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27Sep/110

iphone 5 assistant sounds pretty incredible

Iphone 5 mockupwell the rumour mill has been going for what seems like an eternity with regards to new features and looks on the hopefully imminent iPhone 5. hopefully not too long to wait now as it would appear the phone will be announced on october the 4th and then released ten days later on the 14th. improvements are rumoured to include; assistant, 1GB of RAM, the dual-core A5 processor, nuance speech-to-text, and an 8 megapixel camera. looks wise it's going to have a rounder metal back, larger screen (although not larger phone).

easily the best part of this new assistant feature is its integration with something called wolfram alpha, an online computational knowledge system. you could essentially ask your phone facts or questions of all types and get an instant response. For example, you can ask your phone a currency conversion or ask how many meters are there in 46ft. I supposed you could ask for directions while driving too. pretty cool shit if you ask me.

source 9to5 mac

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16Sep/110

dillon boy, corporations kill

every now and then I find artists that really grab my attention, seems i missed all the prints on this one but dillon boy's "corporations kill" is pretty excellent if you ask me, love this, anyway don't buy it because i'm going to, anyway its nearly $600 so not the cheapest, but reasonable for an original piece. his other work is neat too, suck it up walt

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7Sep/110

back in the game…

after a false start and quite an excessive period of inactivity I've decided to start blogging again, shall be updating regularly, hopefully sorting the wheat from the chaff with some level of acceptability. will eventually be looking for suitable editors to help out too...

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20Jan/100

Not quite what I expected from Parrot

Parrot AR DroneBut ace, it's a new remote control helicopter from Parrot (yes the car bluetooth people wtf?) Called the AR.Drone, it's a “quadricopter” that can be controlled and viewed with an IPhone through a WiFi connection.

What really sets this apart is that you can control it with your IPhone using the accelerometers which will sense which way you tip the phone and maneuver the AR.Drone accordingly. The quadricopter also has a couple of cameras on board, one for “seeing” what the AR.Drone sees real-time through the iPhone, but also another camera on the bottom which can track speed and help the ‘copter maintain a still flight.

As if that’s not enough Parrot has also released an open platform allowing developers to create augmented reality games through the iPhone for the AR.Drone. No details on pricing or release date yet but it's likely to be this year.

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5Jan/100

lighting up in style

S.T. Dupont Line 2 - Palladium & Green Rubber

St. Dupont make the classiest, and most ridiculously expensive lighters around, these things are like a rolex you can light a cig with... jewelry with fire. The gold models go for 15-20 grand.

This Palladium and Rubber finished one goes for around $600, admittedly still a fortune for a lighter but it's lovely, weighs around the same as a small family car and just oozes quality and style... Effortlessly cool, although utterly useless on a windy day.

Oh and they make nice pens too.

ST Dupont

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5Jan/100

ridiculous amounts of snow

useless

useless

As I went to bed last night this morning it had begun to snow a lot... anyway when I woke up this morning my car was almost buried in the snow. A complete waste of time, If it wasn't for my good pal Lisa with her dirty great big 4x4 merc I might have even had to walk to the pub, the humanity!... All over town, nobody made it to work and the streets were full of the unusual sight of people walking and countless abandoned cars. Whitefield just isn't equipped to deal with heavy snow. Apparently its the worst in 50 years... I'm told it's going to get worse tonight, so glad I don't have to drive to work. As it happens I'm sat on the sofa eating pasta with a duvet and the fire burning, lovely. Looks like I'll be doing a lot of blogging this month.

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