There’s a really interesting article @theregister covering details of the sendo-microsoft lawsuit (more info on how this started here). BTW, there’s also some coverage of two new ms smartphones by taiwan manufacturers. Would be interesting if they profited from leaked sendo technology.
According to cnet, apple will announce upgrade fees for three of their iapps (imovie, idvd, iphoto) on macworld. It reminded me of a post on some blog (can’t remember which one) claiming that apple makes enough money in hardware that they can give its software away for free. Some might consider this another step towards an x86-port of macosx, with apple trying to open new sources of income (don’t forget the windows-compatible ipod!), but i won’t believe that until steve jobs himself announces it.
Software radio. I don’t know why nobody came up with something like that earlier, it just seems so obvious – i’m really looking forward to this technology and hope it’ll evolve fast, but i fear that device manufacturers seeking proprietary hardware in their struggle for monopoly will manage to destroy most of its value. Let’s hope i’m too pessimistic.
Sony’s working on artificial intelligence technology capable of composing music. Considering the imho steady decrease of innovation and quality in the music business and the threats of modern drm-systems, this sounds really interesting. Don’t purchase music, just buy this program and enjoy countless hours of “original” music. On the other hand i fear tv-shows featuring competing software programs in their struggle for a contract with some major record label.
I know that the scripts powering this site are far from being perfect, but today i added a feature that really missed: permalinks! You can get the link to one specific entry by clicking on its title. Best thing was it took less than five minutes to code. I really don’t know why i didn’t come up with it earlier. I hope to include some rss-feed next, let’s see if it takes me less than a month to start with the work this time…
Gizmodo pointed me to an article on smart displays @ny times circuits section.
That reminded me of an older article on smart displays @the feature. I really like the idea behind them (although i think i’m rather the tablet-type), but with all the shortcomings mentioned in those two articles i highly doubt i’ll be an early adopter.