The USA must be slipping, India beat us to creating the worlds first smartphone for the blind. The surface of the device uses shape memory technology and raises to form into text, pictures and braille. Ok this has to be the coolest thing i have ever heard of.
Read the whole story here:
Here are some pictures
Watch the video! be entertained!
So Microsoft decided to build a tablet running ARM hardware and Windows 8 RT, I’m actually excited to play with one of these. They have also created a version running x86 hardware and Windows 8 Pro with much more powerful hardware. Watch the video here: http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en/us/default.aspx
Apparently there are two different covers, a touch type model and a more positive feedback model. they snap on like the factory Apple smart covers with a magnet. And when you change the cover, the theme uses the color from the cover.
From everything i have read, the price is supposed to be very competitive, the build quality is great and performance is fluid and smooth.
Here are the Specs provided by microsoft:
Here are some pictures for your enjoyment:
Ok, i ran across this video today of someone subjecting the screen to repeated blows by a hammer and nail. I am not sure if this is real, but i can say my Lumia is very durable, since i have had this phone i have not dropped it, but I’ve had it in my pocket with keys and no scratches at all.
here is the video: Lumia 900 hammer test
I ran across this today and thought i would share: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57432462-37/siri-says-nokia-lumia-900-the-best-smartphone-ever/
Apparently if you a Siri on your iPhone 4s what t he best smartphone ever is, it responds “Nokia Lumia 900″. Well at least it is honest. =)
I just picked up my Lumia 900 today and happened to stop by Amazon.com and see how this phone is selling, well it made it to the top 2 spots with the cyan (blue) version taking number 1 and the black one taking number 2.
If this is any indication of how well the launch is going, they should be off to a good start.
So far, i installed Facebook, Evernote and i configured outlook and my work email. i am trying to find the best way to integrate my google calendar and then i think i will try out Citrix receiver.
My initial feelings about this phone are pretty positive. Very fast and responsive, nice screen and i love the design. Phone call quality is great and i really like the UI.
I tried out the Digital Physician mobile edition and it works perfectly, so i am happy i have another platform to demo on.
I will go out and take some sample pictures and post them later today. Check back later for more…
Google Project glass, see the official video here:
and here come the Parodies:
and a Microsoft Glass parody here:
I noticed this on Google today after i logged in today to check my mail:
according to the site,
Introducing Google Play
Now your favorite music, books, movies, apps, and games are all in one place that’s accessible from the Web and any Android device. Discover, buy and share like never before
very interesting, google is trying to compete with Netflix, Amazon and Itunes at the same time.
here is another excerpt
With Google Play you can:
- Store up to 20,000 songs for free and buy millions of new tracks
- Download more than 450,000 Android apps and games
- Browse the world’s largest selection of eBooks
- Rent thousands of your favorite movies, including new releases and HD titles
Since i moved to Texas, i have been looking at rental homes online, and i saw a few with a room that could be an office, but lacked doors. I don’t want to modify a rental to add doors, but i think this could be done even to a rental.
read more here:
I think this product is pretty cool. Not only does it look stark and stylish, but i am sure it works great! I may just buy one to have on my desk to amuse myself. =)
watch a video to see the “magic” for yourself
The designers explain why they made it the way they did:
To underline both this “return to the roots” and the low tech side of MegaPhone, we have chosen traditional materials used in ancient manufacture: wood and ceramic. The materials we have chosen are natural, eco friendly and have always been a part of our environment. They belong to human culture in a deeper way than plastic and electronics do.
It even comes in Gold Plated!
for more information, please visit the Enandis online store http://www.enandis-shop.it/
Maybe i should try to use a shell to amplify my Android phone, i could find something like this:
and using jbweld or whatever form a stand and cut a slot into the top to set the phone in. then coat the whole thing with high temp ceramic coating for fun. Sounds like a plan, now i just need to find a shell to destroy.