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Monday, April 29, 2013
Humanoid input device - a game changer? It is quite difficult and complex to create a three dimensional model and to animate them requires you to have extra set of skills as well but this Qumarion Toy is for ease of animating the 3D models which lets you simply record movies just with a small move. Isn’t it an amazing creation? The Qumarion can be regarded as a great gadget marvel of Robotic toy history that is affordable and can be purchased by anybody.With a light weight of 255grams this Humanoid Input Device is a perfect showcase of intelligence at its best. http://www.designcot.com/2013/04/ease-your-animations-with-this-super-intelligent-humanoid-input-device-qumarion/
Sunday, April 28, 2013
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Monday, April 22, 2013
iSteve -- the Movie! http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/d2e0f617e3/isteve You'll see the rest, now watch the FIRST. Justin Long stars in the first biopic of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Also starring Jorge Garcia, James Urbaniak, and Michaela Watkins.
Friday, April 19, 2013
National Geographic photographer's surprise encounter with deadly predator: Digital Photography Revi
Leopard Seal Tries to Teach Photographer how to Hunt! [Video] http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/10/18/National-Geographic-Photographer-Paul-Nicklen-surprise-encounter-with-Leopard-Seal-Antarctica
One Boston bombing suspect dead, another on the run (CNN) -- Police sealed off densely populated portions the Boston metro area early Friday after a violent night chasing the Boston Marathon terror suspects left one of the men and a police officer dead. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/19/us/boston-area-violence/index.html
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Can you help identify this man? This photo has one of the suspects (lower left, white cap) in the Boston bombings, and was found on a running forum. PLEASE SHARE! Source: http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1cmtub/fbi_released_photos_of_suspected_boston_bombers/
Geek question of the day: Would a Jedi lightsaber cut through Wolverine's adamantium claws?
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Awesome new Man of Steel trailer! Though many have been skeptical about the Zack Snyder Superman reboot, a spectacular new trailer should help convert many skeptics, of which I have been one since the project was announced. The feel is epic and the visuals are tantalizing but most importantly it looks like Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan are putting the weight of the film on its story and its characters, performed by a stellar cast which includes Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Amy Adam and Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel. We get a good look at everyone in action although I still want to see more of Shannon, on board as the foul-tempered villain General Zod. Man of Steel promises to be very stirring big screen entertainment. Roll on June 14th! http://twitchfilm.com/2013/04/spectacular-new-man-of-steel-trailer-drops.html
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Great Worrds from Patton Oswald “I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths. But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. … This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness. But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago,”
Monday, April 15, 2013
Brilliant Folding Wheel Rolls in a Wheelchair Revolution Sensacional! Morph is the world’s first folding wheelchair wheel. When in the open position, the wheel takes up 22 liters of space. But when folded, it only occupies 12 liters of space. The folded wheel is small enough to fit into an easily carry-able bag, and at 7.5 pounds each they are light enough to be carried by most people. Read more: http://dornob.com/brilliant-folding-wheel-rolls-in-a-wheelchair-revolution/#ixzz2QYPP2qTm
Tiles Harvest Marathon Runners' Energy Recently the Paris Marathon showed that such a feat is possible. Race organizers laid out an 82-foot span of rubber tiles along the route made by the London-based company Pavegen Systems from recycled truck tires. The tiles took kinetic energy from footfalls and converted it into very small amounts of electricity. The tiles generated up to 8 watts with each step, Bloomberg’s Alex Morales reported. Admittedly that’s nothing. But with 40,000 runners it was enough to power screens and signs throughout the race. Not bad for a start.
Friday, April 12, 2013
What is Tsuru? Tsuru is an open source polyglot cloud application platform (paas). With tsuru, you don’t need to think about servers at all. You can write apps in the programming language of your choice, back it with add-on resources such as SQL and NoSQL databases, memcached, redis, and many others. You manage your app using the tsuru command-line tool and you deploy code using the Git revision control system, all running on the tsuru infrastructure.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Imagine cruising down a three-lane highway and rounding a bend to find four trucks rolling along in single-file. They are all traveling close together – perhaps too close – but otherwise everything seems normal.
(...) In February this year, a similar line-up of four large trucks circled an oval test track in Tsukuba City, Japan to help get so-called “truck platooning” technology ready for real-world use.
This technology aims to create semi-autonomous road trains, where convoys of vehicles enter a snaking train of vehicles under the command of the lead vehicle. The drivers of the “drones” are then free to do whatever they like – read a book, take a nap or just sit. When they are ready to leave, the driver takes back control and exits the train. In theory the technology offers several benefits, such as cutting down on accidents and improving fuel efficiency.
“We think that this new technology can also lead to a reduction in the amount of road space used by vehicles, which would help to reduce traffic congestion,” says Nobuo Iwai, senior researcher on the project. In fact, some estimates suggest it could double the capacity of existing highways.
More @ BBC - Future - Technology
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
NASA-backed fusion engine could cut Mars trip down to 30 days
NASA, and plenty of private individuals, want to put mankind on Mars. Now a team at the University of Washington, funded by the space agency, is about to start building a fusion engine that could get humans there in just 30 days and make other forms of space travel obsolete.
The proposed Fusion Driven Rocket (FDR) is a 150-ton system that uses magnetism to compress lithium or aluminum metal bands around a deuterium-tritium fuel pellet to initiate fusion. The resultant microsecond reaction forces the propellant mass out at 30 kilometers per second, and would be able to pulse every minute or so and not cause g-force damage to the spacecraft's occupants.
The spent fuel pellet is ejected behind the motor to provide propulsion, and because the whole process is magnetically controlled there's relatively little wear and tear on the engines. A pellet the size of a grain of sand would provide the same propellant as a gallon of conventional rocket fuel.
More @ The Register
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Slow Web and Slow Food
The Slow Web Movement is a lot like the Slow Food Movement, in that they’re both blanket terms that mean a lot of different things. Slow Food began in part as a reaction to the opening of a McDonald’s in Piazza di Spagna in Rome, so from its very origin, it was defined by what it’s not. It’s not Fast Food, and we all know what Fast Food is… right?
Knowledge vs. Information
Timeliness. Rhythm. Moderation. These things dovetail into what I consider the biggest difference between Slow Web and Fast Web. Fast Web is about information. Slow Web is about knowledge. Information passes through you; knowledge dissolves into you. And timeliness, rhythm, and moderation are all essential for memory and learning.
The Slow WebTimely not real-time. Rhythm not random. Moderation not excess. Knowledge not information. These are a few of the many characteristics of the Slow Web. It’s not so much a checklist as a feeling, one of being at greater ease with the web-enabled products and services in our lives.
Like Slow Food, Slow Web is concerned as much with production as it is with consumption. We as individuals can always set our own guidelines and curb the effect of the Fast Web, but as I hope I’ve illustrated, there are a number of considerations the creators of web-connected products can make to help us along. And maybe the Slow Web isn’t quite a movement yet. Maybe it’s still simmering. But I do think there is something distinctly different about the feeling that some of these products impart on their users, and that feeling manifests from the intent of their makers.
Fast Web companies want to be our lovers, they want to be by our sides at all times, want us to spend every moment of our waking lives with them, when sometimes that’s not what we really need. Sometimes what we really need are friends we can meet once every few months for a bowl of ramen noodles at a restaurant in the East Village. Friends with whom we can sit and talk and eat and drink and maybe learn a little about ourselves in the process. And at the end of the night get up and go our separate ways, until next time. Until next time.
More: The Slow Web – Jack Cheng
Monday, April 08, 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013
Youtube to Shut Down! It turns out that YouTube was just a big contest. According to the YouTube blog, the site, which was launched in 2005, was just a way to find the best video in the world. And today, eight years later, it is closing the competition. The site will stop taking submissions on Tuesday, April 2 at midnight and close down. All videos will be deleted.