Wednesday, 9 March 2011

The future of manufacturing…on two wheels

EADS, the European aerospace and defence group, has unveiled the world’s first bike that uses a revolutionary new manufacturing process which demonstrates the potential to transform manufacturing around the globe.

Known as the ‘Airbike’, it is a bike with a difference. Made of nylon but strong enough to replace steel or aluminium, it requires no conventional maintenance or assembly. It is ‘grown’ from powder, allowing complete sections to be built as one piece; the wheels, bearings and axle being incorporated within the ‘growing’ process and built at the same time. The Airbike can be built to rider specification so requires no adjustment.

The revolutionary manufacturing process is known as Additive Layer Manufacturing (or ALM) and it allows single products to be grown from a fine powder of metal (such as titanium, stainless steel or aluminium), nylon or carbon-reinforced plastics from a centre located next to Airbus’ site at Filton. Similar in concept to 3D printing, the bike design is perfected using computer-aided design and then constructed by using a powerful laser-sintering process which adds successive, thin layers of the chosen structural material until a solid, fully-formed bike emerges.

Source: EADS

Sony adds cloud storage for game saves to PSN Plus subscriptions

It's official, Sony's PlayStation Plus subscription just became a thing worth owning with the new addition of online storage for game saves. It's coming with v3.60 of the PS3 firmware, which we're promised to receive tomorrow, March 10th. You'll be allowed to stash up to 150MB of PlayStation 3 game progress data in Sony's make.believe cloud, which is not exactly a staggering amount, but then it's not like those save files take up that much space. The major attraction that we see here is being able to just plug your account details into any PS3 around the globe and continue your questing in Dragon Age II as if you're still at home. See Sony's press release and instructions on how to use the new cloud saving option after the break.

Below are the features that appear on v3.60 with regards to Online Storage for Game Saves.

3.60 Update Feature - Online Storage Area for Saves

This update introduces an Online Storage area for PlayStation Plus users to back up their saved data. This will allow them to access their data from another PlayStation 3 system.

Details regarding Online Storage:

1. You will need a PlayStation Plus PSN account and access to the Internet to use this function.
2. PS1,PS2,PSP and minis save data cannot be backed up.
3. Data will be kept for a maximum of 6 months from the end of your PlayStation Plus membership.
4. You can access your data on online storage, if you become a PlayStation Plus member again within 6 months (using the same PSN account).
5. The process for backing up saves cannot be used on the in-game XMB.
6. You can back up your data to Online Storage as often as you wish, however you may only restore data to your PS3 from online storage once every 24 hours.
7. The Online Storage option will still be displayed in your menu if you are offline, even if you are not a PlayStation Plus member.
8. Saved data above 150MB cannot be backed up, however you will able to back up copy-right protected saved data.
9. When there is not enough space left on the Online Storage, further saved data will not be able to be backed up. The user will have to delete and free some online storage space to back up a new save.
10. The maximum amount of storage space for 1 PSN Account is 150MB, and the maximum amount of saves is 1000.

Snoop Dogg feat. T-Pain – Boom (Video)

Doggumentary is out March 29th 2011. Pre-Order link is available via major retailers. You can stream the track Boom via iTunes by clicking here

Stream: Jamie XX’s Grime Mix on BBC 1xtra Read more:

Jamie xx 1xtra Mix by Young Turks

Ruff Sqwad – XTC Instrumental
YGC – Countdown (Lewi White & Jammer Remix Instrumental)
Fire Camp – No
DaVinche – Phase
Ruff Sqwad – Don’t Trust Instrumental
DCoy – Johnny Was A Badboy (Feat. Wiley)
DJ Wonder – What Have You Done Instrumental (Feat. Kano)

Dizzee Rascal – Street Fighter Instrumental

Roll Deep – Shank Riddim (When I’m Ere)
Harmonimix – Big Boi
DaVinche – Misty Blue
Slix – No Bass (Feat. Jammer, Tinchy Stryder & Ghetto)

Ruff Sqwad – Tings In Boots Instrumental

Pharoahe Monch "Clap (one day)" Extended Music Video

Great to see Pharoahe back.


Sway shows NY why he is one of the UK's finest.

**Free Download**Dream McLean – Coke and Vodka ft. Siris [Prod. by S-X] [CDQ]

Click on the image above to download this free mp3 of "Coke and Vodka" by Dream McLean feat Siris.