From energy-efficient to bomb-resistant, Vanessa shows us the coolest concept vehicles from the 2008 NY Auto Show.
Available in Japan since December, the Wii Fit is scheduled for a spring release Stateside. We couldn't wait that long. Determined to check out the Wii Fit early, we went to Chinatown in New York City to search for a Japanese version. Mission accomplished. But is it any good? Vanessa has the verdict.
Prowling the booths of New York's Toy Fair, Vanessa discovered that the wares on display go way beyond kid's stuff.
The Alimtox "Detoxifying Unit" works like this: Put unit in basin. Fill Basin with water. Immerse feet in basin. Proceed to get grossed out by all the putrid and disgusting stuff that supposedly gets drawn out of your body thanks to the ions generated by the zinc electrodes in the detoxifier. Bravely, our own Vanessa Rae volunteered for the foot-washing detox technique.
People grow up dreaming about becoming musicians, but chip musicians? Gareth Morris sure did, adapting some 1980s Atari hardware (an 1040ST keyboard) to make "chiptunes," music created using just the raw sounds of the original equipment. Vanessa recently rocked out with from Morris and his modded PC to see what it was like to be an Atari DJ. Groovy.
The robot car that drives itself puts Vanessa in the passenger seat.
The WAVEscape gives Vanessa a hands on experience against virtual pandas.
Vanessa dances with the I-SOBOT, the worlds smallest humanoid robot.
So, you say you want to learn how to play the drums, but you don't want to get stuck with a teacher who insists on only teaching you his favorite Rush songs, or risk getting evicted from your apartment for practicing at home? Well, Ion Audio appears to have solved both these issues for you, with their IED05 USB drumkit.
Neonode was showing off its N2 phone at CES 2008, a pint-sized cell phone that claims to out do the iPhone when it comes to touch screens.