Month: September 2013

Phonebloks, “Forever” Phone concept

Phonebloks: Is the World Ready for a “Forever” Phone?
A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete. Although it’s often just one part which killed it we throw everything away since it’s almost impossible to repair or upgrade. visit to show your support and raise your voice. [tnx MT]

Google Search via voice


Google Now Voice Commands List:
Ask your phone for Time & Date, Weather, Maps & Navigation, Calculations & Conversions, Sports Scores, Web Navigation, Entertainment Queries, Notes & Reminders, Contact & Communication Searches, Image Search, Flight Schedules & Status…

Charging tips for laptops…

Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Faster. So put “the 40 to 80 percent battery-status workflow into practice.” “The ideal would be that the laptop would only charge 80 percent,” Buchmann says, “and if you had to travel, you could push a button before you travel to charge it to 100 percent.” A quick DIY solution is to measure how long it takes to go from 80 percent to 40 percent then set a timer. Do the same thing as it charges from 40 percent to 80 percent. If it saves you money and keeps your battery healthy, it’s worth it.


The Martin Jetpack is the world’s first practical jetpack. It consists of a purpose-built gasoline engine driving twin ducted fans which produce sufficient thrust to lift the aircraft and a pilot in vertical takeoff and landing, and enable sustained flight. Martin Jetpack has seen the development programme focus on readying the product for use in a number of sectors including emergency response, defence and recreation, with numerous applications in each sector. It can take off from a small space, so is easy to deploy anywhere. Jetpack is easy to learn to fly, has an automated hover function, and is expected to be able to be flown in reasonable weather conditions.

Sound Through Touch

The audio recording can be transmitted by physical contact, from body to body. Secrets, messages and whispers can then be transmitted from person to person in physical contact with each others.

Dryft virtual keyboard

Swype Co-Founder creates Dryft virtual keyboard, wants to change the way you type on tablets
Simply lay your fingers on your tablet, and Dryft will dynamically change the position of the keyboard as you type. You can even lay all your fingers on the surface of the screen as you would a physical keyboard, with Dryft knowing the difference. This is thanks to Dryft’s software working with your tablet’s accelerometer to detect taps on the display.

Adobe tools for tablets

Project Mighty is a pressure-sensitive stylus for tablets that is connected to the Adobe Creative Cloud, while Napoleon is an accompanying ruler that effectively works as a protractor for Project Mighty to work with in the tablet app.
Though Adobe has demonstrated both Project Mighty and Napoleon, they are still in development. Considering that the devices and their use with a tablet provide a low-cost alternative to the relatively-expensive Wacom Cintiq displays, Adobe may end up releasing the hardware in the future.