Posted: April 3rd, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Google | Tags: Fukushima, Google, Google Maps, Google Streetview, Namie | No Comments »
Internet behemoth Google has launched a virtual tour through the nuclear wasteland surrounding Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Virtual tourists can now take an eery tour through the deserted streets of Namie, one of the towns abandoned after the Fukushima meltdowns spewed radioactive fallout across a large area.
The site reveals streets overgrown with weeds, and time appears to have stood still since Namie’s entire population of 21,000 people was evacuated two years ago.
Fifty percent of the town on the Pacific coast sits within the 20-kilometre evacuation zone around the nuclear plant, which was crippled by Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 31st, 2012 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Gaming, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: Sifteo, Sifteo Cube, UPDATED | No Comments »
Around the same time last year we announced the immanent release of Sifteo Cubes Intelligent Play – Sifteo Cubes! The New Face of Smart Games - a clever little system where the timeless concept of building blocks where given a thoroughly modern makeover. Überclever cubes sporting a touch-sensitive color LCD display, onboard sensing technology, embedded computer, games, puzzles sent wirelessly from a handy PC or laptop.
Sifteo’s clever system has just been treated to an update.
The addition of a new Sifteo Base to the system allows players of the next generation system to venture beyond the radio range of the previous version. The maximum number of cubes available for gameplay has also been doubled for more complex puzzles, to unlock new levels or just to get more family members involved in the action.
The addition of the Sifteo Base completely eliminates the need for a nearby computer during gameplay by allowing game storage on the compact unit itself and wirelessly communicate with the Cubes. The base is battery-powered for portability as well as featuring built-in speakers for in-game audio.
Punters can buy and add games to the base unit using Sifteo Sync desktop software - via pc – as the name suggests, the new games automatically download to the Sifteo Base when it’s plugged into your pc :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 16th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought | Tags: A.A.Milne, Quote of the Day | No Comments »
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
Posted: April 10th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Technoid Love | Tags: Smartphone ADULT ONLY Apps, Windows Phone, Windows Phone Adult ONLY Apps | No Comments »
The distinct lack of 3rd party app development for Microsoft’s Windows Phones is making porn apps the device’s go-to feature. According to TechCrunch.com, although the phones include apps from all the most popular developers like Facebook, Twitter and Angry Birds, Spotify, Rdio and Reddit, the rest are older shareware circa Windows 95.
By default, porn apps are plentiful in the Windows Phone Marketplace and include products like “Sexy Bomb,’ “HD Babes Premium,” IKamasutra,” 1,000 Sexy Girls HD,” and more. These adult apps are the top hits in the Entertainment, Music + Video, Lifestyle, and Health + Fitness category, according to the report. And it’s not the content that Microsoft should be ashamed of but rather its failure to support new developers. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 7th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: eReader, IMOD, IMOD Elements, Iridigm Display, Kyobo, MEMS, Mirasol, QMT, QUALCOMM, Snapdragon, tablet, Technoid Gadget New | No Comments »
Display technology is changing faster than ever. Take for example Qualcomm, makers of much mobile chippery who have recently released upon the world a brand new display technology, the Mirasol display. Working much like the colorful patterns on butterfly wings the Mirasol display reflects selective wavelengths of light using millions of tiny pits containing mirrors. This allows the display to have very different characteristics to that of today’s kings of display panels, LCD and eInk. The first example of the Mirasol display is now available to South Koreans in the shape of the the Kyobo eReader, available through Kyobo’s Book Center. The new eReader promises low power, fast frame rates, color and the display actually gets brighter and easier to read out doors.
The Kyobo’s display technology sets this little eReader apart. Working in partnership Qualcomm, Kyobo South Korea’s largest book retailer have released the Kyobo e-Reader, integrating a 5.7″ Mirasol display from Qualcomm. Squeezing in a 1024 x 768 resolution display with 25mhz frame rate the Kyobo eReader is the first tablet device to combine the color and brightness of LCD with the low power and outdoor readability of eInk commonly used in Amazons Kindle eReaders. Inside the Kyobo eReader contains even more Qualcomm technology, the tablet uses a Qualcomm 1.0 GHz Snapdragon processor, a zippy low power chip. The tablets interface is driven by Kyobo’s application interface sitting a top of the Android 2.3 operating system. This may well be the South Korean equivalent to the Amazon Fire. The software for the eReader ties in with Kyobo’s online books stores to give an integrated library, bookstore and reading experience. Bringing tablet like performance to e-Readers, blurring the lines even more. Read the full article »»»»