Monthly Archives : January 2011

Blackberry Playbook demo at CES 2011


I've known about the Blackberry Tablet, Playbook, for a long time now. Don't know why I never blogged about it, especially considering the fact that it's the only non-Android, non-iOS , tablet out there. What reminded me was this video of the Playbook demo at  CES 2011. The display looks great, the form-factor seems about the right size and it…

Booting Linux in under one second using swiftBoot


One of my former colleagues and friend, Pranav Peshwe, pointed me out to this company called MPC Data who has developed a solution called swiftBoot. Using swiftBoot, these people have managed to boot into a fully running Linux OS in under one second. Take a look at this unbelievable video to check it out for yourself. The developers claim that…
Ubuntu's Unity desktop running on the Nexus S

Nexus S boots Meego and Ubuntu


Most of you are aware of Google's Android-based Nexus S smart phone. With sleek looks and feature-packed to the core, it is arguably, the best and one of the most expensive smart phones in the market. However, having said that, it is really appreciable that it can still be hacked to run other Operating Systems. Meego, is a Linux based…
Motorola's Xoom Tablet with Android 3.0 Honeycomb

The Motorola Xoom Tablet with Android 3.0 Honeycomb


CES 2011 is long over and it was raining Tablets this year. However, there were a couple of tablets which stood out from the rest (that is not to say that the others weren't good enough). One of them and by far the most popular amongst all the Tablet demos was Motorola's Xoom Tablet with. The Motorola Xoom was crowned…
BodyMedia Armband iPhone App Activity Manager

BodyMedia Announces’s FIT Armband BW


There were a lot of cool, crazy, futuristic gadgets at CED 2011 this year. You decide which category this one belongs to. BodyMedia, a company in the Health sector focusing on Body mentoring and health solutions, introduced it's latest high-tech gadget : The BodyMedia FIT Armband BW. The BodyMedia FIT Armband BW is a body monitor device that you need…
panasonic_3d_tv_ui

Panasonic’s User Interface for HDTVs


Panasonic is a consumer electronics company. It's not a Software company. So although you would consider Panasonic for all your gadget needs like Stereo systems, projectors, camcorders, etc. you do not expect to find any great user interfaces to it (apart from maybe, the sleek looks and arrangements of the panel-heads) However, as you will see in the video below,…
Nox Audio's Android-based Admiral Touch Headphones

Android-based Headphones


There was a time when they used to say that the NetBSD Operating System is can be ported on anything other than a toaster. Then they ported it on the Toaster. Going ahead people started saying the same about Linux , as more and more hackers convinced the commercial market to put Linux in every consumer device. Extending the same…
ArchOS28 2.8 inch Tablet

ArchOS Tablets embrace Android Big Time


ArchOS is rooting for Android Big Time !!! As of this writing there are 5 internet tablets from the ArchOS stable , running Android. The internet tablets named ArchOS28 , ArchOS32, ArchOS 43, ArchOS 70 and the ArchOS101 are named after the size of their screens. So ArchOS28 is a device with a 2.8 inch screen and the ArchOS32 has…

2011 New Year’s Resolutions


The year 2010, much like it's predecessors, passed by real fast. Just like every year I am one of the only person I know who's all enthusiastic about making New Year Resolutions. Everyone else is just too damn sure that there's no real point in making them since no one keeps/follows them anyways. Pfft !!! Cynics them all !!! Undeterred…