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Posted: May 23rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG | Tags: | Comments Off on Cool or Fool?

NEC Medias X N-06EThe phrase “the phones are running hot” has the potential for a double meaning in the smartphone age, with increasingly processor-intensive apps being used on mobile devices. Desktop computers make use of water cooling to keep their CPUs from overheating, so why can’t smartphones? Why not, indeed. NEC has done just that with the Medias X N-06E, the world’s first water-cooled smartphone.

At the heart of the Medias X N-06E is a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro running at 1.7 GHz that has its heat drawn away to the sides of the phone by a water-filled heatpipe. Of course, this chip can be found in a range of devices, including the LG Optimus G Pro and HTC One, neither of which seem to be experiencing overheating issues.

While the chip supports clocking up to 1.9 GHz, NEC is sticking to 1.7 GHz for the water-cooled phone, so it’s unlikely users will see any real performance boost. The only real benefits we can see would be the potential to possibly extend the life of the chip or keep the phone cooler in your hot little hand :: Read the full GIZMAG article »»»»


Australian Scientists 3D-Print NEW Organs …US Student 3D-Prints a Gun

Posted: May 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science Matters, REBLOG | Tags: , | Comments Off on Australian Scientists 3D-Print NEW Organs …US Student 3D-Prints a Gun

3d Printed EarIt’s proof perhaps that we live in an ironic world, Australian researchers are on the cusp of creating new human organs via 3D-printing. While a US student fires the first bullet from a home-made 3D Printed polymer gun.

On the up-side, Australian scientists say they have found a way to grow human body parts using 3D printing technology. The technology isn’t the only cleverness here, 3D printers are now so portable that they might be installed in hospitals.

The University of Wollongong’s Centre for Electromaterials Science is opening a research unit at Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital where 3D printing will be used to reproduce tissue material.

In the US, the State Department has successfully demanded the removal of the 3D printed gun’s schematics from Defcad, a file-sharing site run by Defense Distributed, the group at the centre of the 3D-printed gun controversy.

However, those worried about the ability to download 3D-printed gun blueprints, fret not: The Pirate Bay is apparently on the case, the 3D Printed guns schematics are available for download :: Read the full article »»»»


Super Mega Mega Toaster Prints Your Bread

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG | Tags: , | Comments Off on Super Mega Mega Toaster Prints Your Bread

Super Mega Mega ToasterThe humble toaster hasn’t changed a bunch over the years, aside from upmarket variants like the Brabantia, not a heap of imagination has gone into a device that is used almost solely in the am.

Since it’s invention by Scotsman,  Alan MacMasters in 1893, it hasn’t really been dragged into the 21st century. Accordingly, there isn’t a lot you can do with a device that exists purely to brown bread!?

Scott van Haastrecht begs to differ, and has added another string to the toaster’s bow by creating a device that prints a different picture onto your breakfast every morning.

Contrary to the impression the name may give, the Super Mega Mega Toaster isn’t a giant version of the humble bread-browning electrical appliance. Instead its trick is to source an image that has some relevance to a particular day from Google, then print on to your toast :: Read the full Gizmag article »»»»

REBLOG! Australians Addicted to Smartphones, the Rest of the World is Addicted to Social Media

Posted: February 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Facebook, News From the web, REBLOG, Smartphone, Social Media | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on REBLOG! Australians Addicted to Smartphones, the Rest of the World is Addicted to Social Media

Serious Addiction WARNING!Blogger and ABC contributor Peter Ryan has a superneat post on a new report confirming what most of us  already knew: Australians are addicted to their smartphones. The survey of smartphone users by tech behemoth Cisco reveals that the daily ritual for Gen Y Aussies kicks off with a quick txt.

Many of the survey participants admitted that they checked for messages, emails and updates at least twice an hour, many becoming anxious when their phone goes astray.

Kevin Bloch isn’t alone, our favourite news agency – Reuters – has an ubercool post on our latest addiction, Social Media.

Social media is now apparently a recognised addiction, a study undertaken last year by the University of Chicago found that Liking and Tweeting can be even more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol. The research showed that social networking sites gave users a burst of the addictive neurotransmitter dopamine :: Read the full article »»»»

REBLOG! Doping Australia’s Sporting Elite

Posted: February 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on REBLOG! Doping Australia’s Sporting Elite

Australia Faces Up To Drugs In SportBLOG! At the outset of this post, I must confess to being the LEAST interested in Australian Sport! The shinanigans ofthe preceeding week have been of amusement to me simply because of the irony, elite sports men and women taking performance enhancing drugs? your kidding right, not here, not in AUSTRALIA!

For those in a cave, this past week, the ACC – Australian Crime Commission – has released a landmark report that as the countries sporting fans and officials in a proper dither: Apparently, Australians are SHOCKED that it’s sporting elite uses drugs!?

Mainstream media in Australia is currently abuzz with chatter on the ramifications of the ACC report, organised crime, doping, betting are clearly the focus. The minister for sport – Kate Lundy – in a press release said: “The investigation identified widespread use of prohibited substances including peptides, hormones and illicit drugs in professional sport. It also found that this use has been facilitated by sports scientists, high-performance coaches and sports staff. In some cases, players are being administered with substances that have not yet been approved for human use.”

Like other notable international incidence of drug abuse in sport – Lance Armstrong – the Australian case is more about policing powers, not drug testing. The coercive powers of the ACC are set to beef up ASADA – Australian Sport Anti Doping Authority –  in the wake of the recent review into Cycling Australian. One of the plus-points here is that ASADA should now be able to move now from simply being a testing and education body to an agency with proper teeth

So as we’ve sat at front of our teles snickering at oversized Chinese swimmers, or cyclists who strove for greatness at the end of a needle while we swallowed his cancer pitch, we clearly missed just HOW good our own guys were getting (except of course for the 2012 Olympic Swim Team, Doubtless there are any drugs there) :: Read the full article »»»»


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 »»»»