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I’ve been having a look at some cool input technology concepts from Microsoft’s first ever PC Hardware Designs of the Future Project. Twenty four MA Industrial Design students from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design were briefed to design innovative hardware devices with a focus on user experience, trying to create possible alternatives to the mouse or keyboard, or a more abstract consumer device. Problems to be solved The great thing about this competition was that the students had to try to address clear consumer needs, and there was a wide variety of problems considered. Accessibility is close to my heart, so I really took to the couple of products that focused on helping make experiences better for people who are often limited by the world around them. Making reading more accessible
With the rapid progression of technology each year, it's easy to accumulate a pile of obsolete gadgets that you just can't bear to get rid of. So don't! Here are our top 10 ways you can take the retired gadgets you've already got and turn them into something that has a solid place in the future.
'nesting pc virtual tablet' by sono mocci a concept by japanese-born, italy-based designer sono mocci , 'nesting pc virtual tablet' is a combination tablet and data visualization interface with automatic battery charging and data syncing. phones, memory cards, CDs, USB ports, and I/O cables can be plugged directly into the device, where they will show up as images on the touchscreen for easy manipulation and access. the design was shortlisted from over 1000 concepts in our recent designboom competition ' a life with future computing ', organized in collaboration with FUJITSU .
From Sand to Processor or How a CPU is made It is hard to believe that a modern processor (CPU) is the most complex product in the world. What is so complex in this piece of metal? In this article I will try to explain how a modern processer (CPU) is made from the sand. Processor Manufacturing It takes about $ 5 billion dollars to build a processor manufacturing factory.
Bento Box Kinda Like Voltron Bento is quite an exceptional and forward thinking concept by René Woo-Ram Lee . It’s quite a plausible scenario that most of use/own a tablet, a PC, external hard drives and a smartphone. Now combine the power of these to have fully customizable Bento Laptop! The Box accommodates all the gear to work as one whole unit or individually; as you see fit. Features
Building an XBMC 12 Home Theatre PC with a Mini-ITX motherboard February 28, 2013 We are long time fans of XBMC here at Mini-ITX.com. OpenELEC is a distribution of XBMC (currently at version 12) with a streamlined installation and update process, making it even easier to utilise the graphics acceleration of ION and Fusion based Mini-ITX systems to make a very slick Home Theatre PC. Here's how to do it. Building an XBMC 12 Home Theatre PC with a Mini-ITX motherboard XBMC Guide updated to version 10.0 January 25, 2011
Whether you’re a designer, developer, animator, or blogger, your workstation plays a major role in how you get things done. Some of us like a neat, clean, and inspiring workspace, while others require a crazy over-the-top hardware configuration. In this article, we’ve compiled a showcase of photos that will give you workstation envy. The thing about workstations is that even if you have a nice one, seeing another awesome setup can make you a bit jealous.
Older Motherboard Manuals Manuals for A-trend, Fordlian, Full Yes, Edom, Superpower, QDI, Freetech / Flexus, Chicony, and other hard-to-find boards. Motherboard Proxy If you are needing info on a pre 2000 board, then you might check out this site. Decent database, however last entry I can find is April of 2000.
Is that a USB key in your pocket or a dual-core computer? Today, Norwegian company FXI technologies showed off a USB stick-sized portable computer prototype, complete with a dual-core 1.2-GHz Samsung Exynos ARM CPU (same as in the Galaxy S II), 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-out and a microSD card slot for memory. Codenamed Cotton Candy because its 21 gram weight is the same as a bag of the confection, the tiny PC enables what its inventor calls “Any Screen Computing,” the ability to turn any TV, laptop, phone, tablet, or set-top box into a dumb terminal for its Android operating system. The Cotton Candy has a USB 2.0 connector on one end and an HDMI jack on the other. When connected to an HDTV, it uses the HDMI port for video, the USB for power, and Bluetooth to connect to a keyboard, mouse, or tablet for controlling the operating system. The device can output up to 1080p so even a full HD screen can display the Candy’s preloaded Android 2.3 operating system at its native resolution.
While Siri isn’t perfect, the voice-controlled assistant is definitely an innovative feature of the iPhone 4S and it’s something that may make Android fans jealous. While we’ve seen some Siri competitors on Android before, we’ve been fans of Vlingo for a long time and the company just put out an infographic about why it offers more features than Siri. The funny thing is that both Siri and Vlingo are now connected through Nuance, as this company provides the voice-recognition technology for Apple’s iPhone 4S and it just acquired Vlingo . Still, the infographic is interesting to see and if you’re on an Android phone and want a taste of voice controls, feel free to download Vlingo here . About The Author Marin Perez
Have you ever dream of 100 terabyte of data per 3.5-inch disk ? New patented innovation nanotechnology from Michael E. Thomas, president of Colossal Storage Corporation, makes it real. Michael invented and patented the world's first and only concept for non-contact UV photon induced electric field poling of ferroelectric non-linear photonic bandgap crystals, which offers the possibility of controlling and manipulating light within a UV/Deep Blue frequency of 1 nm to 400 nm. It took him 14 years to find a practical conceptualization that would work to advance the storage industry; 3D Volume Holographic Optical Storage Nanotechnology , for which Michael holds the patents. He was invited to present this fascinating discovery to the National Science Foundation in February 2004.
Here are some other LCD projector plans recently mailed to me by somebody, I scanned them in for you: By the time you are done going through all this information, you should be able to build a video projector that will work as well as any one of the brand name LCD video projectors that cost hundreds to thousands of dollars, for less than $300. To get started you need to know how these projectors work. It's quite simple really; the projector uses a different light source other than the LCD monitor. It magnifies the picture with one or more lenses and with the power of an alternate light source.
Since im already busy with this project for 3 months now, here are all the pics in one post. Started with an Aluminium plate of 1850x990x3 Plates for the mainboard tray, hdd tray, pump/res tray and cable plate The bearer ring to hold my desk Been to an other company to make a logo And back to welding