Contacts synchronization across devices

Contacts Back-up. “So you never lose the contact information of the people important to you. Now save your contacts from your mobile phone into your Yahoo! account. Combine your contacts on your phone with those already in your Yahoo! Address Book. Synchronize your phone contacts with your Yahoo! Address Book as often as you like. Synchronize your calendar and tasks as well. “

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Simple play

The sitting computer game. “Their midi-sofa allows you to interact with the game on the screen in front of you. You control the movement of your avatar by changing the seating position on the sofa, bouncing on it or pressing harder the back of the furniture. The more physical action used the faster the ball gets. Both, the “strategy of power” and the “strategy of minimal movement” lead to success. More images.”

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Collaboration displays

Coeno-storyboard. “Coeno is a computer enhanced presentation environment designed for presenting a storyboard using tabletop technology in combination with augmented content. The system allows multiple participants to interact easily around a shared workspace, while having access to their own private information spaces and a public presentation space.”

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Holographic storage

Holographic-memory discs may put DVDs to shame. “A computer disc about the size of a DVD that can hold 60 times more data is set to go on sale in 2006. The disc stores information through the interference of light – a technique known as holographic memory. The discs, developed by InPhase Technologies, based in Colorado, US, hold 300 gigabytes of data and can be used to read and write data 10 times faster than a normal DVD. The company, along with Japanese partner Hitachi Maxell announced earlier in November that they would start selling the discs and compatible drives from the end of 2006. “Unlike other technologies, that record one data bit at a time, holography allows a million bits of data to be written and read in parallel with a single flash of light,” says Liz Murphy, of InPhase Technologies. “This enables transfer rates significantly higher than current optical storage devices.” “

New Scientist

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WiMax progress

Pipex ‘encouraged’ by WiMAX trials. “The ISP has been running the WiMAX trial in tandem with Airspan Networks at the US-based firm’s test facility in Stratford-upon-Avon. “The trial network has achieved stable service delivery and drive tests with Airspan’s EasyST self install modem have delivered non-line-of-sight connectivity in excess of 1km from the base station,” said Pipex in a statement. Pipex now plans to carry out two more elements of the technical trial between now and March 2006 including small-scale user trials. If all goes to plan it is possible that the technology will be able to deliver speeds of up to 8 meg, enabling the ISP to “deliver innovative and competitive broadband services to the UK market”.”
The Register

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Smart streetlights

What is StarSight. “It is a system which allows the provision of multiple services including Wireless Internet, Wireless Street Lighting, Wireless Electricty, Wireless Security, Wireless CCTV, and Wireless Surveillance. The StarSight solution combines a unique set of powerful benefits, including solar power, battery back-up, low maintenance, wireless set-up, cost-effectiveness, lighting of dark and/or remote areas, access to wireless broadband services and an ever-evolving number of add-on applications. “

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Home network management

The brain for your intelligent home. “Every self respecting technophile has probably been eyeing up what’s available in home automation, home security and home entertainment systems, but each comes with an array of microprocessor-controlled functions and a network. The aim should be to have one network and the SecureGen HTVR offers the chance to combine all three of those networks with one unit – the brain of your intelligent home. “

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Virtual objects for sale

Objects of virtual desire. “We have collected a series of objects produced and owned by inhabitants in the online world Second Life and will sell physical reproductions of these objects via our web shop.
Each chosen object has a strong sentimental value for the avatar (a persons virtual identity) who made or owned it. We have acquired (copies of) these objects, along with their owner’s personal story, within the in-world economy of Second Life.”

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Cool cellphone designs

AU Phones: Media Skin, Machina, Hexagon. “The AU Design Project is a department of AU responsible for making phones that are, well, just way way sexier than anything else on the market. The AU Design Project gave Japan such coveted phones as the Talby and the Penck, so whenever new concepts come along from them, people tend to sit up and take notice. And drool a lot.”

Gizmodo

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