Saturday, November 17, 2007

E-mailing my picture frame

The company eStarling has recently published their digital picture frame WPF-288B. It has access to your local WLAN and it can receive photos and pictures from the internet due to an own email account. This means you can send pictures from every device which is able to send email, e.g. cell phones and computers. In addition to that you need an account on a image network like Flickr or Google Picasa.
The 8" version got a resolution of 800x600 pixels plus WLAN (802.11b) support and 128mb memory. You can also use it standalone without any network and the timer clock can turn the frame on or off automatically.
The questions is: are $249 worth the possibility to send photos from my cellphone to my digital picture frame at home?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Would you pay if it’s up to you?

Since yesterday the latest album “In Rainbows” of the British band Radiohead is available. That’s not a big deal – but the exciting thing is, it can be downloaded – for free. It’s totally up to the user whether he pays and how much. The first polls showed that about 2/3 of the 3000 first people, who downloaded the album, paid for it. On average, the users paid 5.70€.
Some of the users complained about the fact, that it’s not possible to pay after you downloaded the album and found it worth some money.
Some other artists like Jamiroquai und Oasis, also think about a similar way to publish their songs.
What about you? Would you pay for any album if it’s up to you?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Viewsonic announces high resolution 19" LCD

VX1940w is the name of the new 19” high resolution LCD display which will be released to public in November. The size of 1680×1050 for 19” means a resolution of 104ppi. Thats pretty cool since expensive 30” displays only get 101ppi for 2560 x 1600 pixel.

But also the other values are promising:

- 2sec for one black-white-black switch
- dynamic contrast of 3000:1
- luminance 300 cd/m2

If you need a new display anyway, this might be an option. For about 250$ a pretty sharp option.

Monday, September 17, 2007

OpenSource DVD 7.0 released - Die Opensource-DVD für WindowsYesterday the latest version of the OpenSource DVD 7.0 has been released. The image contains about 300 windows programs. Some prominent members are the new OpenOffice version 2.3 and the emulator DOSBox 7.2. The 2.2GByte of the packet can be downloaded or ordered on a DVD. So check it out! Maybe you'll find some pearls...

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Google WiFi after the first year

The WiFi of Googles “hometown” Mountain View just celebrates its first anniversary. For that Google published some statistics about the open network. Approximately 15.000 users per month produced 300Gbyte of traffic each day. Therefor 95 percent of the 400 routers had been used. It seems that a big part of the 72.000 citizens used the free offer of Google. Hope remains that other cities (or companies) will follow to provide free networks to the people.
What about your city? Do you have free wireless networks (even if they doesn't span the whole city)?

Thursday, August 9, 2007

I got MyBook!

My internal harddrive overflows! For about two months now! I simply have to many photos, games, programms and backups from past times... Yeah I know, I shouldn't stick with this old stuff but maybe I'll need it later...
A few days ago I ordered MyBook! Today I got it! The installion was really smooth. The two pages for each supported language in the manual are definitely sufficient. After I connected power and USB cable, the drive was found and identified by Windows. There is already some google software and the manuals saved to the drive. And the thing works pretty quiet, too! I also don't have to care about turning on or off - for this MyBook follows my computer.
Maybe the MyBook is the way out of messiness...

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Gran Paradiso

This natty name is the description for the newest alpha version of the Firefox browser (Gran Paradiso 1.9 Alpha 7). Its released only for testing purposes, but I had a look at the release notes. The developers basically had done some fixes and adjustments. But there are also some new features like the full page zoom of images, layout and text.
So lets give it a try and see what's the future of the Firefox.