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). 😛

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… 😛
Microsoft had Live Search before that, and to be quite frank, it sucked.

Source: Gizmodo

Google Wave

7 06 2009

Google Wave é a nova ferramenta de colaboração do Google que está sendo desenvolvida para rodar no navegador, e tem este longo vídeo de demonstração:

Que tem duração de 1 hora e 20 minutos e está em inglês… então só que estiver REALMENTE interessado vai assistir (como eu).
Para todos os outros, continuem lendo que darei uma breve explicação sobre.
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1964 Antique MODEM

2 06 2009

And I thought my Dad had the oldest modem ever… here is a video in which Casey uses a 1964, completely analog modem to connect to the Internet!

A modem in a WOODEN case… holy crap!
My dad’s very old modem which I never really saw being used was like the size of a regular VCR, and the case was all metal.
But unfortunately, I think we didn’t keep it on our last move, so it’s probably scrap by now.
The first modem I used was a 2400bps… probably US Robotics… dunno if it was to access some local BBS, or to play Doom.
I also had a 9600 US Robotics, 14400 Zoltrix… and I think a standard 56700 US Robotics too.
BananaCom, Teleconference in BBS (this is previous to IRC) and downloading .mod files comes to mind.
The awesome AxelFoley.mod. xD
And I’ll stop writing now because when it comes to the old days of BBSs and Internet, I can go on for hours. 😛

Source: Gizmodo

USB Hip Shaker

27 05 2009

There are tons of useless USB gimmicks out there, this is just another one:

Uhh… dunno what else to say.

Source: Gizmodo

Hi, a Real Human Interface

26 05 2009

Ever wondered what’s this so called “Human Interface” everyone keeps talking about, on how important it is to computers and other devices?
The guys at Multitouch-Barcelona presents you Hi, a REAL human interface:

Here, check Multitouch-Barcelona website, also with a Vimeo version of this video!

Source: TechEBlog