Nokia: N97 Will Prove Superior To iPhone 3GS

Nokia N97The United Kingdom general manager from Nokia, Mark Loughran, is confident that their N97 will “prove superior” to the iPhone 3GS due to it’s better camera, lower tariffs and it’s “radical change in styling from the N96”.

Nokia is dubbing its new high-end mobile a “mini computer” with added QWERTY keyboard and larger screen, I agree, it’s one great piece of tech, no doubt about that.

But when Mark Loughran goes on saying “The new iPhone is an evolution rather than a revolution and for people trying to decide whether to get a Nokia N97 or an iPhone, it comes down to a decision on performance and value for money”. – well, Mark, you might be right. But what Apple does, and they do it good, is to make it fun, easy and enjoyable to use advanced features on your mobile device.

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Camera-like Fabric Developed by MIT

Here’s one to the wannabe-007’s. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institue of Techonolgy have come up with a fabric made of a “mesh of light-sensitive fibers”, that, collectively, act like a very basic camera. Those fibers can detect two frequencies of light which can be “forwarded” to, and processed by, a computer. Yoel Fink, an associate … Read more →

Robot-hummingbird To Spy On Enemies?

It’s no surprise that DARPA in the USA invests money in some very interesting, and sometimes weird, projects. One of the recent ones are are Nano Air Vehicle, or NAV in short.

Nano Air Vehicle is being developed by AeroVironment and is basically a hummingbird. Well, it looks like one, that is. It has wings instead of rotating chopper blades.

The prototype shown in the video below is part of the project that’s been ongoing for 2 years. It shows how they remote control their bird, though it only has enough power to be airborne for about 20 seconds.

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Venice adds (free) wireless channels

Italian city, Venice, with all the (water) channels, now adds wireless channels to their reputation. The city council has decided that all the citizens should have access to free wireless Internet. To achieve that, they have built one of the biggest wireless networks in Europe which will also cover the 7 kilometer long channel, “Canal … Read more →