solution.
The wireless mouse has its own Flash drive with 1GB of memory, allowing you to move files around without tying up one of those precious ports. And for those of you who like to test your eyesight by sitting at the other end of the room from your screen, it also works from 30 feet away.—Gregory Mone
The size of a briefcase and weighing in at more than 10 pounds, Toshiba's Satellite 1955 didn't engender much interest at first glance. But then Masa Okumura, Toshiba's director of product marketing, casually removed the keyboard from the base-and explained that it'll work as far as 3 feet away. There have been laptop prototypes over the years that turn into full-feature desktops, but this is the first that actually delivers.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.