With the release of its Intense PC back in March, Israel’s CompuLab proved yet again that you don’t have to sacrifice performance for size when opting for a fanless mini-PC. The company has further strengthened that position by becoming the first to market a low power, small form factor computer featuring Intel’s new third generation Core i7 processor. CompuLab has been designing and manufacturing embedded computing solutions since 1992 and released its first miniature fanless…"CompuLab is now offering a new version of its Intense PC fanless mini computer that features a third generation Intel Core i7 processor"
Electric assist is very useful on a bicycle, so why not take that concept and put it in a boat? Bionx has done just that with the SeaScape 12 – a low-maintenance, no noise and no local pollution craft for four that deliver a speed of 5 knots (5.8 mph) for around 4-5 hoursBionx is best known for its proportional power assist technology used in pedal-assist bicycles. The company’s power measurement system can gauge the…"Power-sensing, proportional pedal-assist watercraft with low-maintenance"
London has got quite a summer of celebrations coming up, this week sees the Queen’s Jubilee, and it’s not long until the London 2012 Olympics. As such there are countless festivities planned across the city … and even the historic landmarks are getting in on the act. Tower Bridge has been kitted out with a new state-of-the-art lighting system to help mark the occasions.Over the past six months designers and electricians have been scaling the…"The Tower Bridge lighting system took designers and electricians six months to install"
When it comes to online role playing games, communicating with other players sadly hasn’t evolved much beyond using in-game text chats, attacking each other, and talking to someone whose microphone is too close to their face. Sony’s forthcoming SOEmote technology however, promises gamers the ability to express themselves through their online characters in a way that’s more like real life. Using any webcam to track facial expressions, head movements, and voices, anything from an elf…"Sony is adding facial recognition software to Everquest II that will use a webcam"
3D printing is starting to surf a wave that could take it from a specialist manufacturing process to household product. The price of machines is coming down and the array of objects that can be created is going up, but it’s not yet clear exactly how this potential will be realized in the consumer marketplace. One possible pathway is being explored by Fujifilm: introduce 3D printers using the established “kiosk” model that’s been so successful…"Fujifilm Australia is considering the introduction of 3D printers using the established ‘kiosk’ model"
We’ve already heard reports that placing small, reflective particles into the upper atmosphere could actually improve crop yields, but would also significantly reduce the amount of electricity generated by solar power plants and do little to arrest the acidification of the world’s oceans. Now another potential side effect has been theorized by Californian researchers, who say that solar geoengineering could lead to whiter skies. Solar geoengineering is designed to mimic the cooling effect on the…"Solar geoengineering could lead to whiter skies, similar to the hazy and white effect often seen in urban areas"
The star product of Samsung, the all new Samsung Galaxy S3 has been launched in Europe today. The smartphone is now available in 28 countries from today. These countries include UK and Germany along with several other European countries. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has the latest version of Android – Ice Cream Sandwich. It has a 4.8 inch touch screen. The smartphone has a rear camera of 8 megapixel and a front facing camera of…"Samsung Galaxy S3 has been launched in Europe"