Got a problem with the world? Have a bone to pick with everything and everyone these days? Hate the rain or the sweltering heat of the sun? Well, don’t waste your energy yelling at those who’ve offended you or cursing about the weather.
If you grew up in the 1970s or early 1980s, there’s a good chance you had one of those mechanical flip alarm clocks by your bedside. I had one – and being an inquisitive child, I fully disassembled it to see how it all worked.
For people who still want a dedicated video camera and were despondent when Flip recently closed its operations, the new Olympus LS-20M might be able to fill that void. This dedicated pocket video cam has got a focus on audio captures, making it a multi-purpose device.
I have recorded my share of video on some of the lower priced camcorders on the market and the video quality is usually very good, with HD resolution being common these days. What is also common is for you to have nice video quality and then have sound that is flat and not up to the same standards as the video.
Remember those crummy old alarm clocks from the seventies that used numbers that flipped as the time changed? Dutch designer Wil van den Bos has reinvented the classic flip clock as a work of modern magnificence.
With all of the buzz about “user created content” these days, it was only a matter of time before hardware manufacturers started to create devices with that use specifically in mind. This new line of digital camcorders from Pure Digital comes with built-in integration to YouTube and other online video sharing services.
Here’s another nifty LED clock out of Japan. This one features animated numbers that “flip” as each digit changes.
The square blue LED pixels gradually change to the next number simulating a scrolling effect. It’s definitely a pretty large clock, measuring 17.7″(w) x 4.33″(h) x 2″(d), and is designed to be easily wall-mounted.