Kalkhoff's pedal-assist electric bicycles
via engadget.com These German bikes laverages the dynamo power into something more. It uses the same power into giving some more add-ons like a built-in quick-lock, a rack-mounted pump, etc. Well, for the price over $2000, it’s too expensive for students. Posted via web from lone immortal | Comment »
Solar cell with over 90% quantum efficiency
via engadget.com Solar energy has always been inefficient for mainstream use. Developed countries were promoting solar energy in developing countries, but they don’t realize how many appliances can be run thru’ 1 sq.m. solar cell. To get all the photons to be converted in electron, one needs higher quantum efficiency. Well, perhaps this research may change it. It promises to deliver...
Golden rule of photography
via newscientist.com It may seem crude to reduce aesthetics to number crunching, but software can now manipulate an amateur’s photographs to make them more pleasing to the eye. And how do you do that? Well, using golden rule of photography, well, precisely a golden ratio of photography, aka… …the rule of thirds divides the image frame into nine equal parts using two...
via weathersealed.com Crayola’s crayon chronology tracks their standard box, from its humble eight color beginnings in 1903 to the present day’s 120-count lineup. So the law is derived from this that: The number of colors doubles every 28 years! Very interesting! I’d definitely want to know how in computer industry screen evolved from 8-bit color to 48-bit color. Posted via web ...
Jazari: The one man Wii band
via downloadsquad.com It’s absolutely amazing. Wiimote controlled percussion compositions. Look at the video to get the idea. It just rockz! Posted via web from lone immortal | Comment »
Sony's new Alpha DSLR concepts
via engadget.com Sony must have partially lost the battle to Canon and Nikon in DSLR market being a late-comer, but in new trendy micro four thirds, it is making earlier inroads than Canon and Nikon. The design is not that retro like of Olympus, but it is certainly based on its cybershot series, which kind of market leader. The competition may bring down the cost of such products. As long as...
Polaroid PoGo instant digicam
via engadget.com So is it going to be modern-day polaroid cult? If it comes for just $110, then perhaps it matters, but getting quick snap is not exactly in these days. With the given specs it doesn’t even match to any mobile camera. But for quick almost-passport sized snaps, it is perhaps worthy and funny. Its print should keep original polaroid tone, else normal print one can get...
iPod Classic with Phone App?
The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 11 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. The notables within this group includes one that relates to Apple’s iPhone IM Chat feature and technology, another crediting Steve Jobs - relates to the iPod’s Hierarchically Ordered GUI and finally a granted patent that points to the iPod Classic eventually gaining...
Noteput music table plays the notes as you lay...
via engadget.com Superb idea! If there is any app for iPad, it can be huge success. Just look at the video to find out how great it is! Posted via web from lone immortal | Comment »
Spokeless bicycle, wow!
via engadget.com I used bicycle a lot. It’s the only mode of transportation in my students town. This bike should definitely be eye-candy in the city of thousand bicycles. It has really great design! I guess mounting a light dynamo or perhaps mobile charger using dynamo wouldn’t be difficult. Dynamo is pretty intrinsic here in the design. I’d buy it if it is not too expensive...
TAT Home adds a lot of eye candy, a little utility...
via downloadsquad.com Google Android can also be made sexy :-) Nice idea. I wish iPhone changes its home page behaviour with next update. Posted via web from lone immortal | Comment »
Apple Wants the Magic Mouse to Rock'n Roll! -...
via patentlyapple.com That’s amazing way of using mouse. This mouse shall truly be magical than the present one. If it comes with laser pointer, then it shall be perfect presentation device. It is really out of the box thinking than Apple did for Mighty Mouse. Posted via web from lone immortal | Comment »
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Verizon 'vampire' ad rips off Twilight, sticks it...
via engadget.com This ad reminds me of those days when Coke Cola and Pepsi used to fight against each other using advertisement :-) Posted via web from lone immortal | Comment »
Painting of Moleskine notebooks
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30 Unintentionally Hilarious Political Signs -...
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Google Buzz in Gmail
via gmailblog.blogspot.com Still not available for me, but it looks in a competition with Friendfeed, less with Posterous Posted via web from lone immortal | Comment »
"Jewel of the [british] Crown", East India...
This company has huge potential. What makes this more special is that I am Indian, so there is a huge feeling of redemption for me. It is buying back a company that owned India. It would be nice to go back to my motherland as the owner. It is very personal to me. via business.rediff.com The british company that created British India is now owned by an Indian businessman Sanjiv Mehta. What a...
Alien life "seed" theory by Prof. Wickramasinghe
The astrobiological case for our cosmic ancestry Chandra Wickramasinghe International Journal of Astrobiology, http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?aid=7174908 This is another theory about our coming into existence, which is picking up a scientific vigour. Here’s the abstract: Abstract With steadily mounting evidence that points to a cosmic origin of terrestrial...
Astronomy for Astrologers?
via skitch.com I guess that someone should alos write the book “Simplified Astrology for Astronomers” :-) Posted via web from lone immortal | Comment »
Bloomberg: Apple, "Almost like a Terrorist...
via patentlyapple.com Apple’s code of secrecy and silence Posted via web from lone immortal | Comment »