Those with an artistic streak are better able to see things from a different angle, and the same applies to Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki who managed to conjure this rather delightful image of the London Underground Circuit Maps. The title of his artwork is pretty much self explanatory, where it will be on show to the public at the London Design Museum until January 13th next year. The whole idea of ?thrift? was part of Suzuki?s work, where he continues to look into communication systems in consumer electronics.
Through the clever and strategic positioning of a certain speaker, resistor and battery component throughout the entire map?s layout, Suzuki finally ended with the make-up of the London Underground. This also allows users to understand visually the complex networks which are more often than not associated with electricity, as well as how power is generated within a radio itself. Someone tell Yuri Suzuki to come up with circuit maps of major metropolitan cities around the world and start a collection of these, we are quite sure that plenty of people will be interested in them.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: London Airport Floating The Thames Estuary Proposed, London names first Wi-Fi enabled stations,
Have you ever played with Pong before, or at least an iteration of the bat-and-ball game in the past? Well, thanks to this Kickstarter idea known as RetroBall super Pong table, it boasts of a similar concept to Pong, although it allows up to 4 players to participate, and the action gets all haywire with up to 5 balls on the screen – simultaneously. Even better is the fact that everything is created using open hardware and open source software, meaning the more enterprising ones out there will be able to make their very own modifications when armed with the right kind of knowledge.
Funding will end on October 13th, so that means nearly one month left to go in order to arrive at the $30,000 goal which right now stands at just $996. Another interesting point of this Kickstarter project is this, the slew of hardware designs and source code will be uploaded here (www.bradsprojects.com) at the end of the Kickstarter campaign, never mind whether the funding round has achieved success or not. Are you game for the RetroBall super Pong table?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Shimi the personal robotic DJ, Tinkermite Tablet is a wooden toy that teaches your kids about technology,
Internet search giant Google has decided that their Google Apps cloud-based enterprise email and collaboration platform will no longer offer support for Internet Explorer 8, and when you read between the lines for that, it would mean you would be forced to make an operating system upgrade from Windows XP to something newer. In a way this is rather sad for the more melancholic among you, but then again there is always this sense of inevitability as time passes by. I mean, the day had to come sooner or later, right? Unless Microsoft figured out that we would still be using Windows XP a couple of decades down the road.Ubergizmo. Related articles: IE6 Users To Lose Gmail And Google Calendar Support Too, Google to stop free accounts for Google Apps?,
If you were RIM, how would you feel if you just heard news of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announce via an email that the entire crew of Yahoo’s full time and part time employees living Stateside will be on the receiving end of a new Apple, Samsung, Nokia, or HTC smartphone? Wait a minute here, don?t you think that the list is missing one of the heavy hitters, says, to the tune of BlackBerry? Yes, that is right, Marissa Mayer wants to kickstart this program that they have called “Yahoo! Smart Phones, Smart Fun!” The choice of phones include the newly launched iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X, HTC EVO 4G LTE, or Nokia Lumia 920, in addition to paying for their data and phone bills.Ubergizmo. Related articles: Yahoo! Calendar refreshed, Yahoo! services restored,
For all the noise that was made around the relative lack of novelty with the iPhone 5, it’s fair to say that most people will probably agree on the fact that it is a faster phone, and not in a small way. Without running proper benchmarks, we’re not sure if it is really “2X faster” than the previous one but it is obviously faster.
One of the first theories to emerge was that Apple was using the ARM A15 core design instead of the ARM A9 design that was integrated to the Apple A4 and A5 chips. I know, the naming scheme is confusing, so to put this in context, ARM’s A9 and A15 core designs are CPU blocks, which can be integrated into Apple’s (or other) chips that also contain graphics processors, video processors etc. A full chip like the Apple A6 is called a “system-on-a-chip” or SoC (learn more about SoCs). Qualcomm’s Snapdragon , NVIDIA’s Tegra and TI’s OMAP are other well-known SoCs. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: iPhone 5 held back by... dogma, The unibody iPhone,
Not long after HP’s CEO Meg Whitman made comments about re-entering the smartphone market, here is a screenshot from the GLBenchmark database that suggests that there is an Android HP smartphone codenamed Bender that has submitted some data there.
Of course, you would think that HP engineers would be savvy enough to not submit data from a test product, but we’ve seen this happen with other brands before (it could be an orchestrated leak too), so it’s plausible. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: HP TouchPad triple boots into webOS, Android and Arch Linux, CyanogenMod 7 rolled out for TouchPad in Alpha stage,
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