This is the conceptual AIRE mask. The idea is that you just strap it to your face and charge your iPhone simply by breathing. The Hannibal Lector look is just an added bonus! No word if breathing heavy like a f***ing creeper makes it charge any faster.
The AIRE mask is a concept that hails from the mind of Joao Paulo Lammoglia, where it will rely on the power of your breath, converting it to electricity thanks to tiny wind turbines. All you need to do is ensure the AIRE mask remains connected to an iOS-powered device, breathe as usual, and you are good to go.
You know what they need to invent? A phone that charges itself by talking and texting. Just kidding, I don’t care if that ever exists or not. Now jetpacks on the other hand — those things need to happen YESTERDAY. And speaking of things that happened yesterday… “You shit your pants on drive home from work again?” You can’t anticipate traffic!
Joao’s Website via AIRE mask charges iPhone with your breath [ubergizmo]
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Answer by Oscar GomezCall them.
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Microsoft covered a lot of ground this morning, giving us a look at the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, the new OS running on ARM tablets, and the Windows Store. If you’ve read our live coverage and hands-on articles and still want more, you’re in luck: Redmond has posted videos of the event on its website for streaming or download. Head on over here to see it all for yourself.
All sorts of Android manufacturers have had to answer for the locked bootloaders in their devices, and now we’ve gotten a bit of insight into Verizon’s view of the subject. It seems Big Red has responded to a formal complaint one customer filed with the FCC for the carrier’s policy of allowing handsets with locked bootloaders on its network. Apparently, open bootloaders would allow users to make changes to their phones and use software that “could negatively impact how the phone connects with the network” and “the wireless experience for other customers.” So, there you have it folks, Verizon encourages OEMs to lock down handsets to provide you with a better experience and top-notch customer service. Head on down to the source link to get a gander at the letter, and feel free to sound off on Verizon’s consumer-friendly stance in the comments below.
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A research team with members from University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania has been investigating the feasibility of what they call “computational sprinting,” a technique by which existing chips could be made to operate at hugely increased speeds for short periods of time. They have concluded that “it is indeed possible to engineer such a system.”
Not the best of news to readers who were hoping for these sprinting chips to hit the market next year, but the news shouldn’t be set aside just because at the moment the implementation is theoretical. It could change the way you use your devices.
The processing and storage in our phones, usually in system on a chip form, have been gaining speed for the last few years, but there are a few physical restrictions that prevent them from working at full capacity. First there is the fact that fast chips require a lot of power, and battery technology isn’t up to the task.
Then there is the heat generated by these chips — our laptops and desktops have lots of space for air to move, by comparison, and fans to usher hot air out and cool air in. Phones don’t have those luxuries, so the amount of work they can do at any given time is limited. The transistors on the chips can’t be active for long or they’ll cause too much heat and melt themselves or surrounding components.
But the kinds of things that require a large exertion from the processor are rarely sustained for long: converting the information from a camera sensor to a JPEG, or unpacking a compressed file. The researchers asked themselves whether they could design a chip that could spin up to a much higher speed, but only for a limited time, as the heat generated would be, for the system, immense. The transistors involved would have to “rest” afterward.
Their research suggests that a chip could be designed with (in their implementation) 15 additional cores sitting dormant, but available to be activated instantly for a full second, pushing the device to ten times its “resting” speed. The heat generated would be handled by non-traditional means, like a phase-change heatsink.
The implications of being able to put a processor into overdrive for just a second are huge. Loading assets into RAM, reading and decompressing files, tasks which often slow the launch or operation of an app, could be blasted through and the phone returned to a normal state once the heavy lifting was done.
Whether the researchers’ model or another will be used, the concept of a sprinting CPU seems sound. Others are implementing ideas that seem parallel (so to speak) to this one: multiple cores, specialty on-call silicon, and ARM’s big-little chips.
The paper was presented yesterday at an event in New Orleans; the researchers are Arun Raghavan and Milo Martin at Penn, with Thomas Wenisch, Marios Papaefthymiou, Kevin Pipe, Yixin Luo, and Anuj Chandawalla, from Michigan.
Question by qanda15: How can I buy apps for my iPad without them automatically going onto my iPhone? I have a Macbook, iPhone, and iPad. I want the apps to be separate though so if I get a new app for my iPad, it won’t also be placed on my iPhone. What should I do?
Answer by ZippospeedIf you are talking about iCloud sync, then just go to settings>store and flick the apps switch to off. Then your iPhone will stop downloading apps automatically unless you enable again.
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