Amongst the rumors coming from the upcoming 2009 MacWorld Expo is the iPod Shuffle. FBR Capital Markets believe the shuffle to be coming in the first quarter. In their statement they state, a "new and smaller version" of the iPod Shuffle that may appear some time during the first quarter." While this may or may not be true, the Shuffle is due for an overhaul despite its very functional and sleek look. The photo above is an obvious concept, but the shuffle could only be improved upon by adding a screen in our opinion, and the concept gives us an idea of the possibilities.
Android is now available via the T-Mobile G1 which is for sale as of today. You can go get them while they last for $179.99 with a 2 year service contract. While this is still no iPhone, it is a worthy competitor in that it can basically do everything the iPhone can and more, due to its open source operating system, but lacks the refinement of some upscale phones. The G1 and Android offer some interesting possibilities and does not have filtered apps like that of the iPhone. We can’t wait to see what is done with Android as it matures and acquires refinement.Read More
Toshiba has shown us a new technology that allows you to recharge your battery to 90% capacity in just 10 minutes. The battery dubbed SCiB or "Super Charge ion Battery" is not yet available, but certainly could revolutionize the way we use our laptops and if it progresses, it could change the electric vehicle. The possibilities are quite great and if battery life is at least that of current Lithium ion batteries then this technology could lead to a much brighter future.
I have been using Mozilla’s Prism for a few days. The program is really not much by itself, but it is the simplicity that makes its possibilities great. The idea behind Prism stems from blurring the lines of what you do in the cloud and running an application on your computer. Now, instead of going to (insert favorite web browser and typing an address and passwords), you open an app on your mac or pc just as you would for word, excel or anything else and get the same result without all the work. The setup is very easy and straight forward.Read More
John Carmack while speaking at QuakeCon this week seemed to be quite impressed with the iPhone’s capability. He not only is excited to the possibilities, but went on to say that the iPhone is “more powerful than a Nintendo DS and PSP combined.” While he does show concern over the available memory for graphics, he said the iPhone is as powerful as a Dreamcast and almost as powerful as a ps2 or original xbox. Carmack also noted that they have two titles in the works for the iPhone.Read More