Do-It-Yourself Roboflush Made of LEGO NXT Mindstorms

Why spend a cool $1000 or more on a touchless toilet when you can make a Roboflush mechanism yourself with a bit of programming and LEGO NXT Mindstorms? The ultrasonic sensor discovers your presence, and as soon as you're done and gone, it sends the signal to the NXT unit which croaks out a strained "thank you" (some… »9/28/07 10:48am9/28/07 10:48am

Altec Lansing's Powered Theater is First Foray into Home Theater

Altec Lansing enters the home theater market for the first time with its Powered Theater line, shipping in August. Designed to be big on sound and small on space, Powered Theater comes in two flavors: the advanced two-piece PT8051 or the bigger, single-piece PT7031. Thanks to their slim forms, the units should… »6/28/07 1:34pm6/28/07 1:34pm

Teac CD-X10i and MC-DX22i NXT-enabled CD Players With iPod Dock

These two ultra-thin CD players from Teac not only include two Hollywood-actress-slim speakers and a subwoofer, they also include an iPod dock. The CD player supports regular CDs along with MP3 CDs, CD-R and CD-RW discs. An AM/FM tuner also allows you to listen to the barren wasteland known as drive-time radio now… »8/11/06 5:00pm8/11/06 5:00pm

Lego Mindstorms NXT Update August 1st: More User Memory, UniBin for Mac

We've got it on good word that Lego will be releasing a new firmware version for their Mindstorms NXT robot kit that will "open up 60 to 80% more storage space" for user-made programs. (If you read our impressions of the Mindstorms NXT, you might remember that the low storage space and lack of expandability was a… »7/05/06 3:54pm7/05/06 3:54pm