Posted: January 8th, 2012 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Smartphone, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: Athol Tutanekai, CES, Chemical Hardening, Corning, Dragontrail, Flexible, Gorilla Glass, LCD, Scratch Resistant, smartphone, tablet, Technoid Gadget News | No Comments »
Gorilla Glass, protecting our favourite gadgets this Superman tough glass is the unsung hero of the gadget world and is about to receive an upgrade. Producing by Corning the new generation of Gorilla Glass will be demonstrated at the upcoming CES show in Las Vegas next week. With hammers at the ready Corning will be demonstrating the almost indestructible nature of the Gorilla. Corning takes great pride in destroying its Gorilla Glass and posting the videos, not an easy task if the demonstrations is anything to go by. The testing that Corning puts Gorilla Glass through confirms the glass is tough, flexible and scratch resistant, with some saying it’s as tough as steel while still being crystal clear.
“Corning Gorilla Glass has been a tremendous success for Corning, enjoying excellent market acceptance across mobile device industries. Handset and tablet device manufacturers are clearly driving toward higher functionality from thinner designs. Corning’s latest innovation in Gorilla Glass technology is very well positioned to meet these challenges and enable broader touch technology penetration,” said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials. Product details will be included in an announcement planned for Monday, January 9, 2012. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 6th, 2012 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Technoid Gadget News | Tags: Athol Tutanekai, Audio Mosaic, Bruno Zamborlin, Concatenative Synthesis, Contact Microphone, Frame Based Division, Gestural Interface, Goldsmiths Digital Studio, Mogees, Physically Modelling, Segment Based Division, Technoid Gadget News, Touch Interface | No Comments »
Musical expression is one of humanities greatest talents, so deeply engrained in who we are that it evolves with us. As soon as new technologies are created we fold it into the ways we express ourselves. The Mogees research project is one such technology, exploring gestural interfaces for musical expressions. Mogees uses a simple contact microphone that feeds audio data in real time to some very complex software to convert any surface into a musical instrument. From a panel of glass to a tree if you can tap it Mogees can convert it into a musical instrument.
The Mogees project has been developed by Bruno Zamborlin, a Ph.D. Student at Goldsmiths Digital Studio – University of London – , in collaboration with Frederic Bevilacqua, Norbert Schnell and the real-time music interaction team at IRCAM – Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique.
The first demonstration of the technology took place with the live performance at the Beam festival, Brunel University in London June 2011. Since then the technology has continued to evolve. It is currently used in the Airplay project by the IRCAM composer Lorenzo Pagliei. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 2nd, 2012 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Apple, Cult of Apple, Hack!, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: Accuvant Labs, apple, Charlie Miller, Cult of Apple, Hack, Hacker, NSA, Security Researcher, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | No Comments »
Famed tech security researcher and hacker – NSA, Accuvant Labs – Charlie Miller has been blacklisted by Apple after he discovered, reported and then opened-up a potential vulnerability within iOS apps. Exploiting the flaw – later patched by Apple – Miller created an app that made it possible to steal data from, and take control of, other iOS devices. Further, Miller managed to get the app through the stringent Apple approval process and had the app posted on Apples App Store for a short while. In 2008 Miller won a $10,000 cash prize at the hacker conference Pwn2Own for being the first hacker to find a critical bug in the MacBook Air. The next year, he won $5,000 for cracking Safari. In 2009 he also demonstrated an SMS processing vulnerability that allowed for complete compromise of the Apple iPhone and denial-of-service attacks on other phones. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 24th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Monitor, Technoid Computer News | Tags: 3D Display, CES 2012, Cinema 3D, D43, DM52, DM82, DM92, IPS LCD Monitor, IPS Panel, LCD, LED, LG, Technoid Gadget News | No Comments »
LG is set to introduce their latest display technology at CES 2012. The DM92 is LG’s new baby, with a 27″ IPS panel surrounded by a super sexy 1mm bezel. Almost looking edge to edge the panel fills the screen. The IPS technology used in new range of monitors guarantees the brightest colors and widest viewing angles. LG’s new IPS panels will be showcased in four new series of monitors that will cover the gamut of options and price ranges. All models are 3D enabled with one model being optimized for 3D. All also offer the full range of PC and Multimedia inputs to allow the monitors to do double duty. This latest generation of IPS panel also off 25% better power efficiency so we can all enjoy the extra color and still be helping the planet.
“The quality and technological superiority of LG’s 3D display products are second to none, according to the findings of internationally renowned research organizations and respected media outlets,” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Home Entertainment Company. “The 2011 IPS monitor line-up shows LG’s commitment to further build upon on this reputation and technological prowess in order to provide consumers with the most immersive home entertainment experience possible.” Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 22nd, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Über Monitor, Übergadget | Tags: AOC, AOC e2343Fi, Apple Doc, CES 2012, Integrate Doc, iphone, iPhone Docking Station, LCD, LCD Monitor, LCD Panel, SRS Speakers, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | No Comments »
AOC, creators of displays great and small has added a twist to the humble LCD monitor. Making HDMI inputs look old school AOC’s new e2343Fi monitor includes a docking station for your iPhone or Touch. While the e2343Fi may look like your standard 23″ monitor it’s SRS speakers and integrated Apple interface makes this monitor perfect as a mini multimedia studio. Once the brains of the operation is docked your iPhone’s display is automatically mirrored on the 23″ LCD, in it’s full high definition glory. AOC isn’t stopping at adding a docking station to your monitor either, rumors suggest a combined USB connectivity and dock has already been prototyped. AOC’s new multipurpose monitor along new prototype displays will be on show at the much anticipated CES 2012. AOC is coming prepared with many tricks up their sleeve.
Integrating a dock into the base of the LCD display is just another way AOC is added more function to LCD panels. Other models in AOC’s range also include tricks like USB powered displays, touch screen, 3D and picture frame functions. In the case of the e2343Fi with your Apple device docked the monitors SRS speakers and LED back-light display are at the iPhone / Touch’s disposal, playing tunes and displaying video at will. The monitor also includes the usual array of PC and HDMI inputs to meet day to day demands. Read the full article »»»»