The Nokia 888 phone “bracelet”

“The Nokia 888 concept transcends conventional design and allows you to morph into any design you wish, roll it, bend it, clip it, whatever.

“I think specs are peripheral to the topic here. We have all seen great innovation with Nokia’s phone designs especially with the Nokia 7280 . Yanko Design features the Nokia 888 which is a lightweight communication device with a totally flexible form factor. What does that mean? you can roll it, you can make it a wrist band, you can straighten it, however you want it. The site mentions use of liquid battery and flexible touch screens for the concept. Lets wait and see, when Nokia picks it up and I would have it in my hands.”

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Send AM radio signals from your monitor

“‘Tempest for Eliza’ is a program that uses your computer monitor to send out AM radio signals. You can then hear computer generated music in your radio.

“All electronic devices send out eletromagnetic waves – so does your monitor, and your monitor does it all the time at very high frequencies. They are high enough for your shortwave AM radio. All you have to do is display the ‘correct’ image on your screen and your monitor will emit the ‘right’ signals.”

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“What is Web 2.0?” – Part II

“‘What Is Web 2.0’ by Tim O’Reilly — Defining just what Web 2.0 means (the term was first coined at a conference brainstorming session between O’Reilly and MediaLive International, which also spawned the Web 2.0 Conference), still engenders much disagreement. Some decry it as a meaningless marketing buzzword, while others have accepted it as the new conventional wisdom. Tim O’Reilly attempts to clarify just what we meant by Web 2.0, digging into what it means to view the Web as a platform and which applications fall squarely under its purview, and which do not.”