Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Alphadog

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Am not talking about the movie Alphadog, but a REAL robot..!
Boston Dynamics have been developing this combat escort robot called the Alphadog, many of you are might be aware of it. Well, its a newest prototype of the same.

people call it by many names,, as 'Mule Poodle', 'Monster mutt','Bigdog-on-steroids' etcetra but, 'Alphadog' is the actual name...:)

Alphadog well fully ready, can navigate through any rough terrain conditions, and will carry 400 pounds of equipment for 20 miles without having to refuel..!! how cool is that..??

It doesn't need a driver, it uses its GPS, computer vision etc to follow the troops wherever they go..!

So let me just show it to you rather than describing it...:p

Monday, October 3, 2011

A concept..!

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After a looooong time.....:p  Anyway its good to be doing what I love..:) So let me tell you what I got to know today...

"Is it a phone ? Is it a netbook ?..." the question may pop up in your mind when you look at this concept..!
The concept created by Abhi Muktheeswarar, this device is rotatable dual display handset, that can be turned into a mini netbook or a portable console.

No specifications of any kind are provide yet. But sice a picture is worth a thousand words, am gonna put some pics of the concept below... let me know what do you think.

What do you think its specs should be..? lets see who comes with the best specs....:)


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Triple Flip - An innovative concept phone

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Just when you think that the era of flip phones ended, the Triple Flip appears..! Dave Schultze has created this cool and very innovative concept phone which ,I think has everything..:)

If you think one flip for your cell isn't enough, it has two sides to flip..! Not only that...
  • It has a full HD touch screen of 2000X1000 resolution
  • A querty keypad
  • runs on windows phone 7
  • And most important of all, if it comes to market its a must have phone for gamers...!!
Why...??? Watch the video....its better than whatever bullshit written above...:p

Angry Birds Rio - 10 in 10

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Angry birds - The best way to kill time...! Angry bird is one game, the popularity of which is growing at every second. The latest version of the game is 'Angry Birds Rio' , might be the most popular game till date..!!

As you can see, its based on the latest movie called Rio. The Rovio mobile, the creators of angry birds, tweeted as below....

10 in 10:-) Angry Birds Rio breaking all records. A massive thanks to all our fans!!!!

After seeing the tweet, Mobile Entertainment guys contacted Rovio mobiles to ask them what the hell did they mean by that tweet. Rivio said "It means Angry Birds Rio reaches 10 million downloads in 10 days since it was launched..!!!!"

OMG right....??...:)

Angry Birds Rio is available both for Apple’s iOS platform and Google’s Android platform. So Enjoy...:)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Typescreen - Turn your iPad into a typewriter..!

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Unlike music or fashion industries, in the world of technology we rarely see something which is considered as old coming into picture again. But in this case it has..! sometimes its very difficult let go of something when something newer comes in, even though it's better than the old one. Typewriter is one such thing. I am sure that in this era of touch screens, there are people who really miss using typewriter. So for all there typewriter fans, here comes 'Typescreen' which would turn your iPad into a typewriter hence giving it a cool retro look...!!

With an effort of 16 months, spinning Hat has come up with this unique design. There isn't much to tell as the picture of it says everything..:)

Well, you can buy it in here......http://www.spinninghat.com/product/typescreen

The 'Creepy' app

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The name of this app is 'Creepy'..! Don't think it as a foolish name for an app, because this one is really creepy..!!

In today's world, we live more in the digital world than in the real world. For us, our 'avatar' is more important than our real selves. Its a harsh fact but we have to admit it.

So living in this digital world, we leave out loads n loads of our personal information accessible to anyone on the internet. We do not think it as a 'no biggie', but you would be amazed or horrified to be more precise, to know how these small 'no biggie' details can be used against you...!

This app for desktop computers called 'Creepy' is a geo-location information aggregator. i.e, using a this a person can know where all the places you had been and can hence easily find out the place where you would likely to be..!

Now, you might be going "oh shit..!!"..:) How does it do that..??

Well, we constantly upload pictures and share them with the world. From these pics, its possible to extract geo-location information .......
  • tweets have geolocations. ....
  • Coordinates when tweet was posted from mobile device
  • Place (geographical name) derived from users ip when posting on twitter's web interface. Place gets translated into coordinates using geonames.com
  • Bounding Box derived from users ip when posting on twitter's web interface.The less accurate source , a corner of the bounding box is selected randomly.
  • Geolocation information accessible through image hosting services API
  • EXIF tags from the photos posted.
  • So 'Creepy' sniffs all these and much more details from the web and presents it in a map marking all the locations your target has been hence making it easy to find out the places you frequently visit, the places you likely to be found..!

If you are stalking somebody, then its a must have app..:p You can download it here.. http://ilektrojohn.github.com/creepy/

To prevent 'creepy' from stalk you, some simple tips...
  • better not to reveal too much of your personal details.
  • do not post anything that you dont want others to know.
  • Don't try to be in a 'limbo' when there is so much on the real world.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cool 'Dynamic Views' for blogger..!!

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There was a time when many would think blogger blogs do not look good and it was true too to a certain extent. but then, Blogger provided the bloggers with a large variety of customizable templates to make those blogs look pretty. Now Blogger has gone another step forward and has introduced 'Dynamic views'....!!

Before I tell you much about it, Its better to just experience it..!! So Click this link ....

I know you liked it...:) So to enable it on your blog,
  • Your blog should be public. i.e, people do not need to sign in to view your blog.
  • Blog should have feeds fully enabled. Then, in the settings > site feed tab , you have enabled either Full or Jump Break for your Post Feed.
  • Then in settings > formatting tab, set the option for Enable Dynamic Views is set to Yes.
With all the above settings done, you are ready to roll. What the visitors of your blog have to do is to just add a "/view" (without quotes) to the blog URL and they can enjoy browsing your blog too..:)

Also FYI, for this feature to be enabled you should have a newer browser like firefox 3.5+, Internet Explorer 8 etc.

Ex: [blog url]/view

Have fun...!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Smoothee - A steadicam for your mobile..!

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High quality video capturing is not only limited to some professional video cameras now a days. All today's mobile phones come with the same HQ video recording capabilities. So we are so excited by this, and buy one such mobile with such feature. After some time, we get so frustrated by it because its SHAKY as hell..!! When you try to shoot your dog playing, the video shot, will have everything except the dog..:p All those videos shot by our phones, looks just like those pirated movies which some assholes film it in a movie theater...!

So the answer to all those frustrated minds is ( answer is not to buy an original video camera..:p ) 'Smoothee'.

What is it..??

Its a steadicam for our mobiles. The reason why the video shot on mobiles is shaky is that the mobiles are too light and cant get a steady support. That's what 'Smoothee' do. It fills in what's missing, 'A steady support'.

As you can see in the pic,
  • The mobiles are mounted on the top.
  • The curved arm provides the balance in weight.
  • The holder is a pistol kind of a grip, attached below the mobile mounted surface.
  • Knobs are provided to move the mobile over the surface in the directions, left-right or front-back in order to balance its weight perfectly over the Smoothee.
  • Smoothee currently supports iPhone 3GS and 4, iPod touch and FLIP Mino HD. But the Smoothees for other handsets are also being developed.
  • The cost of smoothee is $200.
The entire below video has been shot on a mobile using Smoothee...!!

World of Smoothee from H. Wilson45 on Vimeo.

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