Tokai University team claim victory in world’s largest solar car race for 2nd year running.

The Tokai University solar car team, sponsored by RS Components, has won the World Solar Challenge (WSC) for the second year in a row following an epic 3,000km dash across Australia. The competition, which was held between 16-23 October 2011, started in Darwin in the North of Australia and travelled south to Adelaide covering a total distance of 3,021km. Despite being in fifth place after qualifying, the Tokai ChalleThe Tokai University solar car team, sponsored by RS Components, has won the World Solar Challenge (WSC) for the second year in a row following an epic 3,000km dash across Australia. The competition, which was held between 16-23 October 2011, started in Darwin in the North of Australia and travelled south to Adelaide covering a total distance of 3,021km. Despite being in fifth place after qualifying, the Tokai Challenger car ran smoothly to complete the race in 32 hours and 45 minutes, reaching the finish line at 1pm on 20 October. The car used HIT solar cells, which have the world’s highest energy conversion rate. This was supported with high-capacity lithium-ion batteries provided by Panasonic. Super lightweight Toray carbon fibre material was supplied for the body which enabled the weight of the vehicle to be reduced to a mere 140kg. Professor Hideki Kimura, an expert in solar car technology, said, “I would like to acknowledge all the sponsors, academics and students for supporting the team. We are delighted with the result and very proud to have had the chance to support all the dedicated and talented people that make up the Tokai University team.nger car ran smoothly to complete the race in 32 hours and 45 minutes, reaching the finish line at 1pm on 20 October. The car used HIT solar cells, which have the world’s highest energy conversion rate. This was supported with high-capacity lithium-ion batteries provided by Panasonic. Super lightweight Toray carbon fibre material was supplied for the body which enabled the weight of the vehicle to be reduced to a mere 140kg. Professor Hideki Kimura, an expert in solar car technology, said, “I would like to acknowledge all the sponsors, academics and students for supporting the team. We are delighted with the result and very proud to have had the chance to support all the dedicated and talented people that make up the Tokai University team.

Cloud storage the next way to store your stuff online

When you consider to store your data, you have several options you want to consider and you are not sure how to proceed. It can be frustrating some times. And we are here to help at My Gadget Info. You feel you are not a tech specialist and you are not sure what to do to make sure your data is safe. You don’t care about that kind of stuff but still you care about your data. And you know that some of your data is really important for you (pictures from you last holiday trip with your family or pictures of your grand parenrs or your school documents). One of them is to use free cloud storage providers.

There are many advantages to store your stuff online:
– You don’t have to carry a USB key and it’s less weight in your pockets
– You don’t have to be scared about losing your USB key and you don’t have to think about it
– It’s safe: whatever happens your data is safe. It won’t be lost or damaged.
– It’s flexible: if you need more space at some point, it’s easy to get more space and you will just pay for what you actually need. Flexibility is very helpful and we want to help you on this!
– If you want to recover your excel spreadsheet or your word document, you just make a few clicks and you can get a previous version. It’s a nice feature that’s very helpful. And you will realize that you really need it when you made mistakes and you saved it. At that moment, you will be very happy to use cloud storage.
– It’s not as expensive as USB key. You just pay a monthly fee and it’s just a few bucks.

Enjoy the fact that your data is safe and use online cloud storage!

How to take advantage of your camera

You have a new camera and you don’t know how to take advantage of it?

Here are 5 tips to help get the most out of your camera:

1/ Take good care of your camera:
If you want your camera to last, you better take good care of it. This is a fragile product and it needs maintenance.

2/ Be creative and try new things with your camera:
You would think that you take pictures when you travel but what about when you have dinner you are walking in the streets in your hometown? Just be creative and you will unleash your creativity!

3/ Use accessories:
Memory cards can be helpful to add memory. Lens filters will help you get new effects. Tripod will help you get stability and it will be easier for you to take great pictures.

4/ Follow your intuition:
Don’t force it. You will take a great picture when you don’t think about it. Just follow your intuition and take as many pictures as you want. Then, some of these pictures will be great!

5/ Don’t hesitate to fail!
You can’t take great pictures all the time. Just be patient and don’t be harsh with yourself. You will become a better photographer at some point…

Have fun and have a good time with your camera!

3 things to look for in your new printer

Buying a printer no longer means investing huge amounts of money. These days the price of most consumer printers is measured in tens of pounds, rather than hundreds. Nor is quality as variable as it used to be: while more expensive models usually do deliver better results, even relatively inexpensive printers perform much better than their predecessors of five or ten years ago.
All of which makes choosing a printer much easier than it used to be. Nonetheless, when you’re buying new printer, a little homework will help you to get the best machine for you. Here are three tips to help you in your printer purchase.

Affordable use
If the printer is for home use only, you want a machine which is easy to use and low cost to run, so that you can afford to print off school projects and web page information without it costing you a fortune. Be wary of manufacturers who use a three-colours-in-one ink cartridge; when one colour runs out in theses printers, the cartridge is finished. Look for manufacturers whose printers have the print head built in, so that when you finish one colour, you simply replace that ink tank; this is a much cheaper option.

Multi-functions
These days, it’s cheap and easy to buy a multi-function device; i.e. a machine that is a scanner, copier and printer all in one. These machines will print documents from your PC, but will also allow you to scan documents into the computer and photocopy material too. All of the major manufacturers offer these types of machines, and prices are very competitive. What you need to check out is the cost of owning and using the machine (see point 1 above).

Photo printing
There are two different types of photo printers. Some machines use a ribbon technique called ‘dye sublimation printing’. These produce a very high quality print which is equivalent to, or even better than, that produced by traditional photo processing in shops. However, with these machines, you are limited in the sizes that you can print, and it can also be expensive.
The alternative is inkjet printers. To be able to print high quality photos you must have at least six colours available, and some of the top end printers now use up to 10 different colour cartridges. If you use these inks and good quality inkjet photo paper, you can achieve stunning results. Which inkjet printer to choose is really matter of personal preference and budget; but there are some great, affordable models on the market.

Memory Mice IQ Brain Teaser – it’s a lot of fun!

For geeks like us, it’s always good to work on our memory! We use it a lot I guess!

JMT Apps has released another great game: Memory IQ Brain Teaser.

It’s a memorization game with 26 levels and tons of features where you have to memorize sequences of numbers or letters, then pop the mice to uncover the sequence in the right order.

Check it out at http://bit.ly/gRxanI

If you want us to review an application, don’t hesitate to send us an email! Have fun and enjoy this app!