Lost your cell? Make it ring from your computer! ↗


Ipad orientation-switcher is replaced with a 'mute' button. ↗

Apple makes a new lock on personal preferences.

The orientation switcher seems far more useful to me. I’ve never needed a mute button before, but I have been in need of something that keeps the screen from constantly spinning as I’m trying to see a picture on it’s side, or even wanting to read a book normally while lying on my side on my bed!


digithoughts:

Cloud storage syncing service comparison chart
With the re-born Skydrive and Google Drive, both Microsoft and Google have recently made big announcements within the increasingly crowded cloud storage/syncing market. And very timingly, the Verge has done a very thorough rundown of most, if not all, available syncing services that comes with free storage. Go check it out in all its glory to find out what service might fit your needs.
Microsoft has its own comparison chart where Skydrive naturally comes out on top, but the service actually holds its own in this third party comparison as well. I’ve been using Dropbox as my go to syncing service for a couple of years now, but I’m very tempted by some of the features that Dropbox is lacking, such as multiple folder syncing.
Google Drive? I’m not completely sold, but I will definitely give it a run. If it turns out to be a smooth and well functioning service, it could be a rather big thing in this market. Think about all the Gmail users that don’t use, or maybe even never heard of Dropbox before. Many of them will probably check out Google Drive, which could save many from the nuisance of USB sticks.
Source: The Verge

digithoughts:

Cloud storage syncing service comparison chart

With the re-born Skydrive and Google Drive, both Microsoft and Google have recently made big announcements within the increasingly crowded cloud storage/syncing market. And very timingly, the Verge has done a very thorough rundown of most, if not all, available syncing services that comes with free storage. Go check it out in all its glory to find out what service might fit your needs.

Microsoft has its own comparison chart where Skydrive naturally comes out on top, but the service actually holds its own in this third party comparison as well. I’ve been using Dropbox as my go to syncing service for a couple of years now, but I’m very tempted by some of the features that Dropbox is lacking, such as multiple folder syncing.

Google Drive? I’m not completely sold, but I will definitely give it a run. If it turns out to be a smooth and well functioning service, it could be a rather big thing in this market. Think about all the Gmail users that don’t use, or maybe even never heard of Dropbox before. Many of them will probably check out Google Drive, which could save many from the nuisance of USB sticks.

Source: The Verge

Stowe Boyd: Laser Unprinters ↗

stoweboyd:

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have devised a way to ‘unprint’ laser printed pages, so that the paper can be reused.

Use a laser, save a tree - via University of Cambridge

Dr Julian Allwood, Leader of the Low Carbon Materials Processing Group at the University of Cambridge, and…

I have so much just waiting to be unprinted. School essays still take so much paper.


In this video, I rant on technology and stuff.

Also, am I the only one who hears my lisp?

thedailyfeed:

Why just donate to a project when you can invest in one? That’s the premise behind Gambitious, a sort of Kickstarter for video games — except Gambitious investors will actually share in the project’s profits.

“Gambitious is the first equity-based, crowd-funding platform that solely concentrates on the video game industry,” Paul Hanraets, the company’s managing director, told The Daily. “Our model is the first of its kind, providing a new way for small and large investors to directly invest in a wide selection of promising game projects, thus taking home a share in any eventual profits from the venture.”

thedailyfeed:

Why just donate to a project when you can invest in one? That’s the premise behind Gambitious, a sort of Kickstarter for video games — except Gambitious investors will actually share in the project’s profits.

“Gambitious is the first equity-based, crowd-funding platform that solely concentrates on the video game industry,” Paul Hanraets, the company’s managing director, told The Daily. “Our model is the first of its kind, providing a new way for small and large investors to directly invest in a wide selection of promising game projects, thus taking home a share in any eventual profits from the venture.”

8bitfuture:

Video: Cute office robot helps you find your stationery.

The Hitachi EMIEW2 uses cameras and voice recognition to help out in offices. Using it’s “locate and guide” function, the robot can scan the internet to identify a wide range of items, so if you ask it to go and find your 3-hole punch it should be able to go and get it for you. It can also access network cameras to scan an entire office for that stapler Jerry borrowed last week and then lost.

I want one.

theweekmagazine:

The self-cleaning, glare-free glass 
MIT researchers have unveiled a new technique which “virtually eliminates reflections, producing glass that is almost unrecognizable because of its absence of glare.” The days of straining your eyes or posing awkwardly to see your tablet screen better seem to be coming to an end. The team released a video of the new wonder glass, which doesn’t fog up, easily repels water, and can rid itself of dust and lint.
The groundbreaking technology works using microscopic, cone-shaped grooves measuring in the nanometers, which, while indistinguishable to the human eye, give the glass its near-magical properties. The researchers say the technique could easily be reproduced en masse to be applied to any number of every day objects: eyeglasses, cameras, TV sets, windows, and a countless other possibilities. Check it out

theweekmagazine:

The self-cleaning, glare-free glass 

MIT researchers have unveiled a new technique which “virtually eliminates reflections, producing glass that is almost unrecognizable because of its absence of glare.” The days of straining your eyes or posing awkwardly to see your tablet screen better seem to be coming to an end. The team released a video of the new wonder glass, which doesn’t fog up, easily repels water, and can rid itself of dust and lint.

The groundbreaking technology works using microscopic, cone-shaped grooves measuring in the nanometers, which, while indistinguishable to the human eye, give the glass its near-magical properties. The researchers say the technique could easily be reproduced en masse to be applied to any number of every day objects: eyeglasses, cameras, TV sets, windows, and a countless other possibilities. Check it out