Stuff Office Cat’s diary – 29/01/13

Office Cat sniffs around the new Samsung Galaxy Express, self-destructing tech and NASA's lunar digger in today's news round-up

Samsung Galaxy Express

When the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini arrived, Office Cat was disappointed that its specs didn't measure up to those of its big brother. The Galaxy Express ups the oomph with a 4.5in Super AMOLED Plus screen, 1.2GHz dual-core and 1GB RAM along with a 5MP snapper – and, best of all, 4G LTE connectivity. Perfect for those with smaller paws – though details on UK availability have yet to be revealed.

Source: Pocket-Lint


NASA might have taken us to the Moon, but the space agency's spelling is lamentable – this new lunar digging robot, RASSOR, is pronounced "Razor." Silly NASA. Like Office Cat, the RASSOR is a master of digging, though unlike Office Cat it doesn't use its skills to hide its leavings in the Stuff office flowerpots. Thanks to the arm-mounted drums, RASSOR can dig far more than its weight should allow and can easily flip itself upright if it gets into trouble. The plan is to use the digger to collect lunar soil – and extract water from it, for future space exploration. Expect a RASSOR 2 in 2014.

Source: Engadget

Self-destructing tech

Remember the self-destructing messages in Mission: Impossible? DARPA wants to make that tech a reality – the US Department of Defense agency is working to produce electronics that can be destroyed by a liquid catalyst at the touch of a button, to conserve sensitive data and tech in the battlefield. Office Cat only wishes he could do away with some of his past tech errors as easily.

Source: Gizmag

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