Lego announced a new a new Mindstorms Kit, NXT, which will be available in August. The new kit comes with many new sensors, including vision, touch, sound, and light. Those sensors plug into the main NXT Brick via connectors that look like RJ-45 jacks. The kit will have software that is compatible with both PC and the Mac, has Bluetooth and USB 2.0 support. Suggested retail for this will be $249, and it will be available in August.
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FireFox 1.5 has been released. Click on the button in the column on the right to get your copy. I got mine just now, and it’s working great!
Jini Pumpkins turned out to be a lot more popular than I though they would be when I carved them last year.
It was fairly easy to do. I just took the logo, taped it on the pumpkin, outlined the design through the paper, and then cut it all up. It took a while, but it looks pretty good.
Well, that was quick. Apple has
dropped the Mac Mini offer that would have allowed consumers to try the Mac Mini for 30 days, and send it back if they didn’t like it.
Just throwing a random thought out here, but what if one of Apple’s announcements next week is a large capacity iPod Shuffle? Same price, just bigger capacity?
Rumors are flying fast about the event that Apple is holding at Moscone Center in California on September 7th. The latest guess is that
Apple, Motorola, and Cingular have teamed to release an iTunes phone. Currently guesses is that it’ll have between a 25 and 100 song capacity.
Whether that’s true or not…. well, we’ll find out soon enough.
There’s a flurry of news on the technology patent front in the last day or two. First,
Creative is accusing Apple of an iPod patent breach, saying that the iPod’s user interface violates a patent that Creative has.
Then comes the news that Nintendo has patented the Sanity system for games.
THEN there’s news that even
ringtones can be patented!
Things have gone absolutely nuts.