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#302017 - 04/15/10 10:34 AM The "Newest Geeky Gadget" Thread
Murph Offline
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You know we all love them. The latest device that is going to change our world or at the very least, make us feel like we have control over more parts of our lives than our wives do.

I'll start.
Not the coolest gadget I've ever seen but I still want it.

Intel's device to monitor all your appliances' individual electrical usage that identifies each device's unique electrical signal just by turning it off and on to add it to the list.
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#302040 - 04/15/10 12:33 PM Re: The "Newest Geeky Gadget" Thread [Re: Murph]
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That is pretty cool Murph \:\)

I still want a thermal imaging camera to check out my new home for insulation leaks etc.

http://raz-ir.com/
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#302049 - 04/15/10 12:46 PM Re: The "Newest Geeky Gadget" Thread [Re: jakewash]
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"make us feel like we have control over more parts of our lives than our wives do"--I'm pretty confident that in my case there is, and never will be, such a device.

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#302083 - 04/15/10 07:04 PM Re: The "Newest Geeky Gadget" Thread [Re: RayLewis]
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Saw that today.

My company conceived that 'plug', I even have one on my desk. It's very cool and lots of application potential. Not a bad deal to get a full Linux computer/server for $99.

http://www.plugcomputer.org/

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#302135 - 04/16/10 11:00 AM Re: The "Newest Geeky Gadget" Thread [Re: oldskoolboarder]
Murph Offline
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Wow. How about that!
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#302415 - 04/19/10 03:27 PM Re: The "Newest Geeky Gadget" Thread [Re: Murph]
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http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/19/vision-researchs-phantom-flex-captures-1080p-at-2-800-fps-our/

Being able to film a shooting bullet or a lightning strike would be cool. \:D
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#302416 - 04/19/10 03:28 PM Re: The "Newest Geeky Gadget" Thread [Re: INANE]
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1 M fps is insane. Or should I say, INANE.

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#302425 - 04/19/10 04:43 PM Re: The "Newest Geeky Gadget" Thread [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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I'm still holding out for the replicator.

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#302454 - 04/19/10 06:00 PM Re: The "Newest Geeky Gadget" Thread [Re: fredk]
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#302577 - 04/20/10 10:51 AM Re: The "Newest Geeky Gadget" Thread [Re: SRoode]
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That lightning video was VERY cool!
I'd like to hear an explanation on how exactly that particular lightning type forms in that we saw the initial flash in the sky, a series of slow moving (slow, relative to the film speed) forks that look like smaller, falling, even looping, trails of light, then a much more instantaneous solid 'strike' to the ground.
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