Turbine City concept – Gallery

Gerald Lynch Energy & Efficiency, Energy systems, Features, Gallery, Science, Tech Digest news 1 Comment

It gets pretty windy in Norway apparently. Well, windy enough for On Office's idea for a city built within wind turbines not to sound completely ludicrous anyway. The concept here is that with turbines growing in size to accommodate our…

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LG announces the GC990 Louvre with 12-megapixel camera

Paul Lamkin Mobile phones Leave a Comment

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If you’re a fan of the LG Viewty Smart then you’ll definitely be interested in the news coming out of Warsaw, yes Warsaw in Poland, regarding LG’s unveiling of their GC990 Louvre handset.

The GC990 Louvre has a 12-megapixel camera that is also capable of HD video recording – surely this makes the Louvre the best camera phone in the word ever, ever, ever.

The camera is without doubt this handsets main strength. It is capable of auto and touch focus, has a xenon flash, records 1280×720 HD video at 30fps. It has LG’s new Intellizoom feature and has ISO up to 3200. Photos are geo-tagged and there is zero shutter lag.

Moving on from the camera, the smartphone has Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Bluetooth and TV-out as well as a 3.2-inch touchscreen. It also supports DivX and Xvid.

It’s only a concept at the moment, LG state: “The GC900 or ‘Louvre’ mobile phone from LG is a great example of the type of mobile technology innovation LG is developing. There are no confirmed plans to bring it to market. As we have further details on our camera-phone portfolio or other mobiles, LG will provide information on where and when they will be available to consumers.”

When it does get released expect us to be all over it in the usual Tech Digest way.

(via GSMArena)

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Eyeball clock makes you cross-eyed at 3:45pm

Duncan Geere Furnishings & Furniture Leave a Comment

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I want one. Designer Mike Mak’s Eyeclock tells the time with a pair of constantly rotating eyeballs. The left eye represents hours, and the right one the minutes. At 12 hours or 60 minutes, the eyeballs look up, at 6 hours or 30 minutes they look down, and so on.

It’s just a concept design, sadly, but it’s still awesome. It couldn’t that hard to knock together yourself either, surely. Just take apart one of those clock kits and stick some big black circles to it, then mount it in a nice frame. I think I’ll have a word with CraftCrafty.

Mike Mak (via Technabob)

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NEC to bring 3D TV to your mobile phone

Daniel Sung Mobile phones, TVs Leave a Comment

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NEC is to demo some concept tech over in the heart of Barcelona at MWC in just over a week’s time. Their brainwave is to put 3D technology onto the 3.1″ screen of a mobile phone.

It’s a prototype which they’ve been working on since the beginning of last year and, naturally, it doesn’t require glasses to view. No word as whether…

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Turn your iPhone into a scanner

Duncan Geere iPhone, Mobile phones 1 Comment

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When’s the last time you used a scanner?

For me, the answer’s probably “years ago”. It’s something that’s completely exited my life, for some reason. Probably because I just don’t seem to ever get stuff on paper any more. Not stuff that needs to be on my PC, anyway.

Well, an Industrial Design student at the University of Cincinnati, Kyle A Koch, has come up with a big cardboard construct that can be used to scan stuff in using your iPhone. You’ll also need some decent light, and the picture quality won’t even approach ‘medium’, but hey – you never know when it could come in handy.

(via Likecool)

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