Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Philips Hue is an interesting WI-FI connected lighting system of standard looking light bulbs. Making use of a smartphone or tablet the Hue lightning system allows you to play with tone, brightness and colour to create your ideal lighting and mood as well as turn lights on and off remotely. Well now there`s a developers kit for them.
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Friday, March 8, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
3D Display - Re-Imaging (Three.js & Leap Motion) from Robbie Tilton on Vimeo.
Very interesting 3D concept display here that`s rotatable and could be of great use to engineers and designers. It uses a prism and four images to create this 3D effect, now add gesture control and voila, one very cool almost holographic display.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Microsoft`s Kinect is a pretty cool device. Gamers and developers love it along with hobbyists and experimenters everywhere. But Microsoft has added some new tricks to Kinect, namely pinch to zoom in thin air.
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AMD`s successor to its "Trinity" based CPUs (or APU) named "Richland" will land March 12. Richland is based on the Piledriver architecture and uses 32nm technology and features an integrated GPU based on the Radeon HD 8000 series and is backward compatible with the FM2 socket.
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There`s a new iMac in town and this one`s aimed squarely at the education market. New the 21.5" iMac comes with a dual core i3 and it priced at $1099 and is available to the educational institutions only.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Intel Atom based servers are nothing new now, using the same old Atom CPU you`d get in a netbook or nettop. But the new Atom CE5300 System on a Chip is aimed squarely at the home storage market and allows "customers to easily set up all of their media in one place and avoid capacity limitations of mobile devices." This new dual core processor is capable of transcoding and adapting video content to suit a number of devices you may have. Think of an HD video streaming at 1080p to a TV, then converting to 720p for a tablet, and maybe even 480p (blah) for a smartphone for optimal viewing and storage.
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Monday, March 4, 2013
BlackBerry has released a firmware update (the first actually) for the Z10. This update addresses a number of issues including battery life. The update is 150MB in size and is available over the air and also includes over 60 optimizations.
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This is great news for BlackBerry, the German government will be implementing the new Z10. According the report the Germans plan to acquire 5000 Z10`s for use in “other secret sources in ministries and federal agencies” due to its impressive security features.
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Chalk this one up as another iWatch rumour so here goes. The iWatch in its current prototype state allegedly runs a full version of IOS but there`s a problem, battery life is an issue.
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Saturday, March 2, 2013
Panic the developers of Coda and Transmit disassembled the Lightning Digital AV cable that allows iOS devices to output HDMI to televisions. What they found is pretty interesting, the lightning adapter is way more complicated than previously thought. Panic has found an ARM chip along with 2GB of ram and it looks as though it runs some sort of mini IOS.
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Friday, March 1, 2013
Really nice and detailed performance review of an overclocked AMD FX-4300 quad core CPU. As always Nicolas11x12 offers up great details and is very thorough in his testing. Some surprising results for this budget FX CPU. Highly recommended if you plan on overclocking this processor.
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