Below is a video of a Great Ball Contraption circuit that takes nearly 8 minutes to complete and probably took weeks to build if not months. This is like Lego 5.0 compared to what I used to be able to do with Lego when I was kid!
Reblogged from TNW
Just checking out the Engadget site specifically the “Motorola Atrix 4G, HD multimedia dock, and laptop dock hands-on” post and what can say but WOW.
I think this looks like a dream come true and if they have put a decent camera in there I think I’m in love…
The laptop dock is basically a screen with full size keyboard that pretty much turns it the phone into a laptop!
The phone dock allows you to plug in mouse, keyboard and hook up to a full HD screen !
Check out the engadget video that shows it all working and much more. It is really impressive if that is the type of experience that can be expected on the final version…
I was impressed with the Droid / Milestone but this is just great…
The User experience that is shown in the video and the amount of ways it can be used plus all the functions available through the WebTop application is just amazing.
PS: when are we getting this in Europe and moreover in France???
Quite amusing post by CNet UK about how bad the iPhone is at, well, being a phone: “The iPhone is the worst phone in the world“. Reminded me of a comment from a colleague recently talking about buying a new mobile phone, “I don’t want an iPhone because I want to use it as a phone and the battery is crap”. Very funny article and some good points…
So if you were to list the functions you would like in a USB drive what would it be?
Here is my list:
1) Small and not bulky, not heavy, easy to transport, can fit in your pocket
2) Large capacity, at the moment that would be 128 Go
3) High speed read and write capacity ( > 30MB read and > 20MB wite per second)
4) Biometric user authentication (fingerprint)
5) Hardware based data encryption
6) Backup via Internet of data (incremental backup, versioning) when connected
7) Shock proof, water, temperature and magnetic protection, with a lifetime warranty
8 ) Nice sleek but simple design (maybe titanium for extra protection and light weight) without a cap or with a cap that is attached and can’t be lost, fall off.
9) The ability to run an OS or software from the drive and or use as a memory booster
10) Maybe a short range beacon type system or even a GPS system that can be activated if it is lost, to quickly find it
11) For the paranoid a wipe or even remote wipe system, should the key really be lost and if it has confidential information on it. I guess this would need a small battery power source that triggers ths should it be tampered with or to allow for the GPS function if not connected to a computer.
12) It could serve as an RSA type system that randomly generates a number. This number when combined with a user id completes a login identification process
Edit: I was just checking out the comment from Steve below concerning the 64 Gig USB Key from Kingston and came across an advert for the “IronKey”. It seems that quite a few of the items from the above wish list can be found in the IronKey USB key coined as being the “world’s most secure USB key”. Looks pretty impressive take a look.