The Simpsons has been on for a really long time. The cartoon is still pretty funny, if you like animation. I like Homer the best, though Apu is a favorite too. If you really like the Simpsons and want to decorate your iPhone with a Homer sticker, I have the thing for you.
This is part 2 of my column on gadgets that changed the world for me. These aren't necessarily gadgets that changed the world, not even the gadget world. But they all had a profound impact on my life, and were more important to me than simple technological tools or joyous little toys.
It's the hump day that we discussed yesterday, and hopefully you've survived to see the other side. And tonight's Daily Slash, of course. But that goes without saying. Tonight we've got a nice assortment of stories, ranging from the moderately ridiculous, to the just plain awesome. Up first, within the Best of R3, we've got a 55-inch TV that's running Android, iPads being confiscated, and the sixth largest wireless carrier in the United States getting very lucky. And then in the 'net, we're happy to bring you a snowmobile to destroy all other snowmobiles, a charger that will juice up your gadgets, an egg that needs a nest of paperclips, and finally a keyboard that's perfect for the office.
Well this is pretty cool, if I do say so myself. If you get tired of the same old electronic-tinged voice providing you with instructions on your GPS, then you'll be pleased to hear TomTom has added one certain famous cartoon dad to their offerings.
That's right. Now, Homer Simpson can provide you with directions to your next destination. He says fun things like, "Whoo-hoo, you have reached your destination." Other staples include, "At the end of the road, turn left, then take the motorway, hee-hee-hee."
So, voice skins aren't a new thing, I know, but personally, Homer beats everything else out there by a long-shot. Though, I'd imagine listening to "D'oh!" a million times during a cross country trip could become quite irritating. You can get the new Homer voice skin now for $13.
Fujitsu's LifeBook N7010 with its curious "Touch Zone" secondary display could be viewed as a gimmick or as a realistic productivity enhancement: a 4-inch touchscreen embedded above the notebook's keyboard, it offers users a secondary display for IM chats, toolbars or media. Laptop Mag spent some time with a pre-production N7010, and while they're not 100-percent convinced, the Fujitsu certainly seems to make some compelling arguments.
I have yet to get my grubby little hands on one of these things and I am already feeling my mouth water at the anticipation of what they’ve done just with the software side of things. If you thought for one second that you could do everything you do on the internet, this new version of gOS with the MySpace functionality added.
I don’t know anyone who can claim to be just “a Simpsons fan”, when it comes that family you’re either a fanatic or clueless. These two Simpsons themed USB toys are just the things to perk up your desk with the Springfield charm.
Looking for a new way to cause trouble and terrorize the general public? Be honest, we know you are. There is something new to add to your stash, the new Soundbomb. It records any sound you can possibly think of; from casual greetings, poems, and of course all those rude bodily functions. It has a motion sensor on it so it only goes off when someone goes past. I swear right now I look like Mr. Burns off of the Simpsons, you know what he looks like when he is plotting.