Some gadgets are high tech, some gadgets merely a good idea and some gadgets just look cool. Tetris lights fall into the last category, they are just plain cool. Nothing more than a set of colored led lights, not even an off switch present, they are an example of warm memories triggered by a clever imitation.
The multi-coloured Tetrominoes, blocks, are sold in packs of seven Tetrominoes, each of the classic Tetris shapes is included. Cube, little L, straight line, all of the classics shapes just waiting to be sorted. Stack the lights in any Tetris like tower, connecting two or more Tetrominoes activates the led lights, illuminating your still life Tetris wall.
The individual lights are made of 4cm square sections, collectively most completed stacks will only reach 30cm in height. Assemble the lights in any pattern, making sure to leave the odd gap, the results of a left button tapped once to often in a flurry, while others are locked together tightly.
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The Olympic opening ceremony, the most viewed event of the year, with 2 billion people watching an extra participant joined in the ceremony. Visible in the top left of frame during the fireworks is a most unusual light hovering and pulsing, for all to see.
YouTuber MrScipher posted the original footage, taken of a TV replay on an LCD TV. Other first hand footage is now also starting to appear. The object has now been discovered within the SKY News, BBC News and Telegraph coverage.
Initial reports suggested the object was a blimp that had drifted into fireworks, the shadows and shape of the object however are completely wrong for it to be a blimp. Analysis of the footage by Stephen Hannard has also confirmed the object is not a blimp.
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Gran Turismo, a Sony PlayStation institution and arguably the greatest driving simulator of all time is making headlines once again.
With Gran Turismo 5 well established on the PlayStation 3 the world has wondered where to next for GT. Responding to questions at the recent China Joy gaming event the creator and spiritual leader of Gran Turismo, Kazunori Yamauchi, attempts to answer the worlds wonder. Along the way letting a few interesting morsels of information out of the bag, morsels relating to the various versions of GT.
Sony Entertainment Corp had a large presence at the gaming event, with the PS Vita stand a buzz with enthusiasts and journalists alike. Kazunori Yamauchi and Sony Entertainment executives gathered for a press Q&A session, answering questions from an enthusiastic audience, China loves gaming it appears.
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Google Fiber, the Google machines latest enterprise, providing gigabit internet and cable TV to a lucky few. Internet fast enough to download a movie in 10 seconds is now within reach. Initially Kansas City, Missouri will be the first city to enjoy Google Fiber, selected from 1100 cities that applied to be the first customers.
Interested neighborhoods are being signed up now for services that will start in September. With cities broken into local neighborhoods, Fibrehoods as Google is calling them, Google will be rolling out the service according to demand, eventually rolling the service out across America.
High speed internet is only part of the equation, Google is also taking on the Cable giants with their Google Fiber TV, 160 channels of cable TV glory for an extra $50 a month.
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The latest example of the Montauk Monster has washed up under the Brooklyn Bridge. In the shadows of the iconic cable-stay bridge lay a creature so unusual that it defied classification, descriptions were possible but not without stomach churning results.
Very similar to photo’s of previous Montauk monsters, seemingly the same species as the previous creatures, there is still no answer as to what specific species it may be or the source of the unusual animal.
Amateur photographer Denise Ginley snapped the latest mutant creature while walking along the East River on Sunday. She said: “We were horrified by it and we took some camera phone pictures. Then finally we decided to come back with my camera and I got up the courage to climb over the fence and get closer to it.”
Continue reading Gremlins Are Real!!! The Return of The Montauk Monster Continued…
Amazon, a company on fire. As a company Amazon is attempting to ride the wave of change that is the digital media revolution. Having already established an empire based on what we read they are expanding to include what we watch and what we watch it on.
Central to this evolution is Amazon’s latest gadgets, the devices that make it easy to access Amazon’s content. This has until now been the territory of the Kindle and Fire readers and tablet. Now Lab 126, Amazon’s super secret R&D lab is said to be preparing a new generation of Fire tablets and controversially, a Smartphone.
Amazon have a long road ahead of them in 2012, competing against the biggest names on the internet, keeping share holders happy and entering the tablet / smartphone market is enough to keep a clone army of Martha Stewarts busy.
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Corvette, an American motoring institution and a name synonymous with cool is about to celebrate a milestone birthday, the old girl is approaching her 60th birthday celebration.
The sleek lines and slow curves have always drawn attention to Corvette, the convertible seems to extenuate that effect. In many ways a return to the original Corvette’s that celebrated a Californian lifestyle, freedom and good looks. The 427 Convertible celebrates her birthday in top down, wind in the hair style.
Corvette news continues with the release of this years ZR1, the last of the current C6 generation. The new generation 2014 C7 corvette also seems to be taking shape, a shape that may divide the corvette community. Included for your viewing pleasure are preview videos for the 427 convertible, the 2013 ZR1 setting records at the Nurburgring race track.
Continue reading The Chevrolet Corvette, A Legend Continues. The 427 Convertible, 2013 ZR1 and 2014 C7…
The International Space Station, humanities only space based outpost is captivating at 27,000 km/h, especially the view outside. Knate Myers is the latest videographer to give the ISS photographs the timelapse treatment. producing a remarkable view looking down from heaven.
Produced in the timeless timelapse tradition, with each frame of video beginning life as a high resolution photograph, manually fine-tuned the images are then fed into video editing software, in this case Sony’s Vegas. The source photographs are all publicly available from NASA and have been steadily released over the last 18 months. There is no CGI here at all, these are all photo’s taken from ISS.
Knate Myers video ‘View from the ISS at Night’ is the latest timelapse to make use of the ISS photo’s, by no means the only one. NASA has their own in-house photographer that has produced video’s in the past. Knate has however set the standard for this new genre of space timelapse. With excellent detail and smooth animation backed by an atmospheric sound-track provided by John Murphy, Sunshine (Adagio in D Minor), this is one of the most impressive ISS timelapse videos to date.
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Monitors, our window into our online lives are evolving. LG’s latest launch party has introduced the world to their latest generation IPS panel, the IPS7 series.
LG have taken the technological shoe horn to their line of premium desktop monitors, always aiming to fit more features in than ever before. Off to a spectacular start LG has included the latest generation IPS panel that ensures extreme color accuracy, wide viewing angles and fast 5ms response times.
LG have been working hard on the aesthetics of their TV’s and Monitors, it shows, the IPS7 range look good. Is it irony that such a visual device as a monitor often receives very little aesthetic design input, being a cheap commodity that corner often gets cut. The super slim 1.2mm bezel, thin 14mm profile and sleek stand keeps the IPS7’s looking good.
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Micron, memory makers of the silicon kind have released a revolution into the memory market, Glass. In the race to get the latest technology to market there can be only one winner, this time Micron gets the prize. While many have demonstrate PCM or Phase Change Memory technology Micron is the first to release a real, working PCM product.
PCM is a brand new technology that has been trying to burst onto the scene for the last decade, with research going back nearly 50 years. IBM and HP have recently demonstrated the technology but Micron beat both giants to the prize.
“Our commitment to innovation and continued development of advanced products to address the voracious demands of the wireless industry is clear and strong,” said Tom Eby, Vice President of the Wireless Solutions Group at Micron. “We are determined to evolve and innovate by continuing to offer the best-tailored solutions for both today’s and tomorrow’s market requirements.”
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