Evernote And Moleskine Announce The Smart Notebook — And It’s Very Practical

Evernote and Moleskine are two different companies, yet are in the same business: one stores information in analog, the other digitally, in the cloud. Coming together marks a new product: the Evernote Smart Notebook. Starting at $24.95 for a smaller notebook (and $29.95 for a bigger one), you can take a picture of anything you’ve written in the notebook using the Evernote iOS app (other platforms should get this feature at a later date) and it will immediately be transcribed into a searchable, digital document you can use with your Evernote account.

Let that sink in for a second.

This is fantastic. It is seamless, doesn’t deprive the human race of calligraphy, yet keeps our recording skills moving forward, continuously. And, they’re pretty notebooks. You can pre-order one now, but they will only be ready by October 1st, the date Evernote starts shipping the Smart Notebooks.

Via: EvernotePre-Order

Google Just Made The “I’m Feeling Lucky” Button Fun Again

Traditionally, a Google search via the homepage is made in one of three way: hitting “Enter” on your keyboad, hitting the “Google Search” button, or lastly, the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button that would take you the first site that is relevant to what you searched for. Except now, that button has been changed by Google to reflect if whether or not you feel lucky, hungry, adventurous, puzzled, or whatever adjective Google decides to play on you. And it’s a lot of fun. Go check it out.

If You Care, Samsung Released Its Design Story For The Galaxy S III

Samsung really has the idea that it must find every single way of showing us (the tech press) and consumers that the Galaxy S III is the greatest phone ever produced by the company (it is, actually), but by taking it another notch, saying it’s “designed for humans” (no, duh!). And so, below you can graze your eyes upon the design story highlights for the Galaxy S III, in case you’re interested.

Via: Samsung Tomorrow

Brevity Review: Côte&Ciel The Flat Backpack

This is another of Côte&Ciel’s premium accessories. The Flat backpack is made of waxed and coated “techno-canvas” with cotton lining, supports up to a 15″ Macbook Pro (or comparable laptop), a Pentax K-30 with 135mm lens and lens hood — a pretty big DSLR, along with your tablet of choice, a few cables, and a lip balm or similarly sized items, like SD cards or wallets. I’ve had The Flat backpack with me for a few days now and had the chance to take it out in a heavy New York City storm. It was comfortable, repelled water easily, got plenty of looks (or maybe it’s because I’m handsome?) and because the design is more of an “open-wide” enclosure rather than the traditional “zipper splits the whole thing”, it makes the backpack more streamlined, pretty much to its namesake — thus keeping it flat.

Facebook Creates New Native (And Genuine) iPhone And iPad Apps

The new Facebook apps for iPhone and iPad no longer rely on the not-as-smooth-as-you-might-think HTML5. As a result, speeds are many times faster over the originals, and better yet, uses native Apple code to not only make the app faster, but more streamlined. It’s a welcome change, as Facebook has not kept its mobile apps in as tight of an improvement loop as they do on the web.

Well done.

Via: Facebook Newsroom

Microsoft Changes Its Logo For The First Time In 25 Years

It’s official. Microsoft changed its logo for the first time — that first time being 25 years, dating back to 1987. This logo is actually not new and reflective of the new Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 design interface, in fact, this was an old concept logo from 1998/ But to us however, it seems pretty dated, and rather boring. But enough of that! It’s a cause of some celebration for Microsoft to change its logo, right? Via: TNW

Nikon Is Going To Make The S800c Camera, Powered By Android

This is definitely a first for one of the premier camera makers of the world. Nikon has announced the S800c, a camera running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with 4GB of storage for apps, meaning you could Instagram from a real camera. In terms of the sensor, Nikon is supplying a 16-megapixel sensor with 10x optical zoom, built-in GPS and 1080p HD video shooting to boot. It’s backed up with a 3.5-inch LCD touch screen and Wi-Fi. Nikon plans to launch their newest experiement in the U.S. with a $349 price tag next month. Via: Nikon