Archive for Nov 24, 2008

Motorola Atila WM6.1 touchscreen smartphone in the wild

Motorola Atila WM6.1 touchscreen smartphone in the wild

Shots of the Motorola Atila touchscreen smartphone have leaked, showing off among other things the company's new theme for Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro (another, Apple-inspired theme is shown after the cut).  The Atila is quadband GSM and triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA, capable of 7.2Mbps downloads and 1.8Mbps uploads (network depending); control is via a 2.8-inch QVGA 240 x 320 resistive touchscreen.

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Touchscreen DIY Coffee Machine with remote cellphone control

Touchscreen DIY Coffee Machine with remote cellphone control

If you're not a complete caffeine-head then you might not realize that there's a furious coffee-machine modding scene out there, determined to tweak the best out of their (often expensive) home espresso machines.  Sometimes you can't find a good starting place, though, and then the only option is to build your own machine from scratch: that's exactly what Reko Mäenpää did, integrating a full computer, 8-inch touchscreen, WAP-portal and more.

 

Video demo of the coffee machine in action after the cut

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