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Make your own multi-touch

yet another video of multi-touch interface. This gives you all the instructions on how to make your own version as well. Equipment required:cardbox and a webcam and computer.

and more instructions here


Another comparison….

This time from All About Symbian, who put the Iphone 3g and the n95 8gb head to head.

“it’s clear that the iPhone 3G, despite the 2008 refresh, is still rather outgunned by the N95 8GB, but there are wins for the high profile device from Apple. It’s cleaner, more elegant, has a larger screen, a great text input method and more foolproof desktop connectivity. And that shortlist of wins is probably enough for a lot of purchasers, especially those with lesser ambitions and a deep lust for shiny Apple hardware.

But the Nokia N95 8GB, as with the original N95 (on latest v21 firmware) and now also the N82, is simply awesome as a piece of technology, winning on overall data connectivity, multitasking, camera, video camera and in general as a smartphone tool for anyone with a smattering of technological knowledge. Paired with a Bluetooth keyboard, the N95 8GB can, for short periods, replace phone, camera, camcorder, music player, navigation device, laptop, games console and Blackberry, among others.”

Firstly the above article gets the price points correct. Not the $199 garbage that media organisations around the world have swallowed.

There are a lot of features that are missing. My 16y/0 nephew uses bluetooth on his phone to transfer files (namely mp3’s) between friends all the time. Not going to happen with the Iphone is it.
Not running background apps is not going to work as well, no GPS logging like sports tracker are going to be possible unless of course Apple release something 🙂

Take the wikipedia info for example..

  • Color: Black or white (16GB model only)
  • Size: 115.5×62.1×12.3 mm (4.5×2.4×0.48 in)
  • Weight: 133 g (4.7 oz)
  • Tri band UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • Assisted GPS, with fallback to location based on Wi-Fi or cell towers
  • 2 Megapixel Camera features geotagging (producing geocoded photograph)
  • Battery has up to 10 hours of 2G talk, 5 hours of 3G talk, 5 (3G) or 6 (Wi-Fi) hours of Internet use, 7 hours of video playback, and up to 24 hours of audio playback, lasting over 300 hours on standby.[20]

That is it… that is all that is really new in the Iphone, the rest is software (which apple are going to control to the nth degree). Sure it looks nice. But the phone added 3g and is being sold in some new places and that is it.  Nothing new to see here people… get over it.

I could go on… and I most probably will… but not now, it is bed time.