October 15, 2008
We've seen a lot of really cool universal remotes, but none as cool as amazing on the weather front as the Acoustic Research ARRU449 Universal Smart Remote Control. The remote has the ability to display Remote-Screen News, Weather and Sports. It allows you to access to the click365 service of news, weather and sports information. The remote gets all of this information by using your 802.11 b or g wireless router and internet access.
Other features include:
- Guided Setup: Automatically detects device codes, so programming your TV, DVD player, stereo receiver or any other device is simple
- One-Touch Activities: Control all your home theater systems with simple One-Touch Activities like Watch Greatroom DVR, Watch Bedroom DVD or Watch Den Satellite Receiver
- Remote-Screen Program Guides: Access updated program guides for your cable, satellite and local broadcast programming on the remotes built-in screen
- Remote-Screen News, Weather and Sports: Access to the click365 service of news, weather and sports information. 802.11 b or g wireless broadband network and internet access required to access program guides and other click365 information
At Acoustic Research ARRU449 Universal Smart Remote Control
August 6, 2008
We're always fascinated with weather on other planets, and now we're really fascinated with tracking the weather on Mars daily. You can get the latest weather (Maximum and Minimum temperatures per Sol or Martian Solar Day) on Mars from the Phoenix Mars Lander delivered to your desktop from the Phoenix lander currently on Mars. The Phoenix Mars Weather Gadget is updated regularly - meaning as soon as the weather data is downloaded from the Phoenix Mars Lander.
At Track the Weather on Mars with the Phoenix Mars Weather Gadget
July 18, 2008
We've featured this weather wrist watch before from Oregon Scientific, but it appears to be available now. The Meteo Weather Forecast Watch tells you what the weather is going to be like over the next 24 hours. The watch features a reverse LCD display and stopwatch function. Four easy-to-read icons (sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy, and rainy) display the upcoming weather conditions in the next 12 to 24 hours
Via The Red Ferret Journal at Meteo
June 3, 2008
It's time to stop wasting our precious resources, and here's a gadget that will do just that. Orbit Irrigation’s solar-powered wireless rain/freeze sensor acts together with the Orbit Professional Irrigation System to detect when there’s rain or when it’s freezing. It communicates wirelessly to the Sprinkler system to let it know when to shut off, and when it can resume sprinkler operations. The sensor also has a solar panel to keep it powered without you needing to replace the battery or hook it into wall power.
Via Gizmos for Geeks at Orbit
April 28, 2008
Microsoft is quietly pulling the plug on their SPOT weather watch and MSDN project. What are you losing? The SPOT Watch aimed at providing real-time weather and schedule updates to the wrists of the weather obsessed everywhere. The technology will no longer be built into any new watches, and the most recent examples have sold out across the web.
Bummer. We really liked this service and we think it was perfect for watches. Hopefully someone else will build this into a watch or provide a similar service in the future.
April 11, 2008
From weather forecasting umbrellas, to shaving with the weather in the shower, this list and article has it all. Haven't you always wondered how many weather forecasting devices you could have in your house and life? We've covered just about every one of these on the list at PC Mag, but we've never seen the shaving shower mirror with forecasting above. Check out this list of top 10 Wacky Weather-Forecasting Devices:
- Frontgate Digital Picture Frame with Weather Station
- Projection Alarm Clock with Oscar Outlook Forecaster
- LG Electronics LSC27991 TV Refrigerator
- The Only Weather Station Shower Mirror
- Ambient Forecasting Umbrella
- Oregon Scientific Crystal Weather Station
- Weather Girl Weather Station
- Melitta Smart Mill & Brew 10-Cup Coffeemaker
- Ambient Orb
- Honeywell Complete Wireless Weather Station w/ Remote Control
At 10 Wacky Weather-Forecasting Devices
April 7, 2008
Too intense ultraviolet will hurt the skin, and make you look older at a younger age. We've been following lots of different personal UV and Head Index monitoring devices, but this one is very cool because of it's size. Not much bigger than a traditional credit card, the UV Card gives you the ability to check the UV level at any time. And best of all, the UV Card retails for $11.50.
- Induct the current UV intensity in 3 seconds
- LCD display Display UV with 8 levels ~ 1 to 3 means low ~ 4 to 6 means middle ~ 7 to 8 means high
- Displays temperature
- Size: 85*55*2mm
- Weight: 30g
Via Coolest Gadgets at UV Card
April 2, 2008
The USB Hygro-Thermometer let you get easy to measure the indoor temperature & humidity levels and able to capture both data into your computer. And best of all it's only US $24.00.
- Powered by USB
- Temperature Range: -40° ~ 120°
- Humidity Range: 0 ~ 100%
- Temperature can be captured from every second to 12 hours
- The logged data can be pasted to Word / Excel easily
- Support Windows XP / Vista
- Size: 59x17x7mm (approx.)
- Weight: 8g
March 21, 2008
Having a bad day at the office? Maybe a Desktop Tornado Maker will help you through the day. You can now teach anyone a lesson about how funnel clouds form and gain devastating power with this fantastic one-button experiment. Set the spin control on F1 (just powerful enough to take down at tree or two) or in stages up to a blow-out F5 tornado (enough to demolish a brick building), then watch as the built-in lightning and sound effects bring science to life — safely. Comes with a 35-page educational book.
Via bookofjoe at Tornado Maker
March 4, 2008
Microsoft is having a Next-Gen PC design contest, and one of the entries - Yuno - caught our eye. The Yuno is the perfect personal computer for any professional business person or anyone who is always on the go. Not only is it a mug for your morning beverage, it is also a touchscreen display for only the information you want to see, so you are not bound to a desktop during your morning routine. We could see charting the weather with a nice Vista weather gadget on our cup of coffee - can't you?
Via Gear Live At Next-Gen PC Design