Long days in front of a computer takes a toll on the body. Sure, it’s not the same level of physicality as a 10-hour shift at the mines, but slumping in front of a computer screen day in and day out hurts your posture, your fitness level, and especially your eyes. The Vision Council, a non-profit group based in Alexandria, VA, released a health report today detailing the best way to protect your eyes from modern workplace hazards. If you’re not iMac-ing like that spiffy guy in the plaid shorts and sweet glasses up top, you’re putting your eyes at risk. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Antec soundscience halo 6 LED bias lighting kit makes computing less tiring, Microsoft Turns Gestures into Commands Using Audio Waves,
Sony, in conjunction with scandal-ridden Olympus, announced a series of surgical tools, including a endoscope, utilizing Sony’s 4K display technology. This is notable because it is two Japanese tech giants entering the medical equipment market in a big way. Although the products are currently under developement, there’s no estimated release date because medical equipment requires not only regulatory approval but also presents special engineering challenges. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sony XBR-84X900 4K LED TV eyes-on: Amazing, Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K home theater projector,
Apple has been fairly secretive about its products. But a lot of details about iPhone 5 trickled out before the actual launch of the device and most of these details turned out to be quite true too. It appears that the same is the case with Apple’s iPad mini.
We don’t know yet if the device even exists but we have seen mock-up photos as well as reports about a launch event soon. Whether or not these speculations are true, we don’t know. Nonetheless, the Japanese Apple blog Macotakara has now come up with a video which shows a mock-up of iPad mini. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: iPad Mini press event invitations rolling out on October 10 [Rumor], More iPad mini dummy photos and video hit the web,
The GIF’s remarkable resurgence from obsolete file-format to internet sensation-du-jour is most likely due to Tumblr’s massive userbase and the now-ubiquitous Tumblrs where dogs doing something funny are paired with a pithy description a common situation. But part of the GIF’s success is that GIFs are wonderful tokens that encapsulate a few seconds of video into an endlessly repeating badge. Although there may not be a lot of movement during a presidnetial debate, there will probably be a moment that’s worth sharing with your friends. And the best way to do that will be a GIF, posted real-time during the debates on a dedicated Tumblr.Ubergizmo. Related articles: President Obama on YouTube today at 2.30 pm PT to answer questions, How to prevent screens from frying your eyes,
Whether or not you use an iPhone, it is very probable that you’d agree to the coolness factor of the device. In fact, many critics have cited the ‘cool’ factor of iPhone for being a major selling point. While that remains very true, here’s a gadget that can tune up the coolness of your iPhone significantly.
Helios is an iPhone telepresence robot which can carry your iPhone for you. You simply have to control the robot from any other machine and guide it to wherever you want it to go. Launched on Kickstarter a few days ago, the device adds a whole lot portability to the notion of telepresence. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: iOS 6 reportedly drains the batteries of iPhone 4 and 4S, iPhone 5 (off-contract) unlocked via iTunes restore for free,
Here’s how the current security ecosystem works: benevolent or malevolent security experts find a vulnerability, the tech press covers it, users get upset, and the vulnerability is patched quickly. Today, a key Twitter vulnerability has been made public, and we’d sure like to see it fixed. John Herrman over at Buzzfeed details the seedy underbelly of the internet where Twitter handles are stolen and sold, often for under $100. The scariest part? These Twitter handles are being hijacked with the most basic hacker technique: brute-forcing the password on Twitter’s own public site.Ubergizmo. Related articles: Twitter phishing scam pretends to be concerned about you, Beware of Scams Related to Hurricane Irene,
Since the past few months, it is being rumored that Apple is creating a smaller version of iPad, commonly termed iPad mini, which will be launched by the tech giant in October this year. Now that we have finally entered October, the rumors surrounding iPad mini are gaining traction yet again.
However, the source of this latest alleged scoop is part of a prestigious organization and it may be hard to look away from what he is reporting. According to Fortune’s Phillip Elmer-Dewitt, he has been tipped off by a certain source that Apple will be sending out invites to iPad mini press event by October 10. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: New iPad Mini Images Surface Online, iPad mini images arrive, are they legit or not?,