Friday, November 29, 2013
The initial idea was the authors vision of fun, portable and simple vehicle which developed into a project of electric personal commuter. The most important requirement during design phase and also the most demanding to follow, was simplicity of the vehicle itself and all of its components but without negative impact on functionality, robustness and reliability.The second requirement was to include great fun while operating, so the flight-like tilting at turns and some other solutions borrowed from aviation were utilized for that particular purpose.Other important features that came up during the project development phase were the ability to fold as well as customization according to user aspiration.
Official website: http://www.s3tr.hr
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
- Tankbots are available in four different colors (Grey,Blue,Orange,and Green)
- Your desk needs a maze-navigating tank robot
- Advanced optical navigation technology means it steers around obstacles
- Features light-up eyes and robot sounds
- Three modes: touchless navigation, autonomous personality mode, smartphone control
- Compatible with iOS devices and Android devices (2.1 and up)
- Download the free app from the App Store or Android Market
- Insert the DeskPet Universal Remote into your headphone jack to control your TankBot
- Integrated USB flip out connector to recharge using your computer
- Automatic shut-off after 3 minutes of inactivity to conserve battery life
- Batteries: Internal rechargeable battery (40 minutes charge for 15 minutes play time)
- Obstacle Avoidance Mode – uses sensors to avoid barriers in front of it over a couple inches tall. In this mode it can run mazes, etc. It does not, however, sense drop-offs or things in front if it that can flip it over.
- Autonomous Personality Mode – it runs around flashing the lights and making noises. When it gets stuck, it usually either snores or cries.
- Smartphone Control – uses a dongle in the earphone jack and a downloaded free app to control the unit. The controller uses two simple sliders to control each track independently. Note that the receivers are in the front of the unit so it does not respond as well when controlled from behind.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Have fun creating your costume and showing it off at a convention or party! Remember, part of the fun of cosplaying is to stay in character, so don't be afraid to get really into your superhero's actions. Have fun!
Halloween Spirit are your one-stop shop for everything Halloween, from freaky and fun costumes for adults and kids, through to hats, masks, accessories and oodles of spooky fun.
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Friday, October 25, 2013
Motorola MicroTAC 9880X (1989)
In the same year that the Tiananmen Square incident happened and the Berlin Wall fell, phone company Motorola released the MicroTAC 9880X, widely acknowledged as the first truly portable mobile phone. In the past, most cellular phones were installed as car phones because of their chunky size and weight. The MicroTAC changed all that, and in doing so, became the standard and model by which mobile phones were to develop from then on.
BellSouth/IBM Simon Personal Communicator (1993)
Launched almost twenty years ago, the IBM Simon was the first cellular phone to include both telephone and PDA features in one handy device. As arguably the first ever “smart” phone in existence, the IBM Simon allowed users to send and receive emails and faxes, both from typing and handwriting on the screen. It was never widely used, but paved the way for future mobile phone technologies.
Motorola StarTAC (1996)
Remember when flip phones were all the rage in the mid 2000s? The first flip phone ever on the market was in fact the Motorola StarTAC, way back in 1996. The StarTAC sold about 60 million units and appeared in many movies, leading to its cult status. Interesting fact: it was also one of the first cellular phones to introduce vibrate alert as an alternative to sounding a ringtone. Fancy that!
Nokia Communicator 9110 (1996)
1996 also saw the release of the Nokia Communicator 9110, which many experts today dub as the first Nokia smart phone ever made. Indeed, the 9110 was revolutionary, allowing users to Fax, email, send short messages, connect to digital cameras, browse the Web, and containing basic functions of Contacts, Notes, Calculator, and World Time Clock. And you thought it began with the iPhone…
Nokia 6110 (1997)
The Nokia 6110 holds the very special distinction of being the first phone from Nokia with the Snake game pre-installed. Remember Snake? That ever-popular video game became a standard on Nokia mobile phones from 1998, beloved by many. And let’s not forget Memory and Logic, two other pre-loaded games that also evoke fond memories of Nokia today.
Nokia 3310 (2000)
The Nokia 3310 is arguably one of the most well-known phones in the world today, selling 128 million units globally and receiving a cult status big enough to rival that of the iPhone. Back in its day, the 3310 was novel for featuring items such as a calculator, Nokia network monitor, stopwatch, and reminder function. Big fan of the threaded SMS chains on your phone today? They were around on the 3310 too.
Motorola RAZR (2004)
So this isn’t too retro, but we think it’s still worth a mention. In the third quarter of 2004, Motorola released the first phone as part of its RAZR series. The RAZR instantly drew attention for its slim profile and striking, metallic look. Indeed, at the time, it had the thinnest profile of any clamshell phones on the market, making its way onto TV shows such as Lost and Top Gear as an icon in its own right.
Lucy Holmes is a freelance writer who is interested in technology and especially the development of the mobile phone. She’s thankful there’s Flexirent to help her rent the latest phones.
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- License: Creative Commons image source
This was a guest article from Aleksandra Seremina, contributor to Android software development know-how section at blog.azoft.com .
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Friday, September 27, 2013
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For the.... father: a photo mug from Snapfish
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Batman: Arkham City was one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2011: and although the series has been handed off to a new developer, the PC version of Batman: Arkham Origins will be a benchmark-pushing prequel for the series, a perfect gift for the PC gamer who likes their games gritty and their superheroes awesome. Grab a Green Man Gaming promo code and pre-order the game now at their site for bonus content (like a playable Deathstroke character).
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- It is also made with excellent quality steel with a powder coating that prevents rust.
- In addition, it has a steal lock interior with two keys.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The G12 has a special mode to comply with the regulations for road vehicles – which limits the speed and power. Still, the top-speed is just a tap on the touch-screen away when you need it. One more special feature is that you don't have to worry about the key, the G 12 is fingerprint activated. You can choose that a certain finger starts the bike in a certain mode. Your thumb can lead you the Street Mode, while your middle-finger will activate the speed-mode.
A state-of-the art battery-pack, designed and manufactured by Rimac Automobili, is providing 1,3 kWh of juice for the G12. The G-12 is equipped with Lithium-Nanophosphate battery-cells manufactured by A123 Systems. These cells are considered as the best high-performance battery-cells currently in existence.
You can pedal if you want, assist the motor or drive the G12 like a motorcycle. It will reach 65 km/h without any assistance by the rider. You never need to sweat riding up a hill again and when you go downhill, the motor can recharge the battery with up to 2 kW of power while braking. Most of the time you - won't even need the mechanical brakes – regen braking will do all the work.
The idea of Greyp came to life when Zvonimir Sučić, a well-known designer of high-performance electric bicycles and motorcycles, joined Rimac Automobili as a mechanical engineer in 2010. Zvonimir developed and built electric bikes since 2001. in his garage with the help of a couple of friends as a hobby. His first production-bike, the Greyborg, was delivered to 27 countries but still remained an after-work hobby for Zvonimir. Mate Rimac liked Zvonimir's creations, but he didn't like the technology under the skin so he decided to design a bike after his standards and present the idea to Adriano – the man that designed the Concept_One. With the help od 6 Rimac Automobili engineers Zvonimir, Mate and Adriano started to design the first Greyp from ground up – this was the 12th bike in Zvonimir’s bike- designer career. The G12.
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