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Fusion Radar: April 24, 2013

April 24th, 2013 - by marissa - Salt Lake City, Utah

Keeping up with technology is a lot of work. Luckily, we enjoy wading through the noise just to find the gems of awesomeness sprinkled throughout. Fusion Radar is our gift to you, Current or Potential Client, so that you can enjoy all of the awesome without any of the drudgery. Unwrap it each week, and know that you’re loved by the geeks and pixel-pushers at Agency Fusion.


RailsPanel is a Chrome extension for Rails development. Its most basic function is to end your tailing of development.log, and it also provides insight to db/rendering/total times, parameter list, and rendered views.


Psddd is a collection of resources from Dribbble, and it’s a great place for designers who are looking for inspiration and freebies to go. You can scroll through the newest resources, or search in categories like UI Kits, Modals, PS Elements, and others.


Drawscript is an extension for Illustrator that generates graphics code (Obj-C, C++, JavaScript, Processing, ActionScript 3, JSON, Bezier array) from vector shapes. It’s great for skinning UIs, creating vector assets, and learning more about vector graphics programming.


The HapiFork is the latest in a long line of “SmartThings”: it’s a fork that HapiLabs has designed to communicate with your smartphone. As its aim is to help users lose weight, the fork will actually vibrate in your hand if it detects you are eating too quickly, and it measures and records the number of bites you take and how long it took you to finish eating. It then sends the information to a HapiLabs app on your smartphone and offers advice on how to improve your eating habits.

Firefox OS Smartphone

Web developers with an interest in mobile programming and HTML5 will likely be excited to hear about the new smartphone specifically designed for Firefox OS. Geeksphone is the first group to design and build a mobile device with Firefox OS at its heart. Their phones are currently available for purchase as developer preview devices, and they offer two different models, the Keon and the Peak.


Micromagic Systems (a robotics and animatronics company) has spent the last four years (and hundreds of thousands of dollars) building one of the coolest giant robots we’ve ever seen. This all-terrain, two-ton, walking hexapod robot can be piloted or controlled via wifi, and is available for private hire over in the UK.


Lurpak is a European company that sells butter. Doesn’t really seem all that exciting, does it? Or artistic, or intriguing? But their ad, linked below, is all three. This commercial is so well done.