From Read Write Web, “In the immediate aftermath of a 7.0 earthquake that caused an unbelievable amount of destruction to Haiti’s capital, Google has been asked by relief organizations and users to show images of what’s actually happening on the ground.
Another update and revolutionary product from Google is there upcoming Google Chrome OS. I’m pretty sure you are familiar with the browser version, which since the last update has become my browser of choice. Nothing comes close to loading Web pages, especially data intensive ones like Facebook.com. If you feel like trying it out, I highly recommend Google Chrome Browser by clicking here. But, will the Chome OS (Operating System) honestly be stable and ready to seriously challenge Microsoft’s OS, Windows 7, Vista and so on. Well, from what we know, that is not Google mission. The following is a collection of articles about previews and information Google has released.
I have been following the Apple tablet since it was announced last year. Mashable had an interesting conversation/post on the recently speculative 1,000 price tag of the Apple Tablet. Following the stock of Apple closely as well, the stock is at record highs and has recently experienced another increase from the tablet concept soon to be reality. But, as this article points out, yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported that the Tablet could be as much as $1,000. As Mashable points out, for $1,000 one can purchase a rather decent fully-functional lab top. So, this begs the question will the Tablet succeed?
I honestly believe that the minds at Apple have something huge up their sleeves. Possibly as big as incorporating SixSense technology. I will be keeping a close eye on this product. Time will tell. Who knows, maybe Apple will launch the thing at around $699, the price of the 32 gig Apple iPhone.
According the the USA Today Article, “ESPN is going 3D. The venerable sports network will launch ESPN 3D on June 11 with a World Cup soccer match, creating what it says will be the first all three-dimensional television network to the home.”
This could be the future of watching sports. I have some questions on exactly how the technology works to create 3D images on a standard TV but I’m game.
“There are challenges. You may need a new set-top box to watch 3D. It’s unclear if you’ll have to pay a premium. ESPN says it expects deals with distributors will be in place prior to launch.”
“Consumer Electronics Association CEO Gary Shapiro says the ESPN 3D announcement parallels where HDTV was six years ago. “This is a turning point for 3D,” he says.”
Sounds very interesting. I would love to watch my Titans in 3D.
Happy new year,
From engadget: “Skype has already made an impact on the home phone, mobiles and PC desktops (couldn’t do our podcast without it) and now it’s taking on the living room. LG and Panasonic are already lined up to deliver new HD webcams for their internet connected plasma and LCD HDTVs that will enable living room-to-living room calling in 720p.”
To see pictures and read the full post, click here.
I think this is a brilliant idea. Many of us, myself included, use our LCD and Plasma TV’s for Skype right now. I run my XPS lab top to my LG TV with an HDMI cable and can see my caller practically life sized and clear.They might as well be sitting on my table. But add better quality and remove the lab top, even better. Cheers to LG and Panasonic for the idea.
Happy new year,
At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.” In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he’ll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.
Enjoy, this in incredible. I know I will be recommending sponsor IBM’s stock and any other company that decides to move forward with this technology.