Why the Apple Newton failed. Such a shame, it’s an incredible device, still way ahead of other PDAs in some areas, like handwriting recognition. I’m still using a Messagepad 2100, as the self-respecting apple-geek that I am. I’ll probably switch to another PDA one day, but nothing has come close yet. found via Camworld
Here’s an interesting gadget/prototype: The Hi-Muse [archive link] is a Hi-Fi product entirely dedicated to audio. It looks like a micro Hi-Fi system with a large touch screen, a CD player, a hard drive and direct access to the Web. It can be connected to your existing audio system or used as a USB or Ethernet peripheral in your computer system.
Australian grocery wholesaler Mike O'Dwyer has invented a gun with no moving parts that can fire one million rounds per minute, compared to actual guns where the fastest one 'only' fires 6000 rounds per minute. I can't say the invention of new ways for killing people overjoys me, but the technology does impress me.
On the road but desperately need to fix something on your web server? Wapsh allows you to remotely login into a unix shell via your wap-enabled mobile phone. Of course, it's probably slow as hell. And that's if you can get that far without wap crashing your phone. (Can you tell I don't think much of wap?)