Archive for March, 2010

A service that could find this song stuck in your head!

You’ve had a song in your head since this morning but you don’t know the title of it? It happened to all of us and it’s so frustrating, right?

With this new music search tool you will finally be able to find answers. You just need to sing, hum or whistle as you wish and ‘Midomi’ will recognise and instantly find your obsessive song!
But there is much more to it, you can create your own profile, make friends, sing your favourite songs and share them with other ‘Midomi’ users. You can also listen to and rate others musical performances and of course so can they. Your performance could be the next top result!
It’s also an extensive digital music store with a growing collection of more than two million legal music tracks. You can purchase them right on the site or play them on your laptop.

Quite a cool site that could come in handy! The service is also available as an iPhone app which could be useful if you’re too impatient to get to your computer.


The first 3D TV has arrived in the UK

Here it is, it has arrived quicker than expected but the first 3D TV has arrived in the UK!

The TV is made by Samsung who has mastered the art of ‘edge LED backlighting’ to create the 7000 series which is the first wave of 3D. It only weighs 17kg and its size is 109.2 (w)x 2.7 (d)x 65.3 (h) cm.
With this 3D mode, the image seems just a tad softer than watching in regular HD, but you are in fact seeing separate 1080p images flashed alternately to each eye as the active shutter glasses open and block each lens in time with flicker of the screen. It’s this ability to show an uncompromised 3D image that makes Full HD 3D watchable and convincingly three-dimesional. The 3D glasses cost £129 each and obviously everyone will need to be wearing them, so this it’s quite a smart marketing move but you do get two pairs with the TV.

So for £2000 this lovely TV of the future could be yours!

Rugby’s World Cup 2011

In a couple of weeks, on the 27th of April you will be able to buy your Rugby World Cup 2011 tickets. This will be the seventh Rugby World Cup. New Zealand was selected as the host country in preference to Japan and South Africa. The event is scheduled to be played over seven weekends starting the 10th of September until the 23rd of October.

750,000 seats will be opened up to fans. Fans will be able to buy tickets for every group match at a particular venue or every group match by a particular team. Regarding individual match tickets they will go on sale in August, the tickets to semi-finals and final will happen in november.
New Zealand expects 85,000 international supporters at the tournament. The ticket sale was officially launched at a glitzy ceremony attended by the New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who said the event could bring in $886 million to the country.
Another big sport event coming up!

British Cycling campaign to save Racing on the road! Get involved

To stop the decline of UK’s road racing, British Cycling has launched a Facebook campaign.

There are so many issues to maintain Racing on the roads. Organisers have problems with outdating highways legislation or even like Police charging. The organiser’s job would be much easier and police time saved if there was a clear practice established which allowed marshals to stop and slow traffic briefly in order to let a race pass. Today many race organisers are finding the barriers to promoting just too difficult to navigate and road races and participants in the sport are being lost.
To try to remain to these issues and secure the future of road racing British cycling has created a campaign though a Facebook Fan page. Their Facebook page is the public face of the campaign and you can help turn this aspect of the sport around. They need as many people as possible to sign up as a fan of the page and support this cause. We all know that the more people seen to be backing a campaign like this, the more likely the politicians and other influential figures are to help!

So become a fan fast and help to secure the future of Racing on the roads.

Want to avoid someone? Use Avoidr

There is this new and very original service out that definitely could be handy sometimes, you never know.

It’s called Avoidr, this service is powered by Foursquare. The perk of this new social media service is that it uses it for a total different outcome. Usually we use those networks to find our friends or people we want to talk to, and maybe even meet up using Foursquare. Well, Avoidr uses Foursquare to check where our non-friends are so we can avoid bumping into them. It ‘keeps your friends close and your enemies at that bar down the street’. You just have to sign in using your Foursquare logins, and designate “friends” you’d like to avoid. The site will then give you a list of places to avoid, places where your “frenemy” has been before or is right now.

Quite helpful don’t you think? So now before checking out this new bar in town you can confirm if any of the strange people on your watch list are there. Don’t be bothered anymore!

A new concept musical App

There is a new completely different kind of app for the iPhone coming out soon. It’s a music related one. The app called Sonic Wire Sculptor is based on a musical instrument by Amit Pitaru which has been shown in museums and galleries world wide. This musician strives to create interactive animations with the same fluency as music.
What it does is it turns your 3D drawing into sound. It introduces a connection between visual and audio composition. The app takes advantage of the iPhones’s unique audio and input capabilities. This iPhone version was lead by Zach Gage with Amit’s support. It’s really easy to use so everybody can have the chance of creating their own original music by their drawings. And as for the real music artists it can only give them new ideas for their future creations.

If you want to know more about it, click here.

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