Archive for Dec 30, 2010

Notion Ink Demos Adam Leaves System and Desktop

Notion Ink Demos Adam Leaves System and Desktop

Tonight comes the newest installment in the EDEN system of demos, this one VII and the first one to be done direct from the screen via the HDMI out to a computer at Notion Ink. This means a much better looking quality video, but still without sound. Improving ever so steadily! This video features a look at the Leaves system of working with the tablet and a tiny glance at the desktop. Leaves take each of your apps (apps that are ready to work with Leaves, of course) and turns them into sort of big widgets. They say that since things like feeds, Tweeting, Facebooking, and changing a song aren't full-fledged apps in themselves, they shouldn't need a full app open! Enter Leaves - or panels, if that's what you'd like to call them. Check it out!

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China Takes Aim at Internet Phone Services to Protect State-Owned Telephone Companies

China Takes Aim at Internet Phone Services to Protect State-Owned Telephone Companies

Protecting state-owned bodies, especially high-profile entities in any particular market, is a high priority for China. That's why it's not surprising to see that China has declared a warning on Thursday to VoIP providers like Skype. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has made a bold statement, saying plainly that they will seek out "illegal Internet phone services." However, the Ministry did not clarify as to which ones, exactly, they would be targeting.

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LG Tablet Running Android to be Shown Off at CES 2011

LG Tablet Running Android to be Shown Off at CES 2011

Tablets are going to be a big part of 2011's Consumer Electronics Show, and it looks like LG is ready to go ahead and throw their hat into the pool, too. According to the Korea Times, sources in the area are reporting that LG is aiming to keep up with Samsung, but look to be aiming a bit higher in the tablet department, as their version of the Android-based device will feature an 8.9-inch display.

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Zap Cane Hides a Flashlight & One Million Volt Charge

Zap Cane Hides a Flashlight & One Million Volt Charge

Canes have been a good way to conceal weapons for a long time. Usually, though, it's a blade of some kind in there. Or, maybe the cane itself is your weapon of choice. Either way, it's a trick that's been tested, and proven effective. The Zap Cane, though, may take things a bit too far. And not because it has a flashlight built-in, either.

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Mobius Strip Lamp Concept Design Aims to Streamline the Clutter

Mobius Strip Lamp Concept Design Aims to Streamline the Clutter

We haven't really noticed it, but apparently the current design for street lights, along with the way that we tell pedestrians its safe to walk across the street, is cluttered. Designer Kisung Lee looks to change all of that with the latest concept design for a street light. This one is called the Mobius Strip Lamp, and it's meant to bring all of the necessary aspects of a street light into one, streamlined design.

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Man Tries to Recreate Frogger with Real Traffic, Hits Real SUV

Man Tries to Recreate Frogger with Real Traffic, Hits Real SUV

Recreating your favorite videogame may seem like a good idea, but there's not many out there that would translate to the real world with the best of results. Even if Frogger seems like a pretty simple idea, you are just a frog getting from one point to another after all, it's not advisable to actually do that. After all, the cars, semi-trucks, and SUVs that populate our world are very real, and can actually kill you. That, and you don't get an extra life.

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THKR-4 Humanoid Robot will Rub Your Shoulders, Pour You a Drink [Video]

THKR-4 Humanoid Robot will Rub Your Shoulders, Pour You a Drink [Video]

Depending on the day, sometimes you just don't want to have to get up to get something, even when it's a drink out of the refrigerator. Completely understandable, and that's why humanoid "helper" robots are still the one thing that many people want in their homes. In Japan, home robots aren't in every home, but there's plenty of them in development. The one big difference between them and this 'bot, designated THKR-4, is that this one was designed with just off-the-shelf parts.

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Hopewell Culture and Design Aims at Apple, Others in Double-Click Lawsuit

Hopewell Culture and Design Aims at Apple, Others in Double-Click Lawsuit

If it weren't for the technology industry, there'd probably be a lot of downtime for some of the major courts around the United States. This time around, several companies are being targeted by plaintiff Hopwell Culture and Design. Of those companies, Apple, HTC, Adobe, and Samsung are being named. According to the plaintiff, these companies are violating a patent entitled Double-Clicking a Point-and-Click User Interface Apparatus to Enable a New Interaction with Content represented by an Active Visual Display Element.

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Human Touch Invites Publishers to Massage Chair Event

Human Touch Invites Publishers to Massage Chair Event

Woo! There's nothing we love better than a full body massage while writing a post about some cellphones. That's right. And now here we have an invite to an event all about the brand spanking new AcuTouch™ 9500 Massage Chairs featuring HT-Connect™ that'll be introduced by Human Touch. This event will take place January 5 and will be taking place at CES 2011 - right where we'll be anyway! They're gonna have a couple chairs there for everyone to sit on and fall asleep in - dangerous!

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Facebook Visited More Than Google in 2010, Traffic Analyst Firm Says

Facebook Visited More Than Google in 2010, Traffic Analyst Firm Says

To be "bigger than Google" in the tech world is a pretty big feat. But for Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, it's something that he can officially mark off of his "to-do" list, if he's got one. According to Hitwise, a traffic analyst firm, the social networking site has officially surpassed the search giant as the most visited website in 2010, and by a pretty significant margin, no less. These numbers, though, reflect traffic based in the United States only, though.

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Sprint Branded 3G/4G MiFi 4082 Image Appears Online

Sprint Branded 3G/4G MiFi 4082 Image Appears Online

It's not official, other than the fact that the device cleared the FCC a couple of weeks ago, but it looks like the very first press image of the 3G/4G MiFi from Novatel has managed to find its way onto the Internet. It's not an official release by any means, and the image comes from the SprintUser forums, from member r0fl. And if you look hard enough, you can indeed see that r0fl marked this little MiFi with his moniker, but that doesn't mean that this isn't the real deal.

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