Ouya : le projet de console Android empoche 8,5 millions de $ Kickstarter en bref Pour mémoire, Kickstarter est un site qui permet de collaborer financièrement à un projet.
Chaque internaute peut apporter sa contribution à l'élaboration d'un nouveau matériel, d'un jeu, d'un disque, d'un livre, d'un film, etc. En retour les développeurs offrent aux internautes des "bonus", qui peuvent aller d'un accès prioritaire et gratuit au projet en question, à des goodies exclusifs, une rencontre avec l'équipe, etc. La future console Ouya vient d'atteindre l'un des plus beaux scores de Kickstarter : 8,5 millions de dollars (6,89 millions d'euros) ont ainsi été récolté sur la page du projet.
L'appareil sera vendu à sa sortie 99 $ (soit 80 €), et si tout se passe bien, sera commercialisé en mars 2013. Une console de salon sous Android 4.0 Fonctionnant sous Android 4.0, l'appareil intègre un processeur quad-core et est équipé de 1 Go de RAM, ainsi que de 8 Go de mémoire flash. Une ludothèque inégalée et des développeurs qui privilégient le hack. Brilliant Spinning Heatsink Cools CPUs 30 Times More Efficiently. Through the link in the Sandia Cooler [Presentation.pdf] it compares it to the Dynatron G950 cooler, and states there's a "Factor of 30 improvement in heat transfer per unit heat exchanger area demonstrated".
Basically, it is 30 times more effective, but only when you look at it from the point of view of cooling power per square cm. Part A: From the linked article at Dvice: "The upshot of all this is that the Sandia Cooler is some 30 times more efficient than a traditional cooling system. That's not 30 percent, that's like, it would take 30 traditional CPU coolers all running at once to provide the same level of cooling efficiency as the Sandia Cooler does by itself. " Part B: From "A Fundamentally New Approach To Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers": "If by some means it were possible to reduce the thermal resistance of these heat exchangers to a negligible level, a typical energy savings of order 30% could be immediately realized.
" Part C: Power usage of original = 1 New fan = 0.7. The Serval Project. The Software The Serval Project consists of two systems.
The first is a temporary, self-organising, self-powered mobile network for disaster areas, formed with small phone towers dropped in by air. The second is a permanent system for remote areas that requires no infrastructure and creates a mesh-based phone network between Wi-Fi enabled mobile phones, and eventually specially designed mobile phones that can operate on other unlicensed frequencies, called Batphone. The two systems can also be combined. We have developed software which we’ve called Distributed Numbering Architecture (‘DNA’) that allows people in isolated or temporary networks to immediately use their existing phone numbers. Sonastand Is A Stunning Aluminum iPhone 4 Amplifier Dock You’ll Actually Want. Kickstarter is seemingly a place where people go to make iDevice accessories.
Some are hits, most are not. The Sonastand is clearly the former. Apple’s Johnny Ives would probably even approve of this one. The story goes that the Sonastand’s creators are, as one of them puts it on Reddit, two normal nerdy dudes trying to do their thing. To be honest their creation is not very novel but it’s still rad as hell. The pair, Colin and Bob, turned to Kickstarter to fund their little project and are halfway to their goal. Pledges of $39 or more will net the backer one Sonastand delivered to their door when production begins. Admittedly, these things have been around for a while now, but none are as cool as the Sonastand. [nytlabs] reveal.
We all experience the world in a highly personalized fashion.
And as the physical world becomes increasingly digital, computing is becoming more connected to our physical selves. We've seen the rapid development of "natural user interfaces" that invoke the digital world by recognizing our voices, our gestures and even our faces, creating a more seamless integration of computers into our everyday environments. Additionally, a flurry of new consumer health and lifestyle devices that measure anything from how much we move to how deeply we sleep are evidence that biometric data are becoming accessible as a means to reflect about our personal wellbeing. The R&D Lab's interactive mirror is a platform that we've designed to explore how the relationship between information and the self is evolving and how media content from The New York Times and others might play a part. R&D developed the hardware and software for the mirror in-house.
[nytlabs] openpaths. In April 2011, researchers found and Apple confirmed that iPhones and iPads collected information related to the device's location, often storing this information for a year or more.
These records show where the device is on a regular interval, in some cases recording its location every few minutes. People are generating data like this every day through their devices, and in many cases, are unaware of the fact that this collection is occuring. While companies have the right to collect information about their customers, those customers are partners in that data's creation, and should therefore be allowed to have access to and use of that data. This data from iPhones and iPads is the first to come in such a usable format. It represents a valuable dataset for all kinds of location-based research. openpaths.cc is an encrypted, user-contributed database for the personal location data files recorded by iOS devices.