My Top 10 Technology Wishlist for 2010
Friday January 08th 2010, 5:46 am
Here are some things you’re not likely to see this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but would be nice if we did…
10. Free Kindle book download when you purchase a physical book through Amazon. Touchscreen and color screen Kindle with the capability of using a Stylus like pen to highlight and write notes in the margins.
9. Kindle notes and highlights syncing with Evernote. Also, Livescribe Pen syncing with Evernote.
8. Livescribe Pen with a quality and smooth roller ball pen tip instead of the cheap ball point. It’s an expensive pen – I’d like a good writing experience please.
7. 3D TV’s and Monitors that don’t require glasses. There must be a way. Let’s make it happen.
6. 3D Wii Nintendo video games. Wow, that’s going to be cool!
5. Pleo available for $50. A Pleo relative – a lifelike and indestructible robotic dog that will play and entertain my real dog.
4. Large OLED networked digital frame to display photographic art that turns off automatically at bedtime when the lights are turned off.
3. iTablet connectivity with a new Apple TV, and Apple TV available with a monthly subscription for unlimited viewing instead of nickel and diming me with every download. Also, Slingbox functionality, so I can view media on the iTablet while traveling.
2. Got to plug Boxee. Boxee’s big play should be to offer live TV (goodbye Comcast). It’s in the networks’ interest to expand access to live content, so make it happen Fred Wilson.
1. A ruggedized and waterproof iphone or nexus one phone with much slimmer form factor with directional sound (and mic) capabilities, a technology that concentrates acoustic sound into a narrow beam that can be projected, so I don’t have to mess with bluetooth accessories.
What are your short-term technology wishes?
SharkRide TV – UAV project – Episode 1
Saturday September 05th 2009, 6:12 pm
Here is a video giving a high level description of a UAV we’re developing. The UAV and its software has been in development for 6 months, and we’re about a week away from its first autonomous test flight. So, stay tuned for the next episode! (26 Minutes)http://www.vimeo.com/6440699
The Mir:ror – useful RFID toy?
Tuesday May 26th 2009, 5:11 pm
this is strangely alluring…
Tech concepts slideshare
Friday May 01st 2009, 8:14 pm
Thanks Jim for sending – original source unknown.
A universal remote application for the iphone
Saturday March 21st 2009, 5:43 pm
Fred Wilson’s post about the iPhone remote for Boxee inspired me.
What if there was an iPhone app, where you could easily create a universal remote, with all your preferences (favorite channels etc.) easily programmed by a drag and drop interface.
Universal remotes I’ve used in the past are hard to program, and generally don’t work very well…
There would then be a wifi-enabled device in your cabinet, which converts your iPhone commands to infrared, to control all your hardware!
Universal remotes I’ve used in the past are hard to program, and generally don’t work too well…
The CrunchPad, a simple touchscreen tablet designed for surfing the web.
Wednesday January 21st 2009, 5:37 pm
Michael Arrington has announced the specs of the second prototype of the CrunchPad.
I wonder if the real innovation here is the process by which the product is being developed.
To use Sam Savage’s analogy (doesn’t quite work perfectly in this case but close enough): The CrunchPad is a lightbulb, but the process by which it was created is like electricity that can potentially power many light bulbs.
Basically, Michael is using the reach and power of the TechCrunch platform, to inexpensively crowd source the development of the product (like Cambrian House, but more effectively?)
Idea of the day: TIVO + DVD-R = a killer app
Wednesday December 24th 2008, 11:19 pm
Hard disk space on a tivo device is limited, and wouldn’t it be great to be able to build a library of favorite shows via an easy way to record to DVD-R or blu-ray? And, wouldn’t it be great to have an easy way to share and distribute favorite shows, or clips of shows without the current laborious and unnatural capture and upload methods?
RE-POSTING – sony’s virtual pet
Monday December 22nd 2008, 12:43 am
I first posted a link to this video in August, but am reposting, because I think it’s very inspiring and innovative. It’s a departure from 3d, extravagant graphics, and has a pen device, where what you draw becomes part of the game, a great example of mixed-reality gaming.