Yesterday saw the debut of the Office 2010 “teaser trailer”. Obviously, no Office 2010 movie’s scheduled; Microsoft was obviously trying a new way to promote its own product:
Opinions over the video online seem divided. Some wonder what the heck Microsoft was thinking, while others find the tongue-in-cheek presentation funny. Supporters have accused critics of not liking the Office 2010 trailer because it’s a Microsoft project.
Personally, I’m inclined to think that’s true. A lot of people have panned the movie for failing at humor, but some critics actually go out of their way to accuse Microsoft of wasting money. So why … [Read More]
So was a video of the unannounced Nokia E72 really broadcast on YouTube accidentally? In any case, the video (now off that site but available through Dailymotion) reveals that the E72 will feature the same tablet form factor as its predecessor the Nokia E71. Right down to the QWEERTY thumboard and four application keys situated below the display.
Some other revelations: A 5 megapixel camera, availability in black, gray and gold colors, and a nifty touch-scrolling mechanism. According to Brighthand, the E72’s workflow demo in the video reveals that the phone will run on Symbian S60, version 3.2.
Based on what I … [Read More]
Open source software was just the beginning, as we’re now seeing the slow but steady growth of open source hardware as well.
The newest development in this field is now accepting pre-orders — the Open Graphics Project’s OGD-1, a totally open source FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) development platform.
It’s actually not a graphics card yet, but that’s one of the many possible things it could be morphed into, and that’s all part of the plan.
The OGP itself has as their stated mission the creation of a graphics card that has entirely open hardware specs, and can be run … [Read More]