Archive for the 'gadgets' Category

13
Dec
12

Have you got a NAS in your life?

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10
Apr
10

Apple's New iPhone App Policy: All Your Code Are Belong To Us

Amidst all the hullabaloo surrounding the launch of Apple’s iPhone OS 4.0, the contentious company from Cupertino is coming under fire for a quietly made change to its iPhone developer’s agreement.

The change, first noted by John Gruber of the Daring Fireball blog, effectively prohibits developers from using any “intermediary translation” tools in building native iPhone applications. In simpler terms, programmers will be required to use only Apple’s proprietary tools in creating their apps; they won’t be able to translate their programs from other platforms as they’d previously been able to do.

pcworld

10
Apr
10

Apple's New iPhone App Policy: All Your Code Are Belong To Us

Amidst all the hullabaloo surrounding the launch of Apple’s iPhone OS 4.0, the contentious company from Cupertino is coming under fire for a quietly made change to its iPhone developer’s agreement.

The change, first noted by John Gruber of the Daring Fireball blog, effectively prohibits developers from using any “intermediary translation” tools in building native iPhone applications. In simpler terms, programmers will be required to use only Apple’s proprietary tools in creating their apps; they won’t be able to translate their programs from other platforms as they’d previously been able to do.

pcworld

09
Apr
10

Remote Controlled Lego Bugatti Veyron with a working seven-speed gearbox

Via: Autoblog

04
Apr
10

Pencil Case Urn or I Read Dead People

I am all for creepy odd things and I am fully aware that the corpse will have burnt at temperatures that will kill even the most badass nasties but this is just a little too far out there for me. Somehow it seems unsanitary and just a little disrespectful.

Pencils made from the carbon of human remains. 240 pencils can be made from an average body of ash – a lifetime supply of pencils for those left behind.

Each pencil is foil stamped with the name of the person. Only one pencil can be removed at a time, it is then sharpened back into the box causing the sharpenings to occupy the space of the used pencils. Over time the pencil box fills with sharpenings – a new ash, transforming it into an urn. The window acts as a timeline, showing you the amount of pencils left as time goes by.

This work forms part of a larger research project into post mortem.

source: Nadine Jarvis

25
Mar
10

New Developments on the X-Ray Vision Front Get Our Hopes Up

Specs Appeal

Specs Appeal

Our quest to secure a pair of X-ray-vision glasses appeared to take a great leap forward recently when researchers at the City of Paris Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution (ESPCI) recently found a way to see through opaque materials.

The findings, reported in Physical Review Letters, explain, “It’s possible to focus light through opaque materials and detect objects hidden behind them, provided you know enough about the material.”

We hoped that these findings promised a future where we could order X-ray glasses on eBay and do our best Superman impressions, but the wind was quickly removed from our sails by some smart people we talked to.

“Scientists have been using various methods to see through objects for some time,” says information technology guru and photographer Mike Warot. “It’s not X-ray vision, it’s just the ability to focus through translucent things. Truly opaque objects are likely to stay that way for a very long time.”

Disappointment set in.

“As far as X-ray vision, that’s very 1950s,” says Warot. “We do have X-rays, and that’s done at the airport.”

So there it is folks, if you want to be like Superman, continue to use your imagination, or get a job with the TSA.

source

10
Mar
10

Telecom XT – Downfall Parody