Archive for ‘February, 2010’

iPhone Explorer turns your iPhone/iTouch into a USB stick…..

datePosted on 19:53, February 11th, 2010 by Many Ayromlou

One of the original reasons I bought my first ipod (first gen 5 Gig) was that I could hook it up to my mac and use it as a firewire drive. I could literally run around with this in my pocket and boot OSX off the ipod. Well that came to an end with the intro of iPhone/iTouch. Apple took the “disk mode” out. Well that was then, go grab a FREE copy of iPhone explorer and all that USB stick functionality can be your again. Oh, and did I say there is no need for Jail Break either :-)

Features:

  • 100% Free iPhone browser for Mac and Windows
  • 100% Drag-and-drop interface for easily copying files to and from your iPhone
  • Create, delete and rename files and folders on your iPhone or iPod Touch
  • Works with all iPhones and iPod Touches including the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G
  • Allows you to use your iPhone as a flash drive / pen drive or put your iPhone into disk mode
  • Tiny download size
  • (Optional) If you jailbreak your iPhone you can access the real root of your iPhone and recover your address book, SMS, e-mails and more.

Movist…..will it be the next VLC for mac….

datePosted on 13:51, February 5th, 2010 by Many Ayromlou

The answer to that is maybe, we’ll see. But all that aside if you’re interested in a minimalistic video player that can handle more codecs than VLC and is generally faster then give Movist a try.

The unique thing about the player is that it allows you to switch codec engines between ffmpeg and quicktime based on file extensions. Oh and did I say it’s FREE aswell :-).

A new large-format multi-touch technology launched today by DISPLAX, a developer of interactive technologies, will transform any non-conductive flat or curved surface into a multitouch screen. The DISPLAX Multitouch Technology, believed to be the first of its kind, has been developed based on a transparent thinner-than-paper polymer film. When applied to glass, plastic or wood, the surface becomes interactive.

It can be applied to flat or curved, opaque as well as transparent surfaces up to three metres across the diagonal. It is hyper sensitive, allowing users to interact with an enabled surface not just by touching it but, for the first time, by blowing on it, opening up new possibilities for future applications. Currently, the technology can detect up to 16 fingers on a 50-inch screen. The number of fingers detected is expected to increase as development progresses.

Based on patent-pending projected capacitive technology, DISPLAX Multitouch Technology uses a controller that works by processing multiple input signals it receives from a grid of nanowires embedded in the film attached to the enabled surface. Each time a finger is placed on the screen or a user blows on the surface, a small electrical disturbance is caused. The micro-processor controller analyses this data and decodes the location of each input on that grid to track the finger and air-flow movements. The DISPLAX Multitouch technology controller combined with a projected capacitive nanowired film is a lightweight and highly scalable solution, ranging from seven inches (18 centimetres) to three metres across the diagonal thus opening up a wide range of commercial applications suitable for indoor or outdoor displays.

The DISPLAX Multitouch Technology will begin shipping in July 2010. The prices will be very competitive and depend on size.

Features:

  • Multi-touch detection: DISPLAX™ Multitouch Technology detects 16 fingers simultaneously on a 50-inch screen (to increase as technology development progresses).
  • Air-movement detection: DISPLAX™ Multitouch Technology detects when someone blows on the surface, measuring the intensity and direction of the air flow.
  • Large and small: As small as 18 cm and as large as three meters across the diagonal and thinner than paper.
  • Transparent: DISPLAX™ Multitouch Technology is completely transparent and allows the user to see through any transparent surface it is adhered to.
  • Light-weight: A 50-inch screen weighs about 300 grams, making it easily transportable and easy to install.
  • Versatile: Can be applied to any non-conductive flat or curved surface including glass, plastic and wood less than 15 mm thick. It works in daylight or at night, indoors or outdoors, and is not affected by light conditions.
  • Durable: When using rear projection, the film is applied to the reverse of the surface, protecting it from scratches or other damage, with no need for contact with the material.

Turn entire websites into PDF documents easily……

datePosted on 16:14, February 1st, 2010 by Many Ayromlou

Head over to pdfmyurl.com and check out how easy it is to turn any website into a pdf document. You don’t need to install anything, everything is done through the web and it’s FREE. They also have a bookmarklet you can drag to your bookmark bar for easy pdf’ing :-). There are also a ton of options available under the advanced options including a juicy wget command that can potentially be scripted to traverse an entire website and turn it into a pdf file ;-).

JVC’s New 4K Projector announced

datePosted on 15:53, February 1st, 2010 by Many Ayromlou

JVC today announced their upcoming DLA-SH7NL DCinema Projector. A 4K2K D-ILA projector incorporating three 1.27″ 4K2K D-ILA display devices and packing dual mercury lamps for 5000 Lumens of brightness. The new machine — like its predecessor DLA-SH4K — achieves a resolution of roughly 10MP (4096×2400 pixels), plus a stunning 10,000:1 native contrast ratio.

DLA-SH7NL Specifications


Optical System
Display device
1.27-inch D-ILA device x 3 (aspect ratio app. 17:10)
Effective resolution
4,096 x 2,400 pixels
Projection lens
Sold separately (see below)
Light source
Dual 330W ultra-high-pressure mercury lamps

Lamp life
Approx. 3,000hours (assumes 265W mode)
Brightness
5,000 lumens
Contrast ratio 10,000:1 (native)
Supported signals

Digital video input format (progressive signals only) 4,096 x 2,400, 4,096 x 2,160, 3,840 x 2,400, 3,840 x 2,160, 2,048 x 1,200, 2,048 x 1,080, 1,920 x 1,200, 1,920 x 1,080, 1,600 x 1,200, 1,280 x 1,024, 1,024 x 768, 800 x 600, 640 x 480

Input terminals
Image input
DVI-D (dual link) 24-pin (12bit expandable) x 4 (HDCP supported)

LAN
RJ45 x 1
USB
Type B (slave) x 1
RS-232C
D-sub 9-pin (male) x 1
Other

Power source AC100V/200V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption 1,100W (6W in standby mode)

Max Current 11A (AC100V)
Operating temperature 10°C – 35°C
Operating humidity Less than 80% (no condensation)
Storage temperature -5°C – 60°C
Dimensions 660 (W) x 342 (H) x 783 (D) mm

Weight 50.5kg, excluding lens
Inclusions Power cord and operating manual

Optional lenses
Type GL-MS4015SZ GL-MS4011S
Projection ratio 1.5:1 – 1.84:1 1.1 : 1
Zoom ratio 1.22x Fixed
Vertical and horizontal shift (Motorized) Vertical ±50%
Horizontal ±25%
Vertical ±15%
Horizontal ±5%
Projection distances Approx. 2.6m – 12m Approx. 1.2m – 6.2m
Weight 3.6kg 3.4kg