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Tech Wise

Motorola Aura arrives

Love it or hate it, you have to respect Motorola for loosening the reins of design and announcing the premium Aura handset. Inspired by high end watches, the phone's switch blade design alone is driven by over 200 parts130 of them ball bearings used to open the handset up to an estimated 100,000 times before failure.

The display is the product of fine crafting as well. Just 1.55-inches in diameter, this circular cellphone screen features 16 million colors and 300 dpi clarity, plus it's coated with 62-carat sapphire crystal to prevent scratching.

Internally, the phone is quad band with GPRS and EDGE featuring 7.3 hours of talk time, 2GB of internal memory, AGPS and 2MP camera. And when it goes on sale December 4th (USA), it will carry the hefty pricetag of $2,000 (approx. 140,000 BDT)!!

A (very expensive) Ferrari Hydroplane Replica!!

Fans of classic speedboats can now re-enact one of the most exciting races ever in their backyard pool with the remote controlled Ferrari Arno XI Hydroplane. The boat is a 1:10 replica of the Arno XI, which zoomed to a 1953 record-shattering 150.49mph! It's almost 3 feet in length, weighs 16 pounds and can be controlled from up to 500 feet away for 30 minutes per two-hour charge.

The price for playing with the dreamboat of the 1950s is $2000 as well (approx. 140,000 BDT).

Casio's EX-FH20, the "Budget" Super-Slow-Motion Cam

Here's the all-new $600 (approx. 42,000 BDT) EX-FH20 Super-Slow-Motion Camera from Casio. It definitely looks like a winner. Slightly slimmer than the earlier model, it also has a cleaner UI making it easier for a novice to use. 1000fps slo-mo video works well, and the 40fps burst mode also has good performance prerecording images in order to capture the perfect moment, even if you have a slow trigger finger. It is expected to be available in US markets soon.

The s Eee S101, Slim and Air-y..

The Asus Eee S101 seems to be the prettiest looking netbook since the birth of the category. It's 2.2 lbs., extremely light and thin, and the chrome finish on the trackpad area is much better looking than the generic plastic of similar models. The 10.2-inch matte screen is compact without straining your eyes, and the keyboard feels bigger than the original Eee's.


Compiled by Mahdin Mahboob
Information & Image Source: Gizmodo Website

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