26 December

Google Earth UK street view to come in spring in 2008

Every person who has used Google’s Google Earth application has been impressed by the sheer genius of the application. Just the thought of seeing places (alright, the place where you live) from a top down view just like those spy photos that you see in action and espionage films is enough to titillate even the […]

10 November

Trashing an iPod nano

What does it take to destroy an iPod nano and what’s inside this tiny package ? The guys over at Arstechnica put the nano through its paces. To simulate the everyday accidents that could result in a broken iPod, they came up with a few situations that would ultimately leave the nano lifeless : 1. […]

16 June

The Internet and change

For Manuel CASTEILS : we should have healthy doubts about the bombastic claims from futurologists and techno-prophets that because we now have the Internet everything will change. Society is a complicated system that can shape and twist technology to unexpected uses. It is not correct to predict a total transformation just because there is a […]

25 January

Review on cybernetics : Bluetooth car rear view mirror 2

Bluetooth car rear view mirror : the most important feature of this device is the mirror itself and this is where it seriously lets itself down. As previously said, the mirror is huge but also the glass makes everything look tiny compared to your door mirrors. It becomes difficult to judge where things are behind […]

10 October

Will We See More RFID Tags in Clothing ?

The photo to your left is of an RFID tag contained on a skirt purchased at Old navy. Up to now I wasn’t aware that individually-tagged items of clothing were being sold at mainstream retail outlets in the U.S. like Old Navy. Oh sure, we’ve heard about RFID used in pilot programs and in exclusive […]

03 August

Review cybernetics : Bluetooth car rear view mirror

The bluetooth rear view car mirror is essentially three products in one. A Bluetooth headset which can pair with your phone to make it hands free, a digital display which can display who is calling without having to look at your phone and lastly a rear view mirror. My first impression of the device when […]