Archive for Technology

What’s new in the software industry?

Darn.. seems that software has more updates than innovations, unlike hardware which shows something new in 18 months or less. Well anyway, this is what I’ve found so far. I posted a link for every entry. The software listed at the bottom has no description, but you could go directly to their site for more details. But first here is an odd application to get you sober. (or at least get you home in one piece)

Last Call iPhone app tells you how drunk you are

“The Last Call iPhone app tells you how drunk you are, because you are probably way too far gone to judge for yourself. It determines this using your weight and how many drinks you’ve had already. It also calculates your drunkenness by what type of alcoholic beverages you’ve consumed, and it will even offer advice on what to do next now that you’re three sheets to the wind.” (lol) more>>

2008 Software Innovation Award Finalists

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the leading trade association for the world’s information technology (IT) industry, announced the finalists for the 2008 SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards.

The SoftwareCEO Software Innovation Awards recognize innovative software products and new business models in eight different categories. Award winners were announced at the Software Marketing Perspectives conference in Santa Clara, Calif.

Finalists by category are:

Company Achievement in Innovation
Company Name Product or Service Name Type of Nomination
Next IT Corporation for ActiveAgent™ Next IT Corporation Company
Visible World intelliSpot Visible World intelliSpot Software Product
Nexidia Nexidia Company
Print Audit Print Audit Software Product
Maximizer Software Inc. MaxMobile Software Product
Most Innovative Enterprise Software
Company Name Product or Service Name Type of Nomination
Splunk Inc. Splunk 3.1.5 Software Product
ICT, Inc. AcceleNet Software Product
Intermine

FileCensus

Software Product
Knoa Software Inc. Knoa Experience & Performance Manager (EPM) Software Product
Next IT Corporation Next IT Corporation for ActiveAgent™ Software Product
Q.Know Q.Know Enterprise Software Software Product
SAVO Group

SAVO

Software Product
Bit9, Inc. Bit9 Parity Software Product
JackBe Corporation JackBe’s Presto
Enterprise Mashup Platform
Software Product

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What’s new in hardware innovations?

Here are more new entries into the tech industry. This section is more focused on hardware. If your looking for gadgets, check out my Gadgets blog subcategory. These entries are taken from http://www.slipperybrick.com. I’m posting only a few of the hardware here. So if you want to see the whole list click the link above to go directly to their site. I’ve given a link to each entry below to go directly to the page the entry was taken from. Well? go ahead, read on.

Intel officially announces Core i7 CPU

“A new CPU from Intel is big news around the PC enthusiast realm. Intel has introduced its latest Core i7 CPU that promises to deliver vastly superior performance compared to the previous generation of Intel processors.

According to Intel, the Core i7 parts deliver 40% more performance in processing intensive applications compared to the previous generation of processors. The CPU features Turbo Boost Technology that accelerates performance to match a computer user’s needs and the workload of the system at the time.” more>>

Beer dispenser fills from the bottom up

“Scotsman Beverage Systems recently showed off “Trufill” at the Brau Beviale exhibition in Nuremberg. The Trufill concept is fairly unique and able to serve 10 pints of beer in just 10 seconds. That’s without spilling a single drop. The coolest part is that the dispenser fills the cups from the bottom. It adds ice from the top, but fills the cups from the bottom.” more>>

Lego Safe is Ultra Secure

“You might think that a Lego safe would be easy to open. Maybe just remove a few bricks and you’re in. But that’s not the case with this thing, the cutting edge of Lego safe technology. The safe weighs 14 pounds and has a motion detecting alarm so it can’t be moved without creating a huge ruckus.” more>>

Gadgets anyone?

Some of these gadgets might not be in the market yet. I’ve posted a link for every gadget you see here. If you want to view the entire gadget list available go directly to http://www.slipperybrick.com/. But if you want to check out just a few of these, then by all means read on. All you read here is from slipperybrick.com. I quote everything I copied from the site.

ipod touch nano with removable game controller

“This is what an iPod Touch Nano might look like should Apple release one. It’s designed by Isamu Sanada and the iPod Touch Nano features a 2.8-inch touchscreen display, 3.5mm headphone jack, dual dock connectors, and would come in a variety of colorful cases. Probably the coolest thing about the design is the removable game controller for when the accelerometer and touchscreen aren’t enough.” more>>

Motorola’s VE66 5-megapixel phone


“If you like the ZN5, but want something more, uh…rounded, and a slider, Motorola has something new for you. The VE66. It will give you a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, image stabilization, WiFi, FM radio, CrystalTalk noise reduction, and a nice navigation wheel to make your life easier. It should launch some time this quarter. It’s got lots of good looks over the ZN5.” more>>

The new i-Dog is a speaker you cuddle with

Burns: “Gentlemen we can rebuild him. We can make him cuddlier in shades of white, blue and pink that should appeal to teen girls.”

Smithers: “Yes, these teen girls…Their parents have money. We’ll be giving them the exact same product. It’s just wearing a snuggly jacket”

Burns: “Damn if that’s not a perfect way of introducing ’something new’ during this economic crisis. Get on it right away”

Smithers: “One thing sir. How should we handle the marketing?”

Burns: “Let the blogs take care of that.”

Smithers: “Brilliant as always sir.” more>>

(lol.. and look where this ended up. Here on my blog… lol)

Olidata rolls out Wireless USB adapter set

“Olidata rolled out its Wireless USB adapter set in Europe recently, based on Wisair’s WSR601 single chip. You can get it in retail centers in Europe and it allows users to transform their current USB devices into Wireless USB devices, with easy and clutter-free access as long as they remain inside the range. The solution, consists of a pair of USB adapters, one for the device and one for the PC. It brings wireless connectivity to USB devices like hard drives, printers, digital still cameras, camcorders, CD/DVD writers and hubs. It should make life a bit more convenient. Prices start from 59 Euros.” more>>

iPhone Hand Grip charger makes you work for a full battery

“Sometimes going green can be a real pain. Take this green concept for instance. This iPhone hand grip charger will give you Hulk hands before you even get a full battery. Great for a hand workout, but you’d have to be pretty dedicated to your iPhone to stick with it.

This concept is called “You can work it out” and it was designed by Mac Funamizu, who must have huge beefy clown hands and an always working iPhone. Apple should offer some accessories like this ala Wii Fit. Various exercise gadgets to power up Apple products owned by the obese. It would be green and lean. That’s the slogan right there.” more>>