Friday, July 29, 2011

Apple's keyless keyboard

Apple has patented a design for a keyless keyboard.
The glass topped design features no moving parts but instead works using acoustic and piezo-electric sensors.
The system compares sounds made by tapping of the screen to a database of signatures determining which key is being used.
The keyboard would still display the traditional Qwerty keys but three sensors within the keyboard would be “sufficiently precise” to triangulate the position of the tap said the patent filing.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mono Tools


Port .NET applications to Mono and Linux without leaving Visual Studio!

Mono Tools for Visual Studio is a commercial add-in for Microsoft Visual Studio that enables developers to write .NET applications for non-Windows platforms within their preferred development environment.
It allows developers to build, debug and deploy .NET applications on Linux, while continuing to leverage the extensive ecosystem of code, libraries, and tools available for .NET.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Google+

               Google is trying its hand again at social networking by launching a service called Google+. Google claims its new service is a dramatic rethinking of traditional social networking paradigms where, Google says, there's no good way to define our various types of friendships--and share information accordingly.

Circles: Sharing the right stuff with the right people shouldn’t be a hassle. Circles makes it easy to put your friends from Saturday night in one circle, your parents in another, and your boss in a circle by himself, just like real life. Sparks:  looks for videos and articles it thinks we’ll like, so when you’re free, there’s always something to watch, read, and share. Hangouts: Bumping into friends while you’re out and about is one of the best parts of going out and about. With Hangouts, the unplanned meet-up comes to the web for the first time. Let buddies know you’re hanging out and see who drops by for a face-to-face-to-face chat. Until we perfect teleportation, it’s the next best thing. Instant Upload: Taking photos is fun. Sharing photos is fun. Getting photos off your phone and on to the web is pretty much the opposite of fun. That’s why we created Instant Upload: so that from now on, your photos upload themselves. Huddle: Texting is great, but not when you’re trying get six different people to decide on a movie. Huddle takes care of it by turning all those different conversations into one simple group chat, so everyone gets on the same page long before thumbs get sore.