Joe Ranft, died yesterday. He was the head of Pixar’s story department, the voice of “Wheezy” in the Toy Story movies, “Heimlich” in “A Bug’s Life” and worked on many other animation projects before joining Pixar.
Google bought Android today. No one’s quite sure what Android makes (it’s a startup, after all), but some folks think it makes location based software for handheld devices.
You’ll be able to buy a cell phone that looks like a Star Trek communicator soon.
The Roomba, the robot vacuum from iRobot will soon be getting a new version.
The Roomba Scheduler programmed to automatically turn on and vacuum while you’re away. The current version of Roomba must be started manually. The Roomba Scheduler will come with a remote control.
Already have a Roomba, and want to add “Scheduler” capability to your Discovery SE model? You’ll be able to upgrade for $59.
Roomba Scheduler is ……er, on schedule…. to arrive in August 2005.