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Submission + - Boffin Makes Working Shoe Phone & Finds Use Fo (g-s.es) 1

The Boffin responsible writes: "Maxwell Smart, the bumbling comic spy in the 1960s television series Get Smart, frequently used his 'shoe phone' to report his latest predicament to The Chief at CONTROL. Now a Flinders University computer scientist has combined the latest telecommunications components to produce the real thing. While it was devised as a prop for an amateur theatre production, Flinders post-doctoral fellow in bioinformatics, Paul Gardner-Stephen, realized the concepts behind the shoe phone have potential for the development of biomedical devices."

Submission + - Pandora Console Ready for Preorders 3

Croakyvoice writes: Finally months after the official announcement 3000 lucky people can now preorder Pandora, the Worlds fastest handheld console that boasts a processor capable of up to 900MHZ, PowerVR 3D Graphics, a large 800x480 LCD Touchscreen, Wifi, Bluetooth, USB, Dual SD Card Slots, TV Out, Dual analogue and digital controls, a clamshell DS Lite style shape and a 43 button mini keyboard.The Console already boasts an amazing amount of ready to be released software such as Ubuntu and many full speed emulators for systems such as Snes, Amiga, Megadrive and many more that are not publically announced yet. The Console is as powerful as original Xbox and on a par with the Nintedo Wii, Those Interested should visit OpenPandora.Org the home of the Pandora Console. For the full history of news about the Pandora from start until now check out the Pandora Homebrew Site

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