Find your way, no matter where you are

July 10, 2012

GPS is great and has helped nearly everyone at one stage or another to find their way.

The problem is that it doesn’t work indoors and all the mapping companies are working hard on finding a solution so you can find your way around the shopping mall or the supermarket.

Now there is a new kid on the block called IndoorAtlas.

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Developed by a team at Finland’s University of Oulu, their method relies on identifying the unique geomagnetic field of every location on Earth to get positioning through a mobile device.

It is very accurate, to less than 6.6 feet, and it can work without triangulations of wireless signals and at any location. IndoorAtlas has already conducted tests in a mine 4,593 feet deep.

Geomagnetic location-finding is already available through an Android API, so hopefully there will be plenty of apps coming our way soon.

Check out the video below for a brief explanation.

@maniac13


Editing Audio the easy way

June 25, 2011

what if you could treat an audio file the same way you could treat a photoshop file?

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Spectral Layers which at the moment is in Alpha Stage 2 promises just that. The software has the ability to use multiple layers, work with multi-channel audio as well as surround sound, and extract individual voices, instruments, or any other noises.

Check out the video and see for yourself

Spectral Layers from DIVIDE FRAME on Vimeo.

@maniac13


My Windows 7 experience

January 21, 2009

I installed a pre-beta of Windows 7 a while back in a Virtual machine and back then I already had the impression of it being more stable and faster then my host environment.

now I recently got my laptop back which had some issues with its display and needed repair and I decided to install Windows 7 on it to give it a bit of a closer look.

Here I will be talking about Installation, User Experience, things I like and things I don’t like.

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The Lightswitch of the future?

December 1, 2008

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Flipping on a light switch usually doesn’t require much in the way of cranial fortitude, but mount three or four of the things in a row and it’s always a gamble to flick the right one.

Japanese graphic designer Mac Funamizu feels your shame, imagining a conceptual wall-mounted touchpad to end the confusion and inadvertent light shows. With his invention you’d simply drag your finger toward the light you want to turn on, do it again to turn it off, or make a circular sweep to illuminate the whole room.

Not a bad idea I say – there are some more pics here.