London Underground’s Futuristic New Tube Trains, Automated and Air Con Coming 2022


London Underground have unveiled a new design for its Tube Trains that will be running on the Bakerloo, Central, Piccadilly and Waterloo & City Lines from 2022. One of the biggest changes is that the new trains will be driverless, 100% fully automated. Initially however they will have operators, because the signalling and other sections of the track aren’t quite up to date yet. This essentially means Tube Drivers have striked themselves out of their own jobs.

Another crazy addition is that there’s no separate carriages, meaning all the trains will be just one long space. “One of the things that will be happening in the lifetime of this train will be platform doors, which you can already see on the Jubilee line, and those will be rolled out in the coming years,” Paul Priestman, one of the designers, told Dezeen. “So on this particular train we’ve been able to make the doors bigger.”


They will also have air con, which is basically just lovely. Also, this image proves that CGI mock-ups can even make air-con vents look futuristic. The contract to build the new trains will be signed in 2016, with the first due to enter service on the Piccadilly line in 2022.


Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse: London-based Designer modifies vehicles to fend off undead!


Donal O’Keeffe originally from Cork in Ireland has created the Zombie Survival Series with 3D rendering in which he imagines mobile fortresses to fend off undead hordes.


Finally the Apple iPhone 5S, Whats new!? | Live Update


So here it is, no surprise the iPhone 5S! It keeps the same overall physical design as the previous-generation iPhone 5, but it also has a number of upgrades.

Apple have equipped the brand new iPhone 5S so that it can run 64-bit apps (previous models were 32 bits) all thanks to its new processor, the Apple A7. It also packs more than 1 billion transistors into a 102mm chip. Apple have re-engineered all the built-in apps such as Calendar, Email and iPod for the new 64-bit configuration.

Apple says the new A7 chip makes the brand new iPhone 5S five times faster than the iPhone 5 and 56 times than the original iPhone. It supports OpenGL 3.0/ES Version 3.0 for console-level 64-bit graphics. The coming game Infinity Blade 3 will be one of the first games to take advantage of the upgrade to deliver improved graphics.

The iPhone 5S introduces a CoreMotion API for developers, consolidating sensor data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass. Apple says it’s “optimized for contextual awareness,” such as when the user is in a moving vehicle. Apple says the system will empower a new generation of health and fitness apps.

One of the major additions to the hardware is a fingerprint sensor in the home button, which enables a feature called TouchID. The iPhone 5S scans the fingertip of the person pressing the button, eliminating the need for a lock code. Touch ID also means the end of the repeated ritual of entering your Apple ID password every time you download a new app.

The fingerprint sensor, which has a protective layer of durable sapphire crystal, can store multiple fingerprints and read them from any orientation. They all reside, encrypted, on the A7 chip.

Major Camera Improvements

The iPhone’s camera is also improved with new sensors that have 15% more area. The Apple-designed lens has five elements with an f/2.2 aperture. The larger sensor translates into bigger pixels, and they’re backed by upgraded image-processing software that automatically sets white balance and exposure level in a dynamic, local tone map of the image.

As predicted, the camera is equipped with a dual-LED flash. The two LEDs have different color temperatures, illuminating a scene with warm and cold light to draw out more natural color. The iPhone’s camera also now includes a burst mode that snaps 10 still pictures in one second, panorama photos go up to 28 megapixels, and there’s automatic image stabilization.

Finally, the iPhone 4S camera is capable of capturing HD video at 120 frames per second (fps). The video camera even has a slow-motion mode.

Oh.. And it comes in Gold

Battery life is rated as follows: 10 hours 3G talk, 8 hours 3G browsing, 10 hours LTE or Wi-Fi browsing, 10 hours video playback, 40 hours music playback and 250 hours standby.

Apple is also introducing a brand new colour.. The iPhone 5S will be available in white, black and now champagne gold as well. That marks a change from previous generations, which were available only in white and black.

The iPhone 5S will go on sale Sept. 20 in nine countries: the U.S., Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore and the U.K. Like previous generations, it’ll come with 16, 32 or 64GB of storage for $199, $299 and $399, respectively — as long as you sign a two-year contract with your wireless carrier (T-Mobile’s installment pricing may be a little different).

By December, Apple plans to be selling the iPhone 5S in 100 countries on more than 270 carriers. Apple will also offer dyed leather cases for $39 each. Although the iPhone 5S and 5C replace the iPhone 5, Apple will continue to sell the iPhone 4S.


iOS 7 Available from 18th September | Live Update


Apple’s new iOS 7 software will be launched on September 18th. The software has been in beta testing for months but the new look and core redesign will finally make its way to your iPhone soon.

It will be available for download on iPhone 4 and later devices, this is the same for the iPad 2, iPad mini and 5th generation iPod Touch.

“It has a new structure, applied across the whole system, that brings clarity to the entire experience,” Apple wrote on its iOS 7 webpage. “The interface is purposely unobtrusive. Conspicuous ornamentation has been stripped away. Unnecessary bars and buttons have been removed. And in taking away design elements that don’t add value, suddenly there’s greater focus on what matters most: your content.”

Among its new features is the Control Centre, which provides one-swipe access to the things you access the most on your phone. The multi-task interface and Safari browser were also refreshed. It also comes with Airdrop for high-speed sharing, allowing users to share files with other iOS devices.

Apple reveals iPhone 5C, Low-Cost iPhone in 5 colours | Live Update


As per usual the rumours were true, there is in fact a budget IPhone called the iPhone 5C. Lets have a closer look at the brand new iPhone.

Specs and Design

The iPhone 5C has the same physical dimension as the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S, but it’s made of soft silicon rubber rather than anodized aluminium. Taking cues from the fifth-generation iPod touch, the iPhone 5C comes in the following colours: blue, green, yellow, pink and white.

It boasts a 4-inch retina display and features the Lightning connector shared by the iPhone 5, iPad mini and full-sized iPad. It has an A6 chip and a steel-reinforced structure. It also has a slightly larger battery than the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5C’s iSight camera has a 3x video zoom and a new Face time HD camera. The rear camera is 8-megapixel, has backside illumination and a hybrid IR filter. It also supports more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world.

An iPhone for All Budgets

Rumours of a so-called “budget” iPhone started in January and built up in earnest over the summer. The iPhone 5C underscores the broader significance of developing smartphones at the lower end of the cost spectrum. The budget smartphone space is growing increasingly important, especially in emerging markets like China. Although Apple has found great success selling its older iPhone devices (usually with smaller storage capacities) for several years after their release dates, this marks the first time a brand new, lower-cost variant has appeared alongside a new flagship phone.

Price and Availability

The iPhone 5C will sell for $99 in the United States for a 16GB model and $199 for a 32GB model. Pre-orders start on Sept. 13 and the iPhone 5C will go on sale on Sept. 20 in the United States, China, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom. By December, the iPhone 5C will be available in over 100 countries and on 270 carriers.

The British-designed 2016 Rio Olympic Park | Stunning graphics of future sports park


These are the first images of what to expect from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in just under three years time. The 2016 Rio Olympic Park is being built on a waterfront peninsula in the Barra da Tijuca neighbourhood of the city and stretches out over 300 acres and will help Rio host 15 Olympic sports and 11 Paralympic competitions at 34 venues across the city. Funnily enough it is all designed by the same architects behind the London 2012 Olympic Park in Stratford, London.