Author Archives: Kevin Fubar


Gmail Labs launches Smart Labels

Gmail Labs launches Smart Labels

This morning the duders down at Google Labs released a neat little ditty. I don't know if you use labels already, but you should check out the smart label system. Labels gave you the ability to sort your e-mail into different tags based on regular expressions. It is implemented with some really simple pattern matching. Though with a little bit of computer wizardry you could sort your mail pretty well, it's not really all that useful with today's internet. Luckily, Google has our collective backs. These labels are actually pretty smart. I navigated myself to this link to turn on the service.

Continue Reading

Unreal Development Kit Demo, “Samaritan”

Unreal Development Kit Demo, “Samaritan”

What do a scene of urban decay, a blowtorch on a piece of chain, a half smoked cigarette, rain falling down a stubble clad cheek and muzzle flashes have in common? They're all images featured in "Samaritan", a technology demo from Epic Games showcasing all of the new features included in the UDK. Epic just released the UDK Beta this month. They dropped this beautiful little piece of eye-candy at GDC last week. Epic's demonstration video is a showcase of the newest of the new in graphics rendering tech. It's also a great little scene that's fun to watch in it's own right, even if you're not a rendering-geek like me.

Continue Reading

HaloIPT Wirelessly Charges your Rolls-Royce?

HaloIPT Wirelessly Charges your Rolls-Royce?

We covered the HaloIPT system last fall. If you weren't clicking links, it's a wireless battery charging system for electric vehicles. Just park over the induction pad and the system will charge the batteries on your electric vehicle. This is the same kind of technology like you're seeing in the Energizer Qi and a host of other inductive charging mats for your wireless devices. Rolls-Royce recently unveiled the 102ex Phantom experimental electric vehicle at the Geneva Auto Show and it apparently comes with the HaloIPT. Rolls plans to use the car to start a debate on whether or not full-electric vehicles are the future of luxury automotive.

Continue Reading

Sweden, Denmark to Pay Postage by Text

Sweden, Denmark to Pay Postage by Text

Sweden has had a long history of paying for things with your cellphone. I remember hearing years ago about vending machines that would bill your cellphone account for whatever delicious treats you wanted to vend. Now, the Swedish postal system has decided to offer a service that allows the use of a cellular text message (SMS) to pay for postage. The user sends an SMS message and service will send a special code back. Just write this code on the envelope in the place of a stamp to verify payment.

Continue Reading

Chinese Consumers increasing use of Online Video

Chinese Consumers increasing use of Online Video

Nielsen studied the consumption of China's Central Television (CCTV) versus online media platforms during the Chinese New Year Gala (NYG). The numbers have shifted this year, with more and more Chinese adopting technologies that allow them to stream the video on-demand through a computer instead. The Nielsen study concluded that while CCTV still had more viewers than the online media counterparts, the change in the numbers between 2010 and 2011 definitely suggest that more Chinese are switching to other platforms for delivering their media.

Continue Reading

Trash | Track, where does your junk go?

Trash | Track, where does your junk go?

In 2009, MIT's Sensable City Lab recruited 500 Seattle volunteers to tag their trash with cellular tracking devices. The project followed the tags through the entire waste disposal process. The results were compiled into a composite map showing the source and destination of each of the 3000 tagged objects. This paints a very specific picture of the way that waste travels from Seattle's municipal area.

Continue Reading

Bloodhound to test fire the UK’s largest hybrid rocket

Bloodhound to test fire the UK’s largest hybrid rocket

The Bloodhound Super Sonic Car project has been looking to oust the Thrust project as the current holders of the land speed record (LSR). The team has designed a two-stage rocket system to propel the car at a velocity of 1050mph. The first stage is a EUROJET EJ200, the same engine as found in the Eurofighter Typhoon. The second stage is a custom designed hybrid rocket designed by The Falcon Project Ltd. This specialist rocketry company is led by self-taught rocket scientist, Daniel Jubb, 27. Bloodhound announced plans to test fire this second stage rocket system last week.

Continue Reading

NashMoney’s custom Sneakerspeakers

NashMoney’s custom Sneakerspeakers

London artist, Alex Nash, has a lifelong fixation with athletic footwear. In a nod to his life-long obsession he created this custom set of desktop speakers as part of Intercity's Inspired Ingenuity project. This project is meant to showcase pieces of artwork that show inspired ingenuity by taking normal objects and turning them into something completely different. Nash took a pair of Nike Air Force 1 sneakers and constructed them into a pair of amplified speakers. The project is challenging artists to create pieces that take the everyday and turn it into something other. One winner will be chosen every month through June.

Continue Reading

Surfsens released by Pukas, Tecnalia

Surfsens released by Pukas, Tecnalia

Spanish company Pukas teamed up with partner Tecnalia to release the Surfsens surfboard diagonistics package. Surfing is an iconic sport worldwide, and never before have surfers had the ability to track their movements. Not only will this allow surfers to analyze their turns and motions, but this could revolutionize judging and scoring in competitive surfing competitions. The Surfsens board is the first of it's kind.

Continue Reading

iPad2 Case Encrusted with Swarovski Elements

iPad2 Case Encrusted with Swarovski Elements

What do you get for the pimp who has everything? You get an iPad 2 and a Swarovski gem encrusted case by Distinctive Styles. This company's website advertises a range of crystal-studded cases for smartphones and tablets. They also offer the more traditional items'de'bling like handbags, lighters and bears. With the release of the iPad 2, DS added four new models of blinged-out gemologically vomitous insanity to their line of luxury gear. You can bling to the max in purple, graphite, classic silver, or gradated versions.


Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11