Archive for August, 2011
The device comes with two swiveling cardioid condenser mics, which can be mounted in two of the three 3.5 mm stereo inputs – the idea is that both mics can be mounted on top if the phone is being held horizontally, or on either side if it’s vertical. A combined input level for both mics is indicated by a row of LEDs, and can be adjusted using a thumb wheel control. It can run off an external power source, via a USB connection. Giving the phone’s battery a break, the interface runs on two AAA batteries, which are said to provide up to 10 hours of operating time.
The new system, dubbed SignalGuru that maximize fuel economy. One of the most effective hypermiling techniques is maintaining a steady speed while driving instead of constantly stopping and starting. Researchers at MIT and Princeton have now devised a system that gathers visual data from the cameras of a network of dashboard-mounted smartphones and tells drivers the optimal speed to drive at to avoid waiting at the next set of lights.
The Toggle multimode touch remote concept uses an innovative application of existing technology to deliver a rich, intuitive experience at an extremely affordable cost. The challenge was to take a complex array of devices and uses, and distill them down into one, flexible, multimode device. Though originally conceived for use with media, the Toggle platform can be applied across a wide variety of multimode remote applications. The core of Toggle is a simple touchpad, much like you might find on a laptop. Type is a qwerty keyboard for entering titles and URLs.
The typical Windows Phone buttons under the screen are capacitive ones and this certainly looks like solid Windows Phone Mango material. We get 3D renders of a nifty HTC concept phones that keeps a simple design of the back case, with the logo on, dual speakers, a 5-8 megapixel camera with LED flash and a front display that could be anywhere between 3. 8 inch and 4.3 inch in diagonal.
Designer: Kevin Zhou
This case not only adds a layer of protection for the screen, but it also allows the user to still use his or her iPhone while the shield is down because of the crystal’s highly electrically transmissive properties. Used a silicone lining along the inside of the case, which is injected with pockets of argon gas, which would better store the heat generated by the phone‘s battery during use, and in turn would prolong the life of the battery in cold environments. The case is unique in that it not only incorporates the rugged materials used for its outer body (such as AL-203 Aluminum, Glass-Reinforced Nylon Fibre for corners, and silicone inner shell), but it also has a dense, yet not overwhelming, synthetic sapphire crystal impact shield.
Designer: Connor Benton
Development of a GPS based avalanche transceiver for mountaineering and professional rescue.
Designer: Heinrich Lentz
In a time where mobile trend is focused only on touchscreens, Traccia built in polycarbonate is an alternative way to create natural interaction between people and machines. An embedded optical sensor (like optical mouse laser) located at the end of the stick (phone) detects the traces of what is being written and a software then converts them into text, commands and functions. Pen-like mobile phone: Traccia is a phone that’s held as a pen, it recognizes hand movements and converts the same into commands.
While in most situation, when we are staying in a hotel, very often the power outlets are never located at places where it’s convenient to place our charging iPhone or iPod. In the age of digital era, most of us will find that, whenever we travel for business, our luggage are always packed with power or sync cables for all sort of devices which we had brought along. Using it is as simple as plugging the standard Apple Charging plug into the socket, follow by the “Minidock” before plugging in your iPhone or iPod.
The handset is lightweight at 93 grams (3.28 oz) and features a 3.2 inch, 360 x 640 resolution capacitive touchscreen along with a 5 megapixel flash-less camera at the back (no front-facing camera) and 2GB of internal memory expandable via a microSD card slot up to 32GB. Positioned as a “low-cost, full-function smartphone“, the freshly announced Nokia 500 is the first Symbian Anna-based device to utilize a 1GHz-clocked CPU. Nokia Maps is pre-installed with free driving and walk navigation, as is every GPS-enabled Nokia cell phone these days.
Running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the new arrival in the Galaxy family comes with a 3.65-inch HVGA (480 ? 320) LCD touchscreen which is made of scratch-resistant, tempered glass “four to five times tougher than regular glass,” while its 3-megapixel autofocus rear camera is LED flash-equipped, and doubles as a torch. The IP67 certificate means that the Galaxy Xcover is completely protected against dust and dirt, and can be immersed in water to a depth of one meter (3.28 feet) for 30 minutes, which should be more than enough to resist accidental splashes.