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Friday Fun: Air-Powered Lego Hot Rod

I have earlier shown some amazing Lego building projects on this blog, but this one is over the top: An Australian entrepreneur and Romanian tinkerer have built an air-powered full-size car out of LEGO. The car has homepage at www.superawesomemicroproject.com. Here is a video of that Life Size Lego Car Powered by Air. It is

Mobile future

I read just a moment ago an interesting analysis what to expect in the near future on computer and mobile devices fields. What does mobile scale mean? tells that some time in the next six months, the number of smartphones on earth will pass the number of PCs. This shouldn’t really surprise anyone: the mobile

Video sharing broke through to gaming

It seems this is clearly the year “video sharing” broke through to mainstream gaming. Youtube has a huge amount of different game commenting and play-through videos. Video sharing and broadcasting is also a key component in Xbox One and Playstation 4 in feature arsenal. People seem to love to share their gaming experience to to

Standardized Laptop Charger Approved By IEC

Yesterday evening tech news were all about Standardized Laptop Charger Approved By IEC. The IEC, the standards body which wrote the phone charger specification used in the EU, has approved a standardised laptop charger. IEC is optimistic that it will lead to a reduction in electronics waste and make it easier to find a replacement

Christmas gift tips

Christmas coming and different web publications give tips what to buy. Here are links to some high-tech gift ideas articles: 11 Holiday Gift Ideas for IT Executives: The holidays are here and if you are still shopping for gifts for the tech pro in your life (or maybe you’re making your own Christmas wish list),

The Serial Port: It Just Keeps Going

Just because new computers no longer include the venerable serial port doesn’t mean it’s dead. The Serial Port: It Just Keeps Going article tells (and I can agree to that that) in fact, the serial port is still thriving in many test instruments, industrial controls and medical devices. You’ll find RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 serial

Jolla phone first hands-on

Yesterday I got my hand on friend’s Jolla Sailfish OS smartphone. Jolla smartphone is the first handset that runs Jolla’s Sailfish OS, which is essentially a reworked version of Nokia’s now defunct Meego OS. The Sailfish OS is compatible with Android apps. The general quick fell on the phone is that it is pretty good

Smartphone Audio Quality Testing

We spend a lot of time watching and listening to our smartphones and tablets, but the audio quality of many such product seems to be quite bad. How to find out what is good and what is bad? The answer is testing. Smartphone Audio Quality Testing article tells how the audio quality of smart phones

If You Could See Cell Radio Signals

Your smartphone is an amazing piece of technology, but it would be nothing without a cellular network which gives you the ability to text, talk, and browse the web. You may not see most of the massive infrastructure used by your cellphone provider, but it’s there. What If You Could See Your Cellular Network? What

Finland Wins Christmas

22 Ways Finland Wins Christmas article shows with pictures that you won’t find anywhere more beautiful at this time of year. Most of those picture descriptions on the article are pretty accurate.