The first cell phone ever

December 30th, 2006

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Cell phones. Nowadays, everyone has one. At least one, actually. Their history can be traced to some devices that would go unrecognized in the GSM world today, so I’m not going to present you with the early early years of GSM technology. Mobile rigs were the beginning of mobile phones, along with taxicab radios, two way radios in police cruisers, and so on. But those are not quite important, so I’m going to skip directly to what has concerned us from the beginning.
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Cell phone of the future: Nokia Open

December 30th, 2006

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Isn’t it cute? Now, let me tell you a few things about it. First of all, it’s not real, or at least not yet. The “Nokia Open” would be a cell phone that opens like a fan with a “scrollable touch screen,” which seems to be an essential-yet-nonexistent item that would need to be invented in order for this to work. Quite of a paradox, ain’t it?

With the push of the button, the phone would open up allowing you to navigate and use its functions. This really is futuristic, but not really that far away as flexible displays via e-paper will be implemented in the next decade among the electronic equipments.


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50 + 1 iPhone mockups. Which one will be closest to the real thing?

December 22nd, 2006

With the approaching release of Apple’s iPhone, rumours regarding its looks have not been few. Every artist has tried to represent his version of the iPhone, either by combining the iPod with well-known phone models, such as the Nokia E73, or the Motorola V3, or by using his imagination to create a different-looking model. Here are 50 models of the Apple iPhone, and the iPhone released by Cisco. Which do you think will be closest to reality? There’s plenty to choose from, so go ahead: Read the rest of this entry »





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Top 10 weirdest keyboards ever

December 20th, 2006

What would a computer be without a keyboard? I’m one of those people who like to personalize the stuff they’re using everyday, where this could be possible. I think your keyboard would be a good start. Here’s a compilation of the coolest gadgeteering 10 keyboards ever made. I hope you’ll like it. Also check the links in the titles for a complete description of the gadgets as well as for better and more photos.
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Funny exit interview at Verizon

December 20th, 2006

Im sure most of you know what an exit interview is. Its an interview that a person takes after leaving his job. If you are into something funny right now, take a few minutes and see these pictures that are describing an exit interview at Verizon, a well known ISP. I took the liberty of posting this for you, as I happen to work in Customer Care.

Enjoy ;)
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Coloured disks from Lightscribe

December 19th, 2006

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HP has just announced that they have finished developing the Lightscribe colored disks. No, the writing process still remains monochromatic, but now the disks come in five different coatings: red, orange, yellow, blue and green.

These disks are based on the latest technology called Lightscribe Media v 1.2. The disks are exposed to a reactive dye, that’s able to change its color when also exposed to a 780 nm infrared light source. The difference between the colored parts of the disks is viewable only at the end of the burning process.

This is an important evolution from HP, as Lightscribe was only available in gradients of Grey. Colored Lightscribe disks are already selling in Europe from the end of September and reports have already confirmed that they also exist in Asia. At the moment, we dont know if the disks are available in the US (it seems that the market response to Lightscribe is not that great there), but you might want to check your local retailers. HP says that all Lightscribe burners are compatible with the new media.





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Who sent the first e-mail?

December 13th, 2006

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I’ve always asked myself who sent the first e-mail, ever and whether if he was aware of the fact that he would be starting an evolutionist era for the future generations. For those of you who had asked themselves this question at least once until now, and for those of you who are just curious in finding out the answer, I have searched around and found a few hints.

I like to think that the sending of the first e-mail message was of the same impact of the first phone call ever made, or the one of the first telegram ever sent. Huge.
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