The Amazing Story About a Woman Who Needed to Be Upside Down to Stay…

Discover Magazine has an amazing story about how a woman needed to be carried upside down in order to stay alive. It sounds crazy but it's real. The reason she had to be held upside down was because her pacemaker had become disconnected from her heart and holding her upside down led the pacemaker to be reconnected. » 9/02/12 1:00pm 9/02/12 1:00pm

The Adorable Kid Behind the VW Darth Vader Commercial Has a Pacemaker

The Volkswagen Darth Vader commercial was one of the Super Bowl's best and a lot of it had to do with the adorable kid dressed up as the Sith Lord. The cute kid behind it, Max Page, is now a healthy 6-year-old but at 4-months old he was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect found in children.… » 2/07/11 9:40pm 2/07/11 9:40pm

Scientists Demo Freaky New Hacking Target: Pacemakers


A group of researchers from the Medical Device Security Center (who would've thought we needed one of those?) have demonstrated wireless vulnerabilities in some cardiac monitor-pacemakers that may allow someone to remotely deactivate them while they're implanted in a patient. Now that's what I call malicious. » 3/12/08 10:29am 3/12/08 10:29am

Pacemaker Pocket DJ Mixer Reviewed (Verdict: Amateur Fun)

DJing on the bus, at work, in the supermarket and in line at the DMV may sound like a pipe dream, but this pocketable Tonium Pacemaker DJ system lets you do just that. We got hands-on of this at CES, but Kat from TechDigest takes it for a "spin" (worst. pun. ever.) and finds that it's actually quite good if you ever… » 2/05/08 5:00pm 2/05/08 5:00pm

Pacemaker Pocket DJ System Video Demo


A few months ago we showed you Pacemaker's pocket-sized DJ system, which at first glance seemed like a interestingly entertaining product. After a video demonstration by company DJ Ola Sars, the Pacemaker appears to be even more fun than we originally imagined. Even-though it has been over six months since we showed… » 1/06/08 11:56pm 1/06/08 11:56pm

Pacemaker's Pocket-Sized DJ Brings Mixing In Your Pants

Really into DJ-ing? Pacemaker's pocket-sized DJ lets you practice your song mixing skills on the wheels of molded plastic, all from the comfort of your own pants. The Pacemaker has a 120GB hard drive, USB 2.0 support, a touchpad, and various other DJ-ing functions (including loop-in, loop-out, re-loop, cue point… » 5/04/07 4:45pm 5/04/07 4:45pm