Monday, January 31, 2011

FinePix X100 Mode Dial Demo

Great preview by the Fuji Guys, 2 Fuji reps based in Canada. A lot of photo geeks are waiting in anticipation. The Olympus XZ-1 looks to be a good competitor in the serious compact class, but the Fujifilm X100 could start an entire new class.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Electronic Medical Records Don’t Improve Outpatient Care Quality: Study

Health Blog - WSJ
Evidence that not all 'e' or 'i' initiatives are helpful...

Fujitsu LifeBook T580 Review

Laptops | CNET UK
Another so-so review. Quite tired of waiting for a convertible tablet with good battery life, reasonable speed, light weight, and 3G capability.

Should I just buy a end-of-line Acer 1825PTZ?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Let them shine: Caterham and Radical take centre stage

Caterham makes a track car, and Radical converts a track car to a street legal road car. Nice, but Radical really should put in a bit more engineering and put in a roof. While they're at it, they should remove the front splitter.

What they'll get is a mini Le Mans street legal racer. And it'll sell. To fit a roof, they'll have to figure out how to build doors into the chassis (or maybe some innovative folding roof mechanism).

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Better images of XPERIA X10 mini pro successor break loose news
The specs look quite nice, except for one thing. Why do almost all QWERTY Android phones have specs just a little below the top of the line 1GHz processors?

Anyway, good to see the bigger space (screen now 3-inch) used for additional buttons like up and down, plus a browser shortcut button.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Are organisations rushing into Facebook?

Short answer: Yes.

The costs outweigh the benefits. Most organisations want to jump on the bandwagon and look "hip".

What costs you say? Isn't Facebook free?

Let me list some of them
  1. manpower needed to cross-post items and manage comments
  2. content on the Facebook can't be backed up
  3. no comment moderation options available
  4. content cannot be restricted to paying customers/members

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Automobili Lamborghini SPA - Megafactories - National Geographic

Fantastic documentary showcasing the process of building a Murcielago. Lots of details, the car is really hand-made...

This is part 1 of 6 clips.

Lenovo LePad tablet and IdeaPad U1 Hybrid return with Android 2.2 in tow

After a few tweaks, Lenovo has finally produced this tablet/notebook hybrid which looks promising. Though not mentioned here, I saw another video highlighting that it has a digitiser also.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Tunisia's bitter cyberwar

Al Jazeera
A powerful technique used to enable phishing...
The initial signs that something was underway came on Saturday, he said, when the secure https protocol became unavailable in Tunisia. This forced web users to use the non-secure http protocol.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Motorola Atrix 4G, HD multimedia dock, and laptop dock hands-on

The handphone is the computer. View the video in the link above to see the handphone being used like a mobile CPU, viewing a desktop browser via a dock or a laptop, and also the ability to run full OS software via a virtualised Citrix setup. Cool...

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Fujitsu LifeBook T580 Convertible review

Another T580 review. Dropped by Funan yesterday, looked like it's still not available on our shores...

Vimeo Video School

Nicely shot videos on how to shoot videos :)

Abandon your resolutions. Stop looking for your soulmate. Reject positive thinking

Fresh thoughts on our usual New Year resolutions, including this one below.

The best way to impose some quality control on your digital life isn't to quit Twitter, Facebook and the rest in a fit of renunciation, but to break the spell they cast. Email, social networking and blogs all resemble Pavlovian conditioning experiments on animals: we click compulsively because there might or might not be a reward – a new email, a new blog post – waiting for us. If you can schedule your email checking or web surfing to specific times of day, that uncertainty will vanish: new stuff will have accumulated, so there will almost always be a "reward" in store, and the compulsiveness should fade. Or use software such as the Firefox add-in Leechblock , which limit you to fixed-time visits to the sites you're most addicted to. Can you, as the blogger Paul Roetzer suggests, make it a habit to unplug for four hours a day? Three? Two? What matters most isn't the amount of time, but who's calling the shots: the ceaseless data stream, or you. Decide when to be connected, then decide to disconnect. Alternative metaphor: it's a one-on-one fistfight between you and Mark Zuckerberg for control of your brain. Make sure you win.