Loaded: A 3D display made of droplets


Uploaded by CNETTV on 13.07.2010

Transcript:
IT'S TUESDAY, JULY 13TH. I'M NATALI DEL CONTE, AND IT'S TIME TO GET
LOADED. [*]
IF YOU USE MICROSOFT OUTLOOK, YOU CAN NOW INTEGRATE FACEBOOK AND
WINDOWS LIVE MESSENGER. THIS IS PART OF OUTLOOK SOCIAL CONNECTOR
WHICH BRINGS YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKS TO THE EMAIL CLIENT SO IF ONE OF
YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS EMAILS YOU, YOU CAN SEE THE EMAIL, AS WELL AS
THEIR FACEBOOK PHOTO AND FACEBOOK ACTIVITY. THESE ARE OUTLOOK
PLUGINS THAT COME WITH UPDATES TO OUTLOOK 2010.
[*] SPEAKING OF FACEBOOK, A MAN IN NEW YORK CLAIMS
HE OWNS 84 PERCENT OF THE COMPANY. PAUL D. CEGLIA CLAIMS THAT HE
HAD A 2003 CONTRACT WITH FACEBOOK CEO MARK ZUCKERBERG TO DEVELOP THE
SITE. THE CONTRACT SUPPOSEDLY ENTITLED HIM TO $1,000 AND 50 PERCENT
OF THE FINAL PRODUCT PLUS AN ADDITIONAL 1 PERCENT PER DAY
UNTIL THE SITE WAS COMPLETED. CEGLIA'S MATH PUTS THAT AT 84 PERCENT.
OF COURSE FACEBOOK CLAIMS THIS IS BOGUS. AND WHY DID THE GUY
WAIT 6 YEARS TO SAY ANYTHING?
[*] WHILE MICROSOFT CLAIMS TO BE WORKING ON SEVERAL
TABLET COMPUTERS TO BE RELEASED SOON, IT LOOKS LIKE BLACKBERRY
IS WORKING ON A TABLET TOO. WE DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT IT OR EVEN WHEN
WE'LL SEE IT BUT RUMORS ARE THAT IT WILL BE 8.9 INCHES, HAVE
TWO CAMERAS, AND SUPPORT FLASH. IT WOULD LIKELY RUN BLACKBERRY'S YET-TO-BE-RELEASED
OPERATING SYSTEM, BLACKBERRY OS, AND MAYBE EVEN HAVE
A SLIDE OUT KEYBOARD. [*]
BMW IS THE FIRST LINE OF CARS TO INTEGRATE APPLE'S IPOD-OUT FEATURE ON
IOS-4. THIS MEANS THAT YOU CAN PLUG YOUR IPOD OR IPHONE INTO YOUR
MIDDLE CONSOLE AND CONTROL MUSIC AND APPLICATIONS WITH YOUR CAR'S
OWN NATIVE BUTTONS. WHICH OF COURSE IS SAFER THAN NAVIGATING ON THE
DEVICE ITSELF WHILE DRIVING. [*]
BARNES AND NOBLE ANNOUNCED NOOKSTUDY. IT IS A DOWNLOADABLE
PROGRAM THAT LETS STUDENTS ACCESS AND ORGANIZE E-TEXTBOOKS, AS
WELL AS OTHER COURSE MATERIAL LIKE LECTURE NOTES, IMAGES,
WORKBOOKS, AND YOUR OWN NOTES TAKEN EITHER WITHIN THE PROGRAM OR
ON THE NOOK. YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A NOOK TO USE THIS BUT YOU DO
HAVE TO INVOLVED IN ACADEMIA. THE PROGRAM WILL OPEN IN AUGUST TO
STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS ONLY. FOR NOW. [*]
A NEW TECHNOLOGY TURNS WATER DROPLETS INTO A 3D DISPLAY THAT DOES
NOT REQUIRE 3D GLASSES. THIS COMES FROM A PROJECT OUT OF CARNEGIE
MELLON UNIVERSITY. PROFESSORS THERE ARE ABLE TO CONTROL THE DROP
LAYERS SO THAT WHEN THE PROJECTOR SWITCHES AN IMAGE, IT FOLLOWS THE
PATTERNS OF THE DROPS AND LIGHTS THEM UP AS THEY FALL, CREATING A 3D
EFFECT. SO FAR THIS HAS ONLY WORKED ON A 12-INCH LAPTOP AND
PROFESSORS DON'T EXPECT TO HAVE IT READY FOR MASS MARKET FOR AT
LEAST ANOTHER DECADE. [*]
THAT IS YOUR NEWS FOR NOW. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. I'M NATALI DEL
CONTE WITH CNETTV AND YOU'VE JUST BEEN LOADED.