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Gorilla Glass 2: Welcome To The Jungle

Posted: January 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Smartphone, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Gorilla Glass 2: Welcome To The Jungle

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 »»»»

Mogees, Making The World Our Musical Instrument

Posted: January 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mogees, Making The World Our Musical Instrument

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 »»»»

Charlie Miller! iOS Developer Ditched By Apple

Posted: January 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Cult of Apple, Hack!, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Charlie Miller! iOS Developer Ditched By Apple

iOS Developer Ditched By AppleFamed 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


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LG’s New Dream Screens, IPS6 Cinema 3D Monitors

Posted: December 24th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Monitor, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on LG’s New Dream Screens, IPS6 Cinema 3D Monitors

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 »»»»

AOC’s Incredible iPhone Docking Monitor

Posted: December 22nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Über Monitor, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on AOC’s Incredible iPhone Docking Monitor

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 »»»»

EZ-Robot! Will The Real Wall-E Please Stand Up

Posted: December 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on EZ-Robot! Will The Real Wall-E Please Stand Up

Robotics is a burgeoning field, just like computers 30 years ago robotics is moving from the exclusive labs of the of the übernoid to the world of the everyday enthusiast, bringing robotics to anyone with a little curiosity. EZ-Robot, a Canadian company is doing just that, aiming to bring robotics to the masses. The EZ-Robot kit and Wall-E project is just one of the many robots available on EZ’s site, from creepy insect  robots to miniature Daleks. Don’t be fooled by Wall-E’s cute face this isn’t just another remote control toy, Wall-E responds to voice commands, plays chase the ball and can even dance to his favorite song. He sighs when you take his ball away and sings when he’s happy.

DJ Sures and his team at EZ-Robot have released the hardware kit and software  – EZ-Builder –  that will allow anyone to easily construct their very own Wall-E robot, no soldering or programming required. This includes taking advantage of voice recognition, joystick support and camera object recognition.

The EZ-B Robot Controller is the key to EZ-Robot’s simplicity and power. From the outset DJ Sures set out to create an all-in-one hardware and software solution for robotics. The circuit board contains a powerful voltage regulator, a Bluetooth antenna module, digital I/O, ADC, servo control, serial ports, MIDI connection, TellyMate interface, and more. Read the full article »»»»

OnLive! Gaming Without Boundaries

Posted: December 10th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on OnLive! Gaming Without Boundaries

Video games, the largest entertainment industry in the world has a new player on the scene. OnLive gaming is the first completely hardware independent gaming service on the net. This is the first true change to the way we game in decades. OnLive’s plans for world domination were reinforced this week with the announcement of Android and iOS support for the gaming service. Now you can seamless switch from gaming on your tablet to playing on a Mac or PC  without skipping a beat. OnLive is not a game download service, instead it runs all the game on it’s cloud servers and simply sends the picture to the player. Totally removing the need to upgrade and maintain hardware, no software installing or patching. Game-play can also be continued on any device you can log into.

Cloud based gaming is one of the latest uses for the clouds. In one foul swoop OnLive have managed to tare down the walls that have kept the gaming world divided by device. Game compatibility has been the Holy Grail of many tech companies over the last 20 years, most have simply faded away with the dream unfulfilled. OnLive have achieved the Holy Grail by shifting the workload of running game to the cloud server. PC Games can now be played on every platform except the consoles, with-out compromise, full speed high quality gaming anywhere. Read the full article »»»»