Archive for September 2009
This is pretty friggen badass! Microsoft project Courier is building a dual screen tablet pc, called a booklet, probably running Windows 7 and connected to the cloud. These images are courtesy of Gizmodo, as the watermark indicates. Bite it Apple.
Gizmodo reports that it is in the late stages of prototype mode so what you are seeing may be very close to reality. It packs two 7”+ screens with multi-touch and like tablets is designed for writing, flicking, and writing with the stylus and fingers. The actual user interface isnt yet clear but looks like a large home button and much more visual that we are used to.
One lame piece, according to the pictures, is a wimpy little 3MP camera. Camera = Cool but Camera + Low Resolution = Lame Ass
Have a look at the pictures below and decide for yourself.
Apparently the yacht built for Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has an anti-photo shield.
Here’s how it works. When the crew monitoring the waters suspects lingering paparazzi they activate the shield which then uses lasers to scan the surroundings for CCD. The laser will then shoot a pulse of light into the lens of the camera to destroy the photo.
The UK photo magazine Amateur Photographer has already asked a lawyer in London if destroying photo’s from afar is legal. Here’s what he said: “intermeddling with goods belonging to someone else, or altering their condition, is a trespass to goods and will entitle the photographer to claim compensation without having to prove loss.”
Here are a few other things build into this massive 557 foot, $1.2 billion yacht, named Eclipse:
2 x helipads
2 x swimming pools
1 x 6 foot screen in each guest room (not sure how many rooms)
1 x mini-submarine
50+ x missile-proof windows