Friday, October 17, 2008

Mobile Mozilla: Fennec (Mobile Firefox)

As with the previous milestones, M9 is targeted at the Nokia N800/N810 (Maemo) web tablet. Yes, they have made great progress on Windows Mobile, but no milestone releases yet. However, in addition to the native Maemo release, they are also releasing desktop versions of Fennec. That’s right, you can install Fennec on your Windows, OS X or Linux desktop ! they require you to be able to experiment, provide feedback, write add-ons and generally get involved with the Mozilla Mobile project, even if you don’t have a device.

The release notes have information on a quick start, how to install, what’s new, known issues and how to provide feedback. So if you’re interested in getting involved with Mozilla Mobile, install Fennec and tell us what you think.

Update: Madhava Enros, UX lead for Fennec, posted a video walk through of the application. Check it out.

Update: they noticed that the desktop builds had the mouse cursor turned off. This is lovely for touchscreen devices, but bad for desktop applications. they flipped a preference and updated the desktop builds. If you downloaded a desktop build and have the cursor problem, download the build again, it’s been fixed.

Fennec (Mobile Firefox) has reached milestone 9, which is also our first alpha! We’re calling this release the User Experience alpha. The last one milestones were building up to getting a stable browser with an easy to use interface. they require to get Fennec in front of as plenty of people as possible and get feedback. [source]

Monday, October 13, 2008

Android Phone will be your money

Visa is not only working with Google Android though. designs are in place for Nokia’s new 6212 phone to have payment processing capabilities next year. The technology will permit mobile devices to be used like credit cards, effectively placing your wallet into your phone.

Visa are developing an application for the Google Android mobile platform that will enable mobile users to pay for goods and services using their phone as well as receive information about activity on their bank accounts.

This is lucrative for Visa because they will be able to target users with various offers based on previous purchases. Visa is looking to the long term. With over 3 billion mobile devices being used around the world at the moment and this number only set to increase, the payment processing giant is looking to make sure they aren't only part of, but lead this technology shift that is already happening.

By working with Google on the Android platform Visa will be able to use existing location based technology that Google already have to determine where a mobile user is located and then direct them to retailers where they can use Visa and take up any Visa offers they might have.

This is also nice news for Google and Android as it is another selling point for the platform in such a competitive market. Android needs to keep up with Nokia, they already have a significant mobile market share and lots of mobile infrastructure and expertise to hit the ground walking with any new developments they introduce. Google does not yet have that yet in the mobile market and market share might be slow to build. The news that Visa is developing this application can only enhance Google Android’s standing.

Google Android: 1.5 Million Have Been Pre-sold

All of those extra G1s sold out too! The number of pre-orders sold out combine to be about 1.5 million units. These orders do not include retail sales. & the holiday season has not even started yet. Google is definitely on the right track to compete for the mobile gizmo market.

Whoever thought Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) would not give Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) a run for it’s money when it comes to mobile handsets was wrong. Later this month, Google will be releasing it’s Android operating technique on the T-Mobile HTC G1 phone. All of the preorders sold out, so T-Mobile tripled their original request order from HTC.

Google Android Market is superior for developers than the App Store for four simple reason: the revenue sharing agreement allows developers to keep all of their application sales money. The Apple App Store keeps 30%. points out that Google’s release on first impression must be flawless, otherwise customers may find themselves wanting to switch to an iPhone without looking back. Google is working closely with T-Mobile & other hardware suppliers to make sure that the launch is flawless. Google Android will be connected to an application store called Android Market. Applications will be built around the G1 features such as WiFi- sliding keyboard, touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, & 3G speeds.

The first impression is always crucial, but sometimes things could go awry. Apple had a rocky start on the day of launch for the iPhone 3G. Servers kept crashing which caused the lines of customers to keep growing. However, that event did not hinder the sales of the iPhone 3G - as I had reported earlier Apple has manufactured 10 million iPhones thus far to meet consumer demand.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

iDiamond Most Expensive Ipod

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

CityWall LCD With Multi-Touch Technology

MultiTouch technology absolutely does assume to be the next big affair as far as computer interfaces go. The iPhone has it implemented, Microsoft is embedding the tech into Windows 7, and Finnish aggregation MultiTouch a fresh appear multitouch LCDs.

On Friday, the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, or HIIT (not be abashed with high-intensity breach training), launched a new 3D adaptation of its multitouch affectation alleged CityWall.

When I say "3D" I beggarly it's 3D as far as the cartoon on the awning go, but not in the way apparent in Minority Report. We're still a means off from that.

By application a rear-projection arrangement involving assorted cameras, projectors, and bittersweet sensors, the technology is able to clue as abounding fingers and easily as can fit on the screen--and abnormally analyze them.

This 3D adaptation of CityWall is now in use at the Lasipalatsi media centermost in Helsinki, Finland. Currently the awning is getting acclimated for an alternate exhibition that focuses on the allowances and nuisances of burghal nature. The exhibition will reportedly abide at Lasipalatsi permanently, so if you appear to be aberrant your way through Northern Europe at some point, you ability wish to bead in.

Friday, October 10, 2008

SteelSeries World of Warcraft Mouse

SteelSeries' World of Warcraft MMO mouse is officially the most ridiculous gaming mouse I have ever seen. Designed with Blizzard just for WoW (just in time for Wrath of the Lich King), it has 15 programmable buttons. You don't have that many fingers. And it has flashing disco lights. In 16 million colors. Of course, this much nerd doesn't come cheap—it'll be $90 when it drops next month, but SteelSeries gear is tank-like, so you'll be stuck with it for a long time. Which is good, since you're going to be very lonely if you buy one.

Designed by Blizzard® and SteelSeries specifically for World of Warcraft®, The World of Warcraft® MMO Gaming Mouse provides remarkable benefit to all World of Warcraft® gamers, regardless of level or play style. The mouse can be customized to fit the users personal preferences; the illumination feature allows for up to 16 million colors, programmability of all 15 buttons via an intuitive and easy to use drag and drop interface. The fluid integration of software with hardware will provide the user with an amazing in-game experience featuring superior performance, comfort and control. The World of Warcraft® MMO Gaming Mouse is fully scalable to meet and exceed the requirements of even the most discerning World of Warcraft® gamer.

* 16 million illumination choices * A total of 15 programmable buttons
* Several predefined macros and posibility to create your own
* World’s first gaming mouse designed exclusively for World of Warcraft®

• Cable (braided): 2 m / 6,6 ft.
• 15 buttons
• 800 - 3000 CPI
• 3,6 mm lift distance

November 2008

condom toothbrushes?

Brushing your teeth with your finger never works, despite how often you try it when you end up wasted at someone else's place for the night. You know, it just kind of smears the toothpaste over your teeth without creating a foam, and it leaves your mouth feeling even grosser than before. If only you had one of these weird finger condom toothbrushes! It looks to be extremely portable, albeit awkward to use and possibly tasting like rubber. It's the perfect accessory for people who end up sleeping in strange places often, like backpackers and sorority girls.

PSP with DualShock 3 controller

Other games may be able to potentially utilize PSP and -- however, it is currently a Retribution-only tech. Stay tuned as they reveal the exciting additions PS3's Resistance 2 and PSP's Resistance Retribution will bring (together!).

six of Sony's upcoming PSP games, Resistance Retribution, will utilize a newly developed technology called "PSP and." The feature will permit players of Retribution to connect their systems to the PS3, in order to enable use of PS3 wireless controllers. Using the DualShock will enable dual-analog control in the game. In addition, rumble will be supported. This potential use
of connectivity was hinted at in a patent filed over a year ago.


Monday, September 29, 2008

World's Largest Cruise Ship

Only one Solstice-class cruise ships will be produced, and the first five (aptly named Solstice) has left port for the sea. Weighing approximately 134,000 tons, the Solstice is over 1,000 feet long and can hold 4,350 people (or about 3,000 paying customers). It's also among the first boats of its kind to have a grass area on the roof. For those who like to cruise around the world at 28mph with no means of escaping crying infants or death-by-buffet, the Solstice will host its first passengers next month. Here are more giant shots of the aquatic beast.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

New Tomb Raider But Not Angelina Jolie.

Move over, Angelina Jolie. There is a new Lara Croft in the city, and she is a young 23-year-old gymnast from south London, Tomb Raider publisher Eidos has announced this week. Since actress Rhonda Mitra first took on the role of the heroine of Tomb Raider Lara Croft in 1997, Eidos has tried real-life counterparts for their acrobatic archaeologist heroin, and that helped boost the number of games to increase sales around the world 32 million.

Until now the British publisher selection have tended to be models or, like Jolie, movie stars, but Alison Carroll Croft could be the first to have the physical capacity to make his famous acrobatic number compared to justice. <br> <br> Carroll has 12 years of gymnastics training and numerous honors on behalf of Great Britain appears in sporting circles. Although his role Lara not involve a movie, it still will be sufficiently busy traveling the world promoting the latest game Tomb Raider, Underworld, which let you leave your day job - as a receptionist. amazing how realistic [Lara] are movements in Tomb Raider: Underworld and is so gratifying to be able to use my formative years of gymnastics to portray such a beloved character," Carroll said in a press release.

Although Carroll more than able to match Croft kick for kick, because even in a training regime that includes classes of weapons in eastern Europe, the survival of the art instructional British SAS troops, and - of course -- An intensive course in archaeology.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sony Ericsson 8.1MP C905

The C905 is Sony Ericsson's first Cyber-shot slider and its most advanced camera phone yet. With an 8.1 megapixel camera and real camera flash amongst its cutting-edge capabilities, it offers easy photo-taking in a phone that derives its looks from a digital camera and offers the picture quality to match.

"The C905 and Cyber-shot S302 Snapshot ™ have been developed to make us all better photographers! That means making it easier to take great shots and never missing that magic moment. "Sven said Totten, Head of Imaging Marketing at Sony Ericsson. "Although both have photography at their core, the phones are very distinct; 8.1megapixel the C905 is a viable alternative to a digital camera and the S302 is perfect for those who do not want to miss a moment and like to send or Bluetooth ™ their photos to their friends. "

The new Cyber-shot ™ C905
Take Your Best Shot

* Complete digital camera experience on a phone - true digital camera styling and an 8.1 megapixel camera with flash Xenon
* Outstanding picture quality - complete with face detection auto-focus, smart contrast and image stabilizer
* From baby's first steps to an amazing sunset; store them all on the 2GB Memory Stick Micro ™ (M2 ®) included
* The USB adaptor (CCR-70) provided in-box allows for easy transfer of your photos to-and-from your PC.
* View high-quality pictures on the phones impressive 2.4 "scratch-resistant mineral glass display
* Share your memories - send your photos wirelessly from your phone to your TV via Wi-Fi ™ (using DLNA), or connect with wires using the TV-Out Cable ITC-60, also announced today
* Upload photos to your own blogsite online or print your photos with fantastic resolution up to A3 size
* Much more than a camera phone - GPS-enabled for geo-tagging of photos and navigation support.

The C905 Cyber-shot ™ will be available in three colours (Black Night, Ice Silver and Copper Gold) in selected markets from Q4 2008. It will support the following networks:

* C905 GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS / HSDPA 2100.
* C905a GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS / HSDPA 850/1900/2100
* C905c GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.

8.1 megapixel camera
Xenon Flash
Auto Focus Face Detection
Smart contrast
Image stabilizer
Red-Eye Reduction
BestPic ™
Digital zoom - up to 16x
Photo Fix
Photo Flash
Photo light
Video light
Video Recording
Video stabilizer
Picture & Video blogging
Photo feeds
PictBridge printing
™ Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
Media Player
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow ™
Track ™
3D Games
FM radio
Video streaming
Video viewing
Access NetFront ™ Web browser
WAP 1.2.1
Web feeds
Video Calling
Speaker Phone
Polyphonic ringtones
Vibrating Alert
Exchange ActiveSync ®
Instant Messaging
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound Recorder
Text Messaging (SMS)
Auto rotate
Navigation Key
Picture wallpaper
Wallpaper animation
Bluetooth ™ Technology
USB mass storage
USB Support
Wi-Fi ™

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New Search Engine--Ex-Google Engineers Debut 'Cuil' way to search...

Anna Patterson's last Internet search engine was so impressive that industry leader Google Inc. bought the technology in 2004 to upgrade its own system.

She believes her latest invention is even more valuable -- only this time it's not for sale.

Patterson instead intends to upstage Google, which she quit in 2006 to develop a more comprehensive and efficient way to scour the Internet.

The end result is Cuil, pronounced "cool." Backed by $33 million in venture capital, the search engine plans to begin processing requests for the first time Monday.

Cuil had kept a low profile while Patterson, her husband, Tom Costello, and two other former Google engineers -- Russell Power and Louis Monier -- searched for better ways to search.

Now, it's boasting time.

For starters, Cuil's search index spans 120 billion Web pages.

Patterson believes that's at least three times the size of Google's index, although there is no way to know for certain. Google stopped publicly quantifying its index's breadth nearly three years ago when the catalog spanned 8.2 billion Web pages.

Cuil won't divulge the formula it has developed to cover a wider swath of the Web with far fewer computers than Google. And Google isn't ceding the point: Spokeswoman Katie Watson said her company still believes its index is the largest.

After getting inquiries about Cuil, Google asserted on its blog Friday that it regularly scans through 1 trillion unique Web links. But Google said it doesn't index them all because they either point to similar content or would diminish the quality of its search results in some other way. The posting didn't quantify the size of Google's index.

A search index's scope is important because information, pictures and content can't be found unless they're stored in a database. But Cuil believes it will outshine Google in several other ways, including its method for identifying and displaying pertinent results.

Rather than trying to mimic Google's method of ranking the quantity and quality of links to Web sites, Patterson says Cuil's technology drills into the actual content of a page. And Cuil's results will be presented in a more magazine-like format instead of just a vertical stack of Web links. Cuil's results are displayed with more photos spread horizontally across the page and include sidebars that can be clicked on to learn more about topics related to the original search request.

Finally, Cuil is hoping to attract traffic by promising not to retain information about its users' search histories or surfing patterns -- something that Google does, much to the consternation of privacy watchdogs.

Cuil is just the latest in a long line of Google challengers.

The list includes swaggering startups like Teoma (whose technology became the backbone of, Vivisimo, Snap, Mahalo and, most recently, Powerset, which was acquired by Microsoft Corp. this month.

Even after investing hundreds of millions of dollars on search, both Microsoft and Yahoo Inc. have been losing ground to Google. Through May, Google held a 62 percent share of the U.S. search market followed by Yahoo at 21 percent and Microsoft at 8.5 percent, according to comScore Inc.

Google has become so synonymous with Internet search that it may no longer matter how good Cuil or any other challenger is, said Gartner Inc. analyst Allen Weiner.

"Search has become as much about branding as anything else," Weiner said. "I doubt (Cuil) will be keeping anyone at Google awake at night."

Google welcomed Cuil to the fray with its usual mantra about its rivals. "Having great competitors is a huge benefit to us and everyone in the search space," Watson said. "It makes us all work harder, and at the end of the day our users benefit from that."

But this will be the first time that Google has battled a general-purpose search engine created by its own alumni. It probably won't be the last time, given that Google now has nearly 20,000 employees.

Patterson joined Google in 2004 after she built and sold Recall, a search index that probed old Web sites for the Internet Archive. She and Power worked on the same team at Google.

Although he also worked for Google for a short time, Monier is best known as the former chief technology officer of AltaVista, which was considered the best search engine before Google came along in 1998. Monier also helped build the search engine on eBay's online auction site.

The trio of former Googlers are teaming up with Patterson's husband, Costello, who built a once-promising search engine called Xift in the late 1990s. He later joined IBM Corp., where he worked on an "analytic engine" called WebFountain.

Costello's Irish heritage inspired Cuil's odd name. It was derived from a character named Finn McCuill in Celtic folklore.

Patterson enjoyed her time at Google, but became disenchanted with the company's approach to search. "Google has looked pretty much the same for 10 years now," she said, "and I can guarantee it will look the same a year from now."

Thursday, July 17, 2008

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

iPhone Unlock

SAO PAULO (AFP) - A Brazilian company is claiming to be the first to have found a way to unlock Apple's new iPhone 3G, getting around restrictions that require users to sign up for calling plans with exclusive carriers, reports said Tuesday. The website of Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo and various online sites including and said the firm, DesbloqueioBr, hacked the phone by altering its firmware and by adding a special card add-on to the SIM chip.

The results allow iPhone users to connect to any carrier, not just the one that has an exclusive arrangement with Apple in each country where the phones are sold.

In Brazil, where the slick handsets have already become a must-have item for the wealthy, the iPhone is not yet officially available.

Brazilian purchasers have to go abroad or order by the Internet to get one of the gadgets, more than one million of which have been sold since going on sale in 21 countries last Friday.

The Brazilian hack doesn't come cheap, however.

DesbloqueioBr plans to charge between 250 and 375 dollars to unlock an iPhone, which itself costs around 200 dollars in its basic eight-gigabyte version -- but only with the subsidy offered by signing on to the exclusive carrier.

There are some problems with the Brazilian fix.

One of the company's partners, Breno MacMasi, admitted that the quality of the connection for the phone can vary, Folha Online reported.

Apple can also wipe out the hack with a software update.

But MacMasi predicted that there would always be ways to circumvent the locks.

"Apple has made some big mistakes, so it's certain that we will be able to come up with another hack. It's going to be a game of cat-and-mouse," he said.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Windows 7 Codenamed Vienna

Microsoft expects Vienna to be completed by 2010, the most talked about feature of this future OS is MinWin - a minimalistic variation of the Windows 7 kernel. On October 13, 2007, Eric Traut gave a presentation in which he demonstrated MinWin, running a basic HTTP server. The demo system presented was an OS image made up of 100 files and made up a total of 25 MB on disk and a working set of 40 MB. It lacked a graphical UI and was interfaced using a text console UI.

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Ruyan Vegas E-cigar

The Ruy Vegas is a revolutionary new product to the world of electronic substitutes for smoking / alternatives to cigarettes. In five and a half inches in length with the perimeter of the volume of nearly 50 per group, and looks forward to Ruy Vegas feels like traditional premium cigars. and - Ruy Vegas cigarit 's available. Ruyan Vegas is that the characteristics of the product available snacks steam 1800 - equivalent to the amount of steam measured mouthfuls of smoke into a full carton of cigarettes. You will find that while there will continue if carton of cigarettes and is used to replace the traditional activity of smoking. Otherwise, customers use Ruyan Vegas in places that can not or do not smoke, the report Ruy Vegas that lasts three to four weeks that comforting. Las Vegas Ruy comes fully loaded with 16 mg of nicotine cartridges in advance. Just click the end of a cigarette that goes in the mouth, a spokesman for the closure of the small difference between the spokesman for the corps Ruy Vegas and is ready to return.

Also, stores easily and can be perverted, even advocate, in a pocket or bag. within easy reach. Las Vegas Ruy generally offered at a price much lower than the cost of a traditional carton of cigarettes, yet can be compared with the carton of cigarettes when considering the 1800 and offered snacks to steam - roughly the same amount of "puffs" , For groups of 10 cigarettes for smokers traditional media. such as electronic commerce Ruyan cigarettes, Ruy Vegas does not produce smoke other hand, can be used when individuals can not smoke by law, regulation or common courtesy.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Honda's Walking Assist Device beginning medical testing

Honda started testing an experimental device to assist the leg since July 1, 2008, with a medical team shinseikai, Kasumigaseki - Minami Hospital (Kawagoe, Saitama District). Honda assist device walk has been established to support the elderly and others throughout the walk with the weakness of the leg muscles. Consistency and efficiency in helping a Honda walk will be evaluated during the rehabilitation and training to help people re-learn to walk safely and efficiently.

Honda currently walking help in the feasibility study stage and Honda have been compiled and presented information received from a wide range of people who believe in the organ trade fairs including the international exhibition of equipment, without barriers and rehabilitation of persons for the elderly and disabled (Sin barreras 2008) Held in April) intex Osaka) and the Social Welfare in June 2008 (Nagoya International Exhibition Hall).

Saturday, June 28, 2008

O2 showcases pedal-powered cellphone charger

Mobile phones are designed to be just that - cellphone. So it's time for charging them became ultra mobile, too. Provider network O2 may have come to the answer with his very cool-looking pedal-powered charger.

Not to be overtaken by Orange, which is a dance tests power charger and a solar energy and wind power load tent in Glastonbury, O2 is showing its new method of charging in the O2 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park in London from 3 to July 6, 2008. The company is letting people hold office until the mobile pedaling on his BMX, Chopper and athlete-style bicycles. There is a snag, but if there will be no chatting on the move as bicycles are fixed to the ground. Not as mobile as first thought, but it's still a green alternative to connect to the network - and as many no connection at the park that might be their only option.

The creation thus able sounds like a bit of effort, especially if you're not going anywhere, but it got me thinking. O2 should sell this pedal-powered charger as a real product - that would be serious about moving cargo. It could either charge the phone as you cycle, or store up juice and charge your mobile phone once you have reached your destination.

If biking to work you no longer need a charger parts in the drawer of her desk. Or what about installing them in gyms? Or at home to encourage people to exercise more? Maybe I'm getting lead, but I did ask if O2 had plans and the market response was: "Not in the foreseeable future." I think that is a disgrace.

O2 The festival itself is also aiming to be the most environmentally friendly in history, with the usual recycling initiatives and the clearing systems of carbon and some new ideas at the top. Much of the fencing around the site will be made from recycled plastic bottles, remnants of cooking oil are converted into biodiesel and excess food will be donated to the homeless.



Diaz’s face is a mess as the round starts and Pacquiao resumes the assault. Pacquiao lands a three-punch combination to the head. Diaz throws a left and a right, which Pacquiao blocks with his gloves. Diaz simply can’t land much. Straight left by Manny snaps Diaz’s head back. Diaz’s left eye is blackening and closing quickly. Pacquiao circles and flicks a couple of jabs. Right hand inside followed by a left sends Diaz down face first. The ref doesn’t even bother to count and waves off the fight at 2:24.
Pacquiao wins by knockout

Friday, June 27, 2008

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Powered by solar energy, bright flower pot that does just

Taking photosynthesis to the next level, as its name indicates, this design 28cm tall pot absorbs the sun's rays in order to charge an internal battery that powers the built-in LEDs.

As night falls across the pot begins to shine, add a "enchantment" light touch to your garden.

There are two pots in tenders - a constant that glows white or one that phases through a kaleidoscope of colors.

The pot of the solar cell is at a peak that connects through the pot to 3 meter cable. Just stick in the ground and hide the cable. All this is splash proof, although not as much as frost.

The length of time the pot is lit depends on the amount of sunlight the solar panel is exposed throughout the day, but the claim is that you're looking at about 6-8 hours to 2-4 hours in summer and the winter.

Just white is £ 19.95, while the option to change color will cost £ 22.95.

source [engadget]

First image £ 4billion glass tower that could save - but dwarf - Battersea Power Station

A £ 4billion master plan to save Battersea Power Station before it collapses was released today.

The project includes a 1000ft-high glass tower - higher than Canary Wharf - next to the brick instantly recognizable landmark.

There will be more than 3000 houses, shopping malls, a boutique hotel and a "green" office quarter.

Plans also call for a new drive off the Northern Line to link the power station site to the subway.

The Irish developers, the third owners of the plant since it was closed in 1983, described the regime as "the most exciting real estate never proposed to introduce in Britain."

His most radical element is the transparent canopy over the development office officially known as the Ecodome, but now called "The Funnel."

The funnel, the creation of the Uruguayan architect Rafael Vinoly, will be crowned with a huge fireplace glass and offer its own "natural" air conditioning for development, greatly reducing its electricity needs.

Developer UK Treasury Holdings said it was essential to make the whole project carbon neutral. If it gets the go ahead, the funnel exceed any structure now stands in London, when completed in 2019.

We tower over the 771ft One Canada Square in Canary Wharf.

The developers insist that the transparent dome, to be of material similar to covering the Eden Project in Cornwall, is not a building but a "solar-driven system of natural ventilation," the largest of its kind in the world.

It will cover a 2.5million square feet of office development which will have only one third of the energy needs of conventional offices.

The sun warmed the air under the dome, causing it to rise up the tower, known as the chimney.

That, in turn suck in air from outside the glass canopy, which will stop at a third floor, creating a constant cool breeze that office.

The fireplace surround the apartments up to 240 meters, but the top 60 meters will be an empty glass tube.

Lack of electricity-hungry air conditioners will help developers achieve its goal of carbon neutrality, which makes the draft enormous attraction for "progressive" tenants such as Goggle and Apple to developers who hope to attract.

Rob Tincknell, general director of Treasury Holdings UK, said: This is not a symbolic gesture, it will make a serious dent in the level of emissions.

"The annual reduction of carbon is 80000 tones of CO2 per year, the same as a city the size of Newbury."

On both sides of the plant is three large apartment blocks built "no higher" than the base of the chimney.

In total there will be 3200 dwellings on the site, a huge advance in the 750 proposed by the previous owners Parkview.

Today's proposal is the latest in a long succession of plans to find a use for the 83-year-old plant. All have failed due to spiraling costs and the rapid deterioration of the building.

The latest project is likely to be the last chance to save the world famous "cathedral of industry" with its four towers white chimneys on the Thames. It has remained abandoned for 25 years and is in desperate need of repair work.

The chimneys, which are suffering from the putrefaction concrete, which will be demolished and replaced by replicas.

The power station will be restored in the centre of one of 38 acres with eight million square feet of shops, apartments, cafes, offices and a hotel.

The developers want to create three floors of shops with many independent stores "that gives the impression of a Covent Garden or a Neal's Yard." and a two-storey hotel.

Tincknell Lord said: ' This will be the first truly verifiable Britain carbon neutral major development.

"If people begin to see the credibility of the system and see the benefits of it, I think that people will support it '.

The power plant was purchased by Irish property magnates Johnny Ronan and Richard Barrett, who control the Treasury Holdings, for 400 pounds last year.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Imagine a world without Filipinos.

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History Facts behind the $20 bill

1) Fold a NEW PINK $20 bill in half…


2) Fold again, taking care to fold it exactly as below


3) Fold t he other end, exactly as before


4) Now, simply turn it over…


What a coincidence! A simple geometric fold creates a catastrophic premonition printed on all $20 bills!!! COINCIDENCE?

As if that wasn’t enough. Here is what you’ve seen…

Firstly The Pentagon on fire…


Then The Twin Towers.


..And now .. look at this!


It gets even better!! 9 + 11=$20!!


Saturday, June 14, 2008

EFiX dongle promises easy OS X installation on any PC(hackintosh)

The EFiX OS X dongle is promising an easy way to install Leopard on your PC: cram it into a free USB port, pop the Leopard install disc into your drive, reboot your PC, and it'll take care of all the messy patching and hacking. They claim it has taken them over six months of testing to get right, despite "sabotage," which immediately garners up the mental image of a wrecking crew of hipster thugs pouring gasoline into a computer lab at midnight and spray painting key phrases from the WWDC keynote on the walls.

On June 23rd, EFiX is planning on releasing a USB dongle that will let any PC boot and install OSX from a retail DVD. The commercial device is supposed to take care of all patching and other woes OSX86 enthusiasts have had to deal with. Very little information is provided other than a statement that the development process took a lot of time and that they overcame "sabotage"... so, it's got that going for it. Major OSX86 contributor (and Psystar hater) [Netkas] received a device to test and was pleased with the results. We're just going to wait and see what happens. Not that it matters; they have no plans of releasing it in the US.


Toshiba Qosmio G55 features SpursEngine, visual gesture controls

Looks like Toshiba's not too far out from a new Qosmio called the G55, which LAPTOP says is on sale next month for $1,550. Listed among the specs are an 18.4-inch (1680 x 945) display, Centrino 2 CPU, GeForce 9600M GT, 4GB of RAM, dual drives, and the "Quad Core HD processor" (probably the commercial name for the Cell-based SpursEngine), which powers many of the media functions, including its camera-based visual gesture control system. LAPTOP calls the gesture system groundbreaking, but we're clearly two sides to the same coin: the demo they gave looks cumbersome, inaccurate, and incredibly frustrating. And besides the fact that it requires "steady hands" and "can't be used by people with wrist problems," even if the gesture controls were well done, holding your arm in the air for minutes at a time is nowhere near a practical for regular use. Is it sad that we still kind of want it, though?


World's first projector cellphone is also an iPhone clone, in Rome

Ok, not Rome, but somewhere in China. But Shenzhen wouldn't have rhymed now would it? Anyway, you're looking at what's scheduled to be the world's first projector phone from ChinaKing (aka, CKing). The bits of information we scraped off the machine translated text reveals an LCoS-based projector that relies upon a LED light source and manual focus adjustment. This brick (and we mean brick) is supposedly capable of projecting a 30-inch, 640 x 480 pixel image for up to 2-hours at a time. 2-hours you say, not possible! Perhaps you forgot about the 666 day battery. Nah. A couple more pics after the break.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

BMW GINA Light Visionary Model revealed

The BMW GINA Light Visionary Model that was seen via video being installed in the BMW Museum in Munich last week has finally been revealed, and the futuristic design study shows how BMW designers are thinking outside of the box when it comes to the materials that make up a car and also how the car relates to the driver. GINA stands for "Geometry and Functions in 'N' Adaptations", which basically means that designers from both BMW and BMW Group DesignworksUSA were allowed to throw out the rulebook. This is most evident in the GINA Light Visionary Model's outer skin, which is made entirely out of textile fabric that's pulled taut around a frame of metal and carbon fiber wires. The skeleton of the car is controlled by electro-hydraulic devices and can actually move and change shape beneath the fabric skin. For instance, the headlights of the concept can be exposed or hidden by the car's skin just like blinking eyes, and the hood opens from the center as the fabric parts to expose the engine. This idea extends to the interior, where BMW designers have made visible only those instruments that are required at a certain time, while the rest of the time the same fabric interior "blinks" them out of view. The car itself looks somewhat like a Z4 Roadster, though after viewing the extensive gallery of high-res images below, you'll be amazed how much the outer skin looks like normal sheetmetal. Until, that is, you see how the doors open. They lift up in a semi-scissor fashion and since there are no exposed hinges, the fabric artfully binds up as the door swings open. While the design of the GINA Light Visionary Model is very Bangle-esque with concave and convex surfaces intermingling everywhere you look, it looks appropriate and natural here. The car is very much a concept, meant more to inspire BMW's own designers and engineers rather than excite the public, but now we're excited about shape-changin, fabric-covered cars, anyway.

source: autoblog

iPhone 3G is finally official, starts at $199, available July 11th

It's been a long, leak-filled wait, but Apple finally took the wraps off its 3G iPhone. Thinner edges, full plastic back, flush headphone jack, and the iPhone 2.0 firmware -- Apple's taking a lot of the criticisms to heart from the first time around. Obviously 3G is at the forefront, but they're also making sure it's available all over internationally, works with enterprises, runs 3rd party apps... and does it all for cheaper. Apple claims its 3G speeds trounce the competition, with pageloads 36% faster than the N95 and Treo 750 -- and of course it completely trounces the old EDGE data speeds.

Battery life isn't getting put out to pasture though, with 300 hours of standby, 8-10 hours of 2G talk, 5 hours of 3G talk, 7 hours of video and 24 hours of audio. GPS is also a go. Apple is using A-GPS, which supplements regular satellite GPS data with info from cellular towers for faster location. (WiFi data is also worked into the mix, which should give users a pretty solid lock on where the heck they are on this planet.) Unfortunately, as expected there's no front-facing cam, and while its edges are thinner than before it's still about a millimeter thicker at the center (12.3mm over 11.6mm before). Apple hopes to launch in 70 countries this year, with the black 8GB going for $199 and 16GB for $299 in black or white. (Both price points require a contract, of course.) Apple will be hitting the 22 biggest markets, including the US, on July 11th. More info after the break.

Update: Just bought an iPhone? Listen up: "Customers who purchased a 2.5G iPhone on or after May 27 and want to swap it out for a new iPhone will be able to do so without incurring an additional handset charge for the new device. They will of course need to turn in their 2.5G iPhone." And for the rest of you, AT&T says there's no way to buy it without agreeing to a contract.

source: engadget