jimrin in Texas is doing 29 things including…

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3D chocolate printer??? How quaintly inadequate! This is what I really want!

Maybe I should file this under “Travel tips” to go to the Sprinkles Cupcakes bakery which is located on the Upper East Side of NYC. (Oh, looks like they are across the US.)

Seems like this little girl has the right idea. Why have too many extra steps complicating the process. Just stick your head inside and eat the cupcakes as they fall.

Now this is what I'm talking about...

... a 3D chocolate printer.

Let me rephrase that.


Filed on twitter under #abouttime!


OK, this looks nice...

A motorcycle made by Lotus.

While I’m at it, I might as well get one of their cars:

A bit creepy

but I still want them. An outdoor lamp on legs.

Click the above image for a video of them in action.

I want one...

BBC reports Yves Rossy flies around Mt. Fuji in his own jetpack.

Click the above image for the video report from BBC.

“Fly in the most natural way possible, just like a bird”??? Does a bird fly 186mi/300km per hour?

Just in time for Halloween...

A prototype flying broom…

Click on the above image for the video…

But if you take a close look, you’ll see it’s not really a broom!

They've finally built a prototype transporter!!

Yes, like the one in Star Trek!

Yes, this was recorded live from a shopping mall! Not trick photography!

Click the image for the video. I’m not sure I like the part where they don’t quite know where you’ll be teleported, though.

OK, who needs a fancy letter opener anyway when you can have this...

In a continuing series of

“Why do dogs get all the coolest gadgets?” (for example, here), a Swedish company is developing a floating carpet which can hold small pets.

Of course, I don’t know if this image is just photoshopped or not.


My next phone...

(Seems like it wasn’t that long ago when I last said that…)

Sony Xperia SX SO-05D

It’s only 2mm wider than my Xperia mini, 6.6mm thinner, and 4g lighter (less than 100g). It has a dual-core processor, 8GB internal storage, a 3.7” screen, an 8MP camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. However, it is 27mm longer than the Xperia Mini.

Comparison of a flip phone, Sony Xperia SX SO-05D, and Xperia mini. The Sony Xperia SX SO-05D looks huge (long) compared to the Xperia mini, but considering a 27mm difference is almost 1/3 length of the Xperia mini, no wonder it looks quite longer.

I have to see if I can wait until the end of year to see if anyone comes out with a good small phone. Even the HTC “Mini” is 44mm longer than my Xperia mini, 11mm wider, and 23g heavier. Not “mini” in my opinion.

Argh. Xperia U has similar specs, although not quite as good. 1GHz dual core vs 1.5GHz dual core. 15g heaver, not as good camera, a little thicker… but TONS cheaper. Sigh… Why didn’t I buy Xperia U the first time around? Maybe it was the price since the Xperia U was new at the time.

One thing about the styling. The back of Sony Xperia SX SO-05D is slightly beveled and the corners are rounded, not really the case of the Xperia U, so even though the specs are somewhat similar, the Sony Xperia SX SO-05D has a smaller look about it.

Update: Well, it’s proven. I have no self control. My new Sony Xperia SX S05-5D is on its way. Link on rooting the phone: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1886460 with an instruction video here: www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7EpkrCq1gfM&t=39. In addition,a thread specific to this phone is here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1881803

And just as a reminder to myself, I have to root firmware version 117, then upgrade to firmware version 130 as described here: forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=36014406&postcount=65. Hmm, there seems to be a rootkit for 137 at: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1881803&page=21 and for the Jellybean firmware here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1881803&page=23

Just in case I ever have need for reference to Goophone’s i5s: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2181542 and http://trisblog.tumblr.com/post/47537012654/goophone-i5s-first-impressions-tips-tricks Lollimobile has a clarity shell for the iPhone i5s: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/10/prweb10040531.htm and another case here: http://www.spigen.com/iphone-5-case-neo-hybrid-ex-slim-metal.html

Roots instruction for alps 5i: Rooting was very straight forward, I used UnlockRoot programme on a Windows 7 PC. Rooted in less than a minute with Super User installed on my sprinboard. Or info to root MTK6589: http://gleescape.com/posts/2376

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