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PetChatz lets you video chat with your pet.
The wall-mounted unit can be accessed from the web or a smartphone, and comes equipped with a camera, microphone, screen, speaker, motion sensors, and an integrated treat dispenser. It also has a ‘scent dispenser’, allowing users to apply essential oil or another smell onto a pad inside the device, which the pet is meant to relate to “having fun with PetChatz”.

PetChatz lets you video chat with your pet.

The wall-mounted unit can be accessed from the web or a smartphone, and comes equipped with a camera, microphone, screen, speaker, motion sensors, and an integrated treat dispenser. It also has a ‘scent dispenser’, allowing users to apply essential oil or another smell onto a pad inside the device, which the pet is meant to relate to “having fun with PetChatz”.

Video: The Virtualizer gaming treadmill.

Cyberith’s omnidirectional treadmill is shown here used with an Oculus Rift and Wii remotes to play a virtual reality game fo Skyrim.

The 45 kilogram device is hoped to be on the market by the end of this year.

Photo: Homemade Gaming System.
The ‘R-Kaid Revelation’ is a home built gaming system with a transparent screen than shows the inside of the machine when it’s switched off.
The machine is also a pretty powerful PC for its size, with an Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a GTX 670 graphics card. It has a custom interface to access over 12,000 pre-installed games.
Retro games are controlled by pulling out the built in joypads, and a wooden bluetooth keyboard and moyse are also concealed for use when required.

Photo: Homemade Gaming System.

The ‘R-Kaid Revelation’ is a home built gaming system with a transparent screen than shows the inside of the machine when it’s switched off.

The machine is also a pretty powerful PC for its size, with an Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a GTX 670 graphics card. It has a custom interface to access over 12,000 pre-installed games.

Retro games are controlled by pulling out the built in joypads, and a wooden bluetooth keyboard and moyse are also concealed for use when required.

See-through electronics developed.

imageThis postage stamp sized piece of glass is actually a thin-film transistor, capable of speeds matching some traditional silicon transistors. Its developers hope it will be able to be used to

Sightsmap is a neat use of Google Maps data.
Sightsmap.com shows the places people like, based on the number of panoramio photos at each place in the world. The dark areas have few photos, the red areas have more and the yellow areas have a large number of photos geotagged.
The hottest places have markers linking photos, streetview, wikipedia, wikivoyage, foursquare and google plus articles about the site. The place names are selected by the wikipedia readership numbers and foursquare checkins. Area populations are based on the geonames database.

Sightsmap is a neat use of Google Maps data.

Sightsmap.com shows the places people like, based on the number of panoramio photos at each place in the world. The dark areas have few photos, the red areas have more and the yellow areas have a large number of photos geotagged.

The hottest places have markers linking photos, streetview, wikipedia, wikivoyage, foursquare and google plus articles about the site. The place names are selected by the wikipedia readership numbers and foursquare checkins. Area populations are based on the geonames database.

Video: What is the internet, really?

A great watch if you have a spare 10 mins over the holidays.

When a squirrel chewed through a cable and knocked him offline, journalist Andrew Blum started wondering what the Internet was really made of. So he set out to go see it — the underwater cables, secret switches and other physical bits that make up the net.

61% of web traffic is non-human.
A study by Incapsula reports that bots account for 61.5 of all web traffic - up from 51% last year.
50.5% of the non-human traffic was from “good” sources, such as search engines.
The study sourced data from 20,000 sites worldwide, observing 1.45 billion visits.

61% of web traffic is non-human.

study by Incapsula reports that bots account for 61.5 of all web traffic - up from 51% last year.

50.5% of the non-human traffic was from “good” sources, such as search engines.

The study sourced data from 20,000 sites worldwide, observing 1.45 billion visits.