Monday, September 20, 2010

Just bought a Mini DV Camcorder

I have been searching for the last 6 months or so for a decent camcorder. I was intending on making a home movie and mess about with special effects and such but didn't know which one to buy. I was going to buy one with an inbuilt hard disk but after searching google I discovered a really decently priced Mini DV Camcorder at Minidvcamcorder.com. It arrived yesterday and haven't been able to put it down since. I will report back when I have had a play arround!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Satellite Carries Deadly Space Virus

The Government Satellite recently destroyed could have been contaminated with a deadly space virus. Doubts about the validity of the 'damaged satellite' story has spread quickly amongst the Internet community leaving room for speculation about the true reason behind the destruction.

“When they re-enter they usually burn up in the atmosphere because a lot of heat has developed and there is a lot of friction,” he told the BBC. “Only heat-resistant or very heavy objects will survive. There is a risk in this case that something will hit the ground, but given that the Earth is so big, the probability in this case that someone will be hit is really remote.”

The remoteness of the satellite actually hitting the earth was extremely remote according to expert sources leaving open questions as to why the government felt need for the quick destruction. Rumors about Space Viruses and UFO's are becoming an alternative explanation by many putting pressure on officials for the actual video footage to be released to the public.

Video before destruction - You be the judge!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Free Satellite Channels Anyone?

Free Satellite Channels for your home computer? Free to air satellite television can now be watched via your home PC or laptop using some clever Satellite TV Software. You maybe thinking well whats the catch? The answer is - there isn't one! Once you have purchased the very cheap peice of software there are no monthly fees! For more information checkout the site HERE.

Friday, October 19, 2007

World's smallest radio' unveiled

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BBC.co.uk - The world's tiniest radio is a step closer to reality. US scientists have unveiled a detector thousands of times smaller than the diameter of a human hair that can translate radio waves into sound.

According to a University of California team, the study marks the first time that a nano-sized detector has been demonstrated in a working radio system.Made of carbon nanotubes a few atoms across, it is almost 1,000 times smaller than current radio technology. Peter Burke and Chris Rutherglen incorporated the microscopic detector into a complete radio system. They used it to transmit classical music wirelessly from an iPod to a speaker several metres away from the music player. Full details of their findings will be published next month in the American Chemical Society's Nano Letters.

"Though we have only demonstrated the critical component of the entire radio system out of a nanotube (the demodulator), it is conceivable in the future that all components could be nanoscale, thus allowing a truly nanoscale wireless communications system," they write. Full Article

Thursday, October 11, 2007

MS readies second-gen 65nm Xbox 360?

RegHardware.com - Microsoft will release updated versions of its Xbox 360, this time with even more 65nm chippery, from August 2008, the console's pundit-in-chief has claimed. The new version is codenamed 'Jasper' - actually, that's the name of the motherboard new models will be based upon - and is set to incorporate an incarnation of the console's AMD-made R500 graphics chip fabbed at 65nm. So claims Dean Takahashi, who's been covering the Xbox 360 since before it was launched and last year published Xbox 360 Uncloaked, the first history of the console's development.

R500 is currently fabbed at 90nm, and it's the 90nm version that's being used in 'Falcon', the new Xbox 360 motherboard that incorporates a 65nm version of the multi-core IBM PowerPC processor that drives the console. Falcon also integrates HDMI.

Falcon was rumoured to be on the verge of being launched for most of 2007. Microsoft finally began shipping Falcon-based Xbox 360s last month, it emerged recently. Falcon's use of a 65nm CPU allows it to get away with a less complex cooling system, and the introduction of Jasper will cut the components' heat output further. Excessive heat is widely blamed for the infamours Red Ring of Death that has plagued many a 360 and forced Microsoft to extend the console's warranty period to three years - at a cost of $1bn.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Teenager Plays Video Game Just By Thinking

Imagine in a few more years, a world that is controlled by thought. Imagine commanding your 'House Bot' to do the ironing by just thinking. That time is almost here my friends. Prepare yourselves for a planet of overweight couch potatoes who's only exercise is to go to the toilet. Oh.. hang on, maybe you could just think about going to the loo! On a serious note I think this is pretty damn cool. I know this technology has been available for a few years but it looks as though it is really coming into it's own. I can't wait until they develop 'thought' games for the 360 and PS3. Imagine that! Anyway heres the article:-

Live Science - The days of attacking aliens with a joystick could soon be over thanks to a breakthrough technique where a teenager played Space Invaders using only signals from his brain. With a technique that takes data from the surface of the brain, a 14-year-old boy from St. Louis was able to play the two-dimensional Atari game without so much as lifting a finger. Full Article

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Scientist punts anti-snoring pillow

When will they ever learn that they will never invent a solution for snoring. I was in my local pharmacy yesterday and I found an anti-snoring wrist band. Could you believe it? What will they think of next? An anti-snoring pillow? Oh...they have. Heres the article: -

Theregister.com - A German boffin has invented a computerised pillow which he claims will put a stop to snoring. Inventor Daryoush Bazargani said the pillow works by shifting the head's sleeping position until the unpleasant nasal growling stops, according to Reuters.

Self-proclaimed snorer Bazargani, who is a computer science professor at the University of Rostock, displayed a prototype of his pillow at a health conference in Germany yesterday. He said: "The pillow is attached to a computer, which is the size of a book, rests on a bedside table, and analyses snoring noises."The computer then reduces or enlarges air compartments within the pillow to facilitate nasal airflow to minimise snoring as the user shifts during sleep." The scientist reckons several US firms are interested in his pillow, which can also be used for massages.

No word, however, on whether it also provides insomniacs with digital counting sheep to help rock them off to sleep.