Mar 31, 2014

Installing Android 4.3 Jellybean on Windows PC

Google recently announced the latest version of android 4.4 , Kitkat . While there’ is a lot of time left for android 4.4 to arrive . lets tinker around a bit with Android 4.3 in the meanwhile . Today Android is definitely the most popular and domination operating system on cell phones and tablets . but even then, the latest version of android 4.3 is only available on a bunch of high end android phones.

The only way you can enjoy android 4.3 on your phone is by rooting it and installing a custom android 4.3 ROM . But again Android 4.3 wont run on most low end android phones and even there are no custom Roms for low end android phones . But its not only phones that can run android . How about installing and using android 4.3 from your desktop computer ?

Yes android 4.3 can be installed and run on a windows computer running windows xp, windows vista, windows 7 or windows 8 , courtesy of Android-x86 , an unofficial initiative to port Google’s Android mobile operating system to run on devices powered by Intel and AMD x86 processors . I have installed the android 4.3 on my computer and its running with all its bells and whistles . Let me guide you through the process of installing android 4.3 on your windows computer . Before we start lets keep a list of things that we will be needing for installing android 4.3 on your computer.

What we need ?
  • Oracle Virtualbox
  • The latest Android 4.3 image from Android-X86 project.
Note: You might need to enable virtualization in your computers BIOS . You can enable it from your PC’s bios as shown on this screenshot.

Zyxel N4100 Wireless Hotspot Gateway with SP300E Ticket Printer review

Zyxel's N4100 is an Ethernet WAN router, with four 10/100Mbit/s LAN ports and 2.4GHz 300Mbit/s 802.11b/g/n wireless. It comes with a LAN-connected ticket printer and a web interface that makes it easy to configure the printer to generate tickets of different pre-set durations at the touch of the button.

For each issued ticket, it’ll create a new user with time-limited internet access privileges on its internal database. Up to ten printers can be connected to the N4100 via an Ethernet switch. Up to 100 users can be connected at the same time, although this can be boosted to 200 via a paid-for software upgrade but this adds hundreds of pounds more to the cost.

The router is designed to make it virtually impossible for devices connected via wireless to access anything connected to the LAN ports, which adds an extra layer of security. In any case, the router should ideally have a dedicated internet connection instead of sharing the same internet connection as the rest of your business.

All the configuration tools you'll need to set up the N4100 are built into its web interface. As well as guiding you through standard options like setting up a wireless password, it'll also help you through selecting what rights your users will have, such as using your SMTP server for their outgoing mail and whether they'll have to use their entire purchased usage time in one go or not.

Both of these are particularly useful yet uncommon options for a ticketing system. You can also decide whether you want to use Zyxel's own printer to produce access codes or generate them using a web interface and print them out on a different printer, which is an unexpected but useful option.

The Advanced menu is a bit more daunting, but contains a wealth of powerful and flexible options for everything from taking payment to directing users to a custom portal page and defining their maximum available upstream and downstream bandwidth. Unfortunately, although it has plenty of features, the router's interface is ugly and unwieldy; the advanced settings menu lists all the various options without any apparent logical order, which makes it frustratingly time consuming to navigate.

The many options include configuring credit card payment processing directly from your gateway portal using,, Secure Pay, WorldPay or PayPal. One can also create a "walled garden" of sites that users will be able to access without having to log in - handing for linking to your advertising affiliates or just providing a useful news portal for your guests. Up to three different pricing plans can be configured to suit your needs.

Naturally, one can block undesirable websites by IP address or URL. There's no keyword blocking, though, so you can't implement any blanket policies to prevent users from accessing porn, hacking tools or other dubious content.

Once set up, the whole system worked reasonably well and produced some impressive data transfer speeds at short-to-mid range, although these started to drop off noticeably at greater distances. We saw throughput of 35Mbit/s at 1m, 34Mbit/s at 10m and 10Mbit/s at 20m. You’ll probably want to invest in multiple wireless repeaters if you’re going to use the system over large areas anyway.

Overall, Zyxel's WiFi ticketing system didn’t impress us. Aside from the N4100's confusing and poorly laid out menu system, the printer itself, with its white body and big blue buttons, feels flimsy and looks like something made by Fischer-Price. The system works well enough, but there’s no reason to buy it when you can get easier-to-configure hotspot ticketing systems that also cost less.

Edison : a Quark-based computer the size of an SD Card

Intel is pushing forward with technology to enable the Internet of Things and wearable technology, by unveiling a tiny computer the same size as an SD card at CES.

Dubbed Edison, it is based on Intel's 22nm Quark processor, which the firm launched at its IDF conference last year, and is intended to be embedded into other devices and objects to make them more intelligent and connected.

Inside Edison, the 400MHz Quark processor is combined with WiFi and Bluetooth low-energy wireless interfaces for connectivity, and also has built-in LPDDR2 memory and flash storage. Because the Quark chip is x86-based, it can support Linux and other operating systems to run sophisticated high-level applications, Intel claimed.

Edison, which is set to be available this summer, will be compatible with developer tools used by the 'maker' community, meaning that it should be relatively quick and simple to build software to run on the device.

Intel intends Edison to enable rapid innovation and product development by a range of inventors, entrepreneurs and product designers, according to chief executive Brian Krzanich.

"Wearables are not everywhere today because they aren't yet solving real problems and they aren't yet integrated with our lifestyles. We're focused on addressing this engineering innovation challenge. Our goal is, if something computes and connects, it does it best with Intel inside," he said.

Autodesk said it was adding support for Edison to its 123D Circuits, an online circuit design and development tool. The move follows Intel's launch of a single-board computer based on Quark technology, called Galileo.

Tubig-powered Machine - green solution to scarce electricity

Aiming to help his Filipino countrymen, Stevenson “Steve” Rejuso invented the LED Lamp Portable DC Generator or simply known as 2BIG POWER. The invention generates electricity and enables to light its LED bulb using water as a fuel.

According to him, 2BIG POWER lights up to 3-4 days depending on the amount of water added and capable of producing 3-10 watts. The device doesn’t need clean water for it to light. It works also with dirty water, seawater, freshwater, buko juice, or even waste water.

Along with 2BIG POWER, he also invented the Tubig-powered Machine prompted with the shortage of electricity in their area. The device can light a flashlight, a lamp post, charge batteries and battery pack of cellular phones or even power a transistor radio and can light a village for two weeks. Same with his 2BIG POWER, it generates electricity using water.

The principle for both of his devices is simple. The production of electricity happens through a reaction between the several metal plates inside the device chamber aided by the addition of water. Water serves as an electrolyte that enables the ions from different plates to pass through. Since it consists of many plates, it produces electricity strong enough to have an economical value.

Sir Rejuso is a member of the Filipino Inventors Society (FIS) and known for his inventions here and abroad. He was featured in ABS-CBN separate programs, IMBENSIYON and Kabuhayang Swak na Swak. He said that many foreign countries are interested for the sale of his inventions. However, he refused the offer because he wants that Filipinos to benefit first.

2BIG POWER is safe to use compared to the candles and oil lamps as source of light. It is more economical and environment-friendly. On the other hand, Tubig-powered Machine is now functioning at Brgy. Greater Lagro, Quezon City, Metro Manila.

His inventions are very useful especially in areas where electricity is scarce. He is aiming to reach far-flung places of the Philippines where service of electricity is not available.

Ismael Aviso Self-Charging Electric Car

Today, the Philippine Department of Energy tested Ismael Aviso’s electric car, showing that running off wall power, the 11 kW DC motor ran at 45% efficiency, but with Aviso’s on-board generator which harvests ambient energy from the surroundings, the motor ran at 133% efficiency (overunity).

A "bare-bones" version of Aviso's Self-Charging Electric Car

by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News

Major, breaking news here. Today in the Philippines, the Department of Energy (DOE) validated a free energy technology we’ve been reporting on recently. This is the first instance that I know of in which a national DOE has validated overunity of any kind outside of the conventional free energy technologies of solar, wind, geothermal, tide, biomass, where the source of energy is always obvious.

Background of the Self-Charging EV

We are talking about an electric vehicle that can drive down the road without having to stop to re-charge, because the energy is derived onboard from the surroundings, in real time; in the tradition of Nikola Tesla’s Pierce Arrow.

The inventor, Ismael Aviso has posted videos showing himself and others driving his electric vehicle down the road, and the single 12-Volt battery that is connected to the 11-kilowatt DC motor doesn’t run down, but stays charged — more than full, at 13 volts, as measured periodically. Aviso estimates that once commercial, a retrofit of an existing vehicle might cost around $4,000 retail – and this would enable a once-petrol vehicle to be electric, with a battery pack that stays charged, even as it is driving down the road.

The energy allegedly comes through an onboard antenna. In our last story, I posted a 1.5-hour interview I had with him in which he described how the system works. Simply put, he said he combines the high frequency shorting effect pursued by Nikola Tesla, with the back EMF from the DC motor, to create a carrier wave to harness ambient energy.

This invention is at the extreme cutting edge of free energy developments; and now it has been validated by the Philippine DOE.

DOE Test Results

The Technology Application and Promotion Institute, a division of the Philippine Department of Energy, tested two technologies developed by Ismael Aviso: his electric car and his repelling force.

In testing the electric car, they compared the efficiency of the DC motor using a conventional power supply (MERALCO), to the efficiency of the DC motor using Aviso’s power source. Their measurement equipment included a dynamometer (which measures the torque produced by the spinning wheel); and oscilloscopes, to measure electrical output. They ran three tests of each type.

Interesting developments Given all the hurricanes /Typhoons they have been bombed with over 12 month period, They Could be in for interesting time. Philippines go for it .