May 2010

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How the next DSLR should be

As you know I love photography and I have a nikon d300 with a nikkor 18-200 and a sigma 10-20. This are my thoughs on how I would like this sort of cameras to evolve in the next years: Pixel-wise they are OK already. Around 12 to 20 Mpx is more than OK. I would rather […]

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OpenWays makes your smartphone a hotel room key, provides a different kind of ‘unlock’

For years now, hotel chains have been toying with alternative ways to letting patrons check-in, access their room and run up their bill with all-too-convenient in-room services. Marriott began testing smartphone check-ins way back in 2006, and select boutique locations (like The Plaza Hotel in New York and Boston’s Nine Zero) have relied on RFID, iris scanners, […]

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Camouflaged Human Canvas: Faux Body Art by Kim Joon

[ By Steph in Gadgets & Geek Art, Urban & Street Art. ] Jumbles of beheaded bodies, limbs entwined, torsos twisting, hands reaching out – in compositions that are both glaringly Asian-influenced and psychedelic – call to mind some orgiastic body painting experiment, until you focus on the strange perspective and profusion of hands in […]

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PhotoTrackr Plus brings geotagging to Nikon DSLRs, leaves your hotshoe open

Oh sure, Nikon’s got its own solution for adding native geotagging to your existing DSLR, but the GP-1 dongle definitely has its drawbacks. Aside from sucking down around 4x more power than Gisteq’s new PhotoTrackr Plus, it also eliminates the ability to use a dedicated flash in the hotshoe while capturing GPS data. Moreover, it has to warm […]

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Righteous Wrappings: 33 Incredible Packaging Designs

[ By Delana in Architecture & Design, Guerilla Marketing & Ads, Subvertising & Counter-Ads. ] They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but there are times when the packaging matters just as much as what’s inside. When you’re shopping for anything from a bottle of juice to a new pair of shoes, […]

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Aggressive Maneuvers for Autonomous Quadrotor Flight

Control of precise aggressive maneuvers with an autonomous quadrotor helicopter. This is a small autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Demonstrations of flips, flight through windows, and quadrotor perching are shown. Work done at the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania.

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DeHood: A Location-Based Social Network for Your Neighborhood

The current crop of location-based social networks mostly focus on getting users to check in and share tips about local venues like restaurants, stores and coffee shops. DeHood, which officiallylaunched earlier today, wants to bring a bit more value to its users by going beyond check-ins. The new location-based social network wants to bring a local […]

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CloudCourse: An Enterprise Application in the Cloud

From google official blog: At Google we have experts on everything from Python to penguins. However, connecting our expert teachers to eager students around the globe can be a complicated business. To that end, we are excited to release our new internal learning platform, CloudCourse under an open source license. Built entirely on App Engine, CloudCourse allows […]

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How To Use Google Wave for Live Blogging

This an article you can find at ReadWriteWeb. They had been Live Blogging during Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook privacy press conference. They decided to put this theory into practice and live blogged the event with Wave. The reaction to the experiment was overwhelmingly positive, so they decided to share how they did it : How It’s Done […]

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37 Sand Sculptures that Make Your Castle Look Sad

[ By Marc in Environment & Nature, Gadgets & Geek Art. ] A small shovel and a pail for sand are the typical beach goer’s adventure kit, but some people take their sand castles a bit more seriously. With ladders, and teams of workers, sand sculptors travelto the most exotic beaches around the world creating […]

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Back up your photos in the cloud: Flickr or Picasaweb?

Photography is one of my passions. I have http://norai.net with some nice photos that I don’t actually update very often just because it requires and effort of, opening Lightroom in my mac, connect to the photo folder in my media centre, edit those that I think can go to the web, export them to 800px […]

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Google TV is here

Google officially unveiled Google TV at its Google I/O conference. Google is teaming up with Intel, Sony and Logitech for Google TV. The device is not designed to replace your cable or satellite box, but work alongside it: The goal is to be able to view web content and television content side-by-side from the same interface. This […]

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Why my next phone it will be an iPhone 4G and not an Android froyo

Last Wednesday in San Francisco took place the latest Google I/O conference, in principle a conference for developers. Each participant gets a free android phone (well the probably cover the cost of the phone with the fees…). Many people expects this conference to be a consumer goods conference where things are explained in plain english […]

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withings wifi body scale

Five months ago I wrote a post about tools to control your diet. Now I would like to extend on a 125euro gadget that I might buy in the future: withings. Withings is a body scale that it is connected via wifi to internet. It is a smart body scale, you just step on it […]

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UrbanSpoon Challenges OpenTable With iPad-Based Restaurant Reservations Service

Restaurant review site UrbanSpoon is slowly moving into OpenTable’s territory. About half a year ago, the company launched a very limited test of a basic reservations tracking system for restaurants in the Seattle area. At that time, however, restaurant owners could only use UrbanSpoon to tell their customers whether they had last-minute openings. Now, however, UrbanSpoon is […]

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