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Universal Connections: Thematic Products April 10, 2006

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USB, an abbreviation for a technical user interface, is nowadays often used as a synonym for a universal connection. originally only used by computer experts and nerds, this so-called former high-tech standard has developed into an every-day item and low-tech symbol for such universal connections.

Dialog05, a Dutch firm has come out with some designer consumer products using USB. You wouldn't believe the kind of products that they've been come out with and some of them are really funny stuff. The kick ass product is shown below.

… unplug and play! for a world without hooks or eyes…

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Technology helped a blind to see April 4, 2006

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01_bionicvision2.jpg "I just call myself the robo-chick."

This is what Mrs. Cheri Robertson has given herself a new name. She is 35 years of old from United States had lost her sight in a car accident when she was just nineteen years old. Last fifteen years, she was fighting with the darkness and got her vision back through a breakthrough device under the guidance of a Neurosurgeon – Dr. Kenneth Smith, M.D., of Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

02_bionicdiagram2.jpgA camera on the tip of Robertson's glasses sends signals to a computer that's strapped around her waist. The computer then stimulates electrodes in the brain through a cord that attaches to the head. Patients see flashes of light and outlines of objects.

"Whatever I see is just two splashes of light, so I know something is there," Robertson says.

News 14 Carolina has the full report.

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