Lost in Space Robot: Toy RC Version of the Robot from Lost in Space

Remember, the classic television series - Lost in Space and the B-9 Environmental Control Robot?  Nah? Haven't watched it? (Grab a copy of the DVD from here). Anyways, we  do and  so, it's exciting to  talk about a toy version of the same robot from lost in space that you can own; for real, as long as you can sell your car that is... :) > Read more

10 Things you didn't know about Nokia

All right. This just came in on our e-mail. No idea, if all of them are correct though. Do drop a comment, if you know who the original fact finder is.

10 Things You didn't know about Nokia


 1) The ringtone "Nokia tune" is actually based on a 19th century guitar work named "Gran Vals" by Spanish musician Francisco Tárrega. The Nokia Tune was originally named "Grande Valse" on Nokia phones but was changed to "Nokia Tune" around 1998 when it became so well known that people referred to it as the "Nokia Tune."

2) The world's first commercial GSM call was made in 1991 in Helsinki over a Nokia-supplied network, by Prime Minister of Finland Harri Holkeri, using a Nokia phone.

3) Nokia is currently the world's largest digital camera manufacturer, as the sales of its camera-equipped mobile phones have exceeded those of any conventional camera manufacturer.

4) The "Special" tone available to users of Nokia phones when receiving SMS (text messages) is actually Morse code for "SMS". Similarly, the "Ascending" SMS tone is Morse code for "Connecting People," Nokia's slogan. The "Standard" SMS tone is Morse code for "M" (Message).

5) The Nokia corporate font (typeface) is the AgfaMonotype Nokia Sans font, originally designed by Eric Spiekermann. Its mobile phone User's Guides Nokia mostly used the Agfa Rotis Sans font.

6) In Asia, the digit 4 never appears in any Nokia handset model number, because 4 is considered unlucky in many parts of Southeast/East Asia.

7) Nokia was listed as the 20th most admirable company worldwide in Fortune's list of 2006 (1st in network communications, 4th non-US company).

8. Unlike other modern day handsets, Nokia phones do not automatically start the call timer when the call is connected, but start it when the call is initiated. (Except for Series 60 based handsets like the Nokia 6600)

9) Nokia is sometimes called aikon (Nokia backwards) by non-Nokia mobile phone users and by mobile software developers, because "aikon" is used in various SDK software packages, including Nokia's own Symbian S60 SDK.

10) The name of the town of Nokia originated from the river which flowed through the town. The river itself, Nokianvirta, was named after the old Finnish word originally meaning sable, later pine marten. A species of this small, black-furred predatory animal was once found in the region, but it is now extinct.

Geek Maternity Shirt: For Pregnant Geek Women

 

This geeky maternity shirt had us chuckling for quite some time. But, hey it's cool.

You never know, maybe this shirt will inspire the "one" to be a geek.

If you want one it's for US$ 17.99 from ThinkGeek

Toy Rocket for Geeks with an onboard Camera

At Geek 24, we always believe there are two kind of toys one can play with. One is for kids and the second is for older kids, like us geeks. So, this digital video toy rocket is no different, though at first glance it does look ordinary.

What makes this particular toy rocket different? Well, where normal toy rockets fly and fizzle out, this one records the entire action with impact-resistant digital camera in the nose cone, that can  record a 12-second video at 640 x 480 pixel resolution or take up to three pictures per flight (stores 15 pictures). 
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Geek Temporary Tattoos

Here are some interesting temporary geek tattoos you can sport for your next geek party.

 

We especially like the one with the  heart & 127.0.0.1. Home is where your heart is, which is always at 127.0.0.1. Profound! :) Grab it from here for US$ 9.99 a piece.

Darth Vader Dog Costume

You know someone is a geek.... when their dog is wearing one of these...

 

 A darth vader dog costume!

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