Author: Lindsworth

Lindsworth is a Radio Frequency and Generator Maintenance Technician who has a knack for writing about his work, which is in the Telecoms Engineering Field. An inspired writer on themes as diverse as Autonomous Ants simulations, Power from Lightning and the current Tablet Wars.
Comeback Kids: The Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer – Price no Object but Design Is
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Comeback Kids: The Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer – Price no Object but Design Is

The 7” Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer, the successor to the Chumby, a device with a similar form factor launched in April 2010 also had a similar aim, which was to replace your boring old alarm clock with a device that provided summarized versions of your favourite websites on a touch-centric interface. Certainly beats damaging your clock when waking in the morning, albeit a tad on the expensive for a do-it-all apps driven clock replacement, coasting in at a price of US$150 when compared to alternatives of a similar ilk. Here is the motley crue for comparison: the Counter Culture, the US$85 Numbers Clock, the US$30 Clamshell Alarm Clock, the US$45 Modern Gears Table Alarm Clock, the US$45 Clocky by Nanda Home, the US$38 Lexon On Off Alarm Clock and the Chumby Classic, the predecesso...
Comeback Kids: Microsoft Kin – Design is Everything
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Comeback Kids: Microsoft Kin – Design is Everything

The Microsoft Kin, incarnated in the form of the Kin One and the Kin Two, its larger sibling (next of Kin, get it?), launched in April of 2010 was originally intended to be a Social Networking smart phone, based on the fact that it was launched in a night club with neon green festoons back in April of 2009. This was effectively a tell-tale sign of its intended target demographic: Generation Y [ages 14 to 27] and Generation X [ages 28 to 45] who are into Social Networking, albeit apps already existed that made most smart phone Social Networking ready. Based on technology from smart phone maker Danger, makers of the T-Mobile SideKick, a company which Microsoft acquired for a pretty penny, the Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two Social Networking smart phones made by Korean smart phone maker Sharp ...
Microsoft Kin, Sony Dash, Chrome OS and Google Nexus One – The Comeback Kids
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Microsoft Kin, Sony Dash, Chrome OS and Google Nexus One – The Comeback Kids

In the world of Consumer electronics, most products that do not live up to their marketing and advertising hype and catch on with a massive number of customers are relegate to the scrapheap with the sign in big red letters stenciled “Fail!” Forgotten and disused, they are usually utilized by a diehard legion of fans who share, for some strange reason, a kinship with the Developers and Designers (and each other) for the product. One such product comes easily to mind in the form of the Sony Walkman, which died on Monday October 25th 2010 as the Sony Plant in Japan that made them for the past thirty one (31) years decided to call it quits, having been made obsolete by Digital MP3 players years prior. They only kept making them because their is a legion of followers of the product, which...
The American Race towards Alternative Energy
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The American Race towards Alternative Energy

It seems that the Entire World is in an incredible rush to switch away from Fossil Fuels, particularly in the United States of America. Not only are they going All-Electric Vehicles (EV’s for short), the 2010 Nissan Leaf, 2010 Chevy Volt and her siblings, the 2010 Mitsubishi iMiEV and the 2010 Toyota Rav 4 being notable examples, but they are also making similar transitions to Alternative Energy in their Domestic Power Utility Companies. This transition to All-Electric Vehicles is of course being spurred by not only concerns over efficiency as well as fears of American money winding up in the hands of Saudi Arabian funded Terrorist States, but also because President Barack Obama has the American Auto Industry over a barrel, as they owe the US Government nearly US$50 billion in bailout mone...
Chinese Crisis in Rare Earth Metals – Afghanistan is Silicon Valley’s Savior
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Chinese Crisis in Rare Earth Metals – Afghanistan is Silicon Valley’s Savior

The new All-Electric Vehicle, the Japanese 2011 Nissan Leaf is a beauty to behold and an even more amazing experience to drive, if you take no offence to its exterior looking a lot like a 2010 Honda Fit. Yes Car Enthusiasts, finally something for you! The vehicles is set to be a sure fire hit with Japanese car owners, what with reports of Nissan Leaf seeing black on their balance sheets and  - finally – the golf cart quiet Nissan Leaf getting a noise make that you can customize. Thus, one can imagine, if you are creatively inclined, pre-loading a sound file into your ultra modern, ultra quiet 2011 Nissan Leaf to make it have the throaty roar of a Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 or even a 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8. What’s not to love about this car, reminiscent of the Volkswagen VW Beetle and i...
Digital Video and Music Piracy – A Land grab for Taxes on the Internet
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Digital Video and Music Piracy – A Land grab for Taxes on the Internet

A buzz of excitement is in the air as everyone is making a push for 4G. Or at least what they suppose is 4G. Before I begin, it is good to note at this point, lest we forget, that these competing technologies are not yet 4G, as that seal of approval can only be bestowed by the ITU (International Telecommunications Union), the Telecommunications arm of the UN (United Nations) which has indicated that WiMax and LTE, more specifically WiMax 2 (IEEE 802.16m), are indeed 4G, albeit not officially, according to the ITU. The ITU’s conditionality is simple: Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM), effectively the same signal multiplexing inherent in WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access), a descendant of CDMA Networks and speed capability demonstrable in achieving 100MBps and hig...
MacBook Air and FLASH-based Hard Drives: The Quest for Instant On
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MacBook Air and FLASH-based Hard Drives: The Quest for Instant On

History is always a good thing to sequester when dealing with electronic gadgets, and Apple Inc. is no exception. They always deliver the goods, be it a new device, the Apple iPad, the Apple iPhone 4, refreshed Apple iPod Nano, Apple iPod Touch, Apple iPod Shuffle, and the Apple iTV all deserving of their own special blog articles - as soon as they become newsworthy, as all the Tech News uproar is STILL Tablet- centric, Silicon Valley still smarting from its sudden appearance out of nowhere, tackled, like American football, to the ground straight out of left field. But the spotlight is still on the recent “one more thing” event hosted by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, in which invitations were sent out, shaped like an Apple Logo being cut out of paper, turnstile 3D oriented and an image of a L...
Samsung Galaxy – Apple iPad’s Contender for Christmas
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Samsung Galaxy – Apple iPad’s Contender for Christmas

{35:22} And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, [and] brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold: and every man that offered [offered] an offering of gold unto the LORD. Exodus 35 vs 22, King James Version Just goes to show you that contrary to what Apple CEO Steve Jobs may say about the origins of the Apple iPad, his was not the first, as, amusingly, the Biblical reference suggests otherwise. Throw in the fact that Microsoft originally suggested the tablet form factor along with the idea of the Home Entertainment system back in the 90’s, and you get a picture of a Silicon Valley that is a poster boy for Copyright Infringing and all its ills. Microsoft came out with the much anticipated Courier Tablet aroun...