Wednesday, December 18, 2013

TechTalk December 18th

Andrew Thomas joins me to to talk technology, gadgets and generally just cool stuff.

Here is the podcast of the show and you will want to share this.

Here is what we spoke about with the links.

App of the week?
Love this Calendar
Cool local app, met there guys at the hotel and restaurant show.

NOTE 3 & Gear
Android 4.3 WOW
2099 AED
The best price of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is 2099 AED at CrazyDealswhich is 30% less than the cost at Sharaf DG (2999 AED).
  • The phone runs on Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), powered withQuad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (LTE model) / Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 processor.
  • The phone has 5.7 inches display.
  • The phone has 13 MP camera and has 2 MP Secondary camera
  • The phone has 32 GB storage, 3 GB RAM of internal memory.

Now only: AED1,049.00
As with the Pebble and the Sony Smartwatch 2, the Galaxy Gear's main use is to notify you of happenings on your phone. With text messages, you'll be able to receive and reply using S Voice but with emails and Twitter notifications, there's no preview. You'll only be told that you need to check your phone and deal with it there.

Been testing out a pet dinosaur just intime for Christmas.

Check out the new MacPro! VERY COOL!
The new Mac Pro is the most unusual desktop device yet to emerge from the Apple stable. Standing 9.9 inches high and wrapped in an aluminium enclosure, it is one-eight the volume of the previous generation Mac Pro machine.
The new computer features 4-core, 6-core, 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon processors running at speeds up to 3.9 GHz, as well as two workstation-class AMD FirePro GPUs that deliver up to eight times the graphics performance of the new Mac Pro’s predecessor.
PCIe-based flash storage delivers sequential read speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional hard drives and, according to Apple, ECC DDR3 gives the new Mac up to 60Gbpx of memory bandwidth for seamlessly editing full-resolution 4k video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background.
The Mac Pro comes with six Thunderbolt 2 ports – each with up to 20Gbps of bandwidth per device – and can support up to 36 different peripherals, including the latest 4K displays.

Price and availability

From tomorrow, the Mac Pro is available with a 3.7 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of VRAM each, 12GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage starting at €3,099, including VAT (€2,519.51, excluding VAT); and with a 3.5 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of VRAM each, 16GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage starting at €4,099, including VAT (€3,332.52 excluding VAT).
Configure-to-order options include faster 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon E5 processors, AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of VRAM, up to 64GB of memory, and up to 1TB of PCIe-based flash storage.

Amazon experimenting with new delivery methods, saw this in 60 minutes, very cool

The power of LEGO!
Pneumatic Lego Turing Machine | MAKE

A must have I need one of these!
Big Rig Pedal Powered Desk Charges Your Laptop, Lets You Exercise While Working
The Big Rig is a large work desk and stationary bike combo that also happens to be a kinetic generator, producing power from your pedaling motions that you can use to charge gadgets, power laptops and electrocute yourself for whatever reason it might serve you.  Sure, you may laugh at someone who chooses to torture themselves with bicycling endlessly just to create trickles of power, but when the apocalypse happens and the power grid goes down, whoever owns one of [...]

Have not given the number of sensors around the home much thought
Plugging into the Power of Everyday Sensors | Experts' Corner | Big Think

One credit card to replace all other. Now got the funding.

What is this reason to do a home test?

Only on the usa but this could be a kick in the pants for other browsers. Use opera?

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