Encipher, based in Nigeria, are releasing a 7 inch tablet. It is called the Inye, it is android based, designed by Encipher and manufactured in China.
This website has made it very tricky(almost impossible) to steal Cameras!
This is very cool!
When you take a pic, the camera keeps data about the settings (lens, focal length etc). I knew that much, but it also keeps the serial number/make model of the camera(which I didn’t realise). All this info is called the EXIF data. When you upload the pic to the Internet it uploads the info as well. www.stolencamerafinder.com. surfs the internet and uses that info to track down stolen cameras.
So you can actually steal a camera, and use it, you just can’t upload the pics.
So this site actually makes it almost impossible to steal a good camera and use it again! Cool article on how a guy used it to get his camera back after 4 years. http://www.smh.com.au/ digital-life/cameras/ snapped-camera-thieves-meet -their-match-20111229-1pdk w.html
You can save the pics into different file types, and muck about to loose the Exif data, but it takes a bit of mucking around, and if you are going to do that everytime you take a pic its not really worth stealing the camera!
Doesn’t work on Sony cameras…not that I would care less about that.
A team from the University of Vermont gathered 4.6 billion Twitter messages from Twitter’s 33 million users from around the world. Basically the idea is to do word searches on keywords like “happy” “sad” or “Laughter” in people’s posts and see what trends were resulting.
We’ve been a bit moodier in the last year and a half it seems, but major events like earthquakes and world cup finals can produce spikes in the effect.
UNiversty of Notre Dame have produces power producing paint. Its nano technology, so power producing Nano tech particles are mixed in with the paint and generate power for the house.
It currently only converts 1% of the power, but they are aiming at 5%
Lots of news services are appearing for quick news to be read on your tablet or smartphone. Flipboard, FLUD and currents.
Ipad 3 is said to be making an appearance in February 2012. Unusually, rumours are that it will be thicker than the current Ipad.
Not quite ready yet, (they say in 2012) but Samsung are working on a flexible screen and have released this concept video.
Interesting, and slightly confusing aspect of high quality concept videos featuring cutting edge technoloyg, and the level of CGI used in them is…. you can’t tell whats real and what is an effect. Hmmmm *scratches beard*
Chrome is closing in on Firefox. I’m sort of suprised by this, I had used Chrome only a year ago, and it really didn’t have much i nterest, and was severely hampered by a lack of add ons.
Now it has lots of fans, and is ever increasing in market share. I must admit, it was one of the first to get on board and work properly with HTML 5. And of course, it has Google behind it….
Most of web browsing is still taking place on Personal computers as opposed to mobile devices…92.2 percent of web traffic is done with a computer.
Motorola following up the Xoom with an 8 inch and 10 inch tablet.
Looks like Motorola are using what they have learnt from Their Razr phones and applied it to their Tablets.
The autonomo concept is an AI piloted car that is designed to save space on our ever overburdened roadways.
It works like a school of fish, working in tandem with other cars (with other occupants) to move together like a school of fish in order to reduce congestion on the roads…using “swarm robotics”. It uses object recognition to it can get in close with other vehicles.
In the west, we tend to see Livejournal as an old network we used to use, or somewhere to write fan fic. But in Russia, it is a mighty beast that threatens the fearsome Kremlin. So much so, the Government attacked it and took it down the day before the elections!
Go the mighty LJ!
In a sign that all is not well in RIM land (the Canadian company that makes the BlackBerry) they have discounted their cheapest Tablets to just $200…a massive discount.
Melbourne now has an Androidland to rival the Mac shop. Its all things Android, in one shop. Its in the Telstra Flagship store on the corner of Bourke and Swanston, and has all sorts of Android products.
Plus the staff dispense free green slurpees!