Arduino Traffic Light Server Monitoring Mod

There are plenty of software applications and services available to monitor servers alerting you if you have a problem. But none of them come close to the awesomeness of this traffic light server monitoring system which has been created using a little Arduino wizardry.

The monitor has been created to work along side xymon in this instance and provide a simple overview for the most critical systems.

Traffic Light Server Monitor

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Leaked iPhone 5, iPhone 4S Photo Shows A5 Processor

We have been hearing for a while that the new iPhone 5 will come with Apple’s new A5 processor that can be found inside the iPad 2, we have also heard that Apple may be launching a cheaper iPhone which is rumored to be called the iPhone 4S.

The photo below was spotted by the guys from Phone Arena and it is apparently an photo of the insides of a new iPhone, although there are no details on whether it is the iPhone 4S or the iPhone 5.

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Powerwheel Bike Hub, Designed To Slow Your Bike For $1200

Have you ever fancied being able to control the resistance on your road bike in a similar way to a fitness bike in a gym? A new device called the Powerwheel has been developed to do just that.

The Powerwheel replaces the hub of your front wheel and adds minimal extra weight to your bike. Once fitted you can then change the resistance it provides allowing you to slow your bike, making cycling more challenging.


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Facebook Is Worlds Largest Photo Library With Over 140 Billion Photos

In a revealing article on the 1000 Memories website you get a fantastic picture on just how big Facebook is when compared to other photographic sites such as Flickr and Instagram. Also revealing that “Every 2 minutes today we snap as many photos as the whole of humanity took in the 1800s”.

The diagram below shows a square representing Facebook’s 140 billion photos that have been uploaded to it since it start, and down in the bottom left corner (magnified) is the amount of photos for Flickr and Instagram have stored for users.

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ViewSonic V430 Android Smartphone Announced

ViewSonic has added another Android smartphone to its range with the launch of the ViewSonic V430, which comes with a 4.3 inch WVGA multi-touch touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

The ViewSonic V430 is powered by a single core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and it comes with 512MB of RAM, Android comes in the form of Android 2.2 Froyo.

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Tascam iXZ Mic And Instrument iOS Interface Unveiled

If you are looking to take your music creation on your iPad a little further this handy microphone and instrument interface adapter unveiled by Tascam might well be worth adding to your list of gadgets to get.

The new Tascam iXZ has been designed to turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a recording studio, enabling you to plug-in a microphone, guitar or bass to use the latest guitar amp, sampling, recording and iOS DJ apps to create or record your music.

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Motorola’s 7 Inch Xoom Tablet Leaked?

We have been hearing rumors over the last few months that Motorola intends to launch a smaller version of its Xoom tablet, with a 7 inch display, and the guys from This is My next have obtained a photo which is reported to be of the new 7 inch Motorola Xoom Tablet.

The device is reported to come with a microSD port and a micro HDMI port, it looks to be running Android from the photo, although there are no details on which version as yet.

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Pantech Breakout Gets Official

We have been hearing that the new Pantech Breakout is headed to Verizon Wireless over the last few weeks, and now it official the Pantech Breakout will be available from Verizon on the 22nd of September in stores and online.

The Pantech Breakout comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and it features a 4inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, processing is provided by a 1GHz single core processor.

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Batman: Arkham City Latest Villain Revealed (video)

It look like Batman will have his work cut out in the new Batman game reading for release. As Rocksteady has revealed yet another villain that will in the new Batman: Arkham City game joining the likes of Penguin, Solomon Grundy, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, The Riddler and Two Face naming just a few.

The latest villain to be unveiled is Deadshot who is equipped with a mask with eyeholes and a targeting system over his right eye, together with wrist-mounted guns and two sidearms, as well as a sniper rifle. View the video after the jump to reveal a little more insight into the character.

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Windows 8 To Feature The Ability To Make Phone Calls?

We have already had a good look at some of the new functions as well as the new apps in Microsoft’s Windows 8, and now it would appear that there will be another new feature in Windows 8 when it launches.

The guys over at I Started Something spotted something interesting in Windows 8, as you can see in the photo below there is something called ‘Missed Calls’, which would indicate that Windows 8 tablets could have the ability to make and receive calls.

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