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Insurgency 2 Alpha Gamplay Trailer

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 07:32 PM PDT

Check out the gameplay from Insurgency 2.

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SlingPlayer survey hints at possible expansion to game consoles

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 07:10 PM PDT

We haven’t exactly been lacking in SlingPlayer-supporting devices as of late, but it looks like the placeshifting service could possibly be set to expand to an entirely new area: game consoles. That word comes from a new Sling survey obtained by Zatz Not Funny, which attempts to gauge customers’ interest in a SlingPlayer app for game consoles (it specifically asks if they own an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Wii). As you might expect, however, details are light beyond that, with the survey only mentioning that such an app would let you watch video from your SlingBox in full HD, and that you’d naturally be able to control it with your console’s controller. Of course, while it does come directly from Sling itself, it is also still just a survey, so we wouldn’t recommend getting your hopes up too much for the time being.

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SlingPlayer survey hints at possible expansion to game consoles

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 07:10 PM PDT

We haven’t exactly been lacking in SlingPlayer-supporting devices as of late, but it looks like the placeshifting service could possibly be set to expand to an entirely new area: game consoles. That word comes from a new Sling survey obtained by Zatz Not Funny, which attempts to gauge customers’ interest in a SlingPlayer app for game consoles (it specifically asks if they own an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Wii). As you might expect, however, details are light beyond that, with the survey only mentioning that such an app would let you watch video from your SlingBox in full HD, and that you’d naturally be able to control it with your console’s controller. Of course, while it does come directly from Sling itself, it is also still just a survey, so we wouldn’t recommend getting your hopes up too much for the time being.

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How to build a DIY perpetually-powered wireless outpost

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:27 PM PDT

Earlier this week, I had a mystery box of electronics and was looking for something to do with it. Thanks to Bryan from New Zealand, who asked about creating a wireless farm monitoring outpost…

The idea of a perpetual power supply comes up now and again, mostly in the context of a remote outpost. Naturally, the idea of creating mesh networks in the wild and digital dead drops appeal to my inner Bourne, but that's a story for a different day.

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This project is really broken out into two parts: the perpetual powering, and then doing something useful with the perpetual power.

Perpetual (Self-Replenishing) Power

I found a couple of Mike's old boat motor batteries, along with some 12V solar panels we had here in the lab. Since the batteries were 24V, I put the solar panels in series. Some back of the envelope math, along with my handy voltmeter, suggested that the solar panels could charge the batteries at about 200 mAH outside in the sun.

For the month of August, here in the Boston area, I get about 13.5 hours of sunlight. That means, each day, I'm storing about +2700 mA per day.

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Testing the system that I have in the mystery box (which I'll get to in a second), I'm burning a low of -75 mAH and a high of –150 mAH. It averages out to be about –100 mAH, or –2400 mA per day, for a net of +300 mA per day.

The massive batteries ensure that things will keep going for a while, even if I'm wrong about how much sun is getting through, and if there happens to be an unexpected volcanic cloud over Boston that day.

The Mystery Box (a.k.a. awesome Pelican case o' stuff)

I put the batteries in the box, along with a BeagleBoard xM, BeagleJuice 2nd Gen, and BeagleTouch, as well as a couple Arduinos to run sensors.

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Mystery Box

The Pelican case itself is designed to be waterproof, although I hacked the neoprene o-ring in the front to run wires out of a single location. For testing purposes, I have a light sensor hooked up to the Arduino, and I have an AT&T 3G setup running from the BeagleBoard, which is sharing that Internet connection over WiFi to create a wireless hotspot. (If you look carefully at the top, I stuffed a wireless router in there as well)

There are three key links here, which each deserve a separate blog post complete with code:

Light Sensor to Arduino
Arduino with Sensor to BeagleBoard
BeagleBoard to 3G (I'll write a blog about how to do this as well, but Dune made an excellent post, which got me started)

Towards the bottom, I also included a couple USB-powered speakers…  (Oh the possibilities! :-)

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Matt helped me dig a hole in the ground to bury the case, and then we ran some of the wires through a PVC contraption we made to mount the solar panels and WiFi antenna. It's not the neatest thing in the world, but it works.

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I've built a (mostly) perpetually-powered outpost, using a Pelican case, solar panels, some boat batteries, and an Android-powered BeagleBoard setup that converts a 3G cellular connection into a WiFi hotspot, all while logging and uploading sensor data. Now all I need is a coffee maker, and I'll basically have Starbucks!

Naturally Mike had a brilliant idea for a light sensor and speakers…after all, what farm outpost would be complete without a rooster's cockadoodledoo every morning. So I present to you, Mike's Digital Cock app :-)

Next week, I'll break out each piece of the project into distinct tutorials, especially the 3G cellular modem + BeagleBoard + Android component, which quite a few folks have been asking about.

What would you do with a remote, perpetually-powered wireless outpost? I'm planning to save this one for Halloween to have a robotic, motion-detecting scarecrow…

Post your thoughts to comments, or get a hold of me on twitter @liquidware, or over email at justin.huynh@liquidware.com

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For The Seven Dwarfs

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 05:58 PM PDT

For some odd reason the seven dwarfs used to go mining at night and I reckon they could put this Light Shovel to good use! Jokes aside, I think it is a clever idea to integrate lighting into the shovel stick. It could come in handy in mines or when for you have to use it at night. Plus if we can get it to somehow trap kinetic energy and put it to some use, it would be great! For now the concept looks it can be tweaked and toyed upon.

Light Shovel is a 2012 iF Design Talents Entry.

Designer: Shenfen Wang

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Bell & Ross BR 01 Casino Watch

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 04:26 PM PDT

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I am not a gambler but gaming can be fun. So fun that a lot of high-end watch brands have devised casino-themed timepieces that either suggest or directly emulate gaming. A popular example was the Girard-Perregaux Jackpot Tourbillon of several years ago. It had a tourbillon, actual slot machine, and cost over 0,000. More recently, Christophe Claret offered his extremely complicated 21 Blackjack watch with a roulette, dice, and blackjack game all in one timepiece. There have been watches that focus on everything from poker to simply being in a casino. This Bell & Ross BR01-92  Casino is all about roulette.

The world first saw this timepiece back in 2011 when Bell & Ross created a piece unique Casino watch for the Only Watch auction. That version was in mostly gold, but a consumer version was released with the more standard red, green, and black colors of a traditional roulette wheel. Unlike some other pieces that whimsically allow you to play a game with your watch, the Bell & Ross BR01 Casino is about using a roulette wheel to tell the time.

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As I mentioned in the past, the watch is based on a few other limited edition watches Bell & Ross created as part of their BR01 “Instrument series.” These watches are directly inspired by non-timing instruments in cockpits such as the BR01 Radar watch. Though this watch is based on a game not an instrument. The watch uses three discs to tell the time. Reading it is not exactly what I would call simple, but it is effective given the theme, and allowing the dial to look as much like a roulette wheel as possible. You have the outer ring that indicates the minutes (read via the green “0″ indicator), the middle ring with the ball (as the indicator) to read the hours, and a smaller inner ring for the seconds. Given what the BR01 Casino purports to be, it is not that difficult to read.

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The concept of the watch is a real curio. It is a lifestyle watch for casino dwellers and not the typical BR01 aviator timepiece that the watch is based on. The case is the same 46mm wide PVD black steel case, but the dial makes it something totally different. It is weird, and it is polarizing, but it is also well-executed given its purpose in life.

Seeing the worlds of aviation and gaming come together is amusing. For this reason we created the above image of the typical Bell & Ross BR01 “spokesperson” (though he is usually quite silent due to the helmet) enjoying himself at the tables (original image credit here). The Bell & Ross BR01 Casino is limited to 100 pieces and are found in various Bell & Ross retailers around the world. If you are interested I am told that Horologio in Las Vegas (in the Venetian) has these watches in stock.

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Nikon Coolpix L610 16-megapixel Compact Digicam

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 04:04 PM PDT

Nikon Coolpix L610 16-megapixel Compact Digicam

The Nikon Coolpix L610 is equipped with a 16-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and a 14x optical zoom lens. The camera is also able to capture Full HD video. What makes the Coolpix L610 special is that it is powered by AA batteries. Other features include a 25-350mm equivalent lens with two ED glass elements and Vibration Reduction, a dedicated movie record button, a mini HDMI port and a 3-inch rear-facing display. The Nikon Coolpix L610 will be released in September 2012 for 9.95 a pop. [Nikon]


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Apple reportedly price matching iPhone discounts from carriers and other retailers

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 04:04 PM PDT

Apple reportedly price matching iPhone discounts from carriers and other retailers

According to a leaked screengrab hosted up at MacRumors, Apple retail shops now have the authority to price match carrier and rival retail discounts on iPhone. Specifically, the note informs employees that prices from Best Buy, “carriers,” Radio Shack and Target can be matched, with .01 seeming to be the savings across the board. Curiously, places like Wirefly, Amazon, Negri Electronics and even Walmart aren’t mentioned, so we wouldn’t recommend trying to work the price down based on ads seen from any of those. The note also mentions the iPhone 4 and 4S exclusively, and we’re fairly sure this sort of goodwill won’t ever been applied to iPad, Mac hardware or pretty much any other Apple kit. Of course, crazier things have happened. We’ve reached out to Apple for comment, and will update this article should it choose to reply.

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BlackBerry Windows Phone Pro

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 02:47 PM PDT

We all know that BlackBerry needs to either hitch a ride with someone like Microsoft or come out with a smashing BB OS 10. If we take on the first scenario and pair BB with Microsoft, then RIM's baby is a magnificent Windows Phone Pro, which has the possibility of including all things good from BB tools and MS Office apps. The potential of the BlackBerry Wind concept sounds too good, imagine the ultimate professional phone bearing the security and agility of BlackBerry along with the competence of MS Office.

As the designer explains, this combination will be more attractive for developers, increasing significantly the number application proposed on the now called Windows Phone Store. BlackBerry Wind signifies "Wind of change" and the new OS "WINDows" and exemplifies elegance and sobriety.

The chamfered corners (On the top and the bottom) give a swift recognition of the product, and the wide polycarbonate line on the back (Which comes on the front to highlight the speaker and create the Windows Phone OS key) increases the identity of the smartphone.

Designer: Valentin Gallard

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Microsoft reportedly settles on ‘Windows 8′ as replacement for ‘Metro’

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 02:27 PM PDT

We’ve already heard that Microsoft was temporarily using “Windows 8-style UI” as a substitute for “Metro” now that the latter is on the outs, and it looks like may now have a permanent replacement. According to some unnamed sources speaking to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft has decided to simply use “Windows 8″ as a name for all things once known as Metro. That means “Metro-style applications” will now be known as “Windows 8 applications,” and that the “Metro user interface” will now be the “Windows 8 user interface.” What’s more, Foley also notes that the phrase “Windows 8 apps” has already turned up on the promo page for Lenovo’s new ThinkPad Tablet 2, which also indicates that the traditional Windows 8 apps will simply be known as “desktop” apps to distinguish the two. We’ll keep you posted if we hear more on the change from Microsoft itself.

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