Archive for September, 2009:

Brave LG innovates with GD510 touchscreen phone

LG has sensationally DUMPED today’s popular glossy black rectangle format in favour of a light shade of grey metal.

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Everything else looks the same. We’ll take the thin version in the middle.

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*Jingle* Promotional image of the Weeeek: Kirsty Gallacher & Special K

It’s of woman-mountain Kirsty Gallacher and some larger-bottomed civilians who don’t benefit from having a personal trainer. It is just a coincidence that we seem to always have picture of Kirsty Gallacher open when someone looks at the computer screen. It just happens that she’s in demand for promotional events.

We in no way spend many hours looking at photos of Kirsty on the Internet. That would just be a SAD thing for SADDOS.

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This was taken to promote the 50th anniversary of Special K, the breakfast that empowers women to think “I had a healthy breakfast today so am allowed to have four Kit Kats and a bit of carrot cake for elevensies”.

WOULD/WOULDN’T UPDATE
It looks like the photographer has already done most of the ‘sorting out’ by positioning the nicer/smaller ones at the front. Therefore, we’d happily take a ‘lucky dip’ of any of the first 20.

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“The HP Vivienne Tam digital clutch”

A laptop, a machine brought to life and public awareness thanks to getting to see the backs of a woman’s knees. Also, is there a subset of sexual deviancy based around looking at womens’ fingers?

Because you can REALLY SEE where her cuticles are turning a bit white from the pressure she’s exerting there. Looks like she’s a “biter” though.

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This is the only photo released so far. Rest assured, RSS feeds have been added and we will be remaining alert for the ‘swimwear’ set.

ABOUT:
“HP and world-renowned designer Vivienne Tam unveil the new look in digital clutch chic at Tam’s Spring 2010 fashion show during New York’s Fashion Week at Bryant Park. The HP Vivienne Tam digital clutch marries two cultures – fashion and technology – to reflect transformative spirit and chic lifestyle. Inspired by the classic Chinese love story concerto “Butterfly Lovers,” the design features elegant butterflies that are brought to life on a champagne gold backdrop. The HP Vivienne Tam digital clutch will be available in Spring 2010.”

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Honda’s new U3-X “mobility device”

Honda’s attempting to divert our eyes from the melted, burning remnants of the trillion-dollar ASIMO project that’s lying at the bottom of the development lab stairs, with this – some sort of balancing wheelie chair.

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We’d suggest that the real proof of concept will come from getting a partially disabled 20-stone woman who’s had a stroke to balance on one of the things. Young and thin people are usually OK with just walking between wards when they need the toilet.

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They look fine. They could easily walk or stand. We don’t think Honda has really looked into if there’s a need for this product or not. It would certainly appear to be aiming at the wrong people at the moment.

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There’s a press release…

Honda Develops New Personal Mobility Device

– World’s first drive system that enables movement in all directions

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pursuing the concept of “harmony with people” Honda has developed a new personal mobility technology and unveiled U3-X, a compact experimental device that fits comfortably between the rider’s legs, to provide free movement in all directions just as in human walking – forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally. Honda will continue research and development of the device including experiments in a real-world environment to verify the practicality of the device.

This new personal mobility device makes it possible to adjust speed and move, turn and stop in all directions when the rider leans the upper body to shift body weight. This was achieved through application of advanced technologies including Honda’s balance control technology, which was developed through the robotics research of ASIMO, Honda’s bipedal humanoid robot, and the world’s first* omni-directional driving wheel system (Honda Omni Traction Drive System, or HOT Drive System), which enables movement in all directions, including not only forward and backward, but also directly to the right and left and diagonally. In addition, this compact size and one-wheel-drive personal mobility device was designed to be friendly to the user and people around it by making it easier for the rider to reach the ground from the footrest and placing the rider on roughly the same eye level as other people or pedestrians.

Honda is planning to showcase the U3-X at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show 2009 (sponsored by JAMA) which will begin on October 24, 2009 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.

Striving to propose the next-generation mobility which expands the joy and fun of mobility, Honda has been conducting robotics research since 1986, including ASIMO, walking assist devices and U3-X, at the Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Fundamental Technology Research Center in Wako, Saitama, Japan.
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Apple’s iPhone comes to Orange

It would a-PEAR that APPLE is letting ORANGE sell the iPhone CHERRY soon. This is GRAPE news, especially if you’ve BANANA-ving a KIWI FRUIT WATERMELON MANGO STRAWBERRY.

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OTHER TYPES OF FRUIT WE CAN THINK OF: Plums.

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Toilet equipment WITH FACES #6:

Yet another in-toilet gadget with a face. Think this is meant for putting your hands in, although it might be nice to put the old ‘chap’ in there for a quick blast during the winter.

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“The fear of being caught, the rush of excitment of another face and just how damn slow can the G1 be when you are in a rush with your daughter in the men’s bogs! Anyway, this chappie taken in Minehead seafront in what the locals call the cow shed – that’s not a reference to where you find the holiday makers. They are in Butlins gorging themselves on cheap food and beer” – DarlyB.

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Microsoft’s Windows 7 launch “party” video

No idea what to make of this. It might be ironic. It might be a joke. It’s like watching “Seinfeld” and not really knowing when you’re supposed to laugh, or if it’s a serious moral bit with sad bass guitar music.

“Hello. This Microsoft promotional film is probably supposed to be dreadful, because that way it will spread across the internet and as a result, people will buy Windows 7. However, it has to be seen to be believed” – Alex.

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Vodafone thinks calling something “360” is a good idea

Vodafone 360 has been announced today. It’s the new name for Vodafone Live, ie, the new icon on your phone you will NEVER EVER CLICK ON or even put the cursor anywhere near for fear of spending ten minutes staring at your phone while a load of adverts/ring tones/wallpapers blunder down the inadequate pipe.

They’ve got Samsung to make a phone that also says “360” on it and put out a press release that goes on about Twitter.

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In other news, the new Extra-Last HTC Magic has arrived. The novelty has worn off and it is yet to receive a call or text message. But it is nice.

Vodafone Announces Vodafone 360
24 September 2009

A Suite of Innovative, New Internet Services for Mobile and PC

24 September, 2009. London. Vodafone today announces the launch of Vodafone 360 – a new suite of innovative internet services for the mobile and PC.

All of a customer’s contacts, status updates and messaging services are brought together in one place enhancing the customer’s experience and use of social media. Customers will have integrated contacts, music, photos and mapping services and can share their favourite music choices and even their physical location, how and when they choose, with their chosen groups of friends.

The service is automatically backed up and synchronised, regularly and wirelessly, between the mobile and PC or Mac. All contacts updates, emails, photos and conversation history or settings changes made either at home or when on the move are saved, keeping all the content up-to-date.

“Vodafone 360 is the first service of its kind to offer customers the benefits of a truly integrated mobile internet experience that gathers all their contacts and content, all around them, in one place,” said Pieter Knook, Director of Internet Services at Vodafone Group.

“The beauty of Vodafone 360 is that all the services work together and they are easy to use. Vodafone 360 enables customers’ digital lives. Customers can stay in touch and share experiences through social networks, instant messaging, email, apps, maps, music and buying digital content on their mobile bill, with the personalised address book at its heart.”
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Lin-Chu Won breaks wrist in cycling display horror

Mere seconds after this shot was taken, Lin-Chu lost control of her bicycle, mounted the pavement and hit a rubbish bin. Three passers-by were wounded, one remains in hospital under observation. The photographer is believed to have fled the scene and is currently being traced by local police.

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Thank god she was wearing a helmet.

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TECLAST ALERT: Company announces T58, Android-based media player

Be alert, people. Teclast has announced a new product. A mock-up T58 is hopefully being pressed into the nervous little hand of a fresh young model as we speak. A bearded photographer is polishing his lenses, barely able to believe his luck. Costumes are being ironed. Bras picked out. Props ordered from Ann Summers.

Until then, here’s a boring photo of the device, taken from here.

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You may want to research the Teclast catalogue in readyness for the T58’s promotional push. And keep reloading the Teclast home page. A big-news gadget like this MUST get a promotional shoot.

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Christmas AND birthday.

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