Don’t know how many folks know, but I got a google glass recently and only now have had some time to start playing with it. There were a few challenges but I finally got Glass ‘talking’ to my Windows 8.1 machine and can now replicate the glass display (that is a post for another time, but it did take me some hit and try to figure out what I was doing wrong). This is pretty important, as without this I won’t be able to show much demo’s or make it very useful.
Here are a few photos showing the silliness in the whole thing. In the second photo, I am taking a picture from glass, whilst taking a picture from Glass – does that classify as a Picture-in-Picture? Perhaps. 🙂
I have been doing some research on MANETs and UAV’s and this TED talk is a great example of how a number of nodes operate in a MANET and implement some predetermined algorithm, which in this case is the Bond Theme Song. Worth watching. 🙂
Cray (yep those guys are still alive and kicking – I know, I know I am as surprised as you). In any case these clever guys have released a “personal super computer” called CX1 which can have 64 Cores and address 64 GB of RAM and can run either Windows HPC 2008 Server or RHEL. Now, once I have stopped drooling, just need $30K (or so) to get this sweet sweet machine at home.
For $1200 you get a 22" 1680 x 1050 display. I only see these on Dell's US site and don't see them on the UK site yet. Not sure how long before they show up here. I am surprised Dell did not get this out in time for Christmas.
You can't be a geek and not drool on these! Better start saving those pennies.
Thanks to my colleague, Ian, for pointing this one. After some initial rumors, Bill Gates has announced a new product called Windows Home Server which will automatically back up all the data on Vista and XP providing centralized storage and make it available on the Internet. Bill also promised that the Home Server will be easy to setup and the user won’t have to even worry about formatting, partitioning,installing, etc as the OS would do all that automatically.
Now, on Top Gear, if I heard it correctly the cost was £22.5K, but as per the UK dealer, if you include VAT, this costs £27,654. Also that is without any options and accessories! Either you can be kind to me and get me one or donate some moolah my way.
I have finally taken the plunge and am going to switch over to a phone running Windows from my existing Symbian based Sony Ericsson P910i. The fact I cannot get emails on the phone is the deal breaker and also since I upgraded to Office 2007, I cannot sync the phone with Outlook. I just ordered the HTC TyTn and I should be getting it in a week or so.
The first time I heard of Microsoft’s Origami Project, was this morning in the papers; the official site does not say much; but I was pointed to this leaked video, by a good friend who shall remain name less (don’t want to get him in trouble, now do I?). 🙂 I have been told it runs some version of XP, but not sure on what exactly (embedded vs. regular), also with Vista round the corner, not sure if thats a good idea or not. In any case check out the video it does seem pretty interesting.
Thanks to Elia for pointing this out. If you are in the market for a new laptop but can wait, then this kick-ass machine can be out soon. Atom Chip corporation is getting ready for the CES 2006 show which is going to be held in January 2006 in Vegas. The computer should demonstrate how Quantum and Quantum-optical devices could operate in consumer electronics. Without proper benchmarking, it is hard to tell if the “AtomChip” 6.8Ghz CPU is faster than current high-end competitors are, but the solid-state drive (in place of the traditional hard disk) should be much much faster.
Here are some shots of the machine running Windows XP with 2 TB of space and 1 TB of memory – drool!
6.8 Ghz and 1 Terabyte of RAM
2 Terabyte of Disk Space
2 Terabytes of Non-Volatile Ram
6.8 Ghz Quantum II Processor with 256 MB of on-board memory
Update: There have been a couple of discussions on this with many people saying this is a hoax, as Windows XP does not support more than 16 GB of memory (I think its less than that, but not gone looking myself). In any case, come January, we would know in CES one way or the other.