At last a reason to celebrate French law……..for all you would be iPhone owners. Under French law all mobile phones have to be offered unlocked, so that customers can use them on any network they wish – and that includes the iPhone.
It will be interesting to see if Amazon’s reported launch of their Electronic Reader called Kindle will be more successful than Sony’s attempt with their eReader launched back in January 2006.
Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos will unveil the Kindle at a launch event in New York tonight.
CNET Kindle review >>
CNET Sony Portable reader review >>
Earlier this year, Adobe introduced Premiere Express, a free, Flash-based online video editor for creating mash-ups and remixes. Anyone using Photobucket, MTV.com and YouTube’s TestTube site can use Premiere Express.
Adobe Systems now has announced that it will ship a beta version of its Photoshop Express online editing tool by the end of this year, with the full product to be complete sometime in 2008.
“By late this year, we anticipate having a beta version,” said John Loiacono, senior vice president for Adobe Creative Solutions, speaking at the 6sight digital imaging conference. And next year, the online service will be “available to anyone,” he said.
EveryScape launched today with a new dimension to street mapping and streetviews. Now you can explore inside buildings…..you can check out the hotel before you check in or experience the ski run before you break a leg.
Looks like Google streetview has some catching up to do.
Credit : Dash Navigation™
Get ready to throw away your Tom Tom because Dash is neary ready for launchop. Dash is the next generation of car sat nav that you will want to have.
Its key differentiator from other GPS units is that it will always be connected to the Internet, which will enable features like peer-to-peer (with other Dash devices) traffic reporting, and the capability to program routes on to your device from your Web browser.
What makes the Dash device so different is that it not only receives location data from the satellites of the Global Positioning System, like other navigation units, but it also broadcasts information about its travels back to the Dash network.
The continuous two-way reporting lets the system accomplish several things. It can measure how fast traffic really travels on a given road, and use that to compile a highly detailed and accurate database of traffic information. Dash units can warn each other through the network the second they hit a traffic slowdown. And because the units stay connected to the Internet, information on nearby points of interest like restaurants is instantly available and current.
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