Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Vinay Venkatraman: “Technology crafts” for the digitally underserved



Video Description: "Two-thirds of the world may not have access to the latest smartphone, but local electronic shops are adept at fixing older tech using low-cost parts. Vinay Venkatraman explains his work in "technology crafts," through which a mobile phone, a lunchbox and a flashlight can become a digital projector for a village school, or an alarm clock and a mouse can be melded into a medical device for local triage."

Izhar cardboard bike project

Monday, July 30, 2012

Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom (21st Century Interactive Learning)



Video Description: "In the fall of 2011 Peter Norvig taught a class with Sebastian Thrun on artificial intelligence at Stanford attended by 175 students in situ -- and over 100,000 via an interactive webcast. He shares what he learned about teaching to a global classroom."

Evolution Of Dance by NAO Robot (Video)



Here is the "Evolution Of Dance" (based on Judson Laipply show) performed by the NAO robot. This is a very impressive little robot, unfortunately its cost about US$16,000.

Top 10 Hardware Boosting Hacks

Lifehacker has an article called "Top 10 Hardware Boosting Hacks", here is an excerpt: "With great hardware comes great opportunity. Thanks to the internet and clever hacking communities, there are plenty of ways to boost the capabilities of your everyday gadgets. Some save you money, some add features, and some are the entire package. Here are our top 10 favorite hardware boosting hacks." (Read the rest of the article)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Quick and Simple Life Hacks - Part 1



Video Description: "A list of awesome & easy tips and tricks you may have never thought of. In this video we cover the following topics:

  1. Fixing a warped screw
  2. Make your own DIY Stylus
  3. Natural Paint Remover
  4. Unclogging shower head naturally
  5. Cleaning windows with coke
  6. Garbage Bag Storage
  7. Unsealing an envelope
  8. Natural bug Repellent
  9. Freshen up a dish pad
  10. Automatic Toilet Cleaner"

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Marc Goodman: A vision of crimes in the future



Video Description: "The world is becoming increasingly open, and that has implications both bright and dangerous. Marc Goodman paints a portrait of a grave future, in which technology's rapid development could allow crime to take a turn for the worse."

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

TEDxImperialCollege - John Graham-Cumming - The Greatest Machine That Ne...



Video Description: "The computer was invented in the 30s: not the 1930s, but the 1830s. British mathematician Charles Babbage designed and prototyped a fully functional mechanical computer he called the Analytical Engine, but it was never completed. Now a team in Britain plans to build the machine for display at London's Science Museum before the 2030s come around."

Article: How to (Legally) Boost Your Music Library Without Spending a Dime

Here is an article from LifeHacker called "How to (Legally) Boost Your Music Library Without Spending a Dime", here's an excerpt: "The music industry has changed a lot since MP3 players came around. Now we have thousands of digital stores, streaming services, blogs, and artist curated websites dishing out free music all the time. It's easier than ever to create a massive music library without spending a dime. Here's how to do it."

Article: The End of Chinese Manufacturing and Rebirth of U.S. Industry - Forbes

There's a great article in Forbes called, "The End of Chinese Manufacturing and Rebirth of U.S. Industry" here is an excerpt: There is great concern about China’s real-estate and infrastructure bubbles. But these are just short-term challenges that China may be able to spend its way out of. The real threat to China’s economy is bigger and longer term: its manufacturing bubble."  (read the rest of the article)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

16 Auadrotors (flying robots) = Very Awesome (Video)



Video Description: "A troupe of 16 quadrotors (flying robots) dance to and manipulate sound and light at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase 2012."

Coolest Living Room of All Time



Video description: "We created an unique physical 3D video mapping experience by turning a white living room into a spacious 360° projection area. This technique allowed us to take control of all colors, patterns and textures of the furniture, wallpapers and carpet. All done with 2 projectors."

Moments In China



Video description: "Moments in China is a collection of vivid moments I experienced while traveling around China last month. The piece flows from Hong Kong to Beijing, and visits Guilin, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Some moments are more significant than others, but I have a personal connection with each. The video is particularly special to me because I have not had time for personal projects over the past several months."

Friday, July 13, 2012

Cutaway F1 Race Car - World Premiere - Sauber F1 Team



Video Description: "For the last two years the Sauber F1 Team mechanics have been using their downtime to slice a Formula One racing car lengthwise down the middle with the precision of true craftsmen. Chief Designer Matt Morris quite literally gets underneath the skin of the F1 car, pointing out where and how the individual components are located within the chassis. Everything is packed in pretty tightly. Sergio PĂ©rez is also on hand to demonstrate the driver's seating position."

10 Bets You Will Never Lose

The Strange Powers of the Placebo Effect



A look at the many strange effects of placebos. (More information)

Monday, July 02, 2012

30-Story Building Built In 15 Days (Time Lapse)



Video Description: "What can you accomplish in 360 hours? The Chinese sustainable building company, Broad Group, has achieved another impossible feat - building a 30-story tall hotel in 360 hours."