Interesting Stuff

May 03

Samsung Galaxy S III faster than iPhone

We knew the Exynos 4 Quad chip inside the Samsung Galaxy S III was fast, and now we have the benchmarks to back it up. Brian Klug from Anandtech ran a series of performance benchmarks on the Galaxy S III and found it had the fastest graphics performance of any mobile device he had tested.

10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy

A chart found on Reddit.comtoday shows that most products we buy are controlled by just a few companies. It’s called “The Illusion of Choice.”

Check out the chart here:

Gmelius Customizes Gmail’s Interface

Remove features you don’t like from Gmail, leaving behind only the things you do. Gmelius is a simple extension for Chrome, Firefox and Opera that lets you turn off parts of Gmail you’re not interested in, including ads.

Samsung Galaxy S III Phone


Samsung’s Galaxy S III is finally official and man, is it big.

With a 4.8-inch, 720p Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S III is the largest smartphone that Samsung has ever built–unless you count the company’s Galaxy Note phone-tablet crossover. And yet, the Galaxy S III still uses physical buttons for home, back and menu navigation.

It comes with several software innovations.

More details are here:

Logitech Solar iPad Keyboard

Logitech Solar Folio

Logitech’s new Solar Keyboard Folio for the new iPad and iPad 2 is a Bluetooth keyboard that replenishes itself through solar power, eliminating the need to plug it into an AC adapter or USB cable for periodic recharging. $129.

iPhone Slo-Mo Video

SloPro for iPhone is a free app that lets you shoot high quality video in slow motion at an amazing 60 frames per second on an iPhone 4S. If you were to simply slow down the iPhone’s native 30 frames per second video, video would be super choppy, but SloPro somehow figured out how to make playback really smooth. $1.99.

Tablet shipments up 200 percent

The future of netbooks, meanwhile, doesn’t look particularly bright. Shipments for that breed of computing hardware were down 34 percent year over year, marking the sixth successive quarterly decline.

Your Guide to Chrome

Learn everything you could hope to learn about Google’s browser. It’s all outlined in “Browsing at Warp Speed: Your Guide to Chrome!”. This free manual, from author Lachlan Roy, covers the basics of using Google Chrome and also outlines more than a few advanced tricks.

UC Berkeley Automated Dorm Room

Dorm life isn’t for everyone, but UC Berkeley student Derek Low decided to make it as comfortable as possible by tricking out his room with an array of automated systems. The "Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm" (BRAD) lets Low control lighting, curtains, and so on with a combination of wireless remotes, iOS apps, and voice activation. It also features shortcuts like a low-light romance mode backed by music from Elton John and an emergency party button that triggers a smoke machine, laser lights, and disco ball.
Now he’s in trouble with UC Administration.
Watch the video.

May 02

Facebook Organ Donor Status

Facebook recently teased that they would be bringing a new, life saving feature to all Facebook users. As with anything involving something new coming to Facebook it was met with a mix of curiosity and vitriol. Finally, Facebook has revealed the potentially lifesaving feature, and it is the ability to add organ donor status directly on your Facebook timeline.