Archive for September, 2012

iPhone 5 Teardown

iFixit posted their teardown and as always it’s fascinating to look at. Chipworks did some analysis as well. Some observations: Easier to repair – Looks to be substantially easier to repair than previous iPhones. Major win. Broadcom nearly expunged? – Apple looks to be moving away from using Broadcom chips. The Broadcom BCM5976 touchscreen controller […]

On Apple Maps

Apple switching from Google Maps to its own “creation” is a pretty interesting move. By “creation” I of course mean a mashup of TomTom data and OpenStreetMap data among other sources with their own vector maps and 3D imaging. The 3D thing is a cool effect, but that’s all it is, an effect. I can’t […]

MakerBot Replicator 2

The MakerBot Replicatorâ„¢ 2 is pretty amazing when you think about it. I’m pretty certain there is a future in 3D printing. It may eventually even be the successor to physical mail in many cases. Simply order and print out your product. Perhaps the order will reimburse you the material used to output your product. […]

Chimp Paparazzi

Here’s something you don’t see every day. Laetitia Casta in a photoshoot with a chimpanzee behind the camera. Egotastic has the full set of photos. What a goofy yet clever idea. I might love monkeys. Image Credit: Egotastic

Boosted Boards

The Boosted Board is essentially a motorized skateboard with the purpose of being your vehicle of choice for the “last mile”. For example getting you from that train/bus to your destination. It’s a really clever idea with some pretty awesome engineering behind it. I’m skeptical it will catch on however. While it looks great in […]

Gorilla And A Little Girl

Here’s a fascinating story. This guy was so convinced gorillas are different than other animals. The article even note “[t]here is no record of a gorilla ever killing a human.” It’s really an amazing video to watch. Also: toddler + gorilla is a video you can’t loose with.

Apple’s A6 CPU It’s Own Design?

Anand Lal Shimpi blew my mind with a report: The A6 is the first Apple SoC to use its own ARMv7 based processor design. The CPU core(s) aren’t based on a vanilla A9 or A15 design from ARM IP, but instead are something of Apple’s own creation. I had just assumed Apple licensed the designs […]

Chrome Enables Do-Not-Track

Chrome finally added Do-Not-Track (DNT) to Chromium. They are the last major browser to complete implementation and start giving users a choice in terms of their preference to tracking. DNT isn’t a perfect solution as it has no enforcement. Regardless it’s a step in the right direction and empowers ad networks to respect users privacy […]

Guy Hand Feeds A Shark

So here’s someone who finds a shark and decides that trying to hand feed it is a good idea. Lucky to walk away from this. Having the video just makes it better.

iPhone 5 Thoughts

Some thoughts on the iPhone 5: Design – The black model is a bit of a departure having finally removed the metal ring that’s framed the iPhones of the past. It looks more subtle in white. Otherwise it’s the classic iPhone design, just longer. Dimensions – The larger screen will be nice, I suspect they’ve […]