Monthly Archives: December 2009

Robots taking over from PCs — ASUS preps educational EeeBot Android | Electronista

PC maker ASUS has plans to develop and build an educational robot for kids, the EeeBot, that would run on the open-source Android operating system from Google. According to a Wednesday report, the project will be sponsored by the Taiwanese governm… Continue reading

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Food for thought for the virtual desktop community – Most Popular Featured Desktops of 2009 – Lifehacker (via @technologygeek)

via lifehacker.com Food for thought on the future of the desktop experience – beautiful hand crafted desktop themes. Seems a shame to even think about running applications … unless equally elegant. Would any of these play well/poorly in a ‘virtu… Continue reading

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Neato robot vac challenges the Roomba with laser and SLAM – needs circular saw attack

via wired.com ‘Neat’ advance in robot vac state of the art. Whereas roomba uses the minimalistic approach pioneered by Rodney Brookes, the Neato uses a much more traditional ‘big robotics’ approach, with laser positioning and explicit mapping. For… Continue reading

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Great article – "There’s nothing native about young peoples engagement with technology" Danah Boyd

… But there’s one cliche in particular that annoys Danah Boyd: the “digital native”. “There’s nothing native about young people’s engagement with technology,” she says, adamantly. The Microsoft researcher, who has made a career from studying the… Continue reading

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Now I need three smartphones

via engadget.com This is an interesting approach to the mobile device, ergonomics over all other considerations – will be interesting to see market response. Is this a continuum from Else (elegant ergonomics and basic smartphone), though iPhone (e… Continue reading

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