Posted: January 2nd, 2013 | Author: The Technoid | Filed under: Buddhas Brother, REBLOG | Tags: REBLOG | No Comments »
Has 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 »»»»
Posted: January 21st, 2012 | Author: The Technoid | Filed under: Buddhas Brother | Tags: Athenaeum Theatre Melbourne, Jaded Vanities, Saturday Feb 26 2012, Star Wars The Burlesque, The Empire Strips Back | No Comments »
It is a dark time for the rebellion. Although the Death Star had been destroyed imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and perused them across the galaxy.
Star Wars: The Empire Strips Back continues the cabaret tradition of Burlesque Combining the sensual art of the tease with an outrageous parody of one of the earliest science fiction traditions – dressing up in Star Wars regalia – has produced the must see shows of the year. Star Wars: The Empire Strips Back pays homage to one of science fictions greatest cultural contributions in the sexiest kind of way.
Light-sabers are at the ready as the Rebels continue their fight against the Empire. The rebels amongst us lucky enough to be in Melbourne during February should escape the heat and head down to the Athenium theatre. As Barnum and Bailey would say this is ‘The Greatest Show on Earth”,
While not an officially sanctioned Star Wars production this is a most amusing parody of a classic in the great tradition of Burlesque. Without giving too much away many of the most memorable scenes from The Empire Strikes Back are re-enacted for our enjoyment.
Posted: November 13th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Buddhas Brother, Technoid Computer News | Tags: laptop, LED, Portege, Sandy Bridge, Technoid, Technoid Computer News, Toshiba, Ultrabook, Z830 | 2 Comments »
As the Christmas shopping season quickly approaches manufactures are busily getting there wares out there to tempt us. Toshiba recently announced its latest temptation, the Portege Z830 Ultrabook. Having also updated their line-up of tablets and laptops Toshiba seems to be making a serious push in the portable computing market. Like all great comic book super hero’s an Ultrabook must have at least one super power. In the Z830′s case it can lighten both your wallet and your backup, simultaneously.
The Z830′s specifications on paper certainly indicate no compromise computing, a laptop that won’t keep you waiting. CPU choice is plentiful with the full range of second generation Intel Sandy Bridge CPU’s available, i3, i5 or i7 are up for inclusion. System memory can be expanded up to 6GB along with 128GB of storage with the included SSD. The display is a flat Matt 13.3″LED display with 1368×768 resolution, low on reflection and even viewable outdoors. The bezel around the LCD display is on the larger size but still blends in with the overall industrial look of the Ultrabook. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 26th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Buddhas Brother, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: 3D Printing, Automated Milling, Desktop Factory, Desktop Manufacturing, iM-01, iModela, Roland, Roland DG, Technoid, Technoid Gadget News, Technoid IT News, YouTube | Comments Off
The world is shrinking, cities seem much closer together when you travel at near to the speed of sound, computers that once filled entire buildings now fit in your pocket and what once required factories full of machines can be done by the iM-01 iModela, the desktop 3D printing factory. Roland has managed to squeeze an entire automated production system into a box not much bigger than an inkjet printer and at $1000 they have managed to bring desktop manufacturing to the masses, anyone with a computer and spare USB port can start the production line rolling.. A product of Roland’s little known DG division the iM-01 brings flexible manufacturing to a desktop near you.
“With iModela, artists around the world can bring their most innovative design ideas to life, adding dimension and style to creative projects, whether or not they have any previous experience with 3D technologies. iModela makes it easy to create a physical model from an artist’s 3D rendering, using powerful 3D modelling technology to sculpt shapes, drill holes, create reliefs, smooth surfaces and engrave designs. With iModela, 3D modellers and hobbyists can affordably produce even the most complex designs with precision.”, John Wall, Roland DG Business Development Manager Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 26th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Buddhas Brother, CMOS, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: Camera Ball, Digital Camera News, Panaoramic, Sperical, Technoid Gadget News, Technoid IT News, Thrown | Comments Off
As a species. creativity has to be one of our greatest strengths, granted some ideas and inventions can come across a little whacky and strange, but with perseverance they often blossom into excellent gadgets. One such idea is the Spherical Panoramic Camera Ball, created by Jonas Pfeil. The ball is tossed into the air where it proceeds to snap a full 360 degree panoramic image of the surrounding scene. The images produced are an amazing snapshot of the moment, with every direction able to be explored. Unexpected details appear in every corner, even capturing the scene behind you that was till then unseen.
A built in accelerometer is able to calculate the launch speed of the ball, that is in turn used to calculate the maximum height and time to maximum height. This is then used to time the shot for that zero g moment when the camera ball is stationary. At that moment the 36 fixed-focus 2 megapixel mobile phone camera modules fire off simultaneously. The camera’s internal 8bit Risc processor then stitches them together into a panoramic picture of the scene. Depending on the surroundings the Camera Ball will capture detail out to a few hundred meters in each direction. Read the full article »»»»