Saturday September 8th 2012

‘Technology’ Archives

Krator Neso 4 5Watt 2.0ch ‘Droplet’ USB Speaker Review

Krator Neso 4 5Watt 2.0ch ‘Droplet’ USB Speaker Review

Krator is a relatively new player to the market and wants to shake things up with striking designs, decent quality at a reasonable price. The Krator Neso 4 is a 2.0 channel speaker on the lower end of the Krator speakers and the features include: USB speakers deliver brilliant sound performance 5 watts R.M.S. output Easy-to-Go. Tiny size with [...]

Verbatim Store ‘n Go Plus: Rugged keychain thumbdrive

Verbatim Store ‘n Go Plus: Rugged keychain thumbdrive

Thumb drives maybe going out of fashion for some people but they still are very handy, especially if you carry one with you all the time, allowing you to easily share files (legally), and backup work date without worrying about an internet connection. Unfortunately it is too easy to lose drives, we have lost hundreds of promo usbs (we do love a [...]

Is this Apple’s plan for the textbook market?

Is this Apple’s plan for the textbook market?

Looking at Apple’s education announcement and the later statements by McGraw-Hill CEO Terry McGraw that; 1.  school boards would have to pay the $14.99USD “pilot pricing” per year per student and. 2.a paper text book costs $75.00USD per book and is replaced once every five years or so, and that Mr. McGraw expected to make money on [...]

Alt.CES: Tablets are for Embedding

Alt.CES: Tablets are for Embedding

Zigurd Mednieks checks in from CES In trying to find interesting products for makers, I came across some machine screws that are smaller than fleas, 0.2mm across the shaft. The Matsumoto Industries product was exhibited using a microscope. If you are making something very small, that’s your screw. They were too small for me to get a clear [...]

First Intel Medfield Smartphone revealed, the Lenovo K800

First Intel Medfield Smartphone revealed, the Lenovo K800

What could possibly be one of the bigger announcements at CES this year Intel and Lenevo have announced the first Intel Medfield powered smartphone the Lenovo K800. While details of the specification are slim right now we know that the phone has a 4.5-inch 720p display and rear 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash. There is also the usual 802.11 [...]

Open Source PID Controller

Open Source PID Controller

I used a PID (proportional–integral–derivative) controller to regulate the temperature of my espresso maker. I wrote about it in my book, Made by Hand: My Adventures in the World of Do-It-Yourself. (You can read an except from the chapter on Gizmodo.) PIDs are often used in Sous Vide cookers, too. (Here’s how to make one). If you are [...]

Roku Players set to land in United Kingdom and Ireland in late January

Roku Players set to land in United Kingdom and Ireland in late January

Wanting to hook up Netflix to the new flatscreen? Well the job just got easier with the announcement of the debut of the Roku box in the UK and Ireland today.  Currently available for preorder only through Amazon, the little box that has allowed so many in the US to cut  cable or satellite bills by streaming content over the internet, can [...]

iPhone Cord-On-Board Case

iPhone Cord-On-Board Case

Don’t you just hate it when your smartphone runs out of juice? If you’re like me, you’re probably not far from an open USB port, so you’re set if you’re the type that always carries around a spare cord. But that rarely happens, right? Not if makers Lucky, Nate, and Mark have anything to do about it. Their Cord-On-Board case for the [...]

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Review

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Review

Recently Three lent us a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to review, which ironically isn’t even available on Three anymore, but anyway we decided to review it as the phone is excellently priced at around £150 – £200 sim free at the moment. When his was this was released Sony were asking for iPhone-esque prices so for such a big price drop is [...]

65-inch Touchscreen Android Tablet

65-inch Touchscreen Android Tablet

The folks at Ardic Technologies in Istanbul seem to have developed a prototype for the ultimate tablet user experience. Isn’t this what we all secretly wish our handsets and tablets would do out of the box? Didn’t you expect you’d be able to smoothly transition from mobile device to a massive touchscreen effortlessly, like ten years ago? In [...]

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