One of the first predecessors to modern cameras was invented in the 1800's and were known as Daguerreotype's, named after the inventor Jacques Mande Daguerre . One of first and most pristine examples of a Daguerreotype has surfaced in a private collection that was previously not known to exist. The camera is called the world's oldest and most expensive.
Last year the addition of internet connectivity on commercial flights boomed with all major US airlines offering internet connectivity on some flights. In-flight internet access is so mainstream now that it was featured on NCIS this week. Aircell is one of the major suppliers of hardware for internet in the sky and the company has unveiled its latest system.
Texas Instruments is the company behind the massively successful DLP technology that is found in all sorts of TVs and projectors in the electronics world. Today TI has announced a new product aimed at developers that are incorporating DLP technology into light processing applications. The new dev kit is called the DLP LightCommander.
After the first batch of supposedly leaked live Apple tablet images earlier on today, along comes a second purported to show the imminent touchscreen device cavorting with an iPhone. The same tipster sent the heavily-masked image to Engadget, though we're thinking this new shot is slightly out of proportion given the apparent aspect of the display.
Humanscale makes all sorts of gear for the office from chairs to desks. I have one of the company's chairs and it was all kinds of expensive, but very comfortable making it money well spent in my book. Humanscale has unveiled a new task light that it green called the Element LED task light.
There are lots of components that go into making electric and hybrid vehicles. Two of the most important are the battery packs and the electric motors. For a while now US automakers have been tying up with battery companies to construct their own battery packs.
"You can't hide innovation" says Olympus, and then promptly proves themselves wrong by obscuring their latest digital camera behind an unfortunately-placed hand. The company's newest teaser has already got tongues wagging, with the rumor forerunner being a fresh micro 4/3rds camera.
When you're an android that's remotely controlled by Android, the puns practically write themselves; happily Plen, the dapper little chap shown here, isn't quite at that level, as we'd all be out of jobs. Instead, he can be remotely-controlled via a Bluetooth connection with your Android smartphone, walking, dancing and skating.
Video demo after the cut