Check out this amazing demonstration from Microsoft, how soon will we have it built into our devices 🙂 Source: ‘Holoportation’ demo makes live-video holograms look easy
If you are looking for a headset with support for listening to audio while on the go, the M50 is a great device. One of the biggest challenges I had was locating one that had a high enough volume and the M50 was a perfect pair. It offers 11 hours of talk time and up to 384 hours standby, I keep one in my bag and charge it weekly. It also supports two separate devices, 2 phones, phone and computer or tablet so you can use it to support various configurations. Price is only $28.
Adding a AppleTV – Why you may want one, especially if you are thinking about a iPad #edhcat, #lrnchat
Using AirPlay Mirroring for iPad 2nd and 3rd generation and Mountain Lion
Wow your audience in the conference room, classroom, or living room. AirPlay supports video mirroring. Which means you can wirelessly — and securely — stream whatever’s on your iPad 2, 3 or on you Mountain Lion Mac to your HDTV via Apple TV. Everyone in the room sees exactly what’s on your display up there on the big screen.
You can also use your mac in extended display so you can move content and windows between your built-in screen and the big TV. Works great for wireframing, presentations and design. We replaced our conference room projector last year with a 46″ LED TV and added the Apple TV and couldn’t be happier. You can also get a direct cable connection from your laptop to the TV if you want to just take advantage of the extra screen and skip the extra peripheral.
Have you heard about Google Googles yet? Take a photo and google will search and present the results.
Currently available for Android 1.6+, this new Google Labs service allows you to take a photo and Google will provide additional information about the place, wine, logo, artwork, landmark or book. Just imagine walking thru a museum or while on vacation you want to learn more about a location, simply snap a photo and learn more about it. Hope to see an iPhone interface soon.
While roaming around the expo area I had the chance to learn about the latest Eye-Fi product. This is an amazing product which replaces your current SD card in your digital camera and allows you to wirelessly transfers pictures to iPhoto or your photo management tool via your 802.11 network. I was impressed with the speed and ease. It also geo-tags your photos while traveling so you know where in the world they were taken and don’t have to add additional notes or manually do it. The new 8gb card is due to ship shortly for $149.
The card can also transfer via a hotspot or your network to Facebook, Flicker or other web supported site. Learn more at http://www.eye.fi/
I use Gizmodo, http://www.gizmodo.com/ for the latest information and announcements on new gadgets and technology. They are current covering all the announcements at CES 2010.
We’re moving our office later this month and in preparation, we’ve been cleaning up over the past 2 months. Its amazing how much “stuff” you can acquire in 10 years in one location. I’ve recycled dozens of books, hardware products. It’s aso amazing how the field has changed in recent years going from the big packaging for software to the quick, easy downloads over the last 2 years.
One of my favorite products, the ICE Board had 8 processors, cost over $7,000 and allowed you to accelerate After Effects and Infini-D, a easy to use 3D animation software. The board paid for itself in the first project, and allowed us to make the deadline but its amazing that for about $500 today, you have more processing power and a full computer.
I recommend everyone, at least once a month, takes the opportunity and clean up so you don’t collect to many treasures.
An actual box, package for the Netscape Browser.
Apple’s New Media Program for developers, some great resources and examples.
An amazing CD-ROM for example and Director’s Lingo Code that could be re-used in projects.
Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M $425
ScanSnap S300M $240
Being passionate about Apple, its hardware and software is easy because it makes your life easier and helps bring out the creativity within us. Having purchased the original iPhone and the 3g I was not in a super rush to get my hands on the 3GS. Upgrading to the 3.0 version of the OS is a must because it just improves on the OS and adds several great features.I had an opportunity last week to make the upgrade and I decide to try it out, all I can say is WOW! The new hardware is amazing, it makes the OS run smoothly and having multiple apps opening and closing is a breeze with the new hardware. If you don’t have an iPhone or if you have one and you use it extensively I would say its a must have upgrade to improve on productivity because of the power boost. The added hardware features are a plus, the built in video, voice commands and improved camera are a great improvement over the previous generation. If you have played any games on the iPhone, the extra hardware improves on load times, performance and improved graphics. If you have the opportunity to upgrade, I would recommend you take advantage of it. http://www.apple.com/iphone/
E3: Microsoft Project Natal – Look’s Amazing. Controller free interaction, voice control, 3d imaging and sensing emotions.
I’ve owned a Flip Camera since Christmas, Santa delivered it into my stocking and I haven’t stopped being blown away by the gadget. This video camera is amazingly small, compact and easy to use. The best part for me is it doesn’t freak people out if you start using it at an event or with the family because its not large and doesn’t have that fright factor “you are recording video of me.” Recording can be started quickly by pushing the power button on the side and then clicking the record (red button) on the back and you can start in less than 3 seconds if the unit is off. The camera is so simple, my 3 year old was able to start using it right away.