Just how much cooler can they make Microsoft's Surface?
Oh, I suppose they could do a nifty holographic 3D interface but that
is for the future. In the here and now, the Surface gives new meaning
reports that at a recent conference they got to look at the SDK, which
allows developers the ability to slide an object around and have it
stop based on friction or what objects it hits. Think about sliding a
photo across a desktop with your fingertips into a folder. The good
thing is if you miss, it doesn't end up on the floor. It takes the
intuitive interface of the desktop as we know it and brings it together
with our most intuitive interface device, our hands. The promise for
this technology for the future is outstanding.
Object Recognition is planned for the future. Users will be able to place physical objects on the display to trigger different types of response, like downloading images from your Bluetooth enabled phone or uploading music to an MP3 player.
Now don't you just want one of these for a coffee table in your living room?
Welcome, guys and gals, to the inaugural edition of the Gaming Roundup. The aim of this little column? Well, if you can’t deduce that from reading the title, then Lord bless you, at least you’re trying. Regardless, I implore you to sit back, relax, and enjoy some gaming news in tiny, fun-sized pieces. And if that doesn’t work, you can just read this article.
Many-a Tom, Dick and Harry must have cursed their parents for such ordinary christening skills after being turned down an email id of their choice – which includes their name – that has already been taken up. But Yahoo is offering a great respite from the cut throat world of e-mail id registrations by offering ids on two new domains, Ymail and Rocketmail.
Users can reserve their favorite ids on these two domains as registrations are now open. "We realized we needed to expand the universe of Yahoo mail," said John Kremer, head of Yahoo mail. Some of the popular ids on the new domains are on the block on eBay and the proceeds will all go to charity.
Apple, after blowing off the Safari+IE 'carpet bombing' threat for weeks, finally decides to fix it, as well as fixing several other security vulnerabilities plaguing Windows XP and Vista users running Safari.
And, when you visit the Apple Download Center, grab yourself a copy of QuickTime 7.5 and stomp out more security flaws.
ASUS announced the availability of their 22-inch VW223 LCD monitor with built-in DisplayLink technology. This monitor was designed with multitasking in mind available monitors letting up to six additional monitors to be networked together using a single PC over the USB 2.0 interface.
The VW223B monitor delivers a native 1680x1050 wide-screen resolution, 3000:1 contrast ratio, and 5-millisecond response time help ensure smooth video display on all of the networked displays without lag or ghosting effects.
ASUS will also ship a 20-inch version, the VW202B starting sometime in July.
iTunes has registered more than 5 billion song downloads hitherto and has also emerged as the most frequented online movie store in the world. The increasing popularity of digital distribution channels like iTunes points to the end of the storage-media era - perhaps good riddance.
Apple Ceo Steve Jobs, who himself is a digital distribution champion, must be happy with the fact that iTunes is pioneering the digital distribution revolution. Movie buffs are renting and purchasing 50,000 films every single day from iTunes to go with the amazing feat of 5 billion song downloads.iTunes is Apple's golden goose and Steve Jobs, by the look of it, the fabled King Midas.
If you're looking for a ridiculously easy way to put together that
kick-ass video footage you made last night on your Iphone, mix in some
music, basic transitions and titles, and upload to MySpace, YouTube,
post to your Website or email to your pals, VideoThang version 2.0 may
be just the thang you crave.
VideoThang is a 20mb download for Windows-based PCs.
Calling itself the world’s simplest media editor, VT handles a wide
variety of video filetypes including wmv, avi, mov and mpg (without
making you figure out how to convert them) which can also be cropped with
ease using start and stop markers. Upload a bunch of jpgs for a
slideshow, access your Webcam or pull in media from Facebook.
Resequence all the clips and transitions with a drag and drop. Add in
an mp3 soundtrack, preview and you're done.
For superfast video mixing and assembly, this free multimedia editor and supporting online community is hard to complain about.
Owning the performance crown isn't enough; Nvidia wants to rule the mainstream, too. The GPU maker's highly popular G92 core has nearly defined the term 'bang-for-buck,' and Nvidia plans to tweak the core one more time to steal some thunder away from AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 4850. The new 9800 GTX+ will shrink the G92 core from 65nm to 55nm, and push the core, shader, and memory clockspeeds to 738MHz, 1836MHz, and 1000MHz respectively. The new card will retail at $249. And if that wasn't enough, the original 9800 GTX will drop down to $199. In other words, game on, AMD.
Netherlands-based Scoofers.com claims that it can provide more relevant search results by filtering in the popularity of links (what Scoofers calls 'expert knowledge') posted on sites like Digg, StumbleUpon and del.icio.us with Google's Custom Search Engine service.
Scoofers founder Jeroen Maljers writes in the company blog that thousands of websites have been refined and labeled for easy sorting -- including top level categories "Travel", " Electronics", "Party and dining" and "Fashion Shopping" to allow users to better focus their searches.
Type in "PC upgrade", for example, and Scoofers will allow a user to refine the results to the category of 'magazine' , but also (oddly) provide a filter 'For singles' and 'For teens'.
But with some awkward phrases and typos, Scoofers feels like it needs a little more time in the oven.