Friday, October 09, 2015

Light L16

PetaPixel reports: [edited]

Light L16 is a point-and-shoot camera that aims to transform the way we think about cameras. It packs 16 separate cameras across its surface that simultaneously expose photos at different focal lengths. The resulting images are combined into high-resolution, 52-megapixel photos.

“The L16 is the first multi-aperture computational camera that packs DSLR quality and capability into a device that fits in your pocket,” says Light. “The L16 is smaller, lighter, less expensive, and provides better image quality than any camera in its price class.”

The L16 will hit store shelves in late September 2016 with a not-so-small price tag of $1,699.

Thursday, October 08, 2015


Wikipedia reports: [edited]

The ICON A5 is an American amphibious light-sport aircraft being developed by ICON Aircraft. The first production aircraft made its first flight on July 7, 2014, and made its public debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 27, 2014.

The A5 is a high-wing flying boat-type amphibious monoplane with a carbon fibre airframe and retractable undercarriage. It seats two people in an enclosed cockpit and is powered by a single 100 hp Rotax 912 iS engine driving a three-bladed pusher propeller.

Dornier-style sponsons provide hydrodynamic stability, housing the retracted main landing gear, and act as a step for crew and passenger. The wings can be folded aft for ground transport and storage.

Available to order now, $189,000.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Guggenheim puts 1600 artworks online

Guggenheim reports: [edited]

Featuring nearly 1600 artworks by more than 575 artists, the Collection Online presents a searchable database of selected artworks from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection of over 7,000 artworks. The selected works reflect the breadth, diversity, and tenor of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s extensive holdings from the late 19th century through the present day, and are continually expanded to include a larger representation of the museum’s core holdings as well as recent acquisitions.

In addition to highlights from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Collection Online includes works from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Visitors may browse by artist, date, artwork type, movement, or by several of the major groups of acquisitions that have entered the holdings of the foundation since its inception in 1937.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Chameleon Pens

Core 77 reports: [edited]

Industrial designers and ID students need to carry a lot of markers. But now Indiana-based Chameleon Art Products reckon you can reduce your collection and perhaps gain some desk space by going with their Chameleon Pens, single markers that can produce the gradations you'd normally achieve with a handful.

The dual-chambered, dual-tipped Chameleons pull this trick off through a combination of alcohol ink and toner, which react via opposing, specially-designed nibs.


Monday, October 05, 2015


Lucy is a 30cm sphere that tracks available sunlight and uses a mirror to reflect and disperse it into the darker areas of the room it is in.

Priced at £130, it is predicted to be available early 2016.

For more info, click here

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Google Nexus 5X & Nexus 6P

The Guardian reports: [edited]

Google has launched two new flagship smartphones, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, to demonstrate what its new version of Android 'Marshmallow' can do.

The two new handsets feature fingerprint scanners, the new Nexus camera and Google’s improved personal assistant 'Now on Tap'.

The LG Nexus 5X features a 5.2in 1080p screen with a density of 423 pixels per inch (ppi), protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone features the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor as the LG G4, 2GB of RAM and the choice of either 16 or 32GB of storage within a relatively compact frame.

The 16GB Nexus 5X will cost £339 – £379 for 32GB of storage – and replaces the now two-year-old Nexus 5. It will be available on 16 October in the UK.

The Nexus 6P features a 5.7in 2K AMOLED screen with a pixel density of 518ppi, which is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. The Huawei smartphone features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octo-core processor, 3GB of RAM and a choice of 32, 64 or 128GB of storage in an aluminium unibody shell available in silver, black and white.

The Nexus 6P will be available from 26 October costing £449 for 32GB of storage, £499 for 64GB, and £579 for 128GB in the UK.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tesla Model X

Wired reports: [edited]

The world's first luxury electric SUV is gorgeous. It’s futuristic. And once again, Tesla Motors is redefining the electric vehicle.

It is a $130,000 (£86,000) electric vehicle that will go 250 miles on a charge, carry seven people and haul more stuff than anyone but a hoarder might want. And although the X shares much of its DNA with the Model S P90D sedan, in many ways it eclipses that phenomenal car. It’s not just the design, which is futuristic without being weird. It’s not just the performance, which is very, very fast. And it’s not even the dramatic 'falcon' doors that lift like the wings of a bird.

It’s how all of those features come together in a vehicle that somehow makes an SUV not just cool, but desirable.

The big drawback of doors that open like wings is they require a lot of room to open, so you’re always worried about hitting something. Tesla got around this by double-hinging the doors, and fitting each with an ultrasonic sensor and putting a third on the roof. They scan the area around the vehicle to determine how much space there is, then adjust the 'span' and open accordingly.

The X is cavernous. This thing will swallow as much cargo as any normal person would carry. Tesla offers an accessory hitch that holds four bikes or six pairs of skis, and can be attached to the back of the car in just a few seconds.

The estimated delivery for new reservations is the latter half of 2016.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Biomason Bricks

Inhabit reports: [edited]

It takes an enormous amount of energy and resources to produce simple building materials such as concrete, bricks, and asphalt – however Ginger Krieg Dosier has developed a way to grow building blocks from sand and bacteria.

Dosier starts with sand as a substrate. A liquid cement is prepared that includes bacteria to provide an environment for crystals to form, a nitrogen source, food for the bacteria, a calcium source, and water. The solution is placed over a bed of sand in a mould and repeatedly added over five days until a solid material has formed.

Once the food and water source run out, the bacteria die. The irrigation solution is then fully recycled in a closed loop system to save water resources and recapture a byproduct of the bacteria as a natural fertiliser.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pebble Time Round

The Guardian reports: [edited]

The Pebble Time Round is a new version of its highly-rated Time smartwatch. It is 7.5mm deep and weighs 28g (cf: Apple Watch 10.5mm/40g).

The colour epaper screen is always on and always readable, including in direct light or the dark thanks to an LED backlight. It connects to iPhone and Android devices, displaying notifications, controlling music and other smartphone features remotely and running Pebble apps.

The Time Round comes in three colours and with either a 14mm or 20mm band. Unlike the Time or the Time Steel, which lasts up to 150 hours per charge, the Round’s battery only lasts up to two days – but charges in 30 minutes as opposed to the Time Steel’s two hours.

It will be available in the US from November costing from $249 (£163), with a UK release coming later this year and Europe in 2016.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Free Font - Clear Sans

Font Squirrel reports: [edited]

Clear Sans is a versatile OpenType font for screen, print, and Web.

Clear Sans has minimized, unambiguous characters and slightly narrow proportions, making it ideal for UI design.

Clear Sans supports a wide range of languages using Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek scripts. The font family includes Medium, Regular, Thin, and Light weights with upright, italic, and bold styles.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

BioLite HomeStove

Siemens reports: [edited]

The BioLite HomeStove is an advanced forced ventilation biomass cook stove. It uses thermoelectric technology to convert temperature differences between fire and air into an electric voltage. A fan-assisted chamber achieves a 90% reduction in toxic indoor smoke and 50% better fuel consumption.

Surplus electricity generated during cooking sessions can charge USB-powered devices such as mobile phones and LED lights.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

London-Somerset-London 11-09-15 & 13-09-15

London - Somerset
The Sun Has Got His Hat On - Ambrose and His Orchestra
Black Skinhead - Kanye West
Queen Of Clubs - K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Angel of the Morning - Juice Newton
That's Alright - Laura Mvula
Brandy (you're a fine girl) - Looking Glass
No Hope (single) - The Vaccines
Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down - Alicia Keys
Send Me a Postcard - Shocking Blue
Are You My Woman? - The Chi-Lites
It's Better To Have (And Don't Need) - Don Convay
That's My Girl - Dee Clark
Inner City Pressure - Flight Of The Conchords
Shit Makes The Flowers Grow - Folk Uke
Girl Anachronism - The Dresden Dolls
Merlin's Masterplan - Vandervleuten
Kiss With A Fist (single) - Florence + The Machine
It’s In His Kiss - Vonda Shepard
Wild Ones - Flo Rida Feat. Sia
Jungle Drum - Emiliana Torrini
Madison - Joanna Gruesome
Fade To Grey - Visage
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - Ramones
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Master And Servant - Depeche Mode
This One’s Different - Howler
technologic - Daft Punk
Start Wearing Purple - Gogol Bordello
No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry
Zola - Wonder Villains
Breezeblocks - Alt-J (∆)
Celebremos (Original 12" Spanish Version) - Kool & the Gang
Prodigy Medley: Jericho/Out of Space/No Good - Hackney Colliery Band
Days Of Pearly Spencer - David McWilliams
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Jungle - Electric Light Orchestra
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
Hombre - M.I.A.
I Could Easily Fall (In Love With You) - Cliff Richard & The Shadows
Banquet - Bloc Party
Burn Baby Burn - Ash
Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Barbra Streisand (UK Radio Edit) - Duck Sauce
Static On The Radio - Chronic Future
Word Crimes - "Weird Al" Yankovic
Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover - Sophie B. Hawkins
Changes - Alan Buxton

Somerset to London
Don't Bother - Shakira
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - The Beatles
Hit Em Up - Afrikan Boy
The New Girl In School - Jan & Dean
What A Way To End It All - Deaf School
Spitfire - Public Service Broadcasting
Beat Control - Tilly and the Wall
Rudie Can't Fail - The Clash
The Importance of Being Idle - Oasis
Leave This Island - Maxïmo Park
Half In Love With Elizabeth - Mystery Jets
Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto - Polysics
Walk Idiot Walk - The Hives
Seasons (Waiting On You) - Future Islands
O.P.P. - Naughty By Nature
25 Miles - Edwin Starr
Goodbye To Love (Remix) - The Carpenters
One Nation Under a Groove - George Clinton/Funkadelic
Never Miss a Beat - Kaiser Chiefs
Girl - Jamie xx
Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town - Cake
As - Sister Sledge
Freak Scene - Dinosaur Jr.
Where Have All The Cowboys Gone - Paula Cole
You Should Consider Having Sex With a Bearded Man - The Beards
Tonight's The Kind Of Night (RAC Mix) - Noah and the Whale
Kiss the Girl - Peter Andre
Just a Gigolo - I Ain't Got Nobody - Louis Prima
You Spin Me Round (like a Record) - Thea Gilmore
You Are My Sunshine/Open Up Your Heart - Frente!
He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' - The Velvelettes
Pull It to Pieces - Elektralow
Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson
It's Getting Better - Mama Cass Elliot
Don't Phunk With My Heart - The Black Eyed Peas
(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me - Sandie Shaw
Since You've Been Gone - Rainbow
Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way) - DJ Shadow
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
The Blues Are Still Blue - Belle and Sebastian
The Love I Lost (Single Version) - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
Daydream - The Lovin' Spoonful
Pharaohs (feat. Roses Gabor) - SBTRKT
Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellenbogen By The Sea - Max Bygraves
Mountain Sound - Of Monsters and Men
The Snake - Al Wilson

Friday, September 11, 2015

Ion IT34 Duo Deck USB Turntable/Cassette Deck

Uncrate reports: [edited]

There are better cassette players, and there are better turntables. But none of them can match the versatility of the Ion Duo Deck USB Turntable & Cassette Player. It can play your old cassette mix-tapes and vinyl, with built-in speakers making it an all-in-one affair.

There's a output jack if you want to crank it up with external speakers or listen privately through headphones, and thanks to the included software, you can hook it up to your computer and rip both formats straight to your digital library.