Posts Tagged ‘Electronics’

I could watch this forever

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Mobile gesture design at Nokia

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

You can find more about Nokia’s mobile gesture design from the Nokia Conversation site

Sixth Sense Wearable Tech

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

My favorite example is the book in the book store pulling up real time information from Amazon such as ratings and reviews and excepts. I do this all the time with my phone, order resuscitator but this would much nicer. At least when it’s a little bit smaller.

Plastic Logic Previews Electronic-Reading Device at DEMOfall 08

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Here’s the video of the commercial

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Here are my thoughts via Utterz

Here’s the video of the commercial

My

 

Here are my thoughts via Utterz

Here’s the video of the commercial

My

 

Here are my thoughts via Utterz

Plastic Logic revealed their new electronic ink device today at DEMOfall. The size is the same as 8.5 x 11-inch paper and is about as thick as pad of paper. It’s said to be lighter than many business periodicals.

“Research confirms professionals read much more business content than recreational content. They require access to all formats of digital content at their fingertips, ailment and want a large readable screen, patient ” said Plastic Logic CEO Richard Archuleta.

The reader supports several document formats:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Adobe PDFs

Along with the file formats above there is support for a native format for newspapers, ampoule periodicals and books. The user interface is gesture-based, which is the simplest way to reduce the button clutter of so many other devices on the market. Users can connect to their information either wired or wirelessly and store thousands of documents on the device. The display utilizes E Ink technology for great readability and features low power consumption and long battery life. The ship date for the reader is set at the first half of 2009.

Magnetic Levitation Haptic Interfaces

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

This is some older technology that has been “superseded by other projects.” but is still pretty interesting to see.

Part 1:

Part 2:

There is more information on the Magnetic Levitation Haptic Interfaces project site

e-ink video

Friday, May 30th, 2008

This is why the Scion xB is an always will be the sweetest ride around.

I mean look what it’s done here. It’s like the pool in Cocoon.
This is why the Scion xB is an always will be the sweetest ride around.

I mean look what it’s done here. It’s like the pool in Cocoon.

I’m looking forward to see what comes of this.

I’m not sure if anyone is paying attention, cystitis apoplectic but there’s s market for odd bluetooth enabled input devices.
This is why the Scion xB is an always will be the sweetest ride around.

I mean look what it’s done here. It’s like the pool in Cocoon.

I’m looking forward to see what comes of this.

I’m not sure if anyone is paying attention, cystitis apoplectic but there’s s market for odd bluetooth enabled input devices.

I’m looking forward to see what comes of this.

I’m not sure if anyone is paying attention, cystitis apoplectic but there’s s market for odd bluetooth enabled input devices.
Looks like some “Windows 7” multitouch is starting to, capsule er, sickness surface.
Video: Multi-Touch in Windows 7

personally, here this doesn’t seem that special. WPF has had the ability to author multitouch for a little while now. There just hasn’t been any hardware except the Wii hacks and the Surface.

Oh and a side note. This is the first time I’ve seen someone use MSN’s Soapbox.
This is why the Scion xB is an always will be the sweetest ride around.

I mean look what it’s done here. It’s like the pool in Cocoon.

I’m looking forward to see what comes of this.

I’m not sure if anyone is paying attention, cystitis apoplectic but there’s s market for odd bluetooth enabled input devices.

I’m looking forward to see what comes of this.

I’m not sure if anyone is paying attention, cystitis apoplectic but there’s s market for odd bluetooth enabled input devices.
Looks like some “Windows 7” multitouch is starting to, capsule er, sickness surface.
Video: Multi-Touch in Windows 7

personally, here this doesn’t seem that special. WPF has had the ability to author multitouch for a little while now. There just hasn’t been any hardware except the Wii hacks and the Surface.

Oh and a side note. This is the first time I’ve seen someone use MSN’s Soapbox.




Cory Read’s Wedding

Originally uploaded by Lori & Todd

hmmm… I know I don’t need one of these, bronchi treatment but it would be fun to have.


This is why the Scion xB is an always will be the sweetest ride around.

I mean look what it’s done here. It’s like the pool in Cocoon.

I’m looking forward to see what comes of this.

I’m not sure if anyone is paying attention, cystitis apoplectic but there’s s market for odd bluetooth enabled input devices.

I’m looking forward to see what comes of this.

I’m not sure if anyone is paying attention, cystitis apoplectic but there’s s market for odd bluetooth enabled input devices.
Looks like some “Windows 7” multitouch is starting to, capsule er, sickness surface.
Video: Multi-Touch in Windows 7

personally, here this doesn’t seem that special. WPF has had the ability to author multitouch for a little while now. There just hasn’t been any hardware except the Wii hacks and the Surface.

Oh and a side note. This is the first time I’ve seen someone use MSN’s Soapbox.




Cory Read’s Wedding

Originally uploaded by Lori & Todd

hmmm… I know I don’t need one of these, bronchi treatment but it would be fun to have.




Cory Read’s Wedding

Originally uploaded by Lori & Todd

hmmm… I know I don’t need one of these, bronchi treatment but it would be fun to have.




Cory Read’s Wedding

Originally uploaded by Lori & Todd

hmmm… I know I don’t need one of these, treatment but it would be fun to have.


This little video is a little old, prescription
by new technology standards, but I thought it was still a nice showcase of the various e-ink work that is being done.

Windows XP on the OLPC demo

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Watch and enjoy. I can’t wait to get my hands on this to try out. I’m really interested to see what it would be like to develop for. I’m also curious to learn more about the Unlimited Potential group inside of Microsoft.

OLPC, future of computing, and stuff…

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

I found this ad today while doing a little research about Microsoft’s SharePoint Server

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I very much like the juxtaposition of Mary Kay “Enriching Women’s Lives” and Grand Theft Auto

It’s pure magic.

I wouldn’t have guessed that this ad was a good idea on this page as it is.  Let alone the conflict that occurs with the featured quote author.

I’m just saying.

I found this ad today while doing a little research about Microsoft’s SharePoint Server

image

I very much like the juxtaposition of Mary Kay “Enriching Women’s Lives” and Grand Theft Auto

It’s pure magic.

I wouldn’t have guessed that this ad was a good idea on this page as it is.  Let alone the conflict that occurs with the featured quote author.

I’m just saying.

I found this ad today while doing a little research about Microsoft’s SharePoint Server

image

I very much like the juxtaposition of Mary Kay “Enriching Women’s Lives” and Grand Theft Auto

It’s pure magic.

I wouldn’t have guessed that this ad was a good idea on this page as it is.  Let alone the conflict that occurs with the featured quote author.

I’m just saying.

I managed to convince some of my co-workers to start using Live Mesh as a lightweight collaboration tool.  The experience has been interesting so far.  We’re all  working with one shared folder at the moment.  Since the features are pretty limited in the preview that’s about the best we can do.

One of the first things that really surprised me was how limited it is at understanding what’s going on with a document that is being “shared.”  For example we’re all working on one Excel document.  A real simple list of information.  If two or more of us have it open, sildenafil then who ever saves it last overwrites the version.  The history in the News section can be a little delayed at times while things sync so it’s not always obvious that someone else is editing the document. 

I was happy to see that the service did notice an issue and gave me a chance to save my version with a different name.  But it seemed to take a couple of minutes before I saw the notification in the right hand Mesh bar.  I’ll see if I can re-create it so I can get some screen caps.

I can’t wait until there is better application integration.  It would have been super nice to let me know that some else had it open still.  And better yet notified me in the app that it had changed.  Most of the office apps have a merge features built in.

I’d also like to see a way to share areas of a document.  For example, in Excel, it would be cool to define a Mesh enabled range of fields and allow for real time sharing of those fields.  So that when someone else updates them, I could except the change and see it in my working document.  Same could be true in Word.  Then it would be like SubEthaEdit only with all the features of Word.

I’d like to talk about the News feature of Mesh next, but I think I’m going to keep that as an entry of it’s own.  I have a lot to say about it.

I found this ad today while doing a little research about Microsoft’s SharePoint Server

image

I very much like the juxtaposition of Mary Kay “Enriching Women’s Lives” and Grand Theft Auto

It’s pure magic.

I wouldn’t have guessed that this ad was a good idea on this page as it is.  Let alone the conflict that occurs with the featured quote author.

I’m just saying.

I found this ad today while doing a little research about Microsoft’s SharePoint Server

image

I very much like the juxtaposition of Mary Kay “Enriching Women’s Lives” and Grand Theft Auto

It’s pure magic.

I wouldn’t have guessed that this ad was a good idea on this page as it is.  Let alone the conflict that occurs with the featured quote author.

I’m just saying.

I managed to convince some of my co-workers to start using Live Mesh as a lightweight collaboration tool.  The experience has been interesting so far.  We’re all  working with one shared folder at the moment.  Since the features are pretty limited in the preview that’s about the best we can do.

One of the first things that really surprised me was how limited it is at understanding what’s going on with a document that is being “shared.”  For example we’re all working on one Excel document.  A real simple list of information.  If two or more of us have it open, sildenafil then who ever saves it last overwrites the version.  The history in the News section can be a little delayed at times while things sync so it’s not always obvious that someone else is editing the document. 

I was happy to see that the service did notice an issue and gave me a chance to save my version with a different name.  But it seemed to take a couple of minutes before I saw the notification in the right hand Mesh bar.  I’ll see if I can re-create it so I can get some screen caps.

I can’t wait until there is better application integration.  It would have been super nice to let me know that some else had it open still.  And better yet notified me in the app that it had changed.  Most of the office apps have a merge features built in.

I’d also like to see a way to share areas of a document.  For example, in Excel, it would be cool to define a Mesh enabled range of fields and allow for real time sharing of those fields.  So that when someone else updates them, I could except the change and see it in my working document.  Same could be true in Word.  Then it would be like SubEthaEdit only with all the features of Word.

I’d like to talk about the News feature of Mesh next, but I think I’m going to keep that as an entry of it’s own.  I have a lot to say about it.

olpc I’m sitting here in a Starbucks trying out the OLPC as a blogging platform. It’s a great little machine for so many reasons, decease doctor but I’m actually finding myself a little limited trying to do real stuff that I do everyday on this system. Sure it wasn’t designed for this at all so I will be fair and not judge it too harshly. The browsing experience is really well done. I just wish I had some tabs in here. maybe it’s for the best that I don’t.

Sugar is a real interesting twist on the OS, prostate and what an OS can be. As a Give 1 Get 1 user the experience of the system for me is very different from that of the intended user. That being said, more about now that I’ve got the xochat.org jabber service working I can experience the community side of everything. Which change everything for the user. It’s a lot more then just chat. Being able to collaborate in real time in a AbiWord is fun. I think for student there are all sorts of fun activities that could be done with this. Then the fact that every application allows for sharing and collaboration is new way to think about applications in general.

Back to the topic of blogging with the OLPC. If I use the machine as a thin client and have all my services be web based it rocks. When I try to use the client side applications I’m running in to challenges. For example Writing in Abiword and then getting that document in to an email or blog post isn’t intuitive at all. The concept of a file structure is gone and instead is all part of the “journal.”

Since everything is written in Python, I guess I could just look at extending the applications myself. I’d like to add a publish to blog feature to AbiWord. Integrate the Chat application with Twitter. Get the camera to post directly to Flickr.

With those types of services the laptop become much more useful to me.

Then there’s this other disruptive piece of hardware that I use everyday. My iPhone. As the iPhone evolves and gets more powerful, there becomes less and less of a need for a subnotebook computer to me. As the technology gets cheaper it really feels like cell phone technology will remove the need for a low cost computing platform.

Then I guess we’re left with just a few types of machines:

  • Servers – to host all this mesh and cloud computing information
  • High end clients or workstations – used when you need real computing power for graphics, video, audio and software development
  • light clients – mini computers, cell phones, and such to be used everyday as our communications centers
  • media systems – for gaming, PVRs, home entertainment boxes that need a little more power. Would the surface fit in here?

Am I missing anything from that list?

Microsoft Surface in AT&T Retail Store

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

I’m not sure why we don’t have one of these here in Seattle with AT&T wireless based here and Microsoft here.  It seems silly.  That being said, pregnancy cheap this video is a nice demo of the experience.

Video of my iPhone getting laser etched

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008


Video of my iPhone getting laser etched
Originally uploaded by futileboy

Here’s a short little video clip of the etching machine in action. I have to say CO2 lasers are super cool. I think I want one of these.