Category Archives: Misc

Ferrite – Interactive Ferrofluid Sculptures

If you are looking for a new desk toy to procrastinate with then Ferrite could be for you.

The ultimate desktop accessory, Ferrite provides hours of interactive entertainment at work and at home.

Explore magnetism like never before!

Lines of flux from the two included custom magnetic styli are easily viewed through the crystal clear borosilicate glass.

A sleek CNC’d aluminum base provides stability, ensuring a stunning presentation of the contained Ferrofluid.

The proprietary clear suspension liquid guarantees a long lifetime of stain free, highly detailed spiking action from the fluid; no easy feat!

Launched on Kickstarter, significant design, engineering and development was required to produce this high-tech sculpture. Now available to the public, only a limited number of units of this initial batch will be sold.

Ferrite is a ferrofluid art piece Designed, Manufactured, and Hand Assembled in the USA.

Intended for use by adults age 18 and up.

Homemade Lightsaber burns through many things

While this laser is not quite as powerful as a Jedi’s Lightsaber it does burn through a whole bunch of stuff.

Here my BEAST 3000mW blue laser goes up against a bunch of flammable stuff. Most things light INSTANTLY when placed in the beam of this laser! This is the most powerful handheld laser that I’ve ever used!

This laser uses the new 9mm 450nm laser diode and runs on two 18650 Li Ion batteries. The housing is a custom machined “Sirius” host. I usually try to refrain from using the term “lightsaber” when referring to my lasers but there really isn’t much else out there to describe this laser.

Don’t try this at home.

iContacts Are The Future

Forget about Google Glass. iContacts are the way forward!

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Source: Formal Sweatpants

10,000 iPhone 5 Domino Fall

Epic 10,000 iPhone 5 Domino showcases 10,000 iPhones (that’s right TEN THOUSAND iPhones) falling neatly in patterns. These CG iPhones’ feature NFC (Near Field Communications) concept that enable content to be passed on from one iPhone screen to another.

This iPhone video is imagined as an advertisement for the iPhone 5 concept feature of NFC. If iPhone 5S comes with the NFC feature, this could be a pretty neat iPhone commercial.

Bioshock Infinite – Concept Art for Elizabeth

If you have been playing Bioshock Infinite you will know that it is a visually stunning game. It also has one of the greatest NPC characters in a video game, Elizabeth.

Microsoft’s Claire Hummel contracted by Irrational Games to help design Elizabeth. Here is some of her work.

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Apple Launches iBookstore in Japan

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Apple® today announced the launch of the iBookstore℠ in Japan featuring titles from major and independent publishers, including a great selection of books from Kodansha, KADOKAWA, Bungeishunju, Gakken and Gentosha. The iBookstore has a wide selection of emerging and established authors including Shyotaro Ikenami, Jiro Akagawa, Atsuko Asano and Ryu Murakami. The iBookstore in Japan is the best way for book lovers to browse, buy and read books on iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®.

“We’re excited to launch the iBookstore in Japan with a wide selection of Japanese publishers and authors,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We think customers are going to love how engaging and interactive the books are to read, and how beautiful they look on iPad.”

“We’re thrilled to have our books on the iBookstore,” said Tsuguhiko Kadokawa, Chairman of KADOKAWA Group Holdings. “More than anything, I think it’s great the iBookstore lets us offer our readers a wide variety of reading experiences that they can’t have anywhere else and that they can only have on their iOS device.”
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Google Glasses in the workplace

Google Glasses are a great idea and will probably be of great interest to many people when they first come across somebody wearing a pair.

However, the reality may end up being a lot like this.

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The Internship – New comedy film set in the Google offices

The-Internship-600x421The Internship is new comedy film that is set in the world of Google. The trailer was launched during a Google+ Hangout with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson and, as you can see from the trailer, it is all Google.

Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation’s most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention.

The film also stars Max Minghella, Rose Byrne, Dylan O’Brien, and Jessica Szohr. The Internship is due out on June 7th.

Source: Google Play

Google Glass will pass sound through your skull

project-glass1There have been lots of rumours and speculation about Google Glass over the past few months. This is the project to make augmented reality glasses.

We have seen images and videos on how the images will work, but now documents filed with American regulators show the hardware, due to be introduced in later this year in an experimental form, uses “bone conduction” to create sound instead of a traditional speaker.

This works by sending vibrations through the skull to the inner ear. The technology is not new, but does make sense for Project Glass.

If you had to use headphones then that could be dangerous while walking or driving. However, bone conduction means you would still be able to hear what is going on around you.

Google filed a patent for bone conduction spectacles last month, and the Federal Communication Commission this week published it approval for Google Glass, including “integral vibrating element that provides audio to the user via contact with the user’s head”.

The plan is for the glasses to be commercially available from next year.

Source: Business Insider

World of Warcraft players raised over $2 Million for Hurricane Sandy Relief

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World of Warcraft players have raised more than $2.3 million for Hurricane Sandy victims, after embarking on a real-life quest to help with relief efforts last month.

They did this by virtually adopting the “Cinder Kitten,” available in Blizzard’s pet store, for $10.

Blizzard, the company behind the a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), announced that the funds will go toward supporting the American Red Cross’ Sandy relief initiative.

Source: Mashable