- Nokia’s N97 unboxed on video — somehow, someway
- Nokia N97 Set To Ship Alongside Those Other Two Phones in June [Cellphones]
- Olidata Conte ultraportable finally shows itself, looks mighty good
- Fotonauts Offers a Sneak Peak At Its Upcoming Fotopedia
- Rumor: Netbook Debate Ends With A Quiet Settlement? [NetBooks]
- Auto-Cannibalistic Table Eats Itself Into Dirty Mess On Your Carpet [Furniture]
- Shots of the new iPhone’s interface surface
- Security is lax in Spanish metro areas
- The Home Servidor: A Server We Can See Sitting On Castro’s Desk [Servers]
- IDT to swap solar cells into LCDs, but not for energy reasons
Posted: 31 May 2009 10:22 AM PDT
We always heard that where there is a will, there is a way. Said mantra has never been more exemplified than in the video past the break, as someone halfway across this great planet has seemingly procured what could be the very first shipping N97. Still, we’d like to point out a few things here: first, Nokia has yet to officially ship these things, so there’s at least a sliver of a chance that by mashing play, you’ll actually be watching a KIRF unboxing, and in turn, supporting terrorism. Also, we can’t understand a word the unboxer says, so again, he could be explaining just how elaborate of a fake it is, and we’d never know. Needless to say, you should definitely proceed at your own risk.
Filed under: Cellphones
Posted: 31 May 2009 09:30 AM PDT
If this cellphone release date stuff keeps up, we’ll be seeing a cellphone releasing every day in June. The latest we can add to the list is the Nokia N97.
It’s the first Nokia N-series to sport a touchscreen, and you pre-ordered earlier this month, it will arrive around June 15 with the the S60 5th Edition OS on board.
Posted: 31 May 2009 09:07 AM PDT
My, my Olidata — why on Earth have you been depriving our wandering eyes from this beauty for so long? After being originally introduced at CES, we’ve heard precisely nothing since… until now, obviously.
At long last, the striking Conte ultraportable has found its way outside of the lab over in Italy, sporting an ultrathin frame, chiclet-style keyboard, a bezel that’s a bit too wide for our tastes, an HDMI output and a price tag starting at just €799 ($1,129). From what we can gather, a few versions of the machine will be available, one of which sports an SU2700 CPU, 13.3-inch LED-backlit display, a 120GB hard drive, 3GB of RAM, Bluetooth, WiFi and a multi-touch trackpad. Another variant is slated to include a Core Solo SU3500 CPU and a 120GB HDD, while yet another gets a Core 2 Duo SL9400 and a 128GB SSD.
Peek the read link for a few more looks, including one of the most bizarre advertisements we’ve ever seen for a mere laptop.
Filed under: Laptops
Olidata Conte ultraportable finally shows itself, looks mighty good originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 31 May 2009 11:07:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Posted: 31 May 2009 09:00 AM PDT
When Fotonauts debuted at last year's TechCrunch50, I called it a "gorgeous photopedia" because it promised to turn your photo albums into collaborative Web pages about different topics and subjects. Fotonauts is a desktop photo client which helps you tag, organize, and share your photos in a live feed, and is still in private beta. But you can see a glimpse of what the Web-facing version will look like at Fotopedia, which just soft-launched. A message at the top of the page states: "Fotopedia, a sneak peek. This site is an in-progress read-only preview of what we are going to launch in a few days."
One of the features of Fotonauts which has yet to be turned on is the ability to turn any photo album into a Web page, complete with tags, associated Wikipedia entry, and Google map information where available. Fotopedia showcases some of the same public albums you can see in the Fotonauts client, plus it adds a few twists. Each photo can be voted up or down or flagged as inappropriate. There is an Encyclopedia tab, which shows albums by topic/tag. For instance, you can see albums about Volcanos, butterflies, or Venice.
There are nearly 150,000 high-quality photos already, organized into 4,289 "articles." Each article is a Web slide show, along with the associated Wikipedia entry and Google Map. Each photo contains a lot of metadata making it search-engine friendly. Fotopedia is supposed to be a cross between Flickr and Wikipedia, an= long-lasting archive of "images for humanity." Fotonauts founder Jean-Marie Hullot explains in a note: "Flickr and other photo sites give you exposure for only a brief window in time, and adding photos to Wikipedia proved too complicated for the average user."
In addition to the photos, there is also an active community. You can follow other people or follow specific albums. You can also see individual profiles when you are logged in. You can also share albums as widgets. (I've included ones for Volcano and butterfly albums below).
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Posted: 31 May 2009 09:00 AM PDT
French web site Blogeee reports that the two companies, locked in a somewhat ridiculous legal dance for the past several months, have reached a settlement.
Few details have surfaced regarding the settlement, but according to Blogeee, Psion all but gave up the fight and has agreed to “allow” other computer makers to use the term netbook. Mum’s the word on what concessions, if any, Intel gave up to Psion.
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Posted: 31 May 2009 08:30 AM PDT
Cool in theory but a mess in reality, the Auto-Cannibalistic Table starts life off strong, but finishes with a whimper as a mound of dirt and vegetation on your family room floor.
Now, if artist Ate Atema could get this thing to recycle old cellphones or something, instead of old egg cartons, that’d be something. Until then, my herbs stay rooted in the garden. Outside. [Inhabit Blog via Neatorama]
Posted: 31 May 2009 08:22 AM PDT
The world woke this morning to the sight of some of screens from the iPhone 3.0 firmware, proving that we must remain vigilant every single day until WWDC next week. Perhaps tomorrow we'll see images of the iPhone's biomimetic skin?
These pictures show the compass - in photorealistic color - and a few of the sub screens including video recording and MMS sending.
The full post from Hong Kong shows even more goodies including a shot taken with the new phone's camera.
Maybe I'm just getting old but this is pretty much BFD for me right now. A compass? What am I, Mark Trail?
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Posted: 31 May 2009 08:02 AM PDT
A screen in a public bicycle lending site in Zamora, Spain was hacked to display porn for hours and hours, resulting in loads of Iberian titters and even more Iberian… well.
It took the Spanish police a few hours to take down the porn and claimed that the security on the kiosk was a little bit weak, thus explaining why porn was playing for hours in old Espana. Interestingly, if this happened in the US, however, there would be a nuclear strike on the kiosk and the bike company would shut down.
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Posted: 31 May 2009 08:00 AM PDT
Which brand goes best with your new home server: The popular Cohiba, or the unvarying mellowness of a Macanudo? I ask because this is the kind of question you’ll deal with once you install a Home Servidor.
Created by software developer Donavon West, the Home Servidor is a small home server that sits in the bowels of a fully functional humidor.
The case is made from cedar, and the glass lid covers a tray for more than a dozen cigars. Below that is another glass panel, which serves to protect the server’s innards from the cigar-friendly humidity and moisture provided by the humidor.
Like the case, the server itself is also custom built. There’s an Intel Atom 330 dual core processor, 2GB of memory, room for two internal SATA drives, space for two external USB drives expansions, Gigabit wired Ethernet and Windows Home Server.
Pricing begins at $800, and that includes 1TB of storage.
But those nights on the porch, the ones where you’re sipping some single malt Scotch and puffing a stogy while the Home Servidor pumps out mild tunes into the cool evening air? Those are free. [Baltimore Sun via Born Rich]
Posted: 31 May 2009 07:39 AM PDT
Solar-powered LCDs? Oh, yeah — we’ve got those. Sadly, that’s not at all what Integrated Digital Technologies is aiming to improve upon next week at Computex, though we still find its approach to trimming LCD weight and manufacturing costs an interesting one.
If we’re digesting this correctly, we’re hearing that the outfit plans to create interactive displays (or iScreens) that have embedded solar cells in the TFT array rather than extra film or glass with photo sensors. The result? A cost savings of up to 30 percent in manufacturing, not to mention a rather significant decrease in weight.
Without any images to go by, it’s still a wee bit tough to really wrap our heads around this new take, but hopefully we’ll see more next week in Taiwan.
[Via TG Daily]
Filed under: Displays
IDT to swap solar cells into LCDs, but not for energy reasons originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 31 May 2009 09:39:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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