Archive for May, 2010

Palm webOS UI chief taking new role in Android team? [Update: Confirmed!]

Palm webOS UI chief taking new role in Android team? [Update: Confirmed!]

The man responsible for the Palm webOS UI, Matias Duarte, has apparently jumped ship and taken a new job at Google, most likely in the search giant's Android team.  That's according to AllThingsD's sources; Palm have confirmed Duarte's resignation, but neither they nor Google will confirm exactly where he's headed.  As Senior Director of Human Interface and User Experience at Palm, Duarte took the lead in developing the distinctive and flexible webOS interface, one of the things many - us included - believe will make the platform so ideal for the upcoming HP webOS tablet.

Update: It's confirmed, Duarte will be Google's new "User Experience Director for Android"

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AMtek iTablet Speed-Lite Tegra 2 tablet brings four touchscreen friends to Computex

AMtek iTablet Speed-Lite Tegra 2 tablet brings four touchscreen friends to Computex

The tablet market is gathering momentum, and AMtek has just announced all five of the models they'll be bringing to Computex next month.  The slates range in processor prowess from a simple 800MHz Freescale chip, through NVIDIA's Tegra 2, and then into the realms of Intel's Menlow and Montevina platforms.  Touchscreen technology, meanwhile, includes active digitizers and multitouch-capable capacitive screens.

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USB flash drive cufflinks for the well-dressed geek

USB flash drive cufflinks for the well-dressed geek

There are lots of geeks out there that revel in their geekdom. This is the sort of person who buys all their shirts at ThinkGeek and normal folk go to when their computer needs fixed. Sometimes a geek has to leave the t-shirt behind and get fancied up for events like weddings or court dates for trying to hack your hot neighbors Facebook page.

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Lensbaby Control Freak lens now shipping for DSLRs

Lensbaby Control Freak lens now shipping for DSLRs

One of the big reasons that amateur and pro photographers go with a DSLR camera is so they can have more control over their photos. This control comes in the from of adjustments and having the perfect lens for any need. Lensbaby has announced that it is now shipping its Control Freak lens for DSLR cameras.

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Nokia N8 Sims 3, Need For Speed & Monopoly gaming get video demos

Nokia N8 Sims 3, Need For Speed & Monopoly gaming get video demos

The Open Mobile Summit is currently taking place in overcast London, and Nokia have been rolling out some hitherto-unseen Nokia N8 goodies to tide us over until the smartphone launches in August.  Most eye-catching are EA Games demos of Sims 3, Need For Speed and Monopoly for the handset, and MyNokiaBlog grabbed some demo video of the three in action.

Video demo after the cut

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