This is a shameless plug for an app I recently released to the Apple App store. Podium Presenter’s Timer is a very simple speech timer that’s great for sticking on your podium or lectern when doing any kind of public address. It has a non-intrusive pleasantly designed timer that’s perfect as presentation speech timer, toastmaster speech timer, debate timer or even a sermon timer. Continue reading…
If you’re a musician more than you’re a sound engineer and you regularly play live gigs the Line 6 MD20 is probably going to have some appeal to you. The MD20 has been touted as the world’s first smart sound mixer. Essentially it’s a plugin-and-play system aimed at taking all the faders, knobs and number crunching from mixing audio. There’s one feature in particular however that really stood out to me. Continue reading…
This Paymo site caught my eye recently while I was looking into emerging mobile tech. The Paymo scheme sneakily attempts to replace your credit card with your mobile as a method of online payment claiming that the main point of difference is payment security. Continue reading…
When you’re ready to launch your website, you’ll want to give visitors the best user experience possible. There’s fierce competition for people’s attention in the online space, particularly with ecommerce sites and Clue helps you test out your webpages to find out what’s making an impact and sticking in people’s minds. Continue reading…
There’s been a lot of chatter going around about when the next set of camera’s from RED are going to be released. Apparently the system bugs have been sorted and they’ve begun ordering the parts.
This story isn’t exactly new anymore but I thought it deserved a mention as a great example of new thinking applied to an old problem.
You can find an explanation of how it works from the Gyrobike website:
Gyrowheel essentially has a gyroscope inside. Gyroscopes are spinning wheels that exhibit a special property called precession. When a force is put at the top of a spinning wheel (such as a rider falling on a bicycle), rather than falling, the gyroscope simply turns, or precesses, in the direction of the fall. This occurs on normal bike wheels when the bike is traveling at higher speeds. Hence, it is easier to ride a bicycle once you “get going.” Gyrowheel takes advantage of this property even when the bike is moving slowly.
Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the event “Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus”, from the 2009 World Science Festival, June 12, 2009.
An impressive short documentary on old-skool outdoor advertising (probably also a clever advertisement in itself) that made the rounds in the office this morning.
I’ve haven’t upgraded to the iPhone 4 yet primarily because I’ve been waiting for a stable Jailbreak solution to be released. That is until now thanks to JailbreakMe 2.0, a full (very simple) tutorial can be found at CrispyTech.
Ninjas scared off three thugs who had the misfortune to attack the 27-year-old medical student outside their warrior school. The incident happened as a German exchange student made his way through a dark alley in Sydney’s west outside a nearby dojo.
The would be attackers failed to notice a ninja, Nathan Smith, standing in the shadows outside the dojo.
Read more at Reuters
I’ve managed to avoid all the hysteria around the “magical revolutionary” iPad, or at least until now.
An empty glass resembles a meaningless colorful mosaic, until a liquid is poured into it, revealing its name. Each side of the glass is reserved for a specific drink. Full details at ReLogik.
I’m actually surprised that people will use ATMs for anything other than getting money out, I’ve never (and hopefully never will) use an ATM for a deposit or to cash a check etc.
Either way you have to agree that the user experience of ATMs and withdrawing cash has been well overdue for an overhaul like this one. I remember and IXDA discussion about this back in 2007.