Results for tag: technology

Why the Apple Newton Failed.

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

Linked on the 19th of March, 2001 Details

An example of terminal: the Hi-Muse.

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.

Linked on the 17th of March, 2001 Details

The Be Aura platform.

The whole internet appliance thing has kind of floated right over my head, but Be's Aura, a reference platform for a networkable, Be-based home stereo, is something else.

Linked on the 15th of December, 2000 Details

Grocer invents gun with no moving parts

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.

Linked on the 12th of December, 2000 Details

P2P explained

The Red Herring features a no-nonsense article about P2P networking that cuts through the hype. Well worth reading.

Linked on the 11th of December, 2000 Details

WAP remote shell

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?)

Linked on the 8th of December, 2000 Details