Home made 1970s TV

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By Liz Terry in New Trends on Wednesday 8 June 2011

My neighbour, John Evans, an 88-year-old electrical engineer, built himself a TV in the 1970s and watched it until digital took over.

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Mario Wagner

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By Julius de Hond in New Illustration on Wednesday 25 May 2011

Mario Wagner is a German illustrator based in San Francisco. His work features lots of color and hints strongly at the position of technology in our modern society.

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Is Google becoming our collective brain?

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By Zac in Cool Websites on Saturday 6 December 2008

By some estimates, Google has over half a million servers that each month crunch the equivalent of all the data in the entire library of congress 240 times over. Well over half of web users go to Google for answers to their questions, asking the machine over 400 million queries per day. Slowly but surely, Google is becoming our collective brain. Consider this: Google can now predict flu outbreaks weeks in advance simply by monitoring searches for flu terms (‘sore throat’), and aggregating this based on location. They’ve launched this service as Google Flu Trends. ‘From a technological perspective, it is the beginning’, says Eric E. Schmidt, Google’s chief executive. So where is this is all heading?

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Fuel Cell Stickers

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Tuesday 25 November 2008

Swedish company myFC are working on a fuel cell sticker to charge your portable devices. The prototype is a flexible, 0.11-inch-thick strip that generates 0.9 watts of power at 0.5 volts as long as it is exposed to hydrogen and oxygen in the air. The strip can also be stacked to provide even more power.

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Speck fitted case for iPhone 3G

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Products on Tuesday 4 November 2008

Here’s one for all you tech savvy fashionistas. Outfit your iPhone 3G in form-fit style with a case from Speck. The lightweight, snap-together design lets you instantly make your iPhone 3G a fashion statement, while the soft fabric provides added comfort and extra grip in hand. Personally, I’m digging the plaid. But maybe that’s just […]

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Beautification software

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Monday 13 October 2008

Israeli computer scientists recently created a computer program that changes photographs of people’s faces into more attractive images based on an algorithm that determines ideal distances between lips and chins, foreheads and eyes, and distances between eyes.

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iPod invented thirty years ago

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Monday 15 September 2008

British inventor Kane Kramer apparently invented a portable, digital music player in 1979, when he was only 23. He was unable to renew his patent after almost a decade of trying to develop the product, and as a result, he will not see a dime from Apple. Poor dude.

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The new Zune goes zoom zoom

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By Casper Johansson in New Products on Thursday 11 September 2008

The latest version of the Zune player is a nifty looking thing packed with some features that would make an iPod blush. It’s all about music discovery, and being portable in the process. So with that in mind Zune have added a Buy from FM feature, which allows users to tag and buy music directly from their player from virtually anywhere.

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Face Your Manga

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By Derrick Stembridge in Cool Websites on Wednesday 20 August 2008

Face Your Manga allows you to create a cool looking, free Avatar for yourself or your friends. You can use it with the most common Instant Messaging programmes, such as LiveMessenger, Skype, AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, MySpaceIM, and many more. Sweet.

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The iPhone Capsule Rebel

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Products on Wednesday 20 August 2008

With Capsule Rebel, SwitchEasy has utilized new materials and radical design to protect your iPhone. The UltraFrame hard protection system is a unique cover-all hard shell with an exo-skeleton frame made with Lexan polycarbonate, protecting all the important parts of your iPhone 3G that may be prone to impact. It’s a very cool design. We […]

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The Portable Film Festival

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By Xavier Toby in New Film on Sunday 10 August 2008

A film festival that is free and available to anyone, anywhere, anytime with an Internet connection. Sounds okay huh? Well that’s the Portable Film Festival and content can be downloaded to a laptop, iPod, PSP, or 3G capable mobile phone after registering at their website. It’s high quality content as well, after entries were gathered internationally between March and June. August is then the time for judging with awards decided by user votes gathered from August 1 to 31. The audience is free to vote across the categories which include: Short Film, Music Video, Look At Me and First Hand Capture.

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The Motorola Rokr E8

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By Zolton in New Products on Sunday 13 July 2008

Apparently Motorola designed the ROKR E8 to deliver an ‘uncompromised consumer experience for music or talk’, and they’ve done a pretty good job of it. I got sent one with the new Black Kids album loaded up on it (it’s a killer album), and it’s been fun playing around with the various features on it. […]

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iPhone touch-through case

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Products on Tuesday 10 June 2008

Introducing the world’s finest touch-through case for the iPhone, providing full protection for your screen.

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A Zeppelin comeback

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By Gerry Mak in New Eco on Tuesday 10 June 2008

With rising fuel prices dominating the news and affecting every level of the global economy, some solutions to fuel-efficient transport aren’t necessarily hi-tech ones.

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Slacker Portable

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By Derrick Stembridge in New Products on Friday 6 June 2008

With the Slacker Portable, get free and easy access to millions of songs from thousands of artists wherever you are. The music is delivered to your Slacker Portable for free at any Wi-Fi hotspot or through your PC via USB.

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