Saturday, 31 December 2011

Nigerian Builds Car Using Locally Sourced Parts

Engineer Okpere built a car using locally sourced parts! He could be Nigeria's own Henry Ford if he is rightly supported. Nigerians are hard working people but we hardly invest our talents and thoughts in positive things. We thank God for people like Engineer Okpere. I hope he gets what he needs to be able to build a successful industry.


Watch Video Below...

Thursday, 29 December 2011

My Favourite Screen Saver so far - Colour Clock

I got tired of screensavers years ago. They got old and boring. But the Colour Clock, rekindled my love for screen savers. I actually leave my computer unattended so my screensaver could start up and I would just stare at it...lol
This screen saver is beautiful to look at ^_^.

Works on PCs and Macs. See it in action here. Click the tab below the time to see the hexadecimal value.




The background colour changes according to the corresponding hexadecimal  value




Fluid flight robot (Wii Remote controls wings by movement)

Electric 'Whill' for manual wheelchairs

A team of Japanese inventors have created a device which transforms a manual wheelchair into an electric mobility device that can reach speeds up to 20km/h powered by a lithium battery.
The device (Whill) just needs to be clamped to an existing wheelchair to get it get it started.
The Whill uses intuitive manoeuvring gestures. For example, by applying force to certain areas of the control panel(situated in front of the user), you can slow down or speed up the device.






Wednesday, 28 December 2011

WebDesign #Alpha

I will be posting cool websites once in a while and I will label them with NATO spelling alphabets :-)

Creative Website
Designer: Martin Gauer 


Check out the website here

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Green Pavement makes Electricity

Paving slabs that convert energy from people's footsteps into electricity are set to help power Europe's largest urban mall, at the 2012 London Olympics site.

The recycled rubber "PaveGen" paving slabs harvest kinetic energy from the impact of people stepping on them and instantly deliver tiny bursts of electricity to nearby appliances. The slabs can also store energy for up to three days in an on-board battery, according to its creator.












The Potential
"Up to 52,000 people per hour pass through busy train stations. The average person takes around 200 million steps in their lifetime."

Sunday, 18 December 2011

See through catalog Model's clothing - Moosejaw X-Ray App

This is an Augmented reality App which uses your mobile device's camera and some augmented reality trickery to grant you X-ray vision, as you scan both female and male models' bodies in the catalog. All you have to do is position your device over the catalog pages (MooseJaw's Catalogue tho ).  Source: Gizmag


Moosejaw X-Ray App from Gary Wohlfeill on Vimeo.


Fly like Iron Man with Flyboard


"This ingenious and deceptively simple device bolts on to the powerful motor of a jet ski, then routes the resulting water jet through a long hose that connects to a pair of jet boots and hand-held stabilizers. The arrangement lets you fly, Iron Man style, up to 9 meters in the air - or leap headfirst through the waves like a human dolphin. The best part? You can buy it for under 5000 Euro (US$6700). That is, once Franky digs his way out from under the avalanche of orders he's going to come home to." - Gizmag


Read more about it here

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Jide Odukoya - Nigerian Photographer

Jide Odukoya runs a very interesting blog which depicts Nigeria in diverse ways. He has a lot of amazing shots which keeps me glued every time and he also opened my eyes to aspects of Nigeria I had no idea about.

www.JideOdukoya.com/blog
Pure Water


Street Kids

View more pictures below>>>

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Dictionary extension for Google Chrome

Free!
So easy, intuitive and cool. 

View definitions easily as you browse the web.


With this extension, you can:
1) Double-click any word to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble.
2) View the complete definition of any word or phrase using the toolbar dictionary.




Thursday, 1 December 2011

Youtube's new look




Unlike other major website revamps, I really like this new look.
(Y)




Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Maths Is Fun. This is a bloody good Maths website

This website makes maths very very understandable; the basic maths anyway.


Saturday, 12 November 2011

6 iPhone Games Children will Love

I love children a lot and I enjoy playing with them.
One of the ways in which I keep them busy, which also seems to be a big hit, is engaging them in iPhone games.
"The digital age is taking over the toys " #Random
Anyway, these are some of the games that the kids I have played with love.


         Mouth Off
£0.69
This is so silly.






£0.69

You  can change iChalky's face to anybody's face.





£0.69
SmackTalk! is the original voice-altering app that features an animated guinea pig, puppy, kitten, and chihuahua that repeat what you say in high-pitched squeaky and now low-pitched freaky voices *in real-time* for hours of hilarious laughter. Works in every language!


Sunday, 30 October 2011

The Future Fridge


It's not just a concept, it has a working prototype! :o



Saturday, 29 October 2011

Bottle of bleach and water PRODUCE LIGHT!


Another amazing solar invention.
Just Watch!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Nigerian Movie App on Android (Afrinolly)





African movies in your pocket! Watch movie trailers of movies produced in the african movie markets, most especially Nollywood.
Afrinolly brings to you the latest news and gist/gossips about movies, music and celebs in Africa on your Android Smartphones/Tabs.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Free iPhone games (good games)

These are some of the apps I have played and enjoy. I didn't have much time to elaborate on the apps but there are links to the game-play of each app below it's description. Trust me, all these apps are really good(to me anyway). Enjoy

If you do not have Angry Birds Rio, you are on a long thing. I prefer Angry birds Rio to the classic Angry Birds (i think that's what it's called) .
Super cool game.






Fruit Ninja

5 star game. Fun! Must have. After playing this free version, you would probably want to buy the full game.


watch the gameplay



Thursday, 6 October 2011

Steve Jobs, we will miss you :-(

He was an inspiration, not only to the technological industry, but to the world in general.

Indeed a great loss

May his soul rest in Peace





Wednesday, 5 October 2011

iLove this App. Dictionary!

I enjoy finding out new words, meanings, spellings and so on. And this app could not be any better.

  • You don't have to be on-line to use it.
  • It's fast
  • It has synonyms 
  • You can also look up any word on the integrated Wiktionary

Dictionary!

Friday, 30 September 2011

NEW Amazon Kindle Fire (Tablet)

 Amazon announced their new Kindle on the 29th of September, called the Kindle Fire.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Cloud App. Dropbox


 Dropbox. An on-line disk space/ hard drive



  • Create an account
  • Download Dropbox onto your laptop, desktop, mobile phone and any other supporting devices.
"After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your iPhone and iPad and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.

Read your docs or flip through your albums when you're out and about. Save photos or videos to your Dropbox and share them with friends in just a couple taps. Even if you accidentally leave your iPhone in a taxi, your stuff is always safe on Dropbox." -Dropbox

How Much Energy Do Your Home Appliances Use? VISIUALISATION


With this data visualisation tool, you can see how much power each of your appliances use. You can also see how much it costs ($) and how much it consumes in gallons of gas.

Clicking on various appliances turns them on or off. An overall energy consumption rate is calculated in the lower right corner of the tool.

A hair dryer uses more power than a room air conditioner. O_o

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Nice Advert for Nissan Leaf Electric car


Electric cars are a  great idea, but how is the electricity produced? 
I believe electricity production would be a lot cleaner in the near future anyway.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

SmartSpace Food Dispencer

Wall Dispenser by Zevro



Cool Space saving food dispenser. 
Really good for anyone who is looking to maximize space or make their kitchen look modern.
Buy it here

Solar Hand-Bag. Charges your phone during the day




Unlike most solar hand-bags and backpacks, this one doesn't look that bad.

The Solar Handbag from Diffus, a Danish design studio, integrates 100 "solar sequins" in a pattern that ladies may actually find socially acceptable, perhaps even attractive. During the day, the bag is capable of generating 2 watts of power, enough to charge many portable gadgets. After the sun sets, however, any leftover energy is redirected to a set of optical fibers, which glow whenever you open the bag to search for mascara, ABC gum stuffed in crumbled receipts, or whatever else you've decided may never leave your side. There's no word on whether the bag will actually come to market, but if it does go to production, it may just end up being affordable, given that many handbag budgets far exceed the amount we set aside for gadgets. -Engadget

Monday, 5 September 2011

Funky-Music Apps (Must have!)

  • The  first music app I'm going to briefly talk about is iAmBeatbox. This app is too cool. You can make sick beats with this thing just by moving the 'gems' around the grid. It's a lot of fun. Let this video demonstrate a little. 



Saturday, 3 September 2011

Anime Artist based in Kaduna, Nigeria. (Ibrahim Idris.)

-His name is Ibrahim Idris.
-26 years old.
I stumbled on a post about him on a blog and I was so impressed. It feels good to see a Nigerian doing such a good job. *sigh*

Cool Photo-editing Apps

In the next few days, I will be posting some cool apps you must should have on your phone. I use an iPhone btw. If you don't have an iPhone, don't lose hope yet, as you can find similar apps on your own platform(Most of the time) :-)




"ColorSplash is super easy and fun to use. You simply use your finger as a brush to remove or bring back the original color from regions of your image. Using a two finger pinching gesture you can quickly zoom in and out in order to work on fine details or larger areas."


This is was what I was able to do with the app.... B-)

It was free when i got it... Even if it costs anything now, It shouldn't be much. Try it!



Tuesday, 7 June 2011

17 year old student sells Kidney for iPad....

A 17 year old student from China, wanted an iPad so much that he sold one of his kidneys.
Apparently, he made a deal with a broker online and then, an arrangement was made, his kidney was removed and he got paid 20,000 Yuan(approximately $3000).
When his mother saw the iPad 2 she was surprised that he had one; due to the high cost in China. She then discovered the horror story and notified the authorities of how it all transpired.

O_o

iPhone's announces BBM Competittor "iMessage".

A new service from Apple called iMessage, that is pretty much identical to RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger client has been announced at its World Wide Developers Confrence. iMessage will let you send and receive text messages, photos, and contacts from other iOS users. Group messaging and read/unread/typing notifications (which are staples of BBM) can also be found in iMessage.

This could be really bad for RIM(Blcakberry) as the Blackberry Messenger is a massive selling point for the Blackeberry phone. Let's see how it goes.
Go Apple!

Monday, 23 May 2011

Read It Later: Read webpages Offline

If you have so much to do, or you are just feeling lazy to read a biography, an article, or any webpage at all, Read it Later allows you to save webpages so you can 'Read It Later' offline. So, for some people in naija who have epileptic internet services and need to read as much as possible before it's too late, this will come in quite handy.

It is available on Blackberrys, Android phones, iPhone/iPods, All browsers(Firefox's is better)
Try it! It's free..   Read It Later

GBN Rating:★★★★

Find, Buy & Sell anything on DealFish Nigeria.



This is a very cool site. It's just like ebay.  You can search for products(new & old), events, courses, jobs... Any thing at all; as long as it is listed. You can post and sell your own product/services when you register or you could just window shop (It's actually fun). 

The site was launched months ago in Nigeria although it has been also launched earlier in other African countries. 

I really like the whole idea and the site itself. But make sure whoever you are dealing with is credible.
Check it out   DealFish


Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1- "The iPad 2 killer?"


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the successor to the Samsung  Galaxy Tab, may be the worthy competitor to the Apple iPad2. I get excited when I see fierce competition. :D

I am an Apple fan-boy, but this might just change my mind.

This new tablet device, which will be released June 8th 2011(in the US), runs the Android 3.0 or 3.1. It is very responsive, very gorgeous, very thin and very light. Unlike the rest of the tablets out there, this seems to be of more quality and I am just excited about this product. Trust me, this will be big.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Google Skecthup - Create 3d Models for free(So Easy)



For those 3D fanatics, architecturally inclined and those who just love drawing, this is definitely for you. First of all, it is a Google product so expect intuitive quality, it's quite easy to use, especially when you follow these tutorials. And finally, it's free!. Don't you just love free stuff?  :)
You can design almost anything with it. From buildings to automobiles, to devices... the list goes on.

Just download and enjoy
Google Sketchup

GBN RATING:★★★★

Toe Mouse









Another cool gadget for the upper-limb disabled group.
Very Creative.
GBN RATING:★★★

Monday, 4 April 2011

Forget you(cee Lo Green) iPad Cover


Enjoy this creativity.
Ben Powell Sketchbook 

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Solar Cooker in Africa. Amazing


I am crazy about solar energy and anything energy efficient. So this really got me hooked

It's so amazing how something so cheap, simple and natural can do what seems to be so complex in the developed world. 
I think if more funds are spent on researching this cool Gadget, it could be the next big thing.

It's *energy efficient* 
It's cheap to produce ( just cardboard, foil paper and ropes-I think)
Enjoy!







Nollywood Comes To Youtube



Nollywood lovers, this is your hub to hundreds of free Nigerian movies.  


Just follow this link:     http://www.youtube.com/user/NollywoodLove


AND ENJOY!   #simples


YouTube Inc and Nollywoodlove have partnered to create a Nollywood specific section in YouTube’s newly created movie section.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Chrome Web Store - Nice!




So  Google Chrome launched it's 'Chrome web store' a while back now. I was just going through the site and I must tell you, I am very impressed. There is so much downloadable stuff; it's almost overwhelming. There's an app for this an app for that, an extension for this and that... It's definately worth trying out.
Note: You need to download and use Google Chrome to install any of the apps, themes and extenstions.

Chrome Web Store