Đánh giá nhanh màn hình LCD Dell S2740L: 27", IPS, đèn nền LED Full HD, giá 8,25 triệu

Hiện nay, màn hình LCD gần như đã hoàn toàn thay thế được công nghệ màn hình CRT cũ, bởi những ưu điểm vượt trội mà nó mang lại, như kích thước lớn hơn trong khi lại gọn nhẹ hơn, màu sắc tươi sáng và đặc biệt là ít tốn điện hơn nhiều lần.

Kết quả kinh doanh Quý 3 của Dell: lợi nhuận đạt 475 triệu USD, giảm 47%

Mới đây Dell đã công bố kết quả hoạt động kinh doanh Quý 3/2012 của mình. Theo đó, lợi nhuận trong 3 tháng vừa qua của hãng đạt 475 triệu USD, giảm 47%

Windows Phone 7.8 đã hoàn chỉnh, có thể được phân phối trong vài ngày hoặc vài tuần tới

Nokia và Microsoft vừa tổ chức một sự kiện dành cho các lập trình viên tại Singapore vào ngày 17/11 vừa qua, trong đó nhất mạnh đến việc phát triển phần mềm cho Windows Phone 8.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Flapper Girl

The Roaring Twenties           
Flapper girl
I adore 1920s fashion for the reason that it progressed from the fussy Victorian status quo, and gave flair to regular people. It was the decade in which women first liberated themselves from constricting fashions and the flapper was born...

A chic and fashionable flapper had a distinctive sleek short shiny “black helmet” bob with a fringe, a shorter than usual loose-fitting shift dress, a chest as flat as a board, wore and applied make up in public, smoked long cigarettes, exposed her limbs and epitomised the spirit of a careless rebel who danced till the early hours of the morning.

Android^D^D^D^D^D^D^DCyber Monday

I've heard a lot about this magical "Cyber Monday" effect, and never really believed it until today. I've sold almost as much Android hardware in the past 3 days - including today - than I have in the previous MONTH. And the day isn't even over... I can't figure out where all the traffic is coming from...

It's like the Slashdot Effect met the Digg and Reddit Effect, and got in a three-way love triangle. And then the bastard child grew up and wanted to program Android. I guess on the one hand, I'm happy that a lot of people like the kits I'm building, and on the other hand I'm thinking to myself,... I have a lot of work to do.

It's only 2 pm, and for the first time in a long time, I'm low on almost all of the inventory and products I stock at Liquidware... but especially on the Android hardware development kits. For those that don't know, this is a big deal because all of the kits are hand made, hand soldered, and hand packaged by Will, Chris, Matt and me. I usually like to keep enough kits built up so I can hack on a few of them myself, but today, I'm so low that I've had to cancel most of my plans for the next week so I can catch up (sorry Nick!)...

The next 10-14 days are going to be ridiculous, but I will do the best I can to ensure that I don't go out of stock on anything for too long. Here's my plan:

-I'm going to spend all day soldering and building
-I'm going to spend all night programming
-I'm going to spend all "meta-night" packaging

"Meta-night" is my name for that time of the night when you really ought to be asleep, but aren't, because the program isn't compiling for some reason, and you really want to get it done before the next day. Also known as 1 am - 5 am.

I guess all I can say is, thanks for supporting Liquidware, and for supporting Open Source, the Open Source Hardware movement, hardware hacking, Arduino, and Android.

Now it's my turn to work my ass off to make sure everything gets out in time!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Oh My Lover

I was never the fastest kid or the highest jumper, at least when I came last; I did so looking fabulously-chic.
I have always maintained an obsessive love-love relationship with innovative style; with splendid garments and with delectable shoes. To me personally fashion is the one element in my life that transforms, educates, inspires, my cryptogram and sense of being.And as I discovered growing up that perhaps my forte was not sports (you can’t run in dress-a-heels anyway) but fashion… fashion makes my toes curl and head swirl (indefinitely).

Monday, 22 November 2010

Meet Me In The Red Sky And Dance With Me

Frock and Frill

serene, romantic, nostalgic...

Idyllic cream lace to convey a dreamy and romantic disposition.

I have always maintained a love-love relationship with lace, there is just something about that peek-a-boo network of fine fabric and texture that excites me. Lace dresses burst with the romantic; they can be elegant,dreamy, or even demure. To me lace is profoundly feminine, almost poetic and every girl should at-least have one dress that makes her feel like a goddess

Dress; topshop. Shoes; Aldo

Friday, 19 November 2010


By looking at the ready to wear A/W collection of Burberry you will know exactly what I mean with shearling winter. This look is undeniably melancholy and nostalgic, back to nature’s bare essentials, with roots in the outdoors. It reminds me of cowboys (and girls) in particular. The shearling look will give your outfit that tough exterior with a wonderfully soft imperious interior prefect for the endurance of the big winter chill.. Her subtle vintage corduroy camel coloured jacket added with some high-waisted peg trousers and brown brogues and button shirt works a treat and makes her look uber fantastical.


Love is for poets
Hearts Love 

By Night

the dark is whole...

we only come out at night...

the days are much to bright

I have fallen for lace...These images remind me of vampires walking the night. A dark and mysterious allegory, waiting for shadows to cover me. My Fall obsession this year is to adorn myself in lace and velvet for an nostalgic and wistful look. Lace adds texture, drama and depth to any outfit.

Skirt; All Saints. Lace Camisole; Topshop. Boots; Topshop

Diminutive Details

Accessories are the new heroes of fashionAs accessories become fashion’s favourites, there is a spurt in those who want to retail modernistic, eye-catching pieces. This is a marked difference from the days when the focus was on garments and hardly any effort was made to infuse creativity into accessories. We can take inspiration from Indian women who traditionally accessorised their saris with flowers, glass bangles or old pieces of jewelery passed down from mother to daughter. Accessories can make or break an outfit and sometimes; more is more....

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Winter Wonderland

Urban Nomad: world style is here to stay now with fresh country life and folkloric influences. Memories of Greenwich Village in the seventies meet rural romance and a new breed of hippy glamour. For inspiration look to style icons Kate Moss and Sienna Miller - and to India. India is the source of the relaxed shape, dramatic full lengths and layered style. It is also a source of many of the patterns  , fine handwork details and accessories. Think leather and suede, and jewellery of  brass and copper. Add big rings and long, lightweight shawls. the result is cool and romantic with a dash of rock and roll....

I have a fixation about discovering idyllic milieus for my photos. This background melts in flawlessly with the overall mood of the photo.

Dress; Topshop. Leather boots; River Island. Gilet; Vintage.

Black Russian

A Russian hat manages to epitomise masculinity, panache and style. If you are looking for a hat for the winter to protect you from the elements whilst making the ultimate winter statement then the Russian hat is for you. It is iconic in many ways and if there is a statement winter piece to be had, I reckon this is definitely it.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Before Night Falls

a continual state of intelligence... 

Tiger Lilly, my adorable fashion muse...

Every season when the weather changes and there is a predictable chill in the air, my closet rotate towards comfort and warmth. Fashion’s much-loved winter warmer is unquestionably a chunky knit which can be worn in a multitude of ways. Usually a reflection of my beloved grandma wearing her Sunday best springs to mind but alas, this season’s knitwear is anything but outdated. Knitwear is big, bold and chunky this season, from the Fair Isle bodysuit at Dolce and Gabbana to the cable-knit maxi dress at Daks. Knits are forever a fashion favourite and no winter would be complete without one..

Fringe tassel jumper; Topshop. Granny pants; ASOS.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Tron on Android Gadget Pack

Reliving my childhood/young adulthood for just one minute, the only movie that even held a candle to Sneakers and Hackers was Tron. Fantasies of flying through the motherboard in search of missing ROM addresses and hexdumping around with light racing motorcycles is pretty much what gets me by some late nights while hacking. It sure romanticized the reality of actual programming experience, which typically consisted of gcc-make-vi-pico-repeat-success-segfault.

So when I found out that the new Tron movie was coming out, and that it had motorcycles, and modern interpretations of the flying-saucers-of-death meets-American-Gladiator game, I got excited. In fact, I think all the guys and I at Liquidware are going to take a full half day off just to see the movie together (ps if you're in the Boston/Cambridge area, and want to come along, just shoot me an email at inthebitz at gmail).
Anyway, I'm anxious. I think the movie is going to rock. And even if it doesn't, I'm going to see it anyway because of how influential it was to me, and many guys I know.

And in honor of that great movie, Will and Chris and I found an interpretation of Tron, called "Light Racer 3D", and got it running on the Liquidware Android Gadget Pack, running Android on the Beagleboard... enjoy!
Here's a video of it running on the Android-Beagleboard-BeagleTouch combination. It's surprisingly fast and snappy for a portable device like this - at first, I couldn't really believe that the 3D graphics were so fluid...

All of the modules and components are available at the liquidware shop, and some more pictures are up on the Flickr page. Enjoy!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Sewing Machine Gluttony

I spotted this beautiful collection of Singers, by the dozen.  This is total sewing machine surplus in All Saints Potobello Road.

This is by far the most exciting and elegant window display I have seen in ages. 

Hand sewing is an art form that is over 20,000 years old. The first sewing needles were made of bones or animal horns and the first thread was made of animal sinew. Iron needles were invented in the 14th century. The first eyed needles appeared in the 15th century. Sewing machines did not go into mass production until the 1850's, when Isaac Singer built the first commercially successful machine. Singer built the first sewing machine where the needle moved up and down rather than the side-to-side and the needle was powered by a foot treadle. Previous machines were all hand-cranked.

Simultaneous Quad Charging Lithium Batteries

In the past week, I've gotten a number of emails from people asking about the BeagleJuice module, and how you charge it. The BeagleJuice is a lithium ion rechargeable battery that snaps to the back of a Beagleboard, and let's you power it and any circuits or other modules like the BeagleTouch that you might have snapped on top of it for 4-6 hours depending on how much drain. If it's just the Beagleboard, it's about 6.5 hours.

Well, this is how *I* charge it - I typically charge 3-4 of them at once, running off of a USB "charging station", which is really just a 4-port USB hub that I've gutted, and wired up. The power is enough from this one USB hub to power 4 BeagleJuice's at a time.
Here's a video showing off my personal setup:

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Arduino Uno launched and connected to the TouchShield Slide

Hallelujah! Finally, an Arduino edition with a sufficiently Anglicized name that I can actually pronounce!

Introducing the Arduino Uno. Uno. Pronounced: "ooo-no"

Not "doooehmillahnoevuh" like the previous version of the Arduino. Just Arduino Uno. Arduino Uno. It's as if a million teachers, educators, students, hackers, and DIY'ers cried out out in unison, and were NOT silenced by the second syllable after tripping over their tongues!

Here's my first Arduino Uno, still sitting inside its box, with no idea what kind of heinous, mind-stretching, solder-busting torture it's about to go through in the coming months. If it only knew... it might stay inside it's little comfort box:

This is my first one, taken out of the box:
Here it is, sitting next to my trusty sidekick, the Illuminato Genesis. The Illuminato Genesis is still my go-to-board for high numbers of I/O requirements, and for a slightly faster speed:
Of course my first reaction was,... does it work with the TouchShield Slide? The answer was... yes, it most certainly does:
Justin just threw the Arduino Uno up over on the Liquidware Shop... and I uploaded some pictures over at the Flickr page. I'll be using the Arduino Uno in my upcoming projects, and will start seeing if there are any particular anomalies with my code samples, although I expect there not to be.

PS I like the new logo and color art too, nicely done, Team Arduino!