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While most of the members of the MNP dojo happen to use OSX, and see the fortchoming release of the Microsoft Vista OS as essentially a bloated attempt at appropriating some features that have been part of Apple’s OS for years now, we gotta admit, Microsoft does have some pretty ninja-riffic sh*t up their sleave. Case in point: SideShow.
Engadget’s take on the Ricavision remote pictured above:
…a sweet 2.5-inch QVGA LCD display for Microsoft’s promising SideShow technology; a bit of magicking that hooks the remote into a suite of Media Center "Gadgets" allowing you to extract and display information related to your media. In short, you’ll have damn-near full control over your media center’s TV recordings and schedules, music library, radio presets, and collection of pictures and video. Better yet, the remote works with any Gadget assigned through Vista’s SideShow Control Panel like eMail, calendar, and RSS feeds just to name a few.
SideShow technology is not reserved for just some ill remote controls either. Manufacturers are already employing the technology on laptops - the secondary screen allows the user to check their inbox, battery life etc without turning on the computer or booting up Windows.
Well Cisco/Linksys have released the ultimate tease, a product called the iPhone that is neither made by Apple nor a mp3 player, but that is rather a Skype VOIP phone.
Rumors have been abound on the internet recently that Apple was to release the so-called iPhone hybrid ipod-cell phone any week now. Needless to say, today’s product release was a dissapointment for the masses of iAddicts out there who follow the rumor mill and drool in anticipation of Apple product releases (hey don’t feel bad, we’re in this category too)
Story via BBC via MacRumors via Engadget etc
Many observers missed something in NASA’s 200-point mission goals for the new lunar base, but not those guys over at WIRED.
Turns out the moon is likely to have large amount of Helium-3, which is an ideal fuel for futuristic fusion reactors.AA These reactors are at least 50 years away, but could provide an unbelievable amount of power and without the safety and environmental hazards that current nuclear reactors have, "The isotope is extremely rare on Earth but abundant on the moon. Some experts estimate there a millions of tons in lunar soil — and that a single Space-Shuttle load would power the entire United States for a year."
"NASA plans to have a permanent moon base by 2024, but America is not the only nation with plans for a moon base. China, India, the European Space Agency, and at least one Russian corporation, Energia, have visions of building manned lunar bases post-2020."
"Russian space geologist Erik Galimov told the Russian Izvestia newspaper that NASA’s plan to colonize the moon will ‘enable the U.S. to establish its control of the global energy market 20 years from now and put the rest of the world on its knees as hydrocarbons run out.’"
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