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Sanyo Xacti DMX-HD1010 digital movie camera

Sanyo_DMX-HD1010.jpg The light-weight Full HD Xacti digital movie camera DMX-HD1010 from Sanyo is packed with advanced and improved features for even more beautiful video and still recording, simple playback and storage with the ‘Xacti Library’ through intuitive menus and functions. The Sanyo Xacti DMX-HD1010 with 2.7 inch, Low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD display with 7 level brightness adjustments uses SD /SDHC Memory Card for recording (up to 32GB). Other features include-10x optical zoom, built in stereo microphone and mono speaker and built in neutral density filter. Sanyo_DMX-HD1010-LCD.jpg Sanyo_DMX-HD1010_remote.jpgThe Sanyo Xacti DMX-HD1010 is the camera of choice for anyone who enjoys taking high definition videos and high resolution stills with one unit, and will be on sale in Japan from June 20, 2008.The Sanyo Xacti DMX-HD1010 measures 90.0 x 112.6 x 54.5mm, weighs 311 g (with card and battery).

SMK prototype No Battery Remote Control!

Smk_remote.jpg SMK a leading remote control manufacturer, prototyped a TV remote control shaped like a water gun that eliminates the need for a battery. The channels, volume control and On/Off power switch is controlled by operating the trigger. The remote control incorporates an electromagnetic induction coil, high speed rotation gears, a power circuit, an infrared light emitting unit, etc. When the user pulls the trigger on the remote control, the coil rotates at a high speed by means of the built-in gears. The electromagnetic induction of the coil generates power to perform smoothing and other processing in the power circuit before turning on the LED. The coil momentarily generates a current of approximately 20-30mA, which can transmit signals between several meters via infrared light. Smk_batteryless_remote.jpg

When the user pulls the trigger, the remote control changes the channel. Two consecutive pulls will turn the TV on or off. Volume control can be performed by pulling the trigger while pushing another button at the same time. Energy saving technologies are currently being highlighted in connection with global warming.

STMicroelectronics Image Signal Processor for mobile phones delivers exceptional quality images

STV0986.jpg STMicroelectronics has introduced a new high-performance, stand-alone Image Signal Processor with dual-camera support that brings DSC-like performance to mobile imaging applications. Capable of controlling the entire imaging subsystem in a mobile phone, ST’s newest digital image processor supports a wide range of camera modules including SMIA-compatible (Standard Mobile Imaging Architecture) sensors with up to 5-megapixel resolution. The advanced processing algorithms enable the STv0986 to deliver images of exceptional quality. The image signal processor supports special image-orientation effects such us mirroring, flip and rotation, as well as color features including sepia (brown-shade) and black & white.

In addition to mobile phones, the STv0986 is suitable for use in PDAs, mobile games, security cameras and video phones.The advanced autofocus (AF) control loop enables the STV0986 to provide still and video autofocus with a very fast lock time of 0.6 seconds. The STv0986 mobile imaging processor is in volume production now, with samples priced at $4.

First pics: Derbi Terra Adventure 125


A mini Yamaha XT660Z? That's what the Derbi Terra Adventure 125 looks like!

For younger riders hankering for motorcycle adventure, but who may not ready for their first Yamaha XT660Z Tenere just yet, Derbi may have an answer – the Terra Adventure 125.

The Derbi Terra Adventure 125 features Paris-Dakar Rally styling, 21-inch (front) and 17-inch (rear) wheels, dual-purpose tyres, 41mm front fork and adjustable rear monoshock, and a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 125cc engine that makes 15bhp at 9,250rpm.

Those who’ll want to undertake really long journeys on the 125cc machine can go for the optional aluminum sidecases and GPS system. The standard bike, now available in Europe, costs the equivalent of about US$5,800.

First pics: Derbi Terra Adventure 125


A mini Yamaha XT660Z? That's what the Derbi Terra Adventure 125 looks like!

For younger riders hankering for motorcycle adventure, but who may not ready for their first Yamaha XT660Z Tenere just yet, Derbi may have an answer – the Terra Adventure 125.

The Derbi Terra Adventure 125 features Paris-Dakar Rally styling, 21-inch (front) and 17-inch (rear) wheels, dual-purpose tyres, 41mm front fork and adjustable rear monoshock, and a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 125cc engine that makes 15bhp at 9,250rpm.

Those who’ll want to undertake really long journeys on the 125cc machine can go for the optional aluminum sidecases and GPS system. The standard bike, now available in Europe, costs the equivalent of about US$5,800.

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200: More pics and details


The Moto Morini Granpasso 1200. We like this stylish adventure-touring bike!


First shown in November last year, the Moto Morini Granpasso 1200 is now in production and will soon be available in Moto Morini showrooms in Europe.

Moto Morini’s 87-degree, 1187cc v-twin has been especially fettled for the Granpasso – better torque delivery at lower rpm and less fuel consumption. Steel tube trellis frame, Marzocchi 50mm USD fork, multi-adjustable Ohlins monoshock, digital instrumentation, and a massive swingarm made with the latest hydroforming technology (which allows seamless manufacturing) complete the package.


The Granpasso looks good, and should be quite competent overall...

Stopping duties are handled by twin 298mm Brembo brake discs with radial mount calipers at the front, and a single 255mm disc at the back. For those looking for a stylish long-distance sports-tourer – one that can also handle some bad roads every once in a while – should definitely take a look at the Granpasso. For more details

Moto Morini Granpasso 1200: More pics and details


The Moto Morini Granpasso 1200. We like this stylish adventure-touring bike!


First shown in November last year, the Moto Morini Granpasso 1200 is now in production and will soon be available in Moto Morini showrooms in Europe.

Moto Morini’s 87-degree, 1187cc v-twin has been especially fettled for the Granpasso – better torque delivery at lower rpm and less fuel consumption. Steel tube trellis frame, Marzocchi 50mm USD fork, multi-adjustable Ohlins monoshock, digital instrumentation, and a massive swingarm made with the latest hydroforming technology (which allows seamless manufacturing) complete the package.


The Granpasso looks good, and should be quite competent overall...

Stopping duties are handled by twin 298mm Brembo brake discs with radial mount calipers at the front, and a single 255mm disc at the back. For those looking for a stylish long-distance sports-tourer – one that can also handle some bad roads every once in a while – should definitely take a look at the Granpasso. For more details

Specs and first pics: 2009 Yamaha V-Max


With a 210bhp V4 between its... frame spars, the 2009 Yamaha V-Max is ready to come out and play. Oh yes, this bike will kick some ass...

The first pics of the much-awaited Yamaha V-Max are now out, and we must say the bike looks quite all right. This time around, Mr Max is fitted with an 1800cc V4 that makes about 210 horsepower. Yeah, that’s right, 210bhp – almost 70bhp more than what the first 1984 V-Max had.

The V-Max’s all-new 70-degree V4 engine is also likely to feature a sophisticated VTEC system, electronic ride-by-wire and other high-tech bits. It won’t be cheap though – the 2009 V-Max is expected to cost more than US$22,000.

More pics and details soon…


This is Mr Max's all-new 70-degree, 1800cc, 210bhp V4

Specs and first pics: 2009 Yamaha V-Max


With a 210bhp V4 between its... frame spars, the 2009 Yamaha V-Max is ready to come out and play. Oh yes, this bike will kick some ass...

The first pics of the much-awaited Yamaha V-Max are now out, and we must say the bike looks quite all right. This time around, Mr Max is fitted with an 1800cc V4 that makes about 210 horsepower. Yeah, that’s right, 210bhp – almost 70bhp more than what the first 1984 V-Max had.

The V-Max’s all-new 70-degree V4 engine is also likely to feature a sophisticated VTEC system, electronic ride-by-wire and other high-tech bits. It won’t be cheap though – the 2009 V-Max is expected to cost more than US$22,000.

More pics and details soon…


This is Mr Max's all-new 70-degree, 1800cc, 210bhp V4

Davide Brivio: Jorge Lorenzo is more ‘dangerous’ than Dani Pedrosa


For Rossi's championship hopes, is MotoGP rookie Lorenzo already more 'dangerous' than Pedrosa or even Stoner? Davide Brivio thinks he might be

After a long time, The Doctor is winning races and currently, leading the 2008 MotoGP world championship in points. But Fiat Yamaha team boss, Davide Brivio believes that young Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo could be a threat to Rossi’s chances of winning the world title this year.

‘Jorge has the same bike but different tyres, and he has demonstrated that despite being a rookie he is ready to win the world championship. He is very dangerous,’ says Brivio, speaking to MCN. ‘Dani is racing with Honda and they can maybe make an improvement with the bike, so Dani can be even faster. [However] if you look at Le Mans, maybe Dani was less aggressive. So at certain points, he looks less dangerous if he doesn’t start in first position,’ adds the Yamaha boss.

‘When Dani can start in front, like in Jerez, he can go away. He might have done the same in Le Mans and made Valentino’s life much more difficult. But he struggled to pass Casey even though he had a better pace. If he starts well and he goes, he is very dangerous. Maybe in a battle he is less dangerous than Jorge, and this is my personal opinion,’ concludes Brivio.

Davide Brivio: Jorge Lorenzo is more ‘dangerous’ than Dani Pedrosa


For Rossi's championship hopes, is MotoGP rookie Lorenzo already more 'dangerous' than Pedrosa or even Stoner? Davide Brivio thinks he might be

After a long time, The Doctor is winning races and currently, leading the 2008 MotoGP world championship in points. But Fiat Yamaha team boss, Davide Brivio believes that young Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo could be a threat to Rossi’s chances of winning the world title this year.

‘Jorge has the same bike but different tyres, and he has demonstrated that despite being a rookie he is ready to win the world championship. He is very dangerous,’ says Brivio, speaking to MCN. ‘Dani is racing with Honda and they can maybe make an improvement with the bike, so Dani can be even faster. [However] if you look at Le Mans, maybe Dani was less aggressive. So at certain points, he looks less dangerous if he doesn’t start in first position,’ adds the Yamaha boss.

‘When Dani can start in front, like in Jerez, he can go away. He might have done the same in Le Mans and made Valentino’s life much more difficult. But he struggled to pass Casey even though he had a better pace. If he starts well and he goes, he is very dangerous. Maybe in a battle he is less dangerous than Jorge, and this is my personal opinion,’ concludes Brivio.

Italian MotoGP: Race results from Mugello


Valentino Rossi celebrates his win at the 2008 Italian MotoGP at Mugello!

Stoner took second place behind Rossi, Pedrosa was in third and de Angelis in fourth place. Scroll down for more hi-res pics...

2008 Italian MotoGP race results:
1. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha Team (B) 42min 31.153 secs
2. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 42min 33.354 secs
3. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team (M) 42min 36.020 secs
4. Alex de Angelis RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini (B) 42min 37.466 secs
5. Colin Edwards USA Tech 3 Yamaha (M) 42min 43.683 secs
6. James Toseland GBR Tech 3 Yamaha (M) 42min 44.959 secs
7. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 42min 45.600 secs
8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA JiR Team Scot MotoGP (M) 42min 46.472 secs
9. Shinya Nakano JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini (B) 42min 46.480 secs
10. Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 43min 1.938 secs
11. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alice Team (B) 43min 10.774 secs
12. Toni Elias SPA Alice Team (B) 43min 21.174 secs
13. Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Team (M) 43min 21.593 secs
14. Tady Okada JPN Repsol Honda Team (M) 43min 30.002 secs
15. Anthony West AUS Kawasaki Racing Team (B) 43min 31.889 secs

DNF:
Randy de Puniet FRA LCR Honda MotoGP (M) 9min 25.989 secs
Marco Melandri ITA Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 9min 26.358 secs
John Hopkins USA Kawasaki Racing Team (B) 11min 17.629 secs
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha Team (M) 11min 11.489 secs

Full race report

Here's a BIG collection of hi-res wallpaper from the 2008 Italian MotoGP and some other MotoGP races of this season. Enjoy...!