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Panasonic's New HD Camcorders World's First With 3-MOS Sensors

The all new HDC-SD100 and HDC-HS100 camcorders from Panasonic have a cool new MOS system. This makes them the world's first AVCHD camcorders with "3MOS," which has double the light-receiving area of the CCD version, better for low-light shooting. The HS100 model records to SD card and its 60GB HDD, while the SD100 just saves to SD but both have full HD resolution, a new Leica lens and optical image stabilization. It is due to come out in US markets in September for $1,299.95 (BDT 91,000 approx.) for the HS100 and $1,099.95 (BDT 77,000 approx.) for the HDC-HS100.

Speed Racing Motorcycle Inspired By Aliens

After one look at the Indian-branded "Speed Racer" motorcycle concept bike by Dan Bailey, it is easy to see how he incorporated the main characters in the Aliens movie into the aesthetics. Using the specs on the Kawasaki Ninja as his framework, Bailey sought to design a bike that was rugged but maintained a sleek looka mission he has certainly accomplished. It is not yet known know if the Speed Racer will ever go into production but it does look stylish! But how do you sit on it?

Ergonomic Workstation: The Ultimate in Geeky Gaming Comfort

The Ergonomic Workstation from Ergo Motions may look like a dentist's chair, but I must say that if my dentist had this thing in his office, I would be in there for a root canal right away. Ergo Motions mission is to help gamers and heavy workstation users avoid the repetitive stress injuries and posture issues that often result from sitting and typing away on a computer all day. The Ergonomic Workstation Phase I prototype appears to do thatand much more.

Features include:

Industrial rack mounted hardened PC
Two 19” Digital monitors
7.1 surround sound system
Wireless network capability
Ergonomic keyboard and mouse
Video conferencing capability with a built-in camera
VOIP with full telephony features
Articulating calf support (programmable to reduce DVT)
Mechanically adjustable armrests
Mechanically adjustable headrest and monitors
Pneumatically inflatable lumbar and headrest bladders
Mechanically reclining motion to 38 degrees
Mechanically adjustable seat depth (knee to hip)
Mechanically retractable monitors
Swing away keyboard (manual)
Form fitting seatback, armrests and seat cushion
Memory chair presets via proprietary Motion Control Board/Software
Compact design using twelve square feet of floor space
The Ergonomic Workstation is currently in a prototype phase so the when, where and how much information is not yet known. But I wouldn't be surprised if it was far too expensive for the average lazy geek to afford.

Compiled by Mahdin Mahboob

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