An announcement with regards to the London Olympics was made by the organizers which said that visitors who attend the global sporting event are not allowed to take pictures or videos of the proceedings. It even stated that ticket-holders are not allowed to ?exploit? any videos on social networks. It read, ?Images, video and sound recordings of the Games taken by a Ticket Holder cannot be used for any purpose other than for private and domestic purposes and a Ticket Holder may not license, broadcast or publish video and/or sound recordings including on social networking websites and the internet more generally, and may not exploit images, video and/or sound recordings for commercial purposes under any circumstances, whether on the internet or otherwise, or make them available to third parties for commercial purposes.
The late Steve Jobs was a man everyone remembers for his charisma, his turtle neck and also the ?it? factor he brought to the table especially when he was making a presentation. After the man passed away from a debilitating disease, many a tale about his eccentricities and quirks has made their way out of the Cupertino campus, onto the streets and books and into our ears. One such story has now surfaced. Apparently Jobs wanted to package an iMac; the all in one desktop machine with a golden ticket inside which would allow one lucky individual and his/her family to visit the Cupertino Apple HQ. His plans were apparently to greet them in a fully done-up Willy Wonka costume to commemorate what was to be the millionth iMac that was sold.
Remember when you were a kid and you used tin cans and a string to ?talk? to your other friends? If you miss those days, you might be interested to learn that you will be able to relive them thanks to a Kickstarter project dubbed Talk to the Can. However fret not as the ?technology? has since been updated and will now be compatible with your smartphone, tablets and computers. The device comes in a variety of sizes and will plug into your device via the 3.5mm audio jack or to your computer via its USB port.
Similar to back in the day where your tin can double as a receiver and a transmitter of your voice, the Can will also do the same and pull double duty as a speaker and microphone that you will be able to use to conduct your VoIP calls. Just expect to receive a ton of stares if you plan to use it while walking down the street. If you?re interested in helping the Talk to the Can Kickstarter project kick off, head on over to its website for the details or to pledge a donation. So, any takers?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: ODOC is a pretty sleek looking dock for the iPhone, Atari 2600 Star Castle Project on Kickstarter Needs Funding,
We?re not sure if anyone actually needs a 145? plasma TV with 8k x 4k resolution, but Panasonic and NHK have teamed up and produced one such prototype. This is a one of a kind display that we will supposedly see one day when broadcasts eventually move towards a higher resolution – when will that be? It?s hard to say but it?s definitely good to know that there is technology already available that can support it. How both companies managed to achieve this behemoth was thanks to the use of a new drive method for the display. This new method basically scans pixels vertically which will provide uniform picture quality. It does not appear to be on sale, but we?d hate to think just how much it might cost if it were. NHK also expressed their plans to show it off at its open house come May. [Press release]
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While NFC has been making its way onto other phones, Apple?s iPhone has yet to see the inclusion of the technology, but that?s not to say that the Cupertino company did not explore that option in the past. A recently discovered patent by the folks at Patently Apple have revealed that Apple at one point in time were considering using NFC technology in their iPhones. While NFC has primarily been the focus of mobile payment services, the patent shows Apple considering NFC as a means for iPhone users to gift another iPhone owner a song simply by tapping phones together.
According to the patent, it works similarly to how you would normally purchase a song or a gift card on iTunes, except that in this case users will be able to tap phones together and the person receiving the gift will be able to start downloading the song/video automatically. The patent also shows how this gift process could also be sent to the giftee via email where they would then receive the appropriate license to retrieve their gifted media. We?re not sure if this technology is necessary considering that gift cards already exist, but the idea of tapping phones does seem to be a little bit more efficient.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Apple patent will let us pay parking meters with our iPhone, DeviceFidelity granted Mobile NFC patent,
The next time you are going to get some gaming sessions in, make sure you consider the FPS (First Person Shooters) genre. If you are a teen with a driving license, then surely you would do your utmost best to pester your parents to let you play more FPS titles on your Xbox 360 or PS3 simply because you have read an article online which claims that there is a possibility of you ending up as a better driver after you spend plenty of playing time with a FPS title. So much for video games rotting the brains, right? There is a new study going on that hypothesizes that playing FPS games, even for a short while, might significantly improve brain waves which enhance visual attention, including tasks like driving. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Corsair unveils new gaming keyboards and mice, Minecraft Pocket Edition version 0.3.0 gets crafting,
Microsoft has been swift to work on a fix for the Hotmail password bug which if left untreated, would have enabled a hacker to reset the password for a Hotmail account, locking out the account’s owner in the process while offering the attacker full access to the Inbox. This fix was rushed out because the bug had started to be a genuine threat, and actively exploited online in recent times. In fact, a security news site did report that several hackers actually offered to hack Hotmail accounts for a mere pittance – to the tune of $20 (£12). (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Official Hotmail app finally on Android, Microsoft Hotmail, Office 365 and Live knocked out, restored,
Stonehenge is still quite the enigma even today, and British researchers have already performed experiments on a fake Stonehenge in addition to the actual historical monument that has already clocked up 5,000 years on earth. These experiments were performed to figure out just how sounds echoed within the ancient circle of stones, and the results of the experiment proved to be hair raising in some way or another. Bruno Fazenda of the University of Salford said, “We can expect such a space to have a striking effect on someone of that time, identical to what we feel nowadays when we go into a church.” (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Mood Based Audio Ads by Moodagent and Mixberry Media, Sennheiser Amperior ? for the DJ in you,
The Sony LT29i, also known by its codename “Hayabusa”, was spotted in the past before in the form of a Nenamark benchmark as well as potentially having had its launch date leaked, is now back with another rumor thanks to a Baidu blog that hails from China. This particular smartphone model is said to come with the new 13-megapixel “stacked” camera sensor from Sony that will purportedly deliver an improved low-light performance as well as opening up the doors to the “HDR Video” function, where you can catch a sample of such a video right after the jump. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sony to release Qualcomm S4-based Android phone in June?, Sony patent points to dual keyboards and sliding ability,