An impressive visualisation of the North Atlantic during a 24 hour period. The video was created by NATS—a big provider of air traffic control services in the UK and globally—using the most recent real time data gathered by their computer systems.
I’m loving this classy looking Apple TV tray featured on Uncrate…
The Apple TV Tray aims to keep the remote handy by holding both the unit and the remote snugly in a piece of sustainably sourced American Walnut or Maple. Apart from looking great, the tray also protects your remote by lining its slot with 100% Merino wool.
Shame it doesn’t do much about hiding the cables too!
Finally theres a simple desktop tool to upload to Google Photos+, via Google System blog…
The latest version of Picasa for Windows and Mac installs a separate utility called Google+ Auto Backup. It’s a simple tool that lets you select the folders that you want to backup automatically and even has support for SD cards. Google+ Auto Backup works in the background, much like Google Music Manager and Google Drive for desktop.
I love the fact you don’t even need to install the horrid Picasa to make this work. It is however clearly full of bugs, the custom folder picker doesn’t work on mac, so you need to use the photos folder in order to get it to upload anything.
This is my favourite new gadget, the Quirky Cordies Anchor is designed to stop your charging cables flying off the edge of your desk when they’re unplugged.
I use a lot of phone and tablets for work, and they always seem to be flat, so I often need to charge quite a few devices at the same time. This little anchor keeps them all in the same place, but can still be easily untethered. The base is weighty enough to stop it also falling off the edge, its such a simple but well designed widget.
Now that is one classy speaker, so beautiful that they are all sold out. Via Gizmodo…
The speaker’s design pays homage to the classic days of rock and roll that helped make Marshall a household name among musicians. Instead of soft vinyl buttons or a touchscreen interface, the volume and other settings are controlled by a set of traditional analog dials. And in addition to a wireless Bluetooth connection, users can connect their devices with an included coiled 3.5-inch headphone cable, RCA cables, and even the speaker’s optical input.
Theres something classy about Grand St’s POP Desk Phone, shame it isn’t bluetooth as I hate cables!..
Perhaps youve seen a POP Phone in the wild. Its probably something you remember, because every person who encounters one has the same where-have-you-been reaction to it. Its sexy, and more importantly, its simple. Now, add to that a lovely, elevated stand for that hot little handset, complete with an anti-slip rubberized platform for your smartphone and you’ve got a full-service phone that’s both business and party rolled into one.