Vertu phones are well known to be used by the rich and the famous and rightly so this phone has the most elegant design I’ve seen for a long time. The gallery below you see below is of the new Vertu called the Signature S Design and I reckon if you own the original Signature then you will definitely like this new one even more!
The handset measures 130 x 42 x 13 mm and supports quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz) and dual-band 3G (850/2100MHz). The Signature S Design will also support Wi-Fi and bluetooth. Most importantly, with white gold, yellow gold or stainless steel to choose from, that OLED display will even look more stunning!
More info on the latest Vertu Signature S Design over at Vertu’s official web here…
Virgin Media which I stopped using over a month ago has always promised super fast broadband speeds of up to 50Mbps. However this has also always been subjected to certain limited areas within the UK. First just let me work out for you what that speed means, I’m sure all of you will have streamed or downloaded films at some point. If you had broadband that was capable of speeds of 50Mbps, its enough to download around 6 megabytes every second. That means a 5GB HD movie will download in less than 15 minutes, that’s stunning!
Now Virgin has decided to share their super fibre optic speeds and technology with the rest of us and to get that going they have chosen a brand new broadband modem that will be just as impressive. This new broadband modem has a gorgeous glossy black touch to its exterior and is unlike any gadget I’ve ever seen from a company that provides broadband! It’s not an all in one broadband modem plus WiFi router which explains why around the back there’s a single ethernet port, which will connect to a wireless router or direct to a PC.
We don’t know when this would be available yet, but first, we need Virgin to put us out of our misery and tell us the price!
Here are some leaked shots from nedge2k.com of the latest upcoming HTC T8290. From the front, it’s design looks similar to the Touch Diamond just with a larger screen. The HTC T8290 is said to be a GSM + WiMax device, with 3.8-inch display screen with an impressive 800 x 480 WVGA resolution, built in WiFi and Bluetooth. At the back, you see a Yota logo, that’s the Russia WiMaX network provider. There is also speculation that HTC could be bringing this to the US instead of the latest HD version of the Touch…
If you’ve got the latest iPhone 3G, you will be aware that it’s capable of a much faster internet connection compared to the first generation iPhone as long as you’re not heavily limited by your ISP. This is why the folks over at June Fabrics Technology decided to exploit this by moving on their popular PdaNet application from Palm and Windows Mobile, towards the iPhone.
With the latest PdaNet for iPhone 3G, you will be able to turn your iPhone into a wireless router, sharing your iPhone’s wireless internet connection with nearby WiFi compatible gadgets and computers.
Just saw this really cool WiFi + RC car mod from our friends over at Geeky Gadgets and thought it deserved abit of mention, it’s been made by Jonathan Bennet from JB Projects. Basically, this DIY project has created a car in which you can control using a computer of any kind that’s connected to the internet. And because it’s controlled via WiFi, it’s got an incredibly long range of up to 500m!
A remote control car that can be driven over the internet or with a laptop wirelessly from up to 500m away. It has a live-feed network camera so that it can be driven without line of sight and a horn so that you can honk at people. Adding a network camera, router, heavier batteries, extra circuits, and a whole bunch of wires adds a lot of extra weight that the car wasn’t designed for. Because of all of the additions, you’ll need to find a pretty large RC car. Thrift stores often sell RC vehicles (without remotes!) for $3-5. I have bought a number of cars this way for taking apart. Vehicles in the 1:10 size ratio or bigger are appropriate; you probably don’t want to go any smaller. I bought this car for $5 at Value Village.
Check out this video, featuring the car in action…
I believe with a bit of modification it could certainly be controlled using an iPhone like the RC we previously featured!