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.
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%
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, 27 June 2011
Thursday, 23 June 2011
I adore dressing up, even if it means I look slightly ridiculous. I am wearing a Topshop dress, an All Saints skirt with my favourite Alice in Wonderland hat xxx
Friday, 17 June 2011
Sunday, 12 June 2011
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Each year, I head out to Maker Faire, thinking I’ve seen it all, but I know that can’t be true. And year after year…well, I haven’t been disappointed yet! Besides enjoying some quality time in the gorgeous California sun, we managed to get our project demos up and running for the event.
Here’s the booth, with Will and Francis doing some final setup work on the projects.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Maker Faire without Gerard’s Paella, which also makes for a great excuse to meet and mingle with some fellow makers:
By Saturday, we had a chance to deck out the booth with the RC “street view” car, affectionately named Zippy :)
The car had a PS3 Eye camera strapped on to stream video out onto the BeagleBoard and BeagleTouch, which was something I only dreamed of doing as a kid. DIY tech has come a long way since!
Speaking of DIY (and open source) tech, it’s pretty neat to see that the Arduino hasn’t lost any steam. Google put together an Android Accessory Development Kit that they were giving out.
It comes with an Arduino Mega-based board with an onboard USB host and USB OTG port, and the Accessory Demo Shield (bottom). The Accessory Demo Shield is especially neat…it’s like the ultimate controller/debugger shield, all in one. Buttons, relays, servo connectors, joystick and even a touch sensor! It puts a whole new spin on the kinds of Android/Beagle/Arduino projects I want to do…
Back at the booth, Will, Francis and I met a lot of hackers who stopped by to play around with the projects.
Each of us had a few moments to sneak away from the booth (in shifts) to wander through the Faire and check out what everyone else was up to.
I think this was the best country stage ever…the front porch if an old Western house.
A little steampunk and futuristic in a video-game kinda way, there’s nothing that stops you in your tracks like a robot sculpture that shoots fire. All I could say was…wow!
And the most efficient four-wheeler ever- a new take on the tandem bike. I would love to have one of these, and maybe even mount an enclosure on this. I wonder what a cross-country road trip on this human powered car would be like. Probably fun and a great exercise :)
That’s all I pulled off the camera for now, and I’ll upload more pictures to Flickr when I get them. Thanks again to all the makers and hackers who stopped by, and I’ll be on the edge of my seat waiting for the next Maker Faire!
Monday, 6 June 2011