iProd?

The New Scientist reports

Apple has filed a patent application on a hand-held, touch screen gadget that will provoke you to take some exercise – or some other activity you’re interested in.

It looks a lot like an iPhone or iPod Touch in the diagrams. The user would first answer questions about their nutrition and health history, which allows it to work out a personalised fitness programme

eee 900 reviewed

Trusted Reviews have got their hands on the new 20Gb model of the eee. It’s a very positive review with the only downside, according to the reviewer, that the battery life is pretty much the same as before.

Verdict

Asus has done a brilliant job of updating an already great product. The engineers have clearly listened to all the comments regarding the original Eee PC and attempted to put them right. The 1,024 wide screen makes the Eee PC 900 a joy to use, especially if you spend a lot of your time in a browser window. The extra memory and storage are also very welcome additions, and help make this version of the Eee PC a real alternative to a fully featured notebook.

Yes the price is higher than the previous model, but I personally believe that the Eee PC 900 still represents staggering value for money. Ultimately, if you want a notebook that’s small, light and still very affordable, the Eee PC 900 should be top of your list

New EEE announced

The Guardian has details of new eee pcs that will be launched in the UK on May 1. It seems that all of the gripes that I have heard from various people who have slobbered over my one at work has been answered by this release. Availability is going to be very tight!

ASUS Eee PC magic continues with its next generation dubbed ASUS Eee PC 900. It offers several stunning updates and improvements. The screen size grows from 7″ to 8.9″; the RAM size grows from 512MB to 1GB, all supported with larger storage of up to 20GB. All the new models are Windows ready and come with a built in webcam (growing from 0.3m to 1.3m pixel), 4GB of SSD and a superb battery life of 3.5hrs. Finally, the weight stays below 1kg making it the ideal fusion of mobility and computing.

Life Before Death

A photographic project that made me think about mortality. Walter Schels took photographs of patients at a cancer ward before and after death. The really nice part of the gallery is the mini-stories about the subjects and how the thought about their situation.

Munich = Hot

According to the New York Times

Munich has not exactly reinvented itself; that would mean a break with the past. The beauty, tradition and healthy dose of kitsch are all right where you left them on that unforgettable yet somehow hazy trip to Oktoberfest back in college. Instead Munich has succeeded in winning me over by blending tradition with a new feel — epitomized by the city’s strengths in art and design.