In 2008, when the Eee PC was revolutionizing the computing world and driving every manufacturer to make cheaper and smaller laptops, Sony washed its hands of the whole thing. The “race to the bottom,” the company said, would profoundly impact the industry, killing profit margins and flooding the market with cheap, terrible machines. Sony was wrong, its stance lasting about a year before joining the competition with its own VAIO W.
Four years on we’re buying better laptops than ever before and, with the netbook class now more or less dead, that downward competition seems to have [...]
No good, possession is just about the only thing that truly scares me. But this movie is just lousy. It had a twist ending I guess, but the twist had nothing to do with the story up to that point. Like instead of that’s, what happened. I left what the hell is happening. don’t watch, thumbs down.
Here’s another one of those dead-simple ideas that makes you wonder just how it’s taken this long for someone to have it: USB plugs that are able to be chained together, sharing one USB port among multiple devices.
Sure, this will work only to a point where you have a ludicrous stack of USB plugs, but for a small number of devices this is a genius solution. The plugs are even color-coded, so you can tell which belongs to what device. Clever stuff! Now let’s just see it move from the concept phase into reality.
Via Yanko Design
Then again, that’s the point. Designer Ichiro Iwasaki, a one-time member of the Sony Design Center who spent many years studying design in Italy, designed the Lotta to be a no-frills phone that isn’t trying to win you over with amazing features, but rather with its strikingly minimalistic good looks. Even the more colorful versions of the two-tone Lotta don’t feel like they’re crowding the design.
It’s fitting that Iwasaki designed his phone for iida, a Japanese company that focuses on cellphones that eschew loading up on features for basic functionality and a thoughtful [...]
In France, speaker brand Cabasse is celebrated for its avant-garde creations, but are we Brits ready for floating tweeters and balls that balance on rare-earth magnets? Let’s see…
There’s actually a good reason for the spherical design and concentric drive units of Cabasse’s iO2 satellite speakers: the single point source audio that it produces provides an uncoloured and direct sound beam that suits home cinema particularly well.
Meanwhile, the powerful magnets mean super-fast and efficient drive units. And, I think you’ll agree, the styling is magnifique!
Now, steampunk may be a bit tired at this point, what with it essentially just slapping unnecessary brass and leather on normal products. But come on, this steampunk flash drive is just neat.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look to still be available from its Etsy seller, but I’ll bet if you really wanted one you could get in touch and work something out.
>a href=”http://www.etsy.com/shop/steamworkshop”>Etsy via Instructables
I’m sure all Windows users know how important is to create System Restore points and how it could help us when trouble hits our computer.
To create a System Restore point, usually we have to go through all the way from the Start Menu to Accessories and from there to System Tools where we find the System Restore tool. And even after that we have to go through a few more clicks.
Quick Restore Maker is a smart 1-click freeware application for creating a System Restore Point in Windows 7 and Vista.
This handy tool allows you to create one in a single click. The restore point so generated is [...]