DigitalLife Summer Press Preview 2008

7 07 2008

Digital Life Summer Press Preview 2008

DigitalLife’s Summer Press Preview 2008 is later this week in NYC.  Expect a horde of bloggers flashing cameras and scooping up freebies while pushing through an overcrowded Roosevelt Hotel lobby in search of that one cocktail that makes it all worthwhile.  Sound like a nightmare?  Well it’s not,  the number of new gizmos and exhibitors is supposed to be way up this year,  meaning more gadget-gropes and seductive promoter girls/boys than ever.   This Thursday evening at the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown New York,  Press Only.

Of course the main DigitalLife Expo 2008 is in the fall (Sept 25-28) at the Jacob Javits Center on the west side and is open to the public.

Link goes to DigitalLife





The future of gaming? Augmented Reality with HP’s MScape

3 10 2007

HP MScape gaming console
I got to see this demoed at the HP Keynote speech at DigitalLife last week here in NYC. If they can make this next-gen gaming platform a reality I will be the first in line.  MScape takes a portable game console, adds a video camera & highspeed wireless Internet, and merges the gaming world with the real world around you.  It’s like holding up a lens to the real world and seeing the virtual game world overlayed on top. Just watch the video.





PepperPad 3 and ME!

12 10 2006


Santa, please bring me a pepperpad for xmas!


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These Linux powered touchscreen wifi media playin’ remote controllin bad boys are available NOW. Check it out via Pepper.com





S14 PC-Bot autonomous servent!

12 10 2006

I stumbled upon this little guy scurrying around the show floor at DigitalLife and had to stop and interact. It’s basically a high powered PC on motorized wheels with infrared, optic, and audio sensors that help it intreprete and navigate its surroundings. Here’s a picture of what he looks like naked without that itchy Hummer exoskeleton on:

The CEO and father of the PC-Bot was on the scene and told me his company White Box Robotics had just been acquired by an unnamed military contractor. Does this mean we’ll see waves of these little autobots plowing through the streets of Baghdad soon?

Read more via WhiteBoxRobotics.com





Windows Vista and the motorized mouse wheel

12 10 2006

I’m watching a Microsoft demo on Vista and they’re showing off a new VX Revolution notebook mouse. The scroll wheel engages and disengages single/multi-scroll mouse wheel depending on how you need to use it. Very cool!
Here’s the Vista-enabled VX Revolution mouse from Logitech:

And here’s the MicroGear technology:

Logitech’s ‘spin’ on the new mouse wheel:

A new concept in PC navigation, the MicroGear™ Precision Scroll Wheel operates in two distinct modes, allowing you to scroll faster and with more precision than ever before:

Free-spin mode for hyper-fast, nearly frictionless scrolling. With a single flick, the machined alloy wheel spins for up to seven seconds, scrolling hundreds of pages or thousands of rows. Fly through long documents, and instantly stop wherever you want.

Click-to-click mode for detailed navigation. An ultra-precise ratchet-scrolling mechanism allows users to move line-by-line through complex spreadsheets, step through slideshows, or travel small vertical distances in documents or Web pages.

More via Logitech.com





SonyEricsson Bluetooth Watches

12 10 2006


SonyEricsson had a slew of brand spankin’ new Bluetooth enabled wristwatches on display today.  Suprisingly not just the ugly, huge, dorkware variety either! I really liked the white sport model. All these watches connect to your mobile phone wirelessly to display caller ID information as well as other programmable data such as todo lists or appointments. Pretty sweet!





The Elumenati 3D immersion inflatable room!!

12 10 2006

This is absolutely insane. A giant 15 foot tall inflatable dome room with 360 degree live video surrounding you. They had it set up running Second Life. The immersive experience is like no other. Awesome!

The ELUMENATI.com