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Posted: January 2nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Buddhas Brother, REBLOG | Tags: | Comments Off on REBLOG! 2012 SUMMED UP

REBLOG! GIZMAG 2012 SUMMED UP GIZMAGHas the review you’ve just read actually been based on the product it sprukes? Has the REVIEWER actually seen the product? …or has the review simply been gathered from multiple internet articles? Cut n Paste Journalism is simply sad…

Our MOST favourite technology publication GIZMAG has an uberneat summation of the year that just was – Gizmag – unlike some dogdey, lower-end, pseudo-tech sites, does hands on, real life, yes they touch stuff reviews! Going back over the year that’s just gone, Gizmags lineup of touched stuff is pretty awesomely impressive.

2012: A year in technology Keeping tabs on the furious rate of technological development happening all around us is no easy task and the passing of another year provides a good excuse to reflect and take stock of the major milestones we’ve seen. So sit back in your power-generating rocking chair, crack yourself a self-chilling beverage and enjoy our take on the significant trends, technological victories and scientific bombshells of 2012 :: Read the full article »»»»

Tiny Projector For Instagram Slide-shows, Projecteo

Posted: November 19th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Tiny Projector For Instagram Slide-shows, Projecteo

Technoid - Projecteo - via GizmagSimon Crisp from ubergadget site Gizmag has a superlative find; Projecteo: A tiny projector for Instagram silde shows, Mr Crisp harks back to that most kitsch of home entertainment.

According to those aged enough to recall,  home slide shows used to be all the rage in the 70s, these days most people prefer to share their snaps instantly via email or social media.

According to Gizmag, many people are keen to bring the old fashioned slide show back with a tiny projector called Projecteo funded within just 24 hours of being launched on Kickstarter. The diminutive device uses 35 mm slide film to set your Instagram photos free from their digital confines and project them onto any surface :: Read the full article »»»»

Prototype iPhone 4 Cardboard Keyboard

Posted: November 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Cult of Apple, iPhone 4, REBLOG, Smartphone | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Prototype iPhone 4 Cardboard Keyboard

Technoid - iPhone Keyboard via SMH Digital LifeAs the song says – well kind ofSome guys have all the fun! Ben Grubb is such a man, the Digital Life wunderkind gets bundles of superneat new gadgets thrown at him, from the big guys and the not-so-big guys.

This week he’s been tossed a neat little gadget for that device we refuse to cover – the iPhone – from one of the littler guys. A prototype app made for the iPhone 4 allows users to type on a keyboard made of paper using vibrations.

Created by Florian Kräutli, a university student in London, the “Vibrative” app makes use of the iPhone’s inbuilt accelerometer, reading vibrations as a finger taps a surface to work out which key is being pressed.

According to the Daily Mail, the software works out the approximate location of a strike on a paper keyboard by analysing the strength and frequency of tremors through the surface the iPhone is resting on :: Read Ben Grubb’s full article at Digital Life »»»»

Android Apps Leaking Bank Details

Posted: October 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Android, Google, Hack!, ONLINE SECURITY | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Android Apps Leaking Bank Details

Android Apps Leaking Bank Details SMH Digital Life

Tens of millions of people around the world are using vulnerable Android apps that are leaking personal data, including bank account information and webcam access, according to new research. The study tested the 13,500 most popular free apps from the Google Play Store and found that 1074 – almost 10 per cent – used incorrect or inadequate coding. Researchers at the Leibniz University of Hannover and the Philipps University of Marburg, both in Germany, tried to hack a sample of 100 of the vulnerable apps. They were able to exploit almost half the apps, of which there are at least 39.5 million users worldwide, according to the Google Play Store :: Read the full article at Digital Life »»»»


Gizmag Reblog! The Anternet

Posted: September 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: BLOGGING!, REBLOG | Tags: | Comments Off on Gizmag Reblog! The Anternet

Gizmag Reblog - The AnternetAsk who invented the Internet and you’ll spark off an argument with everyone championed from DARPA to Nikola Tesla. However, two Stanford scientists claim that the inventor may have had six legs, antennae and a taste for disrupting picnics.

Professor of biology Deborah Gordon and professor of computer science Balaji Prabhakar say that red harvester ants – Pogonomyrmex barbatus – use the same Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) in foraging that the internet uses to manage data transmissions – making a sort of “Anternet.”

A common image of an ant colony is that it’s the ultimate dictatorship, with each ant condemned to a life of total regimentation. It’s nice metaphor, but it’s actually false. In fact, in an ant colony, no one is in charge.

True, there’s a queen, but she doesn’t do anything except lay eggs. As to the rest of the ants, no one makes decisions, no one tells anyone else what to do and no one supervises the work. This raises the question, how does anyone know what to do? :: Read the full article »»»»

Overclockers So Smitten With Ivy Bridge

Posted: June 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Intel, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Overclockers So Smitten With Ivy Bridge

Overclockers So Smitten With Ivy BridgeFast, Faster, Fastest! Overclockers are an odd breed to say the least, taking a perfectly adequate processor, dragging it kicking and screaming to it’s physical limits, often with dire consequence. Overclockers apparently live to push the bounderies that hardware makers set as benchmarks. At a very basic level overclocking is about squeezing that last tiny bit of juice out of what was a  bog standard processor.

At an extreme level, overclocking can mean using liquid nitrogen to obtain speeds that perform set tasks in world record times and doing this has become a globally-competitive ‘sport’. Through establishing which components most-easily break in their quest to push performance boundaries, overclockers have helped make consumer level computers become faster and more stable.

It seems from all the ranting that overclockers are once again in lust with Intel – Intel’s new Platform, Ivy Bridge seems to have them all gaga – Dino Strklevic, an overclocker and abc.net.au contributor says “What an amazing new platform! Intel has finally given overclockers the jackpot! The new king is in town and geeks call it Ivy Bridge – Intel calls it  3rd gen Core processors –  it formally launched in Australia last week :: Read the full article »»»»

REBLOG! Spotify To Go Live In Australia Tomorrow

Posted: May 21st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG | Tags: , | Comments Off on REBLOG! Spotify To Go Live In Australia Tomorrow

REBLOG - Spotify To Go Live In Australia Tomorrow

Arguably the most popular music streaming service in the world, Spotify, will finally open it’s doors to the Australian market tomorrow. Who wants a 15-million song library?

Hold your breath for http://www.spotify.com.au/

Those are the reports coming out of The Australian and the Australian Financial Review today after months of speculation as to when the actual date would arrive. Spotify has already allowed consumers to pre-register for access to the service which offers over 15 million songs to stream or download, depending on the level of service you have signed up for. Read the full post at EFTM >> http://eftm.com.au Read the full article »»»»