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!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Thursday, February 21, 2008
“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!
Posted by Paddy at Thursday, February 21, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Friday, October 19, 2007
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
Posted by Paddy at Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
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.
Posted by Paddy at Thursday, October 11, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Posted by Paddy at Monday, October 08, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
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.
Posted by Paddy at Sunday, October 07, 2007