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iModela, The Desktop 3D Printing Factory

Posted: October 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Buddhas Brother, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on iModela, The Desktop 3D Printing Factory

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 »»»»


Spherical Panoramic Camera Ball

Posted: October 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Buddhas Brother, CMOS, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Spherical Panoramic Camera Ball

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 »»»»


Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz

Posted: October 24th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Buddhas Brother, Hardware, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz

Technology advances in many directions, memory for example increases in both speed and capacity. Corsair, the manufacturer of high performance computer parts and gaming goodness have upped the ante one more time. Throwing down the gauntlet to fellow memory manufacturers with the release of their high-speed 8GB Vengeance DDR3 RAM. Worlds may well be colliding with the introduction of the new Vengeance modules with Workstations using professionals and Über Gamers both competing to buy the new Corsair sticks of RAM. With the capacity of normally slow Server and Workstation RAM but with the high speed performance of gaming memory the Vengeance will be in high demand. Stack four of these octo monsters in your gaming rig for an astounding 32GB of system memory that will let you take on any task , edit that new 4k hi-def film while playing the latest first person shooter and rendering Toy Story 4 in the background.

“Vengeance DDR3 memory is the premier choice for reliable, overclockable DRAM for system builders on a budget,” said Giovanni Sena, Director of Memory Products at Corsair. “Our kits based on 8GB modules give builders, system integrators, and gaming enthusiasts the power to break the 16GB barrier.”, Corsair Read the full article »»»»


Technoid Blipverts, Now in more shades of green than Snoop Dogg’s vegetable patch

Posted: October 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Buddhas Brother, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Technoid Blipverts, Now in more shades of green than Snoop Dogg’s vegetable patch

Technoid Blipverts this week are boiling over with tech news, unlike unattended noodles there is no danger of fire. Many new products for our PC’s, from CPUs and memory to Windows 8, all vying for that little bit of our attention.

Supercomputers just keep getting more super and rats will eat anything, that you can bank on – and read about – but what will HP do, no one knows for sure.

Scientists are adding salt to everything in Singapore, including hard drives. The Swedish government is locking up Pirate Bays founders while the German government is releasing Trojans. iModela is a micro 3D printer with tons of personality. Read on to get your fix of the best of the rest.

Clicking fingers at the ready, 3, 2, 1. what was I doing?..

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AMD FX-8150, The Battle Continues

Posted: October 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Buddhas Brother, CPU, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on AMD FX-8150, The Battle Continues

Consensus suggests that the release of AMD’s much anticipated Bulldozer CPU was a little underwhelming. Performance improvements were a mixed bag with gains in some areas and only just staying on par with older AMD CPU’s in other areas. While AMD’s older Athlon and Phenom processors were due for an overhaul, AMD still took the gutsy approach making such aggressive and forward looking changes. The Bulldozer architecture represents a total redesign of AMD’s processors. The new top of the line AMD chip, the FX-8150 contains an astounding 2 billion transistors on 315 mm² of silicon. While the FX is unable to compete with Intel’s 980 Extreme Edition processors on raw performance AMD has priced the chip to compete with Intel’s Core i7-2600K, the current Value Performance King on the desktop. At $269 USD the AMD FX-8150 is avoiding the whole Extreme Edition comparisons altogether and taking the fight to Intel’s mid range processors. Read the full article »»»»


German Government Trojan Knocks on the Gates Quietly

Posted: October 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Buddhas Brother, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on German Government Trojan Knocks on the Gates Quietly

R2D2 Trojan

As if our online lives aren’t complicated enough, it now seems that governments around he world are releasing Trojans and Virus’s into our wild online world. What’s even more concerning is how badly they are at this new pastime. In the latest incident, a German hacking crew Chaos Computer Club – CCC –  are reporting that they have discovered a state sponsored Trojan, the R2D2.A Trojan. So poorly written is R2D2.A it leaves machines vulnerable for anyone to take over PC’s infected with the Trojan. “The malware can not only siphon away intimate data but also offers a remote control or backdoor functionality for uploading and executing arbitrary other programs,” CCC warns. Turning your daily workhorse into the ultimate zombie machine, willing to bow to any master or create the ultimate double agent with-out it’s Government backed creators even realizing. A purpose built Trojan, R2D2.A will intercept VOIP and other forms of communications, take screen shots and communicate with a central server or web page. Read the full article »»»»


Predator Virus. When Drones Go Rogue

Posted: October 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Buddhas Brother, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Predator Virus. When Drones Go Rogue

The world of espionage is full of twists and turns, plays and counter plays. In the latest twist, it was recently discovered that America’s most powerful surveillance tech gadgets, the Predator and Reaper UAVs – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles –  have been infected by a keylogger virus. Discovered by the military’s Host-Based Security System the virus has made itself at home in the controller cockpits located at Creech Air Force Base at Indian Springs in Nevada. Most of the Afghanistan and Iraq are missions flown from Creech. Read the full article »»»»