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Company Invents Electronic Underpants 110

Posted by samzenpus
from the batteries-not-included dept.
theodp writes "SIMsystem have created the world's first electric underpants that let you know that you've got issues by texting. Incontinence issues, to be more precise. The new-and-improved skivvies come equipped with a sensor strip that alerts caregivers to wetness via text message. From the technology summary: 'The SIMbox, when fitted into the individual resident's stretchpants (SIMpants), transmits sensor readings from the SIMstrip in the SIMpad® over a wireless network to the SIMserver. The SIMsystemManager software running on the SIMserver then detects key information about continence events and determines when to alert care staff about an event requiring attention.' So, who's going to start an open source project?"
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Lack of Manpower May Kill VLC For Mac 398

Posted by timothy
from the vlc-generally-rocks dept.
plasmacutter writes "The Video Lan dev team has recently come forward with a notice that the number of active developers for the project's MacOS X releases has dropped to zero, prompting a halt in the release schedule. There is now a disturbing possibility that support for Mac will be dropped as of 1.1.0. As the most versatile and user-friendly solution for bridging the video compatibility gap between OS X and windows, this will be a terrible loss for the Mac community. There is still hope, however, if the right volunteers come forward."

Comment: Re:Usually when people buy sports cars... (Score 1) 299

by pemerson (#28798607) Attached to: Transformers Special Edition Chevy Camaro Unveiled

According to one source I found on the net published in October of 2008 (link)

In Europe, 35% of new cars are silver, while Asia goes even farther to 37%. North American buyers only choose silver 20% of the time, however, because white (18%) and black (17%) are both gaining ground. Red (13%) and blue (12%) are also popular, with categories like 'naturals' and 'other' bringing up the rear with 9% and 7% respectively. Green gets just 4% of the market.

Comment: Re:Usually when people buy sports cars... (Score 1) 299

by pemerson (#28798531) Attached to: Transformers Special Edition Chevy Camaro Unveiled

Actually, and I don't understand this myself, one of the most popular colour for Porsches is 'Speed Yellow' which is a similar garish yellow to the one on the car in the article.

Do you have a source on the #s of each colour that Porche makes / sells for recent model years, or are you just going by what you see? I've always wondered how the colors break down.

PC Games (Games)

Dave Perry Shows Off Cloud Gaming Service "Gaikai" 79

Posted by Soulskill
from the all-things-through-the-browser dept.
jasoncart writes "Veteran gaming man Dave Perry has shown off his OnLive-rivalling, cloud gaming service called Gaikai in a new video that is drawing a lot of attention. As you can see from the video, Perry plays World of Warcraft, EVE Online, Mario Kart 64, Spore and more — all running on a bog-standard computer through the Gaikai website, itself running in a normal version of Firefox." More details about the service are available at Perry's website. He spoke about Gaikai in an interview a few months ago, and he seems confident that this will work better than OnLive (which we've discussed in the past).

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