If you’re someone who employs a robot like automatic hoover vacuum system for your home, you might be interested in this latest invention from Panasonic. Fukitorimushi is the latest in floor-cleaning robots, unlike many that you may find up for sale these days, this autonomous robot does its thing in a rather creepy way by crawling around like a worm despite it using a highly efficient tech savvy cloth to keep your floors spotless.

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Technically, the Fukitorimushi sports sensors that allows it to detect dirty spots on the floor. Fukitorimushi’s body is covered in Teijin’s Nanofront cloth, which is made of polyester filament fibers measuring 700 nanometers in diameter. Though this sounds remarkably hard to believe, this means it is about 7,500 times thinner than the average human hair. The nanofibers significantly increase the fabric’s surface area, giving it superior wiping characteristics and the ability to absorb oil and ultra-fine dust particles less than one micron in diameter. The large surface contact area also increases the fabric’s friction with the floor and makes it resistant to sliding.

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Here’s a quick gallery showing you some pictures that were taken using the Nokia N97′s five megapixel camera. Now already available for pre-order via Nokia in the states for $524, the Nokia N97 is the second phone to feature a full touchscreen running on a Symbian S60 operating system. In addition to its five megapixel camera, other features include a 3.5-inch 640×360 pixels display, Wi-Fi, GPS and 3.5mm jack.

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One of the obvious rivals of the Nokia N97 is probably the LG Arena also with similar specs and a five megapixel camera which we recently reviewed, you can check out the photos we took using its camera here.

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Check out this absolutely fantastic top list of addictive games by Laptoplogic. We all have bad moody days from now and then where we just don’t find ourselves doing anything productive. If that’s you from time to time and just want to go blank and waste time, then you might like to take a look at this list, this could be especially useful for those of you having exams at the moment!

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The games below range from puzzles, to fishing and hang glider, we’re sure there will be at least a few that would suit your mood to wasting time :)

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Saw this amazing little video over the weekend on the BBC and thought it was definitely worthwhile sharing. The tiny tiny car you will see in the video below isn’t yet the world’s smallest car in the books but this will all change very soon. This tiny car is actually a hybrid of a quad bike in the shell of Postman Pat’s van, roughly the size of a domestic washing machine. It was unveiled during weekend and as you will imagine, it will barely even fit the person driving it, at about 40 seconds into the video you’ll see how exactly the driver can get into this thing.

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Update (04/11/2009): Those who have 05.11.xx baseband but have not been able to use fuzzyband’s baseband downgrader due to various reasons including non-supporting bootloader version should have a look at a new unlock tool released for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS by Geohot. It’s known as blacksn0w, it will work for iPhones running the latest firmware 3.1.2 on baseband 05.11.07: http://www.gadgetlite.com/2009/11/04/blacksn0w-iphone-3g-3gs-os-3-1-2/

Update (28/09/2009): Those looking to downgrade the baseband version 05.11.07 from the new iPhone OS 3.1 update should read our guide: How to: Downgrade iPhone 3G baseband – 05.11.07 to 04.26.08

We reported about the possibility of downgrading the iPhone 3Gs’ baseband (which had been unexpectedly affected by the 2.2.1 firmware update) by using a tool from ModMyi called pHaseBanDowngrader a few weeks ago. Thanks to all those who

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Weekly Roundup 9th May 2009

On May 9, 2009, in Weekly Roundup, by SSC

Now available: Samsung HMX-H106, world’s first SSD full HD camcorder

Reminder: GadgetLite is giving some cool gadgets away for free!

Leaked: Nokia 5900 XpressMusic phone?

ASUS Eee PC T91 tablet touchscreen netbook UK launch date

Official: Amazon Kindle DX priced at $489

New ASUS Eee PC 1002HAE – just a Japanese exclusive?

Video: First look at Samsung LED TV UE46B7090 in HD

New official Windows 7 RC wallpapers seem abit strange…

Video: Hands on with Sony X Series OLED Walkman

Phone fake: Lamborghini Vertu phone made by the Chinese

Leaked: Snapshot of HTC Hero, next Android phone?

Download for free now: Windows 7 Release Candidate

Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you

Gallery: Cool cars of Gumball 3000

Latest in technology EyeSeeCam tracks your eye movements to control robots

Samsung Eternity – NES controller case mod

Metal Detector Android app – definitely something the iPhone can’t do

Current Cost launches latest energy monitor – ENVI

Video: Phonearena reviews latest Samsung Omnia HD i8910

Transformers 2: New movie trailer is out!

Video: LG Viewty Smart GC900

Hope everyone has had a good weekend so far, the above were some of the gadgets and tech we featured this week. Its not always possible to talk about them all here at GadgetLite so the list of links from our neighbouring friends’ blogs below hopefully gives you a bit more for your craving needs! If you own a tech, gadget blog yourself you can always Twitter us some links to be shared and featured in this list, for now have a good weekend everyone!

Seedbomb For A Green Earth | Coolest Gadget Reviews

Activation Revealed DJ Hero Controller | Gaming Gadgets

145-inch curved Plasma TV

12 Beautiful Concept Car Designs | Toxel.com

H20 Concept Filter Recycles Urine for Drinking

Star Trek USB Communicator | Geeky Gadgets

World’s Smallest Wireless N USB Adapter From Mvix

Fujitsu U820 UMPC gets Windows 7 upgrade [Video] – SlashGear

Pioneer unveils four new GPS systems – SlipperyBrick.com

Vertex Pyramid Handmade PC Case | Geeky Gadgets

Call of Duty 7 Rumours?

Dell making an Android Netbook?

Martin Jetpack | Gadget | Gear

USA Networks launches Letter Matrix iPhone game

 

Just wanted to let anyone whose not yet taken part the chance to check out our latest free giveaway. This time we’re giving away three prizes, winners will be chosen next weekend! Remember, anyone can take part, no matter where you live

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