Remember the good old days when Motorola was current and considered by all to be hip. After years of failed attempts trying to adapt to an ever increasing, fast changing Smartphone market, they now seem to be on what can only be described as a resurgence. Emboldened by their new overlords, “Google”, they previously launched the Moto X in the US and are set to launch the all new budget yet feature rich Moto G in over 30 countries. Enjoy the new Motorola, I believe they’re just getting warmed up!
Earlier this year the hacker community had their tummies rubbed by Converse who invited them to mod their Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Tops in the name of their new Google+ page. We went along to get a closer look at their creations.
Mentioning laser pens will most likely conjure feelings of sheer joy coupled with guilt and regret. The humble laser pen which was once at the top of the boy’s toy box has now receded in popularity after claims of blindness and antisocial behaviour. But one company wants to reignite our childlike fascination with them.
Electronic gizmo’s and do-da’s were piling up in my locker at work and not doing much beyond perpetuating my nerd image, so I thought I’d roll up my sleeves and plug stuff into other stuff to create A Twitter Powered Wifi Arduino Bubble Machine!
Everyone loves gifs. Everyone. But sometimes you want to physically put the gif in front of someone’s face as well as emailing it to them. But how? Gifpop – that’s how.
Bitcoin, the new scrappy currency that everyone seems to be talking about is actually not that new, in fact the concept was introduced in a 2008 paper by a pseudonymous developer known only as “Satoshi Nakamoto”, who called it a peer-to-peer, electronic cash system. It was then launched to the world in 2009 with the release of the first open source bitcoin client and the issuance of the first bitcoins began.
Hackathons conjure images of energy drink, beanbags and furious coding. The brief is curt – make something within a few hours using whatever skills you have or can find in the room. Detached from corporate protocols and client indecisiveness developers have a chance to show their peers what they can do unfettered and with complete focus. The humble hack is now a worldwide phenomenon and attract some of the most versatile makers in the business.
There are two problems with cycling around London. One – you never know where you’re going, and two – you can never be bothered to faff around attaching your incredibly expensive LED lights, and even if you do you’ll inevitably forget to take them off while parked outside Tescos and have them knicked.
Andrew McPherson, Lecturer in Digital Media at Queen Mary University of London, has Kickstarted a campaign to raise money for his ingenious touch sensitive keyboard key overlays.
There is a disconnect between the meat Londoners eat and the animal that it once was. Most of the pork they eat is reared in barren factory farms and the animals are subject to routine mutilations. CIWF aims to show us that a pig isn’t just a sausage on legs, but an intelligent, smiley creature.