48,640 photos give a close-up look at London life (and other stuff you missed)
Holy PlayStation 4, Batman! Sure, Sony may have taken the wraps of their next generation console today, but we think these other stories deserve your attention too. Your mid-week GeekBytes round-up features a closer look at London, Samsung’s air guitar ambitions, and how one group of students are creating a portable power station.
If you live in London, this 320-gigapixel image could well be the biggest real-life game of Where’s Waldo (or Wally, if you happen to be British) ever. Taken from atop the BT Tower last year by photography firm 360Cities, this all-encompassing snapshot lets you get up close and personal with the UK’s sprawling capital. It’s an impressive collage, with plenty to see. Take the 360 image for a spin here, and see if you can find the Queen like we did.
A recently approved Samsung patent would allow bedroom rockers to jam along with their MP3 player by way of motion-detected strumming. Yup: The patent details a device that rocks buttons on its side—meant to imitate a guitar neck — along with a motion detector, allowing you to strum away, air-guitar style. [via Engadget]
Up, up and away! This prototype remote controlled helicopter—designed by a group of seven Queen Mary, University of London students—gets its power from the sun. The copter is topped in a layer of photovoltaic cells, and it is this solar concept that the Masters students hope to take further, hopefully creating sustainable portable power stations.