Technology Tools

The benefits of being thin?
Microsoft Unveils Company’s Thinnest Keyboard, Designed Exclusively for Bluetooth Computers

To address the demand for mobility, Microsoft Hardware’s Industrial Design team designed the keyboard so it doesn’t sacrifice style, while creating a compact, clean and refined product, offering ultimate comfort with Microsoft’s Comfort Curve layout. The feather-light keyboard is stylish and also features a portable Bluetooth Number Pad that helps people stay productive wherever they work.

“The design tenets of compact, clean and refined really set the stage for the success of the keyboard,” said Chris Kujawski, industrial designer for Microsoft Hardware. “There is nothing extraneous about the design. We removed everything that didn’t fit with those ideas and ended up with something we’re really proud of — a compact, sophisticated keyboard that pairs perfectly with Bluetooth computers.”

The Most (and Least) Inventive Inventions on Time’s ’50 Best Inventions’ List

If someone decided to do a list of innovative magazine lists, it probably wouldn’t include Time magazine’s “50 Best Innovations” list. The new one’s out, and we’ve sub-selected some of the good items for you. But a broad swath of the selections are either too intentionally odd, fumbled, or just wrong. We’re just, saying… you know?

Even for keyboards, this is thin.

Lukeither Willingham, Web Developer

Source: Microsoft Press Pass



The Electric Eye

MIT’s invention also needs no championing: A titanium-coated, in-eyeball chip that transmits what it detects directly to the patient’s brain. It’s potentially a cybernetic eye enhancement that would return the ability to see the World to millions of people suffering loss of vision. Amazing.

Source: Fast Company


 

 

If dreams really do come true, I’ve compiled my 2009 Christmas wish list and a list of technical tools for web developers and digital artists.

17 inch MacBook Pro: with Advanced graphics and brilliant display.
High-performance NVIDIA graphics combine with a vivid LED-backlit display to give you a stunning viewing experience. Learn more Starts at $2499

kindleThe Kindle 2.0: The Kindle Store has more than 300,000 books available, plus top newspapers, magazines, and blogs. This is just the beginning. Our vision is to have every book ever printed, in any language, all available in under 60 seconds on Kindle. We won’t stop until we get there priced at $299

Verizon BlackBerry 8830 Wireless
Allows you to switch seamlessly between CDMA and GSM models to make phone calls, access email, and browse the Internet in the U.S. or abroad. Shop

olympus WS-210Olympus WS-210 – digital voice recorder
You can record your meetings, memos and ideas in high quality stereo sound with the WS-210. This ultra-compact and super stylish voice recorder can capture over 138 hours of audio in LP mode. It can also be used for the transportation of all types of data files. All this without requiring cables, a docking station or special software!

iPod Touch: You can record your meetings, memos and ideas in high quality stereo sound with the WS-210. This ultra-compact and super stylish voice recorder can capture over 138 hours of audio in LP mode. It can also be used for the transportation of all types of data files. All this without requiring cables, a docking station or special software!

panasonic_dmctz50The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ50:  a 9.1 megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera features 10x Optical Zoom (35mm equiv: 28-280mm) with Image Stabilizer, Intelligent Auto Mode, 30 fps High-Definition Motion Images and HD Output, Wireless LAN and a 3.0″ LCD with Intelligent LCD Function. The camera measures 2.33” x 4.07” x 1.44” and weighs around 0.47 lbs.

trueview_digital photoframeViewSonic Digital Photo Frames display your favorite photos on high resolution LCD screens and support JPEG images, MP3 music and slideshows.

Genius G-Shot HD520 camcorder does 720p
The Genius G-Shot HD520 is a compact pocket size camcorder with a 2.5 LTPS color viewfinder. You can rotate the panel up 270 degrees to find the right position to take videos. It is a high definition video camera, can output on high-resolution flat-panel TVs using the HDMI cable ; it supports high efficient MPEG4/H.264 image compression format and reduces the file size so you can easily upload clips and photos to share with friends. Other features of the G-Shot HD520 camcorder: shoot photos up to 11MP, listen to music, read E-books, voice record, and it can be a portable media player to view clips or even still images. In addition, the Z-Lighting technology enhances the brightness under low light or in a backlight environment. Ask your salesperson for more details on the latest HD camcorder from Genius. for $149

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