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Disaster House is designer flatpack crisis shelter

Disaster House is designer flatpack crisis shelter

With hundreds of people in the UK evacuated from their homes thanks to flooding, and the memory of natural disasters in the US and elsewhere still fresh in our minds, it's no surprise that designers' thoughts turn to sustainable, straightforward sources of shelter in times of crisis.  Gregg Fleishman's contribution is the DH1 Disaster House, consisting of multiple interlocking panels of resin-coated European birch.

 

NAVIsis demo pen computing solutions at CeBIT

NAVIsis demo pen computing solutions at CeBIT

So you've bought into the Tablet PC lifestyle but you can't afford to buy an actual Tablet PC... or maybe you're wondering just how much you'd actually use the pen after a lifetime of mousing.  NAVIsis would rather like you to look to their add-on products, then, which promise to bring the joys of ink to your desktop or laptop.  They're at CeBIT showing off the LaptopTablet, a chunky little bar that clips to the side of your notebook's screen and monitors the position of a special pen, and that will work seamlessly with certain versions of Vista's inbuilt Tablet PC functionality.

Ecopod recycling bin solves cramped kitchen crisis

Ecopod recycling bin solves cramped kitchen crisis

Having recently moved into a flat with someone obsessed with recycling, the thorny subject of needing various bins has come up several times.  Me, being of the minimalist persuasion, would prefer one simple bin - probably slender and stainless steel - whereas they would like a number of colour-coded glass/paper/aluminium/cheese bins that would take up a whole bloody wall of the kitchen.

Navisis transforms LCD to TabletPC form

Navisis transforms LCD to TabletPC form

Navisis of Korea has developed the EZ-Canvas, espousing the very practical and original idea of turning the LCD into a Tablet screen, doing away with the need for a mouse in the process. Navigation is made via the stylus and the EZ Station. This development should come in handy for aspiring digital artists who want to make that leap from paper to a digital platform.

ITC clears Microsoft in 8 year old patent case, Lumias safe

ITC clears Microsoft in 8 year old patent case, Lumias safe

It would have been a devastating blow if Microsoft was blocked from importing its next batch of Lumia smartphones even before its Windows 10 Mobile OS got out the door. That crisis, however, has been just averted when the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled in favor of Redmond in a patent case that InterDigital brought against Nokia way back in 2007. According to the ITC, Microsoft did not infringe on InterDigital's patents, which saves it from a potential import ban that could affect its Lumia smartphones.

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Lenovo responds to Service Engine BIOS software debacle

Lenovo responds to Service Engine BIOS software debacle

Just when the Superfish fiasco has blown over, Lenovo is yet again being dragged into the hot seat for yet another potential security risk done for the sake of installing bloatware. The Lenovo Service Engine or LSE, which for sure will soon have a more degratory moniker, was discovered to be modifying particular Windows system files, which in turn downloads a special Lenovo software (a.k.a blaotware). The real kicker here is that LSE continues to work its magic behind the scenes even if you reformat and reinstall Windows.

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Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpelès arrested in Japan for alleged fraud

Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpelès arrested in Japan for alleged fraud

Mt. Gox. That's a name you probably never imagined, or wished, hearing again after all this time. Good thing that this is more about its CEO Mark Karpelès. Sadly, it might actually still be linked with the scandal that rocked the Bitcoin world early last year. In Japan, Karpelès was arrested on the grounds that he allegedly manipulated the company's computer systems to add $1 million to his balance, at a time when Mt. Gox has filed for bankruptcy because of its inability to pay back its customers.

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Salamander fungus threatens all due to pet trade in USA

Salamander fungus threatens all due to pet trade in USA

Scientists warn of a biodiversity crisis as salamander imports into North America brings a fungal pathogen called "Bsal." This is short for Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, also called "B. salamandrivorans", and it comes from regions in Asia. These scientists suggest that once inserted into wild host populations, there's no effective means of containment for this pathogen. It'll kill at alarming rates. This Bsal is about to join the already-active "ongoing sixth mass extinction" of "more than 40% of all amphibians" as the emerging infections disease Chytridiomycosis takes hold.

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Custom Lexus RC-F projects driver’s heartbeat in glowing paint

Custom Lexus RC-F projects driver’s heartbeat in glowing paint

We often hear about unique, special cars that have their own "soul" to them, but about one with a heartbeat? Or, more specifically, one that can display its driver's heartbeat? Well, that's exactly what Lexus Australia has come up with, calling it "the world's first car with a heartbeat," with an aim of projecting the connection between driver and vehicle. The outside of the Lexus RC-F performance coupe is covered in electroluminescent paint, with the side panels pulsing in time with the heart.

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