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Skype integrates Facebook video-calling

Skype has integrated Facebook-to-Facebook video-calls into its latest desktop client, further strengthening the ties between the two services.The move was announced on Thursday in a blog post by Skype design chief Rick Osterloh.

November 18, 2011 by

Intel publishes reference design for home energy management panel

Intel has released its reference design for an interactive panel that is meant as a multifunction universal control panel for your home.Based on my past conversations with the company about the concept, I know that Intel is pitching the technology as a way for utility operators and device manufacturers to enable homeowners manage myriad applications, including energy usage and video surveillance.

September 30, 2010 by

What do you want to know about the Zune HD?

My plain silver Zune HD is on the truck for delivery right now and I will spend most of the evening checking it out and posting my first impressions, photos, and video(s). I will be returning this one though as soon as my FC Seattle Sounders Zune Original unit arrives, hopefully early next week, and will post more thoughts then regarding the design and one week of usage of the Zune HD. I have been assembling a list of specific functions, features, and issues I want to check out on the Zune HD to post about here and request that you post any other things you want to see in the Talkback section.

September 15, 2009 by

How Apple singlehandedly killed the Flip Mino

I reviewed the Flip Mino HD video camera December 2008 and was impressed by its sleek design and excellent video quality calling it "ultimate accessory for any self-respecting Mac head." Then the iPhone 3GS came out -- and I haven't thought about it since.

July 6, 2009 by

Former Microsoft MacBU chief now running entertainment client software

Craig Eisler, the former head of Microsoft's Mac Business Unit (MacBU) has a new job heading up "entertainment client software" for the company. Eisler -- who is now Corporate Vice President for the TV, Video and Music business -- will lead "the planning, design and development of client software across Windows, the Xbox video game system and Windows Mobile."

April 18, 2009 by

Virtual characters express their emotions

Spanish researchers have developed a computer model able to generate virtual faces which display emotions and moods according to personality traits. The team leader explains: 'The aim of this work has been to design a model that reveals a person's moods and displays them on a virtual face. In the same 3-D space we have integrated personality, emotions and moods, which had previously been dealt with separately.' This model could be applied in both educational environments (virtual tutors and presenters with personality traits) and in video game characters. But read more...

December 5, 2008 by

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 media preview event in London

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 is one of the most anticipated Windows Mobile devices given that SE is joining the ranks of Windows Mobile and the unique design features. With a confirmed T-Mobile USA 3G version coming I will be buying this device to use with my T-Mobile account as soon as I can. Today Sony Ericsson held an exclusive media preview event in London and Paul at MoDaCo covered it live. Arne Hess also posted a video with some hands-on time with the XPERIA X1.

September 15, 2008 by

Lenovo parodies MacBook Air commercial

This video, being circulated to Chinese contract manufacturers and component suppliers, parodies the MacBook Air "manila envelope" television commercial. It's apparently the work of Lenovo (at least according to Fake Steve) who's trying to "coast on our momentum and pretend they're as cool as we are when it comes to design.

April 29, 2008 by

SEO rapper drops it like a swot

Is this a genius way to get students to remember basic web design principles or a joke?The SEO Rapper, a Houston-based hip-hop music maker who also goes by the Poetic Prophet or Chuck, is starring in a YouTube video on the principles of online marketing — done in rhyme.

March 28, 2008 by

Sony VPL-FE40

The VPL-FE40 is an ideal projector for showcasing presentations, video and images in medium- to large-sized meeting rooms and auditoriums. The only downside is the cost, both to purchase and run, which will limit the VPL-FE40 to large organisations with big budgets.

March 10, 2008 by

Sony's eco-friendly, hand-powered digital camera in action

Check out this video of the first working prototype to come out of Sony's odo project, which generated a lot of buzz at Tokyo's Eco-Products 2007 exhibition late last year. Developed at the Sony Design Center in Los Angeles, the project has a lofty goal of helping to establish a sustainable society by setting a good example through environmentally and socially responsible product models.

March 4, 2008 by

MWC08: The modu unleashes you from a single phone form factor

There was a viral video campaign launched before MWC 08 where this mysterious modu device was being shown. All the details were revealed at the show and I had a chance to meet with them this morning. The modu is a very small 1.5 ounce device that serves as the brains of a mobile phone that can then be placed in jackets or mates to extend the functionality and design, depending on a users needs.

February 14, 2008 by

Nokia launches N-Gage First Access for N81 owners, social networking included

I received a Nokia N81 8GB device to evaluate as part of the Nokia Nseries Blogger Relations program and posted my first impressions and initial thoughts, but wanted to hold off on a more detailed review until the N-Gage functionality was available since that is one of the major functionalities and selling points of the N81 with its gaming buttons and design. I found out from my buddy Rafe on All About Symbian that N-Gage First Access went live yesterday. So last night I installed the new N-Gage release on the Nokia N81 8GB and plan to post some video content soon so you can see the trial games in action on the device.

February 4, 2008 by

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