Archive for May, 2012



Cookoo Analog Smartwatch: Isn’t That an Oxymoron?

I guess that since Pebble was so popular thanks to their highly successful Kickstarter funding drive, it’s only a matter of time before the market of smartwatches becomes flooded with new products. The Cookoo takes a unique approach by combining an analog watch with a smartphone interface.

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1930s Photos Reveal History of Greenland Glaciers

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Rediscovered aerial photos of Greenland from the 1930s have allowed scientists to construct the history of the glacier retreat and advance in the area. The photos were rediscovered in a castle outside Copenhagen, Denmark, and they have allowed Anders Bjork and his colleagues to develop a deeper understanding of how climate change has affected the ice loss and glacier movements of the last 80 years.

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Gigantic Downdraft Energy Tower Planned Near US-Mexico Border

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Scientists are planning to build a massive type of new power generator in south-western Arizona, which relies on evaporative cooling to create wind. It should deliver enough energy to power a medium to large city with no negative environmental impact.

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Information Flow & Digest

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Since I got an iPhone last March (my first smartphone), the way that I access and consume information has changed. While I’ve had an iPad for about 5 months, I hadn’t yet gotten a 3G card from my carrier. There is a big difference between having access to the Internet anywhere and just not being able to do so. The places I go to don’t have reliable free WiFi. The iPhone 4S allows me to tether my iPad for free, because my carrier is CHT in Taiwan and they are partly government-owned, my iPad 2 still hasn’t gotten an 3G card.

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Diva Plavalaguna’s Song From The Fifth Element

I saw this on the Internets over the weekend and it reminded me that I haven’t seen this movie in a couple of years. I’ve seen it a lot though, enough to know most of the plot elements. This song is hauntingly beautiful. It was sung by the Albanian soprano Inva Mula.

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Hate Loose Earbuds? Try These Easy DIY Earbud Modifications

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There’s nothing more annoying than going for a run or being out during an errand with your favorite pair of earphones, and having to constantly fiddle with them so they stay put. In my experience, specific types of earbud covers are needed to prevent earbuds from popping out. Here are some easy ways to making them stay put from a DIY perspective…

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iPhone Idostand Swings Both Ways – Landscape and Portrait That Is

he perfect iPhone stand is hard to find, especially since there are so many choices out there and not all of them are that versatile. That’s why industrial designer Allan Ospinadeveloped the Idostand, which is basically a case that doubles as a stand, working in both portrait or landscape position.

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FYLM Foldable Speaker: Ultimate Portability

Speakers come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but this is one of the first that I’ve seen that completely folds down flat, making it extremely portable, especially if that’s the kind of thing you need to share your tunes. FYLM is the perfect size to fit in a bag or notebook and it won’t take up much space.

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