Private Eye – Oculis Labs

2 07 2009

Oculis Labs developed a software to protect the content of your computer from spies, peeping toms and alikes. :P

If you’re afraid your boss might be right behind you, reading all those nice things you write about him…
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Grippity

21 06 2009

As I see, the one major problem with keyboards and portability is the fact that you need a table for the keyboard.
This makes it hard to type while lying down on your bed, riding a bus, or any situation in which you’re not sitting down with a keyboard in a table right in front of you (maybe you can, but it won’t be confortable, and will eventually lead to problems – back, wrists, arm muscles, whatever).

Grippity tries to solve that.
Pretty interesting idea…
UPDATE: Broken video replaced by the official ad.
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Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 – Browse for the Better

18 06 2009

I’ll be 100% sincere here: Internet Explorer is my LAST browser of choice, for several reasons.
BUT after I heard about this campaign, I ended up downloading the 8th installment of it.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 - Browser for the Better

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 - Browser for the Better


Here’s Microsoft’s catch: For every full Internet Explorer 8 download made on the Browse for the Better website, 8 meals will be donated to Feeding America, an NGO that distribute those meals to people in need.
See, you only have to download it to get Microsoft to spend their money on donations.
The campaign goes from June 10th to August 8th… but don’t wait to download it later, just go and download it now otherwise you’ll forget. :P
Bill Gates is well known for being the one guy that donated the biggest sums around for charity, there is an official Microsoft press release for the campaign, and they never said you actually have to use it to make your download valid… so I say, even if you don’t use Internet Explorer, go ahead and just download it. It’s for a good cause.

Source: Gizmodo





Archos 9 PC Tablet – Resistive Touchscreen Demonstration

16 06 2009

The new Archos Tablet running Windows 7:

Looks pretty nice! It’d be better if the guy shooting the video would keep still (both him and the device) for at least some seconds though…
Oh, also, that stand sounded pretty cheap. But whatever… will wait for more reviews to judge.

Source: TechEBlog





Firefox 3.5 – Videos

15 06 2009

Here’s an interesting feature that will be coming with the new Firefox 3.5 update:

Videos will work more or less like webpages, and you’ll be able to deal with it more dynamically.
Like applying filters, adding text, links, and some other stuff.

Source: Lifehacker





OS X Newton Virus

11 06 2009

The Newton Virus is an “Art Virus” for Mac OS X owners:

Yeah, “flawless piece of technology” was stupid, but still a pretty neat gimmick!
The only problem? You have to pay for it.
Yeah… expensive and useless… but cool anyways.

Source: Gizmodo





Asus EEE PC T91 Multitouch

11 06 2009

Here’s a video from the jkkmobile guys at Computex 2009 messing around with the upcoming Asus EEE PC T91 Multitouch (the T comes from Tablet!):

Now here’s a netbook I’m actually interested in buying… I hope the processor is powerful enough to handle video/DVD playback and some other stuff, with no skipping, along with tons of Firefox tabs opened…. then I can do most of my blogging while lying on my bed (as in resting, not telling lies)! :P
Anyways, great expectations for this one!

Source: Gizmodo and Gizmodo





S.H.Y.N.E.S.S. – Internet Explorer 8

11 06 2009

Microsoft appeals to the “tacky” ad genre to talk about Internet Explorer 8:

I gotta admit I lol’ed a bit. Regardless, Internet Explorer still sucks and is my last browser of choice (IMHO). :P

Source: Gizmodo





Hybrid HP Mininote – Tablet PC

8 06 2009

If you thought laptops were converging enough stuff, here’s a new idea to make you even more confused:

This is a prototype HP…. thing that mixes a laptop with a tablet PC.
The tablet PC part works by itself, running Google Android OS with a VIA/ARM based chipset.
When you mount it on the rest of the setup, it runs Windows XP becoming an HP Mini 1000 Netbook.
Guess it’s not a bad idea provided the integration between both platforms runs smooth.
Still wondering though if it isn’t way more simple to have a enhanced tablet PC running Windows 7 and a dock with keyboard and other stuff instead.
Because I imagine even though this contraption uses cheaper hardware, the whole set will end up being too expensive…

Source: Gizmodo





Microsoft’s Bing!

7 06 2009

I was unnaware Microsoft had launched a new search engine…. probably because it’s nothing much.
But hey, here’s the ad just in case you want to give it a spin:

Commenters who tested it are saying “it’s just like a regular search engine”.
Well, I dunno about that… didn’t test it yet.
But I didn’t even had time to test Wolfram Alpha yet, which means I won’t be “binging” anytime soon… :P
Microsoft had Live Search before that, and to be quite frank, it sucked.

Source: Gizmodo








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