O2 customers: you have been warned

O2 has recently been forced to say sorry in the wake of another network problem which left some 10% of their 23 million customers without phone coverage. Chief Executive Ronan Dunne said he was “embarrassed” by the glitch, which comes only months after a similar network failure, back in July of this year. Personally I […]

Quantum Levitation / Quantum Locking – How does it work?

Superconductors locked in a magnetic field. Sometimes referred to as quantum locking, quantum trapping or, more commonly, quantum levitation. Whichever way you look at it, the procedure is very impressive to watch.

VANS ‘Off the Wall’ iPhone 4/4s case

My iPhone 4 is almost 2 years old and has been wrapped in a £3 silicone case since the day I got my hands on it. Before that, my iPhone 3G-S was housed in a similarly priced case that I found on Amazon. It should therefore come as no surprise that my iPhone 3G spent […]

Project Glass: Google’s Augmented Reality Glasses

Project Glass is the future. And it’s happening today! This kind of thing is already possible in a variety of smart phone applications but Google have taken it one step further and bundled everything into a pair of augmented reality glasses. If you’re unfamiliar with Project Glass, this video should give you a better idea of what […]

Liquipel: prepare to be amazed

Look what happens when this iPhone 4 is completely submerged in water: That’s right, absolutely nothing. Hang on a second. Nothing happens! That is because the Liquipel iPhone has been treated to a special nano coating which prevents the water from interfering with the electronics. According to the Liquipel website, this technology can be applied to the […]

Quantum Levitation (revisited)

Quantum Levitation is a process in which a superconducting disk is locked in three dimensional space using a permanent magnet. It is also known as quantum locking and quantum trapping. Whichever way you look at it, it’s pretty impressive. I first blogged about quantum levitation in October 2011, joking that fans of Back to The […]

Restoring BBC iPlayer & 4OD after PS3 HD upgrade

Earlier this week I replaced the hard drive from my original (“fat”) Sony Playstation 3, upgrading from 40 to 250 GB of storage. The whole process took less than an hour and, in hindsight, I wish I had performed the upgrade a long time ago. Once the new HD was installed, both BBC iPlayer and […]