Furniture and home furnishings from IKEA provide ample opportunities for the manifestation of personality of the owner, you only need to show a little imagination. One proof of that - on which 24gadget said earlier this month, and now we offer you another unusual idea, this time relating to a square table lamp. In its shade cloth can be applied to a special pattern, hang from the ceiling and you have at home will house a block from the game Super Mario. All that remains - to place it in the bottom part of a special switch and get just the perfect lamp for geeks who switched fist jumping.
On or ETSI European Telecommunications Standards Institute European Institute next week to decide which of the two competing standards will be chosen as the official nano-SIM format. One of the formats competing for nano-SIM, Apple is offering, and the other - an alliance of Nokia, Research in Motion and Motorola Mobility. Using nano-SIM offered in future smartphones and internet tablets.
Japan's NEC has already put REKOD, releasing 875 grams 13.3 "Ultrabook LaVie Z, and today has released yet another gadget -. 15.6-inch LaVie X, which weighs nearly 1.6 kg Prior to this the easiest considered sold only in the United States Vizio CT15-a2 weighing 1.77 kg. Ultrabook is equipped with 15.6-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the processor Intel Core i7-3517U (Ivy Bridge), 4 GB of RAM and SSD storage volume of 256 GB, Wi-Fi module and Bluetooth 4.0, 2 megapixel webcam, card slot for SD, HDMI connectors and USB 3.0. for more information about the new product will be on December 27 at the time of release of laptop on the market.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the framework of the project Senseable City developed a rather unusual heating systems. In fact, it is a LED-illuminator that "shoot" heat rays in the vicinity of people and movement sensors are used as a guidance system. The system is called Local Warming and can be used in large rooms, full heating which will require a lot more energy. At the moment, these heat guns are at the prototype stage, however, the lead researcher, Carlo Ratti, confident that the project will lead to commercial success.
Stanford University professor Mark Jacobson developed the concept, which allows, if not stop, then just reduce the likelihood of occurrence of such storms like Sandy and Katrina. The idea of a scientist is to install more than 70,000 wind turbines off the east coast of the USA, in the zone of strong air vortices. Theoretical investigations based on this concept which was developed, showed that the probability of occurrence of hurricanes categories 2 and 3 is reduced by 79%. In fact, this technology can be compared with the construction of the wall in the path of air masses, as modern wind turbines can withstand wind speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour. With regard to economic feasibility, such a barrier would be cheaper than building a huge breakwaters or compensation of damage caused to the elements, and also can be used to provide electricity to the coastal areas.
Chinese Tablet PC Aocos PX102 comes with the keyboard unit and the estimated prmerno manufacturer in $ 210. The device has a 10.1-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The hardware keyboard, which is a separate module that also functions as a shell for Electrical safety protection level of the screen when the tablet is not in use. Among other technical specifications is to provide: a processor Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 at 1.6GHz, 1GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory and a graphics chip Mali-400. It works tablet running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
Almost a year ago to indiegogo project telepresence robot KUBI was presented. Despite the fact that at that time he collected less than one third of the required amount, the developers still managed to bring the finished product to the market. Currently KUBI only supports devices based on iOS, but soon should be available for Android and Windows 8. Consumers are two models available: Hacker Edition for $ 399 (more suitable for developers) and Classic is priced at $ 499.
The company Ubi Interactive has introduced a commercial version of the software for Kinect controller, which will transform any suitable surface into a multitouch display. To do this, he will need the Kinect, which has been tracking gestures, pico projector and a computer running Windows 8. As a concept, this development was displayed last year, and now the software is available on the website of the company at a price from $ 149 to $ 1,499 in depending on the size of the screen.
Nissan has announced the release of smart watches for owners of EVs Nismo. New hours will not be a competitor, complementing smartphones and features designed exclusively for motorists. The display can display information and statistics about the current trip, heart rate, and also, as a bonus, integrated support for social networks. Neither price nor terms of occurrence Nissan Nismo Watch on sale yet are not called.
People active in cycling might be interested in a protective helmet LifeBeam, developed by the eponymous company. Novelty is equipped with a variety of biometric sensors, among which there is a heart rate monitor, and allows you to transfer the information to your smartphone, intelligent watch or bike computer with support for Bluetooth 4.0 interface and ANT +. In addition, it is worth noting sufficiently capacious battery, capable of operating sensors: according to developers, its charge is enough for a month of use. Buy LifeBeam can through the official website for about $ 200.