Guys at Engadget were fortunate to get hold of iPhone 1.2 / (2.0 beta), though not every new feature has been fully explored, much of what’s been spotted were relatively what was guessed not very long ago.
Here is what I can tell you about it so far…
- There still isn’t a two-pane mail client (darn!)
- Multiple mail message selection works
- Major changes to the calculator function and interface, including a sideways scientific calculator
Here are some of the pics I’ve picked from Engadget which shows some of the main new features:
The latest ‘Jump Jet’ from Snelflight remote controls offers you the latest technology in flying R/Cs, it’s design is like a jet plane but only to find that it takes off like a helicopter – vertically!
Jump Jet is a genuine VTOL fixed-wing plane especially designed for flying indoors. It can take off vertically and hover, then fly forwards, backwards, even sideways. It can swoop and dive just like a real jet plane, and then land on the palm of the hand!
Uniquely, it combines the self-righting stability of fixed-wing planes with the hovering capability of helicopters.
Jump Jet offers the same precision control and robust mechanical simplicity which together made the Hoverfly helicopter so popular. And Jump Jet offers what no other currently available model can – full three-axis controllability combined with extreme self-righting stability, all from minimal moving parts. This makes Jump Jet ideal for learning to fly rotorcraft. It has all the controls of a helicopter, but it is easier to fly.
A triple axis gyroscope contributes to incredible stability and precise flying control. Experienced flyers can hone their skills indoors, independent of the weather.
The relatively low cost for this level of control and stability is an additional bonus.
To me I think what is great about the Jump Jet’s design is that the spinning rotors aren’t pointing out like R/C helicopters and there are no propellers to get bent and broken in a fall or crash. If you’ve played with R/C helicopters you would know exactly what I mean, sometimes those rotors are actually quite difficult to manage for beginners and I think the Jump Jet has an advantage over that. It’s battery is also charged from a brick like power source and not the remote control (that’s brilliant, much more convenient), however, as usual battery will only last you six minutes of flying time!
Here are some more pics…
Watch this video as the latest flying R/Cs are demonstrated at this year’s toy fair (includes the Jump Jet of course), notice the cool remote the guy is holding…
Can you believe it? The Japanese have actually been using this new food ordering technology for sometime and to us (at least to me here in the UK) we’ve never seen anything like it!
Deli Touch which is the pen like device seen in the pics above uses wireless technology to connect to the restaurants kitchen. When ordering, you touch the pen on to the menu on the items you wish to order. The pen has a camera which scans the codes and the wireless features transmit this data to the kitchen. Once the order has been placed a voice confirms that all is OK and a few minutes later your food arrives!
It’s been sometime since we posted a new concept phone design but this one is probably one of the best I’ve seen in a while. The Mooon+ has a slick large touch screen, metallic frame, a digital camera and wait, it’s got a bluetooth headset within, huh?
What’s special about this, is that it’s detachable, nothing like what I’ve ever seen, check out the pics below.
So the Macbook Air has landed and lots of new unboxing videos have been uploaded onto YouTube recently, we’ve looked through some of them and found one from Slashgear which merits to be seen:
Want to see more? Visit one of our recent posts showing pics and videos of the Macbook Air…
The Tibida binary LED watch brought to you by Tokyoflash may be geeky but I think it looks quite fashionable too! Yes it has got a very geeky name, ‘ Tibida binary LED watch with time modes’ and I would advise that you don’t try to impress girlfriends by explaining to them what that means (unless they find geeks sexy of course!).
Tokyoflash is proud to unveil a time piece combining functional design engineering with LED technology presented in a range of bold colors that are certain to make you stand out.
In fact, the Tibida does have some interesting features, it has three functions, time, binary and date. Created using 42 white LEDs, this design offers three conceptually different ways to tell the time; hour-centric, minute-centric and binary.
Combining a stainless steel case and clasp with a mineral crystal lens and polyurethane band, Tibida is available in four fashionable styles; polished stainless steel case with either a red, blue or black face or IP black case with an orange face.
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