Archive for May 24th, 2005
I’ll never forget that one scene in Terminator II where California’s governor cut off his hand to reveal a metallic skeleton (Man that’s a weird sentence to read).
The idea is starting to take shape though. Shadow Robot Company has just released a robotic hand for public consumption. They say it’s “the worlds most advanced Dexterous Hand.”
Now all we need to do is learn to put it under the skin and we can make real Terminators. Or, make them adamantium and we got Wolverine. Sorry, I love taking real science and seeing how close to sci-fi it gets us.
I LOVE phones. And gadgets, and computers, basically anything that comes with batteries or plugs in get me all warm, fuzzy, and some other emotions that we’ll avoid at this time. The FCC has leaked a bit of info about it’s SGH-D307 phone. I am a huge fan of QWERTY keyboard phones, once you go QWERTY –you don’t go back they say. Most QWERTY phones are huge, or have a micro non-useable thumb keyboard and (my dad often referred to me as Mr. Fat Thumb) I need a bit of space between keys.
This phone comes with Bluetooth, it’s quad-band GSM and supports EDGE. My favorite feature is the fact that the display can be in portrait or landscape! That’s just hot stuff if you ask me.
Well, in my case, it wasn’t a utility belt it was a utility car. I recently drove across the country from Cambridge, MA to San Jose, CA, and I couldn’t have done it without my carload of toys.
The first and most obvious gadget was the car itself, an “Aquarius Blue” Volkswagen New Beetle convertible. I bought it because it matches my iPod mini. (more…)
Technology advances bring great things. People can work faster, more productively, and have more fun doing it (sometimes). But you can’t progress 100%, there’s always a bit of regression and today I found truth to that. A man was caught holding a mobile phone and PDA for ransom. Granted it’s much better that he kidnap these items instead of a 9 year old daughter, but still people, what are you thinking? He was caught, and now faces charges. I wonder if he sent pictures of the PDA tied up, or those magazine cut out notes saying “if you ever want to make a phone call again, give me a million dollars!”
Last week quite a bit happened. E3 (the biggest video game conference) was held, and numerous nifty unveilings occurred. Nintendo and Sony gave announcements of new cool must have toys for the near future. Another huge occurrence last week was the Revenge of the Sith. Star Wars lives on, and with we have resurfaced kooky fans.
USA Today has built a small website dedicated to the 3rd prequel from Lucas. I think that my favorite is the storm trooper Elvis. What a combo! I be there were a few storm troopers in the original Star Wars trilogy that had sideburns like this guy does, hence the storm trooper Elvis just may have existed. The site has other factoids and a “Are you one with the Force” quiz. Uh huh baby (in an Elvis voice)