Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tech debate: Google Gmail vs. hosted Microsoft Exchange

Source: Jonathan McCormick and Daniel Riley, Network World - March 08, 2010 12:08 AM ET

More and more businesses are looking to hosted e-mail services to reduce costs and ease management, and the choice often comes down to Google's Gmail (the key component of Google Apps) or a hosted version of Microsoft Exchange...

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/030810-tech-debate-gmail-exchange.html

Friday, March 05, 2010

Living Screen Pets composing displays in your living room

Julia Tsao's Curious Displays - a hive of smart blocks that can move about a space independently and in unison to find stuff, relay information and even form a display unit

Curious Displays from Julia Tsao on Vimeo.

Touchscreens are not enough... what about your own body to tap in information?

I have seen other ideas like this, but this one is definitively the most advanced.
While it proposes to beam a screen or buttons on your body, it does have sensors which are detecting the spot you are tapping on your body, such as you tap your palm or a finger, and the system knows where it is located.

That means that you basically program parts of your body to become hotspots, buttons to remote control devices, such mobile phones, mp3 players, games, etc. Of course, you can also display something on your body, like a screen, but the beauty is that working with sensors, doesn't make the beamer or a camera mandatory devices to detect your movements. Meaning that the device will become smaller and remain efficient in all conditions, even with a sunny day!

Stay tuned, this will come soon in your hands!