SpaceTime is a new tool for searching the Web in three dimensions. You can search using Google and Yahoo, or dig deeper into niche services like eBay and Flickr. Results show up in a swirling sky-like environment where you can sort through rendered pages in stacks, similar to Windows Vista's Flip 3D window-shuffling effect and the upcoming Time Machine in OSX Leopard. You can maneuver around any page, and zoom back and forth. To see any result up close, just double-click on it and it will revert to a customized browser window that's running a shelled version of … Read more
It's been a big month for the handheld ultramobile PC, or UMPC. We reviewed not only the clamshell-like Vulcan FlipStart, we also got our hands on the sleek and sexy OQO model 02. Both these pocket-sized systems run full versions of Windows (either Vista or XP), and fall somewhere on the gadget spectrum between an ultraportable laptop and a PDA-like smartphone. The same could be said of two other second-generation UMPCs we've looked at recently, the Sony VAIO UX390 and the Asus R2H.
Of course, the story is rarely as simple as that, and the much-hyped UMPC platform … Read more
The Vulcan FlipStart, an ultramobile PC first announced in 2003, is apparently a little closer to store shelves, despite a longstanding reputation as vaporware.
The gang over at PCMag.com actually have a full review of the not-yet-released FlipStart E-1001S--a system that looks more like a shrunk-down ultraportable laptop than a Sidekick-style UMPC such as the Sony VAIO UX.
The E-1001S flips open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard and a 5.6-inch screen with a 1024x600 resolution. With a Pentium M CPU, a 30GB hard drive, and only 512MB of RAM, it's probably not going to be … Read more
Claiming that you've got the world's thinnest phone is a boast that might last a day or two tops, even if it's true. But NEC may well have those bragging rights for a few hours, at least in the flip-phone category.
Its n703iu is just 0.45 inches thick when closed, Electronista says. Making it even more interesting is the outer shell, which features 49 LED lights that change patterns to indicate when calls, e-mail or other functions are at work. It also has the obligatory 1.3-megapixel camera and MP3 player.
The 3G handset will be … Read more
>> Senator to propose surveillance of illegal images. John McCain wants to give surveillance duty to your Internet service provider and to Web sites to crack down on child pornography. All questionable images would be flagged and sent to the authorities with your IP address. (CNET News.com)
>> Flip launches. Conde Nast's answer to MySpace and other social networks. The service, aimed at teenage girls, lets you create a scrapbook of sorts in the form of a flip book. Your flip book can then be shared on other services. (Mashable)
It may be sold at a site called "Fun Shop," but we think this mouse is worth taking seriously, at least in concept. Rather than just flattening out its profile or some other flawed attempt at design, Evoluent made the "Vertical Mouse" with a far more practical ergonomic approach, as Coolest-Gadgets notes. Like the "Wow-Pen," this mouse is constructed to work with the natural movement of our hands. wrists and forearms. What a concept.