I have seen this before, but it seems to have come on leaps and bounds… Microsoft ‘Surface’ changes the entire way a computer is used. Imagine that film Minority Report where a transparent screen allowed direct manipulation of content, well take a look at this:-
Well… it had to happen sooner or later – someone has come up with a WiFi aggregator that will allow you to ‘borrow’ bandwidth from your neighbours unsecured networks. Whilst WEP cracking is not in the unit at the moment, its probably going to happen…
On June 1, 2007 Mark Hoekstra (geektechnique.org) will preview The Slurpr at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam. The Slurpr is a high speed Wi-Fi broadband router that takes up to six available Wi-Fi channels and combines them into one free and ultra broadband connection. Fast and Free Internet Access with just one box! Now you can enjoy the great advantages and comfort that come with a high speed internet connection, all for free.
The Slurpr automatically connects to the 6 strongest available Wi-Fi channels in your neighborhood to give you unparalleled connectivity. To make this happen, 6 Wi-Fi adapters are combined in one small package. The six extra sensitive antennae give you an even wider range of connectivity.
The Slurpr will be on display and available for pre-ordering at The Next Web Conference.
The Slurpr consists of a Six-channel wardrive-box broadbandrouter with 6 11/54Mbit fully configurable Wi-Fi connections bundled and redistributed to 9 wired ethernet connections. A 266MHz MIPS CPU with 64MB RAM with Linux installed on a 1GB Compact Flash card powers this extraordinary set-up.
Both the hardware and software of The Slurpr will be released under a Creative Commons license making it easy for users to build their own Slurprs and using and enhancing the software.
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Google launched the Street View feature in Google Maps at the Where 2.0 conference. You can now view street-level panoramic photography as you browse around a map location (for certain cities). It’s like being able to take a virtual driving tour of a city, right from your desk.There is a little minifig that you can drag around the map. When you release it, a small flash application is overlayed above the map which displays the panoramic photo for that location.
Fabian K. notes that Google has been using GeoIP lookups quite frequently to restrict beta features to specific locales and the street view feature is no exception. If you are outside the US, you can enable street view by adding a &gl=us to the end of the maps.google.com url. You’ll still only be able to view the handful of cities that have pano-image data, but you can at least get a glipse for what’s coming.
The cities that are currently included are; Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, New York and San Francisco.
Via Hackszine [link]
I have finally decided to make a concerted effort to create a proper ‘Blog’ – It seems that each of my days is becoming increasingly filled with looking at new technologies, that it seems a good idea to share these thoughts and experiences with others…