Friday, July 21, 2006

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

MoGo Mouse

This might be one of the slickest accessories you can get for your portable computer. It's a wireless mouse that's stored (and charged) in your PC card slot. Should make good friends with my Fujitsu tablet.

Friday, January 06, 2006

OQO Available With Tablet OS

The Model 01+ from OQO is available with the Windows Tablet operating system. This is one of the coolest, smallest new tablets on the market. The Model 01+ has a sliding keyboard and a touch screen monitor. It easily fits into lab coats and purses. The new model also now supports screen rotation. This 4.9" x 3.4" x .9" beauty backs a good punch of performance for a great on the go device. The following picture is shown right on the OQO home page. What an announcement!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Santa, I've Been Good...

I’ve come up with my top technology wishes, just in time for Christmas (and for those still looking to get me a gift or two). Perhaps a little more clarification is needed; this wish list is created with the assumption that money is of no concern. After all, Santa’s elves have never been restricted by money. From “Inklings and Impressions”, may everyone’s holiday be blessed with good health, fortune, and cheer.

Fujitsu Stylistic ST5032D Tablet PC – For all the Inklings, this Fujitsu tablet makes the top of my wish list. Of course all the trimmings must be included (tablet dock, dvd writer…).
Fujitsu Tablet

Panasonic AG-HVX200 Handheld HD Video Camera – Although it appears to need both hands to hold this camera, the quality of home videos produced by this handheld camera, makes it among the most drool-friendly of all Christmas wishes.
Panasonic Camcorder

Sony VPL-HS51A Projector with HCS-W80 80" ChromaVue Screen(image placeholder)VPL-HS51AKIT – With many of the other wishes supporting high definition, this wish list can’t be without a high definition television, or in this case projector.
Sony Projector

Microsoft Xbox 360 – Now here is a wish that I already have (I suppose I could sell another on eBay). I have added this to my wish list as I feel it should be on everyone’s wish list this year. High definition Xbox 360 gaming is awesome.
Xbox 360

HP iPAQ hx2795 Pocket PC – The only thing that appears to be missing on this wish is the phone ability. This pocket pc is cranking and is hot enough without the phone.
HP Pocket PC

Panasonic Biometrics Access Control Iris Reader BM-ET330 – Ok, so this wish may be a little overkill, but how cool would it be to have the security and the ease of entry from this door access device on my front porch.
Panasonic Biometrics Access Control

Voodoo Aria HTPC Media Center PC – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I want this pc.
Voodoo Aria HTPC Media Center PC

Bose 201® Series V Direct/Reflecting® speaker system – Bose makes sound systems that offer audio clarity like no other. This speaker package sure would sound nice in my living room.
Bose Speaker System

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Technology In 2010

The Microsoft Research web site points to a great article that looks at some innovative visions for technology in the not so distant future. My favorite includes the electronic touch screen coffee table. The table will access the internet and rearrange text on the screen if you set something down on the table (like a cup of coffee). Built into the database would be every board game imaginable. No longer is there a need to go find stored away board games and no need to clean up after playing. Check out this and other great technology visions here: Technology's just getting started

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Inklings Google with Ink

Inklings are now able to search the web with ink. This is something I’ve been waiting to see. The web page has a bit of needed improvement, but has extreme potential to be a winner among inklings. Currently the site works only with Internet Explorer and .NET 1.1. The site recognizes hand writing and performs a Google search based on what is written. The writing input section is nicely sized and recognizes the wipe out gesture. Click the picture to check it out.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Perfect Dark Zero is Perfect

Over my vacation, I had the pleasure of spending many hours playing Microsoft's XBox 360, first person shooter debut, Perfect Dark Zero. The graphics and game-play are extremely phenomenal, blowing away any other first person shooter available to date (yes, that includes all versions of Halo). Coming from a huge Halo fan, this means a lot. I did enjoy some Halo parties over vacation and it made me want to get back to Perfect Dark Zero all the more. The bright clarity and graphical attention to detail, provided by the XBox 360 and Perfect Dark Zero, is surpassed by no other first person shooter.

Along with the best available graphics, the game control of Perfect Dark Zero is unsurpassed. The 'Cover' feature, seen in similar fashion by James Bond first person shooters, is greatly useful, and easy to use. It is also very attractive by a graphic standpoint. The weapons are of the best and most realistic you will find in first person shooters, often providing great secondary functions (silencers, look through walls, grenade launchers...). The weapons offering scope ability display range that is pressure sensitive to the left trigger on the controller. As the left trigger zooms, the right trigger prepares for fire. This leaves both thumbs easily available for movement in either scope or non-scope mode.

Yes, combat arena is awesome as expected. Blast your friends in a ton of multi-player games with Perfect Dark Zero.

XBox 360 owners have put aside Halo games for the new generation of online, high definition, first person shooter, Perfect Dark Zero.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Qbe Or Not Qbe

Qbe Technologies currently offer two innovative tablet slate computers. These computers are not offering the Microsoft tablet operating system, but do however provide software for handwriting recognition and voice recognition. These stylish computers have impressive specifications, of which includes a built in 180 degree pivot digital video camera, and a 10.4" TFT XGA touch screen. We're going to keep our eyes on Qbe Technologies, as they are offering great information tools for Inklings.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Inkling, Within Your Means

Become an Inkling with the Connoi T 2300, the newest tablet pc on the market. Announced yesterday, this tablet is hoping to help customers discover more than a notebook at an affordable rate. This information is hot off the press, so there are not many pictures of the tablet available yet. However, the picture provided does offer a nice glimpse of what we can expect in this stylish convertible. The pen appears to be held on the monitor in a similar fashion to the Fujitsu Lifebook convertible tablets. This provides great access to the pen in either tablet or laptop modes.

Stay tuned for more information regarding this new tablet. You may click on the picture to view the specifications provided with the tablet announcement.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

amBX Game Play Environment

One of my friends passed a very interesting link along to me. The link outlines an exciting approach to the future of gaming and home entertainment. The technology is being introduced by Philips and is called amBX. The amBX technology is being produced for ambient gaming, and perhaps home entertainment as a whole.

The technology sends signals to compatible hardware within the home to provide an atmosphere similar to the game play atmosphere. If you're playing a game within a jungle and the screen atmosphere is of color green, then the lights within the room turn the same shade of green. Strobes of light may simulate lightening, and fan blasts may simulate a rapid fall. The affect will provide us with a full sensory game play experience.

Philips is leading the way with advanced discussions with top videogame producers and peripheral manufacturers. Be on the look out, this technology may be available to us in May 2006! Find more information here: