In case you’re curious about what else our friends across the Pacific are getting, here’s some more of‘s line. This season’s trends: 3-inch-plus screens, easy global calling and fitness. Like the Winter/Fall season’s phones, these ones are sleek clamshells chock full of features the public probably won’t use—like “Run & Walk,” a mobile fitness program that offers fashion advice, a personal trainer as well as the usual calorie and step counters.
All this and more in the Spykee series designed by CR. This particular entry is about Spykee VOX, who obeys your commands by voice or remote. It can move around, play music (with a connected iPod), remotely control other electronics, show human emotion (or maybe just robot emotion) with it’s face-lights.
This is the Android-based, 3-inch Sharp touchscreen,. And it is everything the T-Mobile isn’t: A stunning design and features combination that may convince regular consumers to choose the Android platform over iPhone. Seriously, while the T-Mobile G1 leaves me completely in a blah state of mind, DSTL1 actually makes me horny in a “I wish this thing vibrates really hard” kind of way.
Given just how shaky the economy as a whole has been of late, Microsoft’s sour news in relation to the Zune isn’t quite as shocking as it might be otherwise. That said, plenty of outlets publicly voiced their concern for the future of the line, but now Microsoft has hit back with assurance that everything’s still moving ahead according to plan. In a recent interview, Adam Sohn, the Zune’s director of marketing, said rather defensively that “every time anything comes up, there is a set of people who pull a Chicken Little and say, ‘The Sky is Falling. Zune is dead.’ ” He continued by stating rather outrightly that Microsoft was “still on track to deliver the next generation of Zune innovation in software and hardware,” noting that the planning was “fast and furious” and that “progress” would be delivered this calendar year.
Sport Activity Coupe. Progressive Activity Sedan. It seems like BMW gets to come up with all the new high-minded vehicle segments, but we’re going to submit one of our own: the Sport-Futility Vehicle. And this will be its purest application: the rumored Ferrari SUV. We call it a Sport-Futility Vehicle because it just won’t happen. Ferrari’s pledged it won’t even make a sedan, much less a truck. Now we know what you’re thinking. Porsche, Lamborghini, Spyker… they’re all sportscar companies that have dabbled in sport-utes, and in some cases have even toyed with the idea of a sedan after their SUV had already established itself. But Ferrari has never offered (not in serial production, anyway) anything aside from two-door sportscars, and that’s not about to change. But still, that won’t stop people from spreading rumors or rendering their speculation. And this is the latest such effort.
In a sudden retch of pigmentation, Sony just spat out the “Carnival Colors” collection of PSPs. Starting March 5th in Japan, the new colors matched with a 2200mAh battery will set you back a tax-inclusive price of ¥19,800 (about $223). Otherwise, you can drop ¥24,800 (about $279) for the 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), PSP pouch, wrist strap and cloth bundle.
Lighting up the street, these plastic flowers and bushes are coated and molded with special glow paint. These special paints absorb the solar energy during the day and thus glow at night. With the current recession gloom over our heads, I guess we all could do with some color that will help us tide this winter!
That’s because the “superbar”—as the taskbar is known by developers—jerks taskbar functionality in a new direction. It’s no longer merely a window manager—just a place to manage open windows and by proxy, open applications. It’s now a bona fide application launcher. More than that, it blends the two in ways that will remind many of the OS X Dock—apps that are running and those that aren’t can live together. True, you’ve been able to launch apps from the Windows taskbar’s Quick Launch ghetto for ages, but that’s been demolished so that Microsoft could completely and seamlessly integrate the launching of new apps and the managing of running ones.
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