Sharetapes are physical cards that contain NFC chips and QR codes so they can play mixtapes on smartphones and tablets. Using your existing platforms like Spotify, YouTube, 8tracks and more, you can create personalised playlists which will then be saved onto your very own Sharetape by hitting record at sharetapes.com.
Canonical introduces the Ubuntu tablet interface, which will compete with Android, iOS, and Windows with its own take on multitasking and advanced security features. Canonical claims that future versions of Ubuntu will be able to run an Ubuntu app across four different user interfaces (desktop, TV, smartphone and tablet) with no need for special programming for each version. Users can start testing the interface on Feb. 21, when the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu will be published with installation instructions for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets, as well as smartphones such as the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus. The new Ubuntu tablet OS can be differentiated with partner branding, content, services and apps and has been specifically designed with operator and OEM customisation in mind. Watch the promotional video about the Ubuntu Tablet OS and see it in action. Canonical explains: “Our unique interface design scales from the phone to the tablet, and works equally well on pocketable consumer-oriented tablets from 7″ up, and full-blown media or enterprise tablets with screens from 10″ to 20″ and high definition resolution. And since there are no physical buttons needed beyond the power switch, you have more flexibility for incredible device design with Ubuntu than any other platform today.”
The Metaphys Ienami Planters from Japan are micro landscape planters look like a row of tiny houses (Ienami refers to row of houses in Japanese) and have rooftop gardens for planting and growing small foliage like moss or succulents.
The onE Puck by Epiphany is a mobile power generator that can be used like a coaster for your hot or cold beverage. "With the Epiphany onE Puck, your phone will never die again. This compact heat engine will simplify your life and benefit the world!"
Death Wish Coffee is some serious coffee, not for the week. The company claims to have "found a coffee bean with close to 200% the amount of caffeine as your typical coffee shop coffee." Death Wish Coffee's website is perhaps predictably adorned with the image of a skull and crossbones and comes with a pointed warning: Disclaimer: This is not your regular morning coffee. This is not your store bought coffee. You will not find this coffee at your local diner or at your sissy Starbucks. Death Wish Coffee is the most highly caffeinated premium dark roast organic coffee in the world. This is Extreme Coffee, not for the weak. Consider yourself warned. Available now at amazon.
This extraordinary video looks back on the 3rd year of operation of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The observatory has continued to return breathtaking pictures and movies of eruptive events on the sun. These images are more than just pretty. By highlighting different wavelengths of light, scientists can track how material on the sun moves. Such movement, in turn, holds clues as to what causes these giant explosions.