Motorola i1 announced, is the first Push-to-Talk Android smartphone

The Motorola i1 smartphone has been unveiled. Running on the Android platform, it's the first smartphone using Google's OS to feature Push-to-Talk, allowing the phone to be used like a walkie-talkie device. The Motorola i1 is looking pretty rugged for…

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Gerald LynchMotorola i1 announced, is the first Push-to-Talk Android smartphone

CES 2009: LEGO-inspired kids gadgets coming soon courtesy of Digital Blue

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One of the quirkier stories to come out of CES this year was the partnership between Digital Blue and LEGO which will see a number of kid-centric gadgets produced with the iconic plastic brick look.

This isn’t build it yourself, unfortunately, so don’t think you’ll be able to buy a box full of LEGO pieces, a CMOS sensor, LCD and a few buttons and create your own digital camera. It’s just the look, rather than the actual coloured blocks, but that’s probably just as well as it would be pretty irritating to drop said camera and have it break into a hundred pieces…

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Andy MerrettCES 2009: LEGO-inspired kids gadgets coming soon courtesy of Digital Blue

Chevrolet's KITTY LOC8TOR for the valium-addled American housewife

chevrolet-loc8tor.jpgWe hesitate to use such cliched old phrases as “only in America,” but if you can show us another country in the world that requires custom gadgetry to help drivers locate their cars we’d be amazed.

This is the KITTY LOC8TOR. It’s a sort of walkie-talkie thing that…

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Gary CutlackChevrolet's KITTY LOC8TOR for the valium-addled American housewife

New London skyscraper dubbed 'The Walkie Talkie', but we think 'Nokia 6230' more apt

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The skyscraper which has been threatening to be plonked upon our modern East-End London scenery has just been approved by the City of London, and it’s already been given an ‘affectionate’ nickname – ‘the Walkie Talkie’, by the skyscraper-equivalent of a Trainspotter, SkyscraperNews.com.

Already kicking up a fuss, with the English Heritage claiming it’s got an ‘attention seeking form’, it will use 21 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, which is actually 10% less engery than an average building of similar size, surprisingly…

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Katherine HannafordNew London skyscraper dubbed 'The Walkie Talkie', but we think 'Nokia 6230' more apt