Oct 062007

HTC S730

Here we have the S730 from HTC running Windows Mobile 6 with 3G, quad-band capability and wi-fi. Has a 2.4″ QVGA screen, camera on the front and video phone capability, stereo BT, microSD,

With the complete suite of Microsoft Office Mobile applications you can open and edit documents while on the move, and the compact phone slides to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, enabling fast typing and dialing.

The best part for me is the candy bar style with qwerty.

The Boy Genius Report has the Unboxing, with a gallery of pics, or jump to the product page.

Question: When will the US have this?

 Posted by at 7:38 am
Oct 062007


Crows are damn smart Pt1 introduced you to Betty, that freakishly smart crow.

National Geographic is taking crow behavioral watching to a new level by attaching ‘Crow Cams’ to the little monsters and making some insightful discoveries of their use of tools.

If you’re new to the concept of crows being smarter than chimps, sit back and take a read and watch some vids:

 Posted by at 5:23 am
Oct 052007

Okay so this is a creative new idea on how to get your idea across to the masses via sketch art w/sound.  Sounds a lot like whiteboard, but with a few spiffy twists.  There are a number of different applications for SketchCast, but the ones I find intuitive are the ability to share your art with thousands almost instantly, that you can use this to ferry ideas in presentations, and not to mention setting up a mean game of Pictionary (Thanks Taunya!) with your friends!

Here’s a demo:


Link: HERE

Oct 052007

apple logo Old Style

The Consumerist has a letter from a very upset MacBook user that received some shoddy customer service at the Apple Store.

The Consumerist’s response? Well, to paraphrase, it’s to ‘Kick the store in the nuts‘.

In the course of the explanation in how to go about implementing the kick to the proverbial crotch, they call out a book Unscrewed, known as ‘”The consumer’s guide to getting what you paid for: a pull-no-punches guide to getting your way, and your money back, when dealing with businesses or the government.”

I like they way they think.


[via reddit]


 Posted by at 6:03 am
Oct 052007

battlestar galactica

[This pic is from the Battlestar Galactica soundtrack album – 1978]

Nov 24 on Sci-Fi there will be a special two-hour episode “Razor”, which will serve as a backdrop for the events of season four of Battlestar Galactica, tells the story of Lee Adama’s first mission as the commander of the battlestar Pegasus ? and the harrowing tale of that ship’s desperate fight for survival in the immediate aftermath of the Cylon’s genocidal siege of the Twelve Colonies.

Lee Adama’s new XO, Major Kendra Shaw, is plagued by memories of her service and sacrifices under Admiral Helena Cain, who was able to save her ship during the Cylon attack ? but only by making Shaw and her fellow officers rationalize suicidal battle tactics and brutal war crimes against their own people.

In the crucible of war, Shaw must let her hesitation and doubts burn away, until all that remains of her is the honed edge of a living human weapon ? what Colonial veterans call “a razor.” But an edge so fine cuts in more than one direction. It can cleave an enemy to pieces ? or it can carve away a person’s soul.

 Posted by at 5:23 am