Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Next Stroke: Laser Projection Keyboard

Things are going to feel a little different.
The buzz over the technology grapevine these days is about the advent of the laser projection keyboard. This virtual input device can project the layout of a keyboard on any surface and by simply tapping on said layout you could work your PC as if you do have a wired keyboard. This is bound to send your old, dusty, crumb-ridden, tippety-tap PC keyboard to obsolescence in a few years.

It is certainly an exciting technology but certainly nothing new. As early as 2008, the i.Tech Virtual Keyboard was already being sold at The latest projection keyboard to come out in the market is the Celluon Magic Cube Laser Projection Keyboard and Touchpad. It debuted with an SRP of about $200 during the summer and is fast gaining the interest of tech aficionados. And what's not to drool over? You're typing with laser!

While projection keyboards are certainly a step closer towards realizing a Matrix-like future, personally I would wait for the second or third generations of this technology to come out. As were most transitional technologies (i.e. laser discs, zip drives, etc.) it won't take long for the trend to snowball into better, faster and cheaper versions of the product.

At any rate, apart from the flexibility of using your projection keyboard with multiple devices (from PCs to mobile gadgets) the clear upside for the device -- you won't have to worry about spilling your drink on your keyboard!

Learn more about the laser guided keyboard here and here (Death of the Keyboard).

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tech World Mourns: Steve Jobs Reaches End-Of-Life

The Apple homepage in mourning for Steve Jobs.
It's the final upgrade for the enigmatic co-founder of Apple.

Steve Jobs -- after struggling with pancreatic cancer since being diagnosed in 2004 -- passed away October 5, 2011. He was 56.

He recently relinquished his post as CEO of Apple to  Tim Cook. Technology enthusiasts around the world expressed their condolences through a special webpage for their fallen hero at where you may also send thoughts and prayers through a designated email address.

Steve Jobs was a well-known trailblazer of the computing era having spearheaded technologies that  helped define technology trends for the past 4 decades. These include the first Apple and Macintosh personal computers, the iPod, the iPhone, and more recently the Apple iPad tablet computer..

Here's a fond farewell to a true innovator, Steve Jobs. He is a testament to the human capacity to make things better.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Miss Angola Crowned Miss Universe 2011

Congratulations to Miss Angola Leila Lopes for winning the Miss Universe 2011 beauty pageant. Out of 89 Miss Universe 2011 contestants, the stunning 25 year old won the coveted Miss Universe crown. Miss Lopes, a business management student, received her award from outgoing Miss Universe 2010 titleholder Ximena Navarette of Mexico.

Miss Angola bested the other Miss Universe 2011 contestants in the top 10 from Panama, Portugal, France, Costa Rica, Australia, China, Philippines, Brazil, and Ukraine. Miss China Zilin Luo was 4th runner up, Shamcey Supsup of the Philippines placed 3rd runner up, Brazil's own Priscila Machado came in at 2nd runner up and Miss Ukraine Olesya Stefanko was chosen as the first runner up.

This is the 60th year of the Miss Universe pageant and the first win for Angola in the international beauty contest. The contest was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. You can expect the Miss Universe 2011 contestants and the entire country of Angola will be partying hard tonight!
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Steve Jobs Hands Apple To Tim Cook

Steve Jobs at the WWDC 07 Image via Wikipedia
Apple co-founder and CEO of 14 years Steve Jobs resigned from the tech-giant's top post August 24 leaving Apple shareholders with a sense of ambivalence. However, as the Apple board's appointment of Jobs' second-in-command Tim Cook took effect there's a fair level of hope for the future of Apple Inc.

There's been some talk about Jobs' health status since his leave as of January of 2011. The 55 year young tech maverick has become an icon of innovation and leadership in the computing industry for the past decade and a half. Steve Jobs is known to be a pancreatic cancer survivor.

Steve Jobs has recommended long-time protegee and chief operating officer Tim Cook to takeover as the company's CEO. Jobs will remain as chairman of the board for Apple Inc.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Latest Crisis: Solar Storms Are Set to Hit the Earth - Yahoo! News

Its been a crazy 2011 thus far.

The Steelers lost to Green Bay in Superbowl XLV early February. Japan was rocked by an earthquake in March. Then more recently, Obama scrambles to get the votes for the debt ceiling deal, a massacre shocks Norway and the NFL finally ends the lockout. Crazy year indeed!

But before we can start relaxing thinking that the worst is over, here's a piece of gloom coming from an otherwise sunny source. Our sun is turning a shade of nasty as scientists expect moderate to strong solar storms to affect Earth in the coming days. Expect electrical disruptions to run up until 2013 the peak of the suns 11-year cycle also known as solar maximum.

For the ardent techies and gadget-mongers out there, can you survive the upcoming frying of your electric dreams? How will this affect the coverage of the NFL? How can you live without your daily dose of your favorite blogs if the World Wide Web goes toast?

Read more on the solar storms - Latest Crisis: Solar Storms Are Set to Hit the Earth - Yahoo! News.
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Superbowl XLV: Packers vs. Steelers Rivalry Rekindled

IRVING, TX - JANUARY 31:  Quarterback Aaron Ro...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
Last year I made an uncanny prediction that the New Orleans Saints will win last year's Superbowl by 14 points. Dare I make another fearless forecast for Superbowl XLV?

I'm not at ease quite frankly. By now, those of you following me would know that I'm a Steelers fan. By virtue of experience, they indeed have the upper hand in this match up. Ben Roethlisberger has already claimed 2 Superbowl rings along with majority of the starting lineup for Pittsburgh's black and gold. Aaron Rodgers and company for the Green Bay Packers are clearly the underdog as far as the this the biggest stage in NFL is concerned.

Nevertheless, both the Steelers and the Packers showed solid performance throughout the season which gives them equal footing for claiming the Lombardi trophy come Sunday night. I'm for Pittsburgh with sheer loyalty and with good reason but I can't discount Green Bay without doubting my guts.

It would be good to see Aaron Rodgers vindicated with a win -- he is a good quarterback and will certainly deserve a Superbowl victory under his belt. But overall, are the Packers ready to foil what may be the Steelers' 7th Superbowl win?

With much apprehension, I think Steelers will take their historic 7th win by 2 to 7 points over the Packers. Good luck to both teams!

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