Posts By Edgar Mutelbrünk
Here’s a cool camera gadget that looks like a lens but actually is a humidifier. You fill it up with water and it generates moisture by ultrasonic waves. It’s powered by USB and measures 106 x 102 x 175mm. It can be yours for $25 over at Brandos.
Mozilla just revealed the developer phone that can be used by developers to do stuff for the brand new Firefox OS. The new mobile OS looks quite interesting and the specs for the developer phone has clearly been put together with a budget perspective as the processor is quite slow, the camera is low resolution etc.:
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 1Ghz
UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA)
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)
Screen 3.5″ HVGA Multitouch
3 MP Camera
4GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
MicroSD, Wifi N, Light and proxmity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB
1580 mAh battery
Over the air updates
Unlocked, add your own SIM card
More info over at mozilla.org.
Here’s a custom 12th century helmet made into a trash can, if you feel like getting a a bit medieval. It’s made out of cast resin finished in faux metal style. It measures 9″ x 10″ x 12″ (23 cm x 25cm x 30cm) and weighs 6 lbs (2,7kg). It can be yours for $60 over at thinkgeek.
The ‘PaperTab, developed by the Human Media Lab in Queen’s University, Canada, is just a concept that was shown at the CES 2013 in Las Vegas. But it’s a quite cool concept and even though the 10.7″ screen is connected to the processor via a cable, tablets like this one will be a reality in the next few years. Check out the video for more information.
The camera of the Nokia Lumia 920 is supposed to be really good, so DP Review spent some time and published a review of just the camera part of the new Nokia phone. It features a 8.7 megapixel sensor with a f2.0 lens, so the specs are quite good. The only bad thing with the review is that it lacks any comparision; it would be great to have it compared with the iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S3. However, their conclusion is:
“What they like:
Optical image stabilization enables blur-free slow shutter speeds
Dedicated two-stage shutter button
Wide field of view
Flexible choice of aspect ratio
OIS steadies video shooting
What they don’t like
Ho-hum pixel-level image quality even at base ISO
Some clunkiness in camera app interface”
Check out the full review.
Here’s a cool USB bomb alarm clock you probably shouldn’t pack in your bag when going on an airplane. The USB is mostly used for powering the device so plugging it into an ACDC-USB adapter is probably wise. You can get one for $35 and it measures 230 x 100 x 90 mm.
USB time bomb clock [brando.com]
This roadmap is just a prediction from an analyst, but it’s still interesting to see because a lot of research and hours has been put into this chart to get a reasonable prediction. When everybody was hoping to see the new iPhone 5, Apple showed us the iPhone 4s and most probably the same thing will happen this year – just a minor update. However I sure hope that Apple will make sure iOS 7 is a major, major update in regards to design and look & feel.
Check out the full article over at macrumors.com.