Even considering the growth rate of recent technology, iPads and tablets are an impressive feat of functionality and compact usability. As a business tool, a substitute for your computer, or another way to binge-watch netflix, an iPad has countless uses and new apps are being created every day to increase its usability. Companies such as Moe Bull corporation however, have taken a more physical approach to usability instead of virtual and the newest Moe Bull iPad stand for bed is the perfect buy for any extended use of an iPad device.
Made of solid wood without any moving parts that similar and less stable products pride themselves on, the patent pending Moe Bull Stand is a unique and simple product which enables tablet use in a whole new range of locations. The tip resistant design leans the device towards the viewer when laying down on a bed or couch. This makes watching videos or reading an ebook an incredibly comfortable experience.
At the forefront of robotic innovations, Boston dynamics has revealed their newest design and it’s looking like a very futuristic representation of your family pet. The best part? SpotMini looks like it can replace your housecleaner as well.
Weighing in at 55 pounds, SpotMini has done away with hydraulics and pumps to rely exclusively on electric motors for movement. On a full charge, an estimated 90 minutes of activity can be expected. With a full suite of sensors, the robot can both navigate and manipulate its environment. This includes fetching a paper, opening doors, and walking down stairs and functionality testing is getting increasingly complex every day. To augment this, SpotMini can be taught or guided by its human companions to perform countless tasks for even more uses which will vary from household to household.
Installed this week at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, Sunway TaihuLight easily breaks its way into the top 10 of the international Top500 list for computing systems. More impressive however, is the margin by which it beats the #2 spot(also in China) to be the most powerful computing system in the world. With over 10.5 million locally-made processing cores and 40,960 nodes Sunway TaihuLight is capable of 93 petaflops which is a term most people do not and should not ever need in their lives. Counting up trillions upon trillions is required to put that figure into perspective and it means 93 quadrillion floating-point operations per second (FLOPS). In other words… lots.
Main applications for the system for now include advanced manufacturing, weather forecasting, and big data analytics but we’ve seen computers less powerful being applied to genome mapping and heavily extensive theoretical physics equations. Software for a computer with multiple cores can be difficult to write but software to take advantage of 10 million would be almost as much effort as building the system itself depending on the goal functionality. For the nerdy out there, the Sunway TaihuLight is an extremely high-spec Grand Prix racing car. Fantastic for races in a circuit, but not something any one person would ever need in order to drive to work.
When designing print for screens, visual inspiration can strike at any moment. Colors, font sizes, and typefaces come in infinite combinations and varieties but rarely can a single person view one such sample and know what they’re looking at – much less save it for later use. This is exactly what the working prototypes of Spector are tackling and it’s looking to become one the most useful tools for online design.
Spector captures typefaces and colors in the real world and then transfers them directly to your computer. Described by Fiona O’Leary, Spector’s creator, as “an eyedropper for the physical world”, many think of it as Shazam for colors and fonts. To use it, place Spector over a piece of media and depress the button on top. A camera inside will photograph the sample and an algorithm translates the image into information about the shapes and color values of the typeface. Spector beams that information to a database which IDs the sample and if your computer is nearby, a custom plugin will port the information to InDesign.
Nexcopy Adds Standalone microSD Duplicators With microSD Card Sanitization Features
LAKE FOREST, CA – CALIFORNIA, ORANGE COUNTY, June 22, 2016 Nexcopy Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of flash memory duplicators, introduces two new standalone microSD Duplicator models to Nexcopy’s line of flash memory duplicators and sanitizers. The 1-15 and 1-31 target systems offer unparalleled copy speeds to Secure Digital media with additional functions for device sanitization.
The duplicators function primarily as binary copiers with a variety of built in features including:
USBCopier Releases More Options For Their Custom USB Drives To Personify Any Company’s Logo Or Mascot In USB Form.
LAKE FOREST, CA – CALIFORNIA, ORANGE COUNTY, June 6, 2016 USBCopier, manufacturer of the most customizable USBs in the industry, have expanded their available selections to include human-shaped USB drives in any fashion imaginable. In addition to the endless possibilities and designs conceived by clients and brought to life by USBCopier, now the personalization has expanded to mascots, avatars, or even a detailed rendition of a particular individual.
Consisting either of elastomers such as silicone, or low malleability plastics, the new generation of personified flash memory will stay unblemished and unbroken to act as a long-lasting reminder of any business’s commitment to quality. Cyrus Riahi, Marketing Manager for USBCopier states, “The new line of USB people makes branding a product or service incredibly easy. For any instance of data load distribution, not only will it always be simple for the receiver to identify and remember a company’s USB, but it’s unique and fun both in personal and professional use.”