“Protude Flow” is a ferrofluid art project by Sachiko Kodama. It is the dynamic movement of magnetic liquids, which is manipulated in sync with sound.
The magnetic fluid moves due to changes in a magnetic field produced by several electromagnets installed above and below a shallow, horizontal acrylic panel in which the magnetic fluid is held. The voltage to each electromagnet is controlled according to sound input by computer processing, making the fluid pulsate like a living thing.
Notes about the artist (from bio):
(…) Sachiko loved art and literature from an early age, but also had a strong interest in science. After Graduating Physics course in the Faculty of Science at Hokkaido University, In 1993, Sachiko matriculated in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Tsukuba, studying Plastic Art and Mixed Media. Then she completed Master’s and Doctoral Program in Art and Design at the University of Tsukuba. She studied Computer and Holography Art in her doctoral research.
A product concept titled “The Window Phone” by Seunghan Song. The cell changes its appearance based on accurate predictions of the weather.
Did you ever imagine yourself riding a “Back to the Future II” hoverboard? I did, and so did Nils Guadagnin who made a copy of one. “Integrated into the board and the plinth is an electromagnetic system which levitates the board. A laser system stabilises the object in the air.
More official notes about the project:
In the making of this work, this artist was thinking about different ways of presenting sculpture. In fact it’s a reflexion on the multiple possibilities of how to give a sculpture full spatial autonomy.
The project have been realised with levitation technology of Crealev company.
A concept cell phone with a liquid battery type, transparent AMOLED, and Aqua GUI. Designed by Ku Bon-Seop.
People are always forgetful no matter wat they do, let it be refueling the car or meeting few people on there way. For people like those android offers a pretty good application “Geo Reminders Lite”.
The freeware allows users to add multiple locations, each with its own proximity radius. The application keeps running in the background, waiting for the device to come within the specified range of a saved location, in the event of which, it alerts the user with a notification. So if, for instance, you keep forgetting to refuel your car on your way back from work, all you need to do is save a reminder for a nearby gas station on your Android device using Geo Reminders.
The interface is very straightforward. Pressing menu on the main screen displays the Add New Location option Tapping said option will bring up a form wherein users can specify the desired location either manually via Google Maps (Pick location from map) or automatically, using current GPS coordinates (Use current location). To save a location while pointing to it manually from the map, press the menu button on your device and tap Save.
Once a location is saved the application begins to wait for the device to come within the defined proximity of a saved location, all the while displaying the distance of the device from each location.
When the device is within range of a particular location, a notification is displayed in the notification bar as well as within the info below said location.
The Lite (free) version will only show the reminders in the notification bar. Future updates will bring reminders via SMS, email and audio, as well as in the form of Facebook updates. These features will only be for the paid version of the app which costs $0.82. You may install Geo Reminders Lite via the Android Market using the link below or by scanning the provided QR Code.
Install Geo Reminders Lite
Its another way to make your desktop look more attractive
using this software you can make any video as your desktop wallpaper
the video runs for a full length and is repeated
It Seems that this feature is going to come as inbuilt feature in Windows 8
Previously when you used to click on an image in Facebook, you were taken to its Facebook page as follows
but now you view the enlarged photo popped in front of the page.
This “popping out” new feature is called “Photo Theater” and I, along with countless others, dislike Theater.
If you share the same opinion and use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, then you should follow the following steps to get back to viewing Facebook photos the old way.
For Google Chrome Users
In order to view Facebook photos the old way, Chrome users need to install a script called “.” This script can be found here. Just locate the green “Install” button and click on it. After the script is installed you can check and see that new Facebook photo viewing interface has been disabled.
For Mozilla Firefox Users
The steps for Firefox users are essentially the same as for Google Chrome users i.e. you need to install the same “Facebook Photo Theater Killer” script that can be gotten from here. But before that Firefox needs to have Greasemonkey – a Firefox add-on that lets Firefox run scripts like the one we need.
You can get Greasemonkey from here. Once you install Greasemonkey, you can install the abovementioned script to disable Photo Theater in Facebook.
Or you can also refresh the page to get the old view, but u have to the same every time which is very annoying.
Samsung has finally unveiled its next generation tablet “Galaxy Tab 10.1″ at Mobile World Congress. Contrary to the rumors, the tablet is called Galaxy Tab 10.1 officially instead of Galaxy Tab 2 or II.
It features dual core Tegra 2 processor, front facing 2 megapixel camera, 8 megapixel camera at back, gyroscope, Accelerometer, digital compass and proximity sensor. Empowered by Honeycomb (android 3.0) Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available with 16GB or or 32GB of storage.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Specifications:
The HP Topaz tablet will be sold as TouchPad. This tablet will feature WebOS, a 9.7-inch 1024×768 multitouch display protected by oleo phobic Gorilla Glass, a 1.2GHz processor and it is powered by Qualcomm’s dual-core MSM8660.
The HP TouchPad is HP’s first webOS tablet. The device has an ample screen real estate of 9.7 inches, with resolution of 768×1024 pixels. The TouchPad has been a much-anticipated device, as it is capable of unleashing the full potential of the webOS platform and its outstanding multitasking capabilities. In the HP TouchPad we see webOS 3.0 for the first time. This latest edition of the OS comes with lots of changes so as to make the interface more functional and comfortable to use on a big tablet screen.
With its vibrant 9.7-inch diagonal flush capacitive multitouch display, virtual keyboard, instant-on access, support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 beta in the browser and access to thousands of webOS applications,(2) TouchPad works the way you do and is designed not just for fun but for mobile productivity. It’s ideal for anyone who wants the benefits of the amazing webOS platform on a much bigger scale.
The device measures 190 x 240 x 13.7mm, weighs around 1.5lbs, eight hours of battery life, options of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of built-in flash, 512MB RAM, has a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, two Beats Audio speakers, as well as 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR connectivity. Optional WWAN for HSPA and LTE are expected with CDMA possible later. Sensors include an accelerometer, eCompass, a 3-axis Gyro for gaming, a light sensor, and a microphone.
HP launched two new webOS smartphones via their special event, the tiniest webOS phone ever, the HP Veer slider, and the powerful successor to the Palm Pre 2 called the Pre 3. On a side note, its funny saying "successor to the Palm Pre 2" especially since its predecessor only recently went up for pre-order.
Moving on, HP Palm have released two official videos, one for each of the webOS phones. Before getting to the videos lets have a quick run through of the specs.
The HP Veer features 512MB RAM, 8GB storage, 2.6-inch 320 x 400 sub-HVGA display, 5-megapixel camera and 910 mAh battery.Check out their video below.
Palm Pre 3
Next up is the powerful Palm Pre 3 with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM, 3.6-inch WVGA display, 8GB and 16GB storage option and a 1,230 mAh battery. Check out their video below.