Tag Archives: computers
Bumptop 3D Desktop
I got my hands on a beta of this a while back when I had a touch screen to test it on but they have a full release now:
You can make piles of files and arrange by keyword in to piles, you can put photos and notes on the walls, simply throw a picture at the Facebook icon to upload. (full feature list)
You can download Bumptop here: http://bumptop.com/ (There is a free feature limited version, Pro is about £18)
I hope they release a linux version of Bumptop as it would be a good addition to compiz.
What is the Beebotron?
Again another site I found while searching around!
This site provides, amongst other things, rtsp RealAudio .ra and .rm streaming links for BBC Listen Again programs that the you may prefer to listen to (or Listen Again to) from here rather than using the BBC iPlayer. It will let you listen to BBC radio broadcasts on smartphones, Pocket PCs, PDAs, and other mobile devices. It also works on PCs, Macs and pretty much anything else that supports RealAudio, WMA, or Flash.
Very useful 🙂
Life without Walls?
Are they serious? I know this advert has been out sometime now but I have seen 1 comedian on Youtube laying in to Microsoft but no one in the mainstream.
Walls sound useful to an operating system as insecure as Wind0ws:
used for shelter, protection, or privacy, or to subdivide interior space, to support floors, roofs, or the like, to retain earth, to fence in an area, etc.
So does life without walls seem like a good idea to you? and further more how did the marketing dept not manage to spot this?
Initial reports about windows 7 have been very positive but we will see.
Wikipedia for your mobile
Came across this a few weeks ago, its a portal for Wikipedia that works on small devices and reformats the articles for WAP its called WAPedia
Low Cost – Petabyte Storage
Meet the Backblaze:
A Backblaze Storage Pod is a self-contained unit that puts storage online. It’s made up of a custom metal case with commodity hardware inside. Specifically, one pod contains one Intel Motherboard with four SATA cards plugged into it. The nine SATA cables run from the cards to nine port multiplier backplanes that each have five hard drives plugged directly into them (45 hard drives in total).
Have a look at the Blog post here for more information.
Locking your computer with a bluetooth device?
Check out Blue Proximity for Ubuntu/Debian and Blue Lock for windows:
The linux version has locking and unlocking scripts to pause / play music and display screen saver.
Post from Ubuntu forums:
The windows version only supports screen locking:
Website for Blue Lock:
Windows 7 problems? – Nuff said.
Computer hardware Poster from sonic84.com
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The RepRap Robot
Another project I have been keeping an eye on – here:
This is a project to make a robotic 3D plastic extrusion printer that is capable of making the parts to make another robot to make parts to make another robot…. in other words it is a self replicating robot 🙂
But thats not all – it can make lots of other items