Succeeding in staying a step behind Google’s platform Android, but releasing an SDK anyway, Apple will be opening up their phones for developers to generate apps for them free of charge. They have decided to take on Blackberry and friends by moving to the corporate market with support for Exchange and ActiveSynch and Cisco providing IPSec secure VPN tunneling over WPA2 Wifi encryption (That’s all good news if you were wondering).
I don’t know if we’ll see Outlook/LiveMail apps but it’s a possibility I guess
linkage: via apple.com, download SDK (you’ll need apple ID)
Now this looks interesting. The sooner we can loose the keyboard and mouse the better. Speech control has never really taken off so maybe we should skip that and go neural? With the demo at GDC (Game Developers Conference) of the Epoc headset by Emotiv (planned for late 2008 release) thought controlled PC may be closer than we’d suspected.
linkage: via kotaku.com
Yeah you head it right. Patagia (look it up ). 100 mph of brown trouser fun
Ever got fed up with the slow speed of the neighbors wifi you are ‘borrowing’ for your Torrent download server? Well not to worry, Slurpr is here to save your day. Now you can steal ALL your neighbors wifi!
For those of us that grew up on Thunderbirds, the allure of a personal underwater vehicle will never subside. Like me you’ll appreciate the fantastic designs of Spanish designer Guillermo Sureda-Burgos.
linkage : via sci-fi tech
Go the Wii! All this talk about who will top the home console in the coming death match of the ps and xbox. Yet all the news articles I have seen on consoles recently have been about the Wii wooing hearts and minds of toddlers and grans alike. Now what do I find but a crazy cat has hooked one up to his sampler and loop software on his pc and is using the WiFi Wii handset to create a live mix. I wonder if anyone has added visuals as well?
linkage: wii remote loop machine
If you have been keeping up with recent developments in robots, androids, computer science, sustainable energy, a.i, nanotechnology, bio-chemistry or the like, you will already know that the age of man being the dominant species on this planet could be coming to it’s close.
Porn will probably drive the development in the android scene as it has the intraweb to a large extent. These folks over at Positronic Technologies are heading in a personal assistant direction. The details are light but the site is nice and shiny and promises what only a few years ago I would have thought of as impossible.
Roll on July 16th when it will be released whether human kind is ready for it or not. Things are heating up. Will we see robot wars in our lifetimes?
linkage: ns-5 personal assistant
It had to happen. You know deep down, that you actually want one. C’mon admit it. And what do you know they are sold out.
So here is a nice idea for a concept phone. Well it is a lot more than a phone actually. It can really become any device you want. The idea is to have one single touch screen face that can be illuminated with what ever buttons and widgets best represent the current device mode i.e cell phone.
linkage: via sci fi tech
Ok so you’re a regular swashbuckler. You live on a rusty and battered oil rig and ply your trade off the Caribbean Isles in fair weather or foul. Evey good pirate hulk these days has a fat broadband connection to while away those lazy summer days, so it should come as no surprise that you can get a custom keyboard. Especially designed for chatting away in messenger or irc.
Click here to see the keyboard
So if you are like this guy with 4 screens and you sometimes loose which screen your cursor is on then you better just have a go at making an Obi-Wan 3d action figure cursor. I know I know. That doesn’t make much sense. Just watch the clip after the jump
click here to see the clip
I have been thinking a lot recently about converging technologies and the evolution of the PC and the interweb. Wondering what the average home pc will look like in five and then say ten years. This has all come about because I have been looking into a new pc. I don’t just want your average run of the mill pc. I have a few ideas coming together slowly and will post more on that as things develop.
The flip side is that I am reading some interesting tech articles and have come across a future solution, that is virtually available now. Imagine a small portable AV projector and a laser keyboard, you know, one of the ones where you project a keyboard onto a desk with a laser. Yeah. No I’m serious. When you press the pictures of a key on the desk you interrupt the beam and it can then tell where you have pressed.
OK so take a small portable projector and a holographic keyboard. Throw in a light pen that works the same way as a mouse. Press to click and extra buttons for options as well as special writing options/macros. All right you take these and slip them into your pockets. You’ll look like a bit of a nerd if you put the pen in your breast pocket, but if you have gadgets like these you can probably pull it of, just picture it:
You wander from your snazzy apartment out into the bustle of metropolitan life. You believe in not judging people but that can’t prevent the slight smirk from reaching the corners of your mouth anyway. All these smug ipod toters. Thinking they are the bomb with their little white headphones and portable mp3 doodads. Ah well. They’ll catch on soon for sure.
You pull into your friends coffee shop on the nearby highstreet and set your self up for a busy mornings
work blogging. You unpack your tripod and extend the legs, angling the mini projector so it points at the wall across the table from you. You plug the cables into the wall sockets and power it on. The glow of the projector easily covers the 30 inch space in front of you. The glowing red keyboard materialises instantly on the table half in your cup of coffee. You move the coffee and take a seat. Taking the pen you click to open firefox and get to work.
Ah thats the life. So click here for pictures and linkage
Well done. Well done. Some smart cookies over at usbcells have created a USB rechargeable battery cell for all your mobile needs. When the battery becomes flat simply plug it into any free USB slot to charge it. No need to carry bulky chargers or cable, it is all built in. Fantastic. Now all I want to see is a solar one that you just leave in the sun and it charges itself.
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That is a bit of a mouthful. God Control of Google Earth. You can literally grasp the world in your giant god like hands.
This is what the clever folks have to say about their on the cheap make-culture invention.
Atlas Gloves is a DIY physical interface for controlling 3D mapping applications like Google Earth. The user interface is a pair of illuminating gloves that can be used to track intuitive hand gestures like grabbing, pulling, reaching and rotating. The Open Source Atlas Gloves application can be downloaded here and operated from home using a webcam and two self-made illuminating gloves (or flashlights).
click here for youtube video and linkage