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Hat tip to my Facebook and co-gamer Doc Strange for posting this video to Facebook. Very cool initial test flight of the “feather” technique/process to be used by Virgin Galactic‘s space flight vehicle “VSS Enterprise” on reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. I need to research that a bit more before I can even begin to understand it.
Couple of amazing points about this video and the vehicles:
Facebook recently announced this new feature that lets Facebook Page admins see ALL the pages they manage in one convenient location. You get to this page by clicking on the Pages link at left on your Facebook home page. The initial summary page shows all your pages, as well as information and quick links to Page tools for each Page:
They don’t actually go on sale until June 15, but you can check out their specs (not too shabby, for network-connected devices) and make the decision about which one suits your particular needs.
The (slightly) smaller of the two is the Acer Chromebook, shown here.
The Acer Wi-Fi Chromebook is the smaller of the two, but not by much. It offers an 11.6-in screen, compared to the Samsung’s 12.1-in screen. Otherwise, apart from the Acer’s HDMI-out port (the Samsung has a mini-VGA-out port). Full specs are available at the direct links for the systems.
The larger Chromebook is from Samsung, show here.
This picture of the Samsung Series 5 Wi-Fi Chromebook makes it look a LOT larger than the Acer, but it’s just a trick of the angle of the photo and the screens on the units. TechCrunch was on hand at the Chromebooks launch and got some serious hands-on time with the Samsung Chromebook, which is available in white!
Check out TechCrunch’s mini-review of the Samsung Chromebook, and a whole bunch of photos of the white unit in action.
Simple overview and explanation of what a Chrome OS-powered computer, or Chromebook, is.
Check out the Acer Wi-Fi Chromebook and Samsung Series 5 Wi-Fi Chromebook – both available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Both units will eventually be available with built-in 3G wireless access, which of course would require a 3G wireless plan (and monthly fees). If you have Wi-Fi at your house, school, workplace, even along your commute – why not just stick with the Wi-Fi only model?
Stay tuned, when these new devices are released, we’ll bring you reviews and updated information.
I like this idea – a lot. I tried (and failed) to get into the pilot testing program for Google’s Chrome OS-powered CR-48 notebooks. The CR-48, powered by the minimal browser-like Chrome OS, offers minimal power in terms of hardware – compared to multimedia or high-end market notebooks – and has NO local storage. The CR-48 has a solid state drive with the OS, and all apps that you run are found online.
I think this is certainly a viable model for students, who will almost always have Internet access to “the cloud” – where their applications, email, calendar and all data will reside – and should be considered for some businesses as well.
With Internet access becoming more pervasive, why should you pay $500, $1000 for a laptop, when you can lease a platform to do the largely the same work for just $20/month, or just $240/year when you think about it that way.
I would certainly give it a shot. Most of my data is online these days anyway.
Much is said these days about the “cloud.” How you can work, store data, photos and share all of it with co-workers, family and friends using (largely) free online tools from Google, Yahoo, Box.net, and many other web application players.
It’s not that well-known, however, just how many good (and free) tools that Microsoft makes available. Not all of them are cloud-based, but many of them are, allowing the same freedom of access and sharing capabilities as the other more well-known tools.
I defy Dads out there to NOT at least tear up when they watch this…
I read with much interest Nick Momrik’s “Wow Your iPad Readers” article this morning; being able to display WordPress.com blogs (as well their .org counterparts) on the iPad in a very tablet-friendly mode is very cool indeed.
I, however, haven’t jumped on the iPad bandwagon – yet. And when/if I do make a tablet purchase, what if I go the Android route, or BlackBerry Playbook, or even HP’s WebOS? I’m hoping that OnSwipe is working on implementations of this plugin for the “other” tablets that are currently flooding the market this year.
Before I have an iPad, how can I tell what my WordPress site looks like on the iPad? As far as I know, there is no emulation software I can run on my PC, nor any websites that will let me get a glimpse of the OnSwipe’d version of my blog. Thankfully, Apple has provided a solution to this problem, for all of us who are iPad-less. Read more of this post
I am intrigued by the glimpses of the UI offered in this video… Can anyone point me to a shell replacement or other app that offers anything remotely like this?
Goodness gracious… MS-DOS 5, and everything from Windows 3.1 forward look SO familiar! I can still remember, getting the shipment of twenty-plus 3.5-inch floppy disks for Windows NT 3.1, and plugging them in, one after another.
Amazing how much some things have changed, and how similar some UI items are to the UI bits of old.
What are some of your memories of old Windows versions?