As Dogbert said in Dilbert one fine day, “reboot and shut up”. Facebook’s extended outage yesterday was fixed by only one little thing: a simple reboot.
It’s green. It’s just a color. But one stormy night in an old apartment (not the stylish one I’m living in now), I constructed the first logo for the site (with style assistance from my Mom) using Photoshop 9.0. The green that I mixed up from several colors (not disclosing them here of course) turned out to be awesome, just for LaptopMemo.
Not so long after, Engadget began using an exact version of the green for their “randomness” blog, Engadget Alt. I’ll let them get away with it, simply due to the fact that I’m friends with some of the editors (Twitter friends, at least), and I’m not interested into getting a argument like I got with Peter Rojas on Twitter.
Off topic: Essentially the argument was about how I’d use the word ‘gdgt’ to describe all “gadget” bloggers, since both words mean the same thing. But he got pissed off saying it was confusing, and he pissed me off by doing so. End of friendly dealings. But I did give him a mea culpa via Gmail, which I’m proud of.
Back on topic: So anyways, that Samsung Fascinate review that I’ve been working on will get posted sometimes this weekend or Monday, and I’ve gone back to Photoshop to tweak the green that I have. Some might say it’s a bit too bright, others might just enjoy it. Anyways, use the sharing buttons below, don’t forget to comment on the interesting posts, and follow LaptopMemo on Twitter. Or you know, you can just, follow me.
Oh, almost forget again: I also have a few more shiny new gadgets coming up this week for review, like the ASUS U35Jc and the Lacie MosKeyto, that tiny 16mm flash drive.
Another concept, another reason to say ‘wow, that rocked!’. A concept phone, by Mozilla (makers of Firefox), called the Seabird allows for amazing futuristic features, like a Bluetooth headset/mouse that is built into the phone, then can be snapped out for use. Then, there’s two pico-projectors on each side, giving you Iron Man-style keyboards. Plus of course, the Firefox browser. This heaping pile of “just dream” is just above, and you HAVE to play it just to believe how amazing it is.
Now note that Mozilla has no plans on building a phone, as it is just a community project, but you do have to say:
“What if this was possible?”
For your boring Tech News Thursday, TmoNews came out with a document they’ve acquired through one of their “ninjas” (i.e sneaky guys who know everything) that clearly sets the date for the T-Mobile G2 (which I broke several minutes before everyone else on Techmeme) launch for those already on the network t0morrow, September 24th. As for the general release, that’sset for October 6th, 4 days after my birthday.
Not that that has to do with anything, of course.
So, what is ‘weightless’? I won’t answer that question for you, but I can tell you that Verbatim recently is advertisng the USB clip as such, even though it’s scientifically impossible. Anywho, they come in lots of pretty colors, offer 2GB to 4GB of storage space, and add a form of reverse pshcology once you clip one of them to a document at work, with the document inside of the USB clip.
Freaky stuff, I know.
Honestly, if you want to yawn today at a video or get some techno in your ears, that’s fine by me, just do it watching Samsung’s official demo of the Galaxy Tab, seen below. Contrary to the glorious disaster we saw earlier with the HP Slate, Samsung is really selling their tablet here, despite this demo probably being so perfect that you wouldn’t find any mistakes, but still, the Galaxy Tab works and it keeps on working damn good non-stop.
This just has to be fake. I can help it. A dedicated button to bring up the keyboard? A dedicated Ctrl-Alt-Del button? And yet I do think it’s real, and that HP has lost its mind. The video, available in HD, gives a tour of the HP Slate, but then when it goes to a UI demonstration, even though this is a prototype after all, completely fails. At the moment, I’m having a cringe just looking at the video.
The new Droid 2 photos have been released today, displaying the World Edition version. Besides running the same software, being clocked at an amazing 1.2 GHz, and a new paint job, this seems like the ultimate DROID of all time. Now Verizon, will you be starting an upgrade program for those early adopters?
What you see before you on your insignificant computer screen is a 7-minute long HD video, from HTC, talking all about the pretty new Sense UI and HTC Desire HD, which recently, was tested at the FCC and found no traits of US bands on the GSM board. But that won’t stop you from getting your boss to let you look, will it now?
While this may be the exact look of the HTC HD7, successor to the HD2, there may be a possibility that this is all baloney. Still, if this is the real deal, then props to HTC and Microsoft making the Windows Phone 7-based handset look absolutely awesome.
Specs wise, there is a 4.3-inch screen, dual-LED flash, 3.5mm headset jack, and beveled back like the EVO 4G; even possibly a kickstand. Props to WMPowerUser for finding the prints.