Daily archives: April 11, 2012

How The Huawei Smartphone Pegasus Was Built




Anyone who visited the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona this year could not have failed to have missed the life size Pegasus greeting them. It was created for Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei by the London based Machine Shop. Its frame is made from steel rods, covered by three and half thousand Huawei handsets and it took around seven hundred work hours to produce.



This is what the team behind the design and construction of the Huawei Pegasus said about the project;


Standing at 5.7 meters tall and made of 3,500 Smartphone’s, the Huawei Pegasus took 720 man hours to build. See it come to life. The Huawei Pegasus is currently on display at Mobile World Congress 2012, in Barcelona.


Source [Walyou]



No Getting Lost With The Sailing GPS




There many reasons for needing a device such as the Sailing GPS, but getting back home or to where you are heading to sounds as good an idea as any and the fact that this is a device that even if it is goes overboard it will float. There are so many features on this device that it is actually a shame that it is only for use on the high seas, but that is how things go!



These are the features of the Sailing GPS device;


The Sailing GPS is unique in realizing that sailboats tack to their destination, which affects the distance and travel time.

If standard GPS chart plotters do not know how far your tacking route is, how can they calculate the ETA correctly?  Fortunately, The Sailing GPS solves this problem.

It accounts for sailboat tacking when calculating optimal routes, distances and Tacking Time to Destination.

Easy to use. Viewable in direct sunlight. Sturdy case with no glass screen — just drop it in your boat bag and go.


Priced at £250 ($400)


Source [Coolest Gadgets]



MAD Magazine Launch Free iPad App




There must be a lot of people waiting for this app for their iPad, it is by MAD Magazine and although the actual app is free to download, getting the actual magazine is going to cost. The user can subscribe either bi-monthly or annually, there are six issues released each year, so the cost is not too much, especially for people who love this sort of thing!


This is the description for the free MAD Magazine iPad app;


The MAD Magazine app offers all of the humour, stupidity and satire of the magazine – with none of the looming threat of paper cuts! Once you download the FREE (Cheap!) app, you will have special access to classic MAD articles, plus you’ll be able to buy the newest issue, catch up on back issues, or subscribe (so you’ll never know the heartbreak of missing an issue again)! Each issue of MAD features new, cutting edge parodies of pop culture, movie and TV shows, politics, sports and more – as well as classic MAD features like Al Jaffee’s Fold-In, Sergio Aragaonés’ “A MAD Look At…”, and Spy vs. Spy. You’ll also get new features like The MAD Strip Club, The Fundalini Pages, and Planet Tad.


The app is free, but the magazine is subscription based and will cost £6.30 ($9.99) for an annual subscription (6 Issues)


Source [Cool Material]



Atlantis Crew Caught UFO’s On Video




Back in 2006, the Space Shuttle Atlantis was in orbit above the planet when the crew notice something strange in the distance. Three metallic looking objects all moving independently from each other are spotted and reported to NASA in Houston. Naturally NASA are not buying the UFO thing and suggest that its several things such as reflections, but the crew insist that they are solid and as normal with this one you are going to have to make up your own mind!



According to crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, this is how they are describing what they are looking at from the Shuttle;


It’s a structure that’s definitely not rigid. Doesn’t look like anything I’ve ever seen on the outside of the Shuttle, that’s for sure […] [it] quickly moved to the nose of the orbiter, moving away at least 100 feet.


Source [Gizmodo]



Superman Saves The Planet Once Again




Despite his unusual powers, Superman clearly has feelings and as it turns out an acute sense of smell! However, none the less he is one of those heroes that will not allow his personal life to get in the way of his professional working life. Mike Roberts has done a great job here, with Superman saving the planet from a couple of alien vandals intent on wreaking the place before clearing off to Mars it would seem!



This is what the Los Angeles-based animator Mike Roberts had to say about the short;


Hey everyone. Here’s my latest short. Wanted to try something fun and uplifting after the heavy subject matter in Rumbleseat. Who better than Superman to brighten your day? Disclaimer: this is fan-art. Warner, DC, and the descendants of Siegel and Shuster are the owners of the boy in blue. I just like to play with him. Wait. That sounded bad. You know what I mean… Go see Man of Steel next year! Buy something superman related! Phewph… After effects and Photoshop.


Source [Geeks Are Sexy]



The Camera That Can See Around Corners!




A camera that can pick out images from around the corner may sound a little far fetched, but according to the MIT Media Lab, it is possible and they have produced an interesting video to prove their point. It seems that putting into practice may not be all that far away either, which means applications such as looking inside working machinery or areas that have been contaminated.



These are the details from MIT Media Lab on this interesting concept idea;


This video shows how scientists at the MIT Media Lab (www.media.mit.edu/) reconstruct a hidden object using scattered laser light. Future applications may include seeing in dangerous or inaccessible locations, such as inside machinery with moving parts, or in highly contaminated areas.


Source [Presurfer]



New Trailer Slips Out For Resident Evil 6




It makes no difference how or why this trailer for Resident Evil 6 has appeared, it is just great that is has. Check out the scenes and action in trailer you will be impressed. According to some sources, this game is supposed to be longer than the previous edition, which is great news so long as they do not add this value to the final price of the game!



This is what you can expect to get from the game, according to the Resident Evil 6 website;


Experience the Fear: Set in the terrifying world of Resident Evil

Three Corner Conflict: Bio-Organic Weapons (B.O.W) and zombies create an unpredictable third force and additional challenge on the battlefield, adding chaos to the shooter game play.

Campaign Mode – both single player and up to 4 player co-op: You are part of the Umbrella Security Service. Protect the truth behind the T-Virus outbreak by any means necessary.

Fight Online: Robust and fully featured online multiplayer modes

Define your Play Style: Gain new abilities and skills unique to your playable character as your experience level increases.

International Team Development: a high quality, fully loaded, third person co-op / multiplayer shooter developed in collaboration between Capcom Japan development studios and an experienced Western multiplayer specialist studio.


The game is expected to be released in October


Source [Geeky Gadgets]



Wireless Charging In Cars Coming Soon




Next year the US based car maker Chrysler will be offering a cool new wireless charging system in the new Dodge Dart. It has been developed by the firms Mopar division and will eliminate the need for cables and cords from the cigarette lighter.


According to Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand.


“At Mopar, we look for every single opportunity to make our customers’ lives easier. Our industry-first in-vehicle wireless charging system is the perfect solution for those connected customers who are always on the go.”


The wireless charging system will launch in 2013 and will cost £125 ($200)


Source [BGR]



What If Darth Vader Was A Great Dad?




We assume that Darth Vader was all bad, but what if he had the chance to bond with young Luke, would he have turned out to be a great dad? This book explores the possibilities of this.



These are the details for the cool Darth Vader and Son hardback book;


What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars® moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons include lightsaber batting practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star (“Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader!”), and the special bond shared between any father and son.


Priced at £7 ($11)


Source [Nerd Approved]